Covid-19 Sanitation Protocols

The health and safety of our guests and staff is our first priority. We’re taking every possible step to follow the strongest Covid-19 sanitation guidelines advised by the CDC, FDA, and EPA. You’ll find our Sanitation Protocols and Cleaning Checklist below. If you aren’t feeling well in anticipation of your stay, we’re more than happy to accommodate a change to your reservation. Please get in touch if you have any questions or need to make a change to your reservation.

Sanitation Protocols

  1. The house sits empty 24 hours prior to all arrivals.
  2. Professional cleaning staff wear masks and gloves and follow a detailed cleaning checklist.
  3. Cleaning staff disinfect all contact surfaces with Diversey Oxivir Tb, a hospital-grade disinfectant listed on the EPA list of disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2.
  4. Food items are disinfected and have minimal contact — no customers are ever in contact with products.
  5. Kitchen items are sanitized with Steramine, a food service sanitizer (quaternary ammonium, an EPA approved disinfectant for SARS-CoV-2).
  6. All linens at the house — including pillows, bath and lounge towels, sheets, kitchen towels, and cotton blankets — are laundered and then sealed in plastic bags at no charge if requested by guests. The mattress is kept in a waterproof protector, which is also laundered. Additionally, the mattress is fogged with Decon7, which is effective on porous items and fabric.
  7. The house is equipped with a new HEPA high-MERV (13) air filter that is routinely replaced.

Cleaning Checklist

General Notes:

  1. Wear masks, disposable gloves and gowns for all tasks in the cleaning process, following the most up-to-date CDC protocol.
  2. Open outside doors and windows to increase air circulation in the area.
  3. Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. In particular, after removing gloves, after blowing one’s nose, coughing, sneezing, or using restroom.
  4. Disinfecting:
    • Clean surfaces using soap and water, then use disinfectant.
    • Only use disinfectants listed on the EPA’s list of disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2.
    • High-touch areas: Use Diversey Oxivir Tb on all commonly touched surfaces including tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, toilets, faucets, sinks, remote controls, etc. See notes below for additional locations to be sanitized.
    • Floors: Add Steramine disinfectant to water for mopping
    • Kitchen items: Sanitized with Steramine (quaternary ammonium)
  5. Laundry
    • Use the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely.
    • Wear masks and disposable gloves, following most up-to-date health department protocol.
    • Clean and disinfect clothes hampers according to guidance above for surfaces.
    • Wash all linens regardless of use: pillow cases, bath and lounge towels, sheets, kitchen towels, cotton blankets, mattress protector.
    • If requested, seal pillows and linens in plastic bags.
  6. Fogging:
    • Prior to completion of the cleaning routine, sterilize the entire house with Decon7 fogger, including all porous items and fabrics: curtains, rugs, outdoor furniture cushions, upholstered furniture, mattress.

General checklist (all rooms):

  1. Clean and disinfect (using products listed in General Notes):
    • Table or counter tops
    • Furniture (Plus vacuum beneath cushions)
    • Light switches
    • Switches on all table lamps
    • Doors, door knobs, locks, handles (inside and outside)
    • Remote controls
    • Telephones (1 located in Kitchen)
  2. Dust with Pledge Dust and Allergen Multi Surface Cleaner:
    • Table lamps, wall-mounted fixtures, and light bulbs
    • Wood walls
    • Tops of walls
    • Steel window and door frames
    • Picture frames
  3. Glass and Mirrors: Clean all picture frames, mirrors, and glass surfaces with glass cleaner.
  4. Floors & Rugs:
    • Vacuum all rugs and clean any stains
    • Vacuum under furniture
    • Vacuum in all door jams and corners
    • Vacuum in all sliding door tracks (inside and outside)
    • Clean floor vent covers (3 located in Kitchen, Living Room, Bedroom)
    • Mop all floors, including outdoor terrazzo dining terrace (Note: Add Steramine disinfectant to water for mopping)
    • Apply Bona Stone Floor Polish to all terrazzo floors
  5. Trash
    • Remove all trash and replace with new bags
    • Clean and disinfect trash can if needed
    • All trash should be taken out for collection.
  6. Curtains (Living Room and Master Bedroom)
    • Check that all buttons are fastened
    • Clean and disinfect curtain rods
    • Steam fabric
  7. Lost items:
    • Check around the house for lost items - under and around the bed, inside closets and drawers, etc.
    • Notify property management of any lost items discovered

Kitchen

  1. Dishes, utensils, cooking items, and outdoor grill equipment
    • Clean sanitize with Steramine (quaternary ammonium)
    • Return all items in drawers and cabinets
    • Double-check that no dried food is on the “clean” dishes
    • Items to remain out and visible on countertop: Duravit toaster
  2. Clean and disinfect the oven and stove, inside and out, removing and cleaning dirty pans if needed.
  3. Clean and disinfect cabinets and kickplate. Remove fingerprints and smudges.
  4. Clean exhaust fan above stove
  5. Clean and disinfect inside of drawers and cabinets. Remove any crumbs or debris.
  6. Tidy visible items in glass cabinet
  7. Empty refrigerator and freezer. Clean and disinfect shelves.
  8. Stainless steel backsplash and faucet
    • Clean and disinfect backsplash, faucet, sink basin.
    • Apply stainless steel polish to all stainless surfaces

Master Bathroom and Guest Bathroom:

  1. Clean and disinfect:
    • The entire toilet, inside, outside, and behind
  2. Showers and sinks
    • Clean and disinfect all surfaces of faucets, shower heads, handles, sink basin
    • Apply stainless steel polish to stainless fixtures
    • Clean the pipes and metal supports below the counter top
    • Clean and remove debris from the shower drain
    • Clean the shower tile
    • Clean and disinfect countertops
    • Clean and disinfect the shower basins
  3. Clean all glass with glass cleaner:
    • Clean the mirror and light above
    • Clean above and below the ceiling glass in the guest bathroom
    • Clean all shower glass
  4. Clean the exhaust fan
  5. Remove toilet paper and replace with a new roll
  6. Clean and disinfect inside the medicine cabinet (Located behind the mirror in the Master Bathroom. Located to the side of the mirror in the Guest Bathroom)
  7. Linens:
    • Remove all towels and bath mats for laundering. See laundry notes above.
    • Replace with sealed items (unless requested unsealed by guest): 1 new hand towel on each towel bar. 2 bath towels, 2 robes, 2 hand towels, 2 wash cloths.2 additional sets of each item to be stored in the Master Bedroom closet.
  8. Replace all complimentary toiletry items in designated locations on the counter top.

Master Bedroom:

  1. Linens
    • Remove all linens, blankets, mattress protector, and pillows for laundering. See laundry notes above.
    • Return all laundered linens and pillows in sealed plastic bags if requested by guest. Return 2 extra pillows to the Master Bedroom closet.
    • Make bed, ensuring no visible wrinkles in linens.
  2. Check between mattress and headboard for lost items or garbage
  3. Closet
    • Check for lost items or garbage
    • Clean and disinfect shelves
    • Clean, sanitize, and return iron and ironing board to shelves.
    • Organize clothes hangers and luggage racks
  4. Desk
    • Clean and disinfect drawers, inside and out. Check for any lost items.
    • Replace all complimentary items in designated locations on the desktop: pen, paper, etc.
    • Tidy books and permanent items on desktop

Living Room

  1. Clean and disinfect Rega turntable. Remove records from the turntable and return any record cases back to the cabinet.
  2. Dust the wood electrical plug strip at the base of the yellow wall
  3. Tidy and dust books, magazines, bowls, and decorations
  4. Clean the planter in the corner of the room and dust the wood base. Remove any dead leaves.
  5. Replace all complimentary items in designated locations: pen, paper, etc.
  6. Return all furniture pieces to designated locations

Front entry

  1. Dust wood screen above the yellow wall
  2. Clean the planter in the corner of the room and remove any dead leaves.
  3. Vacuum by the window

Outdoor Dining Terrace

  1. Return all furniture pieces to designated locations
  2. Clean all cushions and treat with Decon7 fogger
  3. Mop terrazzo flooring (Note: Add Steramine disinfectant to water for mopping)
  4. Outdoor Grill
    • Clean and disinfect all surfaces
    • Clean sanitize grilling utensils with Steramine (quaternary ammonium)
    • Return all clean cooking items to drawers or designated storage locations
    • Brush off grates and racks with stainless steel brush to remove food particles
    • Scrape grates and racks with scraper
    • If needed to remove grease, soak grates and racks with hot water and dish soap
    • Clean and disinfect grates and racks
    • Remove any food or debris in basin of grill
    • Apply stainless steel polish to the exterior of grill