On behalf of Base Cape Cod and our Area Housing Office, welcome to the Cape Cod and the Islands!
Coast Guard and Department of Defense personnel occupy 215 military housing units on Joint Base Cape Cod. The Housing area is comprised of single ranch, single flat-top, and multiplex townhouse units with full basements and private yards in a wooded setting. Each housing unit has adequate parking and playgrounds are located within walking distance from each complex. Storage areas are available for recreational vehicle and boat storage.
Base Cape Cod proudly manages one on base housing site and several off base housing sites and leased housing in the following geographic areas:
Base Cape Cod Housing Site - our largest local housing area, this 215-unit site contains 2, 3 and 4 bedroom townhomes and single family homes. This local site is located approximately 13 miles from Sector Southeastern New England and located in the town of Buzzards Bay.
Harwich Housing Site - our Harwich housing area, this site contains seven (7) 3 bedroom single family homes. This site is located about 20 miles east of Base Cape Cod and provides housing for Station Chatham and Station Provincetown.
Martha's Vineyard Housing Site - this site contains nine (9) 3 & 4 bedroom single family homes. These provide housing for members at Station Menemsha.
Nantucket Housing Site - this site contains twenty six (26) 3 & 4 bedroom single family homes. These provide housing for members at Station Brandt Point.
Leased Housing - Leases are maintained in the Newport, Rhode Island, area for single personnel E3 and below attached to ships in Rhode Island.
Housing is assigned by pay grade, family size, control date, and current Inter-service Support Agreements in accordance with the Coast Guard Housing Manual . On-base housing is mandatory for Coast Guard personnel. Applications for release will be granted on a case by case basis. Members from other services must submit their housing applications to their local housing authority before securing housing in the private sector. For those interested in the local housing market we recommend contacting local realtors or using web search sites for information and resources.
Due to high transfer rates during the summer, a moderate delay in housing assignment may be encountered. This is due to the limited housing available, the departure dates of outgoing personnel, and maintenance turn-around time required for each housing unit.
To minimize the wait it is recommended that the Housing Office be contacted at (508) 968-6505 as soon as possible after orders are received to the Cape Cod area.
Off-base rental housing, as in many resort areas, is at a premium and therefore very costly. Weekly summer rentals can cost as much as monthly rentals during the winter. The Housing Office maintains a listing of yearly/seasonal rentals in the local area.
Base Cape Cod offers Temporary Quarters at Wings Inn as part of the Coast Guard Morale, Well-Being, and Recreation (MWR) Department. Please contact MWR to check on the availability of â€œPet Friendlyâ€ MWR townhouses. They can be contacted at (508) 968-6461.
Again, welcome to Cape Cod and please feel free to contact our Local Housing Office at (508) 968-6505 if you have any housing questions or concerns. Thank you and have a great Coast Guard Day!