Monthly Archives for July 2017

Advertise Your Wildwood Rental

Uncategorized - admin - July 8, 2017

Are you looking for a website to advertise your Wildwood Rental? Look no further than CapeMayVacationRentals.com. Wildwood Rental owners now have a place to list their rentals locally. Wildwood Vacation Rentals of every type are listed for rental on CapeMayVacationRentals.com.

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One Bedroom Cape May Rental

Uncategorized - admin - July 8, 2017

The Cape May Holly Suite located on Jackson Street is a favorite Cape May rental among many return guests. The Cape May Holly Suite offers guests a one bedroom with a new addition sun room/reading room. Above the addition is a fantastic ocean view roof deck with spectacular views of Congress Hall and the ocean. Guests can watch the fireworks from the roof deck and enjoy a glass of wine in the evening. Mornings on the roof deck with a cup of coffee start the day perfectly.

The Cape May Holly Suite features a new large marble tiled shower. Sleeper sofas for extra guests, an electric fireplace for cozy nights and central air for hot summer days. The Holly Suite can be used as a two bedroom as the addition has a privacy door and comfortable sofa bed. If location is what you desire, Jackson Street is the most famous and centrally located street in Cape May. The Cape May Holly Suite is a Cape May rental just 1/2 block to the beach and shopping.

 

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Tips for Finding the Best Cape May Rentals

Cape May News - admin - July 5, 2017

Looking for the Best Cape May Rentals?

Are you searching for house rentals and condos just steps from the sand on your next Cape May Vacation? Come and enjoy the ocean breezes and stress-free life in a rocking chair or have lunch on the front porch of one of the splendid Victorian homes. Cape May offers amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean and dolphins at play. CapeMayVacationRentals.com offers listings of many of the best vacation rentals for those seeking to escape the everyday and experience the charms of the stunning coastal town of Cape May.

Whether you might be on the lookout for accommodations for 2 or twenty, one can find plenty of vacation homes and rental options with amenities galore that will create lasting memories of your vacation on the seaside. Many of our rental properties offer spacious accommodations with all of the amenities of a home away from home. An example of a wonderful rental is CapeMayHollySuite.com

In contrast to CapeMayVacationRentals.com, Homeaway and VRBO charge service fees to renters to handle reservations and billing on the home-owner’s behalf, and there’s no direct contact between the guest and the proprietor. Many renters avoid service fees by using sites like CapeMayVacationRentals.com.

You’re going to love this charming town at the Jersey seashore. Feel the ocean breezes and hear the ocean waves roar as you sit on the front porches of some of our best rentals. See why travelers come back year after year. It does not get any better than Cape May at any time of the year.

CapeMayVacationRentals.com

 

 

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The Best Beach in Cape May

Cape May News - admin - July 4, 2017

The Cove is the best of the Cape May beaches. The gentle crescent shaped beach is the most popular getaway beach in Cape May.  The Cove changes from year to year.  Each year the shape seems to change adding or decreasing the amount of sandy beach. Locals know the cove is the place to go for small crowds and beautiful views. At night crowds gather to watch the sunset. The Cove offers one of the most wonderful sunsets on the east coast. The backdrop to all of this is the Cape May Lighthouse. Bathers can enjoy the views and beauty of the cove from morning to night. The Cove is a favorite of locals who walk their dogs during the off season along Beach Avenue to the cove.

Cape May Vacation Rentals offers homes in the perfect location to experience the Cove. Many vacation rentals have views of the cove from their porches. Dont forget to visit one of Cape Mays treasures….The Cove.

Congress Beach

 

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Avoiding Service Fees when Choosing a Vacation Rental

Vacation Rental News - admin - July 1, 2017

 

Here are 3 reasons not to use Homeaway, VRBO or Flipkey to book a vacation rental:

 

1. CONSUMERS PAY ADDITIONAL FEES TO BOOK 

Homeaway and VRBO.com both charge service fees or traveler fees that are paid by you, the consumer.

Airbnb,  charges an additional 6–12 percent of the cost of the rental. On VRBO.com, that same fee can be  higher. According to VRBO.com, “The service fee is between 5–12 percent for most bookings but can be above or below, based on the reservation.” Renters are now realizing the fee is for doing nothing other than viewing a listing. They are savvy and are now searching the internet for the rental to book directly with the owner

 

2. THE BEST VACATION HOMES ARE NOT ON HOMEAWAY

Vacation rentals do not have to be listed on major marketplace websites. The most desirable vacation rental homes, cabins, chalets, and condos book easily, so the property managers and homeowners do not need to incur the high expense of listing these vacation rentals on channels such as Airbnb and VRBO.com. Look locally for a vacation rental. The owners will save you hundreds of dollars in fees that you would be charged by booking through Homeaway.

 

3. BOOKING DIRECTLY WITH THE PROPERTY MANAGER OR HOMEOWNER HAS MANY BENEFITS

When booking with a local or regional site the listing service has intimate knowledge of their area and can offer information the big listing sites cannot.

In addition, vacation rental listing services like CapeMayVacationRentals.co monsym have other benefits you can take advantage of such as open communication between the owner and guest. Homeaway now blocks or redacts email, phone numbers and other contact information

When shopping for a vacation rental online, here are some tips to locating the home’s original property manager or homeowner:

  • Look at the photos and description for clues that mention the name of the property management company or the homeowner. Owners place branded names throughout there listing so that guests can search for their vacation rental website and book directly with the owner.
  • Copy and paste the description of the property into your search engine to see other sites where the home is listed. Often you will find owners have websites where you can book directly and save money.
  • Do a Google image search of photos of the home as another method of locating the source of the rental.

Renters can save hundreds of dollars and ensure a better vacation experience with just a little extra investigative work by searching for a vacation rental on Google.

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HomeAway Hides Traveler’s Emails Until After After Booking is Confirmed

Vacation Rental News - admin - July 1, 2017

Another one of seemingly endless moves to further take control of ownership communications Homeaway announced this week that it is no longer sharing traveler email addresses with homeowners and property managers until after the booking is confirmed.

Traveler email and phone number are removed from the inquiry and inquiry service.

The message content will have redacted phone number, email address, and any non-HomeAway URL. The traveler can respond to this email. ‘Book Now’ is the prominent call to action which includes a link back to the property.”

Owners are alarmed at the news and many are considering dropping Homeaway. Owners do not want to rent their often million dollar properties without proper screening before accepting a booking.

Here are several comments from owners:

“It appears that my advertising time with VRBO is finished.  I would NEVER consider booking a renter without having spoken to them by phone and also getting info via email or text.  Am I missing something here?”

“So not telling each other our email addresses “helps build trust”??  Does anyone actually believe that bull****?  HA is showing their lack of respect for us.

And I’m curious how not being able to see their e-mail address or phone number protects me against fraudsters.  I’ll wager money no one can provide specifics on how not seeing a travelers e-mail or phone number actually protects me.”

“Well, we have ALWAYS immediately called when receiving an inquiry to do a personalized sales job to point out the strengths of our offerings and ascertain if it is a right fit for their needs.  Usually can end the search right there for the renter and they enjoy the personal interaction.  Also allows us to immediately filter undesirable situations.  Has been harder to do this past season as inquiries are way down with all the “new” competition from far away listings and us showing up 7, 8 and 10+ pages deep on the inquiry these days.  The Nail in the coffin for us and grateful that we have begun our diversifying efforts a while back.  Will be furthering that course of action and determine this fall if going to renew HA or not…”

One owner said, if guests and owners are made unhappy, they will simply google and engage directly, or on a platform that makes them feel better about the transaction.  Local listing vacation rental websites now seem to be the go-to alternative for many owners. Owners are searching for local vacation rental listing sites and subscribing to them at a phenomenal rate. Owners are leaving Homeaway and taking control of their rentals.

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TripAdvisor Names Wildwood Crest Number One in Summer Hot Spots in 2017

Cape May News - admin - July 1, 2017

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority announced that Wildwood Crest— as one of the Wildwoods’ three municipalities—has been named Number One Summer Hot Spot in 2017 by TripAdvisor.

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, revealed its 2017 Summer Vacation Value Report, highlighting the top 50 domestic destinations for U.S. travelers this summer, based on the largest increase in seasonal hotel booking interest, including the average one-week vacation costs for hotels and airfare. The report also helps travelers find savings at popular U.S. travel destinations by showing the least expensive summer week to visit with highly rated value hotels.

Wildwood Crest vacation rentals offer guests an excellent alternative to high priced rentals in other shore towns. The Wildwoods offer affordable hotel/motel rooms with a one of-a-kind level of service for the ultimate family vacation.

According to a recent TripAdvisor survey of more than 1,300 U.S. travelers, 88 percent of respondents are planning to vacation this summer—up seven percent from those who took a summer trip last year—many choosing Wildwood Crest as their destination. There are hundreds of wonderful vacation rentals located in Wildwood Crest and nearby Cape May.

The Wildwoods are known for its beautiful, expansive FREE beaches, its two and a half-mile iconic Boardwalk with three amusement piers with over 100 rides and attractions, three beachfront Waterparks, shops, arcades, games and over 300 eateries. In addition, the Wildwoods are home to the largest collection of Mid-Century architecture in the country and over 8,000 hotel-motel rooms and 3,000 vacation rentals.

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