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Revealed: The UK’s Most Expensive Airbnb Rentals

In the UK’s short-term and holiday let market, the Airbnb platform stands as a beacon of potential for entrepreneurial property investors. This has recently come to the fore, with new research casting a spotlight on the premium segment of Airbnb, identifying the most expensive listings in the country.

Airbnb’s prominence in the holiday let domain, with over 7 million listings globally, underscores the platform’s wide-reaching potential. Within the UK, London alone boasts over 91,000 listings.

The spotlight has recently been shone on the crème de la crème of these listings in new research by Best Brokers – an organisation that ranks brokers who trade forex, stocks, cryptocurrencies and commodities. The research highlights 20 properties that command the highest prices across 15 of the UK’s major urban areas for a seven-night stay, with the UK’s priciest Airbnb commanding a cool nightly rate of £11.5K* per night – more than many luxury holidays abroad.

The 15 urban areas ranked in the research were Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Leeds (Bradford), Liverpool (Birkenhead), Sheffield, Manchester, Nottingham, Leicester, Birmingham, Swansea, Bristol, Cardiff, London and Bournemouth (Poole) as outlined in the map below.

Source BestBrokers via Airbnb

Join us as we take a look inside Airbnb’s top five most expensive listings.

The UK’s most expensive Airbnbs

1. Eight-bed Chelsea townhouse, London – £11,500 per night, £80,500* (7-night stay)

Scooping the crown as the UK’s most expensive Airbnb, is an eight-bedroom family property in the heart of Chelsea, one of London’s most exclusive residential areas.

Cheyne Place is an impressive eight-bedroom property located just a stone’s throw away from the Victoria and Albert Museum, the stylish Chelsea Farmer’s Market and the iconic King’s Road that commands an eye-watering £11,500 per night (including service fees, taxes, cleaning charges and discounts) while a seven-night stay at the residence at the height of the UK season costs £80,500*.

The prime holiday let offers eight modern double bedrooms and six-and-a-half contemporary bathrooms across three levels. It also features a patio garden, a courtyard, a fully equipped kitchen and a terrace that provides impressive views of the Thames and the city skyline. Included in your stay are services such as a paid airport shuttle, private parking and exclusive access to Burton Court, a privately owned park featuring three tennis courts and a tennis academy. The park also hosts regular cricket matches and art fairs.

2. Well-appointed Mayfair Penthouse, London – £11,131 per night, £77,919 per week*

Accommodating up to 8 guests, this Mayfair Penthouse offers breathtaking views of Central London’s iconic landmarks from its balconies. This Airbnb Luxe property holds the second spot in the curated list of the UK’s most expensive Airbnbs, with a nightly fee of £11,131 and a total cost of £77,919 for a week-long stay* in July.

The residence includes four bedrooms, each with a private bathroom and benefits from daily housekeeping included in the cost. Situated in the heart of Mayfair near Hyde Park, it provides easy access to the boutiques and eateries on Mount Street. The penthouse features a cosy fireplace for relaxing after a day’s sightseeing around the Capital. Additionally, guests have access to an outdoor terrace and can use exercise equipment at the Grosvenor House Suites. Staff and services are also available for an extra cost.

3. Oxfordshire riverside mansion – £10,925 per night, £76,475 per week*

Set in the market town renowned for hosting the world-famous Henley Royal Regatta, Henley-on-Thames, the stunning Remenham Court is uniquely located a stone’s throw away from the banks of the Thames while also being just 40 minutes away from London. This stunning mansion, which sleeps 8 across the main residence and The Gatehouse costs £10,925 per night, £76,475 per week*.

The residence also features an exclusive jetty, allowing guests to arrive by boat or water taxi.

4. 14.5-acre estate sleeping up to 34 guests in Temple Guiting Estate, Gloucestershire – £8,940 per night £62,580 per week*

Securing 4th position in the list of most expensive UK Airbnbs is the Temple Guiting Estate, an Airbnbn Luxe property set across approximately 14.5 acres of beautiful English countryside.

With a nightly rate of £8,940 and a one-week getaway in July priced at £62,580*, the luxurious estate houses five separate units – a 15th-century five-bedroom Manor House, a luxurious five-bedroom barn, a one-bedroom Peacock Shed, a three-bedroom Granary and a one-bedroom Cow Byre hideaway, which combined can host up to 34 guests. The estate also offers an array of amenities, including an AstroTurf tennis court, a heated outdoor pool, a gym and a massage therapy room. There is also a billiards room, yoga and Pilates studio and two hot tubs.

5. Belgrave House next to Buckingham Palace Garden, London – £8798 per night, £61,586 per week*

With a claim to fame of having royal neighbours, the UK’s 5th most-expensive Airbnb is Belgrave House located in the fashionable London neighbourhood of Belgravia, adjacent to Buckingham Palace Garden – a large private park attached to Buckingham Palace, the London residence of the UK’s monarch King Charles III. This elegant and spacious retreat is available to rent for £8,798 per night or £61,586 for a 7-night stay*.

The house is arranged over five floors and features five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a terrace and a secluded garden. It is situated within walking distance of the renowned shopping paradises of Sloane Square and Knightsbridge and includes amenities such as a paid airport shuttle service and exclusive access to Belgrave Square Gardens, a private two-hectare communal garden featuring wooden pergolas and tennis courts.

The top 20 most expensive Airbnbs across the 15 urban areas are listed below. For the full report profiling all 20 most-expensive UK Airbnb listings, visit BestBrokers.

Source BestBrokers via Airbnb


*Price based on a 7 night stay in July/August 2024, including fees (cleaning fee, Airbnb service fee, etc.) and discounts

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Alex Wright, Editor