Holiday home insurance

Comprehensive protection for your bach or your holiday home, with flexible cover if you also rent to guests.

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Holiday Home Insurance NZ

What does Holiday Home insurance cover?

Full House Replacement

Rebuild or repair your house and other structures up to your replacement value

Guest Cover

Optional cover for damage, theft and loss of rent if you host guests

Contents Cover

$20,000 standard cover for fixed contents at the home, with options to increase

More excellent benefits

  1. Hidden Gradual Damage

    $3,000 for gradual water damage from a hidden water or waste pipe.


  2. Excess-free Keys & Locks

    $1,000 of cover for replacing keys and associated locks, with no excess.


  1. Excess-free Blocked Pipe

    Up to $1,000 to unblock an underground pipe, with no excess.


  2. Legal Liability

    $2 million legal liability costs if an accident damages other property, or people.


You're in control with the initio dashboard

  • Manage your insurance online

    Every customer gets access to their own personalised dashboard login.

  • No more lengthy phone calls

    Change your policy, lodge claims, add and cancel policies or get documents all online from your smart device or computer.


Common questions about holiday home insurance

That’s exactly what this policy is designed for.

If you indicate that you also rent your house to guests we provide cover for accidental damage, malicious damage, meth manufacturing caused by your guests.

If your house is badly damaged and you can’t rent it to guests, we’ll cover lost rent based on an estimate of what your bookings would have been while the house is repaired.

Visit our guide on how to switch your policy.

First, make sure your new initio policy is in place. We let you place cover any day up to a month in advance.

You’ll then need to contact your insurance company and tell them to cancel your policy from the same date.

Under our cover you need to use the house at lease occasionally yourself over the course of a typical year.

If you don’t use the house yourself, and it is only rented to short-term guests it is considered a commercial operation, similar to a motel.

Our cover is domestic based house insurance, so you’ll need to use the property for your personal use.

Your personal contents items, like phones, Jewellery and Laptops won’t be covered under your holiday home cover as they should be protected by your contents cover at your main home.

Belongings that remain at your holiday home like furniture, TV’s and glassware are covered.

You’ll need to choose a sum insured that’s enough to fully demolish and rebuild your house to its existing size (at today’s building costs).

If you’re unsure what the rebuild costs would be, we recommend you use the Cordell Sum Sure Calculator to help you get an estimate.

See here for a full guide on choosing your sum insured.


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