Airbnb Luxe: These top-tier vacation rental listings will certainly change the way you travel
Some of us have a penchant for the finer things in life — like a glass of Ruinart on a leather chaise longue overlooking jaw-dropping views of the Baltic Sea, 1000 thread count sheets, and white gold caviar on tap. We concur, some luxury in life makes it all better. When mundane days are tainted with a burst of glitter, it gives us reason to work harder in order to afford it all.
Riding on that desire for the best is Airbnb Luxe, a brand-new rental tier introduced by Airbnb. The online marketplace and hospitality service has now opened the golden door to spectacular properties worldwide, with access to bespoke trip designers, end-to-end trip planning, concierge services, and 24/7 VIP support.
Fit for the most extravagant of travellers, you can now have access to resplendent castles in France, sprawling chalets in the Swiss Alps, historic villas in Tuscany, and even the beachfront abode in Jamaica where Ian Fleming wrote his famous spy novels. You can even rent out an entire private atoll in French Polynesia called Nukutepipi, which has 21 bedrooms and four pools under its wing. Airbnb has in their portfolio over 2,000 handpicked homes which it gained from its acquisition of Luxury Retreats in 2017, all passing a strict evaluation of over 300+ criteria in both design and function.
It was only a year ago when we saw the launch of Airbnb Plus, a standalone tier which ensures that homes are quality inspected and verified for cleanliness, comfort, and design. This year, Airbnb Luxe is sealing Airbnb's position in the market, to prove that their platform is one for every single person on this globe.
Ready for it? Your trip designer coordinates your itinerary, check-in, local experiences, and can arrange services to your whim and fancy, from nannies to private chefs, personal trainers to in-house massage therapists. With an entry-level Airbnb Luxe listing at approximiately US$600 a night, and Nukutepipi at US$1 million a week, we think the sky should indeed be the limit.