We Can Recommend AirBnB

Charlie and I have been on the trip from Phoenix, Arizona, to Los Angeles, California.

The red rocks of Sedona, Arizona.
The red rocks of Sedona, Arizona.

From Phoenix we went first to the Grand Canyon by way of Sedona then to Las Vegas then to Death Valley and the Sequoia forest.

Sunset at the beach in Cayugas, California.
Sunset at the beach in Cayugas, California.

After the Sequoias we headed west to the Pacific Ocean.

The Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard with a special metallic bug.
The Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard with a special metallic bug.

And finally Los Angeles.

Each property is unique with different strengths.
Each property is unique with different strengths.

We stayed in AirBnB properties all but one night. We tried to keep the nightly rate around $100.  Sometimes it was a little more and sometimes a little less.

This Arizona house is built mostly underground in the desert.
This Arizona house is built mostly underground in the desert.

Each property was totally unique. Our first night just north of Phoenix was in a house built mostly underground.

We were issued our own remote control for the security gate.
We were issued our own remote control for the security gate.

I told you about the lovely place in Boulder City just east of Las Vegas where we stayed 2 nights. But the night we saw Celine we stayed in a gated $2.5 million mansion in northwest Las Vegas.  The room was tiny and almost nothing worked. There was no air conditioning and the shower was just a trickle. The main benefit was that we felt very safe behind the electronic gates including our auto and belongings.

Fresh fruit from the grove outside was served for breakfast at this pleasant house.
Fresh fruit from the grove outside was served for breakfast at this pleasant house.

Next we went to a fruit grove in King’s Canyon California that served us an awesome breakfast, the best we’d had anywhere.

The Pacific Ocean was in view from our bedroom and deck in Cayugas.
The Pacific Ocean was in view from our bedroom and deck in Cayugas.

On the coast we stayed in a beach house in Cayugas with a view of the Pacific Ocean from both our room and outside balcony.

We chose our final BnB because of its proximity to LAX.
We chose our final BnB because of its proximity to LAX.

For the last two nights of our journey we stayed in a basic house very near LAX.  Our main concern at the end was that we would be able to get to the airport for a 6:30 a.m. flight.  Our host picked us up from dropping off the rental car the night before and took us to meet our plane at 4 a.m. with no further charge than the room fee.

Home Sweet Home
Home Sweet Home

Now we’re back home in our own home, our own room, and our own bed. There’s no place like home.

What’s your favorite accommodation on the road?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

5 thoughts on “We Can Recommend AirBnB”

  1. i’ve never tried airbnb. will have to look into it. sounds like a lot of fun. i’m so impressed with your last host that they drove you to the airport! it’s always nice to get home and to your own cozy bed.

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