How you can take advantage of Cape Cod summer rental deals

Title: Lower Vacation Rental Prices on Cape Cod: How to Get the Best Deal

With an increased number of vacation rentals available this summer, Cape Cod is becoming an attractive destination for those seeking affordable getaways. The supply and demand dynamic has led to a decrease in rental prices as homeowners offer incentives to fill their units.

Traditionally, vacationers would secure rental properties during the winter or spring, but this year, many waited until the last minute. This delay resulted in competition among owners, compelling them to lower their rates to secure bookings. According to Blake Decker of Pretty Picky Properties, average pricing for vacation rentals is down by 5-7% compared to last year.

If you’re planning a vacation on Cape Cod, here are some tips to help you get the best deal:

1. Avoid prime weeks: The last week of July and the first two weeks of August are typically the busiest and priciest times.

2. Connect directly with the homeowner: Property managers may not be as willing to negotiate, but homeowners often are, making it worthwhile to establish a direct relationship.

3. Ask for a discount: Many homeowners are offering concessions to attract renters this summer.

4. Be flexible: If you can travel last-minute, you may have a better chance of securing a good price.

5. Consider additional nights for free or included amenities: Some homeowners are offering extra perks, such as free nights or linens and beach towels.

Courtney Cole, an anchor and reporter at WBZ-TV, joined the team in 2022 after spending four years in Jacksonville, Florida.

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