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Meet our expert team, dedicated to making your holiday unforgettable.

About us

We are holiday rental marketing experts, tech lovers, holiday homeowners, and avid travellers. We love helping guests find their perfect accommodation and bringing them together with property owners to help both parties to make things simpler and easier. Our greatest reward comes from helping others to succeed and the great feedback we get from our clients and their guests.We also have a large range of holiday properties available for you to choose from for your next getaway, and it is growing everyday.

Our use of the latest software and modern programs that are easy to use and operate helps our guests have a great hassle free experience. We love using technology to make things easier and simplier for all parties and are constantly working to tweak things and make our processes as easy and steamlined as possible.

We love connecting guests with their perfect holiday accommodation and reading the great reviews that we get from our many happy travellers. We work in closely with all our property owners to impart our experiance onto them and help them provide fantastic homes, apartments and spaces for guests to enjoy and help make sure they are across all the small things that can turn an average stay into a great stay that guests will remember for years to come. 

Our Team

Shannon O'Connell

Licensee & Director

Shannon has been in the holiday letting industry since 2004 and brings his wealth of experience to Away Stay Play. He loves helping property owners and guests connect and is hands on and a natural problem solver. Using the best tech solutions to make things easier for owners and guests is what he is passionate about.  

Samuel Matthews

Principle & Director

Sam started working with Shannon at his beach resort that he previously ran. He then set up and ran his own holiday let property which went on to become the birth of Away Stay Play. Having previously come from the building and construction industry Sam brings his strong work ethics and problem solving skills to the table. 

Rebecca Pawsey

Social Media & Marketing

Bec handles much of the social media and marketing for Away Stay Play & AirBnB Marketing Co. and is a valuable addition to the team. Bec runs her own sucessful buisness also. Bec is an avid adventurer and has traveled most of the world, from Machu Picchu in Morocco to the highlands of Scottland, Bec brings experience and knowledge to the table.

Reservations Team

Nicki Lee

Reservations Manager

Nicki heads up the reservations department. She has been working in the vacation rental industry for over 10 years and is passionate about providing great customer service.

David Lee


David is our trust accounting and tech guru. He's always on the lookout for the best in market to ensure our guests and owners have access to the best tools around.

Audy & Ben


Ben and Audy are two exceptional employees who bring a wealth of experience and high attention to detail to their work. Their meticulous approach and keen eye for detail consistently produce outstanding results.

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