It’s that time of the year again. When we prepare ourselves to say goodbye to 2016 and ready ourselves for the New Year 2017. As you plan your year-end getaways, do ensure that you choose one of these fantastic HomeAways, in proximity to where the party is, and there’s plenty to choose from for the solitude seekers among us too!
1. Fully Furnished Studio Apartment in Siolim, Goa:
Goa – the destination where most of India certainly, and many from across the world too – head to for New Year’s comes alive from its soporific siesta during this time of the year. This snug studio apartment in Siolim is close to the relatively unspoilt beaches of Morjim, Vagator, Anjuna and Ashwem. There’s 24/7 security in this gated community, too.
Average price per night: SGD 28
2. Central Cozy Holiday Home Near Orchard Road, Singapore:
When in Singapore, one of the best places to stay is Orchard Road. With Clarke Quay, Ion Orchard, China Town and a host of shopping/entertainment centres and top restaurants nearby, this holiday home – accommodating up to 14 people and boasting of all the necessary amenities – offers the perfect location for your New Year trip.
Average price per night: SGD 255
3. Fabulous Sea-view Holiday Home, Hong Kong:
If you find yourself in Hong Kong close to New Year’s, it doesn’t get better than this gorgeous sea-facing home, which is a stone’s throw from the two famous beaches on Clearwater Bay. Housing 2 floors and 4 bedrooms, it also has a playroom, spacious terrace and garden with BBQ equipment and a rooftop. What’s more, there’s also on-call help to welcome you on arrival and assist with anything you might need.
Average price per night: SGD 1,118
4. Designer retreat, Shanghai:
For those with love and appreciation of all things art and design, this designer flat in Shanghai is the perfect way to tastefully bring in the New Year. Overlooking the French Concession, which remains a tourist favourite, it is also within short walking distance from the best wine lounges and bakery in town – so you’re likely to find yourself in good spirits – rather literally.
Average price per night: SGD 224
5. Two Bedroom Boutique Suite, Kuala Lumpur:
If you’re in KL, Malaysia and are the typical touristy sort, you’re going to want to visit the much-famed Petronas Twin Towers. Why not then stay at this cozy and family-friendly boutique suite, conveniently located at a 5-minute distance by foot from the towers. The owners even promise hotel-like facilities in the compound, such as an infinity swimming pool, a spacious gymnasium and secured parking.
Average price per night: SGD 73
6. Ximenting Happyhome, Taipei:
This small yet sufficiently spacious home in Taipei, Taiwan that accommodates upto 4 people boasts of great reviews by guests – who particularly seem to be in praise of the owners, the cleanliness, and the strategic location. It’s got all the facilities one would expect from a well-priced holiday home, and to sweeten the deal further, it’s usually at a discounted price.
Average price per night: SGD 80
7. Tranquil Flat in Central Harajuku, Tokyo:
Eschewing flashiness and embracing classy minimalism, this beautifully designed holiday home is – as its description goes – modern, quiet, comfortable and furnished with everything you need. It also has an exterior garden that serves as the perfect relaxation spot when armed with a book if you’re by yourself or over hot cups of oriental tea with friends/family!
Average price per night: SGD 113
8. Luxury Villa in Seminyak, Bali:
Indonesia, and Bali in particular, has great holiday homes to choose from, and this luxurious 2-bedroom spacious villa ranks among the finest. Both bedrooms have large, king-size beds with in-suite bathrooms. This villa is located in a guarded complex and is just a 3-minute walk from the bustling Seminyak street, 7-10 minute walk from the Double Six Beach, and a 5-minute walk from the Bintang Supermarket.
Average per night: SGD 142
9. Romantic Villa Candareen, Phuket:
With a bedroom that’s 1310 sqft, space will be the least of your concerns at this gorgeous villa in Phuket, Thailand. Perfect for a romantic getaway, this holiday home is equipped with everything you can possibly ask for, and is also located super close to the best beaches in town. Don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at the glowing 5 star reviews.
Average price per night: SGD 109
10. Scandustrial Design Condo Unit in Makati, Metro Manila:
The description by the owner itself best illustrates this interestingly designed condo unit in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines. “This unique, cozy condo unit offers a split personality. The clean white brick walls and natural wood accents whisper Scandinavian during daytime. But as the sun goes down, it transitions into an Industrial cozy nook. Clean and airy in the morning, rustic and vintage in the evening. If you are traveling alone, traveling with your partner, or on a business trip, this condo definitely has your name written all over it. It is accessible to restaurants, banks, convenience stores and more.”
Average price per night: SGD 54
11. Luxurious Apartment in Sukhumvit, Bangkok:
When it comes to a thriving nightlife, few Asian destinations match the Thai city of Bangkok, which lights up all over on New Year’s Eve. This stunningly spacious holiday home on Sukhumvit 39 that houses 7 people is strategically located close to major shopping and nightlife centres.
Average price per night: SGD 226
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