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New CDC Travel Update Rates Vacation Rentals as Safer Than Staying in Hotels or with Family

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The holidays are here and we could all use some extra holiday spirit this year! With public health guidlines ruling out the traditional parties and gatherings, families all over the country are looking for new ways to create special, celebratory moments and connect with loved ones without taking on extra risks. Might we suggest a vacation rental?

The CDC’s recent travel update, “Know Your Travel Risk” rates vacation rentals as less-risky than hotels or staying at a family or friend’s house. It’s the next best thing to staying home!


Excerpt from the CDC website

We’ve been saying this for years! With a whole-home rental, there are no shared spaces like lobbies or elevators and common ventilation systems. Having a kitchen and dining table of your own cuts down on the need to visit restaurants (although our local businesses would still be very grateful for the take-out orders!). Private pools mean that you can lounge and swim freely without keeping an eye out for social distancing.

And as always, Hawai’i is full of sunshine, salty breezes, and life-affirming natural beauty that pulls you out of the day-to-day stress so that you can relax and truly give thanks for the many blessings, loved ones and beautiful moments in life.

Our guest services and property management teams now have robust safety practices in place such as CDC-recommended cleaning standards and remote check-in videos. Travel policies are constantly being refined and Hawai’i is reopening on a tiered system, but carefully we are welcoming visitors back to our islands with a new style of aloha.

Give us a call to find a whole-home rental that’s perfect for your family and will provide the space and comfort to properly celebrate the holidays and make way for a brand new year!

From our Hawaiian Villa Rentals ohana to yours, Hau’oli Lā Ho’omaika’i – Happy Thanksgiving!

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