Last-Minute Labor Day Getaways Made Easy

AUSTIN, TX, August 8, 2006
— With vacation rental Web sites such as, travelers can still afford to squeeze in a last-minute Labor Day getaway by staying close to home, and without forfeiting space or amenities.

"Vacation rental homes are a great value, particularly for families and groups because they offer comforts and savings unequaled by hotels," says Brian Sharples, CEO of HomeAway. "Rental homes reduce the price per person without giving up space or quality. Plus, kitchens offer additional savings by giving vacationers the option to dine in."

Using, travelers can search more than 65,000 homes based on location, number of bedrooms, activities and amenities including Labor Day favorites "lake" and "swimming pool." Multiple property photos, detailed descriptions of homes and owner contact information also make last-minute reservations easier.

Thousands of vacation properties still have availability with some offering discounted rates for the Labor Day weekend, including:

Destin, Florida, 107 miles southeast of Mobile
Charming Summer Escape  Bring your friends to this summertime escape which features a pool and a two-minute walk to the sugar white beaches of Destin. Sleeps 18, $3,350/wk, Special offer: end of summer 20% discount

Gulf Shores, Alabama, 188 miles southwest of Montgomery
The Dauphin East  Located on the Gulf of Mexico, this home features fresh, bright colors and luxurious new furniture. Enjoy breathtaking views and soft white sand while spending time with up to 15 of your friends or family members. $2,200/wk, Special offer: Discounted August Rate- $1700/wk

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 97 miles southeast of Providence
The Nauset House Guesthouse  Hear the relaxing sounds of summer from this quiet guest home located in the heart of Cape Cod. Large suites boast private porches, self-serve breakfast and wireless internet included in the affordable price. Sleeps 8, $980/wk, Special Rates for August & September

Isle of Palms, South Carolina, 122 miles southeast of Columbia
Sophisticated Beach Home  Large windows provide natural light and gentle breezes accentuating the airiness of the fully equipped kitchen, dining, and living areas. Travelers can take day trips along the South Carolina coast and return to the comforts of this centrally-located, gorgeous vacation home. Sleeps eight, $2,200/wk
Silverthorne, Colorado, 69 miles west of Denver
Luxury Log Cabin  Adjacent to the Raven Golf Course the architecture of this mountain home is reminiscent of the great National Park lodges. Provides a warm yet elegant setting for any Labor Day escape. Sleeps 17, $4,000/wk

For information contact:
Eileen Buesing
Director of Public Relations
HomeAway, Inc.
Office- 512-493-0375