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An Update From Florida Vacation Connection

GUEST SAFETY & CLEAN PROPERTIES

OUR HIGHEST PRIORITIES!

SAFETY FIRST – PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

For complete coverage of Florida Vacation Connection (COVID-19) updates please CLICK HERE.

Our goal at Florida Vacation Connection is always to ensure the health and safety of our guests, homeowners and staff. Our carefully selected and trained housekeepers have always maintained a high standard of cleanliness in our properties. In light of the recent outbreak of Coronavirus, we have strengthened protocols for sanitization and disinfection to mirror those of CDC recommended guidelines. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  For a more detailed look at our cleaning and sanitization process, please CLICK HERE.

RELAXED CANCELLATION POLICY

We want our guests to have something to look forward to without fear of losing advanced payments, so have relaxed our cancellation policy for 2020 travel. Whether you want to plan or just dream about a family trip this summer, a last-minute road trip, or a gorgeous backdrop to work remotely… we’ll be here for you! Our white sandy beaches, spectacular sunrises and beautiful sunsets will be here for you too!

BEACHES, RESTAURANTS AND RETAIL

Hooray! Our beaches, restaurants and stores are opening!
Beaches in Sarasota County are open for all purposes, including sunbathing.  Chairs, coolers and canopies will also now be allowed, but the county is asking all beach goers to maintain social distancing and keep groups to 10 or less. Public restrooms are open.
Beach concessions, playgrounds, basketball courts, amenities and picnic shelters will remain closed and are planned for opening in of Phase 3.
Sarasota county-operated boat ramps, dog parks, fishing piers, pickle ball, tennis courts, and other outdoor areas are open for enjoyment.
Lido Beach is open too, but the county is requiring all to maintain social distancing and keep groups to 10 or less.
Longboat Key’s beach access points and parking are CLOSED as of 7/1/2020. Read more here
Manatee county beaches are now open sunrise to 10 p.m. Beach-goers are expected to observe CDC social distancing guidelines.
  • Restaurants may allow bar-top seating with appropriate social distancing.
  • Bars and pubs in the state of Florida are CLOSED.
  • Retail establishments may operate at full capacity with responsible social distancing and sanitization protocols.
  • Gyms may operate at full capacity with appropriate social distancing and frequent sanitization.
  • Entertainment businesses including, but not limited to movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys and arcades, may operate at 50 percent capacity with appropriate social distancing and sanitization protocols.
  • Personal services businesses, including but not limited to tattoo parlors, acupuncture establishments, tanning salons and massage establishments may operate while adhering to guidance from the Florida Department of Health
Please check these links for additional information.
We will certainly keep you informed as these and other travel-related issues are addressed by local and state governments.

EXISTING GUEST CANCELLATIONS

We want to provide our guests with as much flexibility and assistance as possible. We have adjusted our cancellation policy so guests can reschedule their vacation, applying payments previously made, without a change-fee. We encourage you to contact our office to discuss future dates. In consideration of every guests’ individual situation, refunds with minimal cancellation penalties are also being issued.
We are working hard to continually stay current and re-evaluate our guest policies as needed in the current situation. Ultimately, we want our guests to have the flexibility to make whatever decision makes them feel safe.

EXECUTIVE ORDERS FOR VACATION RENTALS CLICK HERE for more information.

We look forward to providing you with the same service our guests have known to rely on for over 25 years and invite you to get in touch so we can fulfill your travel needs. Our company (and community) are very grateful for your business and are here to answer any questions you may have.