Airbnb is our first port of call when we’re heading off on a city break. Whether it’s London, Amsterdam, Barcelona or Paris, those eclectic lofts and quirky houseboats solve all our accommodation dilemmas, and leave us a little leftover cash to spend on sangria. It looks like it’s not just us, either – diva Mariah Carey recently stayed in a luxury Malibu beach house before jetting off to perform across the globe. We’re talking marble floors, multiple dining areas, an indoor pool and huge bathroom – all for the hefty price of $10,000 a night.
Mariah’s not the only one – celebrities can’t seem to get enough of the home-sharing site, choosing to rent-a-room for both work and play. Rock star Jimi Hendrix made sweet music in this Hawaii Gingerbread House back in the ‘70s, a cute wooden hideaway surrounded by palm and avocado trees. A little more compact than Mariah’s sprawling mansion, this shack is yours for £109 per night.
Benedict Cumberbatch donned his detective hat to film Sherlock in South Wales (‘A Scandal In Belgravia’?! Lies…). You can stay at the scene of the crime for £365 a night; 6 bedrooms, 8 beds, 4.5 bathrooms, this property actually has a touch of Scottish charm about it, despite it’s Welsh position. Pretty grand.