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HomeAway Unveils Luxury-focused Vacation Rental Website

Before being selected for the site, properties from are evaluated by the luxury travel experts at Andrew Harper using a proprietary rating system developed exclusively for HomeAway. The rating system is comprised of a 75-point screening process that evaluates attributes such as price, services, location, amenities and more.

For owners and property managers with exceptional vacation rental properties and services, Luxury Rentals from HomeAway provides a proven marketing channel to access HomeAway’s audience of highly targeted, experience-focused travelers. In addition to owner managed properties , the site also features inventory from some of the leading luxury vacation rental management companies including LaCure Villas, Luxury Retreats and Travel Keys.

Enter the Luxury “Pin to Win” Contest

In conjunction with the announcement, HomeAway partnered with Luxury Retreats to give one traveler the chance to win a seven-night stay at Quinta Clara in Playa del Carmen, a seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom villa available for rent on Luxury Rentals from HomeAway. To enter the luxury “Pin to Win” contest, participants will need to create a board on Pinterest inspired by their idea of a dream vacation. For more details, visit the contest page:

About Andrew Harper

Free of advertising since its inception in June 1979,  Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report is a private monthly publication for sophisticated travelers. The selection of hotels, resorts and restaurants for inclusion in this publication is made on a completely independent basis, with Andrew Harper, LLC paying full rate for all meals, lodging and related travel expenses. Andrew Harper and his editors travel incognito to write candid and unbiased travel reviews for a subscription service, which provides personalized travel-planning assistance, bespoke tours and valuable travel privileges to its subscribers. For more information about Andrew Harper, please visit

About HomeAway, Inc.

HomeAway, Inc. based in Austin, Texas, the world's leading online marketplace for the vacation rental industry, with sites representing over 775,000 paid listings of vacation rental homes in 171 countries. Through HomeAway, owners and property managers offer an extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits, including more room to relax and added privacy, for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. The company also makes it easy for vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties and manage bookings online. The HomeAway portfolio includes the leading vacation rental websites, and in the United States; and in the United Kingdom; in Germany; and in France; and in Spain; in Brazil; and in Australia. Asia Pacific short-term rental site,, is also owned by HomeAway.

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