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. Considering Pets in Vacation Rentals – Part 2 – “Yes! Fido CAN come, too!” — 03/28/2014
  2. Press Release: Vacation rental bookings and prices increasing across Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket — 02/26/2014
  3. Screening Vacation Rental Tenants II: It’s OK to say No! — 12/30/2013
  4. Help your tenants to help you! Convert a homeowner entered review to a vacationer entered one — 12/13/2013
  5. The 2013 WeNeedaVacation.com Homeowner Forums Recap and Video — 11/26/2013

Most commented posts

  1. Considering Pets in Vacation Rentals: “Please, please, PLEASE, can Fido come, too?!” — 10 comments
  2. Wanted – The Ideal Vacation Rental Tenant: How to screen for a better fit — 9 comments
  3. Considering Pets in Vacation Rentals – Part 2 – “Yes! Fido CAN come, too!” — 6 comments
  4. Tips for attracting fall vacation rental bookings — 6 comments
  5. When Welcoming Your Vacation Rental Tenants, Go Above and Beyond — 6 comments

Author's posts listings

Nov 14 2013

Honoring promises to past tenants without losing new prospects

Every year, vacation rental homeowners hope that a few of our past tenants will choose to return to our homes the next season: they obviously are a great fit and love the home, and we can trust that they will be responsible tenants.  But how do you deal with a return tenant? Do you charge …

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Oct 31 2013

A Recap of the Annual Homeowner Forums in Brewster

Attendance at last Saturday’s complimentary, annual Homeowner Forums in Brewster was the largest ever. And, judging by the spontaneous applause at the end of the two sessions, our homeowners enjoyed themselves as much as we did.  In addition to the presentation by our staff, homeowners appreciate the opportunity to share questions, concerns, and rental business …

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Oct 11 2013

4th Annual Martha’s Vineyard Homeowner Forum Recap

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Last weekend’s WeNeedaVacation.com Martha’s Vineyard Homeowner Forum was another great success! The weather on the Vineyard was quite mild and much sunnier than originally forecast. WeNeedaVacation.com owners, Jeff and Joan Talmadge, and I had a great time engaging with fellow homeowners there. It’s always a treat for us to finally meet some of our listers, …

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Sep 20 2013

Quick Tip: What to charge for off season security deposits

One of our homeowners recently inquired about whether he should require the same security deposit for an off-season and/or shorter stay rental as he does for an in-season, weekly one.  

We recommend that you require the same security deposit in the off season as you do in the high season. The reason is …

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Aug 16 2013

Top 10 Tips to Acquire Positive Guest Reviews and Prevent Negative Ones

By now, it’s abundantly clear to most homeowners how critical guest reviews are to the success of renting their vacation rental homes. (See our recent infographic demonstrating the impact of guest reviews on booking success.) The goal is to get as many positive …

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