IE Plus – Vive Unique adds Barcelona to home-rental booking service

Home-rental boutique booking website Vive Unique has added Barcelona, Spain, to its area of services, and is planning to expand its presence from London to other European destinations over the next months.

Vive Unique researches and sources a handpicked collection of apartment rentals, penthouses and townhouses in city centre locations.

It currently handpicks apartments in London, Barcelona, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Valencia, Miami, New York and Cape Town.

Members of the online community can also earn money renting out their homes while they’re away.

The company said all homes go through an approval process and guests can leave reviews on the site so that the highest level of quality is maintained.  Guests can also enquire about ‘In Home Services’ for fridge fills, babysitters and airport pick.

The company was founded by former barrister Claire Whisker. After leaving the legal profession, she set up an online recruitment company and became director of and and most recently the digital arm of Trinity Mirror Plc.  

“We wanted to build on the success that we enjoyed in London and expand our offering to other popular destinations. Our guests have been asking us for the Vive Unique experience in other cities for a little while now, so we are pleased to launch our Barcelona collection and will be  announcing the launch of other exciting locations very soon,” she said.

Whisker added that Vive Unique taps into a growing trend of travellers seeking a more local and authentic experience, which it couples nicely with stylish properties for a memorable stay. 

“Barcelona is a stylish city with fantastic architecture, a thriving music, art and dining scene and it combines the best of a city stay with a beach break,” she said.

For more information: Vive Unique

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