Posted on Monday, February 16th, 2015 by Will Hagle
Onefinestay lets travelers select from a curated list of high-quality homes in London, Los Angeles, New York and Paris, turning someone’s home into a luxury hotel while they’re out of town.
Onefinestay is a booking service that allows travelers to stay in people’s homes when they’re out of town. It’s more personal and intimate than staying in a large hotel, and typically nicer and more spacious than booking a house or room through Air bnb. Travelers also have the convenience of knowing that the house they book will be completely unoccupied for the duration of their visit. Onefinestay takes care of all the necessary hotel-like amenities, sending staff to welcome you to the home in person, delivering fresh towels, toiletries and linens. Because the service is designed to cater to international travelers, Onefinestay also provides an iPhone with data and free local calls, as well as tips about things to do in the local neighborhood.
Onefinestay is currently only limited to four cities: London, Los Angeles, New York and Paris. Each of those cities, however, has a large list of homes that are available to book on any given date. Because all of the properties are individually-owned, each has its own unique character. There are also advantages and disadvantages to every property, but only the highest-quality, upscale homes pass onefinestay’s curation process. Potential visitors can also filter their search based on the qualities that are most important to them — kitchen/entertainment/bedroom amenities, air-conditioning, family-friendly, etc. For guests, Onefinestay offers a convenient way to live life like a local while traveling to an unfamiliar destination. For hosts, the site offers the unique opportunity to make money and have someone stay in your home while you’re away. It’s one of the best hospitality sites to emerge in the sharing economy, catering to higher-end individuals or families that want to live like a local in the space and comfort of a home while traveling.