Posted on 5/12/2020 by The Dieter Company

Safe Vacation Travels to Pawleys During Coronavirus Times

Updated 6/24/20
We are happy to welcome guests back to Pawleys Island. As we begin traveling again, vacation rentals provide the perfect retreat to enjoy your own space and maintain social distancing.

When you stay in one of our Pawleys Island or Litchfield Beach vacation rentals, you are able to control your surroundings, cook meals, and spend quality time with friends and family. The Dieter Company offers rentals with private pools, decks, and plenty of space to unwind without worrying about mingling with crowds or large groups. Below, we’ve compiled a list of how you can ensure a safe Pawleys Island vacation during these unprecedented times. As always, The Dieter Company team is here to help, please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Update 5/20 New York Post reports that "coronavirus ‘does not spread easily’ on surfaces."

Pawleys Island Travel Information:

  • The travel ban has been lifted - Pawleys Island does not have travel restrictions coming or going from town.
  • All beach accesses are open - Please practice social and responsible distancing
  • Restaurants are open in some capacity - More Details
  • Swimming Pools have the ability to reopen May 18 - More Details


  • The coronavirus has changed the way we live and interact. Here are suggestions help keep everyone healthy and safe while traveling:
  • Prepare food and drinks for the road and make as few stops as possible.
  • Pack sufficient amounts of hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol) and keep it readily available.
  • Keep at least 6 feet of physical space from other people.
  • Upon arrival, the CDC recommends clean and disinfect all high touch surfaces.
  • Keep fans on and allow the property to air out when reasonably possible upon arrival.
  • DON’T travel if you are sick. This is what travel insurance is for!

What to Bring

Pawleys Island, like many other communities, is facing an inconsistent chain of supplies in stores. Upon arrival, each bathroom will be equipped with a starter roll of toilet paper, a bar of soap, and trash can liner. We suggest bringing additional paper products, personal protective equipment, personal cleaning products, and disinfectants, and other essentials as they may not be available locally. Also, be sure to travel with any medicine needed for the duration of your stay.

Housekeeping Information

In addition to normal cleaning protocols, all contracted housekeeping companies have been provided the CDC guidelines to prepare your rental for arrival. This includes disinfecting high touch areas - doorknobs, light switches, remote controls, HVAC control panels, all hard surfaces, and fixtures. Also, rest assured that linens and towels are sanitized in a commercial laundry facility. Upon request, we will even leave shrink wrapped linens out, rather than making the beds made prior to your arrival. Mid-stay cleans are being offered for a special price to suit any of your special needs.

Check-In Process

Our office is fully staffed with the same people you have grown to know through the years. We are conducting curbside check-ins! You will receive a text when the property is ready and we will meet you at the door with check-in materials. We know this is an unconventional time, so please be patient as we are all taking extra time and care to get things ready for your arrival.


"We are providing coverage if a traveler, family member or traveling companion contract COVID-19. The sickness would need to occur during the coverage period, and an in-person diagnosis and signed physician’s statement are required for travelers to receive coverage. This insurance coverage is provided in addition to the 24/7 emergency assistance services included in our plans.

The safety measures taken by the travel community and world at large should help prevent travelers from getting sick—and will hopefully help travelers feel more comfortable and able to enjoy their vacations. Something else that can help travelers relax is knowing they have an additional safeguard in place should they confront a case of COVID-19 or learn that a family member has contracted the virus.

Generali coverage for COVID-19 sickness can include:

Pre-paid Travel Arrangements
Insured travelers have coverage if they need to cancel or interrupt their plans if they get sick with COVID-19 or if a traveling companion or family member gets sick with COVID-19.

Medical Expenses and Evacuation
Travelers who get sick on their trip and need to seek treatment or medical evacuation have coverage for medical expenses for up to one year, even after they return home—including copays, deductibles and out-of-network costs billed by primary health insurance.

Out-of-pocket Costs
Additional airfare to return home when a trip is interrupted, and other unexpected costs, like overnight lodging and meals during delays, can be covered if a traveler or family member gets sick with the virus.

Our mission is to provide assistance and relief in the most difficult of circumstances. We encourage travelers to review their Description of Coverage/Policy for the specific coverages included in their plan. For additional information about coverage for COVID-19 sickness, please see our Coronavirus FAQ page.


We all need a vacation there is no better or safer place to be than at the beach! Browse our private vacation homes and condos for your much-needed getaway. We offer homes with private pools, pet-friendly, oceanfront, and more. Book your summer stay today.

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