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TripAdvisor reveals 2018 Travellers’ Choice® for Rentals winners
UK tops lists for second year in a row with 7 winners

London, United Kingdom, May 2, 2018 – TripAdvisor®, the travel planning and booking site, announced the winners of the second annual Travellers’ Choice® awards for Rentals today.  The awards recognise 30 of the best holiday homes across the globe, ranging from a cosy Florentine flat and an oceanfront condo in Hawaii, to a South African chalet set within a wildlife resort, and a luxurious Greek villa.

With breath-taking views, private pools, hot tubs, game rooms and more, these award-winning properties highlight why travellers love TripAdvisor Rentals’ unique collection of holiday homes around the world.

Travellers’ Choice® award winners are based on traveller ratings and reviews, as well as customer service provided throughout the booking process.  The awards recognise travellers’ favourite properties in three categories: high-end, mid-range and affordable

For a second consecutive year, UK rentals top the lists with seven Travellers’ Choice® winners, and properties featured across all categories.  This spacious home in Kent came second in the luxury category, while this modern apartment in Devon boasting impressive sea views ranked third in the affordable category, which features homes from below £75 per night.

The overall winner in the affordable category is the Cozy Designer Minerva Apartment, located in downtown Rome. In the mid-range category, an oceanfront condo in Hawaii with beautiful views and easy access to the beach, is the traveller favourite.  A Costa Rican beach rental ranks first on the luxury list, with a private pool, outdoor shower, and concierge services all included in your stay.

TripAdvisor spokesperson Laurel Greatrix says, “This year’s winners highlight the incredible variety of homes on TripAdvisor Rentals, and the many different travellers they appeal to. Winners range from a family-friendly home in Orlando with a private pool, to a chic centrally located apartment in Rome, but one thing every winner has in common is an owner who provides an exceptional experience.”

Laurel continued, “And with a few more quirky homes appearing across the three categories this year—an adorable Shepherd’s hut in the UK, for example—it’s clear that travellers are looking for something truly memorable when it comes to their accommodations.”

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards are announced annually for categories including hotels, flights, destinations and restaurants.  This is the second year that Travellers’ Choice awards have been announced for Rentals, with seven rentals appearing as repeat winners from last year (The Hoblet, Spacious Apt. in Vatican area, St. Michael's, Villa La Ruga, Casa Cielo Volcano View Retreat, Palazzo Di P and VillaCasa 7 - Marbella).  They’ve remained in the spotlight by continually impressing their guests, receiving one rave review after another.

The awards are global and winning rentals are located in the following countries:  Canada, Costa Rica, England, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Mauritius, Scotland, South Africa, the United States, and Wales.

All winners of the 2018 Travellers’ Choice awards for Rentals are below, or visit  Follow the conversation on Twitter at #TravellersChoice.


Travellers' Choice® for Rentals Winners

Full list


Top 10 Travellers' Choice for Rentals - Affordable:

1. Between Colosseum and Termini - Cozy Designer Minerva Apartment – Rome, Italy

  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5.

2. Case Vacanze Pomelia 100 meters from the seaRagusa, Italy

  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4.

3. Crest Apartments - Apartment 4 – Devon, England

  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4.

4. Branson Condo – Branson, Missouri, USA

  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8.

5. The Nest Goa, India

  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6.  

6. Williamsburg Condo – Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania, United States

  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6.

7. One Button Hideaway – Yorkshire, England

  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms, sleeps 2.  

8. Residences Le Beau Manguier in Pereybere, MauritiusPereybere, Mauritius

  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4.

9. Alfie's Place Birgu, Malta

  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4.  

10. Ballyare Lodge Lake View Ramelton, Ireland

  • 1 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2.


Top 10 Travellers' Choice for Rentals - Mid-range:

1. Kauai Kapaa #345 Oceanfront Condo  – Kauai, Hawaii, USA

  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 3.

2. Hopetoun Garden Apartment  – Edinburgh, Scotland

  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, sleeps 6.

3. ThehuteyamPeak District National Park, England

  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2.

4. Marsh Hollow: Pinewood Cabin in the Hocking Hills – Laurelville, Ohio, USA

  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4.

5. Cambalala - Kruger Park Lodge (Unit 1) – Hazyview, South Africa

  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8.

6. Casa San Giovanni – Florence, Italy

  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2.

7. Llwyn Ynn Cottage – Gwynedd, Wales

  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2.

8. The Hoblet – Niagara Falls, Canada

  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4.

 9. Charming Gozo Holiday Home – Ghajnsielem, Malta

  • 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6.

 10. Spacious Apt. in Vatican area – Rome, Italy

  • 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6.


Top 10 Travellers' Choice for Rentals - High-end:

1. Awarded Luxury Beach Villa – Pinilla, Costa Rica

  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 12.

2. St. Michael's – Kent, England

  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 21.

3. Villa La Ruga – Lake Como, Italy

  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 8.

4. The Kids will Totally Adore their Theme Rooms!  – Orlando, Florida, USA

  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 12.

5. Casa Cielo Volcano View Retreat – Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8.

6. Palazzo Di P – Zakynthos, Greece

  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 10

7. Trenanthia Cottage – Gravenhurst, Canada

  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 12.

8. Little Upton Threshing BarnSomerset, England

  • 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 13.

9. VillaCasa 7 - Marbella – Costa del Sol, Spain

  • 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps 23.

10. Snowdon House in Snowdonia – Snowdonia National Park, Wales

  • 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12


Notes to editors: Average nightly rates of properties are based on TripAdvisor Rentals pricing data between January 2018 – December 2018. Categories are identified by USD pricing: luxury ($300+ USD per night), mid-range ($100-150 USD per night), and affordable ($99 USD per night and under).


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