Trying to find a nice place to stay in Australia on the weekend is kind of hard. If you use Stayz, the issue is filtering between hotel, house, BnB and a range of other accommodation options. There’s also the small essays written below each listing where you have to discern between a summary, facilities and a review. All in all, simply just not a very nicely designed experience.
If you don’t like using Stayz, Google is your next option because it provides a choice between other accommodation sites and private sites. The issue with both of these is 9 times out of 10, the site looks like this:
Not only is it hard to actually tell what a place looks like, but you’ve just spent the last 20minutes looking for one or a few to compare.
Wkendrs is a travel site just for the weekend. We curate places and itineraries that match your feelings and the season. Summer shack on a beach? Done. Winter log-fire cabin? Got it. Autumn farm homestead for the family? Here you go. Spring rainforest bungalow with a plunge outdoor spa amongst the canopy? You bet.
Our mission is to make it easy for you to find a place to stay within a 3hr drive of your capital city.
I’m working on wkendrs with good friend and mentor Carl Lindgren who founded the unique MAP company over 12 years ago. And to be honest, this is another reason why I’m working on wkendrs.
Today, May 15, we’ve gone public with this page as we build a BETA site to test the concept with a group of buddies to help them plan and book a wintry getaway. With their help, we hope to launch the site in August, initially focused on the East Coast of Australia.
I’m super pumped about the opportunity in this space and to be working on a new venture. If you have any questions, I’d love to hear them.