The Real-life 'Snow White' Designed and Owned This Fairy-tale Cottage — and You Can Stay in It (Video)
Just don't whistle while you work, because there will be no working.
For the well-heeled traveler who prefers homestays to hotels, there’s a lesser-known — but more luxurious — alternative to Airbnb.
onefinestay, a vacation rental service operated by AccorHotels, promises guests 5-star service in first-class homes and villas. The properties are chosen after undergoing a rigorous vetting process. Those whose houses have been picked can safely leave them in the hands of onefinestay staff, who manages the properties while the homeowners are away.
The newest home in the onefinestay collection? A Los Angeles cottage designed and owned by Adriana Caselotti, the voice behind Snow White in the 1936 animated movie of the same name.
With playful decor — we’re talking a bubblegum pink refrigerator, a children’s bunk bed covered in daisies, and candy apple red rugs and desks — and a wishing well in the garden, the whimsical home is reminiscent of fairy-tales and childhood fantasies.
The three-bedroom home can fit up to seven dwarves — er, people — and is perfectly suited for little princesses and princes.
The house, as with all onefinestay homes in the “City Collection,” comes with a housekeeping team, a “Meet & Greeter” who will welcome you at the door, and around-the-clock support should, say, the air-conditioning unit break down during a heat wave. The local onefinestay team is also happy to arrange trip logistics, such as airport transfers, grocery deliveries, restaurant reservations, and babysitting services.
As of now, onefinestay offers private homes in nine cities, including New York City, Florence, and Sydney. If you’re looking to escape the city, you can find villas in 30 drool-worthy destinations, from Turks and Caicos to Puerto Vallarta and Bali.
Prices for Snow White's Cottage vary depending on your travel dates; the first available date you can book is December 31, 2019.