Your peace of mind is important to us. That’s why we partner with Assurant to deliver supplemental insurance protection tailor-made for short-term rental owners.
Assurant offers you an additional layer of vacation rental damage protection—including $1 million in damage protection for your home itself (such as flooring, walls, or windows), and coverage for damage to your furnishings and valuables up to $20,000.
How Assurant provides supplemental damage protection
Because homeowner’s insurance is designed for owner-occupied properties, many policies won’t cover short-term rental activity. Think of Assurant as an extra level of protection against liability and property damage. It helps fill in potential gaps, giving you what you need when you need it: added protection for your home, guests, and valuables on the nights your vacation home is booked. Under Assurant, you’ll receive:
What's not protected?
Assurant complements the small damage waiver that Vacasa guests pay in most markets (up to $20/night, depending on the size of the vacation home).** The waiver covers accidental damage up to $2,000—excluding damage caused by smoking, pets, or criminal activity—as long as guests report the damage before checking out. This encourages guest accountability and helps us respond more quickly to accidental damage.
And in the event of damage that isn’t accidental, Assurant kicks in. It covers incidents the damage waiver doesn’t, such as damage caused by smoking or pets, intentional damage, liability, or damage that a guest doesn’t report during their stay.
This means that if a guest spills cabernet on your carpet and doesn’t let us know, we won’t have to go through a lengthy review and resolution process to recoup cleaning or replacement costs from the guest. When you have Assurant, our local manager will arrange for carpet cleaning (or replacement, if necessary), and we'll take care of immediate payment, filing the claim, and securing reimbursement. We'll handle it all directly with Assurant, creating a worry-free experience for everyone involved.
Damage protection typically covers the cost of repairing or replacing your property if it's damaged by a guest at your home. By "property," we mean both your home itself (say, a cracked window) and the items in it (like a chair with a broken seat).
Not all damage protection works the same way, but with Vacasa you can receive coverage for guest-caused damage to your home or personal property, as well as guest injuries or guest property damage caused by owner negligence. It's important to know that damage protection doesn't replace homeowners insurance—the two work together to cover different scenarios that may arise when you own and rent out a vacation home.
Vacation rental damage insurance is a major safeguard against liability and property damage. In fact, we think it's so important that we require all our homeowners to have liability insurance that meets a few key requirements—namely covering the use of your home as a short-term rental. Since traditional homeowner’s insurance is designed for owner-occupied properties, most policies won’t provide adequate (if any) protection for commercial vacation rental use, and you'll want to get supplemental coverage.
While we can't speak for every company, Vacasa homeowners are charged $8.54 per night for supplemental insurance through Assurant. Even better, you only pay for Assurant coverage on the nights your home is occupied by guests. (This is, of course, in addition to the cost of whatever homeowners insurance you secure for your property.)
Call 888-847-3340 to speak with a Homeowner Consultant, who can answer preliminary questions and see if we’d be a good fit for you.
If you'd like to move forward, we’ll put you in touch with our market expert in your neighborhood to explore the financial potential of your home, outline our management fee, and introduce your local team.
Vacasa offers property management and other real estate services directly through Vacasa LLC and through Vacasa LLC's licensed subsidiaries. Click here for more information about Vacasa's licensed real estate brokerage/property manager in your state. Vacasa’s licensed real estate brokerages/property managers include: Vacasa Alabama LLC; Vacasa Arizona LLC; Vacasa Delaware LLC, 302-541-8999; Vacasa Florida LLC; Vacasa Louisiana LLC, Dana MacCord, Principal Broker, ph 504.252.0155 (Licensed in LA); Vacasa Michigan LLC, 947-800-5979; Vacasa Missouri LLC, Susan Scanlon, Designated Broker; Vacasa Nevada LLC; Vacasa New Hampshire LLC, P.O. Box 283, Conway NH 03818, Dave Grant, Broker of Record; Vacasa New Mexico LLC, 503-345-9399; Vacasa New York LLC, 888-433-0068, Susan E. Scanlon, Real Estate Broker; Vacasa North Carolina LLC; Vacasa Pennsylvania LLC; Vacasa Real Estate Corporation, California DRE #02105811, Joseph Czapkowicz, California DRE #01380722; Vacation Palm Springs Real Estate, Inc., California DRE #01523013, Joseph Czapkowicz, California DRE #01380722; Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Colorado, Daned Kirkham); Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Idaho and Oregon); Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Tennessee, 615-671-9916); Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Texas, Debra Brock, Designated Broker); Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Washington, Robert Brush, Designated Broker); Vacasa South Carolina LLC; Vacasa Tennessee LLC; Vacasa Vacation Rentals of Hawaii LLC, 3350 Lower Honoapiilani Road, Suite 600, Lahaina, HI 96761; Vacasa Vacation Rentals of Montana LLC, Patrice Tompkins, Licensed Property Manager; Vacasa Virginia LLC; Vacasa Wisconsin LLC; Vacasa Wyoming LLC. In Canada, this advertisement is provided by Vacasa Canada ULC, CPBC lic. number 75826, 172 Asher Rd. V1X 3H6 Kelowna, BC.
*Short-term rental insurance is required for all Vacasa homeowners. We automatically provide comprehensive, affordable coverage through our partner Assurant. If you have alternate coverage and would like to opt out, you’ll need to submit an opt-out form and proof of insurance with Vacasa covered for liability claims. Otherwise, you’ll be automatically billed for Assurant coverage starting at check-in for your first reservation with Vacasa.
**Damage waivers are currently applicable for short-term Vacasa reservations located in Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Washington. We still require all guests in every market to agree to rental terms that outline responsibility for damages, and we follow up directly in the rare instances that damage does occur outside of these states. We highly encourage enrollment in Assurant in these markets for supplemental damage protection.