I really have to hand it to Austin Ventures-backed, Austin-based HomeAway.com. They own a whole bunch of websites that help vacation-type-property owners get their properties rented when they aren’t using them. They provide property owners and those wishing to rent vacation property with a great service…a way to connect. Connecting those with needs with those willing to provide is really a win-win situation for everyone. That alone makes them a pretty cool company/site, but wait..there’s more!
My family and I are just finished a trip in which we used VRBO.com (one of HomeAway’s sites) to locate and rent an awesome beach house. I could go on and on about what a good deal it was or how great the location was, but maybe the coolest thing was something that we and, I’m betting the HomeAway folks, didn’t know before we rented and got to the house. The house we rented is owned by a member of a very well-known rock band. So, as the title of this post states…We did vacation like rock stars thanks to HomeAway.com.