About WeNeedAVacation

Created in 1997, WeNeedAVacation.com matches vacationers to homeowners in the Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket areas through a stress-free vacation rental process. WIth over 4,000 listings, the site is the go-to for vacationers to the Cape and Islands.

Things to Know About WeNeedAVacation

The user-friendly site allows prospective renters to search for properties that fit their criteria. Not only can users adjust property location, size, price, amenities and dates of rental to fit their needs, but they can also record notes about rentals, rate them, share favorites with family and friends and learn more about local events and points of interest.


  • Every listing is carefully reviewed and approved before activation
  • WeNeedAVacation has personally met homeowners and visited properties
  • Majority of new listers are referred to by long-time listers
  • Guest reviews offer total transparency
  • Never had a scam listing since 1997

Advantages over a hotel

  • Adds a personal touch
  • Does not charge booking or service fee
  • Locally owned and operated
  • Privacy
  • More flexible for groups and families

How to Use WeNeedAVacation

Prospective renters can search for property by location or dates of travel. If choosing by location, users can click the box marked “Locations” to find a drop down menu and map of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket locations. After selecting one or multiple locations and hitting the search button, a list of available rental properties should appear on a map and as a list.

Users can view the properties as a list on the right, with a brief summary of information including the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, average prices and a featured photo. Users can also view the properties on a map to see them in proximity to other points of interest. After searching via location, users can also filter properties based on dates of travel, number of bedrooms, price range and more.


Prospective renters can also see reviews, dates available and amenities, location and more, by clicking the drop down menus further down the page. Users can save a rental property as a favorite to view at a later date, contact the owner via the information provided, or leave a review after a successful trip.


The site does not allow prospective renters to place a reservation online directly through the site. Instead, users must contact the owner of the property via email or the phone number provided.

Users can also search properties based on the dates of travel or the number of bedrooms needed/guests.

Users who know their property identification number can use the search box at the top right corner of the homepage.

WeNeedAVacation Support

WeNeedAVacation website: WeNeedAVacation.com

Email for vacationers: [email protected]

Email for homeowners: [email protected]

Email for businesses: [email protected]

Brewster office address: 15 Cape Lane, Brewster, MA 02631

Hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Phone number: 774-323-3911

Wellesley Office address: 30 Mayo Road, Wellesley, MA 02482

Hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: 781-239-1469