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Frequently Asked Questions

Guest FAQ's

  • What is your down payment to rent a property?

    When booking with Sandy Feet VR The down payment is 25% at the time of booking, and the remaining balance must be settled 30 days prior to the scheduled arrival date.

  • What time is check in and check out?

    Check is at 4pm on the day of arrival. Check out is 10am on the day of departure.

  • Can I get an early check in?

    Early check-in is contingent upon the vacation rental being cleaned and prepared for the guest before 4 pm on the day of arrival. While we strive to accommodate early check-ins when possible, the confirmation is only made on the day of arrival to ensure that our cleaning staff has ample time to ready the unit for guests.

  • Can I get a late check out?

    Check out is at 10 am. Your prompt departure is appreciated so we can prepare the home for any incoming guests. A 1 hour late departure may be arranged pending other reservations and the housekeeping schedule.

  • What do I do if I damage something?

    Open communication is key! Please reach out to us promptly if any damage occurs. Our non-refundable Damage Protection Fee covers up to $1,000 for accidental damage an equivalent to an insurance-like safeguard. Property Managers will assess damages and determine the appropriate resolution, repair, or replacement at their discretion.

  • What if there is a hurricane or tropical storm?

    At Sandy Feet VR, we adhere to a non- refundable policy. We highly recommend that guests consider purchasing travel insurance.

  • What is trip Insurance and how does it work?

    Trip insurance for a vacation rental typically provides coverage for unexpected events that may disrupt or impact your travel plans. Here's a general overview of how trip insurance works for vacation rentals:

    Coverage Types:

    ● Trip Cancellation: If you have to cancel your trip due to a covered reason, such as illness, injury, or other unforeseen circumstances, trip insurance may reimburse you for non-refundable trip costs.

    ● Trip Interruption: If your trip is cut short due to covered reasons, such as a medical emergency or other unforeseen events, trip insurance may reimburse you for the unused portion of your trip.

    ● Travel Delay: This coverage may provide reimbursement for additional expenses incurred due to covered travel delays, such as accommodation and meals.

    Policy Costs:

    ● The cost of trip insurance varies based on factors such as the coverage amount, trip duration, and the age of the travelers.

    Cancellation Policy vs. Trip Insurance:

    ● Note that trip insurance is different from the cancellation policies offered by vacation rental properties. Trip insurance is a separate purchase that provides broader coverage for various unforeseen events.

  • Are all Sandy Feet VR’s vacation rentals non smoking?

    Yes! We do not allow smoking on the property for any of our units.

  • Will I need to purchase supplies when I am at the unit, such as toilet paper?

    Our accommodations come equipped with initial supplies, including toilet paper, paper towels, and hand soap. If you find yourself running low or in need of extra items, we've conveniently marked the nearest grocery or convenience store for each home. Furthermore, your kitchen will be adequately furnished with dishes and cooking utensils. Should you require additional supplies, they are readily available at any of our nearby grocery stores.

  • Can I bring my pet with me on vacation?

    Several of our properties are dog friendly! We welcome dogs of all shapes and sizes – look for the paw-print on any of our property listings to quickly determine if a property is pet friendly. If your four-legged family member will be joining you, please let us know ahead of time. We do have a non-refundable pet fee. Please note, currently none of our owners allow cats at their properties.

  • What is the check-in process like?

    Sandy Feet VR ensures a seamless check-in process by utilizing automated locks for all our rental properties. Customers will receive comprehensive check-in instructions 48 hours before their arrival, containing passwords, parking directions, and any other essential information for their stay in our rentals.

  • Do your beach vacation rentals include beach supplies?

    The supplies provided in our rentals may vary, but the majority of them include essential beach items like beach chairs and towels. Some rentals go above and beyond, offering additional amenities such as paddle boards, kayaks, games, balls, and more!

  • Do your rentals include towels and linens?

    Guests will be supplied with all necessary linens, towels, and beach towels during their stay.

  • Do your vacation rentals include WiFi?

    Certainly! All our rental accommodations come with complimentary WiFi. You will receive the password along with your check-in instructions 48 hours prior to your arrival.

  • Where can we access details about local activities, restaurants, shopping, and other attractions?

    Each guest receives a digital guestbook via email containing essential information prior to their check-in. Additionally, our website features a dedicated section highlighting numerous activities available in the surrounding area.

Owner FAQ's

  • What can I expect when setting up prices for my vacation rental?

    Sandy Feet VR employs dynamic pricing to ensure your home is appropriately priced for each season. We consider various factors when establishing nightly rates and also appreciate the input of homeowners, allowing you to communicate your preferences.

  • What type of vacation rentals does Sandy Feet VR manage?

    While our primary emphasis is on beach vacation rentals, we are willing to oversee properties throughout Pinellas County. We prioritize exceptional properties and assist owners in upholding an organized and luxurious ambiance in their homes, ensuring a 5-star experience for each of your guests.

  • Does your company provide recommendations for enhancements to enhance the appeal of your property as a desirable rental?

    Absolutely! The more attractive your homes appear, the more positive the guest's experience will be. Considering that your vacation home is likely one of several options the guest is considering, updating your home helps distinguish it from the others. Emil and Angie Baltic bring extensive expertise in designing, decorating, and renovating homes, and they provide a complimentary consultation through Sandy Feet VR.

  • Does Sandy Feet VR manage repairs to the property?

    Yes! We manage all repairs to the property, with the owner's permission.

  • What kinds of door locks will be installed for guest access?

    Automated locks will be provided for every home at the expense of Sandy Feet VR.

  • As an owner, do I have access to view bookings and revenue?

    Each owner is provided with an owner portal to view bookings, owner revenue statements, and block of dates for personal use.

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