10 family-friendly holiday rentals for your next staycation

Clockwise from left: Straits Quay with Sea View; Golden Palm Tree Villa; The Prive; and Laguna Langkawi Apartment.

KUALA LUMPUR - Holiday rentals are an ideal choice of accommodation for family vacations and travellers love them for the space, privacy and amenities they provide.

Take a look at some of the lovely family-friendly holiday rentals in Malaysia, all available from TripAdvisor, to consider for your next staycation.

1. Hibiscus Villa Sabah

- Three bedrooms

- Starts from RM2,787 per night

Nestled amongst a former coconut plantation on the stunning north coast of Sabah, Hibiscus Villa blends harmoniously into the natural landscape of exotic Malaysian Borneo. Built with relaxation in mind, this 3-bedroom villa boasts large open living spaces both inside and out, and offers a spectacular 18 meter infinity pool which extends into the villa. Set in over 2 acres of landscaped tropical gardens, it overlooks the azure waters of the South China Sea - truly an idyllic nature-themed family hideout!

2. Coastal Tower, Penang

- Two bedrooms

- Starts from RM1,629 per week

Coastal Tower is a beautiful 2-bedroom condominium that's located in Tanjung Bungah, within the vicinity of the Penang tourist belt. With a spacious balcony overlooking picturesque views of the green hills and local fishing boats docking by the beach, this modern condominium is an ideal accommodation for family getaways. Complete with facilities such as a large swimming pool, jacuzzi and a well-equipped gym,families can relax in the pool, under the stars, while taking in an outdoor flick.

3. SangRia, Langkawi

- Four bedrooms

- Starts from RM951 per night

Located on a long stretch of pristine beach, Sangria is a breathtaking unique sanctuary that's large and luxurious. This 2-storey villa is tastefully designed in a contemporary Malaysian style and is set within a tropical garden on Pantai Tengah, Langkawi. With 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a kitchenette, a living room and 2 verandas, SangRia is sure to give you that perfect home away from home experience.

4. Tiara, Malacca

- Four bedrooms

- Starts from RM4,937 per week

For golfers and non-golfers alike, Tiara was built as a lifestyle home within one of Malaysia's best golf courses and has its own 17 meter in-ground swimming pool. Located just minutes away from the historical city of Malacca, this large and luxurious property comes with 4 charming bedrooms and a gorgeous garden. With plenty of space to explore and a wondrous sense of freedom, Tiara is heaven for kids and makes a great place for outdoor barbecues too.

5. Batu Feringghi Holiday Home, Penang

- Five bedrooms

- Starts from RM767 per night

Located just 1 minute away from the beach, Batu Feringghi Holiday Home is a 5-bedroom town house that's perched on a quiet hill overlooking the sea and the island's skyline. This 3-storey house offers a spacious living room, kitchen, and yard and also comes with an incredible indoor garden. With plenty in the surrounding area to see and do during your stay, Batu Feringghi Holiday Home is a great choice for families looking for a local getaway.

6. Orchard Villa, Genting Highlands

- Two bedrooms

- Starts from RM836 per night

A charming and private property set on a scenic hilltop in the highlands of Malaysia, Orchard Villa is surrounded by trees and mountains. Offering an adventure playground and access to activities such as archery and fishing, this beautiful 2-bedroom villa is a perfect spot for children with a sense of wild adventure. With 4 acres of mature gardens, children can enjoy the fresh air while adults kickback, relax and enjoy a barbecue at sunset.

7. Straits Quay with Sea View, Penang

- Two bedrooms

- Starts from RM698 per night

A luxurious 2-bedroom serviced apartment, Straits Quay with Sea View is located in the popular hotspot of Tanjong Tokong in Penang. It offers great amenities enhanced by sweeping views across the Straits of Malacca and the Andaman Sea. With a comprehensive mix of outlets and attractions from boutiques, restaurants, cafes and bars, just a stone throw away, the apartment is definitely the place for a fun and exciting family staycation.

8. Golden Palm Tree Villa, Sepang

- Two bedrooms

- Starts from RM692 per night

This exclusive 2-bedroom sea villa is raised on stilts and stretches out into the Straits of Malacca in the shape of a palm tree. With marble bathrooms, a queen size bed, a twin bed and a roomy living area, Golden Palm Tree Villa can accommodate up to 4 people. Families can indulge in eco adventures, non-motorised sports activities or just relax and unwind from within the comforts of this luxurious villa.

9. Laguna Langkawi Apartment, Langkawi

- Three bedrooms

- Starts from RM643 per night

Completed in February 2013, Laguna Langkawi Apartment was built by renowned architects from the UK. This generously sized 3-bedroom apartment comes with 6 bathrooms and can accommodate up to 6 people. Located on the southwest coast of Langkawi, the property provides families with comfort, ease of living and world-class views as part of a paradisiacal tropical setting. Parents and children can take a plunge in the pool on a hot afternoon or enjoy the fully furnished apartment to feel more at home.

10. The Privé, Malacca

- Three bedrooms

- Starts from RM1,475 per night

As a family staycation getaway, The Privé exudes simplicity, understatement and low key luxury. Carefully furnished with both custom-made and hand-picked pieces, you and your family are guaranteed to enjoy modern contemporary living with that positive lasting impression. This 3-bedroom holiday villa is an urban sanctuary right in the heart of historic Malacca - its convenience and comfort makes it a popular choice for families and a perfect stay in Malacca.

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