The World's Most Expensive Airbnb Luxe Costs More Than 2 Years of College
Some people spend a year saving money to afford a short stay at a four-star hotel. Others, drop $27,000 dollars for a single night at an Airbnb.
No, we're not exaggerating. That's exactly what the world's most expensive Airbnb Luxe property costs. Need a tissue? So do we.
But to soften the blow, come with us on a virtual tour of this exorbitantly priced Airbnb Luxe in Antigua and Barbuda. Then, you can decide whether it's worth the money.
Pure Turquoise Specs
What does a $27,000 night at Pure Turquoise get you? If you go by the page's description, not very much.
"A large infinity pool with inset spa looks onto the sea at this secluded retreat on its own boulder-strewn sandy cove. Lounge or dine in the vaulted gazebo right above the water, test your game on the private croquet lawn or tennis court, and take your time at the gym, media lounge, or pool table. Bicycles and golf carts help you tool around the resort island, with Jumby Bay Beach a 5-minute drive."
That's all the information you get. We can't tell if the frugal presentation is the result of the space selling itself or if this is simply a front for a money laundering scheme.
According to Airbnb, the space has seven bedrooms and seven-and-a-half bathrooms. It can host up to 14 people. That comes out to $1,929 per person per night. Three nights would be around $81,000.
Luckily, there are enough pictures to give us an idea of what the villa offers.
A Magnificent Pool
In most Caribbean properties, pool and ocean views are highly coveted. Pure Turquoise doesn't disappoint in this regard.
The private infinity pool has direct, uninterrupted views of the light blue Caribbean Sea. Palm trees dot the area, setting the scene for a tropical vacation. This is the property's most impressive area.
A Tasteful Living Room
Inside, you'll find soft pastel colors. The interior designers in charge somehow managed to make most of the house beige without being boring.
We love the organic wood accent piece in front of the living room, which somehow gives the impression of a living forest. It's easy to imagine this being a nice place to relax and talk.
Dining With Views of the Ocean
The dining room is also beautiful with beige tones and organic notes. We particularly appreciate that it has direct ocean views. You could open the doors and dine with the sound of the sea serenading you.
Would that let the mosquitos in? Perhaps. But this is a fantasy, so we don't have to worry about things like that.
Green Surroundings in the Outdoor Common Space
The outdoor common space has a little bit more color. While beige still reigns, the cushions on the sofas pop with soft colors and patterns.
Here, you'll also get a lot of green, as there are several palm trees and grassy pathways.
Though, if we're honest, it does look like nature here is a bit too trimmed. It's giving us golf course vibes. Hey, some people are into that.
An Indoor Common Space for Rainy Days
This is the Caribbean. And while in our daydreams, rain would never happen, even the richest people in the world can't control nature.
If you happen to get rain while staying here, take these two steps: First, wipe your tears with the pad of $500s that you keep in your pocket for tipping. Then, head to the indoor common space.
A TV and a pool table keep people entertained. Or maybe it was just staged like this so rich people could convince the masses that they're just like us.
If we were part of the ultra-wealthy, we'd expect a little more pizzazz. Maybe an indoor grotto that takes you to a secret rave that only happens when it rains? A teleportation machine to hang out with the gods on Mount Olympus? You know, whatever the wealthy and bored like to do.
Hopefully, nothing like "Squid Game" though.
OK, But What About the Bedrooms?
Bedrooms are the most important part of an Airbnb. It looks like Pure Turquoise offers multiple bedrooms with privileged ocean views. Others have a pretty but less impressive garden view.
We'd watch a reality show where well-off guests have to fight to see who gets which bedroom.
Proof That Outdoor Showers Can Be Luxurious
Sure, we've used outdoor showers. It's called visiting your grandparent's farm in the mountains.
But it seems like the ultra-wealthy have decided to get back to basics by making showers without walls a luxury. Are we mad that they managed to actually make this look dreamy? Only because we're very jealous that this trend wasn't in when we were children.
It's also fun to imagine what pampered guests do when an iguana inevitably sneaks up on them in the shower.
The Gym Will Force You to Work Out
Rich people like to work out to maintain their figure and to remember that they are, indeed, human.
This gym puts many hotel ones to shame. It's well-equipped, has great natural lighting and includes mirrors so you can gaze at your own perfection.
Sorry, we mean, watch your form.
If Not, You'll Do Outdoors Sports
Where would the wealthy be without tennis and golf? Probably lost without a shred of meaning in their life.
Pure Turquoise knows this well, which is why it has made sure to provide its guests with places where they can do both.
On nice days, you can get your work out here and passively aggressively solve sibling feuds over the inheritance.
Is the World's Most Expensive Airbnb Worth it?
After seeing the pictures of this absurdly costly Airbnb, do you think it's worth the price?
Before you answer, let us say that the average tuition for a public in-state college is about $10,388. That means that a single night here could pay for two and a half years of secondary education.
The average national wage for Americans is $58,260, just a bit more than a mere two nights here.
While the villa is certainly nice, it seems a bit basic for the price. We're sure you can get similar specs and pretty ocean views at hotels or other Airbnb properties. This one is missing the "wow" factor we'd expect from it.
Our verdict: This is definitely a money laundering scheme.