Getting to know the people behind the scenes
Front Row: Shannon, Jeff, Joan, Lauren; Back Row: Nate, David, Elizabeth (Beta),
In 1997, Joan and Jeff Talmadge created WeNeedaVacation.com to
provide an innovative means of matching vacationers and homeowners
more efficiently and inexpensively than ever before. Starting with just 100 listings
on Cape Cod in 1997, WeNeedaVacation.com now lists more than 3,500 listings on the
Cape, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and Florida.
Our state-of-the art technology, still the most advanced
in the vacation rental industry, outperforms any other. Within minutes, prospective
renters are reviewing properties that meet their critieria, including location,
size, price, amenities, and dates. Vacationers can save their vacation requirements
and results, returning time after time to continue their search. They can also record
notes about rentals, rate them, and share favorites with family and friends. Hear
But, as proud of our technology as we are, it's not enough! We at WeNeedaVacation.com
take equal pride in providing our clients with old-fashioned personalized service.
For many homeowners, renting their home is a new experience, and it can be daunting.
We have helped countless homeowners with issues of marketing and managing their
rental homes. See
Benefits and Pricing
, which is available to clients. We truly enjoy helping
homeowners to be more effective and responsible landlords. Hear what
homeowners have told us.
The heart and soul of WeNeedaVacation.com is our amazing staff, who collectively
have over 100 years of experience as vacation rental homeowners!
We know your joys and pains and really care about making you as successful as
you can be.
The Talmadges have been landlords since 1980, are lifelong New Englanders, and own
a vacation rental home in East Orleans on the Cape. They know the Cape and Islands
very well as both homeowners and vacationers. They travel frequently to Florida,
too, and never miss Red Sox Spring Training!
They and WeNeedaVacation.com have been featured on Chronicle,
the award-winning evening magazine show on Boston's Channel 5, WCVB-TV: "If you
are looking to find your perfect hideaway for your next vacation, you want the Talmadges
in your Rolodex... custom design your dream vacation home..." Joan and Jeff were
also featured in the May/June, 2003 issue of Coastal Living and have been
covered in numerous other news media.
Kathy Jones lives in Florida and provides regional support for
our Florida homeowners. She spent 24 years living on Cape Cod, where she was a real
estate broker with her own agency that included a rental department handling hundreds
of properties. Kathy continues to hold a real estate broker's license and is very
knowledgeable about the many ins and outs of renting a Florida property. She has
consulted for property management companies who wished to expand into sales and
To vacationers and homeowners, we are committed to providing you with excellent
Joan and Jeff Talmadge
(781) 239-1469 (Cape & Islands)
(239) 283-7857 (Florida)
(781) 239-0474 (Cape & Islands)
(239) 283-7857 (Florida)
30 Mayo Road
Wellesley, MA 02482