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. What’s all the buzz about? And why do we homeowners care? — 01/08/2015
  2. Multiple week rentals – are they as attractive as they seem? — 01/06/2015
  3. The Pros and Cons of Charging a Cleaning Fee — 12/11/2014
  4. Personalizing Your Rental Business — 12/09/2014
  5. Coming soon… Our exciting new look and feel! — 12/04/2014

Most commented posts

  1. Wanted – The Ideal Vacation Rental Tenant: How to screen for a better fit — 10 comments
  2. Considering Pets in Vacation Rentals: “Please, please, PLEASE, can Fido come, too?!” — 10 comments
  3. Household Supplies: What to Provide for your Vacation Rental Guests — 9 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

Dec 02 2014

Screening Tenants – Part III

In earlier posts about screening vacationers for your rental home, I wrote about “How to screen for a better fit” and about how “It’s okay to say no!” But what I neglected to discuss are some of the ways you can do a little online research on anyone who inquires about your …

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Nov 06 2014

Entering pricing for future seasons

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How soon do you set up your pricing and availability for the following seasons? If you’re like some of our Cape and Islands homeowners, you hold off until late in the fall or even the beginning of January. But this delay could be costing you valuable early bookings!

So far this year, our early …

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Sep 10 2014

My House is Clean – Guaranteed!

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I decided this summer that I would offer my tenants a cleanliness guarantee: if they have any concerns at all about my home’s cleanliness, I will bring my housekeeper back, usually within 24 hours.

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Jul 30 2014

What are your expectations of your tenants upon their departure?

Most disagreements between homeowners and vacationers over security deposits could be avoided by better communication from the homeowner and a clearer understanding of what was expected of the tenant upon their departure. We’ve provided some tips and a sample list of check-out expectations that a typical homeowner would have of their tenants upon their departure.

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Jul 15 2014

Household Supplies: What to Provide for your Vacation Rental Guests

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There is no hard-and-fast rule about what to provide in your vacation rental, and the choice is completely up to the discretion of the owner. But, as in ALL aspects of managing a vacation rental, the happiness of the vacationer’s experience is vital to the homeowner’s success.

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