What is and is not included in your rental?

Typical Nantucket High End BathroomOften when I am discussing a potential rental with a customer they would ask – what else do I have to bring for my rental?, do they provide sheets, etc? Be assured, every rental in Nantucket is fully furnished with pillows, sheets, towels, and all other comforts of a hotel room. Do not worry, you are covered.

Further, and often, rentals do come with additional amenities like beach chairs and beach towels, bicycles, canoes, beach toys, and other such goodies. As a renter, you should always ask: what additional amenities are offered as part of your rental agreement?

It is also important to know that after January 1st, 2019, the Massachusetts legislature imposed taxes on all short term rentals. Hence, if your rental starts after July 1st, 2019, then, you will need to pay a 5.7% state tax and a 6% local tax for every rental on island.

Additional fees that owners charge on rentals include “Pet Fee”, when pets are allowed, Administrative Fees, usually $50 - $75, and credit card fees, if you are paying for your rental using a credit card. Booking fees when using one of Nantucket real estate agencies are paid by the owner, but sites such as VRBO.com charge a booking fee to the renter.