From the WNAV Office Managing Your Vacation Rental Miscellaneous

Celebrating 20 years!

Written by Elizabeth Weedon
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A lot has changed in the vacation rental industry in 20 years, but one thing has remained the same –’s commitment to personalized customer service.  Listen as founders Joan and Jeff Talmadge reflect on the early days in the industry, how their company has grown and evolved, and what they attribute their success to. 

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.


  • Happy 20th anniversary Joan and Jeff! I always tell people about this wonderful website. I’ve had friends try to convince me to sign up for other rental websites as well and I tell them: ” I really don’t need to because I get everything I need from we need a!” Happy 20th!🍾🥂🎂❤

  • Joan & Jeff, Thank you for your commitment, talents, and all you do!!!