Travel Planning During Coronavirus
With all the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, many of you are looking for some clarity regarding Cape and Islands vacation rentals this season. We are hopeful that you can enjoy your summer vacation but assume it will require extra effort by all to maintain your safety and the safety of the Cape & Islands community.
Q: What is the current status of short-term vacation rentals? Are they allowed now?
A: Yes, as of Monday, June 8, short-term rentals are permitted.
- What is considered a short-term rental?
Short-term is any vacation rental that is rented for 31 or fewer days.
Q: What advice are you providing homeowners regarding extra cleaning this year?
A: In accordance with “Safety Standards and Checklist: Operators of Lodgings”, we have provided all our owners with a Cleaning Checklist and Cleaning Log to be followed between each guests’ stay.
have also contacted a number of cleaning companies to learn about the extra measures they will be taking this summer. Many of them are adding additional staff and will need a longer period of time to be sure that the home is safe for the next renters
VACATION RENTAL MANAGEMENT
Making sure your vacation rental is cleaned and ready for the next visitor is one of the most important part of our vacation rental management services.
We’ve got all maintenance services covered; from yard work and handyman tasks, to major repairs and renovations. Keeping your vacation rental in top shape all year round is part of what we do best!
Making a profit from your vacation rental is the most rewarding aspects of owning a vacation property. Let us help keep this your favorite thing by allowing us do the hard work involving anything to do with finances!
Rest easy with our à la carte vacation rental services, where we can either list on your behalf or you can opt for doing the listings yourself!
YOUR VACATION RENTAL PROPERTY IS IN GOOD HANDS!
Vacation property owners can rest assured knowing that their vacation homes are completely protected while increasing the profits of their rental income.
How to disinfect your home after every stay to keep the coronavirus away
The coronavirus has threatened to upend the travel industry, with all types of companies – from airline companies to cruise-ship companies to hospitality companies forced to explore different measures to protect their customers and employees.
Since the outbreak, the immediate effect it has had on the travel industry is massive. Cancelled events, cancelled flights, and a rapid reduction of bookings has caused hosts around the world to rethink and re-plan their yearly strategies.
Apart from the simple measures that you’ll need to take like frequent hand-washing, you also need to be aware of how to deep-clean your house before and after any guests to protect yourself and others.
First things first, how does COVID-19 Spread?
Coronavirus is spread from person-to-person who are in close contact from each other (around 6 ft) and is spread when the person coughs or sneezes, spraying away droplets that can be inhaled into the lungs. Another way the virus is spread is through surfaces, where the virus can live for up to 8 days. If you touch an infected surface and then touch your face, the virus finds a way into your body through your eyes, nose or mouth.
Your Two-Step Cleaning Method.
Even if you’ve hired a company to come to your house and clean, you still need to make you’re cleaning & disinfecting yourself. The two-step cleansing method involves, cleaning first, then disinfecting.
Vacation Rentals providing safe and clean environments for our guests is always a top priority – even more so today. We remain committed to upholding the highest standards of cleanliness, and want you to feel at ease while staying in our homes.
We’re maintaining our existing high standards of cleanliness and providing additional COVID-19 guidance to our housekeeping partners about proper disinfection techniques consistent with the CDC’s published guidelines. All spaces are thoroughly cleaned with a focus on disinfecting high-touch surfaces such as remote controls, light switches, door handles, tables, toilets, and sinks.
housekeeping partners are also encouraged to pay extra attention to self-protection through best-practices like washing hands and wearing rubber gloves.
Flexible Travel Plans & Future Rebooking Policy
We believe in responsible and safe travel while staying vigilant and following the recommended procedures and protocols by the World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local authorities. We continue to welcome business and leisure travelers in all of our markets and maintain commitment to quality care. That said, we certainly understand that COVID-19 is disrupting some of our guest’s travel plans.
Fortunately, all of our homes are equipped with keyless entries, which limits personal interaction during stays and lets you access your unit directly without having to meet anyone to facilitate the check-in process.
work very closely with a number of commercial rental agencies and private clients with their own home that they use or rent out to others. The details of each home are always different.
will personally see to it that you get a customized cleaning procedure for your own vacation home or commercial rental.
All areas of the home cleaned and sanitized
Fridges cleaned & perishables disposed of
A quick check of drawers and cabinets for cleanliness
Linens washed and replaced (if provided)
Outdoor areas checked for trash
Hot tubs checked for cleanliness
Garages & patios swept
All garbage removed to outside receptacles
cleaners will check over the entire house for any damage or excessive messes or garbage and report them immediately
If you are considering using your own home as a vacation rental, here are some recommendations:
Consider making one of the closets or cabinets one that locks it is useful for extra supplies and linens it is also useful if you plan on using the home for your own vacations.
Having two lock boxes outside the home (one hidden) is useful in case your renter locks themselves out. No need to send someone with an extra key.
Having a check out list of things the renter is responsible for such as turning off all lights, taking out the garbage, collecting linens and putting in one location. Most renters are agreeable to doing these types of things.
It is up to you what you would like to provide for your renters but a well-stocked home with games videos and outdoor playing equipment such as bicycles and beach toys will help to bring your renters back next season.