Where We Started and Where We Are

Our Story

RentalGuardian (along with our partner insurance agency InsureStays) digitally-automates all facets of sales and service of travel protection and property protection solutions, between local property managers/lodging providers and their millions of worldwide consumers.

We have partnered with world class Underwriters like Nationwide, Lloyd’s of London and Berkshire Hathaway to bring the vacation rentals market custom protection products built specifically for the needs of the rentals industry.

The RentalGuardian.com platform and products further automates the distribution of travel protection and related protection products between Underwriters and Travelers, via the connection between our seamless API and their intermediary reservation management software platforms, travel/tech websites, and rental property management companies: we fill a mission-critical service gap in the tools and systems that consumers use to insure their business and vacation travel.

Our clients also earn a referral fee on every coverage issued so by offering these protection products your travelers and homeowners need, you are also growing a new revenue stream for your company.

RentalGuardian.com & InsureStays = custom built protection products for the rentals industry delivered automatically via technology and API connection.

We also have ReferStays launching in early 2018 where you can simply refer your guests to us and earn a referral fee on every quote issued.

With the RentalGuardian.com platform (via our web-based tools and API integrations), our insurance providers have the ability to offer unique products to travelers & homeowners within a connected vacation and holiday rental ecosystem.


InsureStays, dba of Sandhills Insurance Group, LLC is a licensed insurance agency specializing in the needs of the vacation rentals, property management, and corporate housing markets. InsureStays partners with highly rated underwriters, brokers, agents, TPAs and technology providers to develop insurance programs and services that fulfill the specific needs of the manager, traveler or renter.

InsureStays solutions cover a wide array of needs. Custom insurance and property protection programs include Trip Cancellation, Lodging Protection, Liability, Rental Damage Protection, Corporate Damage Protection, and Renters Insurance.

InsureStays partners with unique and innovative web-based service and support platforms to automate transactions, reduce time-to-market, increase accuracy and efficiency, optimize compliance, enhance customer service, reduce paper-flow, and improve results and success.


Inhabit IQ (parent of RentalGuardian) receives investment from Goldman Sachs.


Joins other vacation rental software companies to create Inhabit IQ.
Creates new dynamic custom microsites for property managers


Receives investment from Greater Sum Ventures.


Opens expanded headquarters in Pawleys Island, South Carolina


Sign Travel Protection distribution deal with Nationwide.


Introduces first-of-its-kind Daily-Rate, pay-as-you-go, Homeowners Liability + Damage Protection solution, uniquely-tailored for the risk management needs of the Sharing/Collaborative Economy.

Introduces Cancel for Any Reason Travel Protection Program.

Introduces Renters Insurance Program


Delivers fully-automated online eBilling and ePayment solution.

Introduces multi-nation accidental damage protection coverage solutions.


RentalGuardian releases it’s highly anticipated (Version 2.0) Online Management Center with API features providing additional flexibility and automation for Managers and Developers.


Releases first-of-its-kind online claims management system with fully-automated claims status messaging and reporting.


RentalGuardian expands Recommended Platform Providers Program, a co-opetition-driven partnership platform allowing multiple suppliers to participate in a universal distribution channel. The proprietary online management software platform offers a suite of rental, travel and home protection products and services.