What Is It?
Oasis is an app and website that offers upscale property rentals—with hotel-inspired perks such as an on-demand local concierge, booking assistance, room cleaning services and city guides. Essentially, Oasis is like Airbnb for the elite, listing luxury apartments and residences that include members-only access to local lifestyle clubs and VIP treatment at the chicest spots in town. If you want to go all-out on an unforgettable vacation, Oasis may just be your golden ticket.
The founders of Oasis believe that being adventurous doesn’t have to mean sacrificing service. From Santiago to Austin, Oasis specializes in curated cultural adventures, combining homes with five-star hospitality.
How Does It Work?
First things first: choose a city. Keeping within its quality before quantity mantra, Oasis is live in just 21 destinations around the globe. Each of these places is somewhere we don’t just want to visit—they’re havens we’re tempted to permanently relocate to, from San Francisco to Barcelona.
Booking through the app is simple and straightforward. It functions like most other travel websites, letting you enter details about your destination and dates, helping you sift through options, and enabling hassle-free booking—with the option to call or chat a travel agent as you go through the process.
Where Oasis shines is its exclusive, exquisite properties and their benefits. Often referred to as “Airbnb for Celebrities,” this app boasts villas, chalets and bachelor pads not listed anywhere else. Fawn over a Buenos Aires penthouse with a discotheque and five bedrooms. Or this seven-bedroom mansion off the coast of Colombia isn’t too shabby for an escape to tranquil Cartagena.
A full house to yourself also means full amenities—massive fridge, washer, and dryer, etc. It’s just like being at home, except that you have an on-call maid ready with fresh linens and toiletries. If you do have a butler at home, simply proceed as usual.
Whether you qualify as a “baller” at home is a moot point—travel through Oasis and you’ll get access to (quite bougie) members-only clubs. In addition to accessing your host’s memberships, guests get exclusive access to gyms and spas, discounts at boutiques, and VIP treatment at restaurants and bars. Compliments of their partnerships with STK, Barry’s Bootcamp, Green Monkey Yoga, GlamSquad and other companies that cater to the rich and famous.
Our takeaway: life is too short to not live like a rockstar during your precious PTO.
Our Favorite Part
Let’s just say that an infinity pool overlooking the sea isn’t in your vacation budget this year. Don’t fret, there are still a couple of ways Oasis can help you live fabulously. One favorite money-saving tactic is to switch hotels during your trip. This is a fun way to experience various swimming pools and breakfast buffets, but it also proposes a compromise. Rather than stay in a penthouse all week, save the Oasis property for a final hurrah at the end of your vacation. Leave on a high note, feeling perfectly pampered.
Oasis Collections also boasts free—and very handy—guides to cities around the globe. These aren’t your average Rick Steves books either. These are written by trendy locals and connoisseurs of the finer things in life. No matter how Oasis fits into your plans, we guarantee it will help expand your travel palette.
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Annie’s based in Los Angeles but hails from Portland, Oregon. Sort of. She moved to six states by the time she reached middle school, and continues to move around the US and abroad – call her a nomad, but she prefers “Location ADHD.” After studying abroad in New Zealand, Annie circled the globe, graduated from USC, and circled the world once again. For one year she lived out of a backpack everywhere from The Philippines to Nepal to Slovenia to Norway. She’s a curry connoisseur and passionate explorer, taking the road less traveled, the “trail” covered in vines and swarmed in exotic bugs. Foreign lands feel like home, and Annie loves encouraging more and more people to utilize their passports and experience a new culture.