Tag Archive: nantucket vacation rental trends

Jun 02 2017

The Problem with Clutter

Definitions for the word “clutter” include mess, litter, untidiness, disorder, confusion, and chaos.  Is this the environment that you’d like to provide for your guests’ relaxation?

The consistent feedback we receive in our vacationer surveys and from reading thousands of guest reviews from vacationers indicate that they overwhelmingly prefer a relatively stripped-down, clutter-free home.  A …

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Mar 02 2017

How to take interior photos in the offseason

It’s no secret that having large, beautiful photos on your listing will help increase vacationer interest in your rental home. The key, however, is to keep them fresh and updated – even in the offseason.

Our staff photographer, Becky Fischer, and I sat down to discuss pictures and how you can update them even if there …

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Jan 12 2017

Great News for Cape and Islands Vacation Rental Homeowners!

It has just been announced that Governor Charlie Baker’s budget proposal for fiscal 2018 will include a 5.7 % room occupancy tax for any individual or business that provides short-term rental accommodations – but only for those who rent for 150 days or more per year. This would essentially exempt most seasonal Cape and Islands …

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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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Jul 25 2016

A Hopeful Sign Regarding the Lodging Tax

We have just learned that Governor Charlie Baker has reversed his opinion regarding the lodging tax on short-term rentals! During a radio interview last week, he had indicated that he would sign the hotel lodging tax to apply to all short-term rentals. Today, however, he expressed concern about the negative impact of this lodging tax …

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