Sometimes the hardest part about planning an event or party is choosing where to have it. Not everyone is blessed with a big backyard that’s large enough to host the masses – luckily, you can borrow someone else’s for that.

So, to ensure your next party is a complete success, we’ve found eight beautiful holiday homes around Australia that are not only available to stay in, but also have the space to throw an unforgettable bash.

From dinner parties overlooking vineyards to historic estates doubling up as dream wedding venues — get ready to fall in love with our pick of swoon-worthy party venues, guaranteed to kick off your celebrations in style. 

Sitting pretty at the highest point of a secluded hilltop, with 360-degree uninterrupted views stretching out across the picturesque region of Byron Bay, is Byron View Farm. Here, the charming original white cottage takes centre stage, and though there’s only room inside to sleep two, the spacious wrap-around verandah can sit up to 80 guests, making it an ideal spot to host a scenic cocktail or dinner party.

Weddings are also a drawcard on this large property – they can cater for intimate gatherings and large-scale affairs of up to 120 guests – as well as hen’s parties. The ‘HENS Byron Bay’ package includes a bespoke lunch and choice of activities – think flower crown workshops, outdoor life drawing classes, spa therapies on the verandah, and many more.

Visit their website here

8. Mount Ophir Estate — Rutherglen, VIC

Mount Ophir Estate is a historic country residence, located in Rutherglen – a small town in north-eastern Victoria. This stylishly restored, 140-acre property not only offers three different accommodation offerings – The Tower (sleeps 2), The Gatehouse (sleeps 8), and The Residence (sleeps 10) – but it also welcomes private events and weddings too.

The main winery building houses six main halls on two levels, which can accommodate from 60 to 450 people, and there’s also the ‘Celebration Lake’ – an enchanting alfresco area, should you wish to hold your celebration outside. You can also enlist the help of the venue’s onsite caterers, beverage suppliers, event planners, stylists, florists (and more), to bring your vision to life. Who said parties had to be hard work?

Visit their website here

We’re delighted to have 5 sets of tickets to give away to the Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show, taking place at the SEC, Glasgow 7th-10the February 2019. Read on to find out how to enter!

How To Enter

There are 3 different ways you can enter…

  1. Or, you can simply leave a comment below!

We’re giving away 2 sets of tickets on Facebook, 2 sets of tickets on Twitter and 1 set of tickets here on the blog.

Competition Terms & Conditions

  • Prize is one pair of tickets per winner to the Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show (travel not included)
  • Prize is only valid for one day and can be redeemed on either Thursday 7th, Friday 8th, Saturday 9th or Sunday 10th February 2019, tickets to be collected on arrival
  • The prize has no cash alternative, is non-refundable and non-exchangeable
  • The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show reserves the right to refuse entry without explanation
  • Camping with Style reserve the right to withdraw or ammend this competition at any time
  • Competition ends on Thursday 31st January, 6pm GMT
  • Winners will be announce after the closing date on Facebook, Twitter and here on the blog

About The Show

With over 200 of the UK’s leading caravan, motorhome and holiday home suppliers at the show, whether you are looking for a family home from home to start holiday traditions or hoping to discover the hidden gems of Scotland while on wheels, the Scottish Caravan, Motorhome and Holiday Home Show has everything you need to plan your next getaway, from the latest caravans, to cool campervans and state of the art motorhomes, all under one roof.

The options are endless for where your next purchase may take you with the country’s leading manufacturers and dealers on-hand to guide you with fantastic show only offers and discounts!

As well as the best selection of models, visitors will get access to the best advice with lots of holiday parks on site, as well as the major clubs and associations on hand to provide information on holidaying across the country. Popping up within the show will be a range of outdoor tents and camping accessories for pitching-up at your next destination. The Accessory Superstore is the perfect destination for those looking for the must have accessories and awnings and there will be marine products on show including jet skis and dinghy’s.

For visitors who haven’t tried touring before, there will be everything you need to know and including information on Motorhome hire from show sponsors, BC Motorhomes, as well as free tuition for towing caravans and manoeuvring motorhomes with 20-minute taster sessions* – perfect for first-time tourers.

Find out more about the Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show.

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If you are interested in enjoying a vacation in Florida, you will be considered a sensible tourist. It is an amazing destination with gorgeous bays, beaches and estuaries. Its landscape is flat with many wetlands and lakes. Some of its attractions—Busch Gardens, Universal Studios, Disney World and SeaWorld—are world famous. Florida is famous for its balmy weather all over the world. Its climatic condition varies from humid subtropical in the north to tropical in the south. Finding vacation homes in Florida on rent is quite easy and does not involve and hassles.

Florida is one of the biggest states in the U.S. The different regions that it encompasses include North Florida, South Florida, Central Florida and Florida Panhandle. The attractions that have made this state world-famous include Walt Disney World, Kennedy Space Center, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida Keys and Everglades National Park. Holiday homes in Florida are available for all budgets and you can rent any of them per choice by consulting Cape Coral Vacation Rentals, a reliable rental home service provider. They are fully furnished and provide all the modern amenities to tourists. In addition to accommodation, they can be rented for various events, such meetings, parleys, conferences, etc.

Cape Coral is a well-known city in Florida. With regard to vacation, it is on the tip of most tourists’ tongues. It has everything to offer to tourists from beaches, attractions, leisure activities to local services. It is a vibrant destination with eye-catchy natural treasures. Cape Coral vacation villa rentals are highly spacious with all facilities— a living room, a bathroom, a bedroom, a kitchen, a dining room, a utility room. In addition, various sources of communications are provided to tourists, such as Wi-Fi, Internet, etc. For your recreation, you can indulge yourself in boating, fishing, nightlife activities, shopping, romance, and tours. All in all, you can live your life the way you want. You are not bound by any restrictions whatsoever.

Please Call or text Jamie on 07864088488 for more information Beautiful Tattershall Lakes Country Park located in the heart of rural Lincolnshire is the perfect place to have your holiday home situated with quaint villages such as woodhall spa nearby, country woodland walks, lake views and the coastal town of Skegness only being a 30 minute drive from park with blue flag beaches. If you purchase a Holiday home with us between the now and the 4th of april 2018 you can take your pick from one of these great offers. * 0% fincance upto a maximum of £25000 over 48 months. * 20% off any decking * 1 years free insurance & 5 free gas bottles * £1000 worth of high street vouchers Our Facilities include: * Indoor Heated swimming pool * Sauna, steam room, gym and treatment room. * Fishing Lakes x 5 * Water ski lake (60 acre) * Jet ski lake (45 acre) * Inflatable aqua park and Cable ski lake * Private beach * Multi sports court * Adventure playground * Outdoor cinema * Bars & restaurants with lake views * Archery * Kids clubs with live entertainment * Live music and much more…….. Whats included in the price of your holiday home * Pitch fees for 2018 * Choice of pitch * Siting and connections * Gas/electric tests * Fire extinguisher, Co2 alarm and smoke alarm. * Steps and handrails * TV Ariel * 1 years warranty * 8 Facility passes This winter we are investing a further £5.8m into our facilities, the new facilities that we are building are: * 200 new pitches including lakeside development. * High ropes course * Outdoor bar * Pizza and pastas restaurant up in the propeller bar. Since 2015 we have invested a total £15.3m into our facilities. Excellent rental opportunities available to help off set your holiday homes running costs, 12 month rental capabilities. Yes we are a 12 month park. Don’t delay come and view today! Call or text Jamie on 07864088488 for more information *0% finance of up to a maximum of £25,000 over a maximum of 48 months. Only available on holiday homes purchased between 5th January – 4th April 2018. *Finance subject to status written details available on request. Away Resorts Ltd is a licensed credit broker authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. **Decking supplied by Away Resorts recommended supplier, subject to pitch alteration form being signed o? . ^1 Years FREE Insurance with Leisuredays, gas bottle credit added to your account once you complete on your holiday home purchase. £1000 high street vouchers paid on completion.

£29,137 – Contact seller

The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show 2016

The Caravan Sitefinder team had great fun checking out what was on offer when we recently attended The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show in Glasgow. During our time at the event we met many of our existing clients and also spoke to a lot of new ones.

There were two hundred exhibitors and a whole host of industry experts over the four day event. Stands at the show ranged from camping equipment/tools to different rental companies. The show is the perfect place for visitors to experience all of the fantastic holidaying in Scotland can offer as many people are choosing to holiday at home instead of travelling abroad.

The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show was held in the SECC Glasgow and ran from Thursday 4th February to Sunday 7th February attracting many different kinds of visitors. The event showcased some of the latest models of Caravan & Motorhome. There was a separate family camping area where visitors could explore new tent collections from brands such as Vango, Kampa and Outwell as well as high quality camping accessories. There was a number of clubs and associations and holidays across of the UK.

Turnout and Venue

Day one of the show had a very strong turnout in visitors as well as exhibitors which lead to a great amount of exposure for all parks and manufacturers. The venue was placed throughout five halls inside the SECC, Glasgow each encompassing a different domain of the camping and caravanning industry.

If you’re just getting in to motorhoming but don’t have a vehicle yet, Motorhome Hire Scotland is a great place to get you started. They were in attendance of the show and we stopped by their stand to have a chat.

Whilst in the SECC we managed to get access into one of the top balconies. Here are some more pictures from the event:

Tourism in Dubai, which is one of seven emirates comprising the United Arab Emirates, grew by 8 percent from 2012 to 2016. In 2016, the emirate celebrated 14.9 million overnight visitors, a 5 percent increase from the previous year. Economists say the industry is expected to grow to 20 million overnight stays by 2020.

Vacation Bay Holiday Homes has listings throughout Dubai, including 15 in downtown Dubai, the city’s busiest tourism hub. The company’s mission is to help families and friends find the perfect vacation rental to create an experience that can be treasured forever.

There, crowds gather to watch light shows and musical performances near the towering Burj Khalifa skyscraper. Casual eateries and fashion stores in the sprawling Dubai Mall await travelers from around the world. Nearby is Jumeirah Palm Island, a tree-shaped retreat known for glitzy hotels, posh apartment towers and upmarket global restaurants and the affluent Dubai Marina. Many of Vacation Bay Holiday Homes’ short-stay offerings are focused on these areas and the overnight experience has to be right.

Image via Vacation Bay Holiday Homes 

Fabna Sabeeh, co-founder and manager of data control at Vacation Bay Holiday Homes in Dubai, knows first hand the challenges of making sure everything runs smoothly for guests during periods of rapid growth.

A clear, complete view of operations

Kigo Operations Manager makes sure all of her bases are covered. Over time, the platform learns, adapts and automatically assigns turn and operations tasks, a boon for managing the fast pace of vacation rentals.

No worrying about neglected morning spreadsheets or unsecured unit information. By synchronizing all the property management staff’s calendars on every platform from Outlook to iCal, everybody is on the same page so the flow of incoming and outgoing guests isn’t disrupted.

With Kigo’s multi-unit support system, Sabeeh’s managers have updated information across every site so they never miss another welcome event or housekeeping need at the 100-plus properties the company manages as part of Vacation Bay Holiday Homes in Dubai. Combined with a mobile maintenance app, it’s a powerful one-two combination for managing the influx of tourism the emirate is experiencing.

Image via Vacation Bay Holiday Homes 

Staying synchronized and in touch with housekeeping, maintenance

Uniformity and consistency in maintaining vacation homes is key, and inconsistent housekeeping standards can be detrimental to the reputation of a vacation rental home. First-rate housekeeping must be maintained and staff held accountable with a streamlined inspections process. Kigo Marketplace provides checklists, monitoring, service requests and other capabilities that help maintenance and housekeeping staffs consistently deliver a clean, memorable destination.

Vacation Bay Holiday Homes relies on Kigo to keep maintenance and housekeeping personnel stay in step.

“The operations management platform was one reason for using Kigo,” said Sabeeh, who visited KigoWorld in April to learn more about the product. “Our housekeeping team is able to view the schedules on time and with the mobile app, the maintenance team can also be reached on time. It’s really helping a lot.”

Staying a step ahead of Dubai’s tourism growth

Kigo Operations Manager allows property managers to focus on generating more bookings by organizing the operations side of the business. Organized workflows lead to increased productivity which helps grow business.

Sabeeh has been pleased since transitioning to the software four years ago and is depending on it so Vacation Bay Holiday Homes can stay a step ahead of the Dubai’s tourism industry, which is about 5 percent of the emirate’s total economy.

“We hope it will definitely grow our business to the next level.”