HomeAway announced this morning the the launch of its free HomeAway Vacation Rental Search iPhone application. The app, developed by Mobiata, creators of  FlightTrack and TripDeck, makes it easier than ever for travelers, especially families, to search, filter and share the more than 230,000 global vacation rental properties available on HomeAway.com.

So, say you want to rent a charming, artsy getaway house in Marfa…HomeAway has you covered. High desert not your thing? Check out this beachy rental on the Gulf Coast.

The app incorporates many of the same convenient features found on HomeAway.com including filter by number of bedrooms and price, but also enables users to search as specifically as “Lake Travis, pet-friendly, outdoor grill, with pool,” for example.

Additional highlights of the HomeAway application include the ability to:

  • Make it easy to share vacation rental options with groups of friends and family via e-mail, Facebook or Twitter
  • Rotate the iPhone to landscape view for travelers to see detailed property photos in gallery form
  • View the physical location of vacation rentals via Google Maps and search by proximity to landmarks and geography

The HomeAway Vacation Rental Search app is free to use, and iPhone users can download the application from the iPhone App Store, or at www.homeaway.com/info/travelers/iPhoneApp.