Property goals: how to stay in the world's finest homes

Dominic Jeffares

12 December 2019

Connecting discerning travellers with beautiful abodes, high-end home sharing service onefinestay boasts an expertly curated property portfolio

12 December 2019 | Dominic Jeffares

In partnership with: onefinestay

Only one in 10 homes makes it past the discerning eyes of onefinestay, the high-end home-sharing service boasting luxury stays across the globe. An envy-inducing scroll through its portfolio conjures an array of desirable properties: a Paris apartment with direct views of the Eiffel Tower; a Los Angeles terracotta-tiled home perfect for a Francis Ford Coppola film; or a Balinese villa to trump any influencer's post. 

Founded in 2010, onefinestay offers made-to-measure bespoke hospitality, opening the doors to some of the finest homes in the world. Expect memorable design, unique architectural gems, hard-to-beat locations and feel-good experiences.

Mediating between homeowners and guests, onefinestay seamlessly eases the headaches of home-sharing. Unlike many other home-sharing services out there, a company representative will check you in, meaning there's no ambiguity when it comes to access and the handover of precious keys. Onefinestay also acts as a quasi-concierge service, helping to arrange activities and experiences and remaining on call 24/7 during your stay so you can focus on what's important. 

Interest piqued? Without further ado, here are a few homes we cherry-picked..

Outpost Escape, Los Angeles 

Nestled in the Hollywood hills, Outpost Escape is a Californian gem, where laidback, rustic-chic reigns supreme. The home’s white-painted, terracotta-tiled open-plan living area is elevated by a minimalist, modern kitchen. The perfect abode for a romantic getaway (there's only one master bedroom), the panoramic windows look onto the private garden, complete with swimming pool. Our idea of a dreamy vacation starts here, followed by a jog through Runyon Canyon Park, then brunch at Norah on Santa Monica Blvd. Come evening time? Curl up with a good book on the sofa, prepare a romantic dinner, or take a relaxing bath.

Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles

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Brompton Square V, London 

Brompton Square V could only be the home of someone with a big character (the owner is a famous movie director) and it can be yours for an unforgettable London sojourn. It has a provocative art collection spread throughout the three curio filled sitting rooms, with emerald damask wallpaper and wood-panelling, to the ruby-red cinema room. The five ensuite bedrooms are equally brimming with character – you’ll find antiques, unusual pieces of art and flamboyant accessories. Oh, and there is also a wax figure of the Pope under the stairs. Vacationing in a home like this, you'll certainly be the talk of the town.

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Portobello Road VIII, London 

Set in the heart of vibrant Notting Hill, Portobello Road VIII is a bright and airy, modern home set over two floors with two bedrooms. Zen-like and tastefully decorated throughout, our favourite feature has to be the eco-living wall, which runs up the spine of the house, turning it into an oasis of calm in the already leafy borough. 

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Aldridge Road Villas II, London 

Every now and then, we come across a house so tastefully decorated, it makes everything else seem rather kitsch. Decorated in subtle colours, with beautiful original details, some standout vintage pieces and many books and artworks, the home’s living areas are elegant - it has that perfect blend of British sensibility and considered opulence. What’s more, there’s a verdant garden here too. Situated a stone's throw away from Notting Hill, an area dotted with pubs and restaurants, and close to Portobello Road’s famous market. The kind of home you could see Rudyard Kipling sitting by the fireplace writing a novel. Lovely. 

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Avenue Frédéric le Play, Paris 

The Paris equivalent of a New York apartment with views over Central Park, Avenue Frédéric le Play has criminally good views of the Eiffel Tower it's almost cliché. One floor above street level, this glorious apartment is located in a very central location, and you’ll find some of the city’s finest sights (the Champ de Mars, the Jardins du Trocadéro) nearby. With a spacious living and dining room, it's the perfect place for late-night dinners and midnight revelry, with a certain je ne sais quoi oozing from its walls. Make sure to consult onefinestay's local Service team for the best restaurant recommendations in the city

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Tamarama Coastal Beauty, Sydney 

Tamarama aka Glamarama is a well-to-do suburb located east of Sydney that attracts a youthful international crowd - expect models, surfers, tech entrepreneurs and everything in between. Roughly a kilometre south of Bondi, and only a 15-minute drive from Sydney, this stunning open-plan modernist masterpiece is a great place to take in the ocean vista. With enough room to entertain 8, an alfresco balcony perfect for starlit dinners and the distant sound of waves, it's no surprise this is one of the most popular residences in the glamorous location.

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If you think your home could feature among these great picks, why not find out more about becoming a onefinestay homeowner. Call +44 203871 8650 or contact us here: