Back to the Beach: Key West Summer 2020

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21 May 2020
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As of June 1, At Home in Key West is excited to welcome guests back to our vacation rentals. Pack your bags!

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Summer in Key West is our favorite, and we're thrilled to be opening our doors back up to this beach destination. The beaches of Key West are open and there is plenty to do, while still practicing social distancing and safe traveling. 

Come stay in one of our rentals in Key West to enjoy some sunshine, warmth, and relaxation in your own private space. Our rentals all feature full kitchens where you can cook all your meals, and many have outdoor spaces or even private pools

Our Updated Policies & Procedures

At Home in Key West is staying on top of current recommendations from local, state, and national to keep our guests, staff, and locals safe during these times. We have updated our cleaning policies and procedures to ensure that each home is deep-cleaned between each stay, and all high-touch areas are properly sanitized. 

We have also implemented a more relaxed cancellation policy for new reservations in case you are unable to travel for your vacation.

Call us for more information about any of our updated procedures or check out our resources available online.

Stay Up to Date

Cleaning Policies

We have enhanced our cleaning standards in all of our homes and condo rentals, following recommendations from the CDC and other health organizations. Here are a few things we are doing to be sure that our guests and staff can have peace of mind: 

  • We are using CDC approved cleaning products
  • We implement sanitization of all dishware
  • All housekeepers and inspectors will wear protective masks and gloves while in the rental
  • We will be paying special attention to high-touch areas

How to Travel Mindfully to Key West

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Be Respectful of Local Regulations

During these times it's especially important to be respectful of local regulations and policies. When traveling to remote destinations like Key West, keep in mind that locals may be sensitive to behavior from travelers. Keep your distance from others as best as possible, be extra respectful to the staff at local establishments, and find ways to explore with minimal contact with others. 

Keep Your Distance Whenever Possible

Be mindful to keep your distance in public with others and refrain from congregating in large groups. The beauty of a place like Key West is that you're here to get away from the hustle of daily life anyways! Enjoy beach days and explore state parks. 

Bring Along Supplies and Groceries

While we know how great it is to enjoy every meal out in Key West, it's also nice to wake up with all the supplies you need to cook meals in your own kitchen. Before your trip, make a list of all the items that you'll need while you're here. We suggest stopping for all your groceries and supplies prior to driving down to The Florida Keys. Keep in mind these high-demand items are in shortage in local stores:

  • certain food items
  • paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, tissue)
  • cleaning and disinfecting products (hand sanitizer, surface cleaners, wipes)
  • medications
  • protective wear (mask, gloves)
  • beach gear (sunscreen, bug repellent)

Clean Up After Yourself

This one should go without mentioning, but since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have become increasingly mindful of single-use trash and appropriate disposal of sanitary items. If you are wearing face coverings or other protective gear, be sure to dispose of these items properly and always leave parks, beaches, and nature preserve better than you found them. 

Things to do in Key West

Visit Local Parks & Beaches

Key West is home to many state and local parks, including the Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, the Key West Nature Preserve, and more. Key West beaches like Smathers Beach, Higgs Beach, and South Beach are popular spots where you can catch the views and dig your toes into the sand. 

Go on a Private Boat Charter

A private boat charter is a great way to get out on the open water with just the ones you love. Easy Day Charters lets you escape the crowds and explore the waters of Key West as you'd like to! 

Venture Out on a Bike Ride

Bikes are an easy and fun way to get out on the town in Key West. You can rent bikes from Fury Rentals or Bikeman Bike Rentals to explore on your own or go on a bike tour to learn more about Key West's history and local culture.

Escape to Key West, Florida

Key West is a quintessential beach destination with plenty to do and tons of ways to relax. If you're planning a getaway this summer, venture to the southernmost part of the continental U.S. and explore the history and culture of Key West. Book our Key West vacation rentals in Truman Annex, Duval Square, and along the Atlantic Ocean

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