Airbnb has just launched Airbnb Luxe, offering luxury accommodation rentals with an average price of $14,000 per week.
“Today’s luxury traveler is craving more than just high-end accommodations; they seek transformation and experiences that leave them feeling more connected to each other and to their destination,” says Airbnb co-founder, CEO, and head of community Brian Chesky.
Airbnb Luxe bookings include access to a trip designer, who arranges everything a traveler could need, from check-in logistics to private chefs. Also available are more extreme requests, such as building a temporary basketball court or cordoning off a section of jungle for a private cave-diving session.
Properties to rent under the Luxe division include the Jamaican villa where Ian Fleming wrote the James Bond novels ($4,455 per night), a six-bedroom Mexican villa with a waterslide into an infinity pool ($3,200 per night), and Nukutepipi, an entire private island in French Polynesia, featuring a master villa and 15 guesthouses ($146,183 per night, with a minimum seven-night stay).