TripAdvisor reveals almost perfect holiday rental homes in Asia-Pacific
TripAdvisor has revealed a beautiful selection of five-out-of-five holiday rentals in Asia Pacific, from villas with a personal butler in Bali to the cosy cottages in Tasmania. Each of the holiday rentals in the list have consistently received nothing but the highest praise from TripAdvisor travellers in the last year.
Crescentfield Cottage – Hobart, Tasmania
Four bedrooms, from USD243 per night
Crescentfield Cottage is a four-bedroom sandstone home built in the late 1800s. A landmark home in West Hobart, the standout feature of the property is its lush, colourful garden, complete with a large sitting area ideal for BBQs. A wide selection of restaurants, cafés and shops can be found within a 5-10 minute walk. According to one traveller's review, the Crescentfield Cottage is by far the most comfortable and well-equipped family accommodation they have experienced and its attention to detail is evident from children's books and toys, to the welcome treats and beautiful cut flowers in each room.
Kimbulagala Watte Villa – Galle, Sri Lanka
Three bedrooms, from USD299 per night
A traditional Sri Lankan villa on Koggala Lake, this property comfortably sleeps six in three bedrooms. The villa has a large living area, open plan kitchen and masses of space with polished stone floors throughout. The sitting room opens onto the wraparound verandah which overlooks the infinity pool and Koggala Lake beyond. All three bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, while views of the lake can also be enjoyed from the spacious master suite.
Marri House – Pemberton, Western Australia
Three bedrooms, from USD204 per night
Marri House is an elegant new accommodation on the edge of the forest and the town. Suitable for up to six guests, Marri House is open-plan with clean lines and modern décor. It features a fire place, private garden and terrace. First reviewed on TripAdvisor in December 2013, Marri house has consistently received five-out-of-five review scores from travellers. One delighted reviewer had this to say: “… I have been blown away by the simple elegance of the furniture and decor. Just like home but seriously BETTER. Everything is new, beautiful and just amazing.”
Samui Blu – Ko Samui, Thailand
Three bedrooms, from USD340 per night
This beautiful three-bedroom property surrounds a 15-metre swimming pool and lush garden with over 20 species of flowering plants, shrubs and palms. Samui Blu provides panoramic views over the nearby sea, which is just a few minutes’ stroll from the front door. The romantic master suite features a draped, four-poster bed.
Freshwater Lodges – Miena, Tasmania
Three bedrooms, from USD180 per night
Situated in Miena on the Great Lake, in the heart of Tasmania’s Central Highlands, Freshwater Lodges provides easy access to a breathtaking local landscape. Guests will feel at home in the spacious living area, relaxing by the wood fire, or enjoying views across the native bush from the expansive deck.
Nature’s Window Retreat – Coromandel, New Zealand
Four bedrooms, from USD574 per night
Nature’s Window Retreat is sat within ten acres of bush, giving guests complete privacy as they take in the stunning views through the Tapu valley. In the surrounding property there is extensive birdlife and the house, which is perched atop a hill, captures the sun throughout the day. The property features a pool, pool table, two fireplaces, BBQ facilities and more, and is available as a whole property or on a B&B basis.
Kemala Villa – Canggu, Bali
Five bedrooms, from USD847 per night
Villa Kemala, tucked away in the scenic rice fields of Berawa-Canggu, Bali, is a stunning five bedroom luxury property. The design combines contemporary Balinese architecture with clean modern lines. Kemala Villa offers numerous indoor and outdoor spaces for groups to gather and also privacy to get away for those who want quiet time. Set in a tropical garden overlooking the emerald rice fields, Kemala is a short drive from the rugged surf beach of Berawa and a short drive to acclaimed restaurants, beach clubs and bars in Seminyak and Petitenget.
Sixteen Kejora – Sanur, Bali
Three bedrooms, from USD279 per night
Villa Sixteen Kejora is a modern, private residence in Sanur on Bali’s east coast, just twenty minutes from the international airport and a stone’s throw from the Indian Ocean. One reviewer said, “Fantastic villa within a minute’s walk of the beautiful Sanur beach. The villa itself had a wonderful layout with the 3 bedrooms and kitchen/living area all overlooking the pool. We were a family of four adults and two teenagers. Lots of cafés and restaurants and shops all within walking distance.”
Villa Maju – Seminyak, Bali
Three bedrooms, from USD418 per night
This luxury villa is in the heart of Seminyak, conveniently located near the best restaurants, shopping and night life. The villa comes with the service of ‘all day’ butlers, and each of the bedrooms is its own separate bungalow with indoor/outdoor bathrooms. The villa has a large private pool and extensive outdoor space.
Leura Rose – Blue Mountains, New South Wales
Three bedrooms, from USD295 per night
Nestled high amidst the pines and ferns sits Leura Rose, a historic Blue Mountains cottage restored to its original grandeur. Each of the three luxuriously appointed bedrooms feature mahogany four-poster beds with the finest linens and electric blankets to keep cosy on cold nights. The property’s kitchen looks out onto a rambling garden, with French doors opening out to a north-facing, sun-drenched veranda complete with al fresco dining and BBQ.
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