Thanks To Airbnb, You Can Now Book Castles And Private Islands

Airbnb is now a well-established company for travelers hoping to book lodgings in just about every city in the world. If you’re familiar with Airbnb, you probably already know that there are different tiers of properties in which to search and eventually book. Each of these progressing tiers offers property a little more luxurious than the last. Airbnb’s newest tier, Airbnb Luxe, is the top end of the spectrum, now offering guests 2,000 luxury homes around the world, including some private islands and castles.

The bulk of these super-luxury properties are now available thanks to Airbnb’s purchase of a company called Luxury Retreats. The company specialized in renting out villas, penthouses, and mansions. These properties must meet a strict set of criteria in order to qualify for the Luxe tier, including having rare furnishings, top of the line appliances, and other notable features.

If you book one of these Luxe tier properties, you’re getting more than just an incredible piece of property at which to stay. You’ll also get access to a private trip coordinator who you can call 24 hours a day to help book other activities and make reservations.

So, exactly what kind of properties can you expect when booking at this elite tier?  Here are some of our favorite options.

Villa Samira

Villa Samira

This six-bedroom villa in Thailand offers incredible views of the Bay of Bengal. It also comes with an infinity pool, a jacuzzi, housekeeping, and a private chef. It’s a perfect option for a relaxing retreat, and at a (current) price of $1,250 night, it’s not going to completely shatter the bank account.

Nakutepipi

Nakutepipi

If you’re looking for something that is more in the bank-breaking range, or if you have a big party, consider Nukutepipi in French Polynesia. It’s a private spa on an island boasting 21 bedrooms, 25 baths, a private chef, massage staff, boat captain, and even a doctor on hand to help your private group. But at $144,908 per night, you’d better do some financial planning and coordinating before booking.

Villa Mexance

Villa Mexance

This 8-bedroom estate is located just a few miles outside of Marrakech, Morocco. It’s a great option for a group celebrating a special event, and the rooms and baths are laid out in two homes that surround a gorgeous swimming pool located in the center of the property. Along with the best of the typical amenities you’d expect for rooms that start from $1,211 per night, you’ll also be provided with daily housekeeping service and a private butler.