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Looking for Holiday Lettings? Choose Stay YNA!

Holiday letting is the act of renting a property to a person (or people) to stay in during their holiday. Holiday lettings can be used for both domestic and international stays, but have become particularly popular in European countries. These typically come fully furnished with self-catering areas, and allow those renting to experience life a little more like a local. They are suitable for short stays and sometimes longer ones too, and are often recognised for the flexibility and space they provide, in comparison to other accommodation options. As a popular alternative to a hotel, and much more exclusive than a hostel, you’re likely to find that there are numerous holiday lettings in and around your next holiday destination.

How do holiday lettings work?

Companies that offer holiday lettings often showcase properties online like Stay YNA Privately renting through a holiday letting company is a common practice, and can ensure you get the best experience when choosing your accommodation.

Holiday lettings generally work by an individual discovering a letting in the area of their next holiday. This may be done by browsing the website of a holiday lettings agency, to see what they have to offer. After determining whether the property is available for their desired dates (usually the whole duration of their holiday), suitable for their needs (and others who may be staying with them), and meets their preferences and budget, they will then decide whether to book. Depending on the company, this can either be done by phone or online.

The availability of a holiday letting will depend on when you want to stay and how long you want to stay for. The cost of holiday lettings will depend on the location of the property and its specifications.

Why use holiday lettings?

The number of people using holiday lettings has grown over the past few years. Some people choose to use them as they find it more cost-effective and better value for money. Others prefer the privacy and personal space that these lettings have. The added benefit of having a self-catering area means that you can eat and explore the local restaurants and cafes to your heart’s content. Alternatively, you can make the meal that you’ve been craving all day when you back in from a long day of local adventuring.

What does a holiday lettings company do?

Every holiday lettings company will work differently, but at Stay YNA we work to support you through every step of the holiday lettings process. If you haven’t used them before, they will be especially useful to you. Furthermore, if you’re looking into holiday lettings abroad, the company will be able to communicate better where there might be a language barrier that hinders communication.

Firstly, a holiday lettings company should be able to show you options for the type of letting you’d like to stay in. If you know where you’ll be spending your holiday, the company should be able to see if they can provide any accommodation to suit you in that area. They can tell you about other people who have stayed there, their thoughts on it, and even find you great deals on other lettings if you’re struggling to decide.

You should feel confident that your chosen company will facilitate things for you. A holiday lettings company should be able to sort out any problems you might come across, whether leading up to your stay or during it. They will be able to work between you and the individual offering the holiday letting, to get you the best result. Additionally, if you have a review or a complaint to make after staying in your holiday letting, the company should be able to deal with this. Of course, problems and complaints aren’t ideal, but a good company will know how to deal with them.

Why choose holiday lettings with Stay YNA?

By using Stay YNA, you can be sure that you’ll get a holiday letting that is truly to your tastes. Our website displays a number of images of the lettings we offer, so you can have a clear idea about the place you’re agreeing to stay in. Whether a big holiday home or small apartment, Stay YNA can offer you a great selection of accommodation choices for your next holiday. We also make it easy to search through our property lettings, and you can filter by dates, locations, and number of bedrooms.

We have vetted all of our accommodation, so you don’t have to worry about being disappointed by your holiday lettings with us. Our evaluations and assessments and strict criteria for property selection allow us to gain full insight into what the property will be like for you.

Stay YNA’s specialism is finding holiday lettings for our customers in either France, Spain, or Ireland, and we’d be thrilled to help you too. Whether you’re from Europe, or from further afield, we are experts in making life easier for you. There’s no need to take a risk with a less reputable company, so choose Stay YNA for your future holiday lettings. You can read even more about why we are a trusted holiday lettings company here.

What else should I know?

Stay YNA should be your choice when it comes to holiday lettings. There’s no need to shell out money for stays at expensive hotels, when you can have your own luxurious stay in one of the holiday lettings offered by us.

If you’d like us to get started on finding you your dream holiday letting in France, Spain, or Ireland, give us a call today on +44 (0)203 397 7903. We’d be happy to hear from you.


Why We Love Bonaparte…

We offer a range of holiday rental in Nice, and here we discuss the beautiful Bonaparte area of Nice. The area around the Place du Pin/rue Bonaparte, referred to also as the ‘Petit Marais Niçois’, has become the trendy area of Nice with its collection of stylish bars, restaurants and boutiques nestled in amongst the local boulangeries and corner shops. Bonaparte is the centre of what Nice has to offer, with the Old Town only a few minutes walk away and also a cross over to Place Garibaldi. The port is also walking distance to have beautiful evening walks watching the sun go down. Beautiful!

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If you are looking at holiday rental in Nice, a beautiful place to visit is the Bonaparte area of Nice. Here the locals, young and old, rub shoulders with visitors and there truly is a sense of neighbourhood and camaraderie as you buy your morning baguette, sit in a café to contemplate life or take a stroll around the port. There are no end of eating establishments to try: from the local speciality socca at Chez Pipo, to the fine dining of Jan and the heavenly patisseries from Deli Bo. The tram in Place Garibaldi will take you conveniently into the centre of town and up to the railway station, although the beautiful 15-minute walk down the newly renovated Promenade de Paillon should not be missed.

There is plenty of bars and restaurants around the local area which offer beautiful dishes, amazing ice-cold drinks and cocktails to quench your thirst on the beautiful sunny days.
We have some personal favourites here at STAY YNA, See below;

Le Dandy Restaurant

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La Chaise Bleue Gourmande

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Great News! We have luxury apartments in Bonaparte area available for your visit to Nice!

BOOK ONLINE at https://www.stayyna.com/

Olympia – A Slice of Heaven! 2 Bed apartment, From €85 per night

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La Fleur – Location, Location, Location! 1 Bed, From €70 per night

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Dahlia – Balcony for soaking up the sun! 2 Bed, From €111 per night

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For a personalised quote, please enquire below; [email protected] – 0203 397 7903 (UK)


What to Look for in Vacation Apartment Rentals

A Trusted Company for Vacation Apartment Rentals

The first step in finding good vacation apartment rentals is using a good and trusted company. Research companies that you’re considering using and try to find out suggestions by asking family and friends. Be sure to research rental companies that you’ve used before as well as ones that you haven’t. Although you may have loved using a certain company previously, there’s nothing to say that their quality and service hasn’t slipped since. However, the longevity of a company that deals with vacation apartment rentals is always a positive sign.

Stay YNA has years of experience in arranging vacation apartment rentals, and we have been trusted by many to find them their perfect rental stay. We operate in 3 different countries so that wherever your holiday may be, you can consider using Stay YNA. We continue to ensure that our vacation apartment rentals are suitable for all who may want to stay in them, and offer a broad range of accommodation options to suit a variety of needs.

Cost of Vacation Apartment Rentals

For a vacation apartment rental, you probably already have an idea about how much money you are willing to spend. You may not want to use your budget on an apartment you’re not planning to spend much time in. Alternatively, if you don’t plan on spending much time out and about, spending a little more on your apartment rental may be a wise idea. You should consider your budget as a whole for your vacation, and then decide how much of that money you would like to go towards accommodation. It is also a good idea to have a wide browse of vacation apartment rentals, as this will give you an idea about the climate of the vacation  rental market. You want to be sure that you’re getting a fair deal, so looking into estimated costs of vacation apartment rentals is always sensible.

Reviews of Vacation Apartment Rentals

Reviews can make the difference between the success or demise of some vacation apartment rentals. A good review is definitely a good sign, and the more reviews there are, the better the picture you can build of your prospective vacation apartment. Reviews help to show that the information and specifications written about a vacation apartment are true.

Recommendations by friends, family, or even colleagues can also be helpful when deciding between vacation apartment rentals. First-hand experiences and testimonials may let you know things about an apartment that you wouldn’t have known otherwise.

With Stay YNA you can read reviews of people who have stayed in our apartments, written in their own words. You can also have faith in Stay YNA about the quality of our vacation apartment rentals, as we have our apartments vetted by our team. This means that if any issues arise during our stay we can fix them, so everything is perfect for when you come to visit.

Pictures of Vacation Apartment Rentals

Images support the information that is written about vacation apartment rentals. Maybe you’ve read amazing things about some vacation apartment rentals but the pictures don’t support this. Maybe you’ve encountered the more worrying issue of there being no photos of the vacation apartment at all.

With Stay YNA we want to help you get a true feel for what our vacation apartment rentals are like, and that is why we provide multiple photos for all of our rentals. In tandem with seeking reviews for vacation apartment rentals, photos help to verify what has been written by the rental company and those who have stayed there. Clear, up-to-date photos of vacation apartment rentals are a good indicator of the place you’re considering staying in. On the other hand, low-quality pictures that do not show much of the apartment (or you sense may not be reflective of it) should be considered a red flag.

Areas of Vacation Apartment Rentals

There are so many beautiful destinations to travel to, both locally and abroad. Stay YNA know this and consequently have vacation apartment rentals in Ireland, Spain, and France. As vacation apartment rentals can vary so much from place to place, we’d advise deciding on the place you’d like to travel to and then looking at specific vacation apartment rentals in that area.

You should also bear in mind that there are numerous neighbourhoods in any town or city you’re planning to visit. Researching further into specific areas can certainly be helpful, as it can make the difference between vacation apartment rentals you’re happy to stay in and ones you’d rather avoid. Although some vacation apartment rentals may look nice from their pictures, looking into the neighbourhood can help ensure you’re 100% sure of your decision to stay there. Luckily, Stay YNA allows you to search not only certain cities and towns for vacation apartment rentals, but also specify particular neighbourhoods you may want to stay in.

Stay YNA for Vacation Apartment Rentals

To work with a trusted vacation apartment rental company, contact Stay YNA today. Our knowledgeable team are experts in dealing with vacation apartment rentals, and we’d love to help you too. With our apartment rentals ranging from Dingle in Ireland, Ibiza in Spain, and Nice in France, we are sure that we can find you the perfect vacation apartment rental in the right place for you.


Stay YNA’s Luxury Apartments in Nice

Why consider luxury apartments in Nice?

Nice is a wonderful area of France and Stay YNA wants to help you make the most of it. For your most enjoyable stay, we recommend staying in one of our luxury apartments in Nice. Perhaps you’ve never visited Nice, or maybe you’ve never even stepped foot in France. Whether this is your first time or your fiftieth time visiting Nice, we know that your holiday stay should be remembered for all the right reasons. Having the perfect place to eat and sleep makes for a much better holiday, and after a day of exploring the city, coming back to a luxury apartment in Nice can be the end of a blissful day.

If you’re used to staying in expensive, over-priced hotels, or cheap and unfriendly hostels, we can assure you that our Nice luxury apartments offer a superior experience. Whatever your experience with staying away on holiday, we think that you should have the most luxurious time abroad. With Stay YNA you can have the best break in Nice while staying in a luxury apartment that stands out from the crowd.

What are Stay YNA’S luxury apartments in Nice like?

All of Stay YNA’s luxury apartments in Nice are unique. Each apartment will allow you to experience something different in Nice, and we can assure you that your stay will be one you’ll want to remember. Like all of our accommodation options, our luxury apartments in Nice have been vetted by members of our team to ensure that they meet our high standards. This makes us confident in knowing that our luxury apartments will be suitable for all our future guests.

For the most luxurious stay, Stay YNA have luxury apartments that are situated in the best of Nice’s neighbourhoods. This can range from our stylish city centre apartments, such as Brunelle, or our spacious and historic apartments, such as Celine. Whatever you’re looking for, we have luxury apartments that can help you stay in comfort.

What do Stay YNA’s luxury apartments in Nice offer?

We all have different ideas about what luxury means to us, so here at Stay YNA we are happy to provide luxury apartments in Nice that suit various interior design tastes and style preferences. These range from large modern apartments, to cosy and more quaint ones. All of our apartments make for a luxurious stay. The specifications of our Nice luxury apartments are wide ranging, but they all meet our strict requirements to ensure that you get the very best from your Stay YNA stay. This means that we can offer you luxury apartments in Nice with amenities including spacious living areas, beautiful balcony views, or even a swimming pool. If private parking is important to you, we have suitable accommodation options, and if you want to prioritise waking up to stunning scenic views, we have luxury apartments in Nice for that, too.

Stay YNA also offers modern furnishings and stylish appliances in our luxury apartments in Nice. A number of our apartments come with high end fittings and features so that you can truly relax during your stay. Our Nice apartments are also fully equipped to make you feel at home. So from coffee makers to game consoles, our luxury apartments in Nice have been designed with you in mind. All of our luxury apartments in Nice are high quality and offer charm and elegance, space and style. We encourage you to learn more about our luxury apartments in Nice and browse photos of them here.

What about the cost of luxury apartments in Nice?

We offer affordable options for all our accommodations, including our luxury apartments in Nice. Although you may think that a luxury apartment in Nice is going to be out of your budget, you can see that we have a variety of apartments in Nice, so you can find the right one to suit you. With Stay YNA’s competitive prices, our luxury apartments are a luxury you will be able to afford. If you have a limited budget we can help you find a luxury apartment in Nice that works with your finances. Similarly, if you’d like to spend more money on one of our luxury apartments in Nice, we have options that you may prefer. At Stay YNA we believe that you shouldn’t have to break the bank to enjoy a holiday break away. That’s why we always want to offer you great value for money, whatever your budget may be. With Stay YNA’s affordable luxury apartments in Nice, there’s no excuse to not treat yourself during your next holiday.

How can I book one of Stay YNA’s luxury apartments in Nice?

If you would like to stay at one of Stay YNA’s luxury apartments in Nice, the process couldn’t be easier. If you haven’t already, take a look at the variety of our Nice apartments to see what kind of luxury apartment you would like to stay in. Remember that you can make life even easier for yourself by filtering certain requirements when searching (such as number of bedrooms and neighbourhoods in Nice). After browsing through your options, you’ll have a better idea about which of our apartments you’d prefer. A number of our apartments in Nice are particularly popular, so if you’re seeking to stay in a one of our luxury apartments in Nice we’d encourage you to get in touch today.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch. A friendly member of the Stay YNA team will be happy to help you.


Looking for Holiday Rentals in Nice, France? Stay YNA Should Be Your Choice

Whether you’ve been to Nice before, or you’re planning your first getaway to the scenic city, Stay YNA are here to help you have the best time in your holiday rentals in Nice, France.

Why Should You Visit Nice, France?

Weather in Nice

Of course, we all want good weather when spending time abroad. Luckily, Nice is located in the south of France, in the French Riviera. Much of the year sees the city bathed in sunlight, and the warmer climate means that you’re able to truly make the most of the city, by easily exploring what Nice has to offer. Being by the Mediterranean Sea also means that Nice has the perfect location to take a dip when you feel like cooling off. If you’re looking for a pleasant climate, Nice is the place for you.

Food in Nice

French cuisine is known as being one of the best cuisines in the world. From freshly baked baguettes, to pastries and macaroons. Maybe you’re even a fan of famed French coffee and wine, too. With an array of delightful dishes, Nice is the perfect place to indulge in French food. There are also some delicious local delicacies that shouldn’t be missed, such as the Nicoise salad and Socca (a pancake made from chickpea flour).

Views in Nice

Nice has stunning views that you can explore by simply strolling its streets, or by taking boat tours to see views from the sea. Walking along the Promenade des Anglais lets you take in the local culture and views, and you may choose to wander around some of the historic sights you pass. If strolling through the city isn’t for you, you can also soak up the sun on Nice’s smooth pebbled shores.

Museums in Nice

Nice boasts a number of art galleries and museums, helping ensure the city is kept as a cultural hub. Stop by Musée Matisse to admire the work of the renowned artist, or enjoy one of the oldest museums in Nice, the Museum of Natural History.

Architecture in Nice

The architecture in Nice largely harkens back to ‘La Belle Epoque’, with intricately detailed buildings and grand architectural design. From the cobblestone streets, the beauty of the architecture is easily apparent. Maybe you’ll even appreciate more of the architecture by staying in one of our Nice holiday rentals!

Why Should You Choose a Holiday Rental in Nice?

Flexibility of Holiday Rentals

Holiday rental homes provide a home away from home. They can also provide more flexibility than hotels. By choosing a holiday rental in France, you no longer have to worry about rushing down to grab the last of the hotel breakfast, when all you really want is a lie-in. Whether you want to cook up familiar foods, or whether you’d like to experiment in the kitchen after buying fresh produce in a French market, holiday rentals give you the options to do so.

Comfort of Holiday Rentals

If you’re planning on visiting France for a family holiday, a holiday rental may be ideal. Hotels can often feel cramped, with only the bedroom and limited shared communal space for children to explore. With our Nice holiday rentals, children can not only have their own room, but the whole family can enjoy the living area. Additionally, if you’re planning to bring your pet abroad, some holiday rentals consider this, and are pet friendly.

Cost of  Holiday Rentals in Nice

Our French holiday rentals offer you great value for money. Your holiday rental through Stay YNA is likely to offer more space but at a lower cost, when compared to a hotel. We also have holiday rentals to suit all sorts of budgets, so you can have the choice of not only the type of rental you stay in, but also what type of property is most affordable for you.

Cultural Experience of Holiday Rentals

Staying in a holiday rental in Nice offers a more authentic French experience. You are able to see what some of the accommodation of people who live in Nice is like, and are more immersed in the culture. Choose to have a more local experience, and stay in a holiday rental that feels a lot less commercial than a standard hotel.

Why Should You Stay with Stay YNA?

Choice of Nice Holiday Rentals

We offer a range of exceptional Nice holiday rentals, from our larger holiday villas, to our smaller apartments. The unique range of accommodation options means that we will be able to find you the place for your perfect stay. If you’re searching for specific amenities, some of our holiday rentals in France also have swimming pools, jacuzzis, balconies, and private parking.

Location of Nice Holiday Rentals

Maybe you want to be in the heart of the buzzing city, or maybe you’d prefer a more secluded area for a quieter holiday. Through our website we offer the option of searching by specific neighbourhoods in Nice, so that if you have a preference we can help meet it. Whatever kind of location you’re considering, Stay YNA have rentals in various areas of Nice, so there’s bound to be something for you.

Expertise in Nice Holiday Rentals

Stay YNA have years of experience in holidays rentals, and we can guarantee that our services are friendly and professional, helping make your stay in Nice even nicer. Here at Stay YNA, we want you to have the best holiday possible, and we know that our holiday rentals in Nice, France can help you to do so.

If a holiday rental in Nice, France is for you, take a browse at our accommodation choices, and don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Return of the Carnival!

The streets of Nice open up again for the extravagant Carnival! And this years theme is set to be Oscar worthy…King of cinema! As always it will be an unmissable event, with 6 parades, 17 floats of of course the traditional flower parade. Throw those 3D glasses away and prepare for a jaw dropping experience!

The incredible 14 day event starts on the 16th of February and finishes on the 2nd of March! Thousands of worldwide visitors are jetting off to the French Rivera to enjoy the celebrations.

As always we anticipate the debut of the iconic floats that steal the show, for last year Nice Carnival we went behind the scenes with the artist creators of these, Chad Crowe and local artist Kristen. They gave us a great insight to how their creative process works, building the tanks and why they love the Nice carnival! You can view our interview here -

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The programme is as follows -

- Saturday, February 16: 14:30, battle of flowers, 9 pm, carnival illuminated corso. 
- Tuesday, February 19: 9 pm, illuminated carnival corso. 
- Wednesday, February 20: 14:30, battle of flowers. 
- Saturday, February 23: 14:30, battle of flowers, 21h, carnival illuminated corso. 
- Sunday, February 24th: 2.30 pm, carnival corso including Parada nissarda. 
- Tuesday, February 26th: 9 pm, illuminated carnival corso. 
- Wednesday, February 27: 14:30, battle of flowers. 
- Saturday, March 2nd: 2.30 pm, flower battle, 9 pm, illuminated carnival corso followed by the incineration of the king.

 

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Booking up fast! Stay YNA’s accommodation for the Nice Carnival 2019! 1 Bedroom apartments –

Le Grand Hotel – Jean-Medecin

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A stunning, sunny 5th floor, mezzanine studio flat in the former Grand Hotel; Le Grand Hotel has a magnificent view of the beautiful Promenade de Paillon. With a balcony overlooking the park and a view of the Colline du Chateau.

To book - https://www.stayyna.com/rentals/allrentals/legrandhotel/

Liberty – Massena

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A magnificent 58m2 5th floor apartment with an 8m2 terrace from which to peruse the city and the distant Maritime Alps beyond. Far above the hustle and bustle but with the freedom of being right at the heart of the city,

Book Liberty - https://www.stayyna.com/rentals/allrentals/liberty/

Eve – The Old Town

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Eve has the advantage of being high up in a very traditional Old Town building. This means it has the benefit of a cool breeze passing over the rooftops and into the apartment. It has cool white tiled floors and has a homely feel with French inspired furnishings

Book Eve - https://www.stayyna.com/rentals/allrentals/eve/

Or take a look at our larger apartments available to book for the Nice Carnival

Villa Boron – Mont Boron

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Villa Boron is a 5 bedroom gem within walking distance of Nice in the exclusive neighbourhood of Mont Boron. With an outdoor jacuzzi, sea views, indoor pool, 4 terraces and modern open plan living it cleverly combines a sociable space with privacy for large groups

Book Villa Boron - https://www.stayyna.com/rentals/allrentals/villaboron/

Boutique – Carré D’or

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Boutique is brand new and elegantly furnished with contemporary clean-cut designs to complement the architecture of this striking new construction. On the fourth floor of this superbly conceived building for 21st century living

Book Boutique - https://www.stayyna.com/rentals/allrentals/boutique/

Monroe – The Old Town

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A beautiful example of a very comfortable, modernised, two-bedroom apartment in one of the quieter areas of the Old Town. With a view down onto this traditional street, lined with small boutiques and restaurants

Book Monroe - https://www.stayyna.com/rentals/allrentals/monroe/


What To Look For in a Trusted Holiday Lettings Company

When you go on holiday you want to feel safe where you are staying, especially for those who don’t travel often or don’t like being away from home for long. You need to be able to put all of your trust into the quality of the holiday lettings company service being provided.

The last thing you want to happen is to discover that your holiday let isn’t very nice or your accommodation isn’t quite in the exact location you were promised.

This is why it is very reassuring to learn that when you book with Stay YNA you will know that the holiday lettings we offer have all been personally stayed in by our team members. That’s right! We make it our priority to stay in every single holiday home we let so that we know exactly what experience you will have with your stay. Because we make a point of personally vetting each and every property and staying overnight to get a full picture of what’s on offer, we are able to answer your questions with confidence and our first-hand experience.

Going one step better

When Amanda and Simon Walker founded Your Nice Apartment Ltd. In 2009, they found that there was no shortage of home owners wanting to offer their property for a holiday let, but in truth quite often what was being offered was really not up to their requirements and many properties were not very well maintained.

This wasn’t good enough for Amanda and Simon, so they decided to raise the bar and only accept those properties that could meet their exacting standards of quality and care. Stay YNA go one step better than their competition and pay a close eye to every detail of the holiday lettings to ensure that you enjoy every moment of your well earned holiday.

Honest previews of our holiday lettings

We understand that when you go on holiday you want to have a relaxing and enjoyable time, but you will also want to stay in holiday accommodation that is clean, tidy, well-appointed and comfortable.

You can browse our beautiful selection of holiday lettings and get a preview of the accommodation on offer. Stay YNA want to show you exactly what you will get with your holiday reservation. This is why you will notice that our property photographs are genuine shots of the accommodation. There are no special filters added to our photographs and the shots are not taken using any special camera lenses or use any visual tricks or tweaks to make the accommodation look any better or more impressive than it actually is in real life.

We know from our own personal experience that your holiday excitement can be seriously deflated when on arrival at your accommodation you find it isn’t at all like how it was depicted on the lettings website. Discovering this can affect your enjoyment and lessen the benefits of taking some time away from the stresses and strains of life back home. This is why we only show genuine accommodation shots so you will know exactly what to expect and can look forward to enjoying during your stay.

Stay YNA is a holiday lettings company offering a fantastic range of lettings in four very unique destinations and we pride ourselves to be able to offer our guests the chance to stay in some very stylish homes with a great deal of flexibility. You can get to choose the level of service that perfectly suits your needs, so you can tailor your stay to suit your level of independence.

We can take your bookings directly over the telephone on 0203 397 7903. If you have any enquiries about our holiday lettings, feel free to email us at: [email protected]


How to Get Perfect Vacation Apartment Rentals

We have some truly amazing quality and beautiful vacation apartment rentals for you to consider, but which vacation apartment rental should you choose and how do you find the perfect one?

Do your research

The first step to any vacation and vacation apartment is to do some research. Start by visiting websites of companies offering this kind of rental – is it a good quality website that is secure?  You can tell by looking in the left corner of the address bar on the browser where it will tell you. This protects your data from cybercriminals when you make a payment or a booking.

Also look for things like a registered company number and trust logos – payment method logos are a good sign.  Look for things you recognise like Visa, MasterCard or Sage Pay.  Also look for contact options to reach out to them with queries or if there is a problem – phone, email and even social media are good signs.

Get an accurate quote

To ensure you get the apartment you want, it is important to search with the exact dates you plan to travel.  Otherwise, you might think you can book apartment 1 but when you put the right dates in, it is already filled.  If you aren’t sure, choose the nearest dates and remember when you book that you only used approximate dates.

Have a list of what is essential for the trip and ensure all of these things are listed in the quote.  A good website will have plenty of details about the apartments they offer.  It will include the number of beds, bathrooms, how many it sleeps, how many floors, even the size of the unit.  There will also be information about the location, accessibility and sometimes even a 3D map of the apartment.  This lets you make sure your quote is accurate and for what you need.

Research the area

While a good website will include lots of information about the apartment and some on the surrounding area, it never hurts to do a little additional research. Primary things to look for is the public transport links, where local shops and other amenities are and travel time to the places you want to go (if you are hiring a car).

Buses and trains such as subway systems are commonplace in many cities.  Buses may be more common in rural areas.  And there are often taxis if you need them.  Understand how you will get around before you book so you are prepared for this and don’t spend your first day just trying to figure out how to get around.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions

Sometimes we all fall victim to being too polite and not asking questions.  But good apartment rental companies are always happy to provide you with more information about their properties, the local area and what amenities and options they have.  So if you are unsure about an apartment, need more information about the beds or anything else, make use of those contact options to find out this information.

By being prepared, asking questions and making sure you use a reputable website, you can ensure you get the perfect vacation apartment rental for your holiday. And you will then have an amazing holiday to remember with a luxury, quality apartment as your home base.


Ring in the Revelry

If you’re looking for a quiet night out, you’d better go home early on New Year’s Eve in Dingle town! One of the most popular destinations in Ireland to ring in the New Year, the town is thronged.

New Year’s Eve in Dingle is a wild night, says Dingle-dweller Deanna O’Connor.

The evening starts off low key enough, and some of the pubs around town will have some music in the early part of the evening, generally around 7-9pm. Funnily enough, in a town where there’s a trad musician playing in every pub all summer, it’s the one night of the year you might find a bit less live music than usual. As the publican from Tigh Ui Chathain (Kanes) in Ballyferriter puts it, “There’ll be enough excitement without trying to fit anything else in…there’ll be plenty of noise anyway.” Even in the quiet and cosy spots, like Kanes and Tigh Bric in the remote parts ‘back West’, it’s still likely to be a lively night. 

In Geaneys, on Main Street, Dingle, where there will be music on every night that week, they still plan to have some around 7 or 8pm in the evening, and a DJ later - “ballads and Irish songs to liven people up,” says Mr Geaney Snr. Neligans will be operating on a similar format, with one or two musicians in the early evening and a DJ later. 

 

At 10pm you can expect the pubs to empty as everyone heads for the Marina and a spectacular fireworks display. Then at 11.30pm the renowned Dingle Fife & Drum Band will march through the crowded streets, up Green Street and down Main Street to the bridge beside An Droichead Beag (aka the local late bar) where a clock is projected on the side of the building to countdown to the New Year. Times Square has nothing on this atmosphere, but it’s full-on and definitely a night for flat shoes! 

New Year’s Day has a more chilled out atmosphere, and this is when locals who don’t want to brave the New Year’s Eve crush will emerge, dressed up for a night out. For families who maybe took the children home after the fireworks, and rang in the New Year in the comfort of your StayYNA house, this is the night to book the babysitter and enjoy the atmosphere without having to elbow your way to the bar! 

THE CURE

Why not blow off the cobwebs next day with a bracing walk and a New Year’s Day dip? Head out along the coast by the Skellig Hotel towards the tower, Hussy’s Folly, which was built in the 1840s during the Famine and used for a short time as a customs watchtower. Just past the folly you will come to a little rocky cove called Slaidin, which still has structures built as ladies changing rooms in the 1920s. It’s the best place to spot Fungie from as well—if the prospect of swimming with Dingle’s celebrity dolphin won’t get you into the icy water, nothing will!

BOOK YOUR NEW YEAR’S STAY IN DINGLE TODAY!

Daisy, prices from €100 per night 

Daisy is nestled in a secluded country lane close to Cloghane village has charm and style. It is rare to see a cottage of this period lovingly renovated to such a high standard with sash windows, a modern kitchen and tasteful furnishings

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The Break, prices from €100 per night

The Break is a secluded paradise where the sound of the gushing stream instantly takes you away … its mesmerising. The water flows over mossy rocksin this idyllic scene with speckled light from the leafy trees above, the place to grab a book and relax. 

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The Cove, prices from €120 per night 

The Cove has all within walking distance – a beach, a village, a golf course, pubs, restaurants and dramatic cliff walks. The house overlooks Ceann Sibeal, the film location of Star Wars, picked for its incredible beauty.

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Endless Sands, prices from €170 per night 

Endless Sands combines elegance, comfort and incredible sea and mountain views with an excellent location just a few minute’s walk from nearby beaches, Spillanes restaurant, two pubs and a surf shop. Located in the stunning sand spit, The Maharees, an area renown for superb surfing, windsurfing and diving, this is the perfect home away from home.

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MANY OTHER BEAUTIFUL HOMES AVAILABLE! EMAIL [email protected] OR CALL 0203397703 (UK)


Ireland renowned for its beauty, Guinness and craic, but surf?

With 3172 kilometers of exposed coastline, Ireland is a surfer’s paradise. And, there are few better places to head out than on the Dingle peninsula. With three coastlines all within 30 mins of each other, Dingle has something for everyone whether you’re a beginner or an expert.

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 Have a look at our available properties for your surf break here

Ex-professional windsurfer and ISA Senior Windsurfing Instructor Jamie Knox, has been teaching surfing and windsurfing in Dingle for well over 20 years. His watersports school is recognised by the Irish Surfing Association and the Irish Sailing Association, and his highly qualified, experienced and knowledgeable team offer surfing, windsurfing and Stand Up Paddle Boarding lessons.

[email protected] spoke with Jeremy Owen, Manager at Jamie Knox.

Jamie Knox Watersports has been around here for some time?
"We've been offering watersport tuition for well over 25 years, Jamie fell in love with the area, and it’s wind and waves in the late 80’s and never looked back."

What makes Dingle so good for watersports - particularly at this time of year?
"Autumn wind and waves can be awesome and the water is still pretty warm"

Wheres your favourite place to surf/windsurf in Dingle?
"Brandon Bay on the north side of the peninsula has lots of great spots that work in different swell and wind directions."

Are the waters of Dingle safe for children to do watersports in at this time of the year?
"You always need to be careful around the sea as it can change very quickly, we’d suggest seeking a sheltered beach with no waves if you want to swim. if in doubt ask a local or pop into our surf shop on the maharees and ask."

What do you and Jamie enjoy about teaching?
"Just seeing people achieve something new and the smiles, they always seems to end up smiling in the end"

What do you like to do afterwards? Do you go for a beer or something to eat?
"The Green Room (just past the surf shop) is a great place for an apres windsurf/surf drink, Spillanes on the Maharees is a great spot for a bite to eat and Dingle has loads of great bars and restaurants to cater for all tastes and budgets."

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Mind the Gaps

Take a look at some of the fantastic properties we have to rent for your surf season..

Ard Na Mara

Free for October  - 50E off 3/4 nights or 100E off 5 nights or more. 

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Little Liss Cottage

Cute cottage perfect for a surfing break overlooking Brandon Bay. Available October with 50E off 3/4 nights or 100E off 5 nights or more! 

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Wine Strand House

Stunning luxurious stay that will not disappoint! Perfect for groups and discounts for stays in October and November. 

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Seascape

Sea views near to Dingle town on Smerwick Harbour. Discounts available for October and November surfing season. 

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Endless Sands

Right on the beach with watersports. Discounts available October and November. 

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Salone House

Very short walk to Brandon Bay beach. Stunning designer pad, couldn't wish for more form a surfing pad! Discounts apply for October and November. 

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