5 beautiful homes from the ‘Airbnb for the rich’ that will bring a serious upgrade to your business trip

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Take a look on Airbnb, and you’ll find a free-for-all market spanning from cheap bunk beds to lifestyle magazine-ready loft apartments. On rival home-sharing service Onefinestay, you’ll find that the listings are consciously curated – it may very well be, if the complimentary personal iPhone, welcome staff, and numerous amenities say anything, an Airbnb for the rich.

The company was founded in 2009 and operates in London, New York, Paris, Rome, and Los Angeles. It was acquired in April by France’s AccorHotels for £117 million, or about $155 million.

Recently the site started curating listings to more amenity-specific “folios.” For instance, there’s a “work folio” where business travelers can find places that are better equipped to get work done than your usual hotel room. The luxury properties in this particular folio are often located close to the city’s main business district as well.

We picked out some of the most beautiful listings from Onefinestay’s Work Folio, where you can work as well as relax. The listings range from $353 to $2,255 a night. Take a look.


1. This listing in Kingstown Street in London’s Primrose Hill has a massive skylight that lets in plenty of natural light onto the kitchen’s marble top table.

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The work area sports two clean desks and plenty of bookshelves.

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The bedroom space is spartan but spacious, and the windows let just enough light peek through in the morning.

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There’s even a lounge area where you can kick back and watch some local TV.

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You can book the Kingstown Street listing here.


2. This spacious and open-plan loft is based in New York’s West Village, on Bleecker Street.

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While it doesn’t have an office space, there’s a table where you can do work, conveniently located next to the kitchen’s Nespresso machine, wine fridge, and breakfast bar.

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This rustic living area has exposed brick and plush leather seats. There’s also another floor with three bedrooms to choose from, if you need to check out of work.

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Outside, you get a grand view of the New York cityscape.

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And if you feel like taking in the city or doing work outside, there’s plenty of seats to choose from.

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You can book a stay at the Bleecker Loft here.


3. This Compton Street listing is based in Central London.

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There’s a clean office space with room for two desks here.

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The doors here open up to a terrace …

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… where you can also work while getting a fine view of the city.

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You can book a stay at the Compton Street listing here.


4. This listing on Frey Avenue in Venice, Los Angeles, is bright, airy, and close to the beach.

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Not to mention, the high, exposed-beam ceilings make the place feel twice as big as it is.

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The windows also give the place a great peek into the greenery outside.

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It sports sleek, polished hardwood floors and comfortable Eames chairs to lounge or do work in.

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You can book a stay at the Frey Avenue listing here.


5. This listing from Passage Saint-Antoine is located in Paris’ Bastille neighborhood.

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The host is a photographer who’s lived in New York, but plenty of his work is up on display for you to enjoy during your stay.

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The space also comes with a big outdoor patio, where there’s just enough background noise to help you focus on your work.

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And of course, there’s plenty of kitchen amenities if you want to pop in for a snack.

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You can book a stay at the Passage Saint-Antoine listing here.