Earlier this week, Airbnb launched its newest category – Airbnb Luxe, a new luxury experience that makes personal and bespoke travel more accessible to everyone.

Airbnb Luxe provides access to unique and spectacular properties, with dedicated trip designers to arrange bespoke experiences and services to make every stay truly unique.

This new tier launched with more than 2000 handpicked homes around the world, each one passing strict evaluation across over 300 criteria to meet standards in both design and function.

This includes elevated design standards on a variety of elements, from premium materials and finishes, rare and unique features, to spaces that accommodate groups, are highly functional in design, have chef-grade appliances and the proper number of bathrooms corresponding to each bedroom.

The platform already has some spectacular listings available here in Australia. Click through to see our five favourite.