Million Dollar Luxe and Marina Drabkin Disrupt LA’s Short-Term Luxury Home Rental Market

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It would seem there is no lack of online platforms offering accommodations for travelers such as Airbnb,, and Tripadvisor, just to name a few. However, the most discerning clientele, oftentimes, are not able to find short-term lodging up to their taste and very specific requirements from quality to size to exclusivity to concierge services to various high-end standard hospitality features available only in the world’s best hotels. These booking platforms do not have properties that marry the grandeur and uniqueness of a multi-million-dollar residence with the luxurious amenities of a 5-star hotel. Simply put, these platforms do not enable high-net-worth individuals to engage in a short-term rental for a luxury property that includes all the perks that come standard with a stay in the Ritz.

This is precisely why Million Dollar Luxe, a California-based premier short-term luxury rental service founded by Marina Drabkin, is resonating with this audience base. While high-profile clients have historically preferred luxury hotels over short-term rentals in luxury homes because of the aforementioned reasons, Million Dollar Luxe’s unique melange of exclusive mansions, luxury amenities, and 5-star hospitality services is single-handedly changing the preferences of this clientele network, in California at least. Of course, Million Dollar Luxe saw an increase in interest during the onset of the pandemic, as more people were willing to try short-term rentals over hotels due to privacy and quarantine concerns. Now that the pandemic is over, however, Million Dollar Luxe has not only retained these new clients, but they are continuing to grow as word spreads about the service’s inventory of mansions, luxury concierge services, and other lush perks that the best hotels typically guarantee.

Million Dollar Luxe has made a name for itself in the Los Angeles area, home to some of the most spectacular residential properties and always a magnet for wealthy business and leisure travelers. As a white-glove service provider with a unique roster of luxury homes in the most desirable LA locations such as Beverly Hills, BelAir, Hollywood Hills, and other picturesque beach neighborhoods, Million Dollar Luxe is the only service that is truly offering a viable alternative – if not, improvement – to a premier hotel stay. Moreover, Million Dollar Luxe boasts an impeccable 24/7 concierge service that covers all the bases: from private chefs to in-house entertainment to top restaurants & clubs reservations to luxury travel arrangements that include sports cars, yachts, and helicopters. As many of Million Dollar Luxe’s clients may have highly specific requests, may attract unwanted attention, and may have international guests, the MDL team provides security details, nurses, translators, and more. A 24/7 Villa Specialist is ready to answer any question and fulfill any clients’ request, from the simple ones about how a particular appliance functions to helping schedule an experience of a lifetime.

There is always a fine line between preserving a luxury property’s unique identity, carefully and lovingly created by the owner, and providing the highest level of premier hospitality services available. Some rental services believe a home’s personality and feel may make up for the lack of lavish accessories associated with a world-class hotel experience. These services often rent out the home as is. Million Dollar Luxe believes this strategy leads to poor experiences. Instead, accessories such as lavish toiletries, fancy amenities, and many other essentials are present in each of the Million Dollar Luxe rental properties making the stay as comfortable and hassle-free as in a 5-star hotel. The Million Dollar Luxe team follows a proven protocol to transform mansions into neutral yet luxurious environments that rise to the level expected by wealthy and prestigious clients.

Attesting to the level of services Million Dollar Luxe is capable of providing, countless popular celebrities, athletes, business VIPs, and even royalty have stayed in MDL homes. Marrying the best of industry-standard concierge services & hotel accommodations with the unrivaled charm & privacy of staying in a mansion, Million Dollar Luxe is disrupting both the hospitality and real estate industries for the better.

Of course, as Million Dollar Luxe has been able to revolutionize the luxury short-term rental industry by providing industry-standard rental options for high-net-worth individuals, Million Dollar Luxe has also been able to revolutionize the real estate investment community. While many successful business and entertainment mavens understand the potential return on investment resulting from renting out their homes, many of these individuals have had poor experiences with other rental services, discouraging them from engaging in the economically advantageous practice. However, with Million Dollar Luxe’s seamless process and proven track record – as well as their ability to communicate with high-net-worth homeowners in a language that makes them comfortable – more and more of these individuals are benefiting from short-term rentals by trusting the Million Dollar Luxe service.

As the clients’ and homeowners’ satisfaction with Million Dollar Luxe is mutual and far exceeds that of its competitors, many of the top luxury properties in Los Angeles have exclusive arrangements with Million Dollar Luxe, trusting only the MDL team. This means that most of the best options are only available on the Million Dollar Luxe platform and nowhere else. Further attesting that Million Dollar Luxe is the industry standard, AirBnB Luxe, AirBnB’s luxury vacation rental service, uses Million Dollar Luxe as a top supplier of homes for the service.

As the short-term luxury home rental business is poised to grow, Million Dollar Luxe is poised to continue to push the industry forward. You can find out more about Million Dollar Luxe’s luxury rental property inventory by visiting their website and Instagram.

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