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image022These rental homes, from Kyoto to Krabi, are amongst Asia’s most in-demand* by TripAdvisor travellers. Want to know where everyone wants to stay? Read on to find out more….

Kalim Beach House
Six bedroom beach house in Phuket, Thailand

Kalim Beach House, complete with a private pool and beach access, is built over two levels and features beautiful sea views. On the ground level is the kitchen, a king-sized bedroom and living spaces, including a dining area that opens onto the beautiful ocean-facing terrace and private pool with waterfall features. More bedrooms are found upstairs, with the master overlooking the Andaman Sea from its private balcony.  As one TripAdvisor reviewer said, “Can’t wait to come again!”


Villa Sitara
Three bedroom villa in Seminyak, Bali

Villa Sitara is peacefully located in a garden laneway flanked by rice terraces. The villa, contemporary in style, focuses on stone, terrazzo, granite, glass, concrete, marble and soft furnishings.  The three king-sized bedrooms with Balinese-style ensuite bathrooms are large and feature floor-to-ceiling windows that either face onto the pool or have their own private gardens. The villa has beautiful common areas which overlook the private nine-metre pool and lush, tropical gardens. According to one TripAdvisor guest, “We felt amazingly relaxed during our stay at Sitara Villa. The location and setting is perfect, you feel like you’re in your own little paradise, but still close to all the shops and restaurants!”


Baan Santhiya
Three bedroom villa in Krabi, Thailand

Located in the quiet but easily accessible area of Na-Thai, this collection of beautiful, modern villas are a great choice for a Krabi holiday.  The villas feature their own private pools and are a short five-minute drive from the beach and three minutes’ drive from the nearest supermarket. With extensive indoor and outdoor space including a large terrace, three bedrooms, comfortable living areas and a full-sized kitchen, the villa is well-suited to families and large groups.  One reviewer from Singapore raved, “Best accommodation I’ve ever experienced!”


Ultra-modern homes in Seminyak
Various sizes in Seminyak, Bali

Featuring multi-level pools, ensuite bedrooms, butler services, the option of a private cook, in-villa spa treatments and more, these villas are a truly luxurious way to experience Bali and with multiple properties available, they can suit just about any group size. The villas are walking distance to many restaurants, bars and shops.  As one TripAdvisor reviewer said, “Staff there were amazing. Anything you requested they delivered…cold beer in fridge, ice, transport, food. They made the stay enjoyable.”


Terrazza House 
Three bedroom apartment in Kyoto, Japan

Terrazza is wonderfully located in a quiet area overlooking the Philosopher’s Path with a superb view over Yoshida Hill. The spacious apartment features contemporary Japanese architecture and décor, including traditional Japanese living spaces. In the summer, guests can dine al fresco on the large terrace. One TripAdvisor reviewer said, “The photos don’t lie, this is a gem on the hill ~50 m above the Philosophers Walk.”


Penthouse on the rocks
Four bedroom villa, Galle, Sri Lanka

Penthouse on the Rocks is a grand villa nestled on a cliff face, overlooking the Indian Ocean in Sri Lanka. It is constructed in stone, coral, wood and glass, located one-hundred metres from Unawatuna beach and surrounded by jungle, where monkeys and birds abound. The landscape gardens include a vast variety of tropical flowers, while guests can enjoy ocean views from the grand balcony.  According to one TripAdvisor traveller, “Arriving at Penthouse on the Rocks is like watching the masterpiece of an avant-garde architect. But we were not visiting a museum, we rented that piece of art for two weeks!”


Villa Sea View Garden
Various sizes, Koh Tao, Thailand

Villa sea view garden is comprised of three lovely separate apartments, all with spectacular views over the neighbouring Koh Nanguan.  The beach and town of Mae Haad are just a few minutes walk from the property. The villa has a large outdoor relaxation area, including a free-form private pool with ocean views. According to one TripAdvisor reviewer, “A totally beautiful penthouse apartment worth every penny. Had an amazing time.”


Villa Oria
Three bedroom villa in Legian, Bali

Villa Oria is well-located, just 20 metres from Legian’s main strip.  The property is brand new, with modern and Balinese décor including canopy beds, a picturesque outdoor relaxation area and a private pool. The property comes staffed with a villa manager, as well as housekeeping and gardening services.  As one reviewer said, “What can we say, we loved the villa and the location, hidden from the hustle and bustle of the main street. Excellent pool and facilities as well as friendly staff who went out of their way to help us with everything, including hiring bikes and laundry. Loved Bali and the villa so much we are planning on returning!”


Four bedroom villa in Langkawi

Something different to the private-pool luxury of Seminyak, Villa SangRia is a rustic sanctuary set within a garden near to Langkawi’s picturesque Pantai Tengah. Offering easy access to the beach, the villa is also near to many bars, restaurants and shops. The property is peaceful and secluded and has two verandahs perfect for outdoor relaxation. One TripAdvisor traveller said, “When we arrived at SangRia we couldn’t believe how lucky we were. Tucked back from the beach in a beautiful garden full of established trees, the house was a little piece of heaven for us. We were looked after extremely well by the very friendly and welcoming caretaker, Oli”.

For more information on these and TripAdvisor’s 630,000+ holiday rental properties around the world – including more than 4,000 in Bali and 4,500 in Thailand – go to

*Based on the number of inquiries sent to homeowners/property managers through TripAdvisor Holiday Rentals

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