They are redefining city travel experience by combining the distinctive character of a beautiful private home with the convenience and comfort of a hotel. Life’s little luxuries like crisp 5* bed linen, fluffy white towels classy toiletries – await each guest, as does an iPhone, which is stocked with local tips from the home’s owner and from which guests can make free local calls for the duration of their stay.
Dozens of characterful, upscale homes in New York are now available to book, adding to the company’s large portfolio in London, which already consists of over 600 beautiful homes.
The company gives visitors the chance to stay in unique homes such as the Brownstones of Greenwich Village and ex-industrial lofts of Tribeca, often in areas where hotels are few and far between.
Prices range from $200 for a one-bedroom apartment in East Village to over $1,000 for an opulent four-bedroom home in Soho area of New York. Greg Marsh, founder and chief executive of onefinestay won young entrepreneur of the year award at The British Travel Industry annual dinner this year.