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Why spend millions on a penthouse when you can rent one for a night or two? We look at penthouses around the world available for short-term rent for under $700 (AED2,500) on hospitality platform Airbnb.
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This spacious and modern one bedroom penthouse in central Cape Town, South Africa, consists of 3 floors, all boasting city and sea views, with the top floor roof-deck boasting a private plunge pool and barbecue area. The property is situated on the slopes of Table Mountain. The penthouse also features a walk-in closet, double volume windows and a balcony.
\n\n$158 (AED582) per night
\n\nName on Airbnb: “Prime 3 Storey Cape Town Penthouse”
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A recently remodelled duplex, this property is located in Rua das Flores in the historical centre of Porto, a World Heritage site in Portugal. Despite having one bedroom, the penthouse can accommodate three people thanks to an additional bed. Its location is close to historical buildings, cafes, shops and small museums.
\n\n$94 (AED344) per night
\n\nName on Airbnb: “Porta33 Penthouse Downtown Spot”
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Located on the seventh floor of the Four Seasons in City Bowl District, central Cape Town, South Africa, this penthouse boasts panoramic views of Table Mountain and the city that can be seen from its private balcony featuring a hot tub. It is a five minute drive to the beach and situated in close proximity to attractions such as Camps Bay and V&A Waterfront. It has one bedroom and can accommodate two guests, who can relocate the bedroom mattress for a “night under the stars” on the spacious outdoor patio, according to its host.
\n\n$102 (AED375) per night
\n\nName on Airbnb: “City Penthouse in Central Cape Town”
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This four bedroom duplex penthouse is located in the centre of east side Manhattan, New York, and overlooks 360 degree views of the city, including the Empire State building, midtown and the Hudson River, from a private balcony. Stretching over the 17th and 18th floor, it is sleek and modern, thought it maintains a comfortable feel with cosy wooden floors. According to its host, it is private and secure. The penthouse also has a modern gourmet kitchen and a bathroom with a jacuzzi and steam shower. It is within walking distance to Times Square.
\n\n$618 (AED2,270) per night
\n\nName on Airbnb: “Penthouse In The Sky 4BR / Sleep 8”
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This penthouse in Bucharest, Romania, is located in the heart of the city and boasts panoramic views from all of its three bedrooms, each of which features its own bathroom. Accommodating six people, it is brand new, according to its host, and is in close proximity to the most popular nightlife spots in Bucharest. In addition, airport pick-up and event bookings are included in the rental price. Furthermore, the penthouse allows guests to play music from their iPhones across the house. It is also recommended for business travellers as it has productive office tools. The building in which it is situated includes a bistro with a 5 star chef.
\n\n$335 (AED1,230) per night
\n\nName on Airbnb: “The Penthouse”
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Situated in Jakarta City, Indonesia, this penthouse is located in a complex that comprises a 4 star hotel and high-end apartment tower. It is in close proximity to the airport and feature four bedrooms, a study and a private Jacuzzi on an outdoor balcony. It can accommodate 10 people. It also has a communal swimming pool and gym. It is a two-storey property that stretches over 500 square metres and is designed in a tropical theme.
\n\n$246 (AED904) per night
\n\nName on Airbnb: “Tropical Penthouse Jakarta 4BR Cozy”
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A New York penthouse, this property is stretched across a full floor with a private elevator. It is designed with high ceilings and wall to wall windows, as well as a large living room area and surround sound system. It also boasts views of the city. It has three bedrooms but can accommodate eight people thanks to extra beds.
\n\n$670 (AED2,459) per night
\n\nName of Airbnb: “Penthouse 3Bedrooms with 2 bathrooms + Balcony”
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This three bedroom penthouse in downtown Reykjavik, Iceland, accommodates six people. It is located on the fourth floor of a luxury apartment building and boasts an ocean view from its private balcony. It is 200 square metres big and has a large dining area that can fit up to 20 people. On the building’s first floor is a local art Gallery.
\n\n$634 (AED2,327) per night
\n\nName of Airbnb: “Fabulous downtown penthouse 3 bed”
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Located in Downtown Los Angeles, California, this two bedroom penthouse can accommodate up to six people. It is spacious at 1,600 square feet and overlooks the LA skyline from all room and the outdoor furnished patio. It is, according to its host, prestigious and equals to a 5 star hotel in quality. It is designed in modern furniture and artwork and has walk in closets and hardwood floors. The building also has valet parking, a rooftop infinity pool on the seventh floor, a barbecue area, a billiard table, a business centre, a grape cellar and tasting room, a movie theatre, a media centre and fitness centre with yoga classes and personal training classes.
\n \n$396 (AED1,453)
\n\nName on Airbnb: “Urban Downtown LA city view penthouse + 5 beds”