Maui Vista Unit
E komo mai meke aloha kakou! Welcome to Maui Vista 1225.
For the twelve years we have been associated with vrbo, we have used this space to tell you about the features and benefits of our condo. We have wanted you to know what others have said about staying with us and about the care and love we have lavished on the unit.
But life has changed because of Covid-19. The experience you will have staying in our condo is still so very important, and, to find out more about it, please read the reviews from our many delighted guests. Here, we will focus more on the way things will be different in our condo that they were before the outbreak of the virus. Some things will be visible and others won’t.
Most visible is the bedding. Maui Condo and Home has required that, in all units MCH manages, comforters, bed skirts, and bedspreads will be or have been removed from the beds. In their place is a bed-making method called three sheeting. As the name suggests, a top, third sheet is used instead of a bedspread or comforter because it can be washed easily for each new guest. There will be a bottom fitted sheet and a top sheet, there may or may not be a light blanket, and then there is a third sheet over the top. Additionally, if pillow shams or decorative pillows are used, the sham and the pillow covers have to be washable.
A bed scarf or bed runner may be put across the bottom of the bed for decorative purposes, but it also must be washable.
We have ordered king microfiber top sheets because the larger size will serve to cover the box springs and microfiber wrinkles less than cotton. We have also ordered washable microfiber pillow shams and washable bed scarves to add color.
Maui Condo and Home made the decision to standardize the color of the third sheet. They will be white.
The look may not be as appealing as it was previously with lovely tropical comforters, shams, and decorative pillows, but the ease with which the new items can be washed and dried is of paramount importance in this time of Covid-19.
What might not be visible is the care with which our house cleaners will work to keep our condo not only clean but also sanitized. The housekeepers will be sanitizing surface areas as well as door and cabinet knobs, light switches, faucets and toilet handles, sinks, toilets, and the tub.
You may also find it more difficult to book any unit managed by Maui Condo and Home because managers and house cleaners have told us that they will need additional time to clean the units and provide time for MCH reinspectors to inspect prior to new guests arriving.
In the past, it was possible for a guest to leave at 11:00 am and another guest to check in at 3:00 pm on the same day. For the foreseeable future, Maui condo is blocking out the day after guests leave and the day before new guests arrive to provide additional cleaning time. So, for example, if you wanted to stay for seven nights, we would have to have at least nine nights without guests available: the night after the guests before you departed, your seven nights, and the night after you depart. (You only pay for your seven nights.) It may seem complicated, but it is action being taken out of an abundance of caution to be sure that the house cleaners have the time they need to be safe themselves and to thoroughly clean the units.
By now you have heard that the best way to keep yourself and your family safe is by following the CDC guidelines on social distancing; washing your hands regularly, especially when you have come into the condo after you have been outside; wearing a mask; leaving your shoes outside the condo; and wearing gloves when you are out in the public. We support these actions and will have an abundance of soap and cleaners available.
As of May 21, 2020, the CDC has altered its guidance on virus transmission. The revised guidance now states, in headline-size type, “The virus spreads easily between people.” It also notes that the coronavirus, which causes the disease Covid-19, “is spreading very easily and sustainably between people.”
The CDC made another key change to its website, clarifying what sources are not major risks. Under the new heading “The virus does not spread easily in other ways,” the agency explains that touching contaminated objects or surfaces does not appear to be a significant mode of transmission. But as you are no doubt aware, the guidance from the CDC, vrbo, and other experts, is constantly evolving. We urge you to keep yourselves current on this guidance.
However, when you decide to travel, whether to Hawaii or elsewhere, there is the risk that you might contact this virus. It’s a risk that you need to think about and decide if you want to assume. We, our managers and our cleaners, are doing our best to keep you safe, but, in the final analysis, the risk is yours.
Two final legal issues: we must provide our tax registration number(s) - they are GE 014-590-3616-01 and TA 014-590-3616-01 - and our management company information: Maui Condo and Home, phone number 808-8789-5445.
We hope that you will decide to travel to Maui and that you will seriously consider staying in Maui Vista 1225.
A hui hou, (until we "talk" again),
Nancy and Stafford Lombard
Registration Number: GE-014-590-3616-01, TA-01