Thought Airbnb was purely for affordable accommodation? Think again. The homestay giant has branched out into luxury abodes, allowing you to live in opulence for a day, a week or a month. We have compiled a list of the most extravagant properties offered on Airbnb that are bound to make your next holiday memorable for all the right reasons.
Elvis Presley's estate, Los Angeles
Want to a taste of the celebrity lifestyle? How about this plush pad in Beverly Hills which was once home to none other than Elvis Presley. Floor-to-ceiling windows and glass walls in every room of this property show off panoramic views of LA from its exhalted position high up in the Hollywood Hills. Newly renovated but maintaining its 60’s flavour, this house is fit for a king.
Mandala Villa, Bali
Fancy something closer to home? The Mandala House in Bali is an architectural marvel, with a glass-bottomed pool, swim up bar and basement cinema. You will be surrounded by beauty on all sides as gorgeous interiors make way for 360-degree views of padi fields, and with a full team of staff you won’t even need to lift a finger.
Royal Belize private island, Belize
Or what about your own private Island off the coast of Belize? Located in a world heritage marine reserve with picture-perfect turquoise waters, brilliant white sand and palm trees for days, this has to be the epitome of barefoot luxury. With space for 10 guests, a full staff including a chef and a concierge team that can organise a range of day trips and activities, you can enjoy a blissful experience in a tropical paradise.
Cheyne Place, London
The exclusive neighbourhood of Chelsea is without doubt London's most luxurious. Elegantly decorated with exquisite finishes, this townhouse provides a lavish space a stone's throw from London’s best attractions. With access to a private garden and within wandering distance of the King’s Road, Sloane Square and, more importantly, Harrods, this house is ideal for quintessentially British city break.
Chateau la Gauterie, France
Located in the beautiful Dordogonne region of south-west France, this fantastic chateau is available for you and 16 lucky guests. Built in the 19th century and retaining most of its period features with added mod cons, immerse yourself sumptuous French design. Set within 10 acres of parkland that boast a pond, pool and a forest just a short drive from the nearest village complete with boulangerie, shops and cafes, live la belle vie at this chic chateau.