We’re onefinestay, pioneers of handmade hospitality.
On our travels so far we’ve learned that the finest homes are made with love and labour, crafted and cared for by their owners. We seek out those homes, so you can experience them. And we’re painstaking: we visit hundreds each week looking for space, character and comfort.
But handmade hospitality isn’t just about the finest homes. We know what counts – a friendly face to meet you, beds made with pristine sheets, the towels and toiletries taken care of to our exacting standards. We know that your leisure time is a canvas and that you want space and freedom to create your own experiences. So we’re available 24/7 if you need us, but we step back when you don’t.
Most importantly, we know what it takes to make a home yours, forever, or just for a little while. It’s a labour of love, and we want to bring our handmade hospitality to the world’s greatest cities.
How it all began
Sometimes it’s the things you can’t see that matter most.
The inspiration for onefinestay came to Greg one evening in 2009, just after a trip to Italy. His walk home from work took him through residential Mayfair. Everything was ordered and familiar, but something was wrong, something was missing. Then it hit him: all the lights were off. There was no one home.
Those who can travel, do. Homes in the hearts of cities are often empty. Greg’s own place had been sitting unloved while he was discovering the cobbled streets of Pisa, where he’d returned each evening to a dreary airport hotel. Greg looked at those pristine Mayfair homes and realised he was looking at the antidote to soulless travel – and to empty city centres.
We started onefinestay to give people a new way to experience a place. Handmade hospitality, for stays in the finest homes. And it begins with our members. They hold the key, not just to their own front doors, but to something much bigger. A new era of hospitality.