HomeAway was founded in 2005 by Brian Sharples and Carl Shepherd and is today a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ stock market with the symbol of AWAY. Their website lists over 1 million vacation rentals that are available in more than 190 countries. Travelers can search for rental vacation homes, hostels, castles, condos, villas and more for free. Property owners can list their vacation property for rent on HomeAway for a fee.
HomeAway has a goal to make it easy for travelers all over the world to find that perfect vacation rental. They have been listed by Forbes Magazine as one of the most trustworthy companies in 2014. Their website features top vacation destinations, travel ideas or you can search by state or country.
What makes HomeAway unique?
HomeAway is not only a great place for travelers to find and book a vacation rental, but also a great place for property owners to list and rent their properties. Property owners can reach up to 65 million travelers each month, and HomeAway includes easy to use tools that will help you list your vacation property.