COVID 19 updates

 

 
 
 
Vacation Rentals are open in Pinellas County!

Resort Rentals is having its best 7 day booking period ever!  We are experiencing a release of pent up demand.  If you are going to book, please book early.  The team is experiencing the highest call volume ever!

Quick updates on vacation rentals in Pinellas County:

  • We are not allowing guest from NY, NJ, CT, or LA to book.  These are restrictions placed on Resort Rentals by Governor DeSantis.  We will allow people from LA to check in on July 4th or after.
  • Beaches are open.  Keep a 6ft distance from others and do not congregate in groups of 10 or larger.
  • Check the rules on the pool at your building.  Many pools have occupancy restrictions at 50% of their typical occupancy.  Many buildings are reducing the quantity of lounge chairs at the pool.  Share the amenities and be courteous to others!
  • Restaurants are at 50% occupancy.  Reserve your dinner early to avoid issues.

Tips for your vacation:

  • Be kind and Courteous
  • Bring extra TP and paper towels.
  • Pack a cooler of meat.
  • Pick up any trash at the beach.
  • Enjoy the state parks.
  • Tip your waiters well.  They have been without pay for 2 months!
  • Be patient… We are all learning the new way of doing business!

Enjoy your vacation and thank you for choosing Resort Rentals!

 

UPDATED AREA INFO FAQ

We are open as of today 5/20/20

Vacation rentals can resume operation in Pinellas County after the Department of Business and Professional Regulation approved the county’s submitted plan. The DBPR stating in a letter sent to Pinellas County “Pinellas County has established the necessary plans for operation of vacation rentals at this time. Accordingly, I approve the operation of vacation rentals in Pinellas County pursuant to the plans as submitted.” 

Travel Restrictions NY, NJ, CT and LA

Vacation rental reservations, from areas identified by Governor DeSantis as high risk, through Executive Orders (currently EO 20-82 and EO 20-86 (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut & Louisiana) must be for periods longer than the quarantine period established in that Order. The quarantine period established in those Orders is 14 days OR their duration in Florida, whichever is shorter. Guests occupying those vacation rentals must adhere to the quarantine restrictions or be subject to established criminal and civil penalties.  For the safety of all residents and visitors, we will encourage our tourism partners not to rent to guests from high-risk areas.

Are the beaches open? 

Beaches throughout St. Pete/Clearwater are open. Parking lots and restrooms are also open. Remember that social distancing (even at the beach) is essential both to everyone’s safety and to keeping our beaches open. Groups larger than 10 people will not be permitted. 

Are pools open? 

Pools at hotels, motels, homeowner associations, apartment complexes and long-term care facilities are limited to 50 percent of the stated pool maximum bathing load. Owners and operators must adhere to CDC social distancing and sanitation guidelines. 

Can I take my boat out? 

Yes, boating is permitted, and boat ramps are currently open. Boaters in Pinellas County, and throughout Florida, must:

  • Limit recreational vessel occupancy to no more than 10 persons per vessel, and
    Maintain a minimum distance of 50 feet between recreational vessels and any other vessel.

Are the restaurants open or offering curbside, pickup or delivery services?

Starting May 18, restaurants can operate at 50 percent capacity indoors. Outdoor seating is allowed. Outdoor seating will be permitted as long as dining parties are seated with six feet between them. Some local restaurants have expanded their outdoor space to accommodate more diners while still providing separation between dining parties.

Are Parks & Preserves open

Pinellas County parks are open.  In addition, state parks in St. Pete/Clearwater – Honeymoon Island, Anclote Key and the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers are also open. However, Caladesi Island State Park is closed until further notice. City parks are open at the individual municipalities’ discretion. However, city parks in St. Pete and Clearwater are open, with few exceptions.

Biking, Jogging, Walking, Skating? 

Located at the southern end of Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg’s gem is the Pinellas Trail. The Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail is a linear trail currently extending from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs and is a multi-use trail everyone can enjoy. The Trail, created along a portion of abandoned railroad corridor, provides a unique, protected green-space for walking, jogging, skating, and biking.

Stroll the Florida Botanical Gardens
The Florida Botanical Gardens remain open for visitors to stroll & enjoy. The Gardens are open daily 7am-5pm. Free to the public. Leashed pets welcome! More Info.

Attractions and Activity Openings

Here is a list of attractions and activities that are open:

  • Hubbard’s Marina 
  • Alligator Attraction 
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Aquarium is limiting to 25% occupancy. Additional safety and sanitization measures will be in place. Guests are encouraged to wear masks.
  • Empower Adventures Tampa Bay

Events Updates

  • Firestone Grand Prix (rescheduled for October 23-25, 2020)
  • St. Pete Pride (will be rescheduled for Fall 2020)

Are there supplies in your grocery stores?

Our local grocery stores are open and restocking as products become available. Select items such as paper goods, hand sanitizer, cleaning products, and some household items may be limited.

Bring supplies that may not be available due to the potential for limited supplies, such as hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and plan to use them.
 

 
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