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Try These Ultra-Luxury Airbnb Alternatives

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Airbnb has become an invaluable tool for travelers looking to have a more immersive experience on vacation. But there are other options out there. Here are four that cater to the luxury crowd.

Emerald Villa, Florianopolis
(Oasis Collections)

Oasis Collections
Oasis has criss-crossed the globe, building a team of local experts. The company scouts a select group of homes in the best neighborhoods and provides prospective guests with amenities such as stocked fridges, gym memberships, and access to a network of private members’ clubs. Interested in renting the property featured in the picture? Click here.

Rue Saint-Antoine Property
(Courtesy of onefinestay)

Onefinestay
Based in London, New York, Paris, and Los Angeles, onefinestay curates upscale homes in each city, with an emphasis on the creature comforts. For example, when you arrive at your rental, onefinestay provides you with an iPhone, with free data and local calls, and area recommendations. You can use it for the duration of your stay. Interested in renting the property featured in the picture? Click here.

Calistoga Ranch
(Calistoga Ranch)

3rd Home
Think of 3rd Home as a members-only timeshare. You earn “keys” by listing your private vacation home and the number of weeks it’s available on 3rd Home. You trade in your “keys” for stays at other members’ homes. There may be an initiation fee of $2,500, but it provides you with a lifetime’s worth of getaway options. Interested in staying with 3rd Home partner the Calistoga Ranch? Click here.

Christian Ixth Residence
(Kid and Coe)

Kid and Coe
For travelers with kids, Kid & Coe makes family vacations hassle free. Properties include kid-friendly amenities like ­strollers and highchairs; and the company offers an online guidebook, The City Scout, which is a list of sites to see compiled by local parents. Interested in booking the residence featured above? Click here.