So our first airbnb experience came after much haggling about where to go, how much to spend and what would we do when we got there. It came down to location, feel and nearness to activities for the whole family. It was to be a week long vacation and regular vacations were also explored, like Portugal (tabled for a few months), Mexico, a cruise and even RV ing up to Nova Scotia.
We found a cape cod style place first but at a premium price. Premium is over 200 dollars for two nights. We don’t like blowing the budget on accommodations unless its necessary. I mean I am on the list for secret escapes, inspirato, home away, tablet, travel zoo and now groupon along with my husband who also has living social. How hard could it be to find a decent place? There had to be budget conscious options in a nice setting.
A few other locations were close to farms, in the city and offering breakfast or no frills. So we waited till the absolute last minute and selected one in Litchfield Ct. Yup we ended up in Ct. It seemed cozy and homey, close to “nature” and not too far from a major city.
So we arrived in the dark and could have missed the place. It was a regular house so no big B & B sign set back deep into the land but with a river behind it. The door was unlocked , yeah , that kind of suburb. We met the owner and she toured us around. We also saw a deer on the way down the driveway, I forgot to mention.
The room was the width of the house(20 + feet) upstairs, and had no tv, a large bathroom, windows to the front and back, some books, a lounge chair and some food like coffee, apples and yogurt.
It seemed like a good find. Also it was quiet, dark enough to see stars outside and the property was spacious. So our first experience was good enough that we might consider it again in the future as a customer and as a host.
See my second posting that breaks down our actual experience at the bnb.