HomeAway.co.uk media coverage in 2012

August 2012

Sunday Times Travel Magazine


In an article on holidays to Cape Cod, HomeAway.co.uk is recommended for its choice of privately owned holiday homes.

Woman's Own

Shore things
HomeAway.co.uk is featured in an article on British holidays. The website lists 38 holiday homes in and around St Ives alone, several of which overlook the gorgeous Porthmeor Beach.

A Place in the Sun

We're getting into rentals
A Place in the Sun has launched a new holiday rentals section in partnership with the leading rentals company HomeAway.co.uk.

The Times


A two-bedroom stone villa in Cephalonia, Greece advertised on HomeAway.co.uk is included in an article on Greek holidays.

Daily Post

French connections
Following a stay at a property in Nord Pas de Calais in France advertised on HomeAway.co.uk, Sarah Batley writes about her travel experience and offers tips on what to do in the area. 

The article also appeared in the Chester Chronicle and the Flintshire Chronicle

eTurbonews

Brits flock to beaches abroad after wash-out summer at home
According to figures released by HomeAway.co.uk, in the second quarter of 2012 Brits fled en masse to sunnier shores abroad. Following the wettest April and June on record, demand for beach holidays was strong, with the Cote d'Azur, Algarve, Majorca and Malaga among the top five most popular destinations for holidays in the second quarter.

The results from the report were also published on Travel Daily News and Breaking Travel News.

The Times


A five-bedroom house near Lisbon, available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk, is included in an article on how to enjoy a holiday in a vineyard.

The Honeymoon Project

A perfect honeymoon hideaway in the Dordogne
Following a stay in a fabulous house in the Dordogne advertised on HomeAway.co.uk, the journalist writes about the house and the surrounding area.

The Times


In an articles on Moroccan beach retreats, Julia Brookes picks the best from Tangier to Tiznit, including a three-bedroom house advertised on HomeAway.co.uk.

The Sunday Times


Nigel Summerley writes about his holiday experience in Kissamos, Crete. He recommends HomeAway.co.uk as a good source for finding self-catering accommodation on the island.

The Sunday Telegraph

Explore the Croatian coast
Venture outside Dubrovnik for great value holiday homes on the Adriatic says Zoe Dare Hall. According to HomeAway.co.uk the supply of holiday homes in Croatia increased by 34 per cent this year in response to high demand from renters.

A Place in the Sun

Cote d’Azur named top destination for holidaymakers
More British holidaymakers flocked to the Cote d’Azur than any other international destination in the second quarter of 2012, according to the latest holiday rentals market report from HomeAway.co.uk.


The Independent

The towpath to enlightenment
Two houseboats in Amsterdam advertised on HomeAway.co.uk are featured in an article on canal boat holidays.


July 2012

Top Sante


A waterfront villa on the island of Elba in Italy, advertised on HomeAway.co.uk, is included in an article on secluded holiday destinations.

Readers Digest

My great escape
In an article on beach holidays in Cornwall, HomeAway.co.uk is recommended as a good source for finding self-catering properties in West Cornwall.

The Observer

Holiday ideas: tips and trips
In response to a reader's request, a fisherman's cottage in Antibes advertised on HomeAway.co.uk is recommended as a great option for those looking for a beach holiday in September.

The People


If Wimbledon has inspired you to pick up a racket, book a villa with its own tennis court. HomeAway.co.uk has many properties including a Victorian mansion in the Cotswolds where Fred Perry played tennis.

Which? Travel


The article reveals the little-known gems in France's least-visited regions and includes self-catering average prices based on data from HomeAway.co.uk.

Kill the Boredom

6 Amazing British Beach Houses
If you’re looking for a popular beach resort or just a cosy retreat by the sea, the article features six of the best beach houses available to rent in Britain this summer on HomeAway.co.uk.

MyTravelMoney.co.uk

Top 10 Family Friendly Blogs
HomeAway.co.uk's travel blog, Go! Travel, wins the bronze award in the Top 10 Family Friendly Blogs category from MyTravelMoney.co.uk.

A Place in the Sun

A Place in the Sun launches new holiday rentals section
A Place in the Sun has today launched a new holiday rentals section of the website, allowing visitors to search for overseas properties which are available to rent in hundreds of countries in partnership with HomeAway.co.uk.

insideKent magazine

A glorious getaway to Devon
Following a trip to Redland House in Devon (HomeAway.co.uk/p499561), Donna Martin writes about the experience of staying in a holiday rental.

Daily Mail

France by chance!
A four-bedroom French villa advertised on HomeAway.co.uk is mentioned in an article on Cap Ferret holidays.

The Observer

Holiday ideas: tips and trips
In response to a reader's question about accommodation during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Joanne O'Connor recommends a two-bedroom flat available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk.

Telegraph.co.uk

Ibiza hotels
In an article on accommodation in Ibiza, HomeAway.co.uk is mentioned as a great website to find a good range of apartments and villas to suit all budgets.

AOL Travel

Twenty ways to escape the Olympics
A Greek villa available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk is mentioned in an article on perfect getaways to escape the Olympics.

County Down Spectator

Mediterranean escapes for sun-starved Brits
Four properties available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk are featured in an article on Mediterranean summer holidays.

Herald Express

Simple joys to be found in abundance along our shores
A list of the ten best British beach houses available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk is featured in an article on British holidays.

Daily Mail

Bring me sunshine
A Spanish villa available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk is mentioned in an article on gorgeous family villas.

Huddersfield Daily Examiner

London hotels still aiming for gold
With only days left until the Olympics, originally sky-high hotel rates in London are plunging by up to 65% because of the Games on summer tourism has been dramatically overestimated by planners. If you're happy to self-cater during your stay, central London apartments bookable at this late stage start at £35 per person per night, according to HomeAway.co.uk.

Sunday Mirror


In response to a reader's request for a spacious family villa in Spain, Travel Editor Marjorie Yue recommends a seven-bedroom villa near Alicante, available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk.

The People


For those still looking for accommodation in London during the Olympics, HomeAway.co.uk has 700 apartments available, with prices starting from £35 per person per night.

Lady.co.uk

Make your bolthole pay its way
With a surge in demand for villa rentals this summer, it makes sense to get your holiday home earning its keep, says property expert Laura Henderson. One of the top tips to maximise rentals is to build a profile on the internet on websites such as HomeAway.co.uk or Owners Direct.

Woman's Own

New villa hotspots
A villa in Tenerife advertised on HomeAway.co.uk is featured in an article on stylish self-catering properties.

Oxford Mail

Olympic deals
In an article on the London Olympics, renting a private apartment through HomeAway.co.uk is recommended as providing great value for money.

Woman's Own

Offshore beauties
A stunning chalet-style property on the island of Skye advertised on HomeAway.co.uk is featured in an article on affordable ferry-hop holidays across the coast of Britain.

MoneySavingExpert.com

Cheap Holiday Rentals
A guide showing the top holiday rental booking sites, including HomeAway.co.uk and sister site Owners Direct. Plus, tips on how to grab late deals and protect against fake villas.


June 2012

Easy Living


If you live in London and want to dodge the Olympic crowds descending on the city this summer - or you're even considering renting out your place - HomeAway.co.uk is a must-visit. Wherever you live, it's ideal for finding a great place to rent.

Sunday Times Travel Magazine


HomeAway.co.uk is recommended in an article on holidays to Provence. The website has a great selection of villas in the area.

Expat Forum

Potential rental boom for would be expats
One in three British holiday home owners would relocate abroad mainly to escape the weather in the UK, according to results from a recent survey conducted by HomeAway.co.uk.

The Move Channel

Hotel prices drive holidaymakers to rent property
Hotel prices are driving people to rent property, according to HomeAway.co.uk. The holiday rentals website reports that global hotel rates rose by an average of 4 per cent last year, prompting 36 per cent of holidaymakers in the site's survey saying that they were considering cheaper accommodation instead, such as holiday rentals.

The Daily Telegraph

From cottage to casa to camping, summer holiday bargains abound
HomeAway.co.uk is mentioned in an article on family summer holiday bargains. The website still has 494 children-friendly properties sleeping four or more available to rent in August in the West Country.

Mail Online

How much will it cost to get your home up to scratch to rent out during the London 2012 Olympics?
As the 2012 Olympics draws even closer, London property owners are still being told they can make some quick cash renting out their properties and rooms during the Games. A two-bedroom flat in Islington, according to holiday lettings website HomeAway.co.uk, could fetch over £3,500 per week, while a three-bedroom house in Newham, where the Olympic park is located, can secure around £2,200 per week.

womanandhome.com

Top 10 British Beach Houses
Two properties available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk are included in an article on top British beach houses.

The Guardian

Last-minute resorts
A unique cave house in Spain available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk is mentioned in an article on best summer holiday deals for 2012.

The Guardian

No contest
A villa near Málaga, Spain, with a badminton court, ping pong table and playing field available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk is included in an article on great places to try an Olympic sport.

Sunday Mirror


The article looks at how homeowners in London are getting ready to play host to the army of visitors expected during the Olympics. Rachel Baws, who rents out her two-bedroom apartment to holidaymakers via HomeAway.co.uk admits to have received close to 250 enquiries during the Olympic period.

Take a Break

Take a break ... in your very own villa
Great for families, couples and groups, hiring a holiday villa doesn't have to cost the earth. HomeAway.co.uk advertises a stunning villa in Antigua, available to rent from £929 per week.

The Guardian

Travelling economy
In an article on the best holiday deals in Greece, HomeAway.co.uk is recommended as a good source for finding lots of apartments and bargain properties in the country.

Irish Times

France, Cork and dogs in Kerry
In response to a reader's question about the best websites for finding a cottage or house to rent in West Cork, HomeAway.co.uk is recommended as a good source.

Sunday Express

Charming beaches with plenty of Sol
An apartment available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk is mentioned in an article on holidays to Costa del Sol.

Sunday Mirror

Wish you were here? Island retreats in Thailand
A luxury three-bedroom villa available to rent in Koh Samui on HomeAway.co.uk is included in an article on perfect Thai island retreats.


May 2012

Conde Nast Traveller


In response to a reader's query about good self-catering accommodation options in Belgium, Nick Trend recommends HomeAway.co.uk and sister site Owners Direct.

Investors Chronicle

Best places for holiday let
Around 246,000 dwellings in England are officially registered as second homes, and roughly 470,000 households also own a home abroad.In a survey of 1,700 Britons who let holiday homes overseas, portal HomeAway.co.uk found just 14 per cent were full-time landlords.


April 2012

A Place in the Sun

Tuscany v Umbria
In an article on Tuscany and Umbria as favourite areas for holiday home buyers, figures from HomeAway.co.uk show the top three most in-demand destinations for renters in these two Italian locations.

Overseas Property Professional

Dubai, Cape Verde and Florida rising
Dubai's property market saw a steady improvement towards the end of last year, according to HomeAway.co.uk. Elsewhere, Cape Verde entered HomeAway.co.uk's top ten holiday destinations for the first time.

Sunday Mirror

Top 10 European city breaks
An elegant apartment available to rent in Rome through HomeAway.co.uk is included in a round-up of short getaways.

TNT Magazine

Cash in on your home
In an article on Londoners offering their homes to rent during the Olympics, Selina Hoare, who is renting out her apartment through HomeAway.co.uk, commented: "I've got one week booked for the Olympics for quite a silly price - I'm making £3,500".

Daily Mirror


More than 25% of Brits will eat beans on toast while on holiday abroad rather than trying local dishes, a study by HomeAway.co.uk found.

MSN Travel

Lisbon: the best budget city break ever?
Cash-strapped Poorna Bell combines a trip to Lisbon with a stay in rural Samarra in a cosy cottage by the sea available to rent through HomeAway.co.uk.

The Observer

Great escapes, Joanne O'Connor
In response to a reader's question about a car-free cottage, Joanne recommends a fisherman's cottage available to rent through HomeAway.co.uk.


March 2012

Sunday Times Travel Magazine


A Spanish villa advertised on HomeAway.co.uk is included in an article on memorable holidays.

Conde Nast Traveller

Beach holiday or country retreat?
There are two sides to the Adriatic, this year's hot tip for European villa rentals. One has the secluded islands of Croatia's Dalmatian coast, the other the hillside villages of Puglia in Italy. Sophie Butler puts the case for both. She recommends HomeAway.co.uk and sister site Owners Direct as good websites for booking direct.

Country Living

A dozen dream homes
The article features different types of quintessential rural homes, plus a round-up of the most beautiful properties to buy or rent, including two converted railway cottages advertised on HomeAway.co.uk.

Living France

Spain's reign comes to an end
France is now the most popular country among prospective buyers of property abroad, according to Rightmove Overseas, as well as HomeAway.co.uk and Savills International.

Adventure Travel

Majorca
There's not much more fun than sport climbing in the sun, as Rosie Fuller discovers in Majorca. She recommends renting an apartment or villa from HomeAway.co.uk.

Which? Travel

A place of your own
HomeAway.co.uk and sister site Owners Direct voted as some of the best self-catering companies by readers of Which? Travel magazine.

Irish Times

Moscow, Interrail for grown-ups, go west
In response to a reader's question, HomeAway.co.uk is recommended for its choice of rental properties in Ireland.

Guardian.co.uk

The new wave at Camber Sands; wheelchair-friendly cities; and three of the best places to stay in Dublin
A cosy red-brick artisan cottage advertised on HomeAway.co.uk is recommended as one of three best places to stay in Dublin.

The Mail on Sunday

Don't be taken for a ride by 'home stay' cowboys
Fred Mawer shares his experience of renting a cottage from HomeAway.co.uk and offers a few tips for reducing the risks when booking direct.

Woman's Own

Find your perfect Norfolk
A windmill in Norfolk (Property 98330 on HomeAway.co.uk) is recommended as ideal for a country break.


February 2012

French Property News

France ends Spain's reign
France recently overtook Spain to become the most popular country among prospective buyers of property abroad. This news follows a raft of recent research from the likes of Savillas and HomeAway.co.uk that puts France at the top of the popularity ladder when it comes to Brits looking to buy abroad.

A Place in the Sun

Top tips for ski rentals from HomeAway.co.uk
Tips from HomeAway.co.uk on how to market a ski rental.

Homes & Bargains

Win £500 toward a holiday rental stay!
In February, HomeAway.co.uk is offering Homes & Bargains readers the chance to win £500 towards a stay in a holiday rental.

CNBC

London Homeowners Cash In on Olympic Visitors
An estimated 500,000 extra visitors will travel to London for the Olympic Games this year, and with the majority of city's top hotels fully booked or charging extortionate rates for their very best rooms, renting a beautiful home in one of London's most desirable districts can prove to be the more economical option. According to HomeAway.co.uk, some of the most sought-after accommodations are situated close to the main Olympic site in Stratford, East London.

The Daily Telegraph

Good-value guide; finding value on the Greek islands
Greece needs its tourists more than ever this year and is doing its best to offer good value to visitors in 2012. Sophie Butler looks at ways of finding the best deals. She recommends HomeAway.co.uk as a good source for finding villa rentals in Greece.

The Times


A beautiful house in Lombardy listed on HomeAway.co.uk is included in an article on the best places to rent in the Mediterranean.

The Sunday Telegraph

Queries in brief
In response to a reader's query, HomeAway.co.uk is recommended as a good source for finding villas in Florida.

Owners Perspective

Top 10 Family Friendly Holiday Homes From HomeAway.co.uk
The article features the top ten most family friendly properties available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk.

Yahoo! Travel

Unusual places to stay
A Spanish cave house listed on HomeAway.co.uk is included in an article on unusual holiday rentals.

The Daily Telegraph


From rugged Scottish crofts to chic Kentish beach houses, the opportunities for coastal holiday rentals on our own shores are plentiful. Francesca Syz highlights two properties available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk and sister site OwnersDirect.co.uk.

The Sunday Times


Some homeowners are hoping to let out their homes for high sums during the Olympics. Zoe Dare Hall talks to Brenda Grant, who advertises her property on HomeAway.co.uk. Brenda has managed to get two Olympic bookings at £2,000 a week, twice her usual peak summer rate.

The Sunday Times


Second-homers increasingly want city pads, not country retreats. Zoe Dare Hall pits five classics against some trendy alternatives and includes figures on rental demand from HomeAway.co.uk.

OK!

An Eiffel of romance
Paris has all the passionate ingredients for a Valentine’s Day adventure, writes Rowena Carr-Allinson. For those on a lesser budget, she recommends booking a studio flat in Montmartre listed on HomeAway.co.uk.

Guardian.co.uk

Greece turmoil fails to deter UK holidaymakers
Riots in Athens and economic turmoil have failed to dent holiday bookings to Greece, holiday and research companies are reporting. According to HomeAway.co.uk booking enquiries were up 32% in January 2012 compared to the same month in 2011.

Travelbite.co.uk

Spain and Croatia top rental accommodation destinations
Spain and Croatia are proving popular amongst holidaymakers booking rental accommodation this year, according to the HomeAway.co.uk Q4 Marketplace Report. Figures released by the holiday home rentals website position Spain as the tenth best performing destination on their website.

The results from the report were also published on Property Community, Travel Daily News, Property Showrooms, A Place in the Sun, The Move Channel and Fly-2let

Tamworth Herald

Spanish rental market set for summer 'boost'
An increase in the demand for holiday accommodation in Spain last year has resulted in more and more Spanish home owners preparing to rent their properties out this summer, providing a welcome boost to the property market. According to a report from holiday home rentals website HomeAway.co.uk booking enquires for Spain in 2011 increased by 27 per cent in comparison with 2010.

Telegraph.co.uk

Britain's best seaside holiday rentals
A property advertised on HomeAway.co.uk is included in an article on the best seaside holiday rentals.

Guardian.co.uk

Diamond jubilee weekend: short breaks
The extra bank holiday in June means you can take a four-day trip over the Diamond Jubilee weekend. HomeAway.co.uk is recommended for its choice of cottages on the outskirts of Marseille.

Sunday Express

Escape to a home from home
Renting a property can be an affordable, relaxing alternative to staying in a hotel. There are thousands of Spanish properties available to rent through HomeAway.co.uk from beach villas that open on to the sand to peaceful retreats up in the hills.


January 2012

Sunday Times Travel Magazine


HomeAway.co.uk is voted second best villa company by readers of the Sunday Times Travel Magazine.

Living Abroad

Beach babes
A few properties listed on HomeAway.co.uk and sister site OwnersDirect.co.uk are included in an article on gorgeous rental properties on the island of Bahamas.

Top Sante

Something for the weekend
HomeAway.co.uk is mentioned in the article as one of three other ‘holiday rental websites we love’.

French Property News

French ski property market robust, says new survey
France continues to lead the ski market as the most popular destination for those buying Alpine properties. This is one of the findings of 'The Alpine Property Market Spotlight' from Savills and HomeAway.co.uk.

London Magazine

A sporting chance
The article looks at how Londoners can cash in on the 2012 Olympics by renting out their homes during the event and advertising them on websites such as HomeAway.co.uk.

A Place in the Sun

Where's best to invest
Zoe Dare Hall seeks out three of the hottest destinations to buy a holiday home in the emerging markets. She mentiones Brazil, Cape Verde and Thailand and includes figures on rental demand from HomeAway.co.uk.

A Place in the Sun

How to market your holiday rental
A very popular option of marketing a holiday rental property is to advertise on holiday rentals listings websites, such as HomeAway.co.uk. The website offers an international upgrade to its other European sister sites.

Fly-2let.co.uk

Even more tourists eye up Spain says holiday survey
Holiday home investors can be sure of a good customer base in Spain as a new survey by HomeAway.co.uk reveals more Brits than ever are naming the country as their top summer destination.

The Daily Telegraph

Good-value guide; finding value in France
Hopping across the Channel is perennially popular with Britons and, if you're savvy, there are still bargains to be had, says Fred Mawer. He recommends HomeAway.co.uk as the best starting point for direct bookings of properties in France.

Irishtimes.com

Island escape for students
In response to a reader's question about large houses available to rent, Joan Scales recommends a five-bedroom property with sea and mountain views listed on HomeAway.co.uk.

The Daily Telegraph

Good-value guide; finding value in Italy
In an article on how to save on accommodation in Italy, HomeAway.co.uk is recommended as "the best website for browsing and price-checking properties advertised by owners".

Evening Express (Aberdeen)

Getting away! Eat, drink and be merry in southern Italy
Following a trip to Puglia, Italy, Sarah O'Meara shares her experience of staying in a trullo, a traditional dry stone hut with conical roof. The property is available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk.

Mail Online

Unpacking, recuperating and settling in: Why it takes 21 hours and 31 minutes to start enjoying a holiday
According to a survey conducted by HomeAway.co.uk, it takes almost a day for holidaymakers to actually start enjoying their trip.The moment they finally relax is at 21 hours and 31 minutes after arriving at their destination.

The findings of the survey were also published on Daily Express, Thisismoney.co.uk and Female First.

The Daily Telegraph

Good-value guide; finding value in Spain
In an article on how to save money on holiday in Spain, HomeAway.co.uk is recommended as another good website to go to for self-catering accommodation.

The People

Hols stress lasts 21hrs
A study of 2,000 holidaymakers by HomeAway.co.uk found that on average people don’t unwind until day two of a sunshine getaway.

Guardian.co.uk

Top 10 cottages for two for Valentine's Day
The website has selected ten of the most romantic cottages for two, including a cute boathouse with French doors opening straight on to decking overlooking the beach at Monk's Bay (Property 12613 on HomeAway.co.uk).

The Daily Telegraph

Good value guide; how to make savings in Portugal
The article looks at how holidaymakers can save money in Portugal. HomeAway is recommended as a good website to rent a villa independently.

The Independent

Affordable Caribbean
Fred Mawer offers a guide to the best Caribbean bargains, with budget holidays for all seasons. HomeAway.co.uk is mentioned as a good source to find affordable apartments.