To Our JZ Vacation Rentals Valued Guests
We apologize for our recent lack of communication. We’ve been very busy behind the scenes making sure our properties are perfect for you. We are writing today to catch you up on what has been going on at JZ Vacation Rentals.
First of all, the past few months have been a rollercoaster of epic proportions. Every day, and sometimes every hour, brought new and unsettling news.
It’s been a struggle for everyone not to get overwhelmed. We get it.
At JZ Vacation Rentals, as soon as the news about Covid-19 started filtering in, we knew we had a lot of planning and work to do. There was just no time to hesitate.
Our guests’ safety and the cleanliness of our properties have always been our top priorities. So, one of the first thing we did was to review our cleaning protocols and research how we could improve them to meet CDC standards. All to keep you even safer.
Those updates were implemented immediately. Please read about them.
How We’re Keeping You Safe
In addition, all of our properties now feature contactless check-in. This means they have been outfitted with keyless entry and you won’t have to come to our rental office to pick up keys. Just prior to your arrival, you’ll be emailed a unique code. This code will open the door to your property promptly at check-in time on your arrival date.
Here’s another exciting development! Some of our owners have chosen to allow long-term rentals in their properties for a discounted rate. This is great news for guests! If you are still WFH (working from home) or your job has always been telecommuting, why not enjoy a lengthy change of scenery in one of our beautiful and safe vacation rental homes or condos?
We Can’t Wait to See You!
As parts of the country have begun reopening, we’re excited to invite you to visit us! As always, if you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to make your stay better, please reach out. We always strive to provide “best in class” service to our guests and are happy to help in any way we can.
We hope to see you soon!
As we carefully emerge from quarantine and crane our necks back into the world, we’ll find a lot has changed during this forced hibernation.
Like the way we shop. The way we dine, learn, and interact.
Maybe the way we vacation, too. Vacation rentals are becoming increasingly popular as travelers start to recognize how safe and secure private homes, condos, and apartments are.
Travel is Still a Priority
While what we used to take for granted has changed, much remains the same. As human beings, we want to be seen, be heard, be understood. We want new places and new experiences. To see something different out the window.
We still want to travel. And we will. We’re already starting to.
But as with so many other aspects of society, travel will not look the same. For the foreseeable future, we’re running a little nervous. We don’t want to be around too many people, knowing we’re just safer with our known and trusted “quaranteam”.
We don’t want to crowd into hotel lobbies. And we definitely don’t want to swim in a pool with others or use the same exercise equipment. Even if in-house dining were an option, we’re still pretty leery of that, too.
So, what do we do? How can we still enjoy a safe getaway?
Hotel Rooms vs. Vacation Rentals
Well, let’s consider our options.
How about hotel rooms? Have they been sanitized properly? Have the bed covers been washed between guests? Are the carpets clean? Have rooms been left empty for the recommended 3 days between guests?
The truth is, we just don’t know. And that’s a scary question mark.
Now let’s consider vacation rentals. They provide a far safer, far more peaceful experience for those groups and families who decide to get away.
There’s no lobby to check in to. Most homes have switched to keyless entry, so no keys to fumble with. No lobbies or common hallways to navigate. And no shared amenities. You share your property amenities only with the people you’re vacationing with.
So, no one you don’t know in your pool or hot tub. No other sweaty hands on your exercise equipment. No one in your space at the breakfast table or cocktail bar.
You’ll enjoy as much isolation you want. You have total control when you stay at a vacation rental. And, with JZ Vacation Rentals, you can be assured that not only will your property be thoroughly cleaned, it will also be disinfected and sanitized to EPA guidelines. Please read about our updated cleaning guidelines.
Vacation Rentals as an Easy Choice
Moving forward from this pandemic health crisis, vacation rentals will be the clear accommodations of choice. Not only do they offer a safe experience, guests have ultimate control over their activities and environment.
As guests begin to understand that anyone can enjoy the benefits of a private vacation rental, we expect to see high demand for this travel option. Amenities such as a living room and full kitchen are very appealing, particularly since they usually cost the same or even less than a hotel or resort!
Travelers will begin to understand that vacation rentals check off all the boxes – they are safe, secure, and economical. Best of all, they offer something no cookie-cutter hotel or insulated resort room can – an authentic “locals” experience.
Vacation rentals provide a true feel of the area you’ve chosen and you’ll get to live, for the duration of your vacation, like the locals do. You’ll be on the inside looking out, instead of well, you know…
JZ Vacation Rentals is excited to help you find the perfect property for you and your party!
At JZ Vacation Rentals, our vacation rental cleaning standards have always been stringent. This is just one of the ways we ensure that our guests have a consistently “best in class” experience.
When Covid-19 started spreading, we immediately saw the effect this virus would have on the vacation rental industry as a whole. With stay-at-home orders and short-term rental bans, many guests could not travel. Of those who still could, they were understandably leery of staying in unfamiliar places.
As we are now firmly in the second quarter of the unprecedented pandemic, people are beginning to peek out from their quarantines. Some restrictions have been lifted. We are becoming weary of the neverending news coverage. We’re looking forward to a partial return of “normalcy”.
For many of us, that means the freedom to travel. Months of quarantine have given rise to an almost palpable wanderlust. We’re anxious to get back on the road and visit our favorite destinations.
Here, at JZ Vacation Rentals, we’re anxious to greet you, too. But before we do, we want you to understand that your safety is, and always has been our first priority.
Prior to Covid-19, our cleaning standards were already stringent. Our brand message is a consistency of quality and nowhere is that more evident than in the clean, fresh, welcoming homes we offer to all of our guests.
Since the virus, our housekeeping professionals go above and beyond to ensure your safety and peace of mind. Our cleaning regimen is now based on recommendations from the CDC and includes disinfecting and sanitizing all surfaces.
Additional Vacation Rental Cleaning Protocols
Below are a few of the additional cleaning protocols we’ve incorporated to keep you and your family safe:
- All housekeeping staff disinfects their personal phones, wears disposable gloves, and ensures proper ventilation in each property
- When employing disinfectant solutions, a 70% alcohol base is used
- Cleaning cloths are color-coded to prevent cross-contamination
- Sanitizing spray used on furniture, curtain edges, and decorative pillows
- All phones and electronics are sanitized with disinfectant spray or wipes
- All light switches are sanitized
- All ceiling fan pull chains are sanitized
- All window sills, window handles, and window covering edges and pulls are sanitized
- All thermostats are sanitized
- All staircases and railings are sanitized
- All garbage cans are sanitized inside and out
- All knobs and handles of appliances and cabinets are sanitized
- All small appliances, including cords, switches, and knobs are sanitized
- All sponges used in the cleaning process are discarded
- All kitchen amenities, such as oil, salt & pepper shakers and containers are cleaned
- All lamp power switches are sanitized
- All hangers and luggage racks are disinfected
- All TV and AC remotes are sanitized
- All shower curtain edges and liners are sanitized
- All faucet and toilet handles are sanitized
- All hair dryers are sanitized, including the buttons and cord
- All bathroom amenities, such as shampoo, soap, etc., are sanitized
- All areas on the washer/dryer are sanitized
- Iron/ironing board are sanitized
- All guest guides left in-home, as well as office supplies, such as pens and paper are sanitized
- All child items, such as high chairs and Pack and Plays are sanitized
- All keys, keypads, and alarm pads are sanitized
- All door handles, locks and edges of the front door are sanitized
- All outdoor furniture is sanitized
- All additional amenities, such as bikes, games, and books
In short, we at JZ Vacation Rentals have done everything in our power to keep you safe, comfortable, and protected from harm from staying in one of our luxury properties.
Hosting you is our business and our pleasure and we hope to continue serving you for many years to come. If there’s anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable in any way, all you have to do is ask.