Provides online and traditional vacation rental services
HomeAway, Inc. operates as an online marketplace for the vacation rental industry.
It offers an extensive selection of vacation homes, privately owned residential properties, including homes, condominiums, villas and cabins, which can be rented on a nightly, weekly or monthly basis.
The company's portfolio includes vacation rental websites HomeAway.com, VRBO.com and VacationRentals.com in the United States; HomeAway.co.uk and OwnersDirect.co.uk in the United Kingdom; HomeAway.de in Germany; Abritel.fr and Homelidays.com in France; HomeAway.es and Toprural.com in Spain; AlugueTemporada.com.br in Brazil; and HomeAway.com.au in Australia.
In addition it also operates BedandBreakfast.com, which is comprehensive global site for finding bed and breakfast properties, providing travelers with another source for unique lodging alternatives to hotels, and HomeAway Software for professionals at software.HomeAway.com, to offer software solutions to property managers and innkeepers.
The company was founded by Carl G. Shepherd and Brian H. Sharples in April 2004 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.