Google had previously added a modest number of vacation rentals to the platform in 2017, offering limited inventory in select markets.

Starting today, however, Google says it will significantly boost the number of vacation rentals available worldwide on Hotel Search, displaying a "wider assortment" of listings from partners like Expedia, HomeAway, Hotels.com, RedAwning, TripAdvisor and VRBO.

Google will focus on showing entire home units, with accommodation types ranging from apartments to villas to traditional homes. Users will be able to filter rental properties by provider, location, number of guests, price, number of bedrooms, guest ratings and amenities.