Time to start planning your level 2 long weekend and get ready to burst that bubble!

7 May 2020

Congratulations New Zealand – we have set ourselves as one of the global frontrunners in the fight against Covid-19!

With the imminent arrival of level 2 (hopefully in the very near future), we are waiting with open arms to welcome back our kiwi friends, as domestic travel restrictions are to be lifted. And what better time to start planning a nice getaway to back-your-backyard and explore some of New Zealand’s best destinations without the huge droves of tourists seen in recent years?


Take in the beautiful Autumn colours on some restorative hikes, enjoy a socially distanced round of golf, jump on a bike and explore the local wineries or simply enjoy bursting your bubble in a new environment with family and friends making up for all the missed moments of the past few weeks – all whilst remaining within the government guidelines for safe social distancing. 


Whilst we are very excited to resume travelling around the great Aotearoa again, level 2 still requires operators to be vigilant and conscious of the risks, and here at MajorDomo we take the safety of our guests as paramount.


Why a villa or private holiday home?

Villa and holiday home accommodation is a fantastic choice for isolation and social distancing within your own bubble of friends and family – avoid the communal lobbies of hotels, and the Russian roulette of not knowing who has touched the lift buttons before you, and isolate with your loved ones in the privacy of a private home, leaving you in control of who you come into contact with and when. Even activities can be arranged, with contactless delivery of bikes and e-bikes and advice on self-guided driving, hiking or biking routes to get you out and about exploring with your nearest and dearest.


Confidence in Cleaning

We want to ensure that you are confident in the cleanliness of your accommodation, as we know how important this will be to all of our guests.

Cleaning a holiday home is no small task, even when we are not in the throes of a global pandemic! A lot of work goes into resetting a property to create a like-new experience for guests and in light of the Covid-19 situation, the cleaning procedures for our properties has become more in-depth than ever to ensure your safety. Unlike the domestic cleans expected from peer-shared Airbnb accommodation, when booking with MajorDomo you can expect hospital-grade cleaning, completed to the highest standards, with strict staff protocols in place to protect you.


Professional Staff

We have a professional team, offering a professional service. The way we operate guest stays has been tweaked to ensure your safety – enjoy contactless check-ins (but know we are on hand to answer any questions and can even FaceTime with you to talk you through any fiddly bits in the property), and take advantage of our local knowledge to make the most of all the recent changes. We can advise what’s still open, who’s still operating, and how to make the most of your New Zealand backyard holiday.


Dine-in or dine out!

If you’re anything like us, you will have missed dining out, but it has been fantastic to see the ingenuity of local eating establishments adjusting their offering to suit the level 3 restrictions – we have seen some amazing takeaway options available from some of our favourite restaurants, meaning you can enjoy a divine dish from the comfort of your villa or holiday home without stepping foot inside a restaurant.

A big fan of our in-villa private chef services? We can even arrange for a contactless private chef experience! Your exclusive chef will prep some delicious food for you, (delivered with contactless delivery) and then set up an online zoom meeting with you to guide you through the final stages of cooking and serving. If you’re sneaky enough, you could try and take full credit and impress the family with your newfound cooking skills….


Get Planning!

Now is the time to start planning!  We’ve all done a stellar job at stamping out Coronavirus here in New Zealand (bravo to you all), and once we do reach level two restrictions, we can all take the opportunity to celebrate any missed occasions, reunite and make up for lost time with loved ones, replace those international travel plans that have been cancelled for the year and play a part in backing-your-backyard and supporting local New Zealand companies.  

Want some inspiration or ideas of new places to explore, and the best homes to base yourselves in for your level two getaway? Our savvy team of travel specialists are experts in the best private homes throughout New Zealand and can help you plan every aspect of your trip.  

Get in touch to discuss the best properties, special offers and coronavirus cancellation policies.  Get in touch!

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