Update May 19, 2020:
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY- FLORIDA TO ALLOW VACATION RENTALS
• Reservations and stays will be allowed from U.S. states with a COVID-19 Case Rate less than 700 cases/100K residents as of May 15. This means those from LA, NJ, CT, RI, DE, MI + NY residents cannot rent currently. See all states and their current case amount at the following link : https://www.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/
• Reservations from COVID-19 hot spots identified by the Governor are to be avoided for the next 30-45 days.
• Reservations from international travelers will not be accepted.
Update May 15, 2020:
The Florida Governor has announced a plan to move into a full phase 1 of reopening the state of Florida. This will start Monday, May 18th. While the Governor did not fully lift the short-term rental ban in his update, he has asked individual Florida counties to submit a reopening/safety plan to his office and he will lift the ban on a case-by-case basis.
Escambia county has been in full support of reopening vacation rentals and will be submitting their request with their safety plan by end of day. We hope to hear of an approval and detailed rental stipulations by early next week.
Other updates received from the Governor today include:
● Restaurants can increase capacity to 50% for inside dining
● Gyms and fitness clubs may reopen
Update May 8, 2020:
Today, Gov. Kay Ivey issued an updated statewide health order that goes into effect Monday, May 11. Here are the key takeaways from today’s updated order:
- Non-work gatherings no longer require a 10-person limit; however, people not from the same household must remain six feet apart
- Restaurants, bars and breweries may open with limited table seating and six feet between tables; additional sanitation rules and guidelines may apply
- Athletic facilities (such as fitness centers and gyms) may open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines; specific athletic activities are still not allowed
- Close-contact service providers (such as barber shops, hair salons, nail salons and tattoo services) may open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines
- Beaches are open with no limit on gatherings; however, people not from the same household must maintain six feet of separation
The statewide health order can be viewed in its entirety here.
Update May 1, 2020:
By order of Governor DeSantis, vacation rentals in FL are banned until an undetermined date. We are currently assisting guests coming in the near future to relocate to one of our Alabama properties or push their stay to a future date. Please be patient with us as we are experiencing an extremely high call and email volume. Thank you for your patience.
Perdido Key is made up of nearly all small business owners who manage vacation rentals and this has severely impacted our economy. Currently, hotels and resorts in FL are allowed to operate with no restrictions. If you feel that vacation rentals should be allowed to operate as well, we ask that you sign the following petitions to help our voices be heard.
Update April 28, 2020:
- Florida: Public beaches are reopening May 1st. Beaches will open 30 minutes before sunrise and 30 minutes after sunset. You must remain 6 feet apart and in groups of less than 10. Beaches managed by condo properties are considered private. Each property is able to decide on the timing of the reopening of their private beach and amenities.
- Alabama: Beaches are opening Thursday, April 30 @ 5PM. You must remain 6 feet apart from others, and be in groups of less than 10 people by order of the Governor. Pools may reopen if there are less than 10 people in the pool, and must remain 6 feet apart from people not in the same household.
April 16, 2020
We are living in an unprecedented time, but our Luxury Coastal Vacations team is committed to staying abreast and keeping you informed of the latest developments surrounding the COVID-19 crisis. We appreciate the dedication of all essential staff and our amazing clients. We are confident the heightened measures being taken as set forth by the CDC and state government officials will result in a decrease of new cases in the coming days and weeks.
All Florida public beaches remain closed through April 30th, 2020. Travelers arriving to Florida for leisure will not be permitted entrance to the state through April 30, 2020 to slow the spread of the virus. In addition, Governor DeSantis has prohibited vacation rental activity in Florida through the end of the month. We encourage you to follow the guidance of the CDC and the government, and we look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful state in the very near future.
All Alabama public and private beaches remain closed through April 30, 2020. Many buildings in the area have closed completely, but there is not a state order banning vacation rental activity at this time.
As a result of the crisis, our business hours have been temporarily modified as follows:
9-6 PM, 7 Days a week
Our team is available by phone and email during business hours to assist in any capacity you should need. In any event, you can always count on our staff to deliver the highest level of service.
Our Operations team continues to be vigilant in combatting the spread of the virus by maintaining elevated cleaning practices to include commercial grade disinfectants. The health and safety of our guests and team members is a top priority, and we will take every action necessary to ensure the wellbeing of all. We are proud of our team’s dedication to keeping our properties safe and sanitized, and we are excited to welcome you to a much-needed beach getaway. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have. Our staff is available 7 days a week via email or by phone at 877-859-0113.