From the WNAV Office

4th Annual Martha’s Vineyard Homeowner Forum Recap

5/5 - (4 votes)
The Fourway Carriage House - Property ID 10593

The Fourway Carriage House
Property ID 10593

Last weekend’s Martha’s Vineyard Homeowner Forum was another great success! The weather on the Vineyard was quite mild and much sunnier than originally forecast. owners, Jeff and Joan Talmadge, and I had a great time engaging with fellow homeowners there. It’s always a treat for us to finally meet some of our listers, many of whom we’ve spoken with for years and never met.

Although many Vineyard homeowners had already left the Island for the season, the Forum was well attended, including one couple from N. Falmouth who came over on the ferry to join us.  The group seemed particularly engaged and attentive, asking great questions throughout, and also seemingly very happy to share experiences and advice with one another.

Oak Bluffs homeowner, Leah Brown, a particularly savvy and well-informed member of the group, was quite complimentary of the targeted results she gets from the website, compared to other sites she uses to market some N. Carolina homes she rents as well. She is also a big fan of our Booking Management feature to retain and track her booking and tenant information.

Many great questions were asked, ranging from specific management techniques to pricing advice and tips about promoting vacation home rentals on the Island for the off-season.

The Fourway Carriage House - Property ID 10593

The Fourway Carriage House
Property ID 10593

We were fortunate, once again, to be hosted by Jani Gardner and Scott Tuttle at their unique, historic “Fourway” – a 100-year-old carriage house in Vineyard Haven with four charming apartments.

It was an added treat for me to be able to host Joan and Jeff at my Vineyard home for the weekend and share with them some of the magic of the Island in the fall. Witnessing the first two wins of the Red Sox post-season with them was an added bonus, too!

We and the rest of our staff look forward to meeting many more of our homeowners at the upcoming complimentary Forums in Brewster on October 26th and Wellesley on November 2nd!


About the author

Elizabeth Weedon

Elizabeth Weedon - Although I’ve worked for since 2008, I’ve been a loyal homeowner on the site since early 1998, just a few months after the website was launched by the Talmadges. I grew up summering on the Vineyard and managed my family's rental home there since the mid-1980’s. I’m passionately devoted to the Vineyard – and to WeNeedaVacation, which I credit with enabling me to hold onto the special property that has been in our family for nearly a century. An enthusiastic member of the WNAV Homeowner Support Team, I endeavor to keep my finger on the pulse of the Cape and Islands vacation rental industry so that I can provide homeowners advice about how to ensure their booking success with us. With owner Joan Talmadge, I am also responsible for editing and writing much of the text on our website, our monthly newsletters, and Homeowner Blog posts.

1 Comment

  • Oh, Martha’s Vineyard, what a nice place to getaway to! As a Minnesotan I’ve traveled out to Nantucket once, for a beautiful day of sightseeing, bikes, and beach – but haven’t gotten to the Vineyard yet. I imagine it’s a great place to rent a house for a getaway. Will definitely keep your site in mind when planning (hopeful) future vacation to this spot.