The Weather Channel Interactive Sells Vacation-Rental Sites

RentJillsHouseCom.jpgThe Weather Channel Interactive is out of the vacation-rental business, reaching an agreement to sell sites including forGetaway.com, RentJillsHouse.com, LakeRentals.com, and CoastRentals.com to Perfect Places. Terms were not disclosed.

Perfect Places offers more than 50,000 vacation-rental listings in 98 countries, and it said it will implement its technology into the newly acquired sites, enabling users to securely pay with credit cards and review property costs and rental agreements prior to booking.

Perfect Places founder Rick Haggart said:

Travelers looking for properties at the beach or on a lake will be able to use a Website in our portfolio that cuts through the clutter and provides the information they need to plan their next vacation. Our goal is to offer a world-class selection of vacation rentals for leisure travelers and make it as simple as possible.

Perfect Places has been in operation for almost 15 years, and this latest acquisition will help us further our mission to offer a compelling alternative to travelers seeking additional space, amenities, and value that hotels are often unable to match.