What Your Friends Are Saying
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
It is very difficult finding a nice holiday home to stay in. It is even harder finding the right guests to rent to. Well done Stay One Degree!
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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.
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.
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.