March 8, 2021

Securing Your Vacation Home

From privacy concerns to security measures to health precautions, there’s a lot to consider when picking a vacation rental for your family. Kong Vacation Homes, a family-owned and operated business, is committed to keeping your family safe when you stay with us at our Tampa Bay and Hallandale Beach, Florida, properties. Here are several safety and security practices to keep in mind while considering your vacation accommodations:


Privacy

Some vacation rental sites give you the option to rent a shared room (which you would share with a stranger), a private room (sharing common areas with other guests), or an entire home. When considering the right option for you, remember that guests are not pre-screened by rental hosts, so there is no guarantee that it will be safe to share spaces or sleep near them. At Kong Vacation Homes, you always rent the entire home, ensuring your complete privacy. This is the safest rental option – and it's the only option for us!

Kong Vacation Homes also offers contactless check-in and check-out, so there’s no need to meet management at the property for a key hand-off. You will receive a personal access code, instead of a physical key, to enter and exit your rental home. While your family has sole access to the property during your stay, we still recommend that you do a walk-through when you arrive. If you see anyone inside the home who shouldn’t be there, leave immediately and contact Kong Vacation Homes’ property management team.


Home Security

Statistics show that homes that do not have security systems are approximately three times more likely to be burglarized. When you rent one of our homes, we want you to have the peace of mind that your family – and all of your belongings – are safe, so you can truly enjoy your vacation. That’s why all Kong Vacation Homes feature Vivint Smart Home Security Systems .

The security system consists of a control panel with a state-of-the-art color touchscreen, wireless security sensors that provide home security protection, and wireless smoke and carbon monoxide detectors that provide fire protection. Peripheral network devices, such as cameras, thermostats, and outlet modules, also may be installed in your vacation rental home to enhance your safety and comfort.


Fencing

As an additional security measure, a strong fence can help to deter intruders from your property. Fences also increase privacy, offer your home extra protection from the elements, and are very pet-friendly! Kong Vacation Homes is proud to offer many rental properties that include fenced yards among other amenities.


Personal Safety

But the security of your home isn’t the only factor, you also should keep each family member's personal safety in mind while on vacation. When you are exploring a new place, remember that popular tourist areas with a lot of people around are generally safer. Consider driving instead of walking alone at night. Minimize the cash you carry on you but keep emergency contact numbers readily available. At Kong Vacation Homes, you’ll find a handy flyer with property details as well as nearby hospitals, vet, and police department information.


Health Precautions

Another consideration, especially in this time of a global pandemic, are the precautions that the property management company is taking to ensure a healthy rental. Kong Vacation Homes follows Airbnb’s enhanced cleaning protocol , which was developed in partnership with experts in health and hospitality. We thoroughly sanitize each vacation home before and after occupancy, using extensive cleaning checklists and putting additional focus on the sanitation of high-touch areas. We wash all linens, dishware, and other service items available for use by guests between each booking.

During your stay, you’ll find extra soap and surface sanitation supplies, so you can create a healthy living environment for your family. Also available at your rental are CDC resources and guidance on any local restrictions that are in place.

For more information about Kong Vacation Homes’ security practices, contact us at 866-499-9026 or through our website . Vacation to the fullest – and the safest – with Kong Vacation Homes.