Over the past few years, Airbnb has emerged as a fantastic alternative for people who are looking to avoid more traditional forms of lodging and who also enjoy the thrill of getting it on in the bed of a total stranger. Based on personal experience, the benefit of saving money on a hotel can be outweighed by the cost of having to travel to a sketchy neighborhood to spend the night in a place that vaguely smells of cigarettes and cat urine, but hey— $50 is $50.
However, the service isn’t only for those who are looking to cut some corners. If you’re hoping to actually emerge yourself in the place that you’re staying instead of spending your nights in a cookie-cutter hotel room, you’ll usually find plenty of options out there for a comparable price.
However, if you’re really willing to splurge, you can get a chance to experience what it’s like to temporarily reside in a place rappers pretend to live at in music videos. There are plenty of places around the country that can make this dream a reality, but if you want the true experience, you don’t have to look any further than Austin, Texas— the home of the most expensive Airbnb in America.
For the low, low price of $10,075, you can rent out a giant estate that can house up to 19 people in the three houses on the property. The price of entry grants you access to a sprawling yard, a swimming pool, and an interior that will make you feel like you’re living in an issue of Architectural Digest.
There are a couple of caveats when it comes to renting it out. If you’re looking to book during the weekend, you’ll probably have to reserve the place for three nights, and you’ll also be required to provide the hosts with the personal details of every person who will be staying on the property.
You’re also prohibited from using the estate to host your bachelor party, but if you’re looking to get around that clause, I’d suggest telling the renters you’re hosting a guys-only religious retreat celebrating the sanctity of love.