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Cape & Islands Vacation Rentals Continue to Rebound

Contact: Elizabeth Weedon
Phone: (888) 281-8660

May 20, 2009 —Vacation rental bookings in May 2009 on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are projected to be 31% higher than last May. This is a significant jump, especially following’s recent report of a 6% increase in March and April over the same time last year.

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For Cape Cod alone, vacation rental bookings for May 2009 are projected to be up 34% over last May. Nantucket is expected to be up 18%from last year, with Martha’s Vineyard coming in at 21%.

Season to date, overall bookings are still down from last year. Martha’s Vineyard is only 6% behind 2008; the Cape is 13% behind; and Nantucket is 26% behind. These numbers look at the total bookings for summer 2009 thru May 19, 2009 vs. total bookings for summer 2008 thru May 19, 2008.


Vacation rental prices compared to last year are only 0.7% higher for Cape Cod and the islands. Specifically, prices have increased 1.1% for Cape Cod and 1.0% on Martha’s Vineyard. Prices have decreased 3.5% on Nantucket.


About WeNeedaVacation: Since 1997, WeNeedaVacation has been providing an efficient and inexpensive way of matching vacationers and vacation rental homeowners. The website lists nearly 4,000 properties on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket. The WeNeedaVacation Vacation Planner also offers extensive information to the 175,000+ vacationers who use our site yearly, including information about beaches, events, dining, activities, and shopping. Our amazing staff provides unparalleled guidance to our Cape & Islands vacation rental homeowners. Many of our staff are vacation rental owners themselves, and all work hard to promote this special place. We proudly belong to 17 local Chambers of Commerce.

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