Tag Archive: vacation rental homeowner advice

Mar 30 2017

10 Tips for Those Who Rent Out Their Primary Residence

Most of the Cape and Islands rental listings on our site are for either seasonal cottages or year round homes that are not the primary residences of the owners.  There are, however, a number of Cape and Islands residents who make their primary homes available for rent during the summer season.

Where do they go while …

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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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Jun 28 2016

CARE Recycles

Recycling has finally become a way of life, and many vacationers now expect it to be available wherever they travel. Although each Cape and Island town’s recycling practices differ a bit, most trash haulers do enable homeowners to recycle, albeit at an additional fee. Your guests will value this additional service, and you’ll be benefiting our …

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Jun 13 2016

5 Tips for a Greener Getaway Home

Conserving energy is important not only to the health and welfare of our planet, but to your family’s utility budget as well. And while summertime is many vacation homeowners’ favorite time of year, summer can prove extra challenging in your quest to stay cool without burning through money and fuel.

But no worries – you …

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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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