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May 12 2014

Get Your Vacation Rental Ready for the Summer Season – Spring Post Roundup

SpringtimeWe’ve listed the best of our past posts on preparing your rental for the summer season in one place! Find a variety of tips – from ideas for improving curb appeal, to checklists for a thorough spring cleaning, to smart updates you can implement now and save on utility bills later (without spoiling your vacationers’ stay!).

Spring Cleaning

Clean Sweep – Will your home pass the white glove test?
Joan Talmadge talks with the owners of Cape Cod Multi-Services on the most important aspects of spring cleaning your home, including a comprehensive checklist.

It’s That Time of Year Again…Spring Clean-up Time
Guest blogger Lee Bowman, Jr. at Joyce Landscaping in Marstons Mills provides a sytematic approach to tackling spring yard cleanup.

Battling Dampness and Mold in Your Vacation Rental Home
We all know the challenges of maintaining an inviting and comfortable home in the middle of an oppressively humid summer on the Cod, the Vineyard or Nantucket. Take a moment to see how our staff writer, Elizabeth Weedon, gets the upper hand over dampness in her older, Martha’s Vineyard home.

Curb Appeal

“Bang for Your Buck” – An owner shares her vacation rental home improvement secrets
Featured on the HGTV show, Bang for Your Buck, WeNeedaVacation.com homeowners, Rhonda and Mark Paradis, comment on implementing improvements that meet both the needs of the owner and the needs of the guest.

15 Tips for Improving Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Quick and easy tips for improving curb appeal from one of our staff contributors, Susan Hutchins.

Energy and Efficiency Updates

Make your home more energy efficient this summer!
A guest post from Cape Light Compact, with a few easy tips for creating a more energy efficient home.

6 Renewable Energy Projects for a Sustainable Vacation Rental Home
Take your home to the next level in energy efficiency with some of these projects provided by guest blogger, Liz Nelson.

Curbing “Vacation Waste” Mentality: How to Cut Down on Utility Costs without Spoiling Your Vacationers’ Stays
It’s difficult to allow your guests the indulgences they crave on vacation while still keeping control of your wallet. These ideas from Chris Long at Home Depot could help you do just that.

How do you get your vacation rental ready for the summer season?

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About the author

Shannon Russo

Shannon Russo - It gave me great pride and pleasure to be the driving force behind the WeNeedaVacation.com Homeowner Blog from it's inception in November 2011 until September 2014. During that time, I also had the opportunity to educate and empower homeowners through the production of a Homeowner Video Tutorial series, the design of all WeNeedaVacation.com email communications, and assisting Cape and Islands homeowners with the knowledge I have gained from owning a just-off Cape vacation rental home for over ten years. Email Shannon

1 comment

  1. Adam Norko

    Great post!

    On the subject of energy efficiency, I want to share a quick case study demonstrating the benefits of smart home automation & control…

    [Case Study] Energy/Money Savings with Vacation Rental Smart Home Control & Energy Management: http://www.pointcentral.com/case-study-energymoney-savings-with-vacation-rental-smart-home-control-energy-management/

    Smart home control offers great benefits for vacation rental managers, homeowners & guests.

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