Tag Archive: vacation rental protection

Mar 28 2014

Considering Pets in Vacation Rentals – Part 2 – “Yes! Fido CAN come, too!”

In our previous post, Considering Pets in Vacation Rentals, we mainly discussed the risks involved in accepting pets into your vacation rental home.

But here’s some advice for those of you who, like me, are willing to consider allowing pets.

Before …

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Jan 15 2014

Curbing “Vacation Waste” Mentality: How to Cut Down on Utility Costs without Spoiling Your Vacationers’ Stays

Guest post by Chris Long at Home Depot: At some point, we’ve all done it – we’ve gone on vacation and said “forget about it!” when it comes to being careful about indulging in everyday luxuries. We’ve cranked the thermostat as far as it would go, we’ve taken extra-long showers, and we’ve left the lights …

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Dec 30 2013

Screening Vacation Rental Tenants II: It’s OK to say No!

One concern shared by many of our vacation rental homeowners on Cape Cod is that they get cornered into renting to young adults looking for a fun place to party together for a week. (Homes on Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are at less risk due to the greater logistical and financial demands of getting there.) …

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Apr 05 2013

Handling International Inquiries, Payments and Bookings

As the global economy begins to stabilize and consumer confidence grows, more and more vacationers from other countries are resuming vacations to the US. And with this winter’s devastating effects on other popular East Coast destinations, vacation rental owners on the Cape & Islands could see a surge in inquiries and bookings from our friends …

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Nov 27 2012

Long-term Winter Rentals: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Many of us who rent our homes out on the Cape and Islands are tempted each year to fill our otherwise vacant rental homes during the off season if we can. After all, the prospect of bringing in even a little rental income is better than nothing, right? Not necessarily. Here are a few things …

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