SOURCE: Escapia, Inc.

November 14, 2007 13:55 ET

ClearStay.com From Escapia Launches the Easiest Way to Rent a Vacation Home

New Web Site Offers Thousands of Homes With 100% Accurate Rates and Availability and Reliable Online Booking

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - November 14, 2007) - Escapia, Inc., the #1 web-based management and marketing platform for professional vacation rental managers, announced the launch of ClearStay.com. With the release of this new web site, travelers are able to book vacation rental homes coast-to-coast from professional managers with the ease and confidence of booking a hotel.

Typically, travelers planning to stay in a vacation home spend days or weeks sending inquiries to owners and waiting for replies. And the information a traveler counts on to be accurate and reliable -- information on whether a home is available and the rental cost -- is often not online or not accurate.

ClearStay.com delivers tight integration with Escapia's leading web hosted property management platform to deliver real-time price quotes and availability information in addition to rich descriptions and photos of thousands of homes. Instead of sending emails, leaving voice mails, and waiting days or weeks to finish the process, travelers using ClearStay.com can book rental homes on-the-spot.

ClearStay.com allows renters to search thousands of properties maintained by professional rental managers. By exclusively offering homes from professional vacation rental managers, ClearStay.com gives travelers the confidence they expect when booking a place to stay on vacation. Instead of renting from an owner who may live hundreds or thousands of miles away from the home, renting from a professional manager ensures that someone will be nearby to help with any special needs while the guest is staying at the home.

"Renting a vacation home is a wonderful travel experience with such great value. But booking a rental home is often seen by travelers as too big a hassle and too big a gamble. We're excited to be taking the risk and frustration out of renting vacation homes," said Bill Furlong, Escapia's CEO. "ClearStay.com creates a complete, end-to-end, comprehensive experience for online travelers so they can rent with ease and confidence and enjoy homes managed by professionals committed to ensuring they have a great stay."

ClearStay.com offers benefits for professional property managers as well, foremost as a new source of leads from renters ready to book a vacation. The aggregation of thousands of properties, and aggressive marketing will provide visibility that is a great complement to a rental agency's individual marketing efforts. Because ClearStay.com is part of Escapia's leading vacation rental marketing and management platform, it takes no extra effort for property managers to give renters the best booking experience available on the Internet.

About Escapia

Escapia, Inc., founded in 2000, is leading the Internet revolution in the $18 billion vacation rental industry with a comprehensive Internet business platform and a breakthrough consumer booking service. Escapia empowers professional vacation rental management companies to reach new customers, manage properties and owner relationships, and perform trust-based accounting, housekeeping, maintenance and other mission critical aspects of their businesses. EscapiaONE is a comprehensive platform for vacation rental companies embracing the Internet future of the industry. EscapiaNET is the leading online distribution network for professional vacation rental managers. And ClearStay.com is the premier online vacation rental site helping consumers book lodging with vacation rental managers. Seattle-based Escapia can be reached at 1-800-ESCAPIA, info@escapia.com or via the web at www.escapia.com.

Escapia, EscapiaONE, ClearStay.com, the Escapia logo and the ClearStay.com logo are trademarks of Escapia, Inc.

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