Here's How to Plan the Best Trip to the Mid Cape

We've curated an itinerary for your stay here, packed with delicious places to eat, exciting outdoor adventures, and other activities that you can experience while exploring Cape Cod.

Here's what we'll cover:

Day 1: Exploring your rental home and nearby restaurants

Day 2: Eco tours and seafood

Day 3: Jeeps, beaches, and craft beer

Day 4: Entertainment for everyone

Welcome to the Luxurious Bay Breeze Home in Centerville!

Make yourself at home with ease in this spacious and open home. Step inside and enjoy the comforting and elegant ambiance of this modern home with vaulted ceilings and glass windows lining the back of the house. Sip on a hot cup of coffee every morning in the Chef’s Kitchen with high-tech appliances and an extra-long, marble-top breakfast bar. Soak in the evening sunset through the oversized back windows and watch the sun reflect over the Centerville River. Step outside onto the patio where you will find a heated swimming pool and a dock that takes you right onto Bumps river. You can enjoy Bay Breeze's kayaks, too. At the end of each day, cool off with a rinse in the outdoor shower and cozy up in your king-size bed in the exquisite first floor master bedroom.

Use our Pre-Arrival services to ensure everything you need for your stay is there for you before you arrive. Don’t waste precious vacation time at the grocery store or running around doing errands. We can stock your fridge, get your toiletries, receive any rentals you requested, and whatever else you need to start your vacation off right. Even use an app to live chat with our Concierge during your stay.

Day One

Upon arriving at Bay Breeze, take some time to relax around the house and begin to enjoy your vacation. Whether you traveled from a long way away, had a long week at work, or just needed to get away, you deserve to unwind on your first day while settling in. Lay outside by the pool and read a book while enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. Grab a kayak and go for a light cruise along the river while taking in the scenic views of the nature surrounding the river. Let the kids (or other travel companions) explore the house, play in the game room, or go for a swim in the pool.

For dinner, kick your vacation off by treating your loved ones to dinner and let someone else do the cooking. Head over to Bobby Byrne’s in Barnstable, just a 10 minute drive away. Bobby Byrne’s is a pub-style restaurant with vast menu options from loaded burgers, to classic delicious sandwiches, freshly fried seafood, and creative salad dishes. With a variety of options there is something for each person in your pack, even the picky eaters.

Day Two

For your second day at Bay Breeze, let Down The Cape book you an nature excursion with Barnstable Harbor Ecotours. Barnstable Ecotours will take you or your family on an adventurous sandbar exploration, where you can search for various types of worms, crabs, snails, mussels, and other sea creatures. This hands-on experience is fun for everyone and educational at the same time. During their exploration they will also learn about marine biology, glacial history, ecosystems, aquaculture, and more!

Following an exciting day in the sand, drive 15 minutes South to Spanky’s Clam Shack in Hyannis to pick up some fresh seafood. Grab some locally caught lobster, freshly steamed over a mound of hot steamers and bring it back to Bay Breeze to have your own backyard clambake. Enjoy a family dinner at the dining room table outside on the deck by the pool and immerse yourself in the Cape Cod lifestyle.

Day Three

Another exciting activity to do while on Cape Cape is to rent Jeeps. Check out Cape Cod Jeep Rentals in Yarmouth, where you can choose between a variety of two-door and four-door Jeep Wranglers to take on a cruise around the area. Allow Down the Cape to do the work and book a Jeep for you, just as you prefer. Use the Happy Stays app or the Concierge Live Chat on our website to get your rentals set up. Drive along the ocean, visit different towns, and take in the scenic views. We recommend taking your Jeep over to Sandy Neck Beach in Barnstable and driving your Jeep right onto the sand. Enjoy a beautiful, sunny beach day with the convenience of having your Jeep right there with you.

After a long day cruising and playing in the sand, treat yourselves to a date night. TapTastings offers a private craft beer tour to breweries along the Cape on their very own Brew Bus. Once again, let Down the Cape know what you would like for your private tour, and let us do the booking for you. Head over to the ‘concierge services’ on the Happy Stays app or get in touch with someone on the Concierge Live Chat which can be found on our website. Choose from a variety of tour options to customize your brewery tour from sampling the best craft beer on Cape Cod to wine and cheese tours.

Day Four

Have a rainy day during your stay? There is still plenty to do. Start your morning with a delicious breakfast and Spoon and Seed in Hyannis. Spoon and Seed has a plentiful selection of unique and flavorful breakfast and lunch using locally sourced ingredients to provide fresh and healthy meals. The menu is also very friendly to those with dietary restrictions.

After breakfast, check out Ryan’s Ten Pin Eatery Arcade in Hyannis - only 5 minutes from Spoon and Seed. Ten Pin offers bowling, an arcade, laser tag, and soon they will be opening escape rooms. Have a family bowl-off or see who can win the best prize at the arcade. Also, for the golfer in the family, have them try out the HD golf simulator. After all of the fun, check out their restaurant for a bite to eat when you get hungry.

Your Last Day

Before you end your eventful vacation, take a stop at the 1856 Country Store in Centerville. This “penny candy” store is a Centerville staple and features a huge variety of unique Cape Cod products, including jewelry, house wares, toys, candy, and more. Find the perfect gift or trinket for everyone in your family and experience the general store that has been around since 1856!

Leaving Cape Cod

Worried about traffic on your way out of the Cape? The Bourne Bridge and Sagamore Bridges are known for their heavy traffic during the season. Head over to our Concierge Live Chat and allow us to navigate your way out of any traffic you are in.

Book Our Services!

Call us at (857) 222-9043 to book Bay Breeze in Centerville this season. You'll have access to exclusive deals and pricing by being part of the Down the Cape community. Check out the Concierge Live Chat on the New England Vacation Rental guest app when you get there to chat with a local expert throughout your vacation. This can be used for anything you need during your stay, like booking dinner reservations, activities, or rentals. You can meet with a Cape Cod expert via phone, video, or live chat to discuss your trip’s itinerary.