Cleaning/Disinfection Policy

For a decade, Erehwon Retreat Cleaning procedure has always included disinfection of all door and cabinet knobs, light switches, light pull chains, TV remotes, charging station, bathroom and kitchen faucets, refrigerator handles, oven, microwave, stove top knobs, washing machine and dryer handles,  toilet and flat surfaces with every change over cleaning. All Housekeepers and Repairmen are issued Nitrile Exam Gloves whenever they enter our properties to keep everyone safe. This is but one of our policies that make Erehwon Retreat a Premiere Tampa Vacation Property.

COVID19 UPDATE 1/14/2020 INVENTORY CHANGE  Over New Years weekend I had an Instagram conversation with Taiwanese ballet dancer LiYen Chen.  I’ve known her since 2000 while consulting with the Boston Conservatory.  She mentioned that Taiwan had begun health inspections for all arriving flights from China on 12/31.  Without hesitation, I pulled ahead our annual April replacement of all towels and bed linen on January 12, 2020.  I also changed the bed linens from ivory to white thinking that we would need to add bleach to our plant based detergent.  We also added 65% Alcohol based hand sanitizer to our amenities list.


As we navigate the temporary uncertainty of COVID-19, we recommend that if you are arriving by air or train that you bring disinfectant wipes sufficient for your overhead cabin storage handles, arm rests, drop down tables, air vent, light switch and finally the window shade handle. And don’t forget with car rentals, wipe the steering wheel, gear shift, touch screen, door handles.  And during your visit shopping cart handles, ATM keypads, and when fueling, wipe the  fuel pump handle and credit card key pad.  We will supply you wipes for your return trip home.

COVID19 UPDATE 3/28/2020


We have made a change to our Cleaning/Disinfection policy by adding a 72 hour blackout between turn over of guest stays. When the time is right and your family is ready to travel again, we’ll be here to provide you with a space to reconnect with loved ones.