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Interesting and positive experience Airbnb's you have stayed in:

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1) Pleasant hosts.
2) Decent accommodations.
3) Write a short review or post a link to review.
4) Must be a first hand experience.
5) Please post a * if it you negotiated a rate and ** if negotiated last minute.
6) Please post a S in bold if place is shabbos friendly.


USA
Arizona - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/19640418?source_impression_id=p3_1577164162_aVpEeDHi3gaT1dq7 - Beautiful scenery - Nice host but will charge a late fee if you come late -  Amazing for stay between Grand Canyon South rim and grand Canyon West rim.

Canada
Montreal - **/S - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/25265604?source_impression_id=p3_1577163866_8GlpydeXaJLuxQHL  - Nice apartments - Close to jewish community - Owned and managed by Jews- I had a slight smell but not bad at all.






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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #180 on: August 14, 2023, 10:27:27 PM »
Staying at an Airbnb for the next few nights. I'm really pleased with the house overall, it's better than advertised. Very clean and comfortable. Problem is that we discovered a rodent issue. Our dry foods which were stored in the kitchen pantry closet were damaged overnight by what looks to be mice. Also see evidence of mouse droppings in a few kitchen cabinets. I moved all the undamaged items into our coolers for safekeeping. What would be the best way to handle this? I'm not even sure what I want from the host? Any ideas?
If the house is in such great shape, the owners care about keeping it that way.  Contact them, tell them what's going on, and ask if they've had this problem before (which is likely) and how they usually handle it.   If they don't come over tomorrow you might want to go to a hardware store and get some glue traps (to put under the sink, in cabinets, around the walls) and steel wool (to stuff into openings in the cabinet under the sink, like around the plumbing, which is how they often get in).  And keep all food in the coolers or the fridge, tie up garbage bags and throw out. (They eat through plastic and cellophane.)

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #181 on: August 15, 2023, 07:59:54 AM »
Looking for an airbnb somewhere within 3 hour driving distance from Monsey. Should be walkable to shuls. Any recommendations?
Worcester, MA
2 blocks from shul, really nice Airbnb option. And theres a great Kosher deli with shabbos food at chaniskosher.com
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/54199449?check_in=2023-09-11&check_out=2023-09-18&guests=1&adults=2&s=67&unique_share_id=6d051aa8-5e60-443e-a65e-12be6ca4bb8d

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #182 on: August 15, 2023, 10:41:42 AM »
Worcester, MA
2 blocks from shul, really nice Airbnb option. And theres a great Kosher deli with shabbos food at chaniskosher.com
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/54199449?check_in=2023-09-11&check_out=2023-09-18&guests=1&adults=2&s=67&unique_share_id=6d051aa8-5e60-443e-a65e-12be6ca4bb8d

Thanks. All booked in August. Anything else?

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #183 on: August 15, 2023, 12:06:55 PM »
the other unit looks available next week, during the week though...

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #184 on: December 26, 2023, 07:31:18 AM »
This thread does not seem very active.

Is there any tweak to lower the total price?

1. Haggling, I rather not.
2. Coupons, I cannot find a working one.
3. Gift credit, is there a way to one with a decent discount.

The total incl. fees is approx. $2k

Feel free to PM.

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #185 on: January 18, 2024, 08:23:44 AM »
👆 אהבת חינם

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #186 on: January 18, 2024, 11:25:52 AM »
This thread does not seem very active.

Is there any tweak to lower the total price?

1. Haggling, I rather not.
2. Coupons, I cannot find a working one.
3. Gift credit, is there a way to one with a decent discount.

The total incl. fees is approx. $2k

Feel free to PM.
Message the owner if they will give you a cheaper price if you rent directly without airbnb

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #187 on: January 18, 2024, 11:27:06 AM »
Message the owner if they will give you a cheaper price if you rent directly without airbnb
They will get kicked out of Airbnb

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #188 on: January 18, 2024, 11:28:16 AM »
They will get kicked out of Airbnb

I've never had an issue

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #189 on: January 18, 2024, 11:29:52 AM »
I've never had an issue
Asking them via the messaging if they want to circumvent?
Sounds crazy

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #190 on: January 18, 2024, 11:24:57 PM »
Asking them via the messaging if they want to circumvent?
Sounds crazy

All you need to do is get a phone number or email past the algorithm...

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #191 on: January 19, 2024, 01:02:36 AM »
All you need to do is get a phone number or email past the algorithm...
If I'm a superhost* I'd stay away of this.

* Not a relative

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #192 on: January 19, 2024, 03:20:41 AM »
There are a few issues that can crop up by circumventing Airbnb/Vrbo/HomeAway.
By bypassing the hosting website and renting directly with owner, will make you lose any claim for double booking, won’t have insurance and other issues.
I rented a house in North-Conway New Hampshire, 4 summers ago, and went thru the hosting site (didn’t bypass). And on the 2nd day we had a family of 4 “shchorim” come, saying that they rented it. The owner confirmed that he did rent it to them, but after we booked it. We let him know that if they enter the house, we’ll call police, and file a complaint/breach of contract with Airbnb (HomeAway/Vrbo or whichever company it was).
Had we rented directly with him, we wouldn’t have those recourses.

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #193 on: January 19, 2024, 03:49:29 AM »
There are a few issues that can crop up by circumventing Airbnb/Vrbo/HomeAway.
By bypassing the hosting website and renting directly with owner, will make you lose any claim for double booking, won’t have insurance and other issues.
I rented a house in North-Conway New Hampshire, 4 summers ago, and went thru the hosting site (didn’t bypass). And on the 2nd day we had a family of 4 “shchorim” come, saying that they rented it. The owner confirmed that he did rent it to them, but after we booked it. We let him know that if they enter the house, we’ll call police, and file a complaint/breach of contract with Airbnb (HomeAway/Vrbo or whichever company it was).
Had we rented directly with him, we wouldn’t have those recourses.
Correct.
I can imagine if not rented through the site, and someone comes along paying much more, or for a way longer period, he gets rid of you.

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #194 on: January 19, 2024, 02:33:40 PM »
If I'm a superhost* I'd stay away of this.

* Not a relative
I  was looking at it from the renter's perspective.

There are a few issues that can crop up by circumventing Airbnb/Vrbo/HomeAway.
By bypassing the hosting website and renting directly with owner, will make you lose any claim for double booking, won’t have insurance and other issues.
I rented a house in North-Conway New Hampshire, 4 summers ago, and went thru the hosting site (didn’t bypass). And on the 2nd day we had a family of 4 “shchorim” come, saying that they rented it. The owner confirmed that he did rent it to them, but after we booked it. We let him know that if they enter the house, we’ll call police, and file a complaint/breach of contract with Airbnb (HomeAway/Vrbo or whichever company it was).
Had we rented directly with him, we wouldn’t have those recourses.

I know of someone who did it, but in with אנ"ש. Obviously it could have happened but wasn't as big of a concern

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #195 on: February 18, 2024, 02:59:24 AM »
Not sure if this belong in this thread... Just want to know if Airbnb is considered a travel expense for chase sapphire card?

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #196 on: February 18, 2024, 05:50:41 AM »
Of course
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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #197 on: February 26, 2024, 01:06:59 PM »
Asking them via the messaging if they want to circumvent?
Sounds crazy

I've successfully done it multiple times.

Around 25% savings

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #198 on: February 26, 2024, 01:16:16 PM »
I've successfully done it multiple times.

Around 25% savings
Nice, also by those super hosts and such?
Do you get an official contract instead?