TRIPADVISOR, the travel planning and booking site, announced the winners of its first ever Travellers’ Choice awards for Rentals last week.
The inaugural awards recognise 30 of the top rental homes in the world, ranging from a chic Parisian apartment and a serene Balinese villa, to an unforgettable houseboat in Amsterdam, a cosy studio nestled in Yosemite National Park, and a luxury home set amidst an island vineyard.
With features like private pools, lakefront views and mountain access, these award-winning properties highlight everything travellers love about TripAdvisor Rentals’ unique collection of rental homes around the world.
Travellers’ Choice award winners are based on traveller reviews and opinions, as well as customer service provided during the booking process. The awards recognise travellers’ favourite properties in three categories: high-end, mid-range and affordable.
A gleaming modern apartment in the heart of Manchester won the affordable category, which features homes starting from under $50 (€44) per person per night. The mid-range category winner, a design-led Paris apartment walking distance to the Eiffel tower, was described by one guest as ‘…welcoming, spacious, colourful, beautifully equipped AND in a fabulously convenient location’. Villa La Ruga, a beautiful home perched on the edge of Lake Como (pictured), took the top spot in the high-end category.
‘Traveller reviews and opinions are at the heart of everything we do at TripAdvisor and we rely on the traveller community to determine the winners of the Travellers’ Choice awards for Rentals,’ said Dermot Halpin, president of TripAdvisor Attractions and Rentals. ‘These homes – and their owners – are travellers’ top picks and a wonderful representation of the hundreds of thousands of amazing properties we list all over the world.’
TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice selections are announced annually in categories including destinations, beaches, flights and hotels, but this is the first ever iteration for rentals.
The awards were open globally, and winners were located in the following countries: Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Greece, Italy, India, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Spain, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom and the United States.
All 30 winners of the 2017 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Rentals awards are below:
Top 10 High-End
Villa La Ruga– Lake Como, Italy
St. Michael’s– Kent, England
Miner’s Clubhouse– Breckenridge, Colorado
Casa Cielo Volcano View Retreat– Arenal Volcano Park, Costa Rica
Palazzo Di P– Zakynthos, Greece
VillaCasa 7 – Marbella– Costa del Sol, Spain
Villa Ziba– Seminyak, Bali
Villa Mawar Bali– Canggu, Bali
Parliament Square 5, Royal Mile– Edinburgh, Scotland
Villa Padawan– Seminyak, Bali
Top 10 Mid-Range
Charming Artsy Apartment– Paris, France
Houseboat Tante Piet– Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Swallow’s Nest Holiday Cottage– East Sussex, England
Acorns Garden Apartment– Dorset, England
Yosemite Mountain Retreat– Yosemite National Park, California
Senani Colonial Holiday Bungalow– Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Trevi-Spagna Charm Apartment– Rome, Italy
Port Douglas on Macrossan– Queensland, Australia
Tiber Nicosia– Rome, Italy
Red Guitar Inn – Nashville, Tennessee
Top 10 Affordable
The Bridge – Manchester– Manchester, England
Unique Country Haven– Berkshires, Massachusetts
Wolf Branch Cabin– Asheville, North Carolina
Tara Lodge Castlerock– Castlerock, Northern Ireland
Spacious Apartment in Vatican area– Rome, Italy
Art Cabin in the Woods– Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania
The Hoblet– Niagara Falls, Canada
Gillygate Central– York, England
Studio by the Sea– Lymington, England
The Servants Quarters – Buxton, England