Eleven years ago its founders, Brian and Joe, inflated three airbeds in the living room of their San Francisco apartment and (Air)bnb was born.
From airbeds, expanded to spare rooms and then to entire homes, to Airbnb Plus and even to boutique hotels. Today the home-sharing site rimagines luxury travel by introducing Airbnb Luxe, with a portfolio of 2,000 upmarket rentals worldwide.
With homes that are destinations in themselves, travelers can stay at incredible places, including award-winning homes in New Zealand and South Africa, castles in France and breathtaking historic villas in Tuscany. Literary fans can seek inspiration and beachfront luxury at The Fleming Villa in Jamaica where Ian Fleming wrote his famous spy novels. Others may prefer complete privacy and exclusivity by booking an entire island with its very own self-declared time zone at the incredible private atoll in French Polynesia, Nukutepipi, curated by Guy Laliberte, founder of Cirque du Soleil and Lune Rouge.
Secluded from the world, the private island in French Polynesia truly is paradise on earth. Wonderfully endowed with amenities for wellness, play, and celebration, this is a uniquely enchanting venue for momentous occasions and unforgettable reunions. The staff includes a chef, captain, activity coordinators, doctor, massage therapist, and more, while numerous deluxe services are available to your entire group.
Each Airbnb Luxe booking provides 24/7 access to a dedicated, highly trained trip designer who will ensure the stay is tailored to the traveler’s unique needs every step of the way. This includes ensuring effortless booking and check-in, coordinating local bespoke experiences and activities, and arranging a wide range of services from childcare, to private chefs to in-house massage therapists – or, for the dedicated, personal training sessions in your own private gym.