The London company OneFineStay looks to have a portfolio of several outstanding, higher-end vacation rentals that look like the kind of thing that would appeal to CS&W readers. They've been good enough to describe a few of their properties here. This photo is from the Violin Factory, described below, and there are several more photos below the fold. Contact OneFineStay.com.
The London ‘unhotel’
Traveling is all
about immersing yourself in the culture and lifestyle of your destination, and
what better way to do that than bypassing a hotel and living like a local
instead. London based company onefinestay allows you to do
exactly this, as they have over 500 upscale homes which they rent out to
travellers while the owners are out of town. When you arrive at your new
home you are handed an iPhone for your stay, loaded with local information and
recommendations collected from the home owner. The collection of onefinestay
homes includes some pretty unique
vacation rentals in London and New York, so if you are looking for accommodation with a
difference you will certainly find it. For those with a taste for the unusual,
here is a little London preview:
Behind an unassuming set of old wooden doors lies this
breath-taking home right in the heart of London. Once a violin factory, it has
now been transformed into a modern architectural masterpiece where sunlight
from the ceiling windows floods into illuminate the triple height main room.
The home is no stranger to the limelight as its journey to completion in the
loving hands of its architect owner was featured on UK TV show Grand Designs,
and sci-fi fans may recognise it from Dr Who.
If you’re looking
for unusual then look no further than the Clock Tower at London St Pancras
Sleep in the fantastic, double-height master bedroom complete with a
book collection so impressive that it needs its own ladder! For a better view
over London head up to the sitting room where you can peer through the arched
windows at the city below. When you venture down from your tower you will find
you are right in the middle of one of the city’s most up-and-coming areas, with
everywhere you will want to go just a short walk or tube ride away.
It’s all aboard with this floating home.
With the popularity of houseboats in London growing rapidly over the last few
years you will be right on trend with this home. There is no scrubbing the
decks or climbing the rigging necessary here though- in fact with underfloor
heating and a roof terrace it’s all rather luxurious. With a master bedroom for
the captains (parents) and bunks for the crew (children) this is a great
adventure for a family with some fantastic parks just beyond the gangplank.
Top two are the violin factory, middle two St. Pancras, and the bottom two are Lighterman's.