Elizabeth Weedon

Author's details

Name: Elizabeth Weedon
Date registered: 11/10/2011
URL: http://www.weneedavacation.com

Biography

Elizabeth Weedon - Although I’ve worked for WeNeedaVacation.com since 2008, I’ve been a loyal homeowner on the site since early 1998, just a few months after the website was launched by the Talmadges. I grew up summering on the Vineyard and have managed my family's rental home there since the mid-1980’s. I’m passionately devoted to the Vineyard – and to WeNeedaVacation.com, which I credit with enabling me to hold onto the special property that has been in our family since the 1920’s. An enthusiastic member of the WNAV.com Homeowner Support Team, I am particularly involved with our new listers, providing assistance with the sign-up process and advice about how to create the most effective listing to ensure their booking success with us. I have recently taken over our press and public relations needs. And, with owner Joan Talmadge, I am also responsible for editing and writing much of the content on our website, our monthly newsletters, and the blog posts. My husband and I live in Wellesley where we have raised our 2 grown kids and our Black Lab, Maisie. Email Elizabeth

Latest posts

  1. 2015 Bookings starting strong on the Cape and Islands — 02/17/2015
  2. What’s all the buzz about? And why do we homeowners care? — 01/08/2015
  3. Multiple week rentals – are they as attractive as they seem? — 01/06/2015
  4. The Pros and Cons of Charging a Cleaning Fee — 12/11/2014
  5. Personalizing Your Rental Business — 12/09/2014

Most commented posts

  1. Household Supplies: What to Provide for your Vacation Rental Guests — 12 comments
  2. Considering Pets in Vacation Rentals: “Please, please, PLEASE, can Fido come, too?!” — 10 comments
  3. Wanted – The Ideal Vacation Rental Tenant: How to screen for a better fit — 10 comments
  4. Considering Pets in Vacation Rentals – Part 2 – “Yes! Fido CAN come, too!” — 8 comments
  5. Managing Vacation Rental Bookings: Preparing your house was the easy part! — 6 comments

Author's posts listings

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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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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Dec 09 2014

Personalizing Your Rental Business

Homeowners often ask us for advice about how to succeed in this increasingly competitive market.  Our Blog offers numerous posts with great tips about marketing  and managing  your home to maximize your bookings and rental income. From a marketing perspective, it always starts with your pictures, of course, and the impact of …

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