Getting to know the people behind the scenes
Lauren, Jim, Becky, Jeff, Joan, Taryn, David, Elizabeth and Shannon
(Susan in insert)
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, WeNeedaVacation.com now lists
more than 4,000 listings on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket.
Our attractive, user-friendly website enables prospective renters to quickly view
vacation properties that meet their criteria, including location, size, price, amenities,
and dates. Vacationers can save their vacation requirements and search 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. The website offers
visitors a wealth of information in the Vacation Planner about local activities
and events, restaurants, shops, and other businesses, as well as local beaches and
points of interest. Hear what
In addition to enjoying the loyalty of tens of thousands of vacationers, we at WeNeedaVacation.com
take equal pride in providing our homeowner clients with old-fashioned personalized
service to help them to be more effective and responsible landlords. 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 by phone, email,
and through our complimentary Homeowner Forums (offered on the Cape, Martha’s Vineyard,
and Wellesley each fall). We also offer professional and affordable
consultation and photography services. See the
Benefits and Pricing of listing with us, and 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 the joys
and pains of vacation rental ownership and really care about helping homeowners
to be successful.
Known as local Cape and Islands experts, WeNeedaVacation.com has been featured on
Chronicle, the award-winning evening magazine
show on Boston's Channel 5, WCVB-TV. We have also been featured
in the Cape Cod Times, Cape & Plymouth Business magazine, Vineyard
Gazette, Barnstable Patriot, Patriot Ledger, CapeCodToday.com,
Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Boston Business Journal,
The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Coastal Living.
We have also been quoted often on National Public Radio (NPR) and have appeared
in TV news reports for CNBC, WCVB-TV Channel 5, WBZ CBS Channel 4, and NECN (the
New England Cable Network).
We are committed to providing excellent service to vacationers and homeowners alike.
Feel free to contact us any time.