, a Free Global Vacation Rental Site, Aims to Change the Online Vacation Rental Industry


Homeowners List Their Homes for Free, Vacationers Connect With Owners Direct

SANTA CRUZ, CA–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) –, a free website specializing in vacation rentals for active travelers, has launched and is already featuring over 300 properties in 20 countries. Their rapidly growing catalog provides property owners a more economical and competitive alternative to costly vacation rental sites. provides renters tools for finding their ideal destination — interactive maps, search filters, photos, a direct connection with property owners, video cams, weather updates and review section — making vacation property rental quick, safe, easy and with no cost to either the vacationer or property owner.

“Providing vacation homeowners the means to list their property’s availability at no charge is a natural progression for this industry,” explains founder Mike LeClair. “Many online service providers that began with client fee based strategies, online dating sites being a prominent example, now offer their services without fees. The online vacation rental market is ripe for a similar transformation.”

The site specializes in adventure travel, offering owners direct holiday homes in areas that offer skiing/snowboarding, surfing, scuba diving, kite boarding, city adventures and more. Locations for those who prefer to relax are available as well. The goal is the creation of a community of like-minded individuals — vacation homeowners and travelers — who use the site to help each other plan their perfect vacation.

“The vacation rental industry is reported to be a $24 billion dollar market and growing with more vacationers choosing to rent directly from owners,” says LeClair. “ offers an excellent solution for both renters and property owners. Vacationers can find excellent values in Whistler, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Portugal and Nicaragua to name just a few hot vacation spots that are represented.”

About, founded by a husband and wife team with a passion for travel. When booking accommodations and trying to rent out their own properties they encountered challenges — functionally and financially — and became determined to build a website that would address those challenges. They defined their mission and motto to be “Keep it Free for Owners and Renters.” Local shops, restaurants and tour guides are invited to advertise on the site. provides travelers with valuable travel information and site funding comes from advertisers, not property owners allowing both owners and vacationers to save. A win-win benefit for all.

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