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Villa Ziba in Bali

TripAdvisor just announced the winners of their inaugural Travelers’ Choice Awards For Vacation Rentals and the winners will blow your mind. To celebrate the company is giving away a 10-day trip to a luxury villa in Bali, including round-trip airfare for two, 24-hour butler service, and a private chef.

 

Villa Ziba in Bali

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Villa Ziba in Bali

TripAdvisor’s 1st annual list recognizes 30 of the most unique, luxurious, and experiential vacation rentals around the world, ranging from a houseboat in Amsterdam to a studio in the heart of Yosemite National Park to an imposing Greek villa with its own private vineyard and pool. The winners were selected based exclusively on travelers’ reviews of their overall experience as well as the customer service provided directly by the homeowners during the booking process and their stay in three categories: high-end, mid-range, and affordable. Six U.S. properties made the list. The other winners are located in Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Greece, Italy, India, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Spain, Sri Lanka, and the U.K. The full roll call of winners by category is below and is the only bucket list you'll need to plan your next vacation.

 
 
Casa Cielo, Costa Rica

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Casa Cielo, Costa Rica

Tante Piet Houseboat, Netherlands

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Tante Piet Houseboat, Netherlands

 
Art cabin in the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

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Art cabin in the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

 

“Traveler reviews and opinions are at the heart of everything we do at TripAdvisor,” says Dermot Halpin, president of TripAdvisor Attractions and Rentals. “And we relied on our traveler community to determine the winners. These 30 homes—and their owners—are the top picks from the more than 800,000 (vacation rentals) we list all over the world.”

 

Villa La Ruga, Lake Como, Italy

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Villa La Ruga, Lake Como, Italy

Artsy Apartment, Paris, France

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Artsy Apartment, Paris, France

The Bridge, Manchester, England

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The Bridge, Manchester, England

 

Taking the top spot in the high-end category is Villa La Ruga, a secluded, octagonal oasis perched on the edge of Lake Como presumably surrounded by celebrity neighbors. The mid-range winner is an artsy Paris apartment on a quiet residential street surrounded by cafes and within walking distance of the Eiffel tower. This uber-chic modern apartment in Manchester, England called The Bridge won the affordable category and is less expensive than a Holiday Inn. If I were a hotel, TripAdvisor’s winners list would keep me up at night.

 

Villa Ziba in Bali

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Villa Ziba in Bali

Villa Ziba in Bali

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Villa Ziba in Bali

Villa Ziba in Bali

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Villa Ziba in Bali

 

To get in on the 10-day trip to Bali, which was recently named the world’s best destination in TripAdvisor's Travelers’ Choice awards for Destinations you simply need to sign up with your name and email. No strings attached. The winners get to stay in Villa Ziba, which came in #7 in the world in the luxury, high-end category. Sometimes the best things in life are still free.

 

Travelers’ Choice for Vacation Rentals Winners Full List By Category

Top 10 High-End

  1. Villa La Ruga– Lake Como, Italy
  1. St. Michael's– Kent, England
  1. Miner's Clubhouse– Breckenridge, Colorado
  1. Casa Cielo Volcano View Retreat– Arenal Volcano Park, Costa Rica
  1. Palazzo Di P– Zakynthos, Greece
  1. VillaCasa 7 - Marbella– Costa del Sol, Spain
  1. Villa Ziba– Seminyak, Bali
  1. Villa Mawar Bali– Canggu, Bali
  1. Parliament Square 5, Royal Mile– Edinburgh, Scotland
  1. Villa Padawan– Seminyak, Bali
Red Guitar Inn, Nashville

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Red Guitar Inn, Nashville

Artsy Apartment, Paris, France

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Artsy Apartment, Paris, France

 

Top 10 Mid-Range

  1. Charming Artsy Apartment– Paris, France
  1. Houseboat Tante Piet– Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  1. Swallow's Nest Holiday Cottage– East Sussex, England
  1. Acorns Garden Apartment– Dorset, England
  1. Yosemite Mountain Retreat– Yosemite National Park, California
  1. Senani Colonial Holiday Bungalow– Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  1. Trevi-Spagna Charm Apartment– Rome, Italy
  1. Port Douglas on Macrossan– Queensland, Australia
  1. Tiber Nicosia– Rome, Italy
  1. Red Guitar Inn – Nashville, Tennessee
Art cabin in the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

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Art cabin in the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

 

Top 10 Affordable

  1. The Bridge - Manchester– Manchester, England
  1. Unique Country Haven– Berkshires, Massachusetts
  1. Wolf Branch Cabin– Asheville, North Carolina
  1. Tara Lodge Castlerock– Castlerock, Northern Ireland
  1. Spacious Apartment in Vatican area– Rome, Italy
  1. Art Cabin in the Woods–  Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania
  1. The Hoblet– Niagara Falls, Canada
  1. Gillygate Central– York, England
  1. Studio by the Sea– Lymington, England
  1. The Servants Quarters – Buxton, England