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Covid-19 Message
Posted by Kinlin Grover | Monday, May 17, 2021

We are currently accepting inquiries and reservations for all of our properties for the 2021 season. Our standard cancellation policy is in effect. If the Commonwealth of Massachusetts bans short-term rentals during the dates of your stay, you will receive a full refund. Otherwise, please refer to our cancellation policy. Kinlin Grover Vacation Rentals and its agents expect all guests to adhere to any and all travel orders mandated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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UPDATED 5/17/21: Per the Governor of Massachusetts, all remaining COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted effective Saturday, May 29. The governor is set to end the State of Emergency on June 15, 2021. On May 29, all industries will be permitted to open, all industry restrictions will be lifted with capacities increasing to 100%. The gathering limit will be rescinded. The commonwealth will rescind the face covering order and issue a new advisory based on CDC guidelines. Exceptions will remain in place for public and private transportation, healthcare facilities and other settings with vulnerable populations.

(5/4/21) Visitors from out-of-state are required to follow the state's guidelines as relates to quarantine, COVID-19 testing and vaccinations as outlined on the COVID-19 Travel Advisory Website. If you feel sick, please do not travel to Massachusetts.

Please refer to the state's official COVID-19 Updates and Information page for important details and updates. As of April 30, 2021, the Face Coverings Order will be relaxed for some outdoor settings. 

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In an effort to maintain the health and safety of guests, homeowners and rental agents, protocols--both mandated and suggested--have been put in place. 

Changes have been made to check-in/out procedures and above all, cleaning. Cleaners will adhere to a CDC recommended protocol which includes disinfecting all major surfaces and high-touch areas including light switches, door and cabinet knobs and handles, remote controls, railings, chair arms, toilets, faucets and such. Cleaners will be required to wear gloves and masks.

If you have any questions for our rental team, please send an email to or call 1-800-338-1851.

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Are You Ready for National Plan for Vacation Day?
Posted by Kinlin Grover | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

National Plan for Vacation Day

In case you haven’t heard, Tuesday, January 29, 2019, marks an annual event called National Plan for Vacation Day.

So, what exactly is National Plan for Vacation Day?

In short, it's a day where Americans are encouraged to arrange their vacation time for the rest of the year, ensuring that they have everything organized well in advance. This plan can include aspects of vacation planning like asking for time off, selecting locations to visit, and starting the booking process.

When you put off planning your vacation time, you're far less likely to use it. By having a specific day where you get together with your family to plan your holidays, you're more likely to get the time off and come up with a vacation itinerary that works for everyone involved.


Vacation Planning by the Numbers

Only about 49% of American workers take the time to pre-plan their vacations, leading to many people missing out. The main reason for not planning vacations ahead of time is uncertainty regarding the family's personal, work, and children's schedules.

By planning well in advance, you can make it much easier for your boss to grant your time off later in the year. A recent survey suggests that 91% of managers want to approve vacation time requests, but 43% of these bosses report not receiving enough notice to grant these absences. A principal reason for the disconnect is that 52% of workers fail to give at least six weeks notice and only 19% of employees ask for time off three or more months in advance.

Another aspect of pre-planning is that it gives you time to get ahead on your work, rather than neglecting it all until the last minute or having it pile up while you're gone. About 57% of employees end up leaving a backlog of work for when they complete their vacation or end up bringing it with them; not ideal if you’re looking to get away from it all for a week or two.

The goal when planning your vacation on January 29 is to give you more than enough time to get everything, and everyone, organized, so that you can enjoy a stress-free holiday when the time comes.


Why You Should Book Direct

book direct and saveOnce you've determined when and where you want to take your vacation, the next step is booking your transportation and accommodation.

Something to remember is that booking directly with Kinlin Grover Vacation Rentals helps to save you money verses booking through a large online travel agent like HomeAway, VRBO, or Airbnb.

The large websites charge property owners and renters commission and booking fees, which can add to the expense of your rental. These charges are generally between 6% and 10% but can sometimes reach as high as 25%. When you're booking a vacation home for a week or more, these fees can certainly add up.

Consequently, you should also know that February 6, 2019, is the second annual #BookDirect Day, which has the objective of raising awareness of the benefits of booking directly through the property manager or owner.

Search for the hashtag #bookdirect on social media sites that day for more information on the benefits of booking directly through a property management firm.

The idea is that booking direct often means better communication, lower fees, and an overall more enjoyable renting experience.


What This Means for Your Cape Cod Vacation

As you might expect, vacation rentals on Cape Cod are extremely popular during the summer and booking ahead is a necessity. If you don’t book ahead, you’ll probably be out of luck when looking for a rental on your desired dates and location.

January 29 makes the perfect time to begin the Cape Cod vacation planning process, so you can organize your dates and book your vacation home right away.

And, of course, booking directly through Kinlin Grover means you can avoid the service fees you’ll see on websites like HomeAway and VRBO, which add to the overall cost of your vacation. Going this route is best for everyone involved, as both you and the homeowner can avoid overpaying a third-party and you can communicate directly with us, rather than having to rely on a booking site with out-of-state customer service and limited knowledge of the Cape.

With over 750 properties from which to choose, you’re sure to find the perfect match on Cape Cod through Kinlin Grover Vacation Rentals, as long as you plan your vacation well in advance.


Spend this year's Plan for Vacation Day checking out everything that Cape Cod has to offer.

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