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EllieMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 19-Mar-18 14:24:32

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HomeAway have got in touch as they are eager to know what Mumsnetters think makes the dream holiday property. Perhaps it’s all about the city centre location, or a close proximity to a beach. Maybe a big kitchen is important for you to have some relaxed holiday meals or is a barbeque something you look for? Is suitable décor important? Is a private pool or hot tub a must for you and your family? Maybe you travel with pets and find that rental properties are the only way in which you and your companions are able to soak in the sun.

Here’s what HomeAway have to say: ‘HomeAway has over 2 million properties around the world, including villas, cottages, beach houses, tree houses, mountain cabins and even castles! We specialise in offering the whole house and in providing properties suitable for families. In many cases, you can save a lot of money by booking a private home and you get more space and flexibility than hotels or resorts. We have millions of happy guests who return each year to book their holiday property and we’d love to help Mumsnetters find their own perfect match’

Whether your preference is for somewhere rural and isolated or central and bustling, HomeAway wants to know exactly what makes you tick.

Take a look at their website and post a link to your preferred property on the thread below - and don’t forget to tell us why it caught your eye!

Everyone who leaves a comment will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a £300 voucher of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck!


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pinkflump Mon 19-Mar-18 14:37:59

OMG this one in Sardinia is absolutely stunning!!! that definitely has to be my favourite. Right on the beach with gorgeous views.

PugwallsSummer Mon 19-Mar-18 15:27:50

This villa in Tuscany is perfect. A small private pool, rural surroundings, rustic authentic decor. It's beautiful.

Finding a villa with a decent private pool is hard in Italy. Usually the pool is shared by a number of barns/villas. A private pool is our non-negotiable when looking for a self catering property.

Pinklady301 Mon 19-Mar-18 15:39:05

Look at that view!

The bed looks a bit on top of the living room but for the price, the view and the rest of the space, I'd say that's a bargain and I would love to stay there!

jacqui5366 Mon 19-Mar-18 15:43:46

I love this the pools, the location, 2 bathrooms and it's a complete home from home, great for beach combing, and relaxing.

tangledyarn Mon 19-Mar-18 15:48:45
I love this. I love Barcelona anyway..its such an amazing city with so much going on but also on the coast which makes it perfect.
I really like staying somewhere with an open plan kitchen as at home I have a tiny offshot so really enjoy being able to cook and socialize at the same time. Also outdoor space is really important when you are staying somewhere sunny and a nice big bathroom with a powerful shower smile

TheKnackeredChef Mon 19-Mar-18 17:08:29

I love this one in Turkey: It's incredibly reasonably priced too, particularly when you consider how cheap it is to eat out there.

MrsFrTedCrilly Mon 19-Mar-18 18:06:10
Please pretty please can I go here,secluded gorgeous views immaculate
And that pool
I can but dream..

Strigiformes Mon 19-Mar-18 18:11:44
The view of the sagrada familia from this apartment in Barcelona is incredible!

CopperPan Mon 19-Mar-18 18:32:32

If I'm looking for a fantasy property it would be this amazing chateau in Provence
Beautiful countryside, private pool, tennis court, basketball court, playground, volley ball court, squash court and gym room! I'd just love to lounge around and pretend I'm a posh lady for a week grin

scarrick87 Mon 19-Mar-18 19:36:36

Absolutely stunning would be here constantly

rupert23 Mon 19-Mar-18 19:55:23
i love this one in Ibiza the pool looks fantastic and it would be lovely to have a holiday here

daisyduke66 Mon 19-Mar-18 20:16:52
Bags of character, peaceful and idyllic smile

Theimpossiblegirl Mon 19-Mar-18 20:25:44

So many beautiful properties but I've chosen this one for my next holiday home. Beautiful views, lovely pool, plenty of space for us all. I could also achieve my dream of visiting Spinalonga. smile

Elounda Maris Villa

PingPongBat Mon 19-Mar-18 20:27:58

Stunning house on Vancouver Island, perfect for summer or winter stays with amazing views - I want to have breakfast, lunch and dinner on that deck!

sharond101 Mon 19-Mar-18 20:32:53 just wow! Beautiful location and absolute luxury.

ny20005 Mon 19-Mar-18 21:54:05

Wow ! We were lucky to visit coastal Oregon last year but think we could keep going for many years & still not see everything.

We rented a couple of properties & needed to have a big fully equipped kitchen with space for everyone round a table.

Inconsistencies between properties can be a big problem. Basic supplies like cleaning stuff & oil,salt & pepper etc is good

del2929 Mon 19-Mar-18 23:42:34

looks soooo dreamy

Iwantacampervan Tue 20-Mar-18 07:13:26

Unique building, by the sea, close to ferry port - lovely.

OutComeTheWolves Tue 20-Mar-18 08:45:07

Definitely this one. I love Lisbon anyway so the location is perfect but the villa is beautiful too.

sarat1 Tue 20-Mar-18 08:48:20 Looks perfect for our first break as a family

manfalou Tue 20-Mar-18 10:14:09

Somewhere spacious, secluded and beautiful with adventure on the doorstep

BlueTablecloth Tue 20-Mar-18 11:44:06

I like this one for proximity to the beach

important to me is easy walking distance to beach and shops etc. I also like not being crammed in with lots of other holiday properies

puckingfixies Tue 20-Mar-18 11:52:58

We did the Wild Atlantic Way a few years ago and this was our favourite place on the whole route, a real rural retreat. We liked it so much we've been back twice since

PatchworkElmer Tue 20-Mar-18 11:53:50

Amazing views, lovely family room for eating and relaxing, spacious bedrooms. Perfect!

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