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2018 Rentals: What Tenants & Homeowners Need to Know


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Fisher Real Estate Rentals

As the holidays approach, there is no better time to start thinking about your 2018 Nantucket rental. Whether you’re a homeowner renting out your home this season or this is your first time renting in Nantucket, Team Fisher has you covered with a few key recommendations so your vacation planning and your time on island go smoothly.

For Tenants

Finding Your Ideal Rental

If you haven’t yet found what you are looking for in a rental, contact a Fisher agent so they can help you with a list of suggested properties based on your ideal criteria. We have a rental property for everyone, and calendars are filling up quickly, so call our team today to book your stay!

Save the Date: Steamship Authority Ferry Reservation Dates

Beginning Thursday, January 11th, the Steamship Authority opens online reservations for travel between May 11, 2018 – October 22, 2018. These tickets go fast so plan accordingly. For vehicle reservations you will need the year, make, model and license plate number of the vehicle you are traveling with.

Beginning Thursday, January 18th you can make a reservation over the phone or in person for travel between May 11, 2018 – October 22, 2018.

*Note: you may only book up to five transactions (one-way or round-trip) on these dates.

Traveling Without a Car?

Don’t want to bring your own vehicle? No worries, Nantucket Island Rent-A-Car has you covered. From Jeep Wranglers to Mini Coopers they have something for whatever your needs may be. They are beginning to take reservations for 2018 so be sure to book early! Bonus: all their Wranglers and SUVs come with a beach permit so you can drive onto your favorite beaches without any hassle. 

Planning Your Island Activities

  • Dining: Even though most of your favorite restaurants don’t open until Memorial Day, it’s never too early to start thinking about your summer social schedule. Check out Fisher’s Restaurant Guide for everything you need to know about the Nantucket bar and restaurant scene so you can begin deciding where to go once reservations open up.
  • Activities: From kid’s activities to surfing Team Fisher has you covered. We’ve laid out everything you need to know for a perfect Nantucket summer vacation:

Be sure to keep checking back on Fisher’s Blog for more activities, calendar of events, rentals and, of course, Nantucket fishing … all to come in 2018!

For Homeowners:

Need Help Filling Your Calendar? 

Contact our team today to let us know which dates you are still trying to book and if you are looking for advice on how to optimize your rental season.

Updated Photography  

Images that truly showcase your home are a key ingredient to attracting renters.  If you have new photos or would like to refresh the imagery, contact us today!

Time for a Refresh?

A new year is the perfect opportunity to update a few rental essentials in your home. Have there been any suggestions from previous tenants? Is there anything missing that could enhance the tenant experience and make your home more attractive to new tenants? Imagine the things you like to have when you stay elsewhere and implement them for your home.

Here are a few recommendations:

  • Seasonal Updates: Take a look at the quality of your bed linens, towels, dishware, appliances, beach equipment and outdoor furniture.  Does anything need replacing?
  • Seasonal To-Dos: Update us on any new amenities or renovations as well as any changes to your property management team (cleaners, caretakers, etc).  Have you changed your wifi password? Have you made any changes in rates/availability for 2018?

Make House Instructions 

We believe the best way to ensure your house is well taken care of, and your tenants are happy, is to provide a document or booklet of house instructions for guests. A small guide with Wi-Fi information, trash days, departure instructions, etc can go a long way. Be sure to contact a Fisher agent if you need help making your guide!

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