From Kent to Kauai, find the perfect Xmas holiday home on HomeAway

Head to Kent and catch up with Santa, or enjoy a more exotic Crimbo in Hawaii

With Christmas fast approaching, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals has discovered Santa’s hideaway between 16th and 24th December: Leeds Castle in Kent. Parents and children alike can meet Santa and enjoy traditional Christmas festivities at the beautiful 900-year-old castle. And after a day out of fun and fairytales, they can retreat back to their own delightful cottage and unwind by the fire. For those wanting to step back in time and celebrate the festive season at Leeds Castle, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals has over 20 properties in Kent that are still available to rent for Christmas.

However, if our frosty winter and traditional British pursuits don’t appeal, then why not head for some winter sun and celebrate Christmas along with the locals on the island of Kauai in Hawaii? On 19th December, Waimea town on the island hosts an annual celebration featuring a day full of arts, crafts, music and numerous seasonal activities, finished off with a magical festive parade.  So book your flight now and choose from over 300 holiday houses on the island of Kauai available to rent on

Take your pick from one of the properties below, or visit the website where there are still over 100,000 holiday homes around the world available to rent for Christmas, ranging from country cottages and castles to luxury villas and apartments in the sun.

NB: Prices quoted are per property per week for Christmas and all still had good availability at time of going to press.


Family holiday cottage ideal for a country retreat
2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 5 - Delightful single storey cottage, attached to a converted coach house, with a large garden which backs on to farmland and orchards in the outskirts of a Wealden village. Having recently been completely renovated, this is an ideal holiday cottage for a family looking for a country retreat, to explore the local countryside.
£510 per week

Kent holiday house in a quiet area, near the sea
3 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 5 - A former home of the mayor of Herne Bay this house is in a quiet location yet just a short walk from the beach, park and town centre. The comfortable, centrally heated accommodation is suitable for rental all year round. With a large well equipped kitchen, a separate dining room and a comfortable lounge you will have all the space you need.
£695 per week

Historic 1890s lodge near English heritage attractions
3 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 5 - This dainty 1890s Lodge is situated in private grounds (with off road parking) outside the traditional historic English villages of Westerham & Brasted, home to Sir Winston Churchill and King Henry VIII. Completely renovated to a very high specification the property boasts period features including high ceilings and moulded cornices giving the dwelling a very modern yet homely feel.
£1,050 per week


Romantic holiday cottage in Kapaa
1 BEDROOM, SLEEPS 4 - The cottage is a charming hideaway for the budget-conscious traveller. Inside you will find a small living room including full-sized futon couch. Inner doors lead to a small bedroom with queen-size bed, breakfast area, a family room, a sunroom and a bathroom with shower.
£299 per week

Spacious house in Poipu, just a short drive from Waimea
3 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 10 - This spacious, comfortable and beautiful home, located in an upscale neighbourhood on a cul-de-sac just outside the Grand Hyatt's luscious grounds, is the perfect place to relax on your Hawaiian vacation. Just a few minutes stroll to the ocean and the tropical lagoons on the Hyatt property. With a master bedroom upstairs and two additional bedrooms downstairs, there is plenty of room for families and kids to have their own space!
£1,362 per week