Stayz Announces Best Holiday Home in Australia for 2019

Sydney, Australia. 17 October 2019: Stayz, Australia’s original holiday rental website, has today revealed the winners of its 2019 Holiday Home of the Year Awards, with a luxury shipping container in Victoria’s Hepburn Springs taking out the top spot as this year’s recipient of the coveted People’s Choice award.

The architecturally stunning People’s Choice winner, Paris Villa, unsurprisingly also took first place in the Unique category of the awards. The winners across the remaining three categories were:

Design: AERIE private wilderness retreat in Tinderbox, Tasmania

Pet Friendly: Sunningdale House in Victor Harbour, South Australia and

Family Friendly: Fingal House in Rye, Victoria The breathtaking Paris Villa, which is named after one of the world’s most romantic cities, boasts a sheer glass floor with waterfall and rockpool views. Other standout features include a Tasmanian blackwoood bath, an original mural by renowned street artist Matt Adnate, and a Tesla destination charger. This is the second time the owner of the Paris villa has taken out the People’s Choice award, having won the same title for another of his Stayz properties, Clifftop at Hepburn, in 2017.

The annual Holiday Home of the Year Awards recognise Australia’s best holiday homes across various categories and this year’s gold, silver and bronze winners were selected from a list of finalists by interiors royalty and General Manager of Foxtel’s Lifestyle group of channels, Wendy Moore and the young winner of Stayz’ junior judge competition, Ruby Parker. The People’s Choice is the best of the best as voted by the Australian public.

Out of the five Australian states home to the gold, silver and bronze properties, Victoria really shone with five homes in the mix, even taking out all three medals in the Family Friendly category. New South Wales closely followed with four properties recognised, followed by one each for Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania.

Simone Scoppa, Head of PR for Stayz said: “The standard was unbelievably high this year and the variety of properties featured across the categories really highlights just how many incredible holiday homes are available on Stayz. With the summer holidays just around the corner, these properties serve as the perfect source of inspiration for families starting to book their accommodation for a memorable getaway."

Judge, Wendy Moore, said of the judging process: “Reviewing these spectacular homes was certainly not a tough day in the office! The winning properties showcase breathtaking interiors, unbelievable locations and many features that facilitate friends and families getting together and creating lifelong memories - which is exactly what I was looking for. My own holiday wish list has certainly grown throughout the judging process!"

To check out all the finalists visit

Stayz Tripboards of our Holiday Home Award winners can be found here. TripBoards enables you to find your ultimate holiday home by letting you save, organise and compare all the places you love on the Stayz website. You can even work with friends and family to vote on the home you want to stay in on your next holiday. STAYZ HOLIDAY HOME AWARDS WINNERS FOR 2019

Click here to view the gold, silver and bronze winning properties across all four categories - Pet Friendly, Unique, Family Friendly and Design. High-res property imagery can be found here.

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