“Marble lobbies, concierges and room service are not exactly things to be knocked in the World of luxury, but don’t you feel like you would just rather something a little bit less generic with a bit more space and character, in fact rather much like your home? Well now with private home stay specialists ‘onefinestay’ this is all now possible. As it happens they can also rent out your house while you are not using it. Read on to find out how it works….”
onefinestay redefines the experience of visiting London: live like a local by staying in a distinctive home while the owner is out of town, with a service which offers all the convenience and comfort of a hotel. Guests enjoy luxury amenities like 5* hotel linens and toiletries from The White Company as standard. Every guest is also lent an iPhone for the duration of their stay which is stocked with local tips and helpful videos recorded by the home’s owner, and from which they can make free local calls. Members benefit by earning an income from a house or flat which would otherwise sit vacant, without the risk or hassle associated with alternatives like holiday rental or short letting.
Prices range from £150 a night for a comfortable one bedroom apartment in Marylebone W1, to £2,000 a night for a grand townhouse in South Kensington near Hyde Park. Other distinctive options on www.onefinestay.com include a pied-a-terre in aristocratic Mayfair, a family home in leafy Primrose Hill, a bachelor pad in trendy Shoreditch and a palatial home in luxurious Knightsbridge. This service suits everyone from regular business travellers to London, professional couples seeking a better way to experience the city, to families with children.
onefinestay members benefit from a complete service, from marketing and photography to insurance, cleaning, and provision of linens. The amount members can earn depends on the value of their property and the amount of time they’re away. onefinestay essentially delivers an income level which is comparable to the fair long-term let value of their home.
onefinestay was founded in 2009 by three serial entrepreneurs with property management, logistics, investment and technology experience. Fuelled by rave reviews from guests and hosts, onefinestay has expanded from just 6 host members in 2009 to more than 150 today. onefinestay now has over 150 members with distinctive homes across London’s best neighbourhoods. onefinestay’s early success was spotted by leading European venture capital firm Index Ventures which led a $3.7m funding round. Other angel investors include Brent Hoberman, co-founder & CEO of Lastminute.com, Andy Phillipps, co-founder of ActiveHotels, and other leading figures from the travel and hospitality community.
Unit 3, 40 Bowling Green Lane, London EC1R 0NE
Office: (+44) (0)20 3287 4639
Bookings: (+44) (0)800 612 4377
>onefinestay is a trading name of Lifealike Limited, UK registered company number 06554630, registered address 7th Floor, 4 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4UP.