Australia’s number one holiday rental website, Stayz has revealed (and it comes as no surprise) that Aussies are seeking sand between their toes when it comes to summer holidays, with eight out of the top ten getaway destinations located by the sea1.
Surfers Paradise, Byron Bay, Sydney, Broadbeach, Cowes, Jervis Bay, Margaret River and Torquay have been revealed as the most popular summer destinations across the country. More than half of the top ten hotspots were located on the east coast of Australia1.
Interestingly, the Stayz research has also revealed that Aussies do not need a two-week getaway for the ideal summer holiday. With less time to spend on extended trips, people are taking shorter holidays more often, with the average summer stay just 5.5 nights.
Anton Stanish, General Manager, Stayz said, “If you’re planning a summer getaway, booking sooner rather than later is your best bet. Last year we received over 7.2 million1 rental enquiries over the summer period alone, spiking a massive 77%1 in comparison to non-peak seasons. With more people taking shorter and more frequent breaks, you need to get in quick this summer.
“Stayz has more than 40,000 rentals across the country, many of which offer early bird booking discounts. Whether you’re sticking on trend and looking for a beachside break or looking for something more unique in a country retreat or city escape, there are holiday rentals to suit every taste, group size and budget. The fact that the whole house can be rented, not just a room, adds to the whole holiday experience by creating memories of togetherness”.
Stayz shared its top ten summer getaway destinations along with a few of its favourite holiday rentals in each area for this year:
· Surfers Paradise – Orchid Residences
· Byron Bay – Kieta
· Melbourne – Treasury On Collins
· Sydney – Darling Point Pad
· Broadbeach –
· Cowes – Mini Style Resort With Pool
· Gold Coast – Blue Sky Apartments
· Jervis Bay – Orion Beach House
· Torquay – Torquay Beach House on the Esplanade
· Margaret River – Roozen Residence