HomeAway Acquires BedAndBreakfast.com & Inns.com for Undisclosed Sum

Inns.com & BedAndBreakfast.com HomeawayTechCrunch is reporting that HomeAway has acquired BedAndBreakfast.com for an undisclosed sum. HomeAway is a vacation rental company that operates a number of web properties, including VacationRentals.com, VRBO.com, and several other popular websites. Homeaway has close to a half a billion dollars in funding.

BedAndBreakfast.com is a website featuring over 10,000 bed and breakfast properties found throughout the world. The website provides reservation services and reviews of its listed bed and breakfasts. According to Compete, the website receives over 370,000 unique visitors per month.

In addition to the BedAndBreakfast.com property, I spoke with a representative at BedAndBreakfast.com who confirmed that HomeAway also acquired Inns.com as part of the deal. Inns.com is similar to BedAndBreakfast.com, but it caters to clients looking for inns rather than bed and breakfasts. According to Compete, Inns.com receives somewhere around 10,000 unique visitors per month.

Both companies are based in Austin, Texas.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has closed eight figures in deals. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest. Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

4 COMMENTS

  1. Elliot,

    I think HomeAway wants BedandBreakfast.com’s technology to roll out to the Vacation Rental Market. It is easier to buy than build!

    BedandBreakfast.com not only has a robust fee-based listings platform, they also have a property management system (Rezovation) built for B&Bs that would probably be perfect for VRBOs. Webervations, their booking engine, might also be good.

    This will be fun to watch. I wrote more about this at http://ow.ly/1dWI5

  2. The folks at HomeAway.com are not afraid to plunk down huge sums of money for quality generic domains. I’ve sold them at least 6 domains in the past for generic domains, one that comes to mind is VacationRentalSpecial.com.

    The are top notch in my book!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Recent Posts

Rookie Mistake: Reading Expiry Lists at Breakfast

0
Every morning, as early as I am awake, I look through domain name expiry lists to see what is coming up for auction. I'll...

GoDaddy Auctions Running NameFind Auctions

0
GoDaddy is running a featured auction via its GoDaddy Auctions platform with domain names from its NameFind portfolio. While I would argue the domain...

Spaceship Hits 1 Million DUM – Only 13% of New Registrations are .com

3
Earlier this morning, Richard Kirkendall shared that Spaceship hit the 1 million Domains Under Management (DUM) mark. Richard is the Founder of Namecheap and...

Converse.CO UDRP Decision Turns on Price Inference

6
In general, I thought UDRP panels have gotten past the issue of pricing as it relates to generic / descriptive one word domain names....

Ebbs and Flows of Domain Investing

3
My domain investment portfolio has grown from around 500 domain names to around 2,000 domain names in the last several years. Even at that...