This Website Is the Michelin Guide of Vacation Rental Homes
Airbnb could have competition.
Published Oct 3, 2019 11:59 AM
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Finding the right place to stay can be one of the trickiest parts of planning a vacation. Boutique hotels can fill up quickly, and when it comes to booking a vacation rental, visitor reviews might not always accurately reflect the quality of the home. Now, Plum Guide is offering heavily curated, well-styled, high-quality rentals for the ultra-discerning vacationer. When a company dubs itself the “Michelin Guide for homes,” you know it’s going to deliver top-tier experiences.
Plum Guide first launched in London in 2016 and has now expanded to feature properties in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Rome, and Milan. The company’s team of design experts select properties under rigorous standards: Only one in 100 homes are accepted to become a Plum Guide rental. Once accepted, the spaces are styled and photographed by experts, the host is interviewed about their hospitality services, and the listing is crafted to give potential visitors the most accurate picture of their stay.
It’s a system that ensures that only the best-of-the-best properties are offered, virtually promising a relaxing stay in a beautifully designed space. Vacation for the aesthetically driven just got a lot easier. See our favorite spaces available in Paris, London, and New York below.
Old meets new in this charming Montmartre apartment, with a rose-hued Michel Ducaroy sofa resting right by a marble fireplace. The eclectic collection of books, art, and decorative objects gives this airy space a cozy, lived-in feeling.
The bones of this Parisian loft are of particular interest: Wooden beams, a minimal fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling windows provide an impressive architectural foundation for a well-styled arrangement of mid-century furniture and a varied art collection.
Mondrian-inspired art prints and electric-orange accents enliven this London townhouse. The home’s ultra-cozy sleep nook makes winding down at the end of a busy day all the more relaxing.
Dynamic color pairings transform this Shoreditch home into a contemporary marvel, with art inspired by Matisse, Calder, and Yves Klein lending the space a touch of modernism. Blues and oranges complement one another to create a surprisingly serene abode.
New York, New York
Manhattan’s East Village is certainly an urban jungle, but this luxurious apartment takes that notion to the next level, with pothos and peace lilies filling the entire space. Awe-inspiring light fixtures and a massive, dual-tone sectional make this home ideal for entertaining friends—though it only sleeps two.
Color lovers, here’s the home for you: Sumptuous pinks provide a base for contemporary art in this Tribeca apartment’s living room, and the rest of the rainbow gets its fair due in the rest of the space. A deep turquoise kitchen looks perfectly contemporary, and a dark purple floral bedroom makes for a dramatic retreat. The all-black marble bathroom may just be this home’s crown jewel, though.
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