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Tips to Advertise your Cape May Vacation Rental

Cape May News, Vacation Rental News - admin - June 18, 2019

Keep your listing description updated

Make sure your Cape May listing is updated with the latest information about your rental. Your availability calendar should be updated and correct. Photos should be recent. Renters who review listings want complete information or they will move on to the next listing. Our best performing rentals have listings that are complete and accurate.

Respond to inquiries quickly.

Owners who respond quickly to inquiries are more likely to book their Cape May rental. Why? Renters have already viewed your property and are interested. The faster the response the less likely renters will look elsewhere for a rental.

Photos, Photos, Photo

Photos are the most important element to any listing.

Think about how your photos will be displayed. There should be a flow that helps the potential guest understand which rooms connect where. 

Consider including a detailed floor plan as a photo. 

Use plenty of photos in your listing to maximize its visibility. Studies have shown guests are 80 percent more likely to learn more about a Cape May home when there are more than 20 photos. 

Get reviews

Potential guest read reviews. They want to see what others are saying about your Cape May rental. Reviews can make or break your vacation rental. If you put enough focus on the guest experience, you’ll generate a positive feedback loop that leads to more bookings, and higher occupancy rates. 

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Cape May July 4th Parade

Uncategorized - admin - June 18, 2019

July 6 @ 1:00 pm

Free

The Cape May Independence Day Parade Set for July 6

CAPE MAY, NJ – The City of Cape May will stage its annual Independence Parade on Saturday, July 6, beginning at 1 p.m.  Line-up is at noon on New Jersey and Philadelphia Avenues. The parade route is on Beach Avenue from Philadelphia Avenue to Patterson Avenue with the reviewing stand near Convention Hall.  The parade is an annual event to honor all of our veterans.

Cape May is proud to have Commanding Officer Captain Owen Gibbons, U.S. Coast Guard Tracen Cape May, as the Grand Marshal of the parade. The parade will feature string bands along with many other outstanding performing groups, family entries, autos, veteran organizations, and local officials. A special addition this year will be the Cape May Maritime Museum. They are restoring the 1952 motor Lifeboat CG36538.

Decorated bicycles, antique automobiles, and all community entries are welcome to participate in the Independence Parade.  Anyone interested in participating should contact the Cape May Department of Civic Affairs at 609-884-9565 or email rertle@capemaycity.com

For additional information, visit capemaycity.com, email recdept@capemaycity.com or call at 609-884-9565. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/capemaycity and follow us on Twitter@capemaycity.

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Cape May 2019 Halloween Parade

Cape May News - admin - June 17, 2019

Cape May Halloween Parad

37th  Annual Cape May Halloween Parade

Cape May’s annual Halloween Parade is scheduled for Sunday, October  20, 2019.  Prior to the parade, trick or treating on the Washington Street Mall will be held from Noon to 2 p.m., which is sponsored by the Small Businesses of the Washington Street Mall.

Parade registration is free and begins at 1:30 p.m. on the corner of Perry Street and the Washington Street Mall.  Divisions are as follows: 3 and under, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-17, 18 and older, Groups and Floats.  Prizes will be awarded to all divisions at the conclusion of the parade at the Emlen Physick Estate. 

The Parade route begins at Perry Street and Carpenter Lane, proceeds down Carpenter Lane to Ocean Street, travels down Washington Street and ends at the Emlen Physick Estate located at 1048 Washington Street. 

The Parade is sponsored by the City of Cape May, the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May and the Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities (Cape May MAC).

For more information call the City of Cape May Department of Tourism, Recreation and Civic Affairs at (609) 884-9565

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Say No To Service Fees

Cape May News, Vacation Rental News - admin - June 5, 2019

Airbnb is now going to eliminate guest fees for property managers and hotels beginning June 4. What does this mean for the vacation rental market?

The big vacation rental listing services are now moving away from the service fee model where guests are charged a fee to book. The new tactic will be a service fee where the owner of the rental property will pay a percentage fee per rental transaction. This new model will drive more guest business to the sites but may very well backfire with owners. Owners will be less likely to list a rental knowing they now have to pay a percentage of each rental for the “privilege” of listing on a big vacation rental listing service.

What can owners do? Find local vacation rental listing sites that do not charge any service fees at all. CapeMayVacationRentals.com and Wildwoodrentals.com do not charge service fees.

Simply browse our listings and contact the owner directly. Bypass the fees for the same property and save money.

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Pure Prairie League and Orleans at Cape May Convention Hall

Cape May News - admin - June 5, 2019

Cost: $48 per person

Location
Cape May Convention Hall

714 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 884-9565

From classic rock and roll to smooth rhythm and blues to a set list hand-picked by the audience, the City of Cape May 2019 Summer Concert Series offers eight weeks of thrilling entertainment.�

Pure Prairie League and Orleans kick off the concert series. Pure Prairie League brings its unique country rock sound to the stage with hits such as “Aimee,” “Let Me Love You Tonight,” and “Falling in And Out of Love.” Orleans has performed for more than four decades, producing more than 16 albums and classic hits such as “Still The One,” “Dance With Me,” and “Love Takes Time.”

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