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


Jonny Morris, Co Founder & CEO

Prior to Vive Unique, Jonny was part of the successful leadership team at internet business totallylegal.com, an online community and recruitment platform for legal professionals. The company quickly established itself as number 1 in its market place, expanding to Australia and the Middle East before a successful sale to Trinity Mirror Plc. As CEO of Vive Unique, Jonny has grown the organisation from scratch, driving the business strategy, building out the team and leading a series A investment round, worth $6m, with venture capitalists, Smedvig Captial, in May 2014.

Claire Whisker, Co Founder & Director

A former barrister and lawyer, Claire worked for leading city law firms DLA Piper and Reynolds Porter Chamberlain before joining totallylegal.com where she headed up the sales function as a company director. As co-founder of Vive Unique, Claire now leads the Club Membership Team and is responsible for business development.

Carl Michel, Chairman

Carl brings with him extensive travel and executive experience as former Chief Executive of Deutsche BA GmbH, Energis-Ision AG and Holidaybreak plc and is currently Executive Chairman of international hostel group, Generator. Earlier in his career he was Commercial Director of British Airways and Product Strategy Director for Opodo. Carl also spent seven years at McKinsey and carries an MBA from Harvard and an MA from St John’s College, Oxford.

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