Category Archive: Vacation Rental Homeowner News

Breaking news and events in the vacation rental industry.

Jul 05 2017

Recap of 6/30/17 meeting with Senator Cyr regarding the lodging tax bill

Last Friday, about 35 homeowners attended a 1 ½ hour meeting that we hosted at Brewster Town Hall with Senator Julian Cyr and his District Director, Leslie Sandberg.  There were more questions than answers during the meeting, but we had an opportunity to present our concerns to the Senator as well as our suggestions for …

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Jun 02 2017

Lodging Tax Imminent – Voice Your Opinion!

Beacon Hill lawmakers seem poised to bring the lodging tax to fruition, although the details have yet to be decided upon.  For years, and particularly this past year, we have been voicing our opinion about the negative consequences of this tax through the media and meetings with legislators at the State House.  At our encouragement, …

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Dec 06 2016

WeNeedaVacation.com’s 19th Anniversary

This first week in December marks our 19th anniversary as a business. On December 1, 1997, Joan and Jeff Talmadge launched WeNeedaVacation.com. At that time, the business was called All Seasons Vacation Rentals. Over the years, the actual business website, WeNeedaVacation.com, received so much positive feedback such as “Boy, do we!” that we officially changed …

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Aug 01 2016

Great news — no lodging tax on vacation rentals for this year!

The 2015-2016 legislative session ended at midnight last night with several key bills ready to present to Governor Baker for his signature.  Notably absent from the $700M economic development bill was the proposal to apply the state hotel and motel tax to lodging such as AirBnB and vacation rentals!

Thank you to all of you …

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May 19 2016

CARE for the Cape Day in Brewster

Last week WeNeedaVacation.com sponsored the 3rd annual CARE for the Cape Day. CARE for the Cape & Islands is an organization that promotes travelers’ philanthropy and responsible travel. As stated in their mission statement, CARE seeks to encourage, support, and create opportunities for visitors to donate their “time, talent, and treasure” to help preserve and …

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