Kimmelman House

Living like a Local

Our top 5 vacation rentals across the globe via One Fine Stay

Summer may be halfway over, but we’re still dreaming of a warm weather getaway where we can explore the most trip-worthy destinations across the globe. And, when it comes to accommodations, we’re skipping the five-star resorts in favor of hillside homes, sleek city lofts, and centuries-old townhouses. From California, to New York, to London, we’ve found five of the best vacation rentals for living like a local and sampling the unique flavor each city has to offer.

Kimmelman House


Hollywood Hills, CA

If you love the glitz and glamour of Hollywood but prefer a quiet place to retreat once the party is over, you’ll feel right at home at the Kimmelman House. Just a short drive from the famous Sunset Strip, this secluded spot in the Hollywood Hills offers a peaceful sanctuary in a gorgeous setting off the beaten path. Take a dip in the glittering pool, play a friendly game of ping-pong, or head back through the sliding glass doors and relax inside with a good book.


Warren Ave

Venice, CA

A vibrant beach town with an eclectic mix of upscale boutiques and seedy entertainment, Venice has a bold character that emanates from its coast to its canals. Just a few blocks away from the lively boardwalk, this spacious home on Warren Ave provides everything you need for a comfortable stay. With three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a spacious kitchen and plenty of room to lounge, guests enjoy the rare luxury of both privacy and communal hang space.


Prince Street

Soho, NYC

Best known for its endless array of high-end boutiques and impeccably dressed residents, there’s no better place to window shop and people watch than NYC’s ultra-hip Soho neighborhood. When you’re ready to take a break from the pulsating energy of Manhattan, retreat to your modern loft on Prince Street where richly grained wood, exposed brick, and two bedrooms decorated in soothing grey provide a buffer from the busy city streets below.


Hoyt Townhouse

Carroll Gardens, NYCA quick trip across the East River lands you in one of Brooklyn’s most family- and foodie-friendly neighborhoods. Among the quintessential brownstones, tree-lined streets, and authentic Italian eateries, the Hoyt Townhouse provides an ideal setting for a quiet summer getaway. Hand-woven wall hangings, low leather couches, and colorful throws provide grownups with a homey space to relax while the little ones will be enchanted by a pint-sized teepee and wooden slide.


Goodwins Court

Covent Garden, London

Revered for its central square with a bustling marketplace, street performers and food stalls, Covent Garden is London’s most exciting district. Right in the center of the action, set amongst the world-class cultural attractions that give Covent Garden its exuberant atmosphere, you’ll the charmingly preserved Goodwins Court. This five-story townhouse was built in 1690 and offers guests a chance to experience London like a true local. With open fireplaces, stately portraits, a secret sitting room and rooftop terrace, Goodwins Court provides an idyllic home away from home across the pond.

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