The most expensive Airbnb in San Francisco is this 10-bedroom Victorian mansion that costs $13,000 a night

Many people like Airbnb for its homey rentals and affordable prices. The listing at 1409 Sutter Street in San Francisco is not for most people.

Built in 1881, The Payne Mansion has the distinction of being the most expensive Airbnb listing in the city. The Victorian mansion (and registered historic landmark) has 10 bedrooms, eight baths, two event spaces, and a bar, and costs $A13,024 a night, plus a $A1,953 cleaning fee.

The mansion has operated as a full-service hotel since 2014, but the owners listed the property on Airbnb to attract more business. You can rent a room, the penthouse, or the whole building.

This slice of San Francisco history could be all yours, if only for the night. Take a look.

Built in 1881, The Payne Mansion belonged to Theodore Fryatt Payne and his wife Mary Pauline O'Brien, an heiress who amassed a fortune from her silver-baron uncle.

After the 1906 earthquake set San Francisco ablaze, the couple left the city and built a house in the country. The Payne Mansion has changed hands several times since.

It has been a restaurant, offices, and at one point a YMCA. In 2014, an unknown family from China bought the home and spent about $4 million to convert it into a boutique hotel.

Now you rent the whole hotel on Airbnb and play out your wildest 19-century fantasies.

The Payne Mansion is situated between Japantown and Pacific Heights, a neighbourhood known for its mega-mansions and concentration of powerful politicians and techies.

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It epitomizes old-school luxury and class.

There are 10 bedrooms, including a presidential suite and three executive suites.

You can rent a junior suite at The Payne Mansion on Airbnb for as little as $US64 a night.

Source: The Payne Mansion Hotel

Pillow-top mattresses and flat-screen televisions make it feel like home, but better.

The private bathrooms feature exquisite marble.

They come fully stocked with Salvatore Ferragamo hair and body products.

The presidential suite breaks away from the home's vintage aesthetic. Wood-paneled ceilings, plush leather couches, and black accents create a mid-century modern vibe.

The Payne Mansion is a better fit for large parties than a single traveller.

The two event spaces, on the first and second floors, can fit 70 people and 300 people, respectively. Televisions, projectors, and karaoke machines are available for rent.

Your group doesn't need to leave the premises to find a bar.

Renting the entire mansion requires a $A3,256 security deposit at a $A19.53 cleaning fee.

The Payne Mansion might not remain on Airbnb for long. The owners have been trying to sell the hotel since they converted it in 2014. It was listed for $A15.63 million earlier in 2017.

In June, Curbed SF reported that the owners have re-listed the mansion 'for no particular price at all,' after struggling to find a buyer in the three years since it first hit the market.

Maybe an Airbnb guest will want to extend their stay indefinitely.

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