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Corona Virus (COVID-19) Cleaning and Sanitization Process for Our Vacation Rentals

Cleanliness and safety are always a top priority at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties. As such, our team has developed new practices that achieve the highest standards of cleanliness and sanitization as recommended by the CDC to prevent the spread of Corona Virus (COVID). 

Our Housekeeping and Laundry Manager, Eddie Gray, former Vacation Rental Housekeeping Association Executive Housekeeping Professional of the Year, has been an industry leader in developing COVID protocols. He and his team have developed cleaning protocols that achieve the highest standards for cleanliness and sanitization. We are committed to doing our part to keep guests, owners, and staff safe. CLICK HERE to view Eddie Gray personally share details of our new sanitization and cleaning processes.


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Cleaning Inspection Standards

We will continue our 65-point cleaning and inspection that exceeds the requirements outlined in the VRHP professional standards.

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CDC Approved Cleaning Agents

All Newman-Dailey cleaners are trained in CDC cleaning procedures along with the use of CDC-recommended cleaning agents, which are known to kill all known pathogens, including Corona Virus.


Sanitization of Bedding & Linens

All Newman-Dailey rentals include standardized linens, bedding, and towels. Linens and towels are removed, sanitized, and professionally laundered between guest arrivals. For guests' safety, backup blankets and comforters are sealed in bags and stored in closets or have been removed. If guests are concerned, they may want to bring their own personal pillows for added safety.


Extended Time Between Guest Check-Ins for Sanitization & Cleaning

Newman-Dailey is employing an extended disinfection period between each departure and arrival. Cleaners are trained in CDC cleaning processes and are using CDC-recommended cleaning agents. Upon guest departure, rentals are stripped of ALL linens, bedding, and towels. Cleaning teams use a CDC-approved disinfectant agent that kills up to 21 germs and viruses, including Corona Virus, within three hours. Housekeeping crews clean and sanitize the vacation rental. Once cleaning is complete, a Newman-Dailey Inspector examines the vacation rental ensuring housekeeping standards are met. At this time, team members are also disinfecting door handles, light switches, and remote controls while surveying the property to ensure rentals are fully disinfected prior to guest arrival. (No early check-ins will be permitted to allow ample time for chemicals and cleaning agents to kill germs.) *Not required for stays at Beachside Inn.

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Hand-Sanitizer Dispensers

Hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed inside the front door of the majority of our vacation rentals so guests, owners, cleaners, and staff can disinfect their hands upon entry or exit. 

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Direct Check-In

All contracts will be signed electronically prior to arrival and enhanced direct check-in procedures will allow guests to check-in immediately to their vacation rental home or condominium. All paper products are wrapped and the guest’s welcome bag, which includes arrival information, car passes, and a starter packet of products, will be placed in the rental after inspection. 


To Protect Yourself

Practice social distancing - Put distance (approximately 6 feet) between yourself and others 
Wash your hands often – It is critical to wash hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. 
Avoid Contact - Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Wear a cloth face cover in public– When going into a public setting, including community pools, grocery stores, gas stations, etc., wear a face cover to protect others in case you are infected.
Disinfect Your Rental During Your Stay - Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, faucets and sinks. Since vacation rentals do not include daily housekeeping, guests are asked to bring disinfectant wipes and spray just as they would use to disinfect their own home. CLICK HERE for a full list of CDC recommendations.

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Plan Your Beach Vacation with Confidence

If we all do our part to mitigate the spread of Corona Virus, we all do our part in keeping everyone healthy and safe. A beach vacation is a cherished tradition and our team is ready to assist guest plan their stay wtih confidence.   

View our collection of South Walton and Destin vacation rentals online or call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652 for assistance planning your next beach getaway. For ideas for South Walton and Destin activities that allow for social distancing, CLICK HERE

We look forward to welcoming you back to the beach!