OneFineStay – Vacationing Like a Local


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Everybody does need a little time away from it all. Vacationing, taking a breather once in a while is something you need, whatever your preoccupations are in this busy journey called life. If you happen to be a businessman looking to do a Hugh Grant a la Notting Hill, then traveling to a different city like London may be a quick respite for you.

Just when you thought vacationing/travelling in style and comfort couldn’t get any better, along comes Onefinestay. It puts the idea of city breaks in a whole new light. There are many factors to consider when choosing an accommodation or when booking a hotel.

 

Staying at a Local’s Abode

Onefinestay is a service which pools together members who agree to have their luxurious apartment or house rented out to transient visitors while they’re out of town. They earn income from their house which would otherwise remain idle while they’re away. As a member, you wouldn’t have to worry about marketing or insurance. Onefinestay has got you all covered.

OneFineStay, vacationing like a local
(Cartwright Gardens, where I stayed while in London by myself)

It was launched in London in May 2010 and then expanded to New York in May 2012. Their website has a listing of over 500 homes. Prices range from £150 a night for a cozy one bedroom apartment to £1,000 a night for a grand townhouse. Some prices are the same range when you stay at a hotel, but staying at local homes have its advantages.

Saving on Food Expenses

Cooking home meals has always been cheaper as when eating out. At rented homes, you have a refrigerator to store all your favourite food, and a pantry to fill with snacks. It is a lot cheaper compared to a hotel where a bottle of fruit juice will cost you twice.

Vacationing Like a Local,Baker Street
(Baker Street Station, hubby in the background)

Living In a Neighborhood of Friendly Locals

You can experience how it truly is to live like a local by living within the proximity of many locals. You can get a feel of how silent, noisy, or busy a neighborhood is as you stay in the area longer. Onefinestay rentals are known for their luxury, so be assured that you get the finest.

Spacious

Compared to a hotel, you will have a living room, bathroom and toilet, a bedroom, a kitchen, even your own entry hall cabinet. If you are vacationing with family or friends, having a home with several bedrooms will still prove fun while having your privacy.

Hotel-like Services

london, vacationing like a local
(Friend and I near the Big Ben)

What’s nice about their service is that they offer all the perks and convenience of staying in a plush hotel while giving you the chance to live like a local in whatever city you’re staying in. For instance, guests are treated to luxury amenities such as five-star hotel linens and toiletries from The White Company in London and Kiehl’s products in New York. Not only linens, they also are down to provide services of cleaning your rented home.

Onefinestay is the only company in its service model that visits each home, villa, or apartment in its listing. It’s not easy to get listed, which means the standards of accommodations must be high.

If you’re on a city break in London, booking a home through onefinestay is a good way to go.

Phone For Your Use

As if that weren’t enough, onefinestay lends you an iPhone for the entire length of your stay. You can make free local calls from this phone, and it’s loaded with local tips from the homeowner. You’ll feel like a celebrity sans the paparazzi, because you’ll manage to pull off acting like a local.

Onefinestay has a clear vision

They hope to give vacationing city travellers a whole new world of experience and more options than just booking hotels. Experience being a local even if you’re just vacationing, by living in a local’s home. Today, London and New York… tomorrow, the world!

citybreak, Onefinestay is a service which pools together members who agree to have their apartment or house rented out to transient visitors while they’re out of town. They earn income from their house which would otherwise remain idle while they’re away. As a member, you wouldn’t have to worry about marketing or insurance. Onefinestay has got you covered down to the provision of linens and cleaning of your house.
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11 Replies to “OneFineStay – Vacationing Like a Local”

  1. It is good that in every accommodation,you should feel relax staying on that place.Onefinestay has a good service wherein they can lend you iPhone,can make local calls.

  2. Nice to know that a place like this one still out there. It is nice to have a place where you can stay comfortably and feel good..

  3. definitely a nice place to visit, no question about that. Just by looking at the photos and the amenities mentioned is indeed luxurious but worth it of course

  4. every body really needs a breather. and an escape from reality. hubby and i go out like ones a month just to have fun, relax and enjoy with the kids

  5. I want to try this but I always travel with a kid. Sometimes they don’t allow kids in their homes. I can understand that. Perhaps when Gwen is a bit older…

  6. This is something new to experience. I honestly like this idea though, it’s like vacationing in a friend’s house except you don’t have that friend with you. Plus free iPhone usage? You couldn’t get any better than that.

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