Golightly founder opened a holiday service that only caters to women after male guests burgled her Airbnb

accreditation
Photo by Melodie Jeng
Photo by Melodie Jeng

Golightly, which debuted this month, is based in Austin, Texas. The invite-only rental service currently has over 350 global properties to choose from. 

Listings include spots in Italy, Dubai, London, Greece and Ireland. Rental spots on the website are either owned or managed by women. Men cannot book through Golightly, but they can travel with a female member. 

READ MORE: How a young woman living in a van with her pet snake inspired me to put more effort into being a happy person 

There is a $100 (just under R1500) membership fee to join, but the charge is being waived until February.

Founder Victoria O'Connel, started the business following a bad Airbnb experience in 2017. Victoria says male guests burgled her place in London when she rented it out. 

"We hope to take some of the stress out of bookings and listing vacation rentals so leave life's baggage behind and go lightly," the Golightly website declares. 

Compiled by Afika Jadezweni

Follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Sign up to W24’s newsletters so you don't miss out on any of our stories and giveaways.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, I believed it was authentic
7% - 425 votes
Yes, I didn't want to spend that much money on the original item
20% - 1248 votes
No, I always shop at reputable stores
13% - 801 votes
No, I don't wear designer clothing
60% - 3685 votes
Vote