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The Boat House, West Kensington

Dubbed the “World’s First Unhotel,” ONEFINESTAY offers visitors in London and New York City a chance to live — luxuriously — like a local. Its many amenities for guests in these private rental properties include a provided iPhone loaded with maps and local recommendations, plus 24/7 assistance. In London, select a residence from more than 500 premier addresses, such as The Boat House, a six-bedroom townhouse in West Kensington with amazing views of the Thames. OneFineStay also offers more than 70 similar properties in New York.

Home rentals range from $139 to $3,138 per night.