September 9, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Austin-based HomeAway, Inc. has organized a Tropical Storm Irene Housing Directory of vacation homes available for rent, some at reduced rates or free of charge, to flood victims in need of housing. For HomeAway’s Tropical Storm Irene Housing Directory go to: http://community.homeaway.com/docs/DOC-2068
HomeAway customers in Vermont who list properties on its U.S. vacation rental sites HomeAway.com, VRBO.com and VacationRentals.com volunteered to offer their rentals to victims.
Fully-furnished homes can be rented for short- and long-term stays. Individuals should contact the owners directly; more information is available on the site.
HomeAway has also set up a discussion group for vacation home owners in Vermont to compare notes, share advice and seek counsel: http://community.homeaway.com/groups/vermont-vacation-rental-owners-hurricane-irene.
- Brian Sharples, HomeAway CEO is available for comment.
- Vermont vacation rental owners and property managers are available for comment.