Airbnb Week

Jake and I are absolutely obsessed with Airbnb.

We have used them for everything from our honeymoon to birthday weekend getaways.  I am going highlight this week our Airbnb experiences and also wish lists for our upcoming trips! I stay at hotels a lot…sometimes it feels like every other night I’m staying in a hotel, and I have to say they are nice. I do enjoy it. BUT. Airbnb is like something else entirely. It’s incredible being able to experience someone’s home city from their perspective. You are getting a genuine and unique experience. When you meet your host (a local), you get to ask questions of where you should really go during the short stay.  Also, they are not surrounded by other hotels and tourist traps, but in an actual neighborhood!


Part of my travel bucket list is Paris. Seems cliche, but I know I am going to absolutely fall in love with that city. From what I hear it is the heart of pastries, espresso, and museums. I am in love already.

I went to Airbnb.com and searched by neighborhoods (there are 31 neighborhoods in Paris). I selected “Loved by Parisians” and then it gave me 12 options. Then I chose Saint-Germain-des-Pres-Odeon, because it was described as “No corner stores. Just corner patisseries.” Exactly what I want. It looks to be great area–close to many art galleries,  Notre Dame, and the Pantheon.

I separated my selections by three categories. 1) Great Terraces/Views  2) Great for a group 3) Great price…also a bonus one for those big spenders! I tried to keep them all under $200 a night. The great price category all around $100 a night.

:::GREAT TERRACES | VIEWS:::

Listing No 1: Nice flat w/ terrace in St-Germain $154/night

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Listing No 2: Fantastic St. Germain Apartment $175/night

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Listing No 3: Studio Romantique – Terrasse unique $222/night

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:::GREAT FOR GROUPS:::

Listing No. 1: Apt de Charme Rue st André des arts $222/night – sleeps 5

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Listing No. 2: Charming Penthouse in Paris’ Heart $203/night – sleeps 6

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Listing No. 3: St-Germain – Central location $196/night – sleeps 5

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 :::GREAT PRICE:::

Listing No. 1: Niche au coeur de Saint-Germain $105/night

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Listing No. 2: Charming apartment in Saint-Germain $98/night

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Listing No. 3: Cosy Saint-Germain-des-Près 6th $105/night

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Last one for kicks: :::BIG BUCKS:::

St-Germain-des-Prés Elegant 1 Bdrm $420/night

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I can’t wait until we can book one of these for our Paris excursion! I’ll be sure to update you on what one we choose.

Coming up this week: Our Dublin Airbnb, Our Treehouse Airbnb and Our Honeymoon Airbnb!

Happy adventures,

Erika

 

 

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