Tag Archive: marthas vineyard vacation rental trends

Apr 16 2015

Does your town require a vacation home registration fee?

As you probably know, some towns on the Cape and Islands have been interested in expanding the state lodging tax to private rental homes.  That has not yet been approved by the state legislature, but did you know that many towns on the Cape require vacation rental owners to register their homes and pay …

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Apr 14 2015

Welcoming Your Guests with Gifts

Providing welcome gifts for your guests is a great idea. They do not need to be fancy or expensive but will certainly make your guests feel welcome and create a great first impression that can translate into repeat bookings, great reviews, and referrals to friends and family. A small investment in a simple welcome gift …

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Apr 08 2015

Deal Breakers for Vacationers

One of the many fun things about working for WeNeedaVacation.com is that friends and family ask me to help them find vacation homes. I enjoy using our site to search through listings, look at pictures, and narrow choices for them. Lots of eye candy on our site, and many homes that make me dream …

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Feb 24 2015

6 Details of a Well-Dressed Vacation Rental Home by Kerrie Kelly, ASID

You’ve worked hard to purchase your vacation rental home, but, once you own a second house, you may realize that buying it was the easy part.

The care and maintenance of a second home that also functions like a small business isn’t easy, so you really want the home itself to do as much of …

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Feb 17 2015

2015 Bookings starting strong on the Cape and Islands

Early booking numbers for the 2015 vacation rental season on the Cape and Islands are significantly improved over those from the same period last year. Bookings on the Cape rose 8%, Martha’s Vineyard as much as 22.4%, and Nantucket’s increased 11.9%. The spring and fall seasons have posted even more dramatic increases with spring bookings …

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