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Dec 02 2016

How the vacation rental industry changed

The vacation rental industry is dramatically different from what it was a few decades ago.  What was once a little cottage industry (no pun intended) is now a billion dollar business!  In fact, research and markets predict that the global vacation rental industry will reach $169.7 billion by 2019. Although buzz words like “hotelification” …

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Aug 26 2016

One More Reason to Use a Large and Lovely First Picture on Your Listing

We have written many blog posts this summer promoting Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket as the fantastic vacation destinations they are and the fabulous vacation rentals they offer. (If you haven’t visited our Vacationer Blog – check it out: http://www.weneedavacation.com/blog/)

We incorporate lovely pictures of rental houses in most blog posts including  posts promoting …

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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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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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