Special offers

Surprise yourself with one of our special offers

Sophie Gackowski

Sophie Gackowski
HomeAway travel expert

Special offersThere’s something incredibly satisfying about bagging a bargain: we’re British, after all! Whether it’s raking around a car boot sale or hitting the shops on Boxing day, we all love getting great value for money, especially in these trying times. So what could be better than booking that much-needed break on a budget? Holidays don’t have to cost a fortune if you’re savvy about out special offers.

Here at HomeAway, we know the early bird catches the worm; but we also reward the bird that swoops in at the last minute too! That’s why our homeowners offer a huge range of special offers, from discounts on accommodation to gift baskets and guided tours. Whether you’re planning months in advance or looking for a last-minute weekend away, HomeAway’s selection of offers mean you can enjoy that much-needed break for less. But the best bit? It’s easy: simply select your destination of choice, cast your eyes left to our search bar, and click on our ‘Special Offers’ option under ‘Popular Searches’. And if you’re not fussy about where you go, simply select ‘World’.

For the very best in budget breaks away, simply read on for our guide to special offers.

Special offers: spectacular holidays made simple


1. How to find the best deals

When you click on ‘Special Offers’ in our ‘Popular Searches’ facility, you’ll find a diverse range of last-minute discounts and early bird deals descend. Simply glance at the orange banners beneath each property listed, and you’ll see a summary of the offer in question. From discounts of up to 50% on accommodation costs, to nifty BOGOF deals when you visit during selected months, there are a vast variety of options to help you enjoy that holiday for less.


Escape to the country 
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2. Early bird offers

Many homeowners offer discounts when you book well in advance. Some of us prefer to be spontaneous when we fancy a holiday, but there’s nothing wrong with being prepared months, or even a year, beforehand. Indeed, it’s a great idea when you’ve been planning to visit a special destination for some time, or even if you have a wedding or specific event you want to attend. The best thing about early bird offers is that you may be reimbursed if you have to cancel the holiday, but it’s always worth checking in with the owner first.


Classic Beach Breaks
If you're dreaming of sun, sea and sand this summer, find a bargain holiday with our special offers in our most popular beach holiday destinations.

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3. Late availability offers

Whether you’ve a carefree attitude to travel or you want to treat that special someone with a surprise, HomeAway homeowners offer great last-minute deals. You can enjoy discounts of up to 50% off if you’re willing to travel the following week, but you’ll still find nifty savings when you book a month or two in advance. One thing to bear in mind with late availability offers, however, is that you may not be refunded if you have to cancel abruptly. It’s always best to check with the homeowner or property manager before booking hastily!


Off the beaten track
Whether you'd like to relax on an isolated tropical beach, explore exotic cities or head off into the jungle, find the perfect holiday rental for your adventures.

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4. Unusual special offers

You might be surprised by some of the quirky deals homeowners are willing to offer, but you can grab some truly great gifts when you browse through our site. Whether it’s the waiving of cleaning fees or free pool heating, a guided tour of the surrounding area or free cocktails during your stay, our homeowners are great at coming up with original and creative ideas for special offers. Fancy unlimited house wine or a gift basket brimming with local produce? You’ll find it all and more when you search through these fantastic deals.


Family favourites 
Search for special offers in our most popular family destinations below and find great travel deals from as little as £100 per night for a family of four.

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5. Best destinations for budget breaks

Most of our special offers can be found at European and American destinations, but we have deals for featured Caribbean, African and Asian properties too. You can browse special offers around the world, but also select a destination if you have somewhere specific in mind. When you need a sun-soaked break, Spain, Italy and Portugal should be your first port of call, but last-minute city breaks can be found in Paris, Berlin and London. Of course, it’s always worth checking our early bird offers if you dream of a break in Thailand or India: by saving on accommodation what you have to pay for in flights, you can enjoy a holiday in the lap of luxury for less.


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