We really like renting houses on vacation (they’re typically more spacious and less expensive than hotels, and you feel like a local). But some people—my mother-in-law, for example—get freaked out by the idea of renting someone else’s place. What if it’s gross? Dirty? A scam?

Well! OneFineStay sounds amazing. The company curates apartment rentals but run them like hotels. You get fluffy towels and high-thread-count sheets. They make the beds with hospital corners. They even put fancy mini shampoos in the bathrooms.

You can find apartments in New York and London—and this month they’re launching in Paris and L.A. The apartments are gorgeous!


Isn’t that a smart idea? Wouldn’t you like to try it? (My mother-in-law will be psyched:)

P.S. 10 ways not to look like a tourist, and the weird thing we do on vacations.