Why pay $2,700 a night for a one-bedroom suite at the Four Seasons on Market when you could get a whole house? Villainous, city-ruining AirBnB is here to help. Sure, you could get some crappy studio in Lower Pac Heights for $175 a night, but we're ballers and we don't roll like that. So I wanted to find out: WHAT'S THE MOST EXPENSIVE AIRBNB IN SF?
METHODOLOGY: I picked some dates more or less at random and then slid the money slider over to the top. Science!
The MOST expensive rental I came up with was the Payne Mansion, which features 17,000 square feet, 10 bedrooms and 2 industrial kitchens for $4249 a night, which actually seems PRETTY FUCKING REASONABLE for all that. I mean, Christ, put a couple in each bedroom and that's only $106 a head. 20 drunk people frolicking in the "Gran Ballroom"! Sounds like fun! But that doesn't count because it's already a hotel and shouldn't even be on AirBnB in the first place.
The most expensive real person house I found was a "roomy, beautiful Pacific Heights/Cow Hollow 4 bedroom home" for $2128 a night. It looks OK, I guess.
It's being rented out by "Erica" - IF THAT'S HER REAL NAME - from "TurnKey Vacation Rentals, a full service property management company based out of Austin, Texas," so I guess all that cash isn't even staying in California. I would say that this represents all the reasons people hate AirBnB but sinec this place would likely be occupied by some rich Facebook dbag, it's probably a wash.
I mean, it's fine? It's got 4 bedrooms and a large soaking tub and some kind of head statue in the living room that I definitely wouldn't want to look at if I was on mushrooms.
But over 2 grand a night? I don't think so. Especially when you can have this for $1144 a night:
Now we're talking. a 3-bedroom penthouse on Telegraph Hill. Oh my God I want to move into that photo and live there forever. And it has parking! In North Beach! Madre de dios.
Even so, I thought I would find some really ridiculous prices, like some dude's place at the Infinity for $10,000 a night or something. Fuck, the Presidential Suite at the Ritz Carlton is $6000 a night and probably doesn't have any weird head sculptures at all. Pick up your game, AirBnBers!