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Early Cape and Islands Vacation Rental Bookings Reflect Continued Momentum

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

February 15, 2013 - Early booking numbers for vacation rental homes on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket listed with are up over 16% over the same booking period last year. This increase continues the upward trend over the past 4 years, including a 26% improvement over 2011, 53% over 2010 and 66% over 2009.

The rise in bookings is evident in both the spring and fall "shoulder" seasons as well as the high-season summer rentals: springtime bookings up 16.3%, summer 15.9%, and fall 19.6%.

In terms of price bands, relatively modest homes listed under $2,000/week have so far enjoyed the greatest increase in bookings at 18.7% over last year; homes listed in the $2,000-$3,000/week range are up 15%; those in the $3,000-$4,000/week range are up a more modest 12.2%; and those listed at over $4,000/week are up as much as 15.2%.

Another trend apparent on the website in the past 3 years is that vacationers are booking earlier. During the 2009 and 2010 seasons, vacationers appeared more hesitant and less willing to commit to a vacation rental until closer to the season. believes this is yet another indication of growth in consumer confidence and a reason to be cautiously optimistic for the remainder of the 2013 rental season.


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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