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over 50% of people would happily go on holiday with their mother-in-law.

Despite the stereotypical jokes and jibes, a new survey in the lead up to Mother’s Day from holiday rental site has revealed that over 50% of people would happily go on holiday with their mother-in-law.

Nearly 45% of respondents travel with their extended family at least once a year and surprisingly three quarters said they enjoy holidaying this way as it gives them the chance to spend quality time together. On the other hand, 20% admitted it saves them money and an honest 13% said it helped with childcare as it means a free babysitter.

With 40% of people booking rental villas and apartments, the survey once again reflects the growing belief that you don’t have to stay in a 5 star hotel to enjoy a 5 star holiday.

As sparks can fly in some situations, 16% said they would stay at home if their mother-in-law was tagging along and 18% admitted such an arrangement would cause tension in the relationship.

Erica Chang, Regional Director for, said, “Whilst many of us don’t automatically think of going away with our mother-in-law, it is becoming an increasingly popular holiday choice for many families. We believe these results highlight that many families are learning to be more flexible and strategic about when and where they travel, how much they can spend on accommodation and who they go away with to get the most out of their well-earned break”.

She added,“With many people preferring to rent holiday homes, is the perfect solution as we offer a wide range of accommodation that works brilliantly for extended families. You can choose where you stay, how many bedrooms there are, whether you need an annex or multiple apartments, which facilities are a must and find a property that ticks all the boxes within the budget.”’s recent TV sponsorship campaign featuring real families who filmed themselves on holiday backs up this research. The We Found a Place To… campaign currently showing on Really TV, depicts extended families, including the mother-in-law, having a fantastic time on holiday together – some perfect examples of video testimonials you can trust. properties that are perfect for extended families include;


Porth Farm House, Porth Farm Annex and Lane Cottage are part of an old farm that has been converted to self catering holiday accommodation that is perfect for extended families to enjoy together. Situated in Mawgan Porth on the north coast of Cornwall about half way between Newquay and Padstow, this is the ideal place for children to have fun and for parents, and grandparents, to have a well earned rest. There is a large play area with swings, a zip wire and an old wooden boat as well as a table tennis room and art classes that are run in the summer holidays. Full details can be seen at:

Spanish Sun

This spacious, two-storey villa located in the Cap Marti area of Javea, is set in enclosed grounds and provides privacy and comfort for families wishing to holiday together. As well as ample living space and bedrooms, there is a large pool with steps that is surrounded by a terrace and grassed areas with sun beds, an outside shower and built-in barbecue. Javea town, with its Blue Flag beach, shops and restaurants is a five-minute drive away and full details can be seen at:

Tuscan Fancy

The spacious villa Palazzo Casalino is located on the edge of the tiny Tuscan village Casalino and it’s perfect for family reunions. The main building sleeps up to 22 guests, and an additional two apartments bring the number up to 30. A large terrace backs onto a natural forest reserve and the garden is equipped with a furnished brick patio area and a large swimming pool surrounded by a wooden deck from which you can enjoy the panoramic landscape of the Casentino Mountains and valley. This is the perfect place for spending quality time together, catching up over long lunches and laughing into the balmy Tuscan night. Full details can be seen at:


NOTES TO EDITORS results are based on a nationally representative survey of 700 UK respondents conducted in March 2013 using Toluna Quick Surveys.

The holiday rental specialist has been connecting homeowners with holidaymakers since 1996, when it was then known It rebranded in 2009 as‘HomeAway Holiday-Rentals’ and on 26th September 2012, the domain name changed from to website lists over 545,000 properties in the UK, Europe and all over the world.

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