The most important thing to know about sheets, towels, and other launderable linens is that in Massachusetts, you must provide your own.* Launderable linens include sheets and pillow cases; bath towels, wash cloths, and bath mats; dish towels; and beach towels. If you are unable to bring them with you, there are commercial linen rental services available. Some will even deliver them to your rental cottage and collect them when you check out. One such company is The Furies at 508 349-
Some tenants pack their linens, baby's needs, bicycles, and beach beach items and mail them to themelves in care of our office to await their arrival. Be sure to include packing tape, a shipping label, and a marker for returning them to yourself in the same boxes. The service counters in our local post office are open until about 11:30 AM Saturdays. (Check ahead for the hours of the most convenient post office to where your rental is.) Renting of bikes, baby equipment, and beach items is convenient and fairly priced. Kid and Kaboodle is one such supplier of beach and baby needs. Prices and contact info: 2019 Rates for Beach and Baby items
* This was a state law until 2019 when cottage rentals were deemed commercial for tax purposes. However, the Outer Cape only has one source of fresh water, and it flows under the ocean from the state of Maine. Due to the need for protection of our water resources, it is unlikely many owners will provide linens. Commercial services include providing launderable linens, providing cleaning during occupancy, and renting extras for guests for less than a week.