Airbnb Luxe Now Offers Mind-Blowing Estate Rentals for Bon Vivants



The sharing economy just got ultra refined.

Go Easy in Mount Standfast lies in the Sugar Hills gated community in Barbados. It has the only private tennis court on the block, and it also comes with a gazebo, cottage, and poolside pavilion with a wet bar and barbecue.

Just over a year ago, Airbnb introduced Plus—an upper tier of rentals with top-notch style, comfort, and charm. And this week, the San Francisco–based company launched Airbnb Luxe—a curated collection of 2,000 luxury estates around the world with “five-star everything.”

Each expertly designed home has passed a 300-point inspection and comes with luxury amenities, a full range of services, and a dedicated trip designer that’ll customize an itinerary based on your tastes and desires.

Go Easy in Mount Standfast, Barbados

Go Easy in Mount Standfast lies in the Sugar Hills gated community in Barbados. It has the only private tennis court on the block, and it also comes with a gazebo, cottage, and poolside pavilion with a wet bar and barbecue.

Go Easy in Mount Standfast lies in the Sugar Hills gated community in Barbados. It has the only private tennis court on the block, and it also comes with a gazebo, cottage, and poolside pavilion with a wet bar and barbecue. 

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Villa Pizzorusso in Puglia, Italy, is a 16th-century masseria (fortified farmhouse) surrounded by orange trees on the ancient Appian Way.

Villa Pizzorusso in Puglia, Italy, is a 16th-century masseria (fortified farmhouse) surrounded by orange trees on the ancient Appian Way.

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For example: a private car picks you up from the airport and sweeps you off to your destination; a five-star chef prepares your favorite meals (unless you’d like a reservation made at a nearby Michelin-starred establishment); a massage therapist is on-call at all times. The offerings are virtually limited only by one’s imagination.

In the midst of two newish booming economies—the sharing and experience ones—Airbnb has smartly dovetailed a growing desire for adventurous vacationing with high-end living, granting luxury to those traveling to far-flung corners of the world.

Villa Agar in Marrakesh, Morocco

Villa Agar in Marrakesh, Morocco, is surrounded by gardens, olive trees, and sculptures. The designer villa sits within the Royal Fairmont Palm Resort.

Villa Agar in Marrakesh, Morocco, is surrounded by gardens, olive trees, and sculptures. The designer villa sits within the Royal Fairmont Palm Resort.

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