The finest One percent of holiday homes
We offer a curated collection of one-of-a-kind holiday homes. Whether it is a one-bedroom cottage idyll in the Cotswolds or a stunning 10-bedroom villa on a private beach in the Greek islands our selection criteria is simple: would we love to stay there ourselves?
A like-minded community of owners and renters
Every Stay One Degree home is individually vetted and has to pass our three hundred quality checks to ensure it meets our - and your - high standards. Likewise, we carefully verify every new renter to give house-proud owners peace of mind.
Exclusive benefits at Mandarin Oriental
Our community enjoy access to exclusive benefits including complimentary nights with our partner Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, the award-winning owner and operator of some of the most luxurious hotel resorts and residences around the world.
Join us and open doors
You do not have to own a holiday home to rent a Stay One Degree home, simply join our community.
“When a tribe is happy to share its friends with houses like these, who wouldn’t want to belong?”
“If you’re frustrated by Airbnb and want a company that handpicks its properties and lets you contact the owners directly, then take a look at Stay One Degree.”
“It's certainly a group of friends you'd like to be part of”
Ultimately, what Stay One Degree does is add trust to the equation as well as a dose of exclusivity. You can see it in the calibre of homes: from castles in Scotland, restored heritage properties in Italy to luxurious beach homes in Seychelles.
"Book wow homes from friends-of-friends"
"This new luxury holiday home booking service is like Airbnb meets Facebook"
You get peace of mind knowing that you'd be renting from someone who's a trusted host (and may even be a friend of a friend) and a holiday home that has passed Stay One Degree's exacting quality control standards.
"The time has come. The LinkedIn, or Facebook for vacation homes has arrived"
"Think of it as a super-exclusive, membership-based Airbnb"
"Stay One Degree makes finding the perfect luxury vacation property a breeze"
Every home and homeowner on the website is properly vetted but even more interestingly, in order to book any of the properties, you must first reach out and connect with the owner so that a degree of trust is bred on both sides of the holiday-house fence.
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Andrew Wiles @ Newmarket, United Kingdom
We found a fabulous villa in Ibiza with Stay One Degree. It exceeded our expectations on every level and the service and attention to detail were second to none. We will be using them again and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending it to anyone.
Miranda Spary @ Queenstown, New Zealand
Until recently, we have just rented our house to friends, as it's very much a family house and we weren't sure about renting to people we didn't know. We found out about Stay One Degree after discovering that two of our favourite places in the world to stay are both listed with them. We joined up and discovered that we knew masses of the other people who had listed their houses too. The concept is so brilliant - it is lovely staying somewhere new but being able to explore it from a house that feels like home - where there are books and toys and really good local information about what to do and see makes it feel like staying with friends, and isn't that the perfect way to holiday?
Jacquetta Allsopp @ London, United Kingdom
Gemma Pearce @ Hampshire, United Kingdom
The genius behind the model is that through the connections you make, you feel as though you are going to accept bookings from likeminded people who will therefore look after and respect your home, as if it were their own. We have had such a positive experience so far and would definitely recommend this unique new way to rent within your trusted network.
James Benady @ Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Through Stay One Degree we have rented our home in Spain for 10 weeks this summer to mutual connections that we trust will take care of our home. We are absolutely thrilled with the service provided. Well done Stay One Degree!
Anna Livings @ Great Munden, United Kingdom
Thank you Stay One Degree for finding us the perfect getaway. It is a relief to know we need never look any further than you to find our future holiday homes. We feel safe in the knowledge that you will find us somewhere with a touch of luxury yet with a reassuring "home from home” feel.
Caroline Freeman @ Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Having recently renovated our home in Spain, we were hesitant to rent it out, particularly to strangers. Through Stay One Degree we rent our home exclusively to friends and mutual connections we know and trust, safe in the knowledge that our home is well looked after.