Pandemic Didn't Impact Short Term Rentals

Short-term rental and hotel stays on Martha's Vineyard have continued to do well since the spike for demand during the coronavirus pandemic.

Island communities took in nearly nine-million-dollars in room tax fees since they were permitted in 2018, and the figures for July through September saw a take of over four-million.

Rental agents, however, say these numbers are deceiving because demand post-pandemic is down, and rising costs to stay on the Vineyard are rising.

Managers say there has been a shift toward more expensive rental properties, as well.

Some communities are considering additional rental regulations, including an increase in the room tax plus stay limits.

(Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)


Photo: JOSEPH PREZIOSO / AFP / Getty Images

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