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The ‘Too Hot to Handle’ villa is now the most expensive Airbnb in the entire world

The Casa Tau in eastern Mexico costs a whopping £27,600 per night

Ed Cunningham
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With its huge thatched atrium, stunning beach location, luxuriant garden and impressive variety of swimming pools, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the Casa Tau in the Mexican resort town of Punta Mita is just a typical – albeit very, very posh – holiday pad.

But this isn’t any old swanky villa. Oh no. The Casa Tau is also known as the setting for season one of Too Hot To Handle, a Netflix reality dating show that capitalised on the success of Love Island by putting another group of horny, uber-tanned airheads in a villa – only to forbid them from touching one another. Having proven reasonably (and inexplicably) popular, THTH has just released its third season.

But Casa Tau isn’t just notable because it was the stage for a (frankly sub-par) reality show. According to Casino Bee, Casa Tau is also the most expensive Airbnb in the entire world. It costs just under £27,600 ($37,600) per night, which is, whichever way you look at it, astronomically spenny. That’s a whopping £193,200 ($262,900) per week.

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Photograph: Luxury Retreats / Airbnb / Casa Tau

But maybe it’s not too bad, you say. After all, you can probably fit hundreds of people inside, right? Wrong. Casa Tau has space for 27 people. Sure, that makes the price look a bit better, but, to be honest, £1,000 per person, per night, is still pretty eye-watering.

For that, you get the aforementioned garden, beach and atrium, but also 12 bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, a huge terrace, an exercise room and a stone pizza oven – as well as chef, housekeeping and laundry services. The place is littered with fancy rain showers, Sonos sound bars and Apple TVs. It’s pretty much the pinnacle of luxury.

If you fancy staying at the Casa Tau (and, crucially, if you can even consider being able to afford it), you can check availability and book on the rental’s Airbnb page.

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