Feb 24 2015

6 Details of a Well-Dressed Vacation Rental Home by Kerrie Kelly, ASID

You’ve worked hard to purchase your vacation rental home, but, once you own a second house, you may realize that buying it was the easy part.

The care and maintenance of a second home that also functions like a small business isn’t easy, so you really want the home itself to do as much of …

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Feb 17 2015

2015 Bookings starting strong on the Cape and Islands

Early booking numbers for the 2015 vacation rental season on the Cape and Islands are significantly improved over those from the same period last year. Bookings on the Cape rose 8%, Martha’s Vineyard as much as 22.4%, and Nantucket’s increased 11.9%. The spring and fall seasons have posted even more dramatic increases with spring bookings …

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Feb 03 2015

Appliance Styling for Vacation Homes

Every vacation home is different, but they all need functional appliances that look great and work well for the space. There are so many variables that affect your choices that it’s worth taking a moment to break it down before you make those big purchases—and make the most of your vacation home kitchen space.

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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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