Thinking of a last-minute getaway? Here is some help with vacation rental ideas for all your accommodation needs in various countries around Asia. Read on for a quick fix for those spontaneous vacation plans this summer!
1. Beautiful villa ideal for a couple or a small family in Langkawi, Malaysia
Time for a quick break in beautiful Langkawi. Book yourself into this traditional restored villa, which is a 100 years old. The authentic Malay villa is located in a secluded area within hills, valleys, and fields near the historical site of Makam Mahsuri. It is also only 15 minutes away from Chenang Beach, Tanjunj Rhu, and Kuah Town. The villa is perfect for a couple looking for seclusion and can also accommodate a small family of up to 4 people. It is part of a 5-villa set, which makes it ideal for a larger group travelling together as well.
Average price per night: SGD 114
2. Private chalet facing the South China Sea in Sabah, Malaysia
Few things beat a sea facing chalet perched on the top of a cliff surrounded by tropical plants. Book yourself into exactly such a beach retreat called Barefoot Luxury in Kudat, Sabah. Laze your vacation away on the beach, on the deck, or swinging in the hammock. Order in from the local eateries nearby, or fire up a barbeque for the evening. When you feel like some action, there is mountain hiking, mangrove touring, and jungle trekking to do.
Average price per night: SGD 186
3. Set of two-bedroom beachfront villas in Koh Samui, Thailand
Thailand beach getaway on your mind? Head to Koh Samui – as a couple, with family or friends – and make this lovely vacation rental property your home for a bit. Set on the beach with tropical plants surrounding it, this set of 3 villas can be rented individually or together. Traditional in look with its high wooden ceilings, it is furnished with all modern amenities for your comfort. Located conveniently near major towns, the villas are only about 15 minutes from Lamai and 30 minutes by car from Chaweng. While enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the place, there are also a lot of activities close by to keep you busy – horse trekking, temple and waterfall tours, butterfly and snake farm tours, and elephant tours to name a few.
Average price per night: SGD 172
4. Centrally located apartment in Bangkok, Thailand
Looking for a place to tuck into during your Bangkok shopcation? This 2-bedroom HomeAway on Soi 21 near Sukhumvit is as central as it gets. Fully furnished with modern fittings, the comfortable and airy place looks after all your comforts – the hosts can arrange everything from a car and driver, restaurant recommendations, tour services, ticketing, dry cleaning – and whatever makes your trip easier. After your long day of shopping or work, sit back and relax at the sauna and steam or the swimming pool in the complex. You could also work up a sweat at the fully fitted gymnasium.
Average price per night: SGD 126
5. Centrally located apartment in Shinjuku, Japan
Find yourself planning a trip to Tokyo? Check this apartment out with its fabulous location right next to Washington Hotel. Also close to Shinjuku station amongst multiple transportation options, it makes for a perfect place to start your exploration of Tokyo. This one-bedroom apartment can accommodate up to 5 people travelling together or a small family. Furnished with modern amenities, it is neat and clean; and spacious according to Tokyo standards.
Average price per night: SGD 155
6. Penthouse with roof deck in Western Visayas, Philippines
If Boracay is on your travel bucket list, we’ve found the perfect accommodation for you. You might find yourself spending less time inside this spacious, neat and modern 2-bedroom HomeAway, and more on the roof deck. The roof deck has its own, rather fancy kitchen with a barbeque, refrigerator and oven; there is a dining table for all your al-fresco dining plans and even a couple of luxury sunbeds to laze the day away on. There is life beyond this dream house – Bulabog Beach with its views and local restaurants makes for ideal stepping out time.
Average price per night: SGD 272
7. Luxurious villa with pool in Bali, Indonesia
Splash the cash at this beautiful top of the line villa in Berawa near Canggu. You will find yourself placed 25 minutes from the international airport in Bali and just 5 minutes from Berawa beach, while Seminyak and all its action is only 10 minutes away. The 4-bedroom villa is perfect for two families or four couples travelling together. There is a pool surrounded by a wooden deck and a tropical garden. A car, a driver, and a baby sitter can be arranged to make your stay more comfortable.
Average price per night: SGD 395
8. Traditional hanok in Seoul, Korea
Explore Seoul from this 3-bedroom traditional hanok that can accommodate up to 5 guests. Located in northern Seoul, right next to Gyeongbokgung Palace, it is ideally situated for tourists. The quiet and comfortable traditional house is newly decorated and beautifully done up. The neighbourhood is ideal for exploring the streets on foot.
Average price per night: SGD 23
9. Annex in Hongdae, Seoul, Korea
This 2-bedroom HomeAway, which can accommodate up to 5 people, makes it a perfect stay for a group of young people travelling together. If shopping is on your mind, this is the place to bunk at. You could also choose to stay here if you are looking at exploring Seoul from its urban arts, entertainment, music and culture angle. The annex is located near Hongik University, an area full of young artists.
Average price per night: SGD 169
10. Tropical garden villa in Ubud, Indonesia
Give yourself a luxurious Balinese break at this 2-bedroom tropical garden villa in Ubud. It is located conveniently about one kilometre from the city centre, and is perfect for two couples, friends travelling together, or a small family. There is a swimming pool on the premises in the beautiful tropical garden setting. The host provides for housekeeping staff and security for your comfort.
Average price per night: SGD 212
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