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Cape May Christmas Parade

Cape May News - admin - October 10, 2019

The Annual West Cape May Christmas Parade is back! Kicks off from the West Cape May Firehouse and marches South on Broadway, winds East on Perry, and onto Carpenter Lane. Rain date is December 8th.Cost: Free Admission

Rain date is December 8th.Cost: Free Admission


LOCATION

Borough of West Cape May

West Cape May, NJ 08204

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Cape May 2nd Annual Blues Fest

Cape May News - admin - September 25, 2019

BluesFest Cape May kicks off in two clubs along the beachfront in Cape May, NJ., October 11-12. Hosted by Carney’s and Cabanas, BluesFest Cape May features the best blues, DC’s Smokehouse BBQ and brews with multiple shows by multiple artists Friday and Saturday. Hosted by Carney’s and Cabanas Cape May and produced by Spy Boy Productions



Date: Friday, October 11, 2019 to Saturday, October 12, 2019

BluesFest Cape May, Presented by Blue Moon Brewing Company and Three Chord Bourbon, October 11 – 12



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Cape May Wine Trail

Cape May News - admin - September 25, 2019

Spend an afternoon visiting Cape May County’s wineries and sampling the unique flavors of each. Enjoy lunch at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom and travel via trolley to Willow Creek Winery where you’ll enjoy tastings and a brief tour. You’ll also travel to Natali Vineyards for tastings there with cheese and crackers and receive a souvenir glass.  Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). 

Saturday, October 05, 2019 11:00 am 

Cost: Admission is $75.

Location
Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom

1048 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ 08204

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Cape May Grand Lighthouse Cruise

Cape May News - admin - September 25, 2019

Come aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher to view and photograph seven historic lighthouses of the late 19th and early part of the 20th centuries. Most of these lighthouses stand on pedestals out of sight of land and are still operational. Each 5-hour cruise includes narration on the history of each lighthouse and more. Includes continental breakfast buffet and Captain’s Lunch buffet. A cash bar is available. Sponsored by the Cape May Whale Watcher and the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). 

Saturday, September 28, 2019 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Cost: Tickets $95 (adults) $75 (children ages 7-12)

Location
Miss Chris Marina

2nd Avenue and Wilson Drive,
Cape May, NJ 08204

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City of Cape May Tree Lighting 2019

Cape May News - admin - September 4, 2019

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Come celebrate Christmas in the beautiful city of Cape May. Experience the annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Rotary Park. The park is decorated for the holidays and the town is decked out in lights.

Also Santa and his elves have decked out the Physick Estate with thousands of lights and holiday trimmings. Enjoy a wide variety of holiday tours and food and wine events to get you into the Christmas spirit. The Physick Estate becomes a Christmas wonderland during the holiday season. The free Carroll Gallery exhibit, An Old-Fashioned Christmas, brings back happy childhood memories, capturing the feeling of Christmas past with model trains, a Dept. 56 Dickens Village beneath the boughs of our giant Christmas tree, and much more (through Jan. 1, 2020). Visit the Estate on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7pm as Santa arrives to flip the switch for the festive Tree-Lighting Ceremony (sponsored by Sturdy Savings Bank)That evening, the Physick House will be open for free, self-guided tours from 6pm-8pm. Visitors are encouraged to share in the holiday spirit and bring a non-perishable food item for the Cape May Community Food Bank. For kids, there are Santa’s Trolley Rides and a chance to visit with old St. Nick himself. Grown-ups will enjoy holiday ghost tales during Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides and Holiday Lights Trolley Rides.

Friday, December 6, 2019

City of Cape May Tree Lighting

Located at Rotary Park at 7pm

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Cape May 2019 Annual Victorian Weekend

Cape May News - admin - September 4, 2019

Looking for a great weekend getaway in Cape May? Victorian Weekend is one of the best times of year to visit Cape May and celebrate the unique heritage of America’s first seashore resort. Enjoy entertaining activities from history to murder mysteries, plus historic house tours, food and wine events and much, much more.

Celebrate Cape May’s Victorian architecture and history during this holiday weekend of tours and events themed to Cape May’s Victorian era. Don’t miss this classic celebration of Cape May history! Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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Cape May’s Wild Side Trolley Tour

Cape May News - admin - August 30, 2019

Beyond the charming Victorian homes and sandy beaches, Cape May is world-famous for its birdwatching, Monarch butterfly  migration and natural history.  Relax and be entertained in the birding capital of North America as you join Cape May Bird Observatory naturalists on a trolley tour to local “hotspots” (disembarking  at several stops), learning about the diversity, abundance (millions of birds pass through each year), geography and extensive history of this amazing area.  Co-sponsored by New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory and the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities. 

https://www.capemaymac.org/boat-nature-activities

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Cape May Grand Lighthouse Cruise

Cape May News - admin - August 30, 2019

cape may lighthouse cruise

Come aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher to view and photograph seven historic lighthouses of the late 19th and early part of the 20th centuries. Most of these lighthouses stand on pedestals out of sight of land and are still operational. Each 5-hour cruise includes narration on the history of each lighthouse and more. Includes continental breakfast buffet and Captain’s Lunch buffet.

Sponsored by the Cape May Whale Watcher and the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). 

Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:00 am – 3:00 pm 

Cost: Tickets $95 (adults) $75 (children ages 7-12)

Miss Chris Marina

2nd Avenue and Wilson Drive
Cape May, NJ 08204

https://www.capemaymac.org/boat-nature-activities

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The Tomato Festival in Cape May

Cape May News - admin - August 24, 2019

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The Tomato Festival in Wilbraham Park in West Cape May celebrates the New Jerseys Fresh Tomatoes and the end of the summer season! The fun begins at 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. Proceeds from Tomato Festival event benefit the WCM Shade Tree Commission in their endeavor to protect and improve the tree canopy of West Cape May. Come on out and share in the fun.

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Recent Changes in the Vacation Rental Market

Cape May News, Uncategorized, Vacation Rental News - admin - August 21, 2019

Dear Cape May Vacation Rental Owners,

As many of you know there have been major changes in the vacation rental business in 2019.

Starting in January of 2019 the State of New Jersey began taxing vacation rentals. All owners of vacation rental properties in New Jersey were instructed to collect tax on their rental. This new tax law was supposed to “level” the playing field with VRBO/HomeAway, Flipkey and other national listing sites who were already collecting New Jerseys short term rental tax. The New Jersey real estate lobby was able to carve out an exception. If owners listed their rental with realtors they would not be taxed. However, they would be charged the standard 12% or less realtor fee if their rental was booked through the realtor.

Rental owners wrote countless emails and made tons of calls to local representatives and the Governor about how bad the tax was for the rental business and the local economy. It worked. The short-term rental tax was amended on August 9th to remove the tax on individual owners who market their rentals on their own and handle all payments.

This change in the New Jersey Short term rental tax did not include VRBO/HomeAway, and other national listing services. If an owner continues to list with VRBO/HomeAway, Flipkey or any national listing service guests will still be taxed and charged service fees if they book through them. VRBO/HomeAway, Flipkey or any national listing service collects payments and under New Jerseys Law that makes it a taxable transaction.

As of today, 8/21, VRBO and HomeAway announced that any listings with them will no longer be eligible for advanced payments. Owners will not receive rental payments until after your guests check- in. Your rental payments will be held until check-in. This “holding” of rental payments will make it very difficult for many owners to fund operation of their rental. A typical owner who does most of their renting in the summer would now have to wait until the guest checks in during their summer week to get paid.

VRBO, HomeAway, Flipkey and other national listing sites can also do chargebacks on your rental if a guest complains about the simplest of issues. Owners have no recourse. 

All of these national listing services appear to be doing nothing but a money grab directed at owners and renters. 

So why list with CapeMayVacationRentals.com?

We believe every owner has the right to know what we are doing to market your rental.

It’s all about traffic. We get website traffic. A lot of traffic. The more traffic the more travelers will see your listing. For the last quarter (90 days) we had well over 110000 visitors to our site. This is well defined, specific traffic to the Cape May area market and this number will continue to grow. The people clicking on our search engine links and social media ads are looking for a Cape May area rental. A typical renter can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars by booking directly with the owner. That is why we are seeing large traffic numbers. Renters are looking to avoid service fees and taxes to save money. 

We rank very high on Google Search for many of the keywords people type in when searching for a rental in the Cape May area. 90% of all searching is done through Google. We also dominate local listings on maps. We rank higher than many rental related websites in the Cape May area on both mobile devices and desktops

Our website is built for both the mobile (phone) user and desktop user. 70 % of all of our traffic comes from renters using their phones to search for a rental. 

Our listings are non-taxable. Owners handle all payments making the transaction non-taxable.

We do not charge service fees

Owners get paid according to their rental agreement and payment schedule. They are not subjected to any withholding of payments

With CapeMayVacationRentals.com owners have complete control over how funds are collected and complete control of any refund process if needed.

We do not block communications. It’s your rental and you should be able to communicate openly with someone who wants to rent your property. This helps every owner screen renters to make sure they are the right fit for your rental. VRBO, HomeAway, Flipkey do not screen.

We offer calendar sync with VRBO, HomeAway and Airbnb. To automatically sync your calendars just follow the instructions in your admin area. We also offer a utility that imports your reviews from VRBO and HomeAway. This utility is also located in your admin area on our website. Renters want to see up to date availability calendars are read reviews. The more information you provide to someone looking at your property the more likely they will inquire.

Please note our best performing listings are the most complete listings. These listings offer very good photographs, detailed descriptions, reviews, rates and most importantly an updated calendar. Renters looking for a property are more likely to inquire about a rental if the listing has all of the information needed to make the decision to book.

So, like every rental transaction it all comes down to affordability for renters and fees for owners. We believe CapeMayVacationRentals.com provides the most affordable and best solution for both.

We look forward to continue to market your rental. If you should have any questions please call or email us at any time. 

Thank you and Happy Renting!

Tom Froschle

CapeMayVacationRentals.com

609-400-2240

We help fill availability calendars every day. 

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