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The Best Cape Cod Neighborhood; Woods Hole Houseboats – Slideshow

Woods Hole Houseboats
Written by Brian Tarcy

WOODS HOLE – There are certainly fancier neighborhoods all over Cape Cod, but nothing quite compares to the cluster of houseboats just off of Woods Hole. It is, simply, the best Cape Cod neighborhood we have ever seen.

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On a recent sunny day heading towards dusk, we took a tour through the houseboats.

We even stopped for a cold libation at one where we ran into a friend relaxing on what we’ll call the front porch, looking out at the village of Woods Hole.  It’s hard to recall when a beer ever tasted so good.

This is not a year-round neighborhood, as the boats are all brought into Eel Pond every winter. And it’s not necessarily much of an overnight neighborhood, although it surely is some nights. But on this day, it was impossible to imagine any neighborhood anywhere being as nice as this one.

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Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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