Lahaina responds to Gulf oil spill


Contact:          Barb Garfold
                       Lahaina Island Accommodations

Lahaina Island Accommodations implements “White Sand Guarantee” in response to Gulf oil spill

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. (June 2, 2010) – While the white sandy beaches of Florida’s west coast are clear, pristine and open for business, Fort Myers Beach Rental Company, Lahaina Island Accommodations’ owner Barbara Garfold continues to proactively address concerns emanating from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  In addition to adding updates to the vacation rental company’s blog,, they have introduced the “White Sand Guarantee.” 

The guarantee means that if the beaches are closed to the public during the guest’s dates of stay due to public safety concerns related to the oil spill, Lahaina Island Accommodations will issue a refund for the vacation home rental less a nominal reservation fee.  In addition, Lahaina’s clients with confirmed reservations are able to change their stays to alternative dates without penalty. No blackout dates will apply, but price differential will be enforced.

 “We are getting calls about this, and we are listening,” said Garfold. “With client service as our top priority, we are carefully monitoring the situation and accommodating our clients who are concerned.”

Complete information on the White Sand Guarantee is available on their website at:

For more information, call toll-free (877) 644-0515.