We Tried It: Airbnb

4/03/2014


Have you ever tried Airbnb, the site where you can browse and rent houses, apartments, rooms (actually even boats and treehouses!) in 192 countries? For our trip to San Francisco last weekend, we opted to rent an apartment through Airbnb instead of a hotel, so we could pretend we were locals for the weekend. 

I was admittedly a little nervous (would the sheets be clean? would it feel strange to be in someone else's place? the answers were "yes" and "no," respectively) but we loved it and can't wait to try it again. We discovered a new-to-us neighborhood (NOPA), went on a few runs in the neighborhood (the panhandle to Golden Gate Park was just a few blocks away), and it was all so easy.

When we arrived there were a few boxes from Rent the Runway, which was so fun! My favorite items were the Opening Ceremony shift dress, Art Deco statement earrings, and jeweled cuff (see below). 

We are already dreaming of our next trip and I couldn't help but browse Airbnb a few times this week. Doesn't this Paris studio look dreamy? And this Buenos Aires apartment would be amazing to rent with a group of friends. Have you tried Airbnb? Where are you dreaming of visiting?

Images 1-4 via Airbnb (we rented this apartment) / Images 6-8 by Short & Sweet Blog.

8 comments:

Erin said...

I love AirBbB! I've used them in Paris and in Belgium a few times and have nothing but amazing things to say about them. I, ahem, might even be using them again in the future, buuut that might or might not be a secret I'm revealing sometime soon. Ahem. xo

Natalia { All the Things, etc } said...

I'm so glad that you had a great experience! I just booked apartments through Airbnb for our Europe trip next month. Fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly :)

(also - LOVE those earrings!)

Jillian Manesh said...

ive been thinking about using this site for an upcoming trip! good to know you liked it :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Gloria said...

I've been really curious about Airbnb, but haven't been brave enough to try it yet! Glad you had an awesome experience!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

I was just browsing arbnb the other day...looking at little apartments in Paris for three nights...they have a great selection for sure! I think its a great alternative when traveling. That dress is tdf

Katy Byrne said...

We've been looking into AIRBNB and VRBO more recently. LOVE your jewelry!

www.designsbykaty.com

Rema said...

Loooove Airbnb. We've used it several times around the world and it hasn't steered us wrong yet!

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

I think that airbnb is the new way to go! And that dress....stunning!