Free Hurricane Vacation Protection
First of all, it is really simple to use. If a hurricane warning* gets issued by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) for the county you are staying in; you can postpone your vacation by up to 12 months.
Hurricane Vacation Protection applies to reservations that meet the following criteria:
You must have booked the vacation home, townhouse or condo with VillaDirect or a registered travel agent.
Your stay must be between June 1st and November 30th (Florida’s hurricane “season”).
Your reservation must also be paid in full before the NHC issues the hurricane warning.
The conditions necessary for Hurricane Vacation Protection Coverage to be applied:
The NHC must have issued a hurricane warning for the county where your vacation home is located. If the county has not had such a warning issued, then VillaDirect Hurricane Vacation Protection will not apply.
For VillaDirect Vacation Hurricane Protection to be applied, the NHC warning must be issued within 48 hours before your arrival. Alternatively, up to 48 hours before your departure.
VillaDirect Hurricane Vacation Protection covers only the remaining (unused) portion of your vacation. If a warning is issued during your stay, only the remaining days will be available to re-book within 12 months.
If the NHC issues a hurricane watch, but not a hurricane warning, VillaDirect Hurricane Vacation Protection will not apply.
You must call or email our offices to confirm you are requesting your hurricane protection coverage be applied. At that time we will confirm if it can be, based on information provided by the NHC.
Finally, VillaDirect Hurricane Vacation Protection will not apply to reservations for arrivals between November 21 and May 31 each year; because there are no hurricanes during those months!
* A “Hurricane Warning” is a specific term and event issued by the National Hurricane Center. It is defined by the National Hurricane Center as: “A warning that sustained winds 64 kt (74 mph or 119 km/hr) or higher associated with a hurricane are expected in a specified area in 24 hours or less. A hurricane warning can also remain in effect when dangerously high water or a combination of dangerously high water and exceptionally high waves continue, even though winds may be less than hurricane force.”