Launches Vacation Rental Map Search With Microsoft Bing Maps

Consumers can now use Bing Maps to find a vacation rental home

Dec 21, 2010, 08:00 ET from

SEATTLE, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --, a subsidiary of HomeAway, the world¹s leading vacation rental marketplace, which features properties managed by professional vacation rental managers, today announced the release of the first vacation rental search application on Microsoft's Bing Maps.


This new initiative allows users to search through more than 21,000 vacation rental homes from, using the Bing Maps App feature. The ClearStay app enables users to view all properties in a specified area on a single map. From there, travelers may refine their search, review vacation rental descriptions and photos and obtain real-time rate quotes, then proceed to to make an inquiry or book online.

"For many people interested in renting a vacation home, seeing hundreds of possible places to stay displayed on a map is the best way to simplify the travel planning process," says Martin Slagter, vice president of HomeAway®. "Our new application on Bing Maps is a sensational way for travelers to see homes in a rich map search, with the ability to zoom in to see proximity to landmarks, geography and even a street-level view."

To use the ClearStay app on Bing Maps, visit; type in the location for your map search; click on "map apps" at the bottom of the page; and select Vacation Rentals from the map apps gallery.

About from HomeAway is the premier online vacation rental site helping online travelers book lodging exclusively with professional vacation rental managers. is operated by Escapia, Inc., a subsidiary of HomeAway, Inc. features tens of thousands of vacation homes with hundreds of thousands of photos, rich descriptions and over 50,000 authenticated reviews from past guests to help travelers easily decide where to stay.  Real-time rate quotes and last minute deals from vacation rental managers help online travelers save money when booking their vacation home rental. and the ClearStay logo are trademarks of Escapia, Inc. A HomeAway Company

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