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The Best Staycation Rentals For Your Next Isolated Getaway “Down Under”

July 29, 2020 |

In light of COVID-19, the Australian government recently chose to underwrite domestic air travel, extending aid for hospitality companies affected by the pandemic. With this in mind, many Australian tourists are altering their vacation plans, choosing to travel locally rather than flying abroad.

The rise of staycations – vacations close to home that are within driving distance –  has provided ample opportunity for travelers “down under” looking to get away from condensed cities and busy work lives. Not only are guests looking for a nearby getaway, but travelers are also now choosing short-term rentals over traditional hotels, as they can offer secluded, contact-free and safe stays.

For anyone looking for a local and isolated getaway this summer, we have compiled a list of the top staycation rentals, run by property management companies using Guesty across Australia.

Perfect Your Work-From-Home Environment 

Since COVID-19 has transformed the idea of a traditional workplace, and with the growing popularity of telecommuting, individuals are seeking out isolated stays to switch up their work-from-home environments. In fact, in Australia,  1 in 5 people said that they now choose to work in three or more locations each week. With this increased work flexibility, digital nomads – the millennial, connected traveler – are searching for properties that offer high-speed WiFi and comfortable workspaces for a short period of time or extended stay. 

Peninsula Escapes, a property management company with listings along the Victoria Coast, prides itself on making guests’ travel experiences as simplistic, informative and enjoyable as possible. Their properties’ high-speed WiFi connection and stringent cleaning services make them the perfect work-from-home environments, offering cleanliness, safety, accessibility, and comfort. Additionally, many of Peninsula Escapes’ rentals are both family and pet-friendly, meaning that guests can staycation with all their loved ones. 

Peninsula Escapes, Rye, Victoria

Take Advantage of the Attractions in Your Own Backyard

While international travel remains off-the-table, Australians can still conveniently visit world-renowned destinations in their own background. Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19, the Great Barrier Reef offers domestic tourists a variety of outdoor, socially-distanced activities, including snorkeling, scuba diving, and boating.

Freeman’s Residential is one of the Cairns region’s largest property management companies offering a variety of rentals within close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef. The company provides some of the region’s best hospitality care and service, including enhanced safety measures such as contactless check-in and check-out to limit guest exposure with other travelers and staff upon arrival. Many of their properties also come equipped with a private kitchen and washing machine, to avoid the potential risks of dining-out or doing laundry in public spaces.

For guests looking for an extended staycation, Freeman’s Residential supports flexible inventory, with properties available for rent in the short, mid and long-term. 

Freeman’s Residential, Cairns, Queensland

Beachy Staycations in the South Coast

As international travel restrictions have caused Australian residents to forgo their tropical winter holidays abroad, many are turning to the country’s local beaches to enjoy those unused vacation days.

Harcourts South Coast offers beach getaways for Australians looking to trade in the hustle and bustle of the city for fresh ocean air. Harcourts has over 200 listings along the South Coast, meaning whether travelers are looking for a romantic getaway, the perfect work-from-home environment, or a family staycation with plenty of outdoor space, the company has something to offer everyone.

Harcourts South Coast, Victor Harbor, South Australia

Adapting to the Staycation Trend

While international travel is currently unpredictable, local staycation destinations provide alternate options for anyone looking to travel “down under.” Hosts worldwide, these property management companies included, are making the necessary changes to ensure guest safety and comfort during their stay. From implementing additional health and cleaning standards and incorporating flexible business models, to providing high-speed WiFi and pet-friendly amenities, these secluded rentals will exceed your winter staycation expectations.

For more strategies on navigating short-term rental property management amid COVID-19, visit our Coronavirus Infocenter.

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