Airbnb has come a long way for a company that started out as two enterprising friends renting air mattress on a loft apartment floor. And not just in the realm of diverse, quirky and budget accommodation options — its now listing some jaw-droppingly lavish mansions, villas, and estates around the world.
Although Airbnb’s initial concept was one of sharing budget living spaces in overpriced cities, they have now grown to cater for all types. Though many scour the website looking for overnight stays in quirky airstream trailers, remote treehouses and converted windmills, there’s another side to Airbnb hiding at the high end of the Average Nightly Price slider, where most fear to click.
If you’re looking to book a night of total opulence, or just want to know how the 0.1 percent travel, then these pricey abodes are the best place to start. Here you’ll find vast mansions, luxury estates, unparalleled views and true architectural masterpieces.
Although many of these include all the extras you could imagine, are the very definition of luxury and can sleep many guests, you’ll still be shelling out a small fortune for an overnight stay. But if money is no object, then why not splash out on one of the United States’s most expensive short term rentals?