Category Archive: Vacation Rental Homeowner News

Breaking news and events in the vacation rental industry.

Dec 01 2017

Record-breaking start to the 2018 C&I booking season – Are you ready?!

We’re happy to report exceptionally high numbers this fall in three key areas: vacationer traffic to our site, email inquiries received by homeowners, and actual bookings for 2018. 

Vacationer TRAFFIC to our website

There is, of course, a strong correlation between vacationer traffic and email inquiries and bookings.  So it’s no surprise that we have seen a …

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Nov 06 2017

Our New Vacationer Show

Plenty of TV shows focus on vacationing all over the world, but now there is one that focuses solely on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket! We recently put together a pilot episode that hones in on everything we love about the Cape and Islands.  We’re not sure what to call it, but, for now, …

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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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