Your Vacation Safety and Cleaning Services

In the midst of the last year, we’re all looking for a bit of rest and relaxation. But we should also all be doing our part to travel safely. At Your Vacation, we are dedicated to building and upholding housekeeping policies that result in the utmost safety for our guests and staff. We are completely transparent about every product and process that goes into cleaning our homes, and this page serves as a complete guide to our extensive cleaning procedures of our luxury homes in Siesta Key and Lido Key, Florida. 

Professional Housekeeping Services

Ensuring your health and safety starts with our professional housekeeping services. We utilize the safest and most effective cleaning products, all of which are approved by the CDC and compliant with EPA guidelines. Our cleaning practices are also in line with the CDC regulations for cleaning and disinfecting facilities, which you may read in detail here. Our cleaning products contain a number of active ingredients approved by the EPA and the CDC to effectively and safely combat the SARS-CoV-2 virus, such as quaternary ammonium, hydrochloric acid, glycolic acid, and sodium hypochlorite. 

Our housekeeping policies exceed DBPR sanitation guidelines and ensure that all high-contact points are disinfected between stays including hard and soft surfaces. High contact points include (but are not limited to) TV remotes, doorknobs, light switches, tabletops, handles, toilets, sinks, pool remotes, pool control panels, and elevator control panels. We continue to refer to EPA and CDC guidelines and approved products when cleaning hard surfaces (tables, counters, etc.) and soft surfaces (cloth chairs, carpets, etc.). 

To prepare a rental property for your arrival, our housekeeping staff begins by removing all linens and trash from the home. A specialized disinfectant spray (Cleaner #54) is then applied throughout the home and is allowed to sit for a minimum of 10 minutes to ensure thorough sanitization. Next, our housekeeping partners proceed to disinfect the entire home. High contact areas are mainly cleaned using Clorox-based products. 

Bins Be Clean

We are proud to partner with Bins Be Clean to ensure additional convenience for guests. Bins Be Clean is a mobile service that cleans, disinfects, and sanitizes every outdoor trash can and recycle bin at all of our properties. This process is proven to kill germs and bacteria that may linger in trash cans and could carry disease.

Bins Be Clean uses all Green-Seal Certified chemicals to clean trash cans and recycle bins. These chemicals are combined with high-pressure, high-temperature water to kill germs, and the entire process is 100% contained to ensure no waste remains and could result in cross-contamination. Bins Be Clean disinfects and sanitizes all waste receptacles in each and every one of our properties once per month.

In addition to our partnership with Bins Be Clean, we work to ensure the trash in your property never piles up. Properties are serviced by our local waste management department for trash pick-up twice per week. Our team retrieves trash cans from your property and returns them to their proper place, meaning you never have to worry about managing your trash can or ensuring it gets out to the road on the proper day leaving you more time to relax and enjoy your vacation.

Professional Linen Program

Our Professional Linen Program ensures that every home is equipped with comfortable and clean towels and linens. This service includes all towels your home will need, including bath towels, kitchen towels, and beach towels. Additionally, every bed in your home is equipped with a mattress protector and sleeping pillows with pillow protectors. Please be aware that pillow protectors are not provided for non-sleeping pillows such as throw pillows. 

All linens included within our Professional Linen Program are thoroughly cleaned between each stay. Linens are laundered at an offsite commercial laundry facility that uses a safe and effective OZONE System to provide 100% sanitization. Every linen is replaced with a clean set between stays. 

Cleaning Report Required for All Cleans

When our housekeeping staff is performing our cleaning procedures before your stay, each member is required to complete a cleaning report for every property. This cleaning report includes 107 items to be checked off (with supporting comments and photos required for many of these items) to ensure our homes are as clean as possible. All items on our cleaning report are in line with the most up-to-date CDC guidelines, and a cleaning report must be completed in full and approved before our guests arrive. 

3-Level Inspection Process for All Cleans

In addition to our thorough cleaning report that is completed for each property, we also perform a 3-level inspection process for every home.

  1. Housekeeping team
  2. Housekeeping inspector and 107-point report
  3. Property Manager Pre-Arrival Inspection

The inspection process is our final step to ensuring that your home is clean and sanitized before your arrival. Our cleaning report is designed to ensure no stone is left unturned when it comes to safety, and the 3-level inspection acts as a safeguard to address any issues that may arise before your arrival. 

To ensure that our staff has ample time to complete a full cleaning report and the 3-level inspection process, we do not currently allow any early check-ins. All guests should anticipate a check-in time of 4 p.m.

Continuing Education and Training

As health and safety guidelines may change based on new studies and information, Your Vacation is dedicated to continuing training in line with the CDC’s latest guidance. We continuously train our staff on the latest guidelines and approved products and procedures to ensure we are going above and beyond what is expected. From house cleaning staff to our Property Managers, each member of our team is thoroughly briefed both on national guidelines and on the specific products and processes in place at Your Vacation. 

On top of educating our staff members, we also work to make sure our guests are informed of the latest safety guidelines. Before you arrive, you will receive a Pre-Arrival email from your Property Manager containing safety resources from the CDC as well as local information relevant to your time in Sarasota County. 

Housekeeping Add-On Services

In addition to our already comprehensive housekeeping policies, guests are welcome to opt for a number of housekeeping add-on services. These extra services may be helpful for those who are immunocompromised or at increased risk of contracting the disease. We want to ensure that every guest feels safe, healthy, and cared for in our properties, and we will spare no expense to meet your requests. Contact your Property Manager for more information about our housekeeping add-on services. These services may come at an additional cost. 

Eco-Safe Electo-Static Cleaning

Guests may add an additional cleaning service before their stay at one of our luxury rental properties. The cost is dependent on the size of the rented property.

This is a specialized cleaning service provided by Eco-Safe. Experienced professionals use vaporized hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectant throughout the interior of the rental home. This is a touchless application with reduced cross-contamination of surfaces. The electro-static spraying process is performed using guidance from the CDC and approved by the EPA and is eco-friendly using 65% less chemicals per square foot. This type of clean ensures a wide range of pathogens, viruses, and bacteria are killed within 30 – 45 seconds on contact including SARS-CoV-2. No residue or by-products are left on surfaces and the hydrogen peroxide disseminates into oxygen and water once the decontamination process is completed.

Eco-Safe Pricing

Pricing of this additional cleaning service is dependent upon the size of the vacation rental. We have calculated the cost by the number of bedrooms as follows:

  • 1 – 2 Bedrooms = $150
  • 3 Bedrooms = $175
  • 4 Bedrooms = $225
  • 5 Bedrooms = $250
  • 6 Bedrooms = $300
  • 7 Bedrooms = $325
  • 8 Bedrooms = $350

Mid-Stay Cleans

For longer stays, we offer mid-stay cleans. Mid-stay cleans should be a consideration for larger groups and all housekeeping staff wear proper safety equipment such as masks and gloves while attending to your home. These extra cleans continue to exceed CDC guidelines and are performed with EPA and CDC approved cleaning products. For more information or to schedule a mid-stay clean for your property, contact your Property Manager. This service may come at an additional cost. 

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We work daily to go above and beyond the requirements for safe and clean vacation rentals, and we guarantee the satisfaction of each and every guest. If you arrive at your rental and find that something is not right, please notify your Property Manager right away. We will immediately address the issue to ensure your stay is as safe as possible, allowing you to have a stress-free vacation.

Your Vacation is incredibly grateful to have earned your trust as you stay with us throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. No matter which of our properties you’re staying in, you can rest assured that we have taken every necessary step to guarantee your health and safety.

If you ever have any questions about our cleaning products or procedures or would like to learn more about our additional housekeeping services, contact us today!