Category Archive: Managing Your Vacation Rental

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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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Aug 21 2014

When Things Go Wrong

As a fellow rental homeowner, I know what it feels like to answer the phone and hear a current tenant’s voice on the phone. “The dishwasher is leaking,” is what I heard a few weeks ago from my tenant. Naturally, it was a weekend, and I couldn’t get a repairman there until the following Tuesday. …

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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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Jun 09 2014

Decking Out Your Deck – Quick Tips for a Fabulous Outdoor Living Space

The deck, porch, or patio of your home on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket is actually much more than you think: it should really be considered another room of your home – and a valuable one at that.

So much of what makes Cape and Islands vacations spectacular is being able to spend copious …

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