Phase 2 to Begin June 8; Leisure Accommodations Allowed

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Governor Charlie Baker announced Phase 2 will begin on Monday, June 8th.Leisure accommodations are allowed to reopen during Phase 2, which includes leisure short-term rentals.

To help our members with reopening their short-term rental properties, we have created several new resources:

  • Guidance for Owners and REALTORS®
  • A model cleaning plan that meets the Massachusetts Lodging Protocols and Checklist, which is a requirement of all operators of short-term rentals
  • Guidance for guests with information about what is open

All resources can be found on our Safe Summer 2020 initiative website.

Just like many places around the country, our economy has been hit hard. We depend on visitors coming and enjoying Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket to make a living - to support our restaurants, our retail stores, and our service industry.

Short-term rental owners and the real estate brokerages that manage them have worked hard to create a safe and healthy environment for our visitors to vacation in. Vacation rentals are the way of life for Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket and drive our economy.

To highlight the cleaning and safety initiatives our member brokerages are undertaking, we have launched a microsite, Safe Summer 2020, to promote the steps real estate brokerages and the owners of short-term rentals should be taking in order to create a safe environment for vacation rentals this summer.

This initiative is meant to reassure guests and visitors that professionals across Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket are taking to protect our communities and make them safe - but, at the same time, begin the steps to recover our economy, which depends on short-term rentals.