Short Stay Show Podcast – Pay Per Stay Protection – Humphrey Bowles – Guardhog

Top Hog Humphrey Bowles joins me from GuardHog – GuardHog have created a seamless Tech experience for Hosts that ensures you only insure your Short Term Let for the duration of the bookings you have, offering a no nonsense way to cover and save in one dashboard.

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Humphrey Bowles

As an Airbnb Superhost and passionate advocate of the Short Stay Industry, Humphrey knew he wanted to make a seamless stay and win win situation for all involved and his background helped him see a gap in the market that he could use some clever tech to fill.

Simple, intuitive and quick technology built specifically for our customer needs

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Humphrey joined me on the podcast to share exactly how Guardhog can use a cool tech dashboard to make sure you’re covered as a Short Stay provider, saving you time and money in your business whilst giving you complete peace of mind.

Quick Fire Q’s:

We kick off with some fun quick fire Q’s to get to know a bit more about Humphrey Bowles

  • Tell us a little about you and your background and how you started out in this Industry ?
  • Best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
  • Dream destination?
  • Best Short Stay Property you’ve ever stayed in and why ?
  • Favourite business book?
  • Can you tell us about your role within GuardHog and when you joined?

Quality of People – Quality of Products

Humphrey takes us on a journey into how Guardhog works from the Host Perspective, The Guest Perspective and now the Manager Perspective too.

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  • Humphrey tells us how GuardHog came about, where they’re based – and how the cool name came about!
  • Humphrey explains Insurance from a Short Stay perspective – Who needs insurance, what cover hosts likely already have and if it’s enough.
  • We look at what sort of cover does GuardHog offers
  • The tech Guardhog have developed really sets them apart and Humphrey shares how the dashboard works , how it connects simply and easily with your existing channel manager and how it saves money & time for Hosts
  • We look at figuring out how a Short Stay provider starts to decide if they need cover for their property and what Guardhog can actually protect you against
  • Humphrey talks ease of set up and the costs involved

What To Do If you Need Help

  • Something we hope we never have to do is make a claim but if this situation arises, Humphrey gives us some pointers on where to go and what to expect
  • TopHog also shares his advice on how owners can best protect themselves, their property and protect their rental income against having to make a claim

You recently attended the Short Stay Show at London Excel – How important is this event to the development of the Short Stay Community and Industry?


  • GuardHog  are a key partner of the 2020 Short Stay Show at London ExCel on the 12th March, Humphrey shares what exciting things we as visitors can look forward at the show?
  • Humphrey shares what we as holiday home owners can do to ensure we are ahead of the curve and truly stand out
  • Humphreys guiding philosophy/principal based on his experience in the industry is superbly shared here
  • We talk about where Humphrey sees the future of the holiday let industry headed

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