Vacation homes: Nuroa launches


Nuroa, a property search engine platform, has just announced the launch of, an international vacation homes search and reservation service. This new service of the Barcelona based startup Nuroa will provide travelers and holiday rental agents with a quality driven booking and payment platform that aims to be both simple and secure.

Unlike Airbnb and its clones, assures vacation renters that all of the listed properties are professionally managed, which greatly reduces the risks of last minute cancellations and guarantees a level of service which cannot be assured by private property owners. Property managers benefit from access to an international audience, qualified leads and an advanced information extraction and indexing technology which automatically uploads their content into’s platform.

Nuroa’s entry into the vacation rental market, with, is a natural extension of its existing property search service. Nuroa currently provides millions of qualified leads and a database of more than 20 million properties available for long term rental and sale in 15 countries. According to Nuroa, its success is due to the strength and dexterity of its content aggregation platform which will also play an important role in the development of

Oriol Blasco (Nuroa’s CEO & Founder) stated in relation to the recent launch: “Four months into the beta launch, already has 80,000 holiday rental properties listed in 5 languages and 200,000 unique users per month. is positioned to become the leading platform for vacationers searching for professionally managed holiday rentals”. He continued: “We plan to update the service with advanced features and tools in the next few months which will continue to improve the user experience.”

The real estate search engine Nuroa is available in 15 markets with over 5 million users per month. Nuroa was founded in 2007 and is based in Barcelona. The promising startup has been financed by Highgrowth Partners and leading Business Angels (with a total of about 1,5 million Euros). In addition to these private investments, Nuroa also received some soft loans from the Spanish government. The Nuroa team currently consist of 22 people.


  1. Once upon a time, a vacation home was something that was accessible only to the fabulously wealthy and located in far-flung places. Of course, we now know this isn’t true. A vacation house doesn’t have to be out of reach if you’ve put enough planning and budgeting into your vacation home plans.

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