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Insurance

In the vacation rental business it is customary for a guest to take the risk of not being able to come and enjoy their rental. A guest is purchasing a certain period of time in the future. With a large house like ours, guests need months to coordinate their plans. It...

Ferry Reservations

Making ferry reservations usually happens when the Steamship Authority opens up its booking system early in the year. We encourage you to make your ferry reservations as soon as you can. This year that is      5:00 AM on January 19th, 2021 Click Here to view...

Tax on Short Term Rentals

2018 State of Massachusetts Chapter 337 AN ACT REGULATING AND INSURING SHORT-TERM RENTALS Updated 1/14/2019 State of Massachsetts info on the Vacation Tax – FAQs Here! Actual Law signed by Charlie Baker Here Applies to rentals 31 consecutive calendar days and...

AirBnb and the Generic Vacation

Last summer we had a corporate retreat at the Captain Morse House. The “suggestion” from the stay coordinator was that we put away all of the personal items in the house and make it more generic. I thought that was an odd request but then I thought that...

Martha’s Vineyard vs. Nantucket

8/3/2017 9:00AM The islands off Cape Cod, Mass., are famous for their beaches, New England charm and affluent summer residents. But many Martha’s Vineyard loyalists say they’ve never been to Nantucket, and vice versa. Courtesy: The Wall Street Journal Link to Video...