Jan 12 2017

Great News for Cape and Islands Vacation Rental Homeowners!

It has just been announced that Governor Charlie Baker’s budget proposal for fiscal 2018 will include a 5.7 % room occupancy tax for any individual or business that provides short-term rental accommodations – but only for those who rent for 150 days or more per year. This would essentially exempt most seasonal Cape and Islands …

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Jan 11 2017

WeNeedaDreamVacation in Wellfleet

Well, we’re at it again. In early January, we launched our third WeNeedaDreamVacation giveaway. This summer, someone will enjoy a beautiful, waterfront house in Wellfleet, property. This contemporary, 3-bedroom home offers gorgeous views of Wellfleet Harbor. We are also excited to have partnered this year with a few local businesses to participate in the …

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Jan 05 2017

Saying “No” to potential guests

Occasionally, you might receive a vacationer inquiry that makes you feel unsettled.  Just remember that you should feel comfortable with the guests who will be staying in your home. And, of course, you’re the boss!

Co-owner of WeNeedaVacation.com, Joan Talmadge and I recently recorded a podcast about screening potential guests and how to go about telling …

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Dec 29 2016

Why you should reach out to your prior guests

Chances are, you’re probably starting to get inquiries for next summer.  But have you reached out to your past guests yet?  Repeat guests are the best kind, and they might appreciate the nudge!  While you’re at it, contact vacationers who inquired about your home in the past but never booked it.  If they were interested …

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Dec 09 2016

What Sets Us Apart from Our Competitors?

“In what ways are you different from your competition?” is a common question we get from homeowners who are considering listing on our site.  Well, there are a lot of ways!

  • We give homeowners complete control of the process,
  • We do not charge vacationers booking/service fees.
  • We are exclusively dedicated to vacation homes on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, …

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