From a chic, art-filled apartment a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower, to a luxurious villa on the edge of Lake Como in Italy, TripAdvisor has released a list of the top vacation rental homes on its site for travellers of all budgets.

The inaugural Travelers’ Choice Awards for Rentals recognises 30 of the top vacation homes, based on traveller reviews and opinions.

Properties are divided into three categories high-end, mid-range and affordable.

Paris-bound travellers may be interested in the top-rated vacation rental in TripAdvisor’s mid-range category, which is located within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower and clocks in at US$177 (RM760) a night.

The Paris apartment isn’t for minimalists though, as the colour palette is a kaleidoscope of apple greens, hot pink and mauves. Walls are lined with complementary abstract art.

In the high-end category, a luxurious Italian villa that sleeps eight snagged the top spot, for features that include lakefront views and wrap-around terrace.

And the top-rated affordable vacation rental can be found in Manchester. The contemporary, sleek condo sleeps six people for US$130 (RM558) a night.

The list of 30 properties includes rentals in cities like Asheville, North Carolina, Niagara Falls, Canada, Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Yosemite National Park (California), Rome (Italy), Edinburgh (Scotland) and Bali. – AFP Relaxnews