Rent a lighthouse on Cape Cod for your next vacation


The Wings Neck Lighthouse in Pocasett, Massachusetts, was originally constructed in 1849, rebuilt in 1889 and served as a functional lighthouse of the U.S. Coast Guard until 1943. In 1947, it was sold by the government to Frank and Irene Flanagan, who lived there until Irene’s passing in 1999.

Today, the picturesque structure on Cape Cod has been transformed into a truly unique vacation rental.

An all-season, three-bedroom keeper’s cottage is attached by a breezeway to the lighthouse. The house was renovated in 2003 and can accommodate up to eight guests.

Between May and November, the minimum rental period is one week, and three nights in the remaining months. Weekly rental rates range from $2,500 to $5,900, depending on the season.

Wings Neck Lighthouse

There are plenty of convenient amenities, including a fireplace, Wi-Fi, two TV sets with streaming options, a washer and dryer, and books and games.

The real beauty starts when you step outside to your private beach, complete with chairs, toys and an outdoor shower.


There’s also a gas grill as well as an outdoor table and chairs with an umbrella to enjoy your meals al fresco. Take the provided bikes out for a spin around town, or spend the afternoon on the swing with a cold drink.

Check out the gorgeous view in this photo tweeted out by @TaArLaAgTeacht:

Ocean views like that one are visible from throughout the home.


A spiral mahogany staircase takes you to the top of a light tower. You can then climb a ladder to the glassed-in area where the light was once housed.


Although you won’t want to leave your scenic accommodations often, if you do venture out during your stay, the nearby areas of Falmouth and Sandwich offer plenty to do and see, including beaches, shopping, restaurants and sightseeing.

You can also take a ferry to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard for the full Cape Cod experience.

Would you love to stay at this incredible property for a week?


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