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COVID-19 Updates – Seaside, FL

Update: April 2, 2020

Florida Governor DeSantis has issued a stay-at-home order for the next 30 days, beginning Thursday April 2nd at midnight. Florida residents may only leave home for essential services. While keeping our employee and community health top of mind, only essential personnel will be allowed in our rental homes, along with owners.

Rental Updates:

  • -We are pausing all new vacation rentals beginning March 23, 2020 and will re-open rentals on May 4, 2020. We will be evaluating this date based on federal and state guidelines, as well as the health and safety of our staff and guests.
  • -We will not be forcing in-house guests to leave, they have a choice to go or to stay for the balance of their current reservation.
  • -We will continue with maintenance and upkeep of all homes during this time.
  • -Housekeeping will continue as homeowners check out.
  • -Every home will be checked weekly.

Other Important Information:

  • -Beach access is closed to all residents and guests
  • -Seaside has implemented an all ages 8 pm curfew.
  • -Seaside Commercial District is closed, although some food and beverage outlets are still offering to-go service. We recommend you visit their Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

We ask all remaining in-house guests, guests of owners, and owners continue to practice social distancing and make the choices that are best for them and their family.

Update: March 23, 2020

Cottage Rental Agency remains committed to your safety and well-being, and we continue to implement protocols as they develop to keep our guests, employees, and our community safe. We are closely following daily developments as they are shared by Florida Governor DeSantis’s office, the Florida Department of Health (DOH), and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as they pertain to COVID-19 and offer the following update:

  • -Cottage Rental Agency is closing to guests on Monday, March 23 and will remain closed until April 6. We will be assessing the closure on a weekly basis at that time.
  • -We will not be accepting new reservations for that time period.
  • -We will be accepting reservations after that time period, with the understanding that we may have to stay closed longer and if we do, those reservations can be moved to a later date or refunded.
  • -Any reservations within the now until April 6 time frame can be moved to a later date or refunded.
  • -We will not be requiring in-house guests to leave, they have a choice to go or to stay for the balance of their current reservation.
  • -If in-house guests do choose to leave, we will refund the remainder of their stay.
  • -There will be essential personnel in reservations and front desk to assist with checkouts and transitioning guests.

We ask all remaining in-house guests, guests of owners, and owners to practice social distancing and make the choices that are best for them and their family.

We continue to follow protocols as recommended by the CDC:

  • -We are reinforcing the recommended measures on appropriate hygiene standards.
  • -Our staff has been trained on the latest safety recommendations, and we have increased the frequency of disinfecting our welcome center with recommended sanitizing products.
  • -Paying special attention to all our equipment, vehicles, and public areas, we have increased the frequency of and enhanced the techniques used to disinfect our properties.
  • -We are looking after the health and well-being of our team members, recommending they remain home and consult their healthcare provider if they feel ill. We are also urging all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing.
  • -Many of our employees are working from home and only essential personnel are in the office.

Cottage Rental Agency will continue to follow the COVID-19 situation closely and will announce a reopening date as it becomes safe to do so. We want everyone who stays at a CRA home or cottage to feel confident about their choice in vacationing in Seaside, FL and along the beaches of South Walton.

This page is updated regularly with information regarding your Seaside, FL vacation and the COVID-19 (Coronovirus). CRA will continue to provide the very best private luxury accommodations possible in Seaside, FL and along scenic Highway 30A. We appreciate your support at this time and look forward to welcoming you back when the situation has cleared.

Cottage Rental Agency in Seaside, FL will provide ongoing updates on the status of COVID-19 in Seaside, FL and our surrounding beach communities.


Update March 12, 2020

Cottage Rental Agency remains diligent understands that in a time of uncertainty surrounding travel, your safety and well-being remain your highest priority and to that end, we are implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety while on vacation with us in Seaside, FL and the surrounding beach communities.

We are actively monitoring and following the guidance of the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and the Florida Department of Health, ensuring we meet visitors’ needs while doing our part to keep our guests, our employees, and our community safe.

Everyone who books a rental home with Cottage Rental Agency can visit our homes with confidence and trust the cleanliness of their vacation rental. CRA has enacted the following protocols in all rental homes.:

  • – Vacation Rental Staff training updated to adhere to suggested CDC standards.
  • – Increased frequency and enhanced techniques for cleaning equipment, vehicles, and our Welcome Center in Seaside, FL.
  • – Monitoring the health of well-being of our Vacation Rental Team with a Stay at Home policy for anyone feeling ill in any way.
  • – All Vacation Rental Team members are urged to remain vigilant with hand washing and sanitizing surfaces they come in contact with for any reason.

This page is updated regularly with information regarding your Seaside, FL vacation and the COVID-19 (Coronovirus). CRA will continue to provide the very best private luxury accommodations possible in Seaside, FL and along scenic Highway 30A. If you are planning to visit the pristine beaches of South Walton know we look forward to providing you with a safe, fun, secure and memorable beach vacation experience.

Cottage Rental Agency in Seaside, FL will provide ongoing updates on the status of COVID-19 in Seaside, FL and our surrounding beach communities.


Official COVID-19 Update Sources

Questions on COVID-19 in Walton County, Florida?

Call (850) 951-2017 or email wcem@waltoncountyem.org

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