What It's Really Like to Be a Onefinestay Host

Julia Millay Walsh

When we first heard about Onefinestay, a company people are calling “Airbnb for luxury homes,” we developed a major crush. Based in London, Paris, New York, and Los Angeles, the company curates some of the most beautiful, thoughtfully designed homes in each market and makes them available to travelers, along with hospitality services you’d receive at a hotel. It allows guests to feel at home yet inspired by a new surrounding—and taken care of. And it’s pretty much the only way we want to travel anymore.

We’ve stayed in a few and enjoyed all the perks—a helpful booking agent, a welcome greeter, WiFi and an iPhone to use, fresh linens, and top-notch cleaning, to name a few. But in our most recent stay, in this bohemian bungalow in Venice Beach (which we used to shoot some exciting videos you’ll see soon!), we found ourselves wondering… Who are the homeowners? What’s their story? And how can we become hosts, too?

We spoke with Evan Frank, Co-Founder and Vice President Americas of Onefinestay, to learn more about what it’s like to be a host. Read on for our interview.

Interested in becoming a host yourself? Visit Onefinestay to register.

What you ever rented out your home to travelers? Would you consider it?

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