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Travel Protection

Protect Your Trip with Confidence

Travel is one of life’s great joys… even the most carefully planned trip can be complicated by unforeseen events. Whether it’s lost luggage, canceled flights, or a medical emergency, an unexpected mishap can turn your trip into a taxing experience. Our travel and rental protection services are designed to protect you.

Our goal is to save you money, safeguard your journey, and make your stay memorable for all of the right reasons.

You can add coverage during at the time of booking, on or before final payment of your accommodations, or 30-days or more prior to your trip commencement. However, once a hurricane is named it will be too late to add trip insurance.

If you would like to add this coverage you may do so during the booking process of your vacation rental or click the button below.

  • 30 + different trip cancellation and trip interruption reasons covering up to 100% of non-refundable costs.
  • Protection for hurricanes, natural disasters, death in the family, sickness, injury, medical coverage and much, much more.
  • One of the broadest coverages in the entire global travel industry.
  • Cost: 7.0% of trip cost
    US Travelers (all 50 states)
    International travelers (except certain travel restricted countries)

  • 30 + different trip cancellation and trip interruption reasons covering up to 100% of non-refundable costs, as well as up to 60% of traveler’s non-refundable costs if you cancel for a reason not listed in the policy.
  • Included in coverage: Complete standard Play Travel Protection with the added cancel for any reason benefit.
  • Protection for hurricanes, natural disasters, death in the family, sickness, injury, medical coverage and much, much more.
  • Protection against unforeseen circumstances that might not be included in standard travel protection: divorce, change in personal finances, kid’s sports event, or rain during your golf trip.
  • Cost: 10.8% of trip cost
    US Travelers (all 50 states except NY and WA)

Security Tips

  • General Travel Safety Tips

    Make the most of any vacation by taking note of the following travel tips. We recommend that you print a copy of this list as a reminder to make safety your No. 1 priority. Also keep a printed copy of your domestic or international travel insurance plan with it—just in case.

    ● Check the status of your flight before heading the airport. Most airlines want you to check in at least an hour (two hours for international flights) before your flight is scheduled to depart.
    ● Allow plenty of extra time at the airport (generally 2 hours prior to departure). Changing security procedures have increased the time needed to check in. Build in more time if traveling with young children, infants or people with disabilities.
    ● Check with your airline to see if curbside check-in is available.
    ● FAAguidelines are being updated often. Find the latest from the FAA at FAA.gov.
    ● Remember most airlines only allow travelers one carry-on item plus one personal item such as a purse, briefcase, laptop computer, or small book bag-style backpack. Other personal items allowed include coats, child safety seats, diaper bags, books or newspapers, small bags of food and assistance devices such as wheelchairs, walkers and oxygen. These carry-on allowances vary from carrier to carrier. Please confirm what is allowed with your carrier before leaving home.

    Travel Safety Tips at the Airport
    ● Check tsa.gov for the most up to date information to get you through security quickly.
    ● Keep your bags and personal belongings within reach at all times.
    ● Do not accept packages from strangers.
    ● Do not joke about having a bomb or firearm. Do not discuss terrorism, weapons, explosives, or other threats while going through the security checkpoint. Security personnel are trained to consider the slightest mention of these topics as a serious threat.

    Checking In and Security Checkpoint
    ● Adult passengers are required to bring a government-issued photo ID. If you do not have one of these available, bring two pieces of ID, one of which must be from a governmental authority.
    ● Remember, only ticketed passengers are allowed beyond the security checkpoint. Be prepared to show identification at the ticket counter and security checkpoint.
    ● Electronic items such as laptop computers and cell phones may be subject to additional screening. Be prepared to power on electronic items for screening personnel. Also, be prepared to remove your laptop from its travel case so it can be X-rayed separately.

Packing Tips

  • Following is a suggested list of common travel necessities, as well as reminders for those often forgettable travel items. We recommend that you print this list so you won’t forget a thing.

    Helpful hint: Check with your airline regarding what you can carry on the plane as new rules and regulations change. Also, check the weather forecast for your destination, as well as local customs for clothing guidelines. For your convenience, several seasonal and vacation specific items are recommended on this list. Remember, travel experts advise to pack light.

    Don’t forget to pack your travel insurance policy!

    General packing tips:
    ● Pack heavy items, such as shoes and toiletry kits, before the more delicate ones. Place them along the suitcase’s spine to balance weight at the bottom.
    ● To reduce wrinkling, turn jackets inside out and fold them in half with tissue paper or dry-cleaning bags. Layering plastic bags or tissue between clothes also helps prevent wrinkles.
    ● Hang clothing in the bathroom while showering to steam out wrinkles.
    ● Line the bottom of your suitcase with your trousers and let the legs hang over the outside edge of the suitcase. Then pack the rest of your travel gear with the lighter materials on top. Wrap trouser legs over the pile; they’ll keep their crease.
    ● Stuff socks and rolled-up belts into shoes to save space.
    ● Take along plastic bags for laundry or wet swimsuits.
    ● Bring an empty, soft bag for souvenirs.

Travel Warnings

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does trip cancellation and interruption coverage work?

    It reimburses for forfeited, non-refundable, unused payments or deposits if the traveler must cancel or interrupt their trip due to a covered reason. These could include non-refundable housing rental costs, airline fares, or other tickets.

    How much does travel insurance cost?

    The cost of travel insurance is based, in most cases, on the value of the trip and the age of the traveler. Typically, the cost is five to seven percent of the trip cost.

    What happens if a traveler must cancel their vacation?

    Often a traveler will lose non-refundable deposits and prepayments that can add up to hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars. A comprehensive travel insurance plan through can provide trip cancellation coverage for the traveler’s vacation

    What other coverage is typically included in a travel insurance plan?

    In addition to trip cancellation and interruption, the more comprehensive travel insurance plans available today may also cover emergency medical expenses, including emergency medical transportation, when ordered by a doctor, to the nearest adequate medical facility, reimbursement for accommodations and expenses.

    Are travel insurance plans tailored to specific types of travel?

    Yes. Various carriers offer travel insurance plans for an array of budgets, from modest trips to high-end luxury vacations. There are also products for last-minute getaways and extended trips, and specific coverage plans for cruise travelers, golf travelers, students, and sports travel.

    Does travel insurance cover terrorism?

    Many travel insurance policies do not cover terrorism, or only cover terrorist acts that occur on foreign soil. Check the specific terms and conditions of the various policies available.

    Is the financial default of an airline, cruise line or tour operator covered?

    Many retail insurance programs include financial default coverage if the program is purchased within 15 days of making the initial trip deposit.

    What else is offered with the purchase of a travel insurance plan?

    To boost travelers’ confidence when traveling, carriers have added Travel Assistance programs, which provide 24-hour, “911” emergency travel agency-type services to all standard retail plans, in case a traveler has to change a flight or a hotel room. Assistance may also be provided for emergency cash transfers, pre-trip consultation services (travel advisories, passport requirements, inoculation information, etc.), and live messaging, which will relay any e-mail or phone message to family, friends or business associates. Check your specific policy to learn the specific additional services.

    Why should a traveler buy travel insurance?

    Travel insurance gives travelers coverage for unforeseen problems, from a canceled flight to a serious illness, or in rare cases, even an act of terrorism or the financial default of a travel supplier. If an illness, accident, or other covered unforeseen circumstance forces a traveler to cancel or interrupt their plans, they face two major financial losses, money invested in non-refundable pre-payments, and medical expenses that in many instances may not be covered by health insurance.

To obtain a copy of your full travel insurance plan details, please contact 888-941-7368 or email Reservations@RentSiestaKey.com

The information presented above provides a broad overview of your policy provisions and does not revise or amend the policy. Insurance coverages are underwritten by Sandhills Insurance Group. Your policy is the contract that specifically and fully describes your coverages. Certain restrictions and exclusions apply and coverages may vary in certain states. Please refer to your policy for detailed terms and conditions.