Jan 28 2015

Sweet Dreams on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket

By its very definition, “vacation” means a time for rest, relaxation, and recreation. But it’s hard to rest and relax on an uncomfortable bed. Also, in a recent survey, over 80% of vacationers indicated that it was “very important” to see pictures of all the bedrooms on a listing. So make sure your …

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Jan 20 2015

Living In Your Vacation Rental

The other day, I got a call from a homeowner who is considering renting out her home but living in the attached in-law apartment.  “Will renters be turned off by this?” she asked.  I told her that there are others who successfully rent their homes while living on or very near the premises.  In …

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Jan 08 2015

What’s all the buzz about? And why do we homeowners care?

Like some of the homeowners I’ve spoken with recently, you may be wondering what all the excitement is about our newly designed website or the new Get Back marketing campaign that we’ve launched along with it.  You may be thinking, “So what? What’s the big deal that you’ve ‘changed the new look and feel’ …

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Jan 06 2015

Multiple week rentals – are they as attractive as they seem?

Most Cape and Islands vacation rental homeowners are willing to rent their homes on a weekly basis during the summer, but they would prefer 2-, 3-, or 4-week ones. In fact, it’s common to see discounts being offered for multiple week rentals.

Some of the obvious advantages are that you only have to deal …

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Dec 11 2014

The Pros and Cons of Charging a Cleaning Fee

One of the difficult choices to make when managing a vacation rental is whether or not to charge a cleaning fee, refundable or not, over and above the rent. There really isn’t a right or wrong answer – but let’s discuss a few options and considerations to help you make a decision that’s right …

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