HomeAway offers more than 1 million vacation rentals in 190 countries, making them a top online destination for travelers seeking local home vacation rentals or short-term stays. With beach houses, condos, apartments, studios, cottages, chalets, villas, cabins and more, HomeAway's impressive selection of vacation rentals has something for everyone.
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, Homeaway was created and today serves as one of the largest online marketplaces for vacation rentals.
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Things to Know About 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 HomeAway's rental payment protection program to give you added peace of mind about your rental booking.
- HomeAway acquired VRBO in 2006. If you are thinking of becoming a HomeAway host, you can also buy a US Bundle that will allow you to cross-list your property on both channels for an exclusive price.
- HomeAway also owns:
What Others Are Saying About HomeAway
"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
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