About Us

HomeAway, a world leader in the vacation rental industry, is the place to book villas, apartments and holiday homes with more than two million places to stay in 190 countries. The site makes it easy to find and book the perfect vacation rental for any getaway, often for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. HomeAway is part of the Expedia Group family of brands.


Fast Facts About HomeAway

  1. HomeAway was founded by Brian Sharples and Carl Shepherd in February 2005. 
  2. We own some of the oldest vacation rental brands in the world, such as VRBO in the U.S. and Abritel in France. 
  3. The average traveler is a 35-to-50-year-old female who travels with family, typically a group of four or more people. 
  4. Vacation and special occasions are the most common reasons for a trip, with an average stay of seven days. 
  5. After staying in a vacation rental for the first time, 82% of travelers plan to do so again in the future. 
  6. By renting a vacation home, many travelers can get twice the space for half the cost of a hotel.

HomeAway's privacy policy and terms & conditions can be found on our Legal page. Our anti-discrimination policy is as follows: HomeAway has a zero-tolerance policy regarding acts of discrimination (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or age), harassment, or violence and we will use our discretion to remove any travelers and/or owners/property managers from our website who exhibit or promote such behavior.