Category Archive: Managing Your Vacation Rental

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Jul 22 2016

Is the Lodging Tax Coming Soon to the Cape and Islands?

Vacation rental owners on the Cape and Islands may soon be faced with charging their guests a nearly 12% lodging tax if the MA legislature approves the bill before the end of the current legislative session on July 31.

Why the renewed interest now?
Some state legislators and town boards have tried to have …

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Jun 28 2016

CARE Recycles

Recycling has finally become a way of life, and many vacationers now expect it to be available wherever they travel. Although each Cape and Island town’s recycling practices differ a bit, most trash haulers do enable homeowners to recycle, albeit at an additional fee. Your guests will value this additional service, and you’ll be benefiting our …

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May 11 2016

Growing Support for Lodging Tax

We’ve recently seen renewed interest in expanding the lodging tax to apply to private home rentals in Massachusetts, in part because of the increasing number of AirBnB units in the cities.  The nearly 12% tax (5.7% to the state and up to 6% to the individual towns) would apply to all short-term rentals, as well …

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May 02 2016

Are YOU in control of your own booking processes?

Our business model is simple:  vacationers search for a rental home, find one that they want, contact the owner directly to discuss it and, if they choose, book it with the owner.  We firmly believe that direct and open communication between homeowner and renter results in success for both parties. 

Most of the large vacation …

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Apr 15 2016

Going Niche with CottageBlogger

For years, we have admired and learned from Heather Bayer of CottageBlogger.com, a leader in the vacation rental industry.  Her resume includes writing Renting Your Recreational Property for Profit, managing over 200 properties in Ontario and Quebec area, sharing knowledge via weekly blogposts and podcasts, and now spearheading the Vacation Rental Success Summit in Toronto …

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