Airbnb has given travelers a new option—and it's one they're taking advantage of. Life to date, the company, which is ranked No. 5 in CNBC's 2015 Disruptor's list, says it has booked 30 million nights with guests and is approaching 1 million guests per night.
Venture capitalists have put in more than $682 million in funding, and talk of an IPO is heating up fast. And the company's growth in Europe has now surpassed that of its domestic expansion.
There are plenty of budget options for travelers on Airbnb, ranging from renting a couch or room in someone's home to leasing a modest house. But there are also plenty of luxury offerings as well.
With more than 1 million listings on the site—and accounting for people's varying tastes—it's impossible to declaratively say these are the most luxurious properties available, but odds are, you won't be too upset with any of these accommodations.
—By Chris Morris
Posted 05 June 2015
Pictured here: The Villa Machiavelli, on the outskirts of Florence in the Chianti Classico region, can accommodate 20 guests.