Vacation property insurance customers love and trust
Typically, it’s more challenging to insure vacation properties than it is to insure primary residences. That’s not the case at Square One.
Don't just take our word for it. Here are some of the reviews that contribute to our average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5. Want to read more? Visit our reviews page.
After struggling with several brokers and insurance providers over the phone to get a reasonably-priced quote, I decided to give this one a try. Quick, easy, and very reasonable prices. No phone, just a simple form filled out online and a standard online payment. Proof of insurance ready immediately. All insurance should be this simple.
I love how you can customize your coverage! We didn't need some of the insanely high coverage that other insurance companies provide solely based on the home value. This allowed us to reduce our annual insurance costs by $350 and we now have the coverage we actually desire!
Needed tenant insurance for my new place by the end of the day, and really couldn't afford to take on another bill. My car insurance company quoted me $40, Square One did it for $14 and emailed proof of insurance to my landlord in a matter of minutes. Couldn't have been better or easier.
I spent all morning contacting agencies and insurance providers to get a reasonable tenant's insurance quote. I was getting egregious quotes. I stumbled upon Square One and filed an application for a quote. I was stunned so I called to ensure I could actually get the price I was quoted for. Though I was put on hold, the wait time was very short and I was periodically updated on my position in line. I spoke with David Horgan and he was super helpful! He answered all my questions and worked with me patiently!
Knowledgeable and helpful staff, great efficient website... I appreciate the coverage options and the ease of changing policy coverages as the situation changes. Square One is a company designed for the way people do business today.
Every time I’ve needed to change my policy they do it so quickly for me and so easily. They set it up online and I just review it! Also, I had a claim one time and they were so nice and helpful and paid out the claim ASAP! Recommend these guys to friends always.
If I had known getting tenant's insurance could be so straightforward, affordable, and quick, I would have switched from my old insurer months ago. The specialist I spoke with, David Horgan, was super friendly and nice to talk to. He also was very knowledgable and patiently answered all my questions, and helped my girlfriend and I find the best policy for our needs. He was never pushy and never tried to up-sell me on anything. Overall a great experience and a better insurance policy than my old one for 2/3 of the cost. Thanks Dave, and thanks Square One!
I obtained a quote online from Square One and found the process very easy. The premiums quoted were about 50% lower than what I was paying with my previous insurance company. Getting the new plan setup was a breeze. Loved saving money and going through a hassle-free experience.
We just renewed our insurance in less than 10 minutes! Square One makes it easy to understand what's in the policy we choose, how it affects the monthly premium, and what the exclusions are. Their materials are clear, easy to click through and select, and changes we made from last year's policy to this year's are clearly summarized. Love it! Highly recommend using!
Swati is amazing! We've been experiencing drastic hikes to our home policy over the last few years (with no claims) which is why I reached out to Square One. Swati not only made the process of getting a quote simple, but she was able to offer us better coverage for less than half of what our current policy wants us to renew at. She made the entire process a breeze which is not what one would expect when looking for a new home insurance policy. I wish I would have found out about Square One years ago. Thank you!
Six reasons why you’ll love Square One
With Square One, you can get a quote, buy a policy and even submit a claim – all online, from the comfort of your own home. Quotes and policies are managed through your online account, but if you need help, expert assistance from one of our licensed insurance agents is just a webchat or phone call away.
All policies from Square One represent the highest level of protection currently available in Canada. We make it easy for you to protect your home against common perils (such as water damage and theft) and we even cover the costs of rebuilding your home to meet the latest bylaw or code changes.
Guaranteed building replacement coverage
Get the peace of mind you deserve. Simply insure your home to Square One’s suggested limit and, if you experience a loss, we’ll rebuild your home, even if the cost of doing so exceeds your limit of insurance.
All policies protect most common personal property items including laptops, smartphones and furniture. If you own specialty property (such as bicycles or fine arts) you can also add coverage to your policy. That way, you only pay to insure what you actually own.
Need to make a claim?
Making a claim with Square One is easy. In fact, most of the process can be done online. You’ll get your own dedicated adjuster to work with you from start to finish to make sure you’re back on your feet in no time. And, Square One pays out on 90% of all claims submitted in Canada.
Interest-free monthly payments
We’re confident you’ll love our service and stay with us. That’s why we don’t lock you into a contract. With us, you can pay monthly or annually and there’s no fixed-term contract. You can also change your payment preferences through your online account.
ready for an online quote? Policies start at $12/month if you rent your home and $40/month if you own your home. To see how much you can save with Square One, get a personalized online quote now.
Learn how you’re protected
with Square One
When you buy vacation property insurance from us, the experience is straightforward from quote to claim. View the sections below to learn about the coverages, deductibles, protection and claim service offered by Square One. You can also download sample policy wordings.
House coverages. Your house is probably the largest asset you own. So, properly protecting it is really important. Our system will help you determine the estimated rebuild cost for your house, which will form the basis of your building limit. You'll then have the option of insuring any detached structures on your property as well as landscaping, fences and gardening equipment.
Condo coverages. With Square One, you get the best condo insurance in Canada. You know that saying, “You get what you pay for?” It’s true. Our policy may cost a little more, but it’s there when you need it. Our optional Condo Owners Protection coverage includes:
Blanket coverage for all condo damage: You select a single limit that covers damage to your unit and its improvements, insurance assessments from your condo corporation, and shortfalls under your condo corporation's commercial insurance policy.
Expert review of your needs: Send us your condo corporation's commercial insurance policy and we’ll determine what you need to be properly protected.
Legal advice helpline: Have an issue with a building bylaw or a noisy neighbour? Our policy includes unlimited access to a legal advice helpline for any condo-related issue.
Other coverages. There are a few other coverages that are essential to any insurance policy, including liability protection.
Bicycles, sporting equipment and watercraft: This optional coverage protects any personal and portable equipment used for athletic or recreational activities. This includes cycling, equestrian, fishing, golf, hang-gliding, hockey, hunting, paragliding, shooting, skating, skiing, snowboarding, surfing and windsurfing. It also protects commercially manufactured boats, canoes and kayaks. Any watercraft must be no more than 20 feet in length and, if motorized, must have no more than 100 horsepower in total. And, it protects related property like accessories, equipment and trailers.
Policy deductibles. A policy deductible is the amount you must pay before your home insurance policy will respond. For example, if your $2,500 laptop is stolen and the claim is subject to a $1,000 deductible, you pay $1,000 and your policy will cover the remaining $1,500. The higher the deductible you select, the lower the premium you pay on your insurance.
Below are the various deductibles that may apply. It's important to note that only one deductible applies per claim even if payments are made under multiple policy coverages. The type of loss will determine the deductible that applies.
Earthquake: This deductible applies to each insured loss resulting from an earthquake. While earthquakes don't happen often, they cause significant damage when they do. As such, earthquake deductibles tend to be higher than those for other types of loss. Depending on where you live, you may be presented with a couple options.
Inland flood: This deductible applies to each insured loss resulting from an inland flood. If this deductible applies, you may be presented with a couple options. Please note that not all areas are eligible for inland flood protection.
Hail: This deductible applies to each insured loss resulting from a hailstorm. If this deductible applies, you may be presented with a couple options.
Comprehensive protection. At Square One, you get a comprehensive (all-risk) policy. That means you're protected against all types of loss, except for those listed in the exclusions. Commonly covered losses include break-ins, burst pipes, hailstorms, fires, and more. Commonly excluded losses include coastal floods, repeated leakage, and wear and tear.
For complete details on what is and isn’t covered, please refer to your policy wordings or download our sample wordings.Download sample policy wordings
Making a claim. You buy insurance for peace-of-mind, so if you do need to make a claim we believe it should be simple and stress-free. That's why all Square One customers are protected by our commitment to handling claims fairly: