The folks at onefinestay understand how hard it can be travelling with children away from the comforts and familiar amenities of home. Offering families the chance to stay in other people’s homes when the owners are away, rather than hotels or villas, which often lack the personal touch, they have more than 2,000 (and counting) homes on their books that belong to families who have children themselves, so every little thing you think you need is already catered for.
Scroll down for our hand-picked onefinestay properties in a variety of popular family city break destinations.
The stylish homes on onefinestay's books look as though they’ve jumped straight out of an interior design magazine. You’re bound to get house envy, but, if you put that aside, you’ll appreciate the benefits of staying in a fully furnished house or apartment with well-equipped kitchens, playrooms stuffed with toys and teen gadgets to hand. (In fact, you’ll probably leave armed with ideas for how to refurbish your own home.)
Expect a personal welcome when you arrive from a onefinestay staff member, and the loan of a onefinestay iPhone for the duration of your break that will give you an insiders’ guide to the area, including top tips and recommendations for things to see and do and family-friendly places to eat. So you'll get the best out of your neighbourhood and the city you’re in.
Discerning parents planning family city breaks in London, New York, Paris, Rome and Los Angeles can enjoy the comforts of a real home and the opportuntiy to live like a local, getting to know the real city. The five-star experience includes linens, towels and toiletries, and everything is cleared away before your arrival so there’s plenty of space for you, including storage. You can also put your feet up and relax mid-week while the house is cleaned and the linen is changed – after all, no one wants to spend their holiday doing all those domestic chores they hoped to leave behind.
Travelling with a family and staying in one of these gorgeous properties gives you the freedom to come and go as you want with no checking in or out at a reception desk or having to keep the little ones quiet as they go up and down a corridor. This really is a home-from-home experience and probably one that will leave you never wanting to stay in a hotel again!
Read our review of a London homestay with onefinestay.