Summer Fun: TripAdvisor Names First Travelers' Choice Awards for Rentals Winners--and Celebrates with a Bucket-List Trip Giveaway
TripAdvisor®, the travel planning and booking site, announced the winners of its first ever Travelers' Choice awards for Rentals today. The inaugural awards recognize 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 cozy 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 travelers love about TripAdvisor Rentals' unique collection of rental homes around the world.
Travelers' Choice award winners are based on traveler reviews and opinions, as well as customer service provided during the booking process. The awards recognize travelers' favorite properties in three categories: high-end, mid-range and affordable.
This gleaming modern apartment in the heart of Manchester won the affordable category, which features homes starting from under $50 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, colorful, beautifully equipped, AND in a fabulously convenient location". Villa La Ruga, a beautiful home perched on the edge of Lake Como, took the top spot in the high-end category.
"Traveler reviews and opinions are at the heart of everything we do at TripAdvisor, and we rely on the traveler community to determine the winners of the Travelers' Choice awards for Rentals," said Dermot Halpin, president of TripAdvisor Attractions and Rentals. "These homes—and their owners—are travelers' top picks and a wonderful representation of the hundreds of thousands of amazing properties we list all over the world."
To celebrate the launch of the awards, TripAdvisor Rentals is giving away a bucket list experience to one lucky winner + guest to stay in one of the award-winning homes in Bali, which was named the world's best destination this year in the Travelers' Choice awards for Destinations. The lucky winners get a 10-night stay in the high-end category's Villa Ziba, along with return flights and airport transfers for two. Enter here to win a stay in this top rental, which according to travelers is "pure bliss," "absolutely perfect," and "our little piece of heaven."
TripAdvisor's Travelers' 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 Travelers' Choice Rentals awards are below, or visit: www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-VacationRentals. Travelers can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #TravelersChoice.
Travelers' Choice® for Rentals WinnersFull List
Top 10 Travelers' Choice for Rentals - Affordable:
1. The Bridge - Manchester – Manchester, United Kingdom
Top 10 Travelers' Choice for Rentals - Mid-range:
1. Charming Artsy Apartment – Paris, France
Top 10 Travelers' Choice for Rentals - High-end:
1. Villa La Ruga – Lake Como, Italy
Volcano View Retreat – Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Average nightly rates of properties are based on TripAdvisor Rentals pricing data between June 2016 – June 2017.