Earning extra money from your space doesn’t have to be a full time job. We take care of the details that get you the positive reviews.

Q.  What is Guest Readiness Service? Why should I consider Guest Readiness Services for my rental?

A.  Let’s face it, competition is fierce in the vacation rental arena. The average vacation rental homeowner lacks the time and resources to effectively handle the small details vacationers appreciate nowadays. These details convert “guests” into raving fans of your vacation rental! Guest Readiness is a pre-stay check of your property to ensure it is 100% in order and ready for the next guests. Small, welcoming touches earn great reviews.

Q.  I already list my home and don’t want to pay for a high-priced property manager. Why should I choose InsideOut?

A.  Most full-service property management companies and real estate rental services can charge anywhere from 20% - 50% of your rental income! We keep things simple and flexible for you by taking care of your bookings and guest communications. This allows you more time to enjoy your life and not spend it tied to the phone or email! All for the unheard-of low booking fee of just 8%.

Q.  I have a vacation home (or cottage/condo) to rent but I just don’t have the time or know how to go about renting it. Can InsideOut help me earn some passive income from this?

A.  Yes! We have complete co-hosting services from start to finish. We help you get your space ready, create the listing, offer house manuals, handle the bookings, and more!

Welcome to InsideOut Properties of Cape Cod, MA

I have an absolute passion for hosting guests and hospitality. When I was working a full-time office job and renting my vacation property, I found it difficult to find the time to focus on all of the little details that really do earn a host those five-star reviews. I did it, as my reviews show, but it was HARD! I knew there had to be other vacation rental homeowners like me that wanted to host (or even just earn passive income) but just didn’t have the time necessary. With the influx of Airbnb and other vacation rental platforms, the landscape has changed and guests expect a lot more. Competition amongst the masses is tough and as a host, you need to stand above the crowd. Whether it is just a basket of fresh baked treats for your guests or complete VIP co-hosting services, I will care for you and your guests inside and out.

Tara Goss, InsideOut Properties of Cape Cod, MA

Airbnb Superhost | InsideOut Properties of Cape Cod Hostfully Guidebook Award Winner | InsideOut Properties of Cape Cod VRBO Premier Host | InsideOut Properties of Cape Cod

InsideOut Properties levels

level 1

Guest Readiness Services

Verify property is ready to welcome guests. We make sure the space is clean, fully stocked, and everything in its place.

  • Complete a pre-stay walk through checklist
  • Offer photo or video verification of guest readiness
  • Ensure toiletries/cleaning supplies are restocked for the cleaners
  • Recommend maintenance/troubleshoot repairs pre-stay
  • Supply a fresh welcome basket for each stay. See custom services
  • Custom services as requested for additional fee

$25 / service call

InsideOut Properties levels

level 2

Booking Management

  • Act as the primary point of contact for guests
  • Calendar management
  • Price optimization
  • Reply to all inquiries
  • Pre-approvals, accepting, or rejecting reservation requests
  • Pre-arrival guest communications
  • Post-arrival guest communications
  • Front line communication with guests/ Resolving issues/ Communicating with homeowner on any issues that require escalation
  • Post check-out guest communications and follow up
  • Reviewing guests after their stay

all For only 8% of confirmed bookings

InsideOut Properties levels

level 3

Full Co-Hosting Services

  • Create custom listing for homeowner on various platforms of homeowners choosing (includes free consultation on space and suggestions for maximizing booking potential)
  • Free staging assistance for listing
  • Photography and photo editing for listing
  • Create custom house manual for listing
  • Create guidebook for listing
  • Act as the primary point of contact for guests
  • Update all calendars on an ongoing basis
  • Reply to all inquiries
  • Pre-approvals, accepting, or rejecting reservation requests
  • Pre-arrival guest communications
  • Post-arrival guest communications
  • Messaging with guests during their stay
  • Assist with issues that guests may have during their stay, including lockouts, key loss, emergency maintenance, and other services as needed.
  • Resolve guests disputes with rental platform (Airbnb, VRBO, etc)
  • Post check-out guest communications and follow up
  • Review guests after their stay
  • InsideOut Cleaning Service
  • InsideOut Properties Linen Services
Also includesadd
  • Ongoing listing optimization (adding or updating listing photos, descriptions, house manual, and/or guidebook and itineraries, and other content as needed)
  • Creating custom experience guidelines and/or guidebooks (if necessary)
  • Purchasing items for the listing for the homeowner
  • Ongoing pricing optimization and specials management
  • Manage communications with InsideOut cleaning service
  • Replenishment of necessities (such as bath products, toilet paper, trash bags, and others) at homeowners cost
  • Assisting with the coordination of repair services when necessary

For an additional 10% of confirmed bookings

Our Testimonials

Tara was an excellent host for my trip. She was always available via text and email with quick responses to any questions I had. Only thing needed during the whole trip was a grill brush and she brought it right over that same day. She’s so good! She made my Cape Cod experience with my family feel very comfortable and organized. All instructions regarding our stay, as well as check in/check out process were very direct and easy to follow. We even followed some recommendations in the area using her interactive manual as well! Would absolutely recommend using her as your guide through Cape Cod!

Christopher · The Landing, August 2021

Some hosts are "hands off" - but not Tara - super helpful and responsive - 5 minutes or less response time on questions/texts. Great location - all the connectivity and technology worked. Well stocked kitchen.

Joe · Atlanta, GA

I chose InsideOut Properties because of their attention to detail to meet and exceed the client's expectations. The company is local which leads to a hands on experience for their customers. I'd recommend InsideOut Properties to any of my family or friends.

Paul Smith · Eastham, MA

Tara did an excellent job as our rental agent. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, our house was fully booked as a result of her hard work and continued efforts. All details were managed efficiently including overseeing tenants moving in and out and the extra attention needed as a result of the virus. We were on the west coast but never worried about the house knowing she was fully in charge. We would recommend her wholeheartedly.

Don & Julie Mackie · East Orleans, MA

When I got in to bed I was so surprised by the linens. First, they smell so good and are obviously SO clean. The sheets, pillows and the amazing comforter are so soft! I don’t usually sleep that well in a full size bed, but once I wrapped myself up in this combination I just didn’t want to get out of bed! If you are trying to decide to get the linens or not, I wouldn’t even think about it. It’s worth every penny. In fact, I purchased some for my home.

Jane Cole Wyman · Portsmouth, NH

Tara is a force of nature!  Not only is she highly organized and proactive but her attention to detail second to none.  What really sets her business apart from others though is the love and positive energy she puts into her dealings with owners and renters alike. Renting our house required a lot of TLC and Tara made it almost effortless.  We have rented our property for the entire season and secured substantial rents all the while maintaining very happy renters who would love to return. I can not recommend her more highly.

Amy Noering · London, England

Tara has really made the entire renting process as care free as possible. She handles every last detail, making sure guests are happy, and we have very little to worry about. She has really boosted our bookings and positive reviews, and provides great feedback to make sure our cottage offers everything our guests need. We feel very fortunate to have found Tara, and wish we had done so much, much sooner!

Stephen Schweikhart and Renie McGrath · Cold Spring, NY

Tara is a pleasure to work with.  She knows how to get the most traffic to view our property, is really proactive, and moves quickly to get the best results for the listing.  Tara is very pleasant, and very quick to respond to emails and texts.  She is very hands-on with the tenants, and wants to have the optimal experience for both the tenants as well as the property owners.

Linda Ravesi · Sudbury, MA

Not enough can be said about Tara's responsiveness and enthusiasm. She is an over-the-top host who believes in what she's doing by being thoughtful and kind. That, with the sparkling clean accommodations puts staying in her properties a big step ahead. Thank you Tara! Keep on, keeping on!

Testimonial from Guests at the Lotus · January 2020

Welcome to the HeartofCapeCod.com!

Our clients list on many platforms, including our owner direct booking site HeartofCapeCod.com

From Wellfleet to Brewster, our properties are located in the Heart of the Cape. The National Seashore, Cape Cod Rail Trail, shopping, antiques, and all the best restaurants are all at your disposal right here. Our properties offer the best in indoor/outdoor living on the Cape. Whether you choose beachfront or pondside, you can rest assured our properties are cleaned to the highest standards, comfortable for all, and beautiful inside and out.


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