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We’re delighted that so many of the fine gentlefolk of the world's press have seen fit to feature us in their august pages. You can read a sample of their banner headlines and encomiums below.
onefinestay knows that only the best will do. What sets them apart from other letting companies is that only one in 10 hosts that apply actually make the cut, resulting in a slick edit of luxurious properties, all of which the stylish traveller would be happy to call home. The level of service is also unparalleled – each property is prepared with care by their local teams, who welcome you in person, and who are available 24/7 to support your stay – it's like staying in a boutique hotel.
Whose très chic Parisian life am I stepping into?' You can't help but ask that question once inside this fabulous little apartment in smart Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the city's 6th arrondissement. It's on the books of onefinestay, a collection of private homes, selected for their character and design, which can be booked when the owners are out of town.
Most appealing for me, though, was the opportunity to try living in a beautiful townhouse that is moments from the most expensive residences in the country, at a price that seemed very reasonable when considered against rates in London’s best luxury hotels.
Staying at a vacation rental through onefinestay isn’t like crashing at a friend’s place—it’s more akin to booking a room at a city’s most luxurious boutique hotel.
The onefinestay way of doing things is the most attractive home stay option because there’s no need to tiptoe around or share the house with anyone other than your own family and friends. As a very slick operation they organise an army of cleaners to clear up after your stay, immaculate sheets, towels and toiletries for you to use, and an iPhone loaded with the homeowners’ recommendations that comes with each property. You can also make domestic calls and international texts on the phone, and if you get into difficulties, you can use it to contact the onefinestay staff at any time of the day or night, which is a great comfort when you’re abroad.
I find myself in a swanky apartment in Boerum Hill, available from onefinestay...The building is classic New York - an old brownstone with a proper stoop...Rather brilliantly, onefinestay provides me with an iPhone rammed with recommendations on everything local I am ever going to need. It's fabulous.
Its website sets the industry benchmark with a simple booking process and “home truths” about each property.
It’s Saturday morning and I’m up among the rooftop water tanks drinking coffee in the late October sunshine. Alfresco, in my pyjamas, my heart sings. I could have chosen a former sugar warehouse in Manhattan with views of the Hudson…but edgy, gritty Brooklyn, just one subway stop across the East River from Manhattan, seemed just the place to make like a New Yorker in my very own pied-à-terre.
The experiential traveler does not arrive at Kennedy Airport and immediately go shopping on upper Madison Avenue. She takes a drawing class; she rides the Lexington Avenue line at rush hour...The interest in this kind of travel is, in part, what led to the opening here a few weeks ago of...onefinestay. Having originated in London in 2010, it is a kind of virtual hotel service that situates guests in well-appointed houses and apartments when their regular occupants are elsewhere.