So I’m not going to sugarcoat it: I stayed up until 3:00am last night with my new obsession.
I know that I shouldn’t, but every single time I open the computer it just draws me in.
It’s an addiction; and it’s taking over my life.
No, I don’t need help.
I remember hearing about it and thought it was one of those e-fads that was going to melt away with time; but after using airbnb in a desperate, last minute attempt to find a place to stay in the capital city of Sri Lanka, of all places–and it turned out to be the coolest place we stayed on the entire trip.
So when the family decided that a trip to Paris was in the cards this summer…guess which site I immediately booted up?
After copious amounts of research (aka squealing and ooohing aahhing), I have deduced the following:
#1. The population of homeowners with the greatest flair for interior design (I feel like there’s a better way to say this, but I just can’t figure it out)—definitely resides in Sweden. Of course, this is no surprise. But by far the best airbnb.com apartments are in Paris. Paris. Paris, Paris. Of course, it’s not very practical to pay 350 USD a night for a stay in some French designer’s penthouse, so we narrowed down the options to the ones below.
All of them are under $150USD; which is about what you would pay for a stay in a medium-range hotel in the city; and for all of them you get a kitchen, washer/dryer, blah blah blah essentially your own pad in Paris.
Here’s where we’re asking for help! I’ve included pictures and details about the FIVE apartments that we’re choosing amongst, as well as some key details. Which one do you think we should choose? All suggestions & opinions welcome!
One. (Love the decor, but it’s more Portland than Paris, & my sister & I would stay in kids’ rooms! Weird?)
Two. (Drool–look at that kitchen! But small, quite small! Do you think the four of us would go stir-crazy?)
Four. (Swoon! Just look at this place! The ceilings? The exposed beams, the room dividers? But it’s a bit out our budget: is the amazing interior detail worth the extra dough?)
Five. (A plain Jane, but a good price, in a good area & suitable for all intents & purposes. Should we go with a safe choice like this?)
What do you guys think? Which one should my family pick for our week-long stay in Paris this summer? Should we go with modern or rustic, sprawling or cozy?
I’d love to hear opinions & votes in the comments! I want to message all of these owners ASAP because I’m afraid that they’ll get booked out fast (neurotic, I know, neurotic Stephanie)–& we haven’t even booked our plans tickets yet! Aiyah! So help a sister out, will ya?