Renter's insurance for Airbnb?
September 22, 2016 12:24 PM   Subscribe

I'm going to be staying in an Airbnb for an extended period of time. Is it possible to get renter's insurance or some other form of insurance to cover the valuables I'll have with me? The Airbnb is in the U.S. and I'm American.
posted by Cucurbit to Travel & Transportation (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Check your current policy. It may protect your stuff wherever you're staying. Ask your agent if you're not sure.
posted by JimN2TAW at 12:25 PM on September 22, 2016 [3 favorites]

Are you paying with a credit card? See if they would cover you in case of loss.
posted by vignettist at 12:38 PM on September 22, 2016

Agree that your current policy may cover it. I got stuff stolen out of my car, and the auto insurance covered the window but the renters policy covered the stuff.
posted by AFABulous at 12:51 PM on September 22, 2016

Travel insurance maybe?
posted by IdRatherNotSay at 3:31 PM on September 22, 2016 [2 favorites]

Depending on length of stay this may be more legally a sublet but you would have to ask an insurance company questions directly.
posted by AlexiaSky at 2:39 AM on September 23, 2016

My renter's insurance covers my stuff wherever I am. If you don't have this coverage already, it may be possible to purchase it temporarily from your insurance provider. A lot of insurance companies have extra policies you can take out for loss or damage to valuables, especially jewelry and electronics, that is not tied to location.
posted by ananci at 10:08 AM on September 23, 2016

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