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Cape Cod Dog Park

Cape Cod dog park

Taking your dog for a walk. While there are plenty of open places on Cape Cod to walk a dog, they mostly require a leash. The Cape Cod beaches are strictly off limits during the tourist season, however leashed dogs are allowed on the National Seashore beaches after 5 pm. There are several dog parks and open spaces specifically for dogs to meet and play off leash. Note: Clean up after your dog. Mutt Mitts … Read more…

Cape Cod Kennels and Dog Care

Cape Cod Dog Kennel

It’s great to bring your dog on vacation with the rest of the family. But what if your vacation rental doesn’t allow pets? Or if they do, do you leave your dog alone all day while you go to the beach or shopping? You can board your pet in a nearby kennel where they can be taken out for a dog walk and play time visit with you during the day. Or choose a kennel where they … Read more…

Security Cameras in a Vacation Rental

Home security camera

More and more, vacation rental tenants are encountering properties with security cameras installed, which causes concerns about violation of privacy. Is it legal for homeowners to install security cameras at a rental property? Are there specific areas where surveillance can be placed or not? Do tenants have to be notified if surveillance cameras are in place? Homeowners Homeowners are generally within legal bounds to install surveillance cameras to protect their property. Cameras must be visible … Read more…

A Celtic Parade, Seafaring Films, Jazz Concerts and Outdoor Learning

Things to do Cape Cod

From lions to lambs, there’s something for everyone during the month of March on Cape Cod Here are a few suggestions to put a spring in your step and a smile on your face as the days grow longer and the temperatures slowly warm. Shake off your winter hibernation, grab a friend and join in welcoming spring’s advance.   2019 Cape Cod Saint Patrick’s Parade | Yarmouth Named one of Yankee Magazine’s best St. Patrick’s Day … Read more…

Tax Deductions for Rental Property

Vacation rental tax deductions

Profits and Losses on Vacation Rental Homes The rent you collect from your tenants counts as income. You offset that income and lower your tax bill by deducting your rental home expenses including depreciation. For example, you received $10,200 in rent during the year and had expenses of $3,200, then your taxable rental income would be $7,000. You can even write off a net loss on a rental home as long as you meet income … Read more…