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THE AUSTRALIAN - OCTOBER 2000
Troppo House Warming 

The notion of renting holiday houses is well entrenched with Australians - at least when we’re on home turf.  And although the trend toward villa rentals in unspeakably beautiful destinations such as Provence and Tuscany continues apace, we’ve been slow to explore Asia for a possible home-away-from-home experience.

The AustralianIt could be that resort holidays, in particular, have been so cheap and easy at such Asian beach destinations as Bali, Phuket and Penang, and the possibility of more local accommodation, although picturesque, hasn’t come with the promise of air-conditioning,  pool & other such creature comforts.      

But in Bali, at least, there’s now the option of renting a house that essentially is a small, private resort, and with a price tag that is reasonable, especially when spread among groups of friends or families.

"there's now the option of renting a house that essentially is a small, private resort"