ACL Fest Attendees Booking Vacation Rentals Will Get Access to HomeAway’s Backstage

Share Article

Austin-based HomeAway will give money to Austin Habitat for Humanity for each ACL Fest booking

HomeAway ACL Fest Stage

Austin-based HomeAway, the world leader in vacation rentals, is awarding free access to the company’s backstage and hospitality lounge area for Austin City Limits Music Festival attendees who book their accommodations through

Austin-based HomeAway®, the world leader in vacation rentals, is awarding free access to the company’s backstage and hospitality lounge area for Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL Fest) attendees who book their accommodations through®.

As the official accommodations partner for ACL Fest, HomeAway will once again showcase some of the festival’s top artists on both weekends, September 30 through October 2 and October 7 through October 9. In 2015, fan favorites Gary Clark, Jr., Hozier, Vance Joy and many others headlined the stage and this year’s artists will be announced this summer. Guests will be treated to complimentary beverages and snacks, an exclusive backstage view, and access to shaded rest areas, yard games and air-conditioned restroom facilities.

The company also announced it will donate five dollars to Austin Habitat for Humanity for each stay of two or more nights booked on in Austin between September 29 and October 10.

“ACL Fest has provided such a boost to Austin through tourism and the local economy, especially to the vacation rental owners who open their doors to festival attendees,” said Brian Sharples, HomeAway co-founder and CEO. “I’m so excited to go even bigger this year with backstage giveaways to HomeAway travelers and a portion of each booking to Austin Habitat for Humanity, a long-time partner of ours and an organization truly committed to the Austin community.”

The average home rents for around $450 per night during ACL Fest and properties are booking up fast with only about 30% of Austin –area vacation rentals still available for both weekends. With hundreds of thousands of festival attendees coming to Austin over the two week period, the vacation rental owners of Austin stand to benefit greatly from filling their homes with music lovers.

"There’s no better way to truly experience ACL Fest like an Austinite than to rent a home.” said Jay Reynolds, vacation rental owner and property manager. “So many beautiful and affordable properties are near the park for festival goers to rent and enjoy the local neighborhood businesses and attractions and relax in the privacy of a home at the end of the day.”

For information on how to secure backstage access as a HomeAway traveler, visit:

Those who’ve considered renting their home for ACL Fest can find more information on how to do so at

About HomeAway

HomeAway, based in Austin, Texas, is the world leader in vacation rentals with sites representing more than one 1.2 million paid listings of vacation rental homes in 193 countries, and is a part of the Expedia, Inc. family of brands. 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; in New Zealand; and Asia Pacific short-term rental site, The company also operates, the most comprehensive global site for finding bed-and-breakfast properties, providing travelers with another source for unique lodging alternatives to chain hotels. For more information about HomeAway, please visit

© 2016, Inc. All rights reserved. HomeAway, and the HomeAway logo are trademarks of, Inc. All other marks are property of their respective owners.

For more information, contact:
Adam Annen
HomeAway PR Manager

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Adam Annen
+1 512-505-1548
Email >
since: 12/2007
Follow >
Like >
Visit website