Tag Archives: cabin

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 […]

What to do when it rains…besides sing.

So.. with all of the rain we’ve had in the past week, it got me wondering about what to do during inclement weather while on vacation in a private home rental.  As a vacationer, are there things that you count on to be in your vacation rental in case the weather turns nasty?  As a homeowner, […]

The 3 Best Vacation Homes For Sale in Down East Maine 9/19/2015

Disclaimer:  Home buying is very subjective.  The criteria for the ‘best vacation home’ is only what I have seen and loved on my travels throughout Maine.  I have not received compensation in any way by any of the property owners or real estate agents.  I will be posting updated lists regularly as I discover different […]

8 No-Brainer Things That A Vacation Rental Should Provide

I’m staying in a vacation rental by owner cabin this week.  The cabin is everything that I would expect it to be.  For the price (cheap), I certainly didn’t expect luxury accommodations.  What I got was a knotty pine cabin in the woods with a killer view of the bay and islands beyond.  The sheets […]