Insuring Summer Vacation Rentals

We know not everyone vacations in a hotel or an all-inclusive resort. So when you vacation at your favorite locale in that rental home you just adore, you should be covered by travel insurance too!

Rental Home Coverage

While the rental property owner surely has homeowner’s insurance, that coverage won’t necessarily help you with the cost and inconvenience of a doomed or disrupted vacation. You want a travel insurance plan to cover if a destination becomes uninhabitable before or during your trip.

Most comprehensive plans offer some kind of coverage for this circumstance. If a major weather event or another unforeseen issue, like a fire, damages the property you will be renting so badly that you can’t use it, you may be reimbursed. Many popular vacation rental spots are located in hurricane-prone areas; some comprehensive plans will provide you with trip cancellation coverage if you must cancel your trip due to a NOAA Hurricane Warning for your destination issued 24 hours or less before your departure.

When Driving to a Rental Property

If you’re driving to a rental property, you may need to look into a travel insurance plan that has coverage for road closures that prevent you from getting to your destination. If your rental home is located on a beautifully secluded island, only accessible by one road, you may want to consider this coverage.

This is a highly specialized benefit that not all companies offer. Be sure to review the plans you are considering to find which include this benefit. Can’t find it in the fine print? Give one of our licensed experts a call to find the best travel insurance plan for you.

Vacation Medical Coverage when Renting

While travelers with vacation rentals within the United States may not think about adding medical coverage to their list of needs, extra medical coverage to transport you closer to home, in the case of long-term care, can add peace of mind to your trip. Although the details of coverage vary by plan and company, you may want to consider a comprehensive plan that includes medical evacuation coverage if your trip takes you 50-100 miles away from home.

If you are renting a vacation home outside the United States you should consider both medical evacuation coverage and secondary medical coverage. Check with your health insurance provider to see their limit of coverage in your vacation spot. Then look for a plan that will pick up where your health insurance leaves off to keep you worry-free during your trip.

Written by on 4/7/15.
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We have used your site in the past for a cruise and were very happy. I'm interested in coverage this summer for a house rental on the outer banks of North Carolina, USA for one week. I want protection from damage to the home, evacuation due to weather, and trip cancellation. How should I search for this? None of the plans seem to mention house rental. Thanks.
JeremyE,
04/22/2014

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The plans are not designed to only cover a specific type of travel. You would include the total amount of all prepaid, nonrefundable travel arrangements in the Trip Cost to be covered for Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption due to a covered reason. To see all of the covered reasons to cancel or interrupt your trip, please click on the dollar amount that appears NEXT to the words "Trip Cancellation" when viewing a quote. I do want to note that damage to the home, or any other type of liability coverage is NOT available with these plans.
NicholeH,
Customer Care insureMyTrip
04/22/2014
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