Traveling the world full-time, or working as a digital nomad, requires a lot of planning. It’s fun to spend hours searching for the right Airbnb while arranging your first few vacations. However, most individuals don’t move every month for the simple reason that it’s a lot of work and requires a lot more administrative work than simply paying the booking fee and packing your belongings for transport.
In addition to several major U.S. cities, Blueground also has properties in Europe and Dubai.
After signing a six- or 12-month lease, residents can move between flats as many times as they like if the apartment they want is available within a few days (i.e., it won’t have to stay empty for weeks). If you schedule a long-term stay, you’ll get up to $1,000 off your second booking within your lease period, which is a significant saving.
A few months ago, I was looking for a solution to my housing dilemma while still residing in my Denver Landing apartment. I had decided to spend the summer in London but was unsure of my plans afterward, as I would be returning to the United States for roughly a month. When signing a 12-month lease with Blueground, you have the option to put your membership on hold for up to four months while you move to a city they don’t cover. In order to end your contract early, you must pay a penalty of one month’s rent. It’s possible to put on hold your lease for up to four months if you need to relocate to an area outside of the Pass’s service area. Despite the fact that you’ll have to leave the flat, you won’t have to worry about housing bills during that time.
With a consistent look and feel throughout all of Blueground’s residences around the world, I believe it helps make a room feel more familiar and comfortable, faster. Although I didn’t purchase a Blueground Pass, I was able to stay in two different units in the network because I worked out a deal with the firm for a stay in London instead. On the day that I arrived at Blueground, the water in my apartment was not working, so they swiftly relocated me to a nearby apartment.
Unlike in the US, where Blueground works with large property management organizations, they only work with individual apartment owners in London. Because of this, there is more variety and character in the apartments offered for rent, but it might also take longer for problems that are the responsibility of the proprietor to be fixed. That’s true, but, I never had to deal with anyone besides Blueground. If there was a problem, such as when my air conditioning unit began leaking, I would send a message using the app, and a customer support representative assigned to my account would manage the logistics.
While there were a few snags along the way, I was pleased with the way the customer service team handled things in the end. In the kitchen, there was no cutting board, so I messaged and they sent one immediately. An older model mattress had not yet been upgraded since the company began standardizing its furniture across all of its properties, which is why the one I stayed in when my water wasn’t functioning had a much more comfortable bed. They gave me a free replacement.
Moving cities or flats within the Blueground network was not an option for me, but I was able to observe firsthand how well-appointed apartments are and the amenities they provide for a comfortable lifestyle. If you’re looking for an Instagram-worthy place to stay, these are it. They’ve been meticulously constructed with Instagram-worthy features like Bluetooth speakers, food and tea from the area, cleaning supplies, and toiletries included. Ask your sales representative about custom packages if you require a desk or child-friendly furniture that isn’t included with your units.
Unless you put up a payment plan, which may entail additional fees, you must pay for your entire stay in advance like a hotel while renting through Blueground, which is a significant departure from usual rental practices. While booking your trip, it’s possible to speak with an actual person who can help you choose the best unit for your needs. You’ll be able to inquire about units that weren’t included in your initial search but may be more suited to your situation.
Blueground is more expensive in London than other local options, but their pricing in other places is far more reasonable, and those in the United States are comparable to Landing’s prices. For the time being, this “subscription” feature doesn’t exist anywhere else, and it’s a fantastic idea with enormous potential. People located in the United States who desire to travel abroad for a few months before returning home may find this to be an ideal solution. This is a promising development, and I hope it continues.