Dear 30A Beach Girls Family,

First and foremost, I hope you are safe and healthy.

I am sure with the continued support of all our local businesses, residents, homeowners and public officials we can get through this difficult situation quickly.

Last week, Florida Governor DeSantis announced a 14 day suspension of all short term rentals and urged existing vacationers to leave early. 

While we await further announcements from local officials I want to update you on the actions we have already taken and plan to take in the coming weeks at 30A Beach Girls to deal with the situation we are in.

Our primary mission remains to represent our homeowners and provide the greatest vacation experiences for our guests. A big part of being able to achieve this on a consistent and on-going basis is the wonderful team of booking agents, cleaners and maintenance crews we work with, many of who have been with me since the early days. 

Keeping the core of this team together is one of my objectives. Our cleaners and repair teams do a fantastic job day in and day out during the season and, while we have had fewer requests for rentals than normal at this time of year, I am doing everything I can to provide shifts and work for these unsung heroes.

Our commitment to presenting our homeowners’ properties as clean, safe places is of extra importance now. That is why our cleaning teams have put in place additional procedures to ensure all properties are deep cleaned, sterile and disinfected before every changeover. We have included the recommendations of the CDC and others in our cleaning programs and for those homes which are rented, we are providing a mid-week deep clean to ensure we stay on top of the situation.

Many of the restaurants in our area are currently only providing ‘to go’ service, and the supermarkets have limited supplies of certain products, such as toilet paper. To make sure our guests are focused on having fun and enjoying our  wonderful properties, we are providing food delivery and shopping services to make their stay easier. And for those who want to ‘dine in’ in-style, we are sending our 30A Photo Bus to them to capture the moment!

For those guests who booked directly with us, we are offering a refund policy but because many of our guests are return visitors who we love to entertain, we are also offering a 110% credit for rebooking and including a free beach bonfire night for them and their guests to say ‘Thank You’.

We know many of our guests appreciate the little extras we are famous for providing and we want to continue that tradition in this difficult time.

As well as looking after our guests who are booked with us now, we are also thinking forward about how to best market your property for the Summer and beyond.

We have recently upgraded our website and provided extra functionality. We will be updating our content in the coming weeks and also looking at our photography and videos to make sure our properties are marketed and promoted successfully. We are talking to our guests about their experiences, the things they enjoy most about the area, the neighborhood and the individual properties. We want to share these testimonials and reviews so future guests can enjoy our properties too. We are enhancing our social media promotions and platforms to make it easier for our guests to share their vacation stories, pictures and favorite moments.

This is a difficult time for many in the hospitality business; from homeowners to cleaners, rental companies, waiters and bar staff. So I am incredibly proud of the 30A Beach Girls family for pulling together, helping each other out and making our guests experiences the best they can be, 

Thank you for your continued support and confidence in 30A Beach Girls and the team, if you have any questions please contact me anytime


Hollie and 30A Beach Girls Team

With our beaches currently closed to the public, these are difficult times for everyone working in the hospitality industry,
But they say a community comes together at a time of crisis and, here on the Emerald Coast, local businesses small and large have acted fast to support the public health goal of preventing the spread of COVID 19.
Homeowners have authorized refunds to those who have had to cancel their trips; our cleaning crews and maintenance teams have temporarily hung up their mops and tool belts. Even the photographers, private chefs, party-planners, florists and limo drivers who we work with to make our visitors’ vacations just that extra bit more memorable, are having to sit it out and wait for the tourists to return. It isn’t easy and we are all doing everything we can to support each other during these tough times.
But local residents and neighbors are rallying around, being creative and doing their part to help.
Because our restaurants have been ordered to close their dining rooms and only provide take out service, local families are ordering food and choosing to ‘eat out at home’ to make sure the chefs, servers and hosts continue to work, while local bands and singers are setting up backyard concerts to broadcast on social media to provide entertainment to those following orders and staying indoors.
Some of the businesses which are staying open – like coffee shops – are offering discounts and freebies to those who are working to keep us safe – nurses, law enforcement officers, medical teams. And some of the supermarkets are opening an hour or so earlier than planned to let our elderly or the more vulnerable members of our community shop in a less stressful way.
While we all look forward to the crisis ending and our perfect piece of the beach being open for visitors soon, it reminds you what a wonderful community we are part of and it has been heartwarming to see how everyone has pulled together to support one another.
Hollie Jones and the 30A Beach Girls
During this unfortunate time with COVID-19 we want to help you keep life going as normal as possible. We can deliver Vita to you sanitized and give you a lesson on how to operate the booth and then pick her up when the party is over. We would be available via phone or video chat if anything goes wrong, but the system is very user friendly. All of our props will be cleaned and sanitized prior to her delivery.
The 30A Photo Bus provides a unique photo booth experiences using our 1963 VW bus, interactive software and state-of-the art photography equipment. We bring the bus, props, printers and professional staff to you anywhere on 30A since January 2019. Based on each unique event or vacation, we create custom GIFs and photostrips that can be instantly printed, emailed and/or shared on social media.
30A is home base for us. We enthusiastically serve the 30A and surrounding area and have worked hard at establishing ourselves as the leading and preferred VW bus photo booth experience on 30A since January 2019 when we first introduced Vita!
 30A Photo Bus, Pose, Camera, Fun, ACTION!!! 
Our vintage 1963 VW Bus Photo Booth is available for rent during your next vacation on 30A at your next private party, corporate event, wedding, conference, festival – pretty much anything! We are based on 30A. Please contact us for information on pricing and availability for private photo booth rentals, we would love nothing more than to bring our unique photo booth experience to your next party!
The print layouts are customizable for each gathering and you instant access to photos. We also provide costume themed props with some of our favorite items that we’ve collected over the years. Additionally, if you have a costume suggestion, please let us know and we will look into adding it free of charge of course! All you do is jump in and strike a pose!
 
At 30A Beach Girls we have always provided our guests with the best possible vacation experience. Even more so now that means peace of mind, staying safe and healthy.

This is why as Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact us all, we must take pro-active precautions to assist in minimizing the spread of the virus here in beautiful North West Florida on 30A.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has advised visitors to avoid large crowds. To help achieve this he has ordered bars and clubs to close and for restaurants to reduce the number of diners. Many restaurants in our area have gone one step further and are offering ‘to-go’ order service only.

While our public beaches currently remain open, some communities have taken extra measures to safeguard their guests. Seaside’s business beach access is closed, their beaches remain open and all the town’s stores and businesses will close from March 21st through April 30th, restaurants will however provide to go orders. St Joe’s WaterColor and WaterSound clubs and amenities have also closed and their management will make a reassessment on March 31st. Alys Beach has taken similar precautions too. Seacrest Beach is still operating their pool, beach shuttle and restaurants. They have adjusted occupancy capacity to meet the governors request of social distancing. Rosemary Beach has closed it’s pools and gym, beaches are still open. Beach service at this time is still available. Please keep in mind things are evolving daily and we are more than happy to keep everyone updated.

With the health and safety of our owners, visitors and staff as our top priority, we too are making some changes to how we operate and are updating some of our services to make your guest experience the best it can possibly be.

In addition to the regular cleaning and hygiene services we already provide, we are also offering our guests a Midweek Cleaning free of charge so you can be assured your home is as pristine as it was the day you arrived a full cleaning and linen change out is provided. We also know you will be eating more meals at home due to the restaurant restrictions in place and we are offering a free Food Pick Up and Delivery Service to make this a simpler and more enjoyable experience for you. We will continue our free grocery pick up service as well. And to help you make it a ‘Special Night In’ our fabulous Vita VW 30A Photo Bus will pay you a home visit to take pictures of your whole group having 30A fun and making perfect memories!

The situation continues to develop nationally and further restrictions or changes may come into force over the coming weeks. We know this is interfering with your vacation planning so we are offering a 100% Refund or Rebooking Service to all of our guest with reservations between now and April 15th that were booked before March 15th. We always want you to have the best possible vacation experience and if this means delaying your vacation until later in the year we will help you make that happen. 30A Beach Girls are dedicated to making your vacation a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

I am so proud of our whole team here at 30A Beach Girls and everything they are doing to look after our guests’ health, peace of mind and safety.  If you have any questions or need more information about the services we offer, please email me at hollie@30a-beachgirls.com and we will respond promptly.