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April is Water Conservation Month

Did you know that April is one of the driest months of the year in Florida? As the temperature begins to rise, so does the state’s water usage. In fact, statistics show that Floridians use about 136 gallons of water per person, every day – a number that needs to decrease. That’s why the month […]

Celebrating Vacation Rental Week – March 7-11, 2022

As a premier property management company in Florida, Kong Management Group oversees an ever-expanding and diverse portfolio of rental properties across the Sunshine State. Through Kong Vacation Homes, we offer single-family rental homes in popular vacation spots, such as Tampa Bay and Hallandale Beach, Florida. In 2021, Kong Vacation Homes also expanded to include its […]

Hosting an Event? Have You Considered Vacation Home Rental!

Whether you are hosting a celebration – like a wedding, baby shower, or family reunion – or you are planning a get-together of several friends, a vacation home rental might just be the perfect venue. Vacation homes offer flexibility and versatility, making it possible for you to have the big day of your dreams. Finding […]

Give Kindness This Season

The holidays are here, and it’s our favorite time of year at Kong Management Group! The holiday magic is in the air, and the spirit of giving is all around us. Every November, we kick off the festive season with an annual Thanksgiving event in Hallandale Beach, Florida, where our team gives away free Thanksgiving […]

Introducing South Florida’s Newest Venue, Saint Patrick Palace!

Managed by Kong Management Group, Kong Vacation Homes is known for its gorgeous single-family vacation rental homes, but now we’re taking it to a new level. We’re excited to introduce the Saint Patrick Palace, a private estate and event venue in the quaint town of Davie, Florida. Behind the property’s gated entrance, you will discover […]

When Community Comes Together For A Cause

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month started in 1985 as a campaign to encourage women to schedule mammograms and has grown over the years into a global opportunity to move from awareness into action. To us at Kong Management Group, that shows the power of communities coming together in support of a cause. It’s more than […]

We’re “Falling” for Florida in Fall!

While leaves may not change here as they do in the North, there’s still a lot to “fall” for in Florida this autumn! From colorful beachfront sunsets to regional festivals, the Sunshine State has its own traditions, which locals know and love! The weather is still warm, and the summer crowds are so last season, […]

Our Top 10 Rental Home Amenities

At Kong Management Group, our motto is “Stay. Live. Experience.” We believe that the amenities at your rental property make up a vital part of your overall experience! As a family-owned and operated business, it’s our goal that your rental feels like home, regardless of the length of your lease. We’re committed to providing the […]

Explore Florida’s Springs In July

July is National Parks and Recreation Month, and a visit to one of Florida’s many freshwater springs is a great way to commemorate it! Geologists say that Florida has more freshwater springs than any other state. Some are small trickles, while others are large enough to feed rivers. Although many springs are located on private […]

Celebrate the Great Outdoors This June

June is nationally recognized as Great Outdoors Month, so let’s head outside to celebrate! If you’re seeking fun in the sun this summer, Florida is a popular destination – whether you are traveling from afar or live locally. With pristine beaches, an abundance of state parks, and world-renowned attractions, there’s so much to do outside […]

Be Ready for Hurricane Season

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30, and it’s important that your household is prepared to weather any storm. Kong Management Group is here to help you plan for safety, before, during, and after a hurricane. We have compiled the following list of tips from Ready.gov (https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes) to help you […]

How to Be a Better Neighbor

Having a sense of community is so important, especially since more and more things have gone virtual in recent years. Social media and online events can sometimes make you feel removed from your community. The good news is that being neighborly can help you get reconnected. Kong Management Group’s multi-family properties have earned the reputation […]

What To Do In “Champa Bay”

Home to the 2021 National Football League’s Super Bowl champions (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), the 2020 National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup winners (Tampa Bay Lightning), Major League Baseball’s American League East finalists (Tampa Bay Rays), and the United Soccer League’s conference finalists (Tampa Bay Rowdies), Tampa Bay has certainly earned its nickname of “Champa Bay”! But […]

Welcome Home, Pets!

Sixty-seven percent of U.S. households, or about 85 million families, own a pet, according to the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA). This is up from 56 percent of U.S. households in 1988, the first year the survey was conducted. It’s paws-itively clear, dogs, cats, birds, turtles, rabbits, […]

Tampa Bay Is Making History at the Big Game!

Super Bowl LV is already one for the record books! The big game will take place on February 7, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, featuring the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. It marks the first time in the National Football League’s (NFL) history that one of the teams has […]

Top 4 Trends for Property Managers in 2021

2020 has been a challenging year for property management companies and residents alike. Kong Management Group is a full-service property management company, serving several regions throughout the Sunshine State, and we have some thoughts on what the new year will bring for our industry. While the COVID-19 pandemic created many uncertainties, we also feel like […]

It’s The Giving Season!

The pandemic may have changed the way we’re celebrating the holiday season this year, but it can’t change our commitment to giving back to the communities we love! Whether we’re giving away Thanksgiving meals to families in need or giving back to our residents, Kong Management Group is thankful to celebrate the holiday season with […]

Is COVID-19 Rerouting the Snowbird Migration from Florida?

During the month of October in any typical year, “snowbirds” would begin to flock to Florida, escaping the falling temperatures of the north (and earning their avian nickname). But 2020 is definitely not a normal year! Will the COVID-19 pandemic prevent these seasonal residents, who are most often retirees from northern climates, from their migration […]

Keeping Your Home Secure

No one wants their home to be a target for a break in. But did you know that a typical burglar will only spend 60 seconds attempting to break into your home? That’s why it’s so important to take steps to protect your home and family! As a premier property manager in the Tampa Bay […]

Want to Get Away Without Traveling Out of State?

We think it’s fair to say that, with a global pandemic, this summer has been a stressful one! Maybe you’re wondering how you can have a relaxing end-of-summer getaway for your family, while still saving money and following COVID-19 guidelines? As a leading property management company in the Tampa Bay region, Kong Management Group knows […]

What To Do When Hurricane Season Happens During A Pandemic

Life during the COVID-19 pandemic is stressful enough, but what do you do when it’s hurricane season, too? Kong Management Group is here to help you plan and prepare, so you can weather any storm while still protecting yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19. Here are some tips to help you stay safe during […]

Our Cleanliness = Your Health

At Kong Management Group, we’ve always believed in the importance of our vacation homes and rental properties being impeccably clean, but the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) global pandemic has made our sanitation efforts more important than ever before. In short, we believe that our cleanliness equals your health. And, your safety and well-being are – […]

What To Do When You’re Staying At Home

When you love to travel, quarantines, stay-at-home orders, and curfews can feel very confining! Kong Management Group has put together some ideas to help you stay busy during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, besides watching Netflix (and, yes, we saw Tiger King too). Until you can visit us in Tampa Bay and Hallandale Beach, […]

Coronavirus Update

The health, safety, and well-being of our residents and guests is of the utmost importance to Kong Management Group. As the global outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues, we have been closely monitoring the spread of the virus and its potential impact. The cleanliness and upkeep of our properties remains our first priority, as […]

Spring into Clean!

The flowers are starting to bloom in Florida and it’s time to prepare for our favorite season, SPRING! In many households, that means it’s also time to wipe winter away with a serious spring cleaning. But did you know that, in addition to making your home sparkle, it can also benefit your health and well-being? […]

Dreaming of Spring Break

Are you dreaming of sunny getaway to escape winter’s chill? You are not alone! January is the busiest booking month of the year, according to HomeAway.com, with the number of people booking vacation homes doubling. Now is the time make your family’s spring break plans, and we can help you find the perfect oasis in […]

Heading South for the Winter? Consider a Vacation Rental!

Did you know that the population of Florida increases by more than five percent every year during winter? From October to April – with the peak in January – seasonal residents flock to the Sunshine State, earning the nickname of “snowbirds”! Snowbirds generally are retirees who travel to the Sunshine State to avoid the chill […]

(Vacation) Home for the Holidays

The holidays are fast approaching, and many families are traveling as part of their celebrations. If you are planning a visit to Florida for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, you won’t need to worry about squeezing into a relative’s crowded home. Instead, you can book your own private vacation home through Kong Vacation Homes! More and [...]

Fall In Love with Tampa Bay

Fun activities and cooler weather make West Central Florida the place to visit this autumn! Everyone always thinks of Florida as the go-to destination for their summer vacation. While we agree that’s true, we think that the benefits of a fall get-away to Florida are often overlooked. As the humid summer heat turns a bit [...]

Are You Ready for Some Football?

The 2019 season of the National Football League (NFL) kicks off on September 5th and marks 100 years of professional football in the U.S., to the cheers of football fans across the country. Adding to the excitement, there will be a series of “NFL 100” events, initiatives, and programs to commemorate the 100th season, celebrating [...]

Our Best Tips for a Late Summer Trip

School is back in session soon, but summer isn’t over yet. There’s still time to create memories that will last the year during one last family vacation! It’s the “summer slow season” in South Florida, which means you’ll find  a lot of lodging options, including the vacation homes by Kong Vacation Homes, and deals are plentiful! [...]

Have Fun in the Sun During Your July 4th Vacation!

Heading to Tampa Bay or Hallandale Beach for the 4th of July holiday? We want to make sure you have a blast (but safely, of course)! Whether you’re planning an Independence Day cook out or a day by the pool, it’s important to stay safe. Here are some tips from Kong Vacation Homes to keep your vacation fun, [...]

What You Need to Know BEFORE You Travel During Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is almost here, and storms are already brewing! But should that stop your travel plans to the (mostly) Sunshine State? No way! It just takes a little preparation and planning to prevent a hurricane from blowing your vacation off course. Know Your Timing Hurricanes season stretches from June 1 to November 30, covering [...]

Top Six Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual celebration of our planet, taking place every April 22. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events span the globe with more than 193 countries participating. Whether you live at a Kong Management Group property or somewhere else, here are some easy ways that you can make a difference in the environment, beginning [...]

Minimizing Space to Maximize Life

Who isn’t intrigued by a tiny home? These small spaces hold big appeal to a wide variety of people, from hipsters to retirees and everyone in between. With the current trend to tidy and streamline spaces (thanks, Marie Kondo), the tiny house movement fits right in! Generally, a “tiny house” is defined as a residential structure [...]

Spring Is in the Air!

The temperatures in Florida are trending up, the dogwoods are preparing to bloom, and we’re getting ready for spring at Kong Management Group! Spring is our favorite season in the Sunshine State, with its warm days and lower-than-usual humidity. It’s definitely the best time of year to experience the outdoors. In fact, it’s the perfect time [...]

It’s Snowbird Season!

When you were in school, you might have learned about the phenomenon of bird migration, where flocks of birds wing their way north in the spring, nest during the summer, and fly south to warmer climates in the fall. Floridians are familiar with another type of migration in fall and winter months, the arrival of the [...]

Stay Safe on Your Next Vacation

Your safety should be your first priority when you are planning a vacation. From the way you pay for your vacation rental to your privacy and security during your stay, Kong Vacation Homes has compiled this list of safety tips to consider before your vacation begins: Payment Safety Using a secure method to pay for your vacation [...]

Tips for Stress-free Travel with Kids

If you’re a parent, you probably really need a vacation. The problem? Family trips can be very stressful – and not so restful for Mom and Dad! At Kong Vacation Homes, we keep the comfort and safety of your entire family in mind when we design our properties. Here are some tips to help you have [...]

Tips for Booking the Best Vacation Rental

If you’re planning your next vacation but don’t want to stay in the typical chain hotel, a short-term home rental may be the perfect option for you. A rented vacation home generally is more budget friendly, more private, and more spacious than other accommodations. A host with good customer service also can offer more personal [...]

Mobile Homes Are Filling the Affordable Housing Gap

Home prices are rising nationwide, and low-cost housing is becoming all too scarce. With the stock of reasonably priced “brick and mortar” homes and apartments dwindling, home buyers are looking outside of traditional real estate for more affordable options. Mobile homes are at the top of that list! According to a recent report by Apartment List, [...]

Experience the Close-Knit Communities of RV Parks

Recreational vehicle (RV) parks are commonly referred to as the “last small towns in America.” That hometown feel is due to the friendliness of RVers and the sense of community that they create at every stop.   People from all walks of life are drawn to the RV lifestyle. They come together at different parks [...]

Experience Summer with These Travel Trends

This year, more people are looking for unique and memorable experiences when they travel. But more than just visiting a run-of-the-mill destination, they are looking for personalized experience that leaves them with a great story to tell. So, chain hotels and boring accommodations are out, and small boutique hotels, Airbnb rentals, and camping are in! Savings is [...]

Top Five Tips for First Time Airbnb Guests

If you’ve never heard of it before, Airbnb is an online marketplace which lets people rent out their properties or spare rooms to guests. It’s the biggest accommodation-sharing website in the world, and it’s growing fast! Since 2009, Airbnb has grown from housing 21,000 guests a year to more than six million a year! If you are [...]

Veteran-Friendly Housing Available at The Village of Zephyrhills

Pasco County, located just north of Tampa, Florida, is home to more than 54,000 military veterans and their families. While these veterans may differ in age, gender, and experience, they all face similar challenges to finding – and maintaining – affordable housing. Lack of employment, social reintegration, and health issues are some of the obstacles [...]

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