Managing Your Vacation Rental

Tips on Screening Vacationers for a Good Fit

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How you respond to rental inquiries and determine if the vacationers are going to be a good fit in your home is vital to your rental success! Tyler Pyburn and I discussed some helpful tips about what questions to ask, how to say no if you have any concerns, and other helpful suggestions. Listen to our chat.

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.


  • A great podcast. Thanks! I especially liked the feedback on declining a request — and really making it seem like you are doing the guest a favor — as we as the reminder to trust our instincts.