10 MOST LUXURIOUS AIRBNBS AROUND THE WORLD
Sure, Airbnb is a household name to find a home away from home. But did you know that a segment of Airbnb called ‘Luxury Retreats’ lists down uber-luxurious and lavish properties across the world where you can melt off your worries and money? Yes, you heard that right. We bring you top 10 such escapes around the world that are ridiculously expensive but worth every penny spent.
 VILLA SYRENE, SORRENTO –
We are here for a luxurious holiday in the true Italian style. Perched on top, giving ‘syrene’ views of the Mediterranean Sea, the villa is designed in Gothic, English and Italian Renaissance style. Romantic garden, stone terraces or the loungers offering views worth a million bucks are sure to spoil you!
Prices starting from – $30630/night
 BELLAGIO GRAND, LA –
This one is as LA as it can get! The mansion overlooks the Bel-Air Country Club and is replete with a lush garden, high windows, monochromatic-tile aesthetics and a pool to soak in the party spirit with 21 of your friends! Do not miss out on the entertainment lounge’s experience that has a cinema, billiards, air hockey and shuffleboard just to name a few!
Prices starting from – $23008/night
 VILLA PLINIANA, LAKE COMO –
With Lake Como serving as a serene backdrop and the garden greens aiming to soothe the sore eyes, this luxurious palazzo that has been around since 1573 is one-of-a-kind. This not-so-humble abode can host up to 16 guests where a fleet of trained staff are stationed to attend to your lavish vacation needs. The palazzo has a helipad for ease of access and numerous other star attractions that will definitely make you extend your leisurely stay.
Prices starting from – $26715/night
 CHÂTEAU DE VALLERY, BOURGUNDY –
Hosting a party, wedding or anniversary bash? Then you ought to make this chateau your destination. Known for its capacity to hold large yet intimate gatherings, this one is an impeccable mix of the modern and the rustic. It has 28 bedrooms to accommodate your entire guest list and star attractions such as a rose garden, historical rooms and medieval cellars to keep your guests entertained even otherwise!
Prices starting from – $21077/night
 NETTLETON HOUSE, CAPE TOWN –
Drive down from Cape Town for about 15 minutes to reach this gem of a property that overlooks the town and the beach of Clifton. The gorgeous views of the blues from the wrap-around terrace are all that you need to unwind on a lavish vacation. Oh, that and some pizza made especially for you in the outdoor pizza oven or Braai, along with some fine wine.
Prices starting from – $20749/night
 VILLA VICTORIA, ST. TROPEZ –
Tucked away in between the Canoubiers Beach and the village of St. Tropez, Villa Victoria redefines luxury with its best. An Epicurean delight, this villa can house up to 14 guests who are treated with the best of French delicacies by a private chef, along with wines that are aged beautifully in a vintage style wine cellar. When here, you can either enrich your culture by taking a quick detour at the museums or partying it up at Club 55.
Prices starting from – $19963/night
 CARBON BEACH, MALIBU –
The stretch of this coastline is also called the ‘Billionaire’s beach’ and for all the right reasons. The properties here, especially the Carbon Beach, are replete with palatial, king-sized homes that are done up with high-end interiors, artworks and artefacts. Let the scent of luxury and ocean fill you as you relax with your friends in the sun lounger while you enjoy your panoramic view. The state-of-art, 10-bedroom villa is a perfect example of a quick, luxurious getaway by the ocean blues.
Prices starting from – $14507/night
 HILLCREST, BEVERLY HILLS –
When it’s Beverly Hills, just the name is enough. The Hillcrest has stood tall since 1934 in the Hollywood-glam neighbourhood. Enter through the arched doorways where you are welcomed by the neatly trimmed greens, a sculpted garden and a tennis court that has a built-in ramp. Venture in and you land up in the chic library that opens to a record room replete with a stage and instruments. Can it get any cooler? Yes! But that’s a surprise we will let you discover by yourself.
Prices starting from – $14495/night
 BRISAS DEL MAR, MEXICO –
Close your eyes and imagine a cosy but sizable beach oasis of 5000 sq ft of indoor space that has direct beach access, heated pools, outdoor terraces and an iconic golf course designed by the One&Only Palmilla and Jack Nicklaus. Sounds like a dream, right? But not a distant one as you can now book this dream property for your next luxury getaway! Feliz Viaje!
Prices starting from – $11696/night
 VILLA MACHIAVELLI, ITALY –
Tucked in the wine-making region of Chianti Classico, this 15th-century villa stands tall amidst the 600-acre land spread. Built by the famous Machiavelli family, this villa showcases the Renaissance master Michelangelo, apart from the breath-taking Tuscan views, the sculpted gardens and frescoed terraces. Enjoy all of this while sipping on the estate’s award-winning wines paired with delectable Italian fare drizzled with fresh olive oil produced at the estate.
Prices starting from – $10316/night