Airbnb unveiled its new luxury arm, Airbnb Luxe, on Wednesday, which offers guests a stay at more than 2,000 swanky properties around the world. The properties have to pass strict evaluation processes over their design and function, with criteria including chef grade appliances, the use of high end furnishings and having spaces that can accommodate groups.
Airbnb Luxe offers eye-watering chateaux, villas, penthouses, estates and properties in metropolitan areas from South Africa to France to New Zealand. It comes after the company launched Aibnb Adventures which offers 200 “bucket list worthy” travel experiences hosted by “local experts”.
On the list are 50 Australian properties throughout Sydney, Byron Bay and Queensland. Airbnb also told Business Insider Australia in an email that properties in Melbourne will be online from September.
Here are some of the properties that made the cut:
Wallis St, North Bondi, Sydney – $3,150 per night
This property is only an eight minute walk from the beach and has stunning ocean views. It has four bedrooms, a heated pool and floating stairs.
Anything with the title ‘penthouse’ is bound to be a treat, and this property is no exception. It has a terrace that provides panorama views of the ocean that’ll have feeling like you’re right above the water itself. And did we mention a 24/7 concierge service?
Eagle Retreat, Casuarina – $893 per night
This property has a more homey feel to it, with wide open spaces and giant glass windows to let in plenty of sunshine.
Sky Loft, Darlinghurst, Sydney – $1,200 per night
This property offers quintessential views of Sydney’s skyline – hello Harbour Bridge! – and is in an ideal spot if you want to head into the city for some shopping.
Te Kahu, New Zealand – $3,727.63 per night
This stunning property overlooks Lake Wanaka. It features wooden ceilings, heated floors and a private courtyard.
Nukutepipi, French Polynesia – $209,394.30 per night
This stunning location is on a private island and comes with several different staff members to cater to you needs – a chef, doctor and massage therapist among them.
Villa Belong Dua, Bali – $587.48 per night
This secluded villa is all about relaxation – laze by the pool, play chess in the media lounge or simply enjoy the ambience.