Category Archives: Vacation Home

Why does everyone, all-of-a-sudden, have a service dog?

A Maine woman was booted from an airline this week allegedly because the airline suspected that she might be not really have a legitimate service animal.  In this case, the passenger happened to be blind and had a seeing eye dog. This  story hit home with me.  No, I’m not blind or disabled.  But I […]

Where is the best place to list my vacation rental now?

Where should I list my vacation rental by owner? Disclaimer:  By the time this is published, I’m sure there will be even more changes with the vacation rental listing companies.  It seems every day one company or another tweaks their website or changes their terms and conditions.  Many owners are getting out of the vacation […]

OMG! I didn’t think of that! Basics for renting out your vacation home.

Back when I worked as an exclusive buyer’s real estate agent, most of my clients were looking to purchase vacation homes.  Almost every home that we looked at, the selling agent included in his or her sales pitch, “And it would make a great vacation rental”. So just WHY do people consider renting out their […]

Poll: Have your vacation rentals been affected by major listing site changes?

It’s been about just over a year since Expedia completed its purchase of HomeAway. It’s been a year since the never-ending waves of changes started occurring in the the vacation rental industry. I’ve tried to explain all of the changes to prospective clients — folks who have never rented out their houses before — and […]

5 Vacation Home Spring Cleaning Tips You Need To Learn Now.

It’s that time of year again.  Time to spring clean the cottages.  After about fifteen years, we’ve finally got it down. Sort of.  It’s a chore, for sure.  It seems that I never, ever get to relax at any of my vacation homes, but there is something in the preparation for a new season that […]

Have You Seen This Perfect Seaside Cottage in Maine? (And You Can Own It!)

My inbox received a notification of a new house on the market for sale in coastal Washington County.  Yes, because I am a real estate geek, I receive notifications of all properties when they hit the market.  I’m not currently looking to buy another house, but, hey, you never know.  I really hadn’t been in […]

Vacation Rental Owners Are Livid About The New Traveler Fees

Vacation rental owners who advertise on HomeAway or VRBO or vacationrentals.com, you might have noticed some significant changes in the past few weeks.  I tend to be obsessively involved in following the goings on in the vacation rental world so, I can tell you that owner rental forums and Facebook groups have exploded in the past week […]