Rental Bookings and Prices Holding Strong

Bare BeachRental home bookings and prices for the Cape and Islands have held strong, according to Weneedavaction.com.

Bookings for Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are up 4 percent from the same time last year for the spring, summer and fall.

The website has only seen a 0.6 percent reduction from homeowners original 2014 season pricing.

The usual reduction rate is between 3 and 4 percent for the months of June and July.

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Weneedavaction.com has the following recommendations for vacationers still looking for great value:

  • The weeks of June 28, July 5 and August 23 are the least popular of the summer and there are more rentals available at lower prices.
  • Vacation with extended family or friends to share the cost of a rental property.
  • Consider renting lake-front or pond-front property, which will provide the enjoyment of an ocean-front home at a lower price.
  • Look at the sites Last-Minute Availability and Deals page, which highlights properties with availability within the next 4 weeks often at discounted rates.