Top 10 Most Expensive Airbnb Stays in the World


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Since 2008, Airbnb has been a cornerstone of the sharing economy, with more than half a billion guests booking through the site each year.

What started as a budget-friendly alternative to hotels has transformed into a global phenomenon. The company’s meteoric rise in popularity caused the world’s elite to sit up and take notice. Today, some of the world’s most expensive vacation rentals are available on the site.

Airbnb Luxe was launched in 2019 with the tagline “Extraordinary homes with five-star everything.” The luxury division offers a curated collection of the best Airbnbs, which must pass a strenuous 300-point inspection. Guests are given a personal trip designer and offered customizable services including butler service, private chef, chauffeur, masseuse, childcare, and more.

With Airbnb Luxe offering the world’s most extraordinary homes, the platform isn’t just for digital nomads and budget travelers anymore. The wealthiest people in the world are using Airbnb to book luxury vacations. What are the top Airbnbs? And what is the most expensive Airbnb in the world?

Here are the Top 10 Most Expensive Airbnb Stays in the World:

  1. Firefly – Anse des Cayes, St. Barts, St. Barthélemy – $32,143 Per Night
  2. Frostwood Gondola – Park City, Utah – $30,274 Per Night
  3. The Great House – Mullins, St. Peter, Barbados – $30,000 Per Night
  4. Amilla Villa Estate – Baa Atoll, North Province, Maldives – $30,000 Per Night
  5. Villa Katarina – Orebić, Dubrovačko-neretvanska županija, Croatia – $30,000 Per Night
  6. Chalet Les Anges – Zermatt, Visp, Switzerland – $27,803 Per Night
  7. Le Chalet Mont Blanc – Les Houches, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France – $27,473 Per Night
  8. Villa Syrene – Sorrento, Campania, Italy – $27,396 Per Night
  9. The Tower – Maiori, Salerno, Campania, Italy – $27,287 Per Night
  10. Pure Turquoise – Saint George, St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda – $27,000 Per Night

10. Pure Turquoise – St. George, St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda – $27,000 Per Night

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For absolute seclusion and relaxation, look no further than Pure Turquoise. This contemporary beach getaway is located on a private cove on a tiny island in Antigua & Barbuda.

The sprawling estate can accommodate 14 guests with seven bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. One of its most breathtaking features is a large infinity pool and spa that blends seamlessly into the tranquil, untouched ocean waters. The view alone is priceless.

With Jumby Bay Beach a mere five-minute drive away (guests can travel via bicycles and golf carts offered on-site if they wish), this Airbnb has the best of both worlds for secluded and popular beach destinations.

Why It’s Expensive

In addition to housekeeping, a private chef, and butler service, Turquoise Cove offers luxurious amenities including a vaulted gazebo, open-air pavilions, private croquet lawn, tennis court, full gym, media lounge, pool table, and more.

9. The Tower – Maiori, Salerno, Campania, Italy – $27,287 Per Night

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You and twelve friends can live like royalty at The Tower, a 14th-century villa built into a cliff overlooking the Amalfi Coast.

Guests at The Tower experience sweeping views of the coastline and sea below while remaining secluded in the emerald foliage enveloping the retreat. The Tower’s design nods to its medieval past but offers all the modern amenities desired by today’s elite travelers.

In addition to The Tower itself are three annexes, each boasting five-star accommodations. Groups of up to 18 guests can also rent Villa Luisa, the neighboring Airbnb, offered by the same hosts with access to a shared gym and conference room.

Why It’s Expensive

The Tower boasts a double-level swimming pool, private sea access, a terrace, alfresco dining, a garden, and a farmhouse with small donkeys, Falabella ponies, alpacas, sheep, and chickens.

It is staffed by a personal chef, housekeeper, and butler. Private concerts are available in the Gritto upon request. There is also a private chapel for weddings and events available upon request.

8. Villa Syrene – Sorrento, Campania, Italy – $27,396 Per Night

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Every square inch of Villa Syrene is a work of art. From exquisite living spaces to dazzling views of the Mediterranean Sea to breathtaking historic gardens, this museum-like estate was crafted with the highest ideals in style and luxury.

Accommodating 12 guests with six bedrooms and six bathrooms, each private suite features its own motif and ensuite bath with luxurious marble walls and floors. Exquisite period furnishings, art, and statuary adorn all the salons, porticoes, the study, and the library.

Finally, the garden, which is described on Airbnb as “perhaps the finest private garden in Italy,” is crafted in Gothic, English, and Renaissance styles and maintained by two full-time gardeners.

Why It’s Expensive

Situated in one of the most breathtaking locations in the world with magnificent views of the Bay of Naples, the island of Procida, and Mount Vesuvius — the location of Villa Syrene alone is enough to fetch a pretty penny.

Staff and services include a private chef, a dishwasher, a housekeeper, a maid, a porter, two gardeners, and turndown service. Other amenities include a private boat dock, swimming pool, alfresco dining, and much more.

7. Le Chalet Mont Blanc – Les Houches, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France – $27,473 Per Night

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For pristine, panoramic views of the Swiss Alps, there is nowhere in the world like Le Chalet Mont Blanc.

This modern chalet offers up to 16 guests the opportunity to marvel at the majesty of Mont Blanc from a private helipad, luxurious indoor pool and spa, or one of many tremendous outdoor decks.

Inside, the chalet features a contemporary, minimalist design and modern art. Each of the 12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, and all living spaces were meticulously created with the finest in finishes and decor. Floor-to-ceiling windows, fireplaces, modern furnishings, and reclaimed wood accents create rustic yet extremely luxurious surroundings.

Why It’s Expensive

A stay at Le Chalet Mont Blanc comes with daily housekeeping, private chef service, and a chauffeur to take you and your friends to the slopes located 9 kilometers away.

On-site amenities include a home theater, a wine cellar, sauna, a library, massage room, a gym, a fully stocked kitchen, six-car garage, and a helipad for guests to arrive in style in a luxury helicopter.

6. Chalet Les Anges – Zermatt, Visp, Switzerland – $27,803 Per Night

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Chalet Les Anges was awarded the Best Ski Chalet in Switzerland and Best Ski Chalet in the World … twice.

Chalet Les Anges offers one of the finest chalet experiences in the world. The traditional exterior gives way to a sleek, modern interior designed by world-renowned interior architect Magali de Tscharner. Warm wood tones envelop guests in a sense of comfort and warmth against the snow-capped mountainside, while simplistic finishes deliver a pristine modern touch.

The stately alpine retreat can comfortably accommodate 14 guests with seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Huge windows and balconies allow guests to take in unparalleled mountain views or observe the quaint city of Zermatt below.

Why It’s Expensive

Chalet Les Anges comes staff with a private chef and villa manager who provide champagne, spirits and carefully selected house wines. In addition, Chalet Les Anges promotes itself as child-friendly with baby equipment and chef service for children’s meals.

Other onsite amenities include a media room, plunge pool, spa, full wellness area, massage room, and alfresco dining.

5. Villa Katarina – Orebić, Dubrovačko-neretvanska županija, Croatia – $30,000 Per Night

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The incomparable opulence of Villa Katarina harkens back to another time.

This world-class seaside property consists of eight suites with 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, accommodating a total of 16 guests. A magnificent terrace overlooks the brilliant blue waters of the Adriatic Sea and Korcula island.

No detail was overlooked in the design of the villa’s interiors. Luxury woodworking, ornate tile and marble, baroque chandeliers, and sumptuous furnishings create a palatial experience fit for royalty.

Why It’s Expensive

The extremely luxe construction and design of Villa Katarina deliver an atmosphere that is nothing short of regal. The Airbnb boasts special amenities including an infinity pool, a spa with a waterfall, sauna, steam room, wine cellar, gym, library, and massage room.

Services include a private chef, housekeeping, and butler service.

4. Amilla Villa Estate – Baa Atoll, North Province, Maldives – $30,000 Per Night

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Be immersed in paradise at Amilla Villa Estate. Part of the UNESCO World Heritage Biosphere Reserve, the surroundings of this glamorous retreat feature careful preservation of the earth’s natural beauty.

Twelve guests can enjoy staying at Amilla Villa Estate. Suites include six bedrooms with enormous spa-like bathrooms and with massive windows overlooking the Indian Ocean. Plenty of open-air spaces allow ocean breezes to blow peacefully through the villa.

The estate is an entertainer’s dream with large indoor and outdoor hosting spaces and spacious dining areas. Simple, white furnishings take second stage to the natural beauty of Baa Atoll.

Why It’s Expensive

The villa also includes breakfast, laundry service, housekeeping, and 24-hour security. Private chef, spa service, activities and excursions, and childcare are also available at request.

The tranquil beachfront setting features an infinity pool and spa, or enjoy private beach access with sun loungers. Indoors, find an entertainment lounge for film viewing, video games, or table tennis. Access to a tennis court is also available.

3. The Great House – Mullins, St. Peter, Barbados – $30,000 Per Night

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Situated on a remote island overlooking the Caribbean Sea near one of the most expensive places to travel in the world, The Great House is reserved for the world’s most elite travelers.

Less a “house” than it is a private resort, the grounds feature The Great House — a neo-classical mansion replete with traditional seaside decor — is surrounded by The Hillaby House, Cottages, and the Carriage House. In total, the gated Airbnb offers 12 sumptuous bedrooms, 18 beds, and 12 bathrooms, comfortably accommodating up to 30 guests.

Explore two and a half acres of manicured tropical gardens and over 10 meters of private Caribbean beachfront, or relax poolside and listen to peaceful ocean sounds.

Why It’s Expensive

The Great House offers perhaps more special services and amenities than any other Airbnb on earth. Guests at The Great House have access to large game rooms, a home cinema, a spa room, a full gym, a conference room, and a US Open style tennis court. The resort also provides a motor cruiser, a speedboat, kayaks, and sporting equipment.

On-site staff includes a private chef, four butlers, four housekeepers, two laundresses, four gardeners, a boat captain, boat fuel, and four security guards.

2. Frostwood Gondola – Park City, Utah – $30,274 Per Night

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Frostwood Gondola is the most expensive Airbnb in the U.S. (though not more than this expensive Las Vegas hotel room) and offers luxury accommodations in one of the world’s most sought-after ski destinations.

Nestled in seclusion near the Wasatch Mountains, the enormous rustic contemporary ski chalet sleeps 16 guests with seven bedrooms, 10 beds, and nine bathrooms. Each suite has luxurious furnishings and large, spa-like bathrooms. Other features include a media room, ski storage, an outdoor kitchen, and a jacuzzi.

Huge windows throughout offer guests near-constant mountain views. Nearby activities include the Park City Golf Course, the Utah Olympic Park, and Park City Ice Arena and Sports Complex.

Why It’s Expensive

With private monorail service to world-class skiing at Deer Valley Resort, Canyons Village, and Park City Mountain, a stay at Frostwood Gondola is a ski enthusiast’s paradise.

Add-on staff services include villa pre-stocking, airport transfers, housekeeping, as well as guided activities and excursions.

1. Firefly – Anse des Cayes, St. Barts, St. Barthélemy – $32,143 Per Night

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At Firefly, guests feel as though they are immersed in the sights and sounds of Anse des Cayes at all times.

The design of this new, contemporary villa features an excess of windows and transparent features to create an open-air experience. It has seven bedrooms and bathrooms for up to 14 guests. The layout centers around a tranquil pool, creating the feel of a private resort or hotel.

Whitewashed, vaulted ceilings, sleek finishes, and modern furnishings add to Firefly’s luxe seaside atmosphere. Private access to white sands and crystalline blue waters is the final indulgence in a vacation rental steeped in luxury at every turn.

Why It’s Expensive

The staff at Firefly delivers a truly exceptional experience. Each guest is greeted with a welcome basket filled with gourmet charcuterie, cheeses, wine, and more. The remainder of the stay features professionally prepared meals, housekeeping, and nightly turn-down service.

While Firefly itself feels miles away from civilization, there is a host of nearby beaches and popular nightlife and shopping.

The Most Expensive Airbnb Stay in the World

The most expensive Airbnb in the world is Firefly at Anse des Cayes, St. Barts, St. Barthelemy for a staggering $32,143 per night. More a private hotel than a house, the contemporary retreat offers seven suites, all with sweeping views of white sand beaches and turquoise waters.

A full staff attends to guests’ every need, ensuring a seamless transition from airport to villa to beach, expertly prepared meals, and all the convenience of a hotel with the comfort of a home.

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Eric Lyons

Eric is a subject-matter expert on the world's most expensive luxuries and collectibles. He has explored thousands of luxuries and collectibles over the past few years and now brings them to readers around the world.

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