For more information, please see the MANATEE COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY PAGE.
As the number of COVID-19 Coronavirus cases in Florida continue to rise and with events in Manatee and Sarasota counties being canceled or rescheduled, we at ISLAND REAL ESTATE VACATIONS, LLC want to inform our Rental Owners and Vacationing Guests that the risk so far in Manatee County has 16,936 confirmed cases as of Thursday afternoon December 3, 2020. Anna Maria Island is still low with only 150 confirmed cases between the 3 cities.
Book with CONFIDENCE! Our guests’ safety is our top priority, and for stays starting on or before January 29, 2021, we’ll be waiving all COVID-19 cancellation fees for approved reasons with documentation. No fine print here, 100% refunds! If you have questions about your stay or the latest news on Anna Maria Island, please don't hesitate to call us (941) 778-6066 or email MYVACATION@ISLANDREAL.COM.
Our office is OPEN and following the required COVID-19 sanitizing requirements!
We want to assure our guests, Owners, and support services that we are taking proper precautions and doing everything we can to make sure our vacation properties are properly cleaned prior to any guest or owner stay. In addition, our contracted cleaners have switched to using EPA-approved emerging viral pathogen disinfectants on ALL common areas for extra prevention here in our rental office and in the vacation properties on our rental program prior to guest arrival.
For our rentals, we are implementing the new Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) sanitation guideline:
1. All Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) sanitation guidelines must be followed: 61C-3.001 Sanitation and Safety Requirements of the transient Manatee County Government lodging statutes. http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/hr/statutes/documents/61C_1348-bookmarks.pdf
2. CDC related guidelines that are for public spaces, businesses, schools, and homes must be followed which expand upon the State of Florida and DBPR requirements for safety and sanitation for all lodging.
3. All staff members will be required to receive training on and adhere to the minimum standards established by this plan.
4. Extra time must be allowed for enhanced cleaning procedures to take place between stays based upon the use of appropriate cleaning and sanitation according to CDC procedures and in accordance with Health & Safety of Guests, item 9, of this plan.
5. Cleaning personnel and vacation rental staff should use cleaning products in line with the EPA’s list of products with “Emerging Viral Pathogens AND Human Coronavirus claims for use against SARS-CoV-2.”
6. If multiple members of the cleaning and/or rental staff are present at a property, they should maintain a distance of at least 6 feet apart. All guests must vacate the property before maintenance and cleaning staff enters a property.
7. Pool decks and other common areas will be monitored for cleanliness and disinfected regularly.
8. Wash all linens, dishware, and other service items available for use by guests between each guest rental.
9. Extra throw blankets, decorative pillows or other soft objects should be put away until further notice.
10. For both inside and outside trash gathering, gloves and masks should be worn at all times. Disinfectant should be used on the trash containers and a fresh liner or bag be used inside the barrel or bin.
11. Disinfectant products should be used on all major surfaces
12. Clean and disinfect all frequently touched surfaces in the property between each guest stays.
13. If using an external or professional cleaning company, communicate expectations and plans for cleaning and disinfection standards, and get periodic confirmation that they are being followed by the company contracted.
14. Provide sufficient soap and surface sanitation supplies for guests to utilize in the vacation rental property during the guest’s rental period.
15. If guests clean the property themselves, all CDC guidelines must be adhered to. Regardless, implement disinfection procedures.
o No Beach Access Parking
o No on Street Parking on any City Street
o No Right of Way Parking
o Illegally parked vehicles will be towed at the owner's expense.
EFFECTIVE MAY 18, 2020 - Governor Desantis hasn't moved in to phase two of reopening florida, but has extended his phase one to include more recommendations from his task force. ANNA MARIA ISLAND RESTAURANTS ARE ALLOWED TO OPEN INSIDE SEATING TO 50% CAPACITY WHILE FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES. MUSEUMS AND LIBRARIES CAN RE-OPEN AT 50% CAPACITY WHILE FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES. RETAIL LOCATIONS CAN NOW ALLOW 50% CAPACITY WHILE FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES. GYMS CAN NOW REOPEN BY FOLLOWING CDC RECOMMENDED SANITIZING PROCEDURES, AND WHILE FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES. VACATION RENTAL BAN IS STILL IN PLACE FOR STAYS UNDER 30 DAYS, BUT COUNTIES CAN NOW SUBMIT A RE-OPENING PLAN TO THE GOVERNOR FOR REVIEW TO SEE IF HE WILL ALLOW THEM TO REOPEN.
EFFECTIVE MAY 21, 2020 - Manatee county's Plan for reopening Vacation Rentals has been approved. Now we wait to see if the Anna Maria Island cities will follow suit, or try to continue blocking vacation rentals through the summer.
Effective May 22, 2020 - All of anna Maria island is open for vacation rentals. all local vacation rental companies must follow the approved safety plan for manatee county which is detailed above.
EFFECTIVE june 27, 2020 - Anna Maria City and Holmes Beach will now require face masks to be worn when in a public setting and social distancing is not possible. this will be enforced by local law enforcement or City code enforcement. if you are cited the fine for noncompliance, but will start with a warning. There are a number of exceptions, so please click on the following links for each city to read the full orders.
EFFECTIVE JULY 28, 2020 - All of manatee county WILL NOW REQUIRE FACE MASKS TO BE WORN WHEN IN A PUBLIC SETTING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS NOT POSSIBLE. THIS WILL BE ENFORCED BY LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OR CITY CODE ENFORCEMENT. IF YOU ARE CITED THEre is a FINE FOR NONCOMPLIANCE, BUT WILL START WITH A WARNING. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF EXCEPTIONS, SO PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK FOR the county to read the full mandate.