Jul 25 2016

A Hopeful Sign Regarding the Lodging Tax

We have just learned that Governor Charlie Baker has reversed his opinion regarding the lodging tax on short-term rentals! During a radio interview last week, he had indicated that he would sign the hotel lodging tax to apply to all short-term rentals. Today, however, he expressed concern about the negative impact of this lodging tax …

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Jul 22 2016

Is the Lodging Tax Coming Soon to the Cape and Islands?

Vacation rental owners on the Cape and Islands may soon be faced with charging their guests a nearly 12% lodging tax if the MA legislature approves the bill before the end of the current legislative session on July 31.

Why the renewed interest now?
Some state legislators and town boards have tried to have …

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Jun 28 2016

CARE Recycles

Recycling has finally become a way of life, and many vacationers now expect it to be available wherever they travel. Although each Cape and Island town’s recycling practices differ a bit, most trash haulers do enable homeowners to recycle, albeit at an additional fee. Your guests will value this additional service, and you’ll be benefiting our …

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Jun 13 2016

5 Tips for a Greener Getaway Home

Conserving energy is important not only to the health and welfare of our planet, but to your family’s utility budget as well. And while summertime is many vacation homeowners’ favorite time of year, summer can prove extra challenging in your quest to stay cool without burning through money and fuel.

But no worries – you …

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May 19 2016

CARE for the Cape Day in Brewster

Last week WeNeedaVacation.com sponsored the 3rd annual CARE for the Cape Day. CARE for the Cape & Islands is an organization that promotes travelers’ philanthropy and responsible travel. As stated in their mission statement, CARE seeks to encourage, support, and create opportunities for visitors to donate their “time, talent, and treasure” to help preserve and …

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