You can actually rent a lighthouse in Cape Cod for your next vacation

The Wings Neck Lighthouse in Cape Cod is an ideal relaxing getaway with a nautical theme. Before it was a dream vacation home, it was actually a functional lighthouse of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Constructed in 1849 and rebuilt in 1889 to serve the trade ships along Cape Cod Canal, the lighthouse eventually became obsolete in 1943. That’s around the time current owner Christina Stevens’ grandparents, Frank and Irene Flanagan, bought the property in an auction. Stevens inherited the lighthouse and decided to let others enjoy it as a rental. 

Wings Neck has three bedrooms, a cozy living area, a full kitchen and all the basic amenities. But what makes the property special, besides the private beach, is obviously the lighthouse itself. Guests can hang out in the light tower which overlooks the estate and the vast ocean. 

After a day of swimming, hiking or sunbathing, head inside to enjoy a few of the home’s personal touches. Like the fireplace built by Frank Flanagan himself, entirely out of rocks from the ocean. On its mantle, there’s a real ship’s wheel from an old clipper ship. 

But even inside the home, the most enjoyable part is the oceanview. The giant windows in every room mean you’re always reminded of the calming waves, vibrant green grass and boundless sky. 

If you enjoyed this story, check out this mushroom shaped hobbit house.

More from In The Know:

See inside this five-room tiny house you can buy on Amazon

Black-owned fashion brands you can shop on Nordstrom, Shopbop and Net-A-Porter

Shop our favorite beauty products from In The Know Beauty on TikTok

Subscribe to our daily newsletter to stay In The Know

Listen to the latest episode of our pop culture podcast, We Should Talk: