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There are two distinctly different types of travelers in this world. The first are the ones that love the carefree vibe of a summer day, traveling to places where the sun always shines, the seas are warm, and flipflops and swimsuits are the only outfit of the day. They love long days and party nights. They swim, they tan, they explore hidden beaches in popular areas and yes, they visit Cape Cod in droves in the summer months, finding everything they love right here on our historic island. But today, we want to talk to the second type of traveler, the ones for whom the nights can never be long enough and the snow can never be deep enough. These travelers declare winter their soulmate and cannot be happy without boots and a colorful parka as they trek through blankets of the white stuff. These romantic souls love the quiet of a dark night as more snow falls softly to the ground, and when they are tucked away under a colorful blanket with a fire roaring in the fireplace and a cup of hot cocoa, coffee, or tea in hand, they are in their element. Our comprehensive winter guide to Cape Cod is designed to enhance your vacation experience to the fullest.

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Ultimate Winter Guide to Cape Cod

A Cape Cod vacation in the winter is a far different one than occurs in the summer months, and for those who fear they will have nothing to do in the snowy winter wonderland of the Cape, we at New England Vacation Rentals have created this ultimate winter guide, a day-by-day itinerary, to your vacation in our chilly paradise. And of course, the only thing better than exploring the winter adventures you can have during your stay on Cape Cod will be coming home to our seasonal sanctuaries where warmth, romance, and comfort are awaiting! 

Day 1: Welcome to Your New Happy Place! 

Chances are your first night at the Cape was spent getting to know the comforts of your home sweet vacation home, and perhaps you did nothing more than grab a spicy pie from Pizza Barbone in Hyannis, which happened to be located conveniently near your rental property. There is no wrong way to dive into your first night on Cape Cod, so we hope it was a pleasant one. But today is a new day, and there are a plethora of adventures awaiting you! 

Breakfast is the first item on the agenda, and the Daily Paper is our first recommendation! Offering two locations in Hyannis, 644 West Main and 546 Main Street, this local diner serves breakfast all day, and their breakfasts will definitely stick to your ribs on a cold winter day. After finishing off a delicious Lobster Benedict and a couple of cups of strong, hot coffee, it is time to venture out into the cold (But not that cold, because our Cape is protected from the biggest weather issues and stays relatively warm in comparison to the rest of Massachusetts!) to one of the beaches of Hyannis. A beach in winter? We can almost hear the incredulous tone of your voice as you ask but trust us. While no one is suggesting a swim in the icy waters, the sight of snow-covered sands, gray skies, and stormy waters will reach out and take hold of your winter loving heart! The beaches—East, Kalmus, Sea Street, and Veterans—are a major draw in both winter and summer, and once you experience them, there is no going back. You will be hooked forever, and the pictures you take will offer a stark and rugged beauty that will add warmth to your home when you print and frame them. 

When the need for heat arises, it may be time to head indoors, exploring a little bit of American history at the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum. Located at 397 Main Street and open Monday through Saturday from 10 to 5 (These hours can be different over holidays, or on the first Friday of every month, when they stay open until 8 PM for First Fridays events.) Hyannis served as a respite for our nation’s 35th president, serving as a playground and often acknowledged as the summer White House during his term, and this incredible museum delves deeply into his life and his legacy. Ticket prices range from free (for kids 5 and under) to $14 for adults 18 to 64, and a gift shop is filled with items that will serve as concrete reminders of the moments you spent in his favorite part of the world. 

Finally, on this first, fun-filled day of your escape to the Cape, it is time to explore dinner options, which of course should be seafood related. Massachusetts is known for its sweet seafood, and even those who claim not to like it can’t resist a taste, which is why the Black Cat Tavern, located at 165 Ocean Street, is our suggestion for this night’s meal! Offering waterfront views of the harbor and an extensive menu that includes fish, oysters, clams, and so much more, you will want to save room for their Oreo cake as you possibly end your first day with a great meal and live entertainment. 

Day 2: A Tour of Lighthouses 

After a yummy breakfast of Steak Tips and Eggs at Marshland Restaurant, located at 109 MA-6A in Sandwich, (which has made an appearance on everyone’s favorite Food Network show, Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives) you will have all the energy you need for a drive around Cape Cod and a tour of the lighthouses for which we are famous. There are 14 lighthouses on Cape Cod, but not all are easy to access, such as the Sandy Neck Lighthouse in Barnstable, which is actually a private residence and should only be viewed from a distance, perhaps by boat. But never fear; there are many more you can explore! 

The Nauset Lighthouse is the most photographed one on Cape Cod, its red, white, and black structure standing out against the skies in all seasons, perched next to the classic Cape Cod keeper’s house. Located in Eastham and known as one of the Three Sisters, it was completed in 1838 and originally stood about 500 feet away from where it stands now. The Three Sisters, a trio of lighthouses constructed in 1911 after the original threesome fell into the sea, aren’t at water’s edge anymore but are located just a short walk away from Nauset Light, serving as a stately reminder to those early more dangerous days in the seas around Cape Cod. 

Chatham Light is the next structure on our tour, offering a peek at an automated lighthouse still in use. Built in 1877, this pure white structure is much loved, and although they only offer tours in the summer months, a picture taken in front of the lighthouse will make an excellent photo for your annual Christmas card. If you time your travels right, you should stop into the Wild Goose Tavern, 512 Main Street in Chatham, for a bowl of their Spanish Stew, served with your choice of seared cod or scallops! 

Heading back out on the road, Nobska Light in Falmouth is next on the tour. Built in 1829 and offering stunning views of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Sound, this white tower is also still in use, and watching the ferries commute from island to island from the grassy cliff is one of our favorite ways to find peace on a chaotic day. 

With 14 lighthouses on the Cape, we could go on and on about each one, but the best way to learn about these important structures is to visit those you can, including all the ones we listed here, plus others such as Monomoy, Woods End, and Race Point Lighthouses. You won’t be able to tour these beautiful structures during your winter adventures, but just seeing them, photographing them, and enjoying the views from their base will make this winter trip one you will never forget. And in the evening, after being on the road all day, you may wish to just enjoy a dinner at home, and our fully equipped kitchens will make it easy to do just that! 

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Day 3: The History of Cape Cod 

Lying just minutes away from the most famous rock in the country, this region is at its heart, practically the birthplace of our country, and as such, winter visitors can enjoy a historic tour of Cape Cod with visits to museums and antique stores, proving once again that education can be entertaining! As with any of our suggestions, travelers can pick and choose their favorite ideas and plan out their own itinerary, but today, we want to step back in time with a tour of museums.  

Breakfast, of course, is where we begin, and today’s pick of the day is for our Chatham guests. The Chatham Filling Station, located at 75 Old Harbor Road, may never have actually been a gas station, but the owners ensure that no one ever leaves hungry, filling their empty stomachs with a delicious array of foods! Preferring cash, but taking debit and credit cards with an additional fee, this locally owned business is worth visiting twice, so why not come back for lunch? 

After the most important meal of the day, the adventures will begin with a visit to the Atwood Museum, located at 347 Stage Harbor Road in Chatham. Built in 1752, over 20 years before our nation fought for its independence, a major renovation project began in 2009, ensuring that it would continue to tell its story for centuries to come. The renovations were done in much of the same ways it was originally constructed, including hand-blown glass windows, ax-hewn beams, and historically correct brick-and-lime mortar was used for restoring the fireplace, ensuring that even the pickiest of architectural buffs will be pleased with the restoration. 

For those who can’t find themselves excited about museums, a visit to Monomoy Salvage Antiques & Gifts will give you a taste of history that you can actually bring home with you! Located at 1134 Main Street in Chatham, you could probably spend the entire day here and not see everything they have to offer, but fortunately, they also offer an online shop that you can peruse from anywhere in the world. 

If you want to continue on with your tour of museums, instead of focusing on just one, some of the best museums on Cape Cod include the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster, Highfield Hall and Gardens in Falmouth, the previously mentioned John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Museum in Mashpee. The museums we have listed here should be open during your winter visit, but you should check, just in case something changes.  

Day 4: Almost Time to Leave?

We’ve crammed a lot of activities into just three days, so feel free to spread the activities out over your longer stay, but however you choose to explore the winter wonderland that is Cape Cod, we like to suggest that you take at least one day to experience all the comforts of home in our seasonal sanctuaries! Wake up early one morning, bundling up to experience a sunrise on the beaches that are nearest your escape, scramble up some eggs for a hearty breakfast, and then head back to bed for a little midmorning nap. Of course, the sofas in our living rooms are notoriously nap worthy, so maybe you will fall asleep while watching the holiday parade at Thanksgiving on large state-of-the-art televisions. On a snowy day, there is nothing more rewarding than staying in your jammies, sipping coffee or cocoa in front of a roaring fire, reading by the light of lamp placed next to the most comfortable reading chair. After another home-cooked meal, (Our kitchens make cooking fun!) clear the dishes off the table, spread out the pieces of a board game and play late into the night. 

There’s a magic that winter brings to Cape Cod, and our New England Vacation Rentals seasonal sanctuaries reflect that magic. Contact us today to reserve your favorite property today! 

Cape Cod is known for being America’s playground, offering beautiful beaches, charming homes, and a lifestyle that makes the world wish they could move here permanently, but it also offers a history that is rich and full. Located just miles from Plymouth Rock and growing up as our country matured, when you have a vacation on Cape Cod, you are literally walking in the footsteps of our nation’s heroes. Sandwich on Cape Cod, one of our favorite towns, is its oldest settled town, becoming incorporated in 1639 and providing a history that delves deeper in time; settled in 1637, this part of the Cape was occupied before they were burning witches in Salem, if you can believe that! And when your vacation journey brings you to Sandwich in the winter, a stay in one of our New England Vacation Rentals classic cottages will add comfort and modern conveniences to a getaway filled with fun, beauty, and a living history lesson that is entertaining and fulfilling. Settle in as we paint a day by day picture of adventures you will wish could continue on forever and joys that will take root in your soul!

Why Sandwich On Cape Cod Should Be Your Next Vacation Destination

The first day of vacation is always a complicated blend of excitement, worries, and exhaustion, as you begin to look forward to all that lies ahead, fear that you really don’t know your way around, and fight jet lag. Jet lag is usually harder to handle on your return to real life, especially if you preempt any major issues by immediately jumping in and adhering to the new time, so an early breakfast on day one is of utmost importance. Now, this is a winter getaway, and not all restaurants are open during the season, but for a hearty breakfast that will give you a head start on your adventures, Café Chew will never let you down! Located at 4 Merchants Road and open for breakfast and lunch every day of the week, their menu is filled with pancakes, classic breakfast dishes, and our personal favorite, their Pain D’Avignon Brioche, French toast made from brioche bread. Lingering over a second cup of coffee and perhaps stealing a piece of bacon from your kiddos still full plate, (too excited to eat, we are sure!) soon enough it will be time to venture out into the cold for the first of your Sandwich adventures!

This first day may be more about getting your bearings, getting to know the lie of the town, but we think it will also involve a trip to the beach, even as Jack Frost is breathing his icy breath down the neck of your winter coat. Cape Cod doesn’t get anywhere near as cold as the rest of Massachusetts, however, tucked away in a warmer spot, but depending on when you arrive, you may still be able to experience the thrill of exploring a snow-covered beach. Keep your cameras on hand as you approach, noticing how the snow gives the beach the appearance of those warmer ones in Florida, appearing to be white sand instead of icy crystals. And if you really want a treat, First Beach is our local dog beach, giving visitors the opportunity to check our furriest of residents, or if you are staying in one of our pet friendly escapes, providing sweet Sadie the opportunity to frolic as well!

The rest of this first day may consist of enjoying a steaming bowl of creamy clam chowder (New England style, of course!) at Captain’s Scotts, located at 71 Tupper Road, and maybe purchasing groceries to stock your kitchen at home. Lambert’s Farm Market, found at 271 Cotuit Road, provides farm fresh foods and a deli that is always stocked with delicious sandwiches.

A Step Back in Time

Now that you are acclimatized to the time change, you can perhaps sleep in a little later on day two, staying in for a home-cooked breakfast (those farm fresh eggs from Lambert’s are such a treat on a cold and snowy day, as is the fresh brewed coffee you can keep brewing in your fully equipped kitchen) before bundling up to explore places that have been in existence for centuries! The Hoxie House Museum, located at 18 Water Street, is billed as the Cape’s oldest still standing home, having been constructed in 1675. Built in the classic Saltbox style and remarkably occupied without electricity, plumbing, or HVAC until the 1950s, this stunning structure presents an authentic peek at what life on Cape Cod must have been like for those early settlers. (Tours are not offered in the winter months, but exploring the grounds where those early settlers once walked is still an experience you will never forget.)

After lunch at the Next Door Burger Bar, 8 Jarves Street, you might want to make sure you have your walking shoes on because as the snow continues to fall, you will be exploring the aisles of the Sandwich Antiques Center, 131 MA-6A. Offering 5000 square feet of items that have stood the test of time, this peek into the past can actually be brought home when you find a battered pewter candle holder that may have graced the tables of the original pilgrims or a colorful woven rug from the 19th century, that although it may be too large to carry home in your luggage, could quite possibly be shipped!

For those who are still full after their burgers at lunch, but are still seeking a light meal, tea at the Dunbar House Tea Room & Wine Bar is always a good idea, adding yet another touch of authenticity to your Sandwich escape into the past. Located in a 19th century carriage house, history surrounds every sip you take and every bite you savor, and high tea here closely resembles those enjoyed in the old country, something we are sure the original pilgrims missed very much in those early and much harsher days in Sandwich!

Your Wild Card of a Day

Day three can go in a lot of different directions, and as always, remember, these are just a few suggestions as to how to fill your winter hours in Sandwich! Depending on whether this is your last full day on the Cape or it’s the center point of a luxe and wonderful getaway, you may want to take today to seek out souvenirs to help you remember your time in paradise! Breakfast at Cape Cod Donuts, 66 MA-6A, sounds like a delicious idea, and so fortified with sugar and caffeine, it’s time to move on to the shopping phase of your vacation!

Stores with whimsical names such as The Spotted Cod (153 Main Street), Painted Daisies (679 Old King’s Highway), and Salty Girl Studios (130 MA-6A) are all open and waiting for you to peruse through their wares. The last shop also offers an online presence, so if you see something that is too large to carry home with you, be sure to visit online and snatch that wonderful prize right up!

Today may be a great day to sample a Massachusetts favorite, the lobster roll, and heading to Captain Scotts for lunch could be an excellent idea! For those who are leaving tomorrow, (We are so sad to see you go, but safe travels and be sure to visit again!) today is the perfect day for a road trip, heading out and about for the opportunity to see your first lighthouse in the wild and maybe take a family photo in front of your favorite, destined to grace the front of your annual Christmas card. There are 14 lighthouses on Cape Cod—16 if you count the 3 Sisters separately, but as they are so close together, we tend to stick with the number 14! Again, during this winter visit, there won’t be any tours open. but being able to pose in front of the most photographed lighthouse on Cape Cod, Nauset Light in Eastham, which is also the lighthouse on the bag of Cape Cod Potato Chips, or simply scanning the views available from where any of the lighthouses are perched, is a life experience you would kick yourself for missing.

Holiday Adventures

If your winter escape to the Cape takes place during the holidays, you are in for such a treat, extending far beyond a white Christmas! Greet each morning with a sunrise walk on the chilly beaches, perhaps noticing that as beautiful as Sandwich is all decked out for Christmas, its light show simply does not compare to Mother Nature. However, you will probably spend your days visiting the shops we mentioned earlier, shopping for gifts for family that reflect the beauty of Cape Cod, but it is the nights where this holiday comes to life! Watch the lighting of the littlest Christmas tree, something that generally takes place on the first Sunday in December at the Thornton Burgess Museum, or be prepared to have your breath taken away by the sight of the Giants of Sandwich, massive light displays created from twisted metal and rebar. The Sandwich Glass Museum often offers a Light up the World display. A visit to the Heritage Museum and Gardens provides a peaceful walk through their Gardens Aglow exhibit, which may also offer your kiddos the chance to meet Santa! He is generally stationed in the antique car building, offering hot cocoa with marshmallows and the ability to make Christmas all that more magical for your children! The Charles Dicken Dinner, held in mid-December at Dunbar House Tea Room & Wine Bar, sells out early, but if you make your reservations months in advance you can enjoy a four-course English dinner that would be the pride of the newly reformed Ebenezer Scrooge and his new friend Tiny Tim! Ending with the traditional plum pudding and also offering Christmas caroling, this event is destined to make your holidays shine brighter.

Christmas Part 2

Sandwich isn’t the only game in town, and although you may spend a majority of time exploring all it has to offer during your winter getaway, there are enough Christmas activities taking place all over Cape Cod to warrant a part two, making your 5th and possibly final day in our winter wonderland even more special.

The Yarmouth Port Christmas Stroll, held the first Sunday in December, offers trolley rides, live music, entertainment and treats that make the holiday that much sweeter and ends with a caroling ceremony on the Village Green, beginning at 4:15. That first weekend in December is a busy one, with Brewster offering its Holiday Windmill Lighting, and Harwich sponsoring a Holiday Market and Open House with special live performances and over 20 vendors exhibiting their wares for sale. Mashpee’s Season of Celebration and Annual Mashpee Chamber Christmas Parade takes place the second weekend in December, and the Holidays at Highfield begin the end of November, generally lasting through the second week of December. This fun event is held at the Highfield Hall & Gardens and offers spectacular decorations, crafting opportunities, even a model train setup that never ceases to impress! And finally, the Cape Symphony presents a holiday extravaganza in Dennis every year, offering a soulful exploration of your favorite Christmas songs.

As you drive through the dark night, lit only by stars and Christmas lights, back into Sandwich, perhaps seeking one last dinner before it is time to wake up, start packing, and return back to reality, a seafood dinner that reflects the taste of Cape Cod is our final suggestion. Fisherman’s View Seafood Market & Restaurant, located at 20 Freezer Road, provides varying menus of the freshest seafood in town and with its views of the seas an occasional live entertainment, this night will reach a Cape Cod magic of surprising proportions!

Come Again Soon!

Now that you’ve experienced Sandwich, and Cape Cod, in the winter months, it is time to contact us and start planning many more return trips, perhaps in the fall or in the summer next time? Our New England Vacation Rentals seasonal sanctuaries will always be there to welcome you with warmth and comfort, no matter what the season. Reserve your favorite property with us today!

The best surprises often come in smaller packages and our 2-bedroom, 2-bath vacation escape in Harwich Port is the perfect example. Designed to offer a more intimate experience, unit 203 still packs a punch when it comes to space, offering enough room for up to 5 guests to enjoy the best sleep of their lives! Located in the heart of downtown Harwich Port, adventures await the second you step out the door, inviting you to play, explore, and fall in love with the charm of one of our favorite seaside villages!

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Modern Charm, Vintage Style

Vintage style always transports us straight back to simpler times in our lives, but truly vintage accessories often leave something to be desired, and so we at New England Vacation Rentals have combined them both, creating a home you will love making your own during your stay on Cape Cod. Crisp white walls provide a neutral backdrop to seaside themed art and accessories, wide planked oak floors create soft and welcoming pathways that lead you to your vacation comforts, and two separate living areas allow two families to travel together or one family with louder children to enjoy their separate spaces! White slipcovered sofas will lull you into happy naps, state-of-the-art televisions give brains a chance to recover from the excitement of so many new activities, and a mini fridge in the upstairs seating area means you won’t have to stop the fun to go downstairs for refreshments!

The kitchen in Unit 203 is one that a professional chef would be proud to call her own, featuring Carrera marble countertops, professional appliances, and a country charm that gives the white cabinets, tile backsplash, and navy blue island that centers the space an inviting cheer. The dining room, open to both the kitchen and the downstairs living room, provides the heart of the home, as this is the space where meals will be held, stories will be told, and perhaps, board games will be played. And because less isn’t necessarily more, this special condo offers a happy surprise in the form of two outdoor patios—one located off the lower living area and featuring what you would normally expect from a small-town condo. To find the other, head up to the rooftop for views of the town, the sunset, and even catch glimpses of the sea that is located just a short walk from your Cape Cod getaway!


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When you purchased that cute little cottage overlooking the water in Orleans, you probably suspected that this was going to be a popular rental unit, and possibly one that you could use to relax on Cape Cod every so often, but beyond that, you only had a vague idea of what to expect or how to go about the business of renting it out. However, it takes more than wishes and dreams to turn a cottage into a profitable business, and as such the first thing you should do after signing on the dotted line that makes the property yours is give us a call! New England Vacation Rentals has the experience and the desire to boost your retirement plans to their maximum earning potential. This guide will give you a little peek into how our Orleans property management can help you do it!

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From the Beginning

For your property to earn the highest money possible, it has to look like a high-end vacation rental, and we are there from the very beginning to ensure that it does! Offering design tips and furnishing ideas (Remember that more beds + more heads = more money, so furniture that does double duty is a great investment!), we even have cleaning crews that will clean from top to bottom at the beginning, in between guests, and any other times a deep cleaning is needed! Once your property is in tip-top condition, it is time to start thinking about money. How much is the right amount to charge to keep guests flocking in without losing money? Our research is never-ending, keeping up with the market so that you don’t charge too much, thereby losing potential guests, or too little. We have worked hard to turn your gem into a shiny diamond, and it deserves to bring in every penny it can!

Finally, once we have cleaned, styled, and determined costs and fees, it is time to turn our thoughts toward advertising, because everyone knows you won’t make a dime if your property can’t be seen! Our multi-level marketing platform puts your little money maker in front of EVERYBODY, utilizing a combination of SEO work, all the major vacation rental websites, and many of the minor ones too! Your Orleans property is now open, ready for business, and destined to reach its maximum earning potential as it outshines all other properties on the market!

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Beginnings are always so exciting. The start of a new relationship offering promises of a new life. The early days of a new career feel as if the whole world lies before you, filled with options. The beginning of investing for your retirement can be equally as exciting, knowing that you are making the first steps towards a secure and fun-filled lifestyle! There will always be fears and concerns, however, no matter what stage you may be in, but when it comes to preparing for the golden years of your life, purchasing that Brewster property on Cape Cod is going to be one of the best decisions you have made—followed closely by choosing New England Vacation Rentals to manage your investment! This guide to our top property management services will explain it more clearly and help waylay any fears you may have.

From the Beginning

Everyone has their strengths, and your strength may not run along the lines of décor and style, but that’s ok; NEVR property management steps in to pick up the slack practically from the moment you sign on that dotted line. We can guide you in the best décor set up that make your home most appealing to others, we can steer you in the direction of comfortable furnishings that serve multiple purposes, AND we will not just take the pictures that show your property in its best light, our multi-tiered marketing plan will ensure that those pictures will get out to EVERYONE, not just a select few!

The In-Between Stages

Cleanliness and sanitation are especially important these days, and our cleaning crews will keep the property clean before and after each guest checks in and out, and our maintenance team will keep everything in running order, ensuring a longevity that many vacation properties can not maintain! And because emergencies never happen during regular business hours, we take the 2 AM phone calls, assess the situation, and more than likely will have the problem resolved before your 7 AM alarm awakens you for your current employment situation. We give your guests hints and tips on how to best enjoy their stay on Cape Cod, and we maintain a relationship with them, inviting repeat business!

The Things No One Wants to Do

At the end of the day, taxes, financial statements, and knowing the local, state, and federal regulations is not glamorous or fun, but all are included in our list of property management services. Give us a call today for a more complete list of what we can do for you and your future!

As you begin to investigate further into the benefits of vacation property investments, you may have already begun to narrow down your choices. There are lots of things to consider when purchasing an investment property, with the most important being location! If you have found that Harwich has the perfect home and the perfect location, we at New England Vacation Rentals would like to sit down and have a talk about you making use of our Harwich property management services. This guide to what we can offer will hopefully take away some of the fears you may be having!

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Vacation property ownership can be a dream come true, or if not handled correctly, the biggest nightmare you have ever experienced, which is where we come into the picture. The short story is we do the hard work so you can sit back and watch your retirement coffers overflow, but you strike us as a detail person, so let’s talk! When you choose New England Vacation Rentals, you have someone who pays attention to the smaller details AND the bigger ones as well, starting with getting your Harwich property rented out as much as you need it to be done. We handle the marketing, the reservations, and the money, taking the payments, offering credit card acceptance, and even making sure that all taxes are included. We also take the emergency phone calls and prepare all the forms and reports required by the IRS. We screen your guests and provide online booking services that allow guests to rent their favorite property—even at 2 AM on a holiday! We research the Harwich rental market, ensuring that you aren’t charging too much or too little, and we do the check-in. Really, all you need to do is show up with the property and we take care of the rest!

But Wait, There’s More!

The location is a dream, the home has all the prerequisite bedrooms and bathrooms, and the views are worth a million dollars, but if the home isn’t clean, updated, and stylish, you will soon discover your beds are empty far more than they are filled! Our services included a rental refresh and renovation of the property to ensure that guest fall in love with your home. We also offer weekly house checks during the off-season, landscape services, housekeeping, and maintenance services; we aren’t doing our job if you aren’t a success! Give us a call today and let’s talk about how we can make your Harwich property the most desired one on Cape Cod.

In recent years, the vacation rental market has grown substantially. As more travelers turn to rentals over traditional hotels, the market demand has grown for properties across the map. For vacation rental homeowners, this is great news, but it also means they have to do more in the way of incorporating marketable features to stand out from the competition. The following are six features that will help your property shine in a competitive vacation rental marketplace.

A Fully Equipped Kitchen

Whether guests are staying for a few nights or a month, there’s a good chance they won’t want to dine out at every meal. Having a fully-equipped kitchen waiting for them not only makes a property feel more inviting but provides for a budget-friendly alternative to local restaurants that guests appreciate.

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Furnishings that Reflect the Surroundings

Guest pick vacation rentals based on location and incorporating furnishings that reflect the surrounding they’re excited to explore through meticulous color palettes, patterns, or even wall art is a quick and simple way to upgrade the property. Highlighting the surrounding scenery indoors keeps the adventure alive for many guests and makes your property one of a kind on the market.

Access to Wi-Fi or High-Speed Internet

Yes, guests look at vacation rentals as an escape, but that doesn’t mean they’re hoping to be entirely disconnected from the world. Make sure to include access to Wi-Fi or high-speed internet into your property for those moments when guests are looking to reach out at the touch of a button. It’s a convenience factor that can make all the difference.

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High-Quality Bedding

After a day out exploring, guests are inevitably looking for a place to land at night that brings quality, comfort, and style. Having high-quality bedding in place to make them feel at home is a simple, yet luxurious touch that can elevate the guest experience significantly and make your property more marketable too.

Pet-Friendly Access at Cape Cpd Vacation Rentals

A large percentage of travelers feel their trip wouldn’t be complete without the company of a canine companion or two. Marketing your property as pet-friendly is a sure way to cast a wider net when it comes to prospective bookings.

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A Deck, Balcony, or Patio Guests can Enjoy

The interior of your vacation rental is a big draw for guests but so is the exterior. Rentals that have a deck, balcony, or patio for guests to enjoy are generally more appealing on the market. These exterior spaces provide a perfect place to highlight the scenery for the many guests who appreciate fresh air and a view.

Vacation rental properties are definitely one of our hottest commodities on Cape Cod, but not everyone who tries is successful—unless of course they choose New England Vacation Rentals for their property management needs! Our staff understands this considerably basic concept; we don’t succeed unless you, the client, are 100% satisfied with the services we offer. Our guide to getting your investment in front of potential guests will show you how working as a team with us will not just make you happy, it will increase your ROI (return on investment) and have you smiling all the way to the bank each month!

Where We Manage in Cape Cod

Starting with the Property

In many cases, the location of the vacation property is as important as the rental cost and design, and you have already started smart by choosing Cape Cod for your investment location, so we can continue on to the style and comfort. In the beginning there may be some extra expenses as we help you update and modernize the décor with an eye to comfort as well, but we can ensure that you will see a return on whatever you spend! Offering potential guests a comfortable, stylish, and problem-free vacation rental also ensures return guests, so maintenance and upkeep is included in your property management fees.

Marketing the Right Way

The local Pennysaver in your hometown is the perfect place to list the sale of your old tools, but it will do nothing to increase viewership of your Cape Cod vacation rental property! Knowing the ins and outs of marketing is yet another tool we offer for our clients, and when you choose New England Vacation Rentals for your property management services, your investment will hit all the major rental sights, including VRBO and Airbnb. In addition, the pictures we take of your property are taken to pique the interest of potential guests, something not all companies can offer. Our pictures will capture the best angles, the coziest spots, and all the beauty your property has to offer, ensuring a minimum of empty beds and a maximum of incoming dollars in your bank account!

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Promises Kept with Our Property Management Services

2020 hasn’t quite turned out the way we had hoped it would, but we are envisioning that 2021 is guaranteed to be a banner year! Give us a call today and let’s discuss all the ways that New England Vacation Rentals’ property management services can make 2021 a year filled with financial success and promises kept.

A vacation to Cape Cod has become a worldwide tradition as people flock from all corners of the earth to our pristine landscape, and if you are one of the fortunate ones who own property here, you already know how lucky you are! Empty beds during the season are unheard of, and the income potential is virtually limitless—but what do you do when you are interested in purchasing an income property, but are not fortunate enough to live on the Cape to take care of it? You look into the property management services that we at New England Vacation Rentals are happy to offer, that’s what! Here’s a list of more reasons why property managers can help make your job as a property owner easy.

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We Know the Market

Pricing too low is just as bad as pricing too high; either one can cause you to lose revenue. We do the research to ensure your property is offering a maximum return on your investment! It’s a proven fact that investment properties make more money when a property manager is hired because we make it our business to know the market inside and out.

We Take the Emergency Phone Calls So You Can Sleep Peacefully

Anyone who has ever owned a home knows that most home emergencies happen in the wee hours of the morning. From storm damage to frozen pipes to something as simple as a hot water heater leaking, we take care of the emergency so you don’t have to! Sleep like a baby knowing your investment is safe with us and your long-term plans for retirement are coming into fruition.

Maintenance and Upkeep Doesn’t End When You Aren’t on Cape Cod

A well maintained property garners higher income, and although you may be perfectly capable of doing the hard work, why should you when we have the professionals who can keep your investment safe, clean, and ready to rent at all times!

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Watch Your Investment Grow

While we are preparing your property for rental, taking the pictures that are guaranteed to get the most hits, and doing all the heavy lifting needed to keep your investment working like a well oiled machine, you can sit back and reap the benefits. Watch your empty beds fill up with reliable paying guests and gain satisfaction in knowing that this purchase was the smartest one you could have made for your future. Give us a call today and let’s discuss even more ways we can make your property work harder for you!