Stayz is the number one holiday rental website in Australia. With over 38,000 properties in 1,700 locations, Stayz allows guests to search and compare a huge variety of amazing holiday homes from across the country. From beachside shacks to country mansions, guests will find a unique accommodation option for every taste and budget. The website is owned and operated by HomeAway Inc, the global leader in online holiday rentals.

Our History

Stayz began in 2001 as a way for property owners to advertise their holiday homes online. By 2002 the venture had developed into national site, www.ozstays.com. Since 2002, the site has grown to become the number one holiday rental site in Australia with over 38,000 properties in 1,700 locations across the country.

Stayz is an advertising website which allows property owners to list and promote holiday accommodation, and receive and manage enquiries in relation to their property. All property information is submitted by third parties and is displayed in good faith. (Please see Stayz Terms & Conditions). While Stayz takes every precaution to ensure the integrity of the site, we are not responsible for managing properties or ensuring the accuracy of their information.

In 2013 Stayz was purchased by HomeAway, Inc. Based in Austin, Texas, HomeAway is the worldwide leader in online holiday rentals, representing about 775,000 paid holiday rental home listings throughout 171 countries. HomeAway offers an extensive selection of holiday homes that provide travellers with memorable experiences and benefits, including more room to relax and added privacy, for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. The company also makes it easy for holiday rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties and manage bookings online.

What people are saying about Stayz

Stayz means HOLIDAY! Keeps me sane in a hectic world!
K. Answerth, VIC
Great holidays at great prices!
P. Lead, NSW
One website with access to excellent accommodation nationally.
N. Stewart, NSW
Opportunity for affordable holiday
S. Hutton, NSW
Great value getaways in well-maintained, well-located private accommodation
A. Hunstead, NSW
Stayz - A holiday thats worth the stay!
S. Desprez, NSW
Relaxing easy search for beautiful accommodation anywhere in Australia
M. Damjanovich-Napoleon, VIC
Stayz has provided many wonderful girls weekends away!
S. Thompson, NSW
Superior Travel Advice for Young and old who Zealously travel
F. McBean, NT
Wining & dining, fun & relaxation all in one!
A. Oliver, NSW

Awards and Recognition

Amber Award Voted by 'the people' and with a strong focus on customer and user experience, the AMBER awards recognise excellence in eservices. In the 2009 inaugural awards, Stayz won the Online Travel category.
Web Award In September 2009, Stayz was awarded a Standard of Excellence for Hotel & Lodging and Travel in the Web Awards. Founded by the Web Marketing Association, these international awards are contested in 96 industries and across 47 countries.
Travel Tech Award Stayz was awarded a 2009 Top Ten Website. Judged by an independent panel of experts, finalists were chosen from entries across travel, leisure, retail and media categories.
Hitwise Award Stayz received a Hitwise Top 10 Award for the quarter July - December 2009 and was ranked No. 3 based on market share of visits among all Australian websites in the Hitwise Travel - Destinations and Accommodation category.