Dear Cape May Area Vacationer,
Governor Murphy has extended his Emergency Order for New Jersey through the beginning of June but he has allowed the individual counties and towns to determine their own policies regarding short term rentals. The Board of Chosen Freeholders of Cape May County have determined that rentals of a duration of less than 30 days may begin on June 1, 2020.
With that in mind, our local Cape May Brokers are working diligently with the rental property homeowners and cleaners to make sure our guests’ vacations are as safe as possible.
2) Owners are being asked to make sure they have enough cleaning supplies in their homes for guests to use during their stays. However, we are strongly encouraging guests to bring their own cleaning supplies, hand soap, and disinfectants as an extra measure due to limited supply. This is the only way to guarantee guests will have the items they need while on vacation.
3) Cleaning companies may need extra time to clean properties. Guests may be advised prior to their stays that a check in time has changed or has been delayed. The renting office will notify guests as promptly as possible of any changes. We are asking guests to please be patient this summer if there are delays because of extra cleaning. Guest safety is our number one priority.
4) A gentle reminder, this will not be the summer of early check-ins or late check-outs. It is extremely important guests check out at their designated time due to the extra cleaning measures taking place.
5) As simply the facilitators of the leases, we cannot make any guarantees on the level of cleaning taking place at rental units. Guests may decide to bring additional items this year such as their own pillows, blankets, and bedspreads, along with the customary towels and sheets. We encourage our guests to do so and to contact us so we may let the owners know. We are encouraging guests to be proactive in helping to ensure their own safety and comfort level.
6) We will be doing curb-side check-ins and check-outs to ensure social distancing. For the safety of our employees and our guests, we are strongly discouraging any unnecessary visits to our office during this process. Guests should call the office versus trying to address issues in-person.
7) All keys will be sanitized between rentals.
We are in contact with our local government officials (sometimes daily) and will reach out individually to guests for important things that may affect a reservation. There are a lot of great plans in place for the reopening of Cape May and the surrounding areas. While this summer may not be the same, Cape May still offers the attractions our guests love. We look forward to welcoming you back to town!
Ann, Ellie, Brenda, Shannon and Diana