Hello from Belloise Realty,
We know that there are a lot of concerns right now regarding the coronavirus epidemic and planned vacations. We want you all to know that our offices are closed while we practice social distancing but this does not affect our ability to do business by phone and representatives are taking calls from 9am – 5pm E. We are closely monitoring COVID-19 and we want everyone to know that during this time while we are undergoing this pandemic, we understand your concerns and we want to be here to assist you. At this time, we are currently assisting guests who are scheduled to arrive to Clearwater Beach during the month of April to the end of May.
If you booked through Airbnb visit:
If you booked through VRBO or HomeAway visit:
If you booked directly through Belloise Realty, reach out to your booking agent, or simply call our office number at (727)449-2700 so we can further assist you and help you during this time.
Regarding our policy, please refer to your Rental Agreement listed on your reservation. Our offices are currently closed but we are still accepting calls and accepting rent payments. If you need to pay your monthly rent, please place your payment in an envelope and place payment through our office door slot. Make sure to write your name, address and phone number on the envelope so we can make sure we know who the payment is from and that it is processed correctly. We understand that this pandemic has affected your vacation plans and we want you to know that we are here to help. For questions or concerns, give us a call at (727)449-2700.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 during this pandemic, it’s best to practice social distancing. With movie theaters, shopping centers and night clubs/bars closed, this gives us more reason to stay at home and stay in proximity to our family.
Besides washing hands and practicing social distancing, there are other ways to help during this unusual time such as: supporting local businesses, donating to food banks, checking on your neighbors, and avoid overbuying items.
Local businesses during this time are working hard to provide the necessities people may need. Whether they are supplying food, cleaning supplies, toilet paper and more, they are staying open to make sure you’re well taken care of. For businesses that are currently closed, the best way to support them is to buy gift cards to use for a later time. This will help them get through during this challenging time.
Donating to food banks in your community is also something you can do to help families in need. Meat, canned goods, fruit, dairy products, and vegetables are a few things that can be donated. With only a limited supply from grocery stores and local businesses, donating can help make a difference and provide a meal on someone else’s dinner table. Before you make donations, make sure to call ahead to see if they’re open.
Making a call to check on your neighbors and friends about how they’re doing can also be a great help. If they are low on supplies and you have extra to provide them with, it can help them not make the extra drive to the nearest store. If your friend or neighbor has a low immune system and are at greater risk, pick them up some supplies on your way to the store. Be a great neighbor and make a difference in someone else’s life.
The last thing you can do to help during this pandemic is to avoid overbuying. With limited supplies in stores and sold out items online, it’s hard to find any supplies people need. Many sold out items such as toilet paper, disinfectant wipes, water and other products can be hard to find. Buying 10 packs of water or toilet paper will not benefit you or anyone with that much supply. Limit your purchases and think about the rest of the community who also need those supplies for themselves.
For more information about COVID-19, visit www.myclearwater.com for further updates in the Clearwater area.
As always, be safe and make sure to wash your hands regularly.
With COVID-19 in tact, the City of Clearwater is working very hard to maintain our safety and provide us with necessary city services.
As of March 17th, 2020, the following are as follows:
- The city’s Operation Shred and Drug Take-Back program previously scheduled for April 25 is cancelled.
- The Pier 60 Bait House is now closed. The fishing pier will be open during normal operating hours today only and will close at 10 p.m. tonight, then it will be closed until further notice. The portion of the pier from Pier 60 concessions to the Bait House will remain open until further notice.
- Clearwater Spring Break camps are cancelled.
- Clearwater’s Arbor Day & Tree Giveaway event previously scheduled for April 25 is cancelled.
- Sunsets at Pier 60 is cancelled until further notice.
- Clearwater Neighborhoods Day scheduled for March 28 is cancelled.
- Blast Friday scheduled for March 27 is cancelled.
- The Sugar Sand Festival, which was previously scheduled for April 10-26, is cancelled.
- The Earth Day Beach Cleanup previously scheduled for April 22 is cancelled.
- Sea Turtle Awareness Day previously scheduled for April 4 is cancelled.
- Ruth Eckerd Hall has suspended its programs through April 2.
- Clearwater Marine Aquarium is closed to the public through at least March 27.
City Meeting Cancellations:
- Red light camera appeals hearings for March 18 is cancelled
- Municipal Code Enforcement Board meeting for March 25 is cancelled
- Downtown Development Board meeting for April 1 is cancelled
- As of now, Clearwater Beach is open at this time. We aren’t aware of any plans yet to close the beach. However, things could change at any time. Governor Desantis advised everyone to avoid congregating in groups of ten or more at the beach, and they should practice social distancing.
Restaurants, Bars & Nightclubs:
- The governor has limited restaurants to 50% occupancy and has asked employers to screen all employees for symptoms in the entire state.
- Bars and nightclubs are closed after 5 p.m. today for 30 days in the entire state.
Libraries & Recreation Centers:
- Clearwater Public Library System programs will be cancelled through the end of March.
- All Clearwater library branches are open at this time.
- The East Community Library @ SPC maintains altered hours, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. through March 17.
- AARP Tax Help at the Countryside Library is suspended until further notice.
- SHINE Medicare counseling appointments at the Main and Countryside Libraries are suspended under further notice.
- The Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas has cancelled all Conversation Classes in Pinellas County for the rest of March including Citizenship Tutoring classes at the East Community Library.
- The Pinellas Public Library Cooperative’s Deaf Literacy Center has suspended all American Sign Language library classes, until further notice, including children’s sign language classes at the Countryside Library.
- Recreation Centers:
- Clearwater recreation centers, pools and the McMullen Tennis Complex are open for open play only. All other organized programming led either by city staff, partner agencies, contractors, rentals or volunteers is cancelled or postponed until further notice.
- All youth and adult sporting activities and programs are suspended effective immediately until further notice.
- All Spring Break day camps at Clearwater recreation centers are cancelled for the remainder of the week.
- All tournaments (league and youth programs) and events are canceled through the end of April 2020. Full refunds without processing fees will be provided. Please work with the events supervisor to submit refund paperwork, if applicable. If you would like to reschedule your event, please contact Events & Athletics at (727) 562-4700. The department will evaluate the date change request and work with you to find a date that works for all parties. All rescheduled dates and refund requests are due by April 6.
- All staff-led recreation programs and classes including swim lessons are cancelled for an unknown period of time.
- All Aging Well Center programs and those programs targeted toward the senior population (Silver Sneakers and Enhance Fitness®) at Clearwater’s recreation centers are cancelled.
For more information, please visit www.myclearwater.com for updates on COVID-19