Vive Unique is a specialist booking website for unique and stylish home rentals. With a handpicked collection of apartments and townhouses in London, Barcelona, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Valencia, Miami, New York and Cape Town, guests enjoy a more authentic and boutique experience. Guests stay in real homes and live like a local while the owner is away. With personal recommendations for the local area, each home offers a stylish living experience and excellent value. Homeowners who wish to market their homes and connect with affluent travellers around the globe, can list for free and earn money while they’re away.

How it all began…

It all started here, in London. We love this city and we’re passionate about its homes, staying in them that is More space (your own space) and a more real experience which offers a unique flavour of city life This city: the Capital, home to 7.5 million people, 32 boroughs, the Royals and, of course, the highly successful 2012 Olympics. Shop 'til you drop, enjoy world class cuisine, art galleries, theatre and loads more there’s so much on offer and some really special homes to experience them from.

So come and stay, we’d love to share them with you Experience the City Live uniquely.

Meet the Team


Claire Whisker – Founder & Director

A qualified barrister and solicitor, Claire practised as a litigation lawyer at a couple of leading city law firms for 6 years. With her interest in business, she left the law to help set up an online recruitment company where she went on to become a Director of totallylegal.com and totallyfinancial.com and, most recently, the digital arm of Trinity Mirror Plc. She is a property investor and landlord and, in her spare time, she enjoys interior design, the Dinner Club, sailing, tennis and listening to Giles Coren and Sue Perkins.

Claire is also the Travel Industry Expert on money saving advice website, www.watchmywallet.co.uk.

Bernard Howard, Director

Educated at Oxford and at Stanford University, Bernard trained as an accountant at PWC and later held influential positions as an Investment Banker in London and internationally. During the .com boom of the late 90"s Bernard saw an opportunity to set up the niche recruitment websites Totallylegal and Totallyfinancial which he then sold to the Trinity Mirror Group in 2007. Bernard enjoys tennis and dining out, but only when he's not trading & investing!

Jonny Morris – Founder & Director

Jonny is passionate about new ideas, creating and building businesses. He has worked in online media and advertising on a number of .com projects, developing them into leading brands. Jonny loves travel (although he hasn’t had much time for that recently!), exploring cities and listening to the Beach boys when he’s skiing!

Rupert Travers – Creative Director

An Art Scholar first, Rupert swapped the canvas for the screen and turned his attentions to all things web and beautiful, with a Masters in Design for Digital Media. When he’s not working you’ll most likely find him in the art galleries of East London or the cafes on Broadway Market.

Esteban Salsano – Technical Whizz

He’s our tech man. Say no more… we don’t want to bore you!
A true legend, he has long hair and enjoys surfing.

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