When it comes to places to stay in the Highlands, the choices on where to holiday are endless.
The short-term rental industry data and analytics provider AirDNA revealed which towns and villages have been popular, by collating listings from Airbnb and Stayz.
From 2022 to 2023, the highest increase in the demand for holiday stays was in Penrose, with a 31 per cent jump in nights booked.
Prices for holiday stays in the town were the highest in the region in December, 2023, for an average of $785.87, which was 16 per cent cheaper than 2022.
Alpine ($726.93) was the second-most expensive with the village and Penrose having less than 20 listings each, making it more competitive and encouraging people to pay more, data reveals.
Sutton Forest was the third highest ($679.65) with more listings, with the majority of them being for larger properties.
The demand to stay in the quaint village of Burrawang also jumped by 30 per cent, with rates climbing by 41 per cent to $557.47.
The average rate in December in Wingecarribee was $579.
What types of places did people want to stay in?
A public relations specialist from AirDNA said the biggest demand was for properties with four or more bedrooms, with it jumping by 21 per cent in December alone.
There was an eight per cent rise in properties with five or more bedrooms, while there was a year-on-year drop in smaller listings.