Please note: HomeAway is now Vrbo. Expedia Group recently rebranded its HomeAway and VRBO brands as a single brand, Vrbo.
HomeAway was originally founded by Brian Sharples and Carl Shepherd in 2005, the idea for HomeAway came from Sharple's frustration over negotiating in the highly fragmented vacation rental industry. Fueled by the desire to help other travelers have a positive experience renting vacation homes that offered enough space, amenities, and flexibility to accommodate groups and family than the average hotel stay.
In 2011, Homeaway became a publicly-traded company and was eventually acquired by the Expedia Group in 2015. Today, guests wishing to book with HomeAway should do so through it’s new platform, Vrbo.
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Things to Know About Vrbo (formerly HomeAway)
- Registration and login are quick and easy with Facebook Connect.
- For most vacation rentals, you'll be making arrangements directly with the owners of the property and will sign a rental agreement for your stay.
- You can register for Vrbo’s rental payment protection program to give you added peace of mind about your rental booking.
Vrbo also owns:
- Alugue Temporada
What Others Are Saying About Vrbo
"WHERE TO STAY: HomeAway" -Budget Travel
"Check out...apartments to rent in the places you're visiting -- these are often cheaper than hotels..." -CNN Travel