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What Your Friends Are Saying

Andrew Wiles @ Newmarket, United Kingdom (UK)

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 (UK)

I love the concept of renting to people you kind of know - you can click on their pages and see their chalet in Verbier or whatever.

Gemma Pearce @ Hampshire, United Kingdom (UK)

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, China

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 (UK)

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, China

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.

Rupert Mitchell @ Hong Kong, China

I love the concept of Stay One Degree - the idea of renting one's home to friends or friends of friends provides a high degree of peace of mind.

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Introducing the luxury website that's shaking up the holiday rental market.

When a tribe is happy to share with its friends 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.

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, it's certainly a group of friends you'd like to be part of.

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.

Every home and homeowner on the website is properly vetted – many by Stay One Degree co-founders, Thomas Bennett and Jorge Munoz – but even more interestingly, in order to book any of the properties that catch your eye, 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.

Think of it as a super-exclusive, membership-based Airbnb, which allows you to connect with the homeowners, who in turn feel more secure in that they're renting their abode to a friend or a friend of a friend.

The time has come. The LinkedIn, or Facebook for vacation homes has arrived. Stay One Degree functions as a social network for luxury holiday home rentals. Like Airbnb, you’ll get to speak to the homeowners directly. Unlike Airbnb though, users are only allowed to make bookings with those they’re connected with. In the same way you’re more likely to trust someone who’s the BFF of your mate, Stay One Degree offers that level of trust for homeowners and renters, removing the risks associated with renting to/from strangers.

Stay One Degree, the social network for luxury villa rentals, offers the chance to experience Cape Town like a discerning local.

The social network model allows members to grow their connections into a large community of sorts, who are comfortable renting to and from one another.

Stay One Degree has quickly started to make a name for itself as the go-to holiday home rental website in the travel industry.

Stay One Degree: The Ultra Luxury Version of Airbnb.

Stay One Degree has created a unique online platform that connects home owners and guests with their friends, mutual connections and trusted members all over the world.

Here comes a brand that’s going to change the way we think of luxury home rentals.

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