DECEMBER 2015

INC.

How a Single Meeting Kickstarted a $3.9 Billion Vacation Rental Business
"HomeAway.com co-founder Brian Sharples learned what Expedia did wrong when it launched a vacation rental site before him. Ten years later, Expedia bought his company."

Mashable

New apps show off Apple TV's bigger potential - Christina Warren
"The app has two components. When you're at home, you can use HomeAway to look up vacation rentals you might be interested in. If you're interested in learning more — or booking the rental — you can do so directly from the app."​

Refinery 29

12 Tiny, Perfect Homes For The Cheap Getaway You Deserve - Justine Goodman

"It's the perfect time of year to squeeze in a post-Thanksgiving, pre-Christmas getaway, and what could be cozier than renting a tiny house for a long weekend? Ahead, we've selected a dozen adorable crash pads from sites like Airbnb and HomeAway that you can book for the perfect mini-cation this season."​

Budget Travel

Spend the Holidays in a Castle - Jamie Beckman

"A medieval fortress turned castle residence, the château sits amid 123-plus acres of vineyards in Southern France. Famous figures like the playwright/actor Molière have called the Languedoc-Roussillon region home. Locals say Molière himself probably performed in this very castle."

Bustle

Survey On Families During The Holidays Shows We All Drive Each Other Nuts - Kaitlyn Wylde

"In case you wanted a forecast of those fights, a new survey on families during the holidays conducted by HomeAway, a vacation rental marketplace that specializes is holiday rentals, reveals exactly what you should expect (and maybe explains why so many people are considering getting away for the holidays)."

Skift

Which Was Expedia’s Most Important Acquisition of 2015? - Dennis Schaal

"Expedia plans to begin uploading apartment rentals, especially in urban areas where HomeAway isn’t strong, and HomeAway will offer them on its own sites. If the integration goes as Expedia and HomeAway envision then this merger can turn out to be transformational for both companies."​

Fox News

10 travel trends and predictions for 2016

"Rental sites like Airbnb and HomeAway have seen astronomical growth in 2015. That's due to changing attitudes of the millennial traveler as well as rising hotel costs-- both of which will continue to have a major impact in 2016."​



NOVEMBER 2015

PopSugar

23 Travel Hacks That Will Save Time, Money, and Your Sanity - Emily Co

"Rent houses or apartments: Check out the rental rates of houses or apartments in the area on sites like Airbnb, Homeaway, and VRBO while you're checking out hotels. Chances are, you'll get a better rate and some cool perks."

USA Today

Vacation rentals with fabulous kitchens for Thanksgiving
"Does the thought of using your cramped kitchen for Thanksgiving dinner put you in despair? HomeAway has a novel solution: Rent a house with a better one. The vacation rental site has identified houses for rent with high-end kitchens in top cities across the country." ​

Wall Street Journal

Expedia to Buy Vacation Rental Site HomeAway for $3.9 Billion - Chelsey Dulaney and Drew FitzGerald

"Thanks to the increasing popularity of vacation rental sites like Airbnb and HomeAway, floating accommodations can now be found all over the world, from Paris to New Orleans to Belgrade."​

New York Times

Video Feature: Home-Rental Apps as Alternatives to Airbnb - Kit Eaton

"I recently used the HomeAway app to plan a trip to Paris in December. HomeAway, which said on Wednesday that it would be acquired by online travel company Expedia for about $3.9 billion, is similar to Airbnb, with hosts offering houses and apartments for short-term vacation rentals."​

Sherman's Travel

HomeAway focused on increasing instant bookings - Teresa Bitler

"Move over, five-star refinery, and make way for rustic comforts. Cabin rentals are becoming increasingly popular, especially with travelers who want to vacation with extended family and friends and with those who just want to get away from it all. Here are seven cabins — from riverfront hideaways to historic properties — that will inspire your next vacation." ​

Fortune

4 Ways to Snag Great Deals on Last-Minute Holiday Travel - Sterling Kelso

"This is a great time to take the family on an urban adventure. “Because most travelers think of resort destinations for the holidays,” says Jon Gray, HomeAway’s chief revenue officer, “prices in cities tend to drop.” In San Francisco, two- and three-bedroom listings (all rated four or five stars by HomeAway users) during Christmas week average $219."​

Travel Weekly

HomeAway focused on increasing instant bookings - Robert Silk

"Every HomeAway property will be bookable online by the end of 2016, company CEO Brian Sharples said during a center stage interview on Wednesday at the Phocuswright Conference here."​



OCTOBER 2015

Mountain Living

Over-the-Top Winter Vacation Rentals

"That denunciation certainly hasn’t resonated with some people in Philadelphia, who are trying to make a quick buck by renting out apartments, rooms, and even cars to the masses of people who will flock to the city later this month for the Pope’s visit. Winter is right around the corner, and that means we’re preparing for snowy recreation, hot cocoa, a roaring fireplace, and evenings indoors with loved ones. Why not make a vacation out of it all with a winter wonderland getaway? Check out these gorgeous, over-the-top winter rentals that will definitely help you enjoy the snowy months ahead."

TheStreet.com

10 Places Where Homeowners Can Make a Mint from Vacation Rentals - Jason Notte
"Vacation rental site HomeAway, which has more than a little skin in the game, notes that the average homeowner on that site rents his property 18 weeks each year and grosses $28,000 annually. For a little more than half of property owners, that’s enough to cover more than 75% of their mortgage each year."

Refinery 29

10 Floating Hotel Rooms You Need To Rent, Stat - Kira Hesser

"Thanks to the increasing popularity of vacation rental sites like Airbnb and HomeAway, floating accommodations can now be found all over the world, from Paris to New Orleans to Belgrade."​

Tech Crunch

Airbnb Rival HomeAway Ups Its Focus On Asia With Full Buyout Of Travelmob - Jon Russell

"HomeAway, the NASDAQ-listed rival to Airbnb, has fully acquired Travelmob, the Asia-focused rental and listings site that it bought a majority stake in back two years ago, in an undisclosed deal that sharpens its focus on the Asia Pacific region." ​

U.S. News World Report

6 Common Travel Myths, Debunked - Liz Weiss

"Myth: Booking a vacation rental through a home-sharing service is risky. Other vacation-rental sites like HomeAway and Airbnb offer similar insurance policies. HomeAway's Carefree Rental Guarantee offers up to $10,000 in coverage for hazards such as the home being double-booked or foreclosed."​

AFAR

These 4 Trends Are Good News for Family Travel - Jeremy Saum

"Kids are decision makers. A recent survey by HomeAway showed that one-third of millennial parents (that is, parents who are millennials) in the United States allow their children to have the final say in where the family goes on vacation."​



SEPTEMBER 2015

Travel + Leisure

You Can Now Rent the Home Where Bob Dylan Recorded 'Music From Big Pink' - Erika Owen

"First it was Elizabeth Taylor's Palm Springs getaway, now you can rent the home where Bob Dylan and the Band recorded "Music From Big Pink." Vacation rental site HomeAway.com just added the listing for, you guessed, it "Big Pink."  Starting at $650 per night, you can spend some time in the home that fueled the band's first studio album ."

Time.com

Pope’s visit to Philadelphia inspires Landlords to Jack Up Rental Prices - Claire Zillman

"That denunciation certainly hasn’t resonated with some people in Philadelphia, who are trying to make a quick buck by renting out apartments, rooms, and even cars to the masses of people who will flock to the city later this month for the Pope’s visit."

Bloomberg Business

Philly Landlords Are Cashing in on the Pope’s Visit - Patrick Clark

"Rovner's rate is on-par with other listings on HomeAway, a website for vacation rentals, where the average nightly rate for the week of Francis’s visit is $1,690. That's eight times more than the average rate in Philadelphia for the rest of the year, says Jon Gray, the company's chief revenue officer."

Business Insider

Check out millionaire magician David Copperfield's private island, which you can rent for $57,000 a night - Brittany Fowler

"Sergey Brin married now ex-wife Anne Wojcicki on Musha Cay, and Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, and Johnny Depp have all vacationed there. Musha Cay can also be booked by anyone through HomeAway for a whopping $57,000 a night. It's hard to find a place that is comfortable for a family of five. It's generally one person too many for standard hotels so we usually opt for a vacation rental on HomeAway, or a suites hotel."

CNET

Dream of Video Games in these exotic rental properties - Anthony Domanico

"This series of properties listed on vacation rental marketplace HomeAway.com bear a striking resemblance to locations from Assassin's Creed, Halo 5 and many other PC, console and mobile games."

AARP

Ditch the hotel – There’s a new way to stay - Eva Dasher

"Rentals offered by new online companies can mean lower costs, more space and more privacy, with millions of listings spread throughout 190 countries. Here's how the two biggest competitors — Airbnb and HomeAway — work."

Fox News

Rock out on your next vacation at one of these musically-themed properties

"Whether you want to lay your head in the former Palm Springs home of Rat Packer Frank Sinatra, invite your favorite musicians to sing-along at Nashville home-studio or bring all your friends to crash at Iggy Pop's South Beach bungalow, HomeAway.com has plenty of properties that a fine-tuned music-lover is sure to appreciate."

Buzzfeed

11 Incredibly Cool Places Where You Should Totally Have A Star Wars Staycation - Alison Caporimo

"Here are amazing Star Wars-inspired apartments and homes that you can stay in through vacation rental site HomeAway." ​



AUGUST 2015

Travel + Leisure

You Can Now Rent Elizabeth Taylor's Palm Springs Getaway - Erika Owen

"If you've got $695 burning a hole in your pocket—or plans to jet off to Palm Springs anytime soon—you can now get up close and personal with some of Elizabeth Taylor's actual posessions in her former home. For more information on how to book a stay at Casa Elizabeth, head on over to HomeAway."

Today.com

Truly a 'gem': See inside this 1920s factory converted into a modern home - Julie Pennell

"It's a modern beauty with historic charm — and now you can experience it for yourself. The property is available to rent on HomeAway.com. For $600 a night, groups of up to 10 can enjoy all it has to offer."

Design Sponge

Martha's Vineyard, MA City Guide - Sabrina Smelko

HomeAway (all Island) For larger parties and those traveling with children, a private rental house can be ideal. Both Airbnb and HomeAway have a variety of rental options across the island.”

Inc.

8 Pro Travel Tips to Get the Best Out of Your Workcation - Leonard Kim

“Audrey uses platforms such as Homeaway and Couchsurfing. She has couchsurfed (on real beds!) in St. Petersburg with a family of musicians, in Zurich with an American professor living abroad and Saigon with a reformed stressaholic investment banker.”

Huffington Post

Create an Epic Family Getaway, No Matter Where You Go - Kari Haugeto

"It's hard to find a place that is comfortable for a family of five. It's generally one person too many for standard hotels so we usually opt for a vacation rental on HomeAway, or a suites hotel."

USA TODAY

50 awesome vacation rentals: A great place to stay in every state - Ben Abramson

“Want to see the best vacation rentals in the USA? HomeAway has picked one amazing rental from each state, and the photo gallery above will take you on a tour of these luxurious digs.” ​

Inman

Short-term rental owners set to profit from pope’s East Coast visit - Kimberly Manning

“Takeaways Demand for short-term rentals in Philadelphia increased year over year by 795 percent. Of the 2,540 Airbnbs available during the days Pope Francis will be in town, 1,716 were created within the past 90 days. The suburbs around D.C. have seen an increase in demand for short-term rentals on HomeAway.”

Skift

The Vacation Rental Marketing Edge of the Big Booking Sites - Jason Freed

"Jeff Hurst, chief strategy officer at HomeAway, says HomeAway is continually improving the way it matches travelers with vacation rentals, primarily through an algorithm that determines where properties are displayed in search results.​"

Bankrate.com

Tax rules on renting your vacation home - Kay Bell

"Nearly half of the people who finance their vacation homes are able to cover 75% or more of their mortgage by renting it out to travelers," says Jon Gray, chief revenue officer at HomeAway, an online vacation rental marketplace.



JULY 2015

Yahoo! Travel

$3,700 to Rent a Little Piece of “Bachelorette” History in Malibu? - Jo Piazza

Now fans can have a rose ceremony of their own, or perhaps a night in the “fantasy suite,” or maybe just a “Bachelorette” marathon in this very house. The exact Malibu home will be available for rent on the website HomeAway starting at $3,700 a night.

Forbes

Should You Rent Out Your Home When You Travel In Retirement? - Sonya Stinson

"When it comes to listing your home for rent, selecting tenants and making arrangements to manage the property, you can either handle the whole deal yourself or enlist the help of a real estate broker and property management agency. For a short-term rental, you might consider an online listing service such as Airbnb, FlipKey or HomeAway"​

USA Today

Eight gleaming vacation rentals in Dubai - Ben Abramson

“Thanks to a partnership with Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, HomeAway now features hundreds of Dubai properties on its new Arabic and English website, homeaway.ae. Here's a look at eight vacation rentals available on the site” 

Thrillist

10 Tricks to Save Tons of Money When You Travel - Matthew Kepnes

“Renting an apartment through websites like Airbnb, HomeAway, or HouseTrip provides the benefits and spaciousness of home, but at a price better than a hotel. For example, the average hotel room in NYC is $300; to rent an entire apartment, less than $200.” 

Yahoo! Travel

10 Years Old and 30 Countires Down – Meet the World’s Youngest - Jordi Lippe

“The burgeoning blogger was even approached by HomeAway to write about how long-term travel has changed her life. “Not only is long-term travel brain-changing and fun, but it is also life-changing,” she wrote in the piece.  "I have most definitely grown, not only in height and muscles, but my heart as well. I have really matured.”

Inc.

7 Things You Need to Know Before Buying or Renting a Vacation Home - Soe Henry

"Without a paper trail, renters can easily lose all their money. Schaler recommends browsing and booking rentals through well-known websites such as HomeAway.com or VacationRentals.com."​

CBS Chicago

Want To Rent Out Your Place During Lollapalooza? Don’t Forget Taxes, Insurance - Nancy Harty

"Websites like Airbnb, Homeaway, and VRBO make putting your condo or home up for rent easy; but before you take the plunge as a temporary landlord, make sure you cover yourself."​

Fortune

Easy money is supporting the on-demand economy - Stacey Higginbotham
"Most people credit the emergence of this so-called “on-demand economy” to the ubiquity of mobile phones. But Brian Sharples, the chairman and CEO of HomeAway, the owner of sites for vacation rentals, attributes it to another factor — easy money."​

Country Living

You’ll Never Guess Which Classic American Author’s Cottage is for Rent - Rori Kotch

“The Steinbeck Cottage is adorable. Its blue exterior, white trim, and grey roof are literally the epitome of quaint. Besides the bragging rights of staying in a famous author's home, you also get spacious sleeping quarters for up to five guests, and, to make your stay even more exciting, Steinbeck even wrote about this cottage in his letters during the 1940s!”

Yahoo! Travel

Your Guide to Planning a Vacation for Special Needs Kids - Hallie Levine

“Carl Shepherd, co-founder of the vacation rental site Homeaway.com, actually started the site over a decade ago after realizing how challenging it could be for him to travel with his then seven-year-old son Jack, who has Down syndrome. “When you have a child with special needs, you often need to control the environment, which can’t always happen in a hotel,” he explains.”

CulturMap Houston

Vacation home sales surge as buyers seek fun and a good investment - Ralph Bivins

“The ability to get rental income by renting out a vacation home is attractive, says Jon Gray, chief revenue officer at Austin-based HomeAway, an online marketplace that connects renters with vacation home owners. The owner of a vacation home gains $28,000 a year, on average, by renting out their vacation home, Gray says.” 

Travel Weekly

Homeaway adds vacation services to mobile app - Danny King

“HomeAway, an online marketplace for vacation rentals, has added three non-accommodations services to its mobile app. Homeaway is providing links to Ticket Evolution (a broker exchange for event tickets), Care.com (provider of a babysitter search) and GetYourGuide (booking tool for excursions and attractions).” 



JUNE 2015

TODAY

Kid President Robby Novak reminds parents what summer trips are really about in new video - Brooke Sassman
Kid President Robby Novak has a very important message for you. It's time to cut out the ‘half vacations’, ‘vague-cations’ and ‘fake-cations’. This summer is all about whole vacations.

The Wall Street Journal

Six Stunning Vacation Homes With Pop Culture History - Mike Ayers
“Sites like Airbnb,  HomeAway, and One Fine Stay make it easy to find an out-of-the-box vacation experience, but if you want to inject a bit of pop culture into the destination, those sites don’t let you isolate their properties in that regard. We asked them for their best selections that would give any pop-culture fans stories and Instagrams to last well into the fall months.” 

Skift

Dubai Tourism Becomes an Unlikely New Vacation Rental Destination - Dennis Schaal
“We’ve never worked with a tourism board like we will with Dubai,” says HomeAway CEO Brian Sharples. “They have agreed to display HomeAway listings on VisitDubai.com and we plan on leveraging each other’s reach to consumers for joint-marketing campaigns that promote Dubai vacation rentals. It will be the first campaign of its kind.”

Yahoo! Travel

Travel Small (and Save): A State-by State Guide to Tiny Houses Rentals - Melinda Crow
“This A-frame cabin near a lake is quite large by most tiny house standards. At 700 square feet, it feels like your own private mansion.”

Los Angeles Times

HomeAway vacation rentals coming to Kayak searches - Mary Forgione
“HomeAway listings include apartments, condos, cottages, homes, studios, villas and even yachts. The Kayak partnership means that travelers will be able to compare the cost of hotels side-by-side with the cost of homes or apartments.”

CNBC

10 cities where vacation rental listings are booming - Kelli B. Grant
“While Miami, Orlando and the Gulf Shores remain some of the most in-demand markets for vacation rentals, HomeAway.com data shows listings have been booming in some less-expected spots over the past year.” 

Business Insider

16 of the craziest vacation homes you can rent this summer - Madeline Stone
“Choosing to stay in someone's home instead of a traditional hotel is a simple way to spice up your vacation. Vacation rental sites like Airbnb and HomeAway offer a plethora of interesting homes to choose from.” 

TIME

7 Ways to Save on a Caribbean Vacation - Dara Continenza
“Vacation rentals from HomeAway and Airbnb are ever-popular for budget-minded travelers heading to big cities. After all, apartments are inexpensive and allow you to experience the destination like a local.” 

U.S. News & World Report

Top Tips for Disney World First-Timers - Julie Loffredi
“Vacation home rentals are another alternative that can be more affordable than a Disney resort, especially for larger groups who require more than one hotel room. Check sites like HomeAway to see what's available during your trip.” 

MSN

10 Historic U.S. Cities Where a Vacation Rental Makes Sense - Jason Notte
“Even though traveler demand for urban vacation rentals is growing, a lot of people still don’t realize it’s even possible to rent an entire home for an extended stay in a city,” says Brian Sharples, HomeAway co-founder and CEO.” 

Playboy

10 Insane Castles You'll Really Want to Spend the Weekend (or Eternity) In - Nicole Theodore
“But renting out an entire castle? Yes, you can actually do it. Rental guru HomeAway has castle rentals everywhere from Ireland to France."


MAY 2015

Inman

Vacation rental site expands to Middle Eastern cities - Kimberley Manning
“HomeAway announced Thursday that is made a $2 million minority investment in Turkey’s largest vacation rental website, Flat4Day, also known as Hemenkiralik.” 

Skift

This Week in Travel Startup Funding: HomeAway Invests in Turkish Vacation Rentals - Dan Peltier
“HomeAway led the round and took a minority investment in Flat4Day, a Turkish vacation rentals site, to help with the former’s expansion in the Middle East. Through a pre-existing partnership, HomeAway already lists the majority of Flat4Day’s nearly 30,000 properties on its sites.”

The Washington Post

Online rental tax resource for vacation home owners - Michele Lerner
"HomeAway, a vacation rental home site for renters and owners, recently launched a free online resource to help owners of vacation properties comply with local taxes and licensing requirements."

The Washington Post

Vacation properties are hot: Where to shop for that home away from home - Michele Lerner
"Buyers of vacation homes traditionally prefer to purchase a place close to their primary residence so they can get there on weekends with ease. But according to research by HomeAway, a vacation rental Web site, that pattern is changing."

Parents.com

Would You Let Your Kids Choose Your Family’s Vacation? Or Maybe They Already Do! - Karen Cicero
“Turns out, my friends fit right into the trend—85% of kids ages 6 to 12 play some role in choosing where the family goes on vacation, according to a new survey by HomeAway (the go-to site for vacation rentals).”

Wall Street Journal

Vacations That Aim to Turn Cousins Into Friends - Sue Shellenbarger
“Growth in online vacation-rental sites such as HomeAway, VRBO and Airbnb is opening up more big-house options for families. Brian Sharples, CEO and co-founder of HomeAway Inc., says postings of houses sleeping 11 or more have risen 50% since 2011.” 

USA Today

15 of the most expensive vacation rentals in the USA - Susan B. Barnes
“$105,000/week: Within close proximity to downtown Austin, Texas is a Lake Austin Estate that's worth checking out. The nine bedroom, 11 bath house comfortably sleeps 26 guests, with plenty of additional room to spread out.”

Mainstreet.com

How to Make Your Dream House a Vacation Rental, Even This Summer - Jason Notte
“The average vacation rental owner on HomeAway grosses $28,000 per year in rental income from only 18 weeks rented. There are year-round markets — like Hawaii and Florida in the U.S., and seasonal markets, like northern Michigan. Understanding how many weeks per year you could rent is an important part of making the decision to rent.”

Yahoo! Travel

Just Divorced? Travel Tips Every Newly Single Parent Needs to Know Before Their Next Trip - Hallie Levine
“Or consider a vacation rental (you can find them at sites like homeaway.com), which often provides twice the space at half the cost of a hotel room with budget-friendly amenities such as kitchens (so you don’t have to spend money eating out) and washing machines (so you can pack less and avoid paying hefty bag-check fees).”

Nerdist

"Holiday in a Galaxy Far, Far Away with the Star Wars Inspired Vacation Rentals - Jenn Fujikawa
“This is not a sponsored post, we just like travel..and Star Wars. The site HomeAway.com connects people who are looking for vacation rentals for their families. Finding a treehouse that looks straight out of Endor is as easy as making the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.”

Consumer Digest

“Home Away from Home: The Risks & Rewards of Home Sharing” - Ellen Lee
“HomeAway hosts pay a monthly fee to list their rentals on its website, which helps to screen legitimate property owners, says HomeAway co-founder Carl Shepherd.”

Travel and Leisure

“When In Rome (or Florence, Paris)....Rent an Apartment!” - Sara Khan
“Sites like HomeAway, VRBO and flipkey specialize in legit—and in some cases vetted—properties listed by owners and managers. Often, they include reviews and photos to help guide you to your dream holiday home.” 



APRIL 2015

Forbes

Wedding guests will spend $673 -- per wedding - Kate Ashford
“If a group of you are headed to the same wedding, consider sharing rental cars once you get there, and compare rental houses to the hotel costs for all of you—it may be cheaper. HomeAway.com and Airbnb.com offer some good local options.”

Austin American-Statesman

Business leaders: State must be friendly to gay workers - Claudia Grisales
“This month, the founders of Austin-based HomeAway Inc. released a full-page ad asking Gov. Greg Abbott to fight proposed religious freedom amendments in Texas that mirror a similar effort in Indiana.” 

Barefoot Blonde

50 Tips for Traveling with a Baby - Amber Fillerup Clark

“We love to use HomeAway.com because you can rent entire homes/apartments! This is a complete lifesaver because it is nice to have a separate room for a baby to sleep in so you can put them down at a decent hour and they won’t be disturbed. It is also nice to have a kitchen so you can wash bottles, etc. in a sink NOT connected to a bathroom.” 

Conde Nast Traveler

How Not to Get Scammed When Booking a Vacation Rental - Eric Jordan
“Yes, all wire transfers, which offer little protection, particularly if you have not verified the property with the owner directly. HomeAway, which also owns VRBO, recommends you always speak to the owner before you rent.” 

The Lala

12 Girlfriend Getaways You Need to Book Right Now - Katherine Crowley
The way we see it, there is absolutely no better way to kick off the summer than by relaxing, recharging and getting some girlfriend time in. That’s why we went on HomeAway.com and picked out the 12 absolutely cutest spots to throw a great girlfriend weekend. From Tennessee to California, we have every major region covered.”

Country Living

We Can’t Stop Thinking About This Charming Born in New York’s Hudson Valley - Michelle Profis
“The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home, available to rent on HomeAway, is covered with wood furnishings and farmhouse-style decor. Every corner of the barn seems to feature a cozy nook, while amenities like a wood-burning stove and rustic claw-foot tub add to its woodsy, rustic feel.”

The Wall Street Journal

Vacation Homes: A Buyer’s Checklist - AnnaMaria Andriotis
"People who rent out their vacation homes do so for 18 weeks on average each year, according to HomeAway, a vacation-rental marketplace based in Austin, Texas. But the periods can vary widely with the weather."

MSN

Why Millenials are renting in the city and buying in the country - Farran Powell
“A large number of Millennials are coming into the market," said Carl Shepard, co-founder of HomeAway, the parent site that operates vacation rental sites VRBO.com and VacationRentals.com.”

Skift

The Week in Travel Startup Funding: HomeAway Takes Stake in CanadaStays - Dan Peltier
“As the largest vacation rental site in Canada and based in Toronto, CanadaStays announced a long-term partnership with HomeAway this week which will allow HomeAway’s Canadian properties to also appear on CanadaStays along with its own selection of 30,000 Canadian rental properties. 'A large number of Millennials are coming into the market,' said Carl Shepard, co-founder of HomeAway, the parent site that operates vacation rental sites VRBO.com and VacationRentals.com.”

Kiplinger

Turn Your Overseas Retirement Fantasy Into Reality - Jane Bennett Clark
"As with any budget, sticking with it involves trade-offs. Rather than stay in hotels, they rent more-affordable vacation homes through HomeAway."

Playboy

10 Badass Views from Rooms Around the World You Can Stay In - Nicole Theodore
"With more and more homes becoming cooler vacation spots than resorts, HomeAway features thousands of rentals with pretty incredible views. From Paris to Hollywood Hills, here are 10 worth planning a trip around."


MARCH 2015

Sherman's Travel

The Rise of the Vacation Home: From a Single Lodge to a $85 Billion Industry - Christine Dayao
"To find out, we partnered with HomeAway, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. We were surprised to find that the beginnings of the vacation home began a whopping 400 years ago, with not-so-humble beginnings at one of France’s most storied properties."

USA Today

How to Avoid Booking a Bad Vacation Rental - Christopher Elliott
"HomeAway, the largest vacation rental website, relies on user reviews to ensure quality, and it will investigate a listing when it's reported as unclean. It offers an application for rental owners to make tax compliance easier."

Harper's Bazaar

How to Rent a Chic Summer Home - Melanie Nayer
"'Luxury doesn't always have to cost,' says HomeAway.com Senior Vice President, Jon Gray. HomeAway.com recently launched their new luxury portal, Luxury Rentals by HomeAway.com, which features an exclusive set of high-end homes. 'Luxury travelers want a curated experience and a high-end luxury experience that's really well-executed,' says Gray."

Skift

HomeAway Enlists Rapper Prince Ea for Moving Vacation Manifesto - Dennis Schaal
"One piece of HomeAway’s “Whole Vacation” marketing campaign is a lot smarter than expected as the vacation rental site enlisted rapper Prince Ea, with his 1.36 million Facebook fans, for a soft-sell and emotional three-minute and 25 second video extolling the life-altering and spiritual attributes of living in the moment and taking a vacation."

Yahoo! Finance

HomeAway CEO: We are not Airbnb - Suzanne O'Halloran
"HomeAway’s CEO wants investors to know the company is not Airbnb. 'You are not going to see us go head long into city apartments, primary residences, which is what they [Airbnb] do very well,' said Sharples, who is differentiating HomeAway’s brand with the company's first marketing campaign a decade." 

Ad Week

Ad of the Day: This Dog's Incredible Journey Shows Why Family Vacations Should Include Pets HomeAway shares the same story from 2 perspectives - Katie Richards
"HomeAway, a vacation rental marketplace, is celebrating its 10th anniversary by letting potential customers know they don't have to leave their four-legged loved ones behind. Even the dog is welcome when you look beyond the usual hotel chains and rent pet-friendly accommodations."

Fast Co. Create

A Sweet Two-Sided Story from HomeAway Shows Why Your Dog Should Always be Included in Family Vacations - Jennifer Miller
"Just because you leave your normal digs for that long-anticipated vacay doesn't mean your destination can't also have a homey, family feel. In these spots by Saatchi & Saatchi London for vacation rental site HomeAway, a young girl is whisked off to frolic with her grandparents and cousins in a gorgeous country home. Instead of having fun, however, she spends most of the time pining for her dog, Biscuit."

Playboy

10 Incredibly Cool Vacation Rentals You Need to Stay In - Nicole Theodore
Exploring luxurious spots around the globe doesn’t have to mean staying at over priced resorts. Vacation rentals have become an even better option, and often mean a much more private vacation where it can really be adults only. With more than 1 million vacation rentals in 190 countries, HomeAway allows globe trotters access to a whole home, and not just a single room.

Paste Magazine

6 Budget Secrets for South by Southwest - Lynn Freehill-Maye
"Hotel rates soar up to $1,000 per night during the festival; even the homely Howard Johnson jumps to $250 nightly. Stay away from the surge-priced hotels and book a homestay via Airbnb or Austin-based HomeAway." 

Main Street

This Is How Much Insurance You'll Need Before Renting Out a Vacation Home - Jason Notte
"Vacation rental site HomeAway — which also owns rental services VRBO, VacationRentals.com and BedandBreakfast.com — recently partnered with CBIZ Property & Casualty Program to create a primary vacation-rental insurance plan called HomeAwayAssure to cover gaps in a homeowner's insurance policy that don't cover rentals."

Upworthy

You Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Your Job and Your Life - Eric March

“Get up. Right now. Step away from your computer. Walk out that door. It's a beautiful day, isn't it? Now get in a cab and head to the airport. Go somewhere. I hear the Bahamas are lovely this time of year.” 



FEBRUARY 2015

Fox News

Taking the Kids -- for Spring Break - Eileen Ogintz
"Try your luck with a vacation apartment rental from a place like HomeAway.com, which has thousands of listings in some cities (3,500 in NYC!). You'll save big on food (who wants to go out for every meal?) and have more room to spread out."

USA Today

10 Vacation Rentals to Stay in Before you Die - Ben Abramson
 "Villa in Tuscany? Caribbean beach bungalow? Sleek Tokyo apartment? You can try a lot of vacation styles on for size from the comfort of home. Now, HomeAway.com, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month, has provided this tempting list of bucket-list vacation rentals."

New York Times

Booking Flights and Hotels: Online Agents or Direct? - Stephanie Rosenbloom
"Even as direct booking is gaining popularity, more travelers are choosing to book places to stay through alternative lodging websites like Airbnb and HomeAway. PhoCusWright estimates that 14 percent of travelers booked a private home, condo or apartment for at least one of their trips in 2013, up from 8 percent in 2010."

Forbes

Brian Sharples, Head Honcho At HomeAway, Gives a Glimpse into the Future - Gay Gaddis
"Over the past 10 years, CEO and Cofounder, Brian Sharples, has built one of the hottest travel businesses around with two simple concepts make it easier and more affordable for friends and family to travel the world together."

San Francisco Chronicle

After Tangle with City, HomeAway CEO talks Vacation-Rental Growth - Carolyn Said
"Brian Sharples is CEO and co-founder of HomeAway, a pioneer of vacation rentals in private homes. The Austin, Texas, company just passed its 10-year mark and has 1 million listings in 190 countries, 17 offices worldwide and 1,750 employees."

tnooz

One Decade in, HomeAway Reminds us all That it is Not Airbnb - Nick Vivion
"The campaign could be dubbed whole home, whole family emphasizing that HomeAway is generally about whole home vacation rentals and that vacationing has evolved to now include the modern family of multi-generational travelers."

Hotels Magazine

HomeAway Unveils Family Marketing Campaign - Brittany Farb
The campaign features scenes from various HomeAway properties showing a variety of families in vacation rental properties. The creative launches globally starting March 16 and will target consumers with a variety of media, includingdigital, social media and television.

Ad Week

HomeAway Invests ‘Ten of Millions of Dollars’ in Global Campaign - Christopher Heine
"The creative reflects "a modern family feel," Dima said... Yet HomeAway aims to extend the "family" concept to include groups of friends—an idea the brand's marketers believe will hit home with social media-happy Gen Y."

Chicago Tribune

Ultra-rich living the dream in multiple homes - Mary Umberger

"HomeAway.com a major vacation rental marketplace, recently combed through years of data to learn who's buying them these days, compared to the relative dark ages of a decade ago. Gleanings: Vacation home buyers are significantly younger than they used to be. In the past decade, the median age of buyers has dropped from 55 to 43."

Fortune

The True Virtue of HomeAway - Adam Lashinsky
"The company spent its money well, building a profitable business whose revenues are approaching $500 million. Its valuation is nearly $3 billion, and Sharples said the company has been preoccupied for its first decade with consolidating its many acquisitions on a single technology platform."

Business Insider

The Kind of Family Vacation You Took When You Were a Kid is Going Extinct - Nicholas Carlson
"The traditional family vacation, the one in which Mom and Dad and two kids pile into a station wagon and head to a summer retreat all by themselves, is going away. At least, that's according to Brian Sharples, the CEO of HomeAway, the rental service for vacation homes."

MSN

Nine converted barns for the perfect country vacation - Michelle Profis, Country Living
“Check out these pictures of converted barns you can spend the night in, from HomeAway."

Skift

Interview: HomeAway CEO on Whether His Company is Next Acquisition Target - Dennis Schaal
"In the early 2000s, the idea of staying at a rented house instead of a hotel wasn’t so much on the radar for your average traveler. Needless to say, that’s changed… With interest showing no sign of slowing down soon, we decided to get some tips on renting a vacation home from Jon Gray, senior vice president of Austin-based HomeAway, which offers a million vacation rental listings in 190 countries worldwide and this month celebrates its 10th anniversary."

Inman

What agents should know about the rapidly growing vacation rental market - Heather Bayer
“The vacation rental market is in a period of massive growth. More vacation homes are being purchased; more owners are planning on renting; and more tourists are finding that this new mode of accommodation fits their needs better than a hotel or resort… 14 percent of the HomeAway survey responders were preretirement buyers (those buying with the intention to retire full time to the property in later years) — and they are getting younger; the average age of new vacation-home buyers is 47 years.”

Men’s Journal

The New Rules of Vacation Rentals - Jesse Will
"HomeAway,vacation rental website, surveyed 1,000 Americans and found that more people are specifically planning to take road trips for President’s Day weekend and spring break, in part because of low gas prices."

PureWow

10 vacation rentals that are way cooler than hotels - PureWow
“You can find anything on the Internet these days--including some totally awesome places to stay on vacation. Skip the hotel and book a stay in one of these ten unconventional vacation rentals around the world.”

San Antonio Express-News

Top 25 cities in Texas for spring breakers - Rebecca Salinas
“HomeAway, a vacation rental website, surveyed 1,000 Americans and found that more people are specifically planning to take road trips for President’s Day weekend and spring break, in part because of low gas prices.”

Real Simple

6 Historic Homes You Can Vacation In - Samantha Zabell
“Built in 1882 and located near the French Quarter, this home retains much of its charm—with antique furniture, stained glass windows, high ceilings, and French doors… For more photos and booking information, visit HomeAway.”

About.com

Top 10 Most Popular President’s Day Weekend Destinations - Suzanne Rowan Kelleher
“Looking for a getaway destination for Presidents Day Weekend? According to HomeAway.com research, Americans are flocking to the mountains for the three-day holiday weekend.”

The Austin-American Statesman

Planning a trip? HomeAway's senior vice president offers some tips - Kristin Finan
“In the early 2000s, the idea of staying at a rented house instead of a hotel wasn’t so much on the radar for your average traveler… With interest showing no sign of slowing down soon, we decided to get some tips on renting a vacation home from Jon Gray, senior vice president of Austin-based HomeAway, which offers a million vacation rental listings in 190 countries worldwide and this month celebrates its 10th anniversary.”

PopSugar

10 Drool-Worthy Vacation-Home Rentals - Maggie Winterfeldt
“Ever daydream about where you would go if you could travel anywhere in the world?... In fact, HomeAway didn't just fantasize, it scoured its database of more than one million listings to find the most outrageously spectacular homes in the most picturesque locations around the globe. Grab a pen and start taking notes, because you need to visit at least one of these vacation homes before you die.”


JANUARY 2015

AOL Real Estate

Super Bowl Landlords: From Nuns to Homeowners - Sheree Curry
“'The typical property for rent [for the Super Bowl] on HomeAway is a 2-3 bedroom home, sleeping 8-10 people -- ideal for splitting the cost for a family or group of friends,' says HomeAway spokesman Adam Annen. However, a lot of property owners have luxury homes with grand foyers and swimming pools.”

Forbes

Best Travel Deals and Destinations for 2015 - Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue
“Check out the Luxury Rentals From Homeaway site if you need fancy lodging for a big group. Rosenbloom thought it could be helpful if you’re planning a family reunion or a trip with a bunch of friends who’d want to stay in a luxury villa. “You may be able to afford a big, beautiful home in another country, sometimes with housekeeping services,” she said.”

USA Today

Five myths about ski vacations - Everett Potter
“There are hacks that can significantly lower the cost of ski vacation.… In many ski towns, lodging choices have grown thanks to sites such as VRBO.com and HomeAway.com.”

Seattle Times

Where you could sleep for Super Bowl - Kristin Jackson
“Money truly no object? Then snap up an 11,300-square-foot mansion in a Scottsdale gated community for $167,732  (for an 8-night minimum stay that’s required around the Super Bowl). It’s uber-luxurious and, of course, has its own pool.”

Yahoo! Travel

The Most Over-the-Top Phoenix Rentals for the Big Game - Jordi Lippe
“Many people’s game day parties consist of beer and pizza at home with friends. But, if you feel like upping the ante and heading to University of Phoenix Stadium for Super Bowl XLIX, there are some over-the-top properties in Phoenix that would definitely score a touchdown with your pals. These are the most expensive rentals for Super Bowl celebrations.”

Boston Globe

Olympic Rentals May Mean Real Cash for Homeowners - Megan Turchi
“A place like HomeAway functions as a way to connect people to homes in the area they want to go — and prices are regulated by supply and demand… Apparently, there are over 6,000 HomeAway properties on the Cape alone.”

Fansided

Rent Kurt Warner’s Arizona Super Bowl home! - Phil Watson
“Headed to Arizona for Super Bowl week? Want to experience Super Bowl week like a real NFL player? Then are you in luck! You, too, could live in the home once occupied by former Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner when he played for the Arizona Cardinals—the only quarterback ever to take the Arizona Cardinals to a Super Bowl by the way.”

Cosmopolitan

Best Houses for a Bachelorette Party - Orenstein, Malia and Murphy
“These dream mansions are basically bach-party porn.”

Forbes

Rent Kurt Warner's Former Home During Super Bowl Week - Josh Katzowitz
“If you still haven’t made plans for lodging at this year’s Super Bowl in Phoenix, you’re in luck. You can stay at the old residence of former Arizona Cardinals star quarterback Kurt Warner. And it’ll only cost you $150,000 for the week.”

Sports Illustrated

Rent Kurt Warner's old home for Super Bowl week - Extra Mustard
“The house's rental page on HomeAway.com lists the estate's features, including two master suites, private patios, a heated pool and spa and a billiards room near the home theater.”

CNN Money

Super Luxury Super Bowl Rentals - Emily Jane Fox
“Hotels close to this year's Super Bowl in Arizona have been booked for months. But these super-sized, super luxe, super pricey properties are still available to rent on HomeAway, a vacation rental marketplace.”

About.com

Hoteliers can learn from HomeAway’s marketing - Karen Tina Harrison
“HomeAway.com is the Web's leading vacation-villa rental company. Its most upscale villas are available through its Luxury Rentals from HomeAway collection.”


DECEMBER 2014

Fox News

Awesomely Insane New Year’s Parties around the World - FoxNews.com
"Ring in the New Year with 25 of your closest pals on a 50-acre private island in the Bahamas’ Exuma Cays. This island, conveniently located just 200 miles from Miami, features a house with 13 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms, so there is plenty of room for some midnight magic."

ABC News:

Know Before You Go: 7 Secrets of Vacation Rentals - Genevieve Shaw Brown
"But there's plenty of people still wary of sleeping in someone else's house on vacation. So we asked the experts at HomeAway.com, which has more than 1 million listings, to share the reasons why a traveler might want to consider a rental home over a hotel room on their next trip."

Skift

What CEOs at Top Travel Booking Sites Say About Competition and Winning - Samantha Shankman
"I think these are interesting times for sure because you have a combination of a lot of M&A activity in the Internet sector in general and travel in specific. Coupled with that you have some very big market cap players like Expedia and TripAdvisor and Priceline… that all have their mind set on global travel dominance. Which is different from HomeAway. We have our eyes set on global vacation rental dominance."

Bankrate

As you age, keep your home by renting it out - Liz Weston
“…people are discovering a third option: keeping the family home -- or family vacation home -- but renting it out to vacationers for extra income. The average vacation rental on HomeAway, for example, is booked 18 weeks a year and grosses around $26,000 annually, says spokesman Adam Annen.”

Country Living

8 Converted Churches You Can Rent as Vacation Homes - Johanna Li
"Looking for a unique weekend experience? Relax in one of these converted churches, all available for rent on HomeAway."

Budget Travel

Spend Christmas in a Castle - Jamie Beckman
"A medieval fortress turned castle residence, the château sits amid 123-plus acres of vineyards in Southern France... Locals say Molière himself probably performed in this very castle."

USA Today

8 Vacation Rental Packing Tips - Caroline Costello, SmarterTravel.com
"We talked to Lynne Martin, author of Home Sweet Anywhere, to find out what should go at the top of our vacation-home must-pack list. Martin's the expert: She and her husband sold everything they owned and traveled the world, staying in HomeAway vacation rentals. Here are the top eight items Martin recommends packing."

Budget Travel

14 Spectacular "Hobbit Houses" You Can Actually Stay In! - Kaeli Conforti
"Looking for a funky and unique vacation rental? Just in time for the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, these amazing homes will make you feel as if you're visiting J.R.R. Tolkien's world!"

CNET

Your rentable Middle-earth home away from home - Anthony Domanico
"To celebrate the final movie in "The Hobbit" series, vacation rental marketplace HomeAway.com has compiled a list of rental properties that whisk guests away to the magical world of Middle-earth (or something like it)."

Guardian

Hobbit holiday homes you can stay in around the world - Guardian
“As The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits UK cinemas, we take a look at the best Shire-like abodes you can rent for your next holiday."

Details

6 Beautiful Private Estates That Are Now Open to the Public - Maura Kutner Walters
“The upscale homes of some famous names are now doing business as vacation destinations for renters who want luxury—and, maybe, to live a little vicariously."

Main Street

5 Better Homes for Your Unwanted Holiday Season Houseguests - Jason Notte
"Whether you're scoping out a larger house for the whole family or just trying to get a cabin away from the rest of the relatives, there's a way to have a home for the holidays without either imposing or holing up in a hotel. While the percentage of HomeAway users who'll stay at a vacation rental is roughly even with those who'll stay at hotels during the Thanksgiving holiday, a whopping 31% will pick a rental house or apartment for their Christmas vacation destination of choice."

About.com

Top 10 Most Popular Christmas Vacation Destinations - Suzanne Rowan Kelleher
“‘Looking for a getaway destination for Christmas week? According to HomeAway.com, the largest online vacation rental listing site, Americans are flocking to marquee family destinations for the holidays."

Hotel News Now

Hoteliers can learn from HomeAway’s marketing - Alicia Hoisington
"I’ve never booked accommodations for a trip via a sharing-economy website. Although many industry folk say alternative accommodations are for the millennials, this millennial doesn’t quite trust it… But then I watched Brian Sharples, co-founder and CEO of HomeAway, speak during the PhoCusWright Conference… we all know how important telling a story is when it comes to hospitality. In my opinion, this is why the video is such a success and makes me want to book with HomeAway for my next vacation."


NOVEMBER 2014

About.com

5 Places to Score a Cheap Vacation Rental Right Now - Suzanne Rowan Kelleher
“When a destination experiences an influx of new vacation rental listings, it becomes a better value for budget-conscious families.  According to HomeAway.com, these five markets have seen the largest increase in new vacation rental listings in 2014.”

Elle Decor

12 Amazing Holiday Getaways Under $100 - Sarah Yang
"12 amazing holiday getaways under $100 - get some R&R this holiday season and stay at one of these budget-friendly accommodations."

Skift

HomeAway’s Chief Strategist on the Evolution of Alternative Stays - Jason Clampet
“‘We’ll also be giving homeowners more tools to tell them who’s staying in their homes. But the major thing that we’re doing is educating our homeowners every day that the world is changing, and that if they don’t change, they’ll miss out.’”

Good Housekeeping

10 of the World's Quirkiest Vacation Homes - Johanna Li
“10 of the world's quirkiest vacation homes- make your next getaway a true escape from the ordinary.”


FEBRUARY 2015

New York Times

Booking Flights and Hotels: Online Agents or Direct? - Stephanie Rosenbloom
"Even as direct booking is gaining popularity, more travelers are choosing to book places to stay through alternative lodging websites like andHomeAway. PhoCusWright estimates that 14 percent of travelers booked a private home, condo or apartment for at least one of their trips in 2013, up from 8 percent in 2010."

Forbes

Brian Sharples, Head Honcho At HomeAway, Gives a Glimpse into the Future - Gay Gaddis
"Over the past 10 years, CEO and Cofounder, Brian Sharples, has built one of the hottest travel businesses around with two simple concepts make it easier and more affordable for friends and family to travel the world together."

San Francisco Chronicle

After Tangle with City, HomeAway CEO talks Vacation-Rental Growth - Carolyn Said
"Brian Sharples is CEO and co-founder of HomeAway, a pioneer of vacation rentals in private homes. The Austin, Texas, company just passed its 10-year mark and has 1 million listings in 190 countries, 17 offices worldwide and 1,750 employees."

tnooz

One Decade in, HomeAway Reminds us all That it is Not Airbnb - Nick Vivion
"The campaign could be dubbed whole home, whole family emphasizing that HomeAway is generally about whole home vacation rentals and that vacationing has evolved to now include the modern family of multi-generational travelers."

Hotels Magazine

HomeAway Unveils Family Marketing Campaign - Brittany Farb
The campaign features scenes from various HomeAway properties showing a variety of families in vacation rental properties. The creative launches globally starting March 16 and will target consumers with a variety of media, includingdigital, social media and television.

Ad Week

HomeAway Invests ‘Ten of Millions of Dollars’ in Global Campaign - Christopher Heine
"The creative reflects "a modern family feel," Dima said... Yet HomeAway aims to extend the "family" concept to include groups of friends—an idea the brand's marketers believe will hit home with social media-happy Gen Y."

Fortune

The True Virtue of HomeAway - Adam Lashinsky
"The company spent its money well, building a profitable business whose revenues are approaching $500 million. Its valuation is nearly $3 billion, and Sharples said the company has been preoccupied for its first decade with consolidating its many acquisitions on a single technology platform."

Business Insider

The Kind of Family Vacation You Took When You Were a Kid is Going Extinct - Nicholas Carlson
"The traditional family vacation, the one in which Mom and Dad and two kids pile into a station wagon and head to a summer retreat all by themselves, is going away. At least, that's according to Brian Sharples, the CEO of HomeAway, the rental service for vacation homes."

MSN

Nine converted barns for the perfect country vacation - Michelle Profis, Country Living
“Check out these pictures of converted barns you can spend the night in, from HomeAway."

Skift

Interview: HomeAway CEO on Whether His Company is Next Acquisition Target - Dennis Schaal
"In the early 2000s, the idea of staying at a rented house instead of a hotel wasn’t so much on the radar for your average traveler. Needless to say, that’s changed… With interest showing no sign of slowing down soon, we decided to get some tips on renting a vacation home from Jon Gray, senior vice president of Austin-based HomeAway, which offers a million vacation rental listings in 190 countries worldwide and this month celebrates its 10th anniversary."

Inman

What agents should know about the rapidly growing vacation rental market - Heather Bayer
“The vacation rental market is in a period of massive growth. More vacation homes are being purchased; more owners are planning on renting; and more tourists are finding that this new mode of accommodation fits their needs better than a hotel or resort… 14 percent of the HomeAway survey responders were preretirement buyers (those buying with the intention to retire full time to the property in later years) — and they are getting younger; the average age of new vacation-home buyers is 47 years.”

Men’s Journal

The New Rules of Vacation Rentals - Jesse Will
"HomeAway,vacation rental website, surveyed 1,000 Americans and found that more people are specifically planning to take road trips for President’s Day weekend and spring break, in part because of low gas prices."

PureWow

10 vacation rentals that are way cooler than hotels - PureWow
“You can find anything on the Internet these days--including some totally awesome places to stay on vacation. Skip the hotel and book a stay in one of these ten unconventional vacation rentals around the world.”

San Antonio Express-News

Top 25 cities in Texas for spring breakers - Rebecca Salinas
“HomeAway, a vacation rental website, surveyed 1,000 Americans and found that more people are specifically planning to take road trips for President’s Day weekend and spring break, in part because of low gas prices.”

Real Simple

6 Historic Homes You Can Vacation In - Samantha Zabell
“Built in 1882 and located near the French Quarter, this home retains much of its charm—with antique furniture, stained glass windows, high ceilings, and French doors… For more photos and booking information, visit HomeAway.”

About.com

Top 10 Most Popular President’s Day Weekend Destinations - Suzanne Rowan Kelleher
“Looking for a getaway destination for Presidents Day Weekend? According to HomeAway.com research, Americans are flocking to the mountains for the three-day holiday weekend.”

The Austin-American Statesman

Planning a trip? HomeAway's senior vice president offers some tips - Kristin Finan
“In the early 2000s, the idea of staying at a rented house instead of a hotel wasn’t so much on the radar for your average traveler… With interest showing no sign of slowing down soon, we decided to get some tips on renting a vacation home from Jon Gray, senior vice president of Austin-based HomeAway, which offers a million vacation rental listings in 190 countries worldwide and this month celebrates its 10th anniversary.”

PopSugar

10 Drool-Worthy Vacation-Home Rentals - Maggie Winterfeldt
“Ever daydream about where you would go if you could travel anywhere in the world?... In fact, HomeAway didn't just fantasize, it scoured its database of more than one million listings to find the most outrageously spectacular homes in the most picturesque locations around the globe. Grab a pen and start taking notes, because you need to visit at least one of these vacation homes before you die.”


JANUARY 2015

AOL Real Estate

Super Bowl Landlords: From Nuns to Homeowners - Sheree Curry
“'The typical property for rent [for the Super Bowl] on HomeAway is a 2-3 bedroom home, sleeping 8-10 people -- ideal for splitting the cost for a family or group of friends,' says HomeAway spokesman Adam Annen. However, a lot of property owners have luxury homes with grand foyers and swimming pools.”

Forbes

Best Travel Deals and Destinations for 2015 - Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue
“Check out the Luxury Rentals From Homeaway site if you need fancy lodging for a big group. Rosenbloom thought it could be helpful if you’re planning a family reunion or a trip with a bunch of friends who’d want to stay in a luxury villa. “You may be able to afford a big, beautiful home in another country, sometimes with housekeeping services,” she said.”

USA Today

Five myths about ski vacations - Everett Potter
“There are hacks that can significantly lower the cost of ski vacation.… In many ski towns, lodging choices have grown thanks to sites such as VRBO.com and HomeAway.com.”

Seattle Times

Where you could sleep for Super Bowl - Kristin Jackson
“Money truly no object? Then snap up an 11,300-square-foot mansion in a Scottsdale gated community for $167,732  (for an 8-night minimum stay that’s required around the Super Bowl). It’s uber-luxurious and, of course, has its own pool.”

Yahoo! Travel

The Most Over-the-Top Phoenix Rentals for the Big Game - Jordi Lippe
“Many people’s game day parties consist of beer and pizza at home with friends. But, if you feel like upping the ante and heading to University of Phoenix Stadium for Super Bowl XLIX, there are some over-the-top properties in Phoenix that would definitely score a touchdown with your pals. These are the most expensive rentals for Super Bowl celebrations.”

Boston Globe

Olympic Rentals May Mean Real Cash for Homeowners - Megan Turchi
“A place like HomeAway functions as a way to connect people to homes in the area they want to go — and prices are regulated by supply and demand… Apparently, there are over 6,000 HomeAway properties on the Cape alone.”

Fansided

Rent Kurt Warner’s Arizona Super Bowl home! - Phil Watson
“Headed to Arizona for Super Bowl week? Want to experience Super Bowl week like a real NFL player? Then are you in luck! You, too, could live in the home once occupied by former Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner when he played for the Arizona Cardinals—the only quarterback ever to take the Arizona Cardinals to a Super Bowl by the way.”

Cosmopolitan

Best Houses for a Bachelorette Party - Orenstein, Malia and Murphy
“These dream mansions are basically bach-party porn.”

Forbes

Rent Kurt Warner's Former Home During Super Bowl Week - Josh Katzowitz
“If you still haven’t made plans for lodging at this year’s Super Bowl in Phoenix, you’re in luck. You can stay at the old residence of former Arizona Cardinals star quarterback Kurt Warner. And it’ll only cost you $150,000 for the week.”

Sports Illustrated

Rent Kurt Warner's old home for Super Bowl week - Extra Mustard
“The house's rental page on HomeAway.com lists the estate's features, including two master suites, private patios, a heated pool and spa and a billiards room near the home theater.”

CNN Money

Super Luxury Super Bowl Rentals - Emily Jane Fox
“Hotels close to this year's Super Bowl in Arizona have been booked for months. But these super-sized, super luxe, super pricey properties are still available to rent on HomeAway, a vacation rental marketplace.”

About.com

Hoteliers can learn from HomeAway’s marketing - Karen Tina Harrison
“HomeAway.com is the Web's leading vacation-villa rental company. Its most upscale villas are available through its Luxury Rentals from HomeAway collection.”


CNBC Mad Money

HomeAway's stock Prices

Brian Sharples, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of HomeAway, discusses his company and HomeAway's stock with Jim Cramer. 

Fox Business

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Super Bowl Vacation Rentals

HomeAway CEO Brian Sharples on the company, how it helps customers find vacation rentals and the impact of Super Bowl Sunday on the business.

Bloomberg Business

Expedia, HomeAway CEOs on $3.9B acquisition. Expedia President and CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and HomeAway CEO and co-founder Brian Sharples speak on "Bloomberg Markets."