Most Popular Posts

Friday, May 21, 2010


Alex and I often rent houses when we go on vacation. It's fun to meet the homeowners, you instantly feel like a local, and rentals are typically more budget-friendly than hotels. We usually find places through HomeAway or vrbo, but I just discovered the vacation rental website airbnb, and I'm officially obsessed. I've spent an embarrassing amount of time lately browsing through their listings and daydreaming about future trips. I'm especially loving the majestic homes in the Hudson Valley, maybe for a little family getaway this summer!

(Thanks, Yolanda)


13bees said...

great tip! xo

Melissa Blake said...

How fun!!

Joanna Goddard said...

megan, it's AMAZING, you guys will LOVE!

Diana Mieczan said...

That house looks so lovely...We usually rent too...Its so much more fun this way....I always feel like I live there....The last time we went to Prague and we got this amazing apartment which looked like a loft...It felt like home:)
Kisses and enjoy your day:)

Mariel Torres said...

i don't know why but this place kind of reminds me of the setting for pride and prejudice... absolutely beautiful!

Mrs. Limestone said...

Why oh why did you show me this? As if I don't already spend far too much money on traveling now you are making me want to add a whole new set of destinations to the list!

eleanor said...

my mother is in europe for her first time at the moment with her sister and they are renting little apartments and houses too. so much more personal than hotels!

this one is beautiful, would make for an amazing holliday!

lauren haupt said...

Oooh - we're looking for a place to stay in Montreal for the beginning of September - I would much rather get an apartment, thank you!

Julie said...

I want to stay in the boot house! All of these places looks so fun/homey-my wanderlust is only getting worse!

This Must Be The Place Blog said...

My boyfriend an I just spend 2 weeks in Paris and stayed at an apartment through airbnb. Amazing experience! Can't recommend it enough!

Ashley Lynn Fry said...

Sounds good to me! I agree it is super fun to meet the homeowners & feel so welcomed.

Thanks for sharing this, I will def be using it as a resource in the future.


amynicole said...

Great tip! Thanks for this information! I had no idea!

Shannon said...

this is beautiful! love love the little pond so pretty would be so lovely to go somewhere like this on vacation, much love.x

ampersandity said...

this is so cool! thanks for sharing. my husband & i always want to do a house swap with someone in NY, but we're afraid no one would want to swap with our tiny little apt in OC! this is a good alternative for us :]

Dressing On The Side said...

vrbo has given us a home in Santa Barbara and a beach house in Santa Cruz...and now a new site to wish and dream of wonderful vacations.

kris said...

I found Airbnb a few weeks ago and rented a large home in Seattle for my husband & I, and our children to all meet for a vacation. I am so excited! Glad to hear it was a good experiance for you.

Nadine2point0 said...

Next summer our closest friends (3 other couples) and we are planning to rent a house in Italy or Spain. If we go as a family some other time (husband/2 sweeties) we plan on just doing a house exchange. Our historic city here is quite attractive here for tourists: 6 hours from you, 3 to Montreal, 2 to Toronto and on Lake Ontario. Friends of ours do it all the time with upscale homes and it totally beats other options - get a car, immersed in a village, yadda yadda.
That place you have a photo of on this post would be perfect ;)

have a good weekend

LiveLikeYou said...

Thanks for the tip. I usually go to vrbo. But will check this one out. What a gorgeous place!

The Cottage Cheese said...

Great tip, I haven't seen this site before. I much prefer staying in a house too. We found both the house where we got married and the cute "little house" where we've stayed three times - both on Cedar Key - through vrbo. Now I'm dreaming of vacation (as if I needed more reason to). Have a fabulous weekend Joanna!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

OH WOW! My grandfather is from that area. It's so beautiful...

I'll have to check out the site--thanks for the link. We too like to rent houses when we take a vacation, which is becoming less and less frequent with 3 small children and one more on the way..

megan said...

On a totally different note - I'm sad of course that you are leaving but so excited for you to be able to spend time with your little one. I wish I'd had more time (I only took 3 1/2 months, my husband then took paternity leave) and it was very, very hard to leave him! So, good luck with all your new adventures, but most of all, good luck at the birth and so excited for you to meet your new guy!

Joanna Goddard said...

thank you so much, megan. that's really sweet and i so appreciate your note. xo

rachel thurston said...

I have loved using HomeAway and vrbo and can't wait to now try airnb out! Thanks for the insider scoop! xo.

Penny said...

I love Airbnb! We had actually booked a flight to London for September and were planning on renting an apartment using this site...then I found out that I was pregnant and due 5 days before our flight. I agree with all your reasoning around renting places when traveling.

Kristin said...

ooh... i just love the early planning stages of taking a trip. when the sky is wide open and you just start dreaming up the details... where? when? what to wear? tee hee :-)

Have a great weekend, Joanna!

Stacey said...

Great info!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Rental houses are really fun. I'll have to check out this site. Thanks for the tip!

Courtney. said...

My neighbors are Airbnb hosts, and my boyfriend and I have considered doing the same if our roommate ends up moving out. It's always fun to meet their guests, and we will hopefully be utilizing it in the future as well!

Meg said...

that is SO neat! i didn't know anything like this existed.. thanks for sharing!

kristina - no penny for them said...

what a fabulous tip - thanks so much!

p.s.: browsed the satorialist this morning and noticed you liked the berlin dancer's tote. it's from a small, very cool shop entirely dedicated to magazines, called "do you read me?!", i love going there. don't know if they still sell those totes though...

prashant said...

great tip!
post free classifieds

LuxuriousLife said...

I will check this out. I am new to the world of blogs and blogging and am finding all kinds of inspiration!! Hope I am giving some back as well!! Thanks!!

The French said...

I absolutely agree. Renting houses is almost always the way to go. We went to Negril last year with a group of friends and rented a beautiful house right on the beach near the center of town. It was secluded enough, yet we had easy access to the people, the city and the culture. We ventured up the rode to a few "Travel and Leisure" places for drinks and although gorgeous, there was no sense of where we if you could be anywhere in the Caribbean. And maybe some people love that, but I like to experience a country or a city through the people. Whatever lifts your luggage, I guess. Will bookmark that site for future trips. Thanks!

JBeaudetStudios said...

That sounds like so much fun! Thank you for the tip! I'm going to go dream for a while now! Take care! Jennifer:)

Melony said...

LOVE the airbnb site! Thanks for sharing!!

piccola samurai said...

My cottage is on Airbnb!!!! If you wish to relax in the sunny sicilian sun, in the countryside near Noto, check us out!!!!
It's really a great site, next time I travel I will for sure use it!

Spiralstyle said...

Thanks for the tip. We are looking for an apartment in Paris for Christmas. We did it 2 years ago and it was amazing. I rent my Bahamas house on vrbo #188123. Check it out if you want a very relaxing, get away.

Michelle said...

Thanks for sharing these sites!

Afton said...

We recently used Airbnb for our stay in New York, since we didn't want to trouble our friends to let us stay in their teeny apartments for 5 days. Totally recommended.

melly said...

What helpful links! I surf HomeAway once in awhile and dream way too much time away. I got that link from you too :D So thanks!

Anonymous said...

Joanna, I want to like you but posts like this make it really hard.

junebug said...

Oh, man. I've planned 7 vacations in the last hour. Best site ever. Thanks for sharing!

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

thanks for the tip! a hudson valley family getaway sounds divine.

stephanie said...

thanks for the recommendation! i use vrbo, so this will be a good little change :)

Carmel said...

I rented an apartment in East Village NYC last year through AirBnB. The BEST! I could not have afforded hotel prices and felt I truly lived the New York life for the days I was there. Thoroughly recommend this site. I will be using it again.

drawing tablet said...

I aways love the sites you recommend, so I know I'll be spending some time on this one, even though I'm not on the market for vacation rentals.

Jay said...

This is so uncanny--last week, my friends and I booked the very place in these photos for a long weekend upstate in July!

I've also used to book abroad. It's just fantastic.

maria said...

first time see your blog and i like it. the pictures are great. just today my friend was telling me about the website "airbnb" since we're planing my husband and i to go to Rome,but i find difficult to search for something not expensive.i was tired of searching for hotels on the web.

Laura said...

Neat, I'll check, it out! Home or apartment rental is great for our family- a little more space and a kitchen so you don't have to eat our all the time if you don't want to. Laura in Ludwigsburg

Ashley Izsak said...

Great site - we were going to book our usual Park Hyatt in Toronto but instead booked a great little loft through airbnb! Thanks!!

melike maden said...

your blog is realy interesting! i mean like its perfect ! please check my blog its so new but i love blogging !

couture dresses said...

I also prefer renting a house for vacation. It has some special climate, I am much more relaxed than at the hotel or a noisy vacation resort. The photos you posted are so beautiful, what a lovely place!!!

medya said...

rüyada deniz görmek rüyada çocuk görmek rüyada ev görmek rüyada bebek görmek rüyada baba görmek rüyada enne görmek rüyada gelin gelinlik görmek rüyada balık görmek rüyada avret yeri görmek rüyada yumurta görmek rüyada araba görmek rüyada yangın görmek rüyada namaz kılmak rüyada kedi görmek islami ruya tabirleri islami rüya tabirleri

Oh, man. I've planned 7 vacations in the last hour. Best site ever. Thanks for sharing!

Annie said...

Love the pics! Hope you make that trip to a gorgeous place in the Hudson Valley :)

Anonymous said...

酒店兼差 酒店兼職 酒店 台北酒店

Anonymous said...

台北酒店 酒店兼差 酒店兼職 酒店

Anonymous said...

酒店經紀 酒店打工 酒店工作 酒店上班

dinoibo said...

Sesli Sohbet sitelerikatilSesli Chat siteleri
SeslitoplumbeklemeSesli toplum
Sesli SohbetgelSesli Chat
Sesli Sohbet sitelerikatilSesli Chat siteleri
SeslisevgimbeklemeSesli sevgim
Sesli SohbetgelSesli Chatgor
Sesli Sohbet sitelerikatilSesli Chat siteleri
SesliislambeklemeSesli islamyoksa
islami sohbetbeklemedini sohbet
dini chatbeklemeislami chatyoksa
dini sohbet siteleri dini chat sitelerithanks
islami sohbet siteleri islami chat sitelerithanks
Sesli panelgelSesli Chat panellerigor
SeslipanelsendeSesli sohbet panelleribize
Sesli Sohbet sitelerikatilSesli Chat sitelerihadi
Sohbet panelleribeklemeChat panelleriyoksa
panelpismandunya panelolursun
speakypanelamaSpeaky panel

dinoibo said...

Sesli sohbetgecmissesli chatolacak thanks.
diyarbakirgeldiyarbakir gazetelerigor
Sesli şehirsendeSesli sehirbize
sesli sohbetpismansesli chatolursun
sesli sohbet siteleripismansesli chat siteleriolursun
seslisohbetepismansesli sohbeteolursun
Sesli sohbet Sesli chat
Sohbet siteleri Chat siteleri
Sesli sohbet siteleri Sesli chat siteleri
Sohbet chat siteleri Chat sohbet siteleri
Sesli Sohbet sitesi Sesli chat sitesi
Sohbet sitesi Chat sitesi
Sohbet chat sitesi Chat sohbet sitesi
Sesli siteleri Sesli sitesi
Kurtce sohbet kurtce chat
kurtce sesli sohbet Kurtce sesli chat
Kurd sohbet kurd chat
sesli sohbet sesli chat
Sesli sohbetsendeSesli chat

Julie said...

Beware of Airbnb!

This site has taken off like wild fire but be aware of the risks. Behind the pretty facade there's little real structure or organisation. They do not offer any sort of protection and are not interested in helping resolve problem situations. And problem situations will come up believe me, in which case you are on your own. I have had a terrible experience with them. Following a failed reservation I was left out nearly $1000 and Airbnb just walked away. Be aware of what you're getting into. These people are just out to make money on your back.


bestsesli said...

SesliKent Akbayir
Sesli Kent Sesli Chat
Sesli Chat Sesli Goruntulu Sohbet
Sesli Sohbet SesliChat
Sesli Goruntulu Chat Sinema Video Klip Radyo Forum Sesli Kamerali Sohbet Sesli Goruntulu Chat
Dvx Filmler SesliKent Paylasim Sitesi

sohbetmerkezi said...

Sesli sohbet sesli chat
Sohbet merkezi Sohbetmerkezi
Sesli sohbet Sesli chat
Seslisohbet Seslichat
Sesli sohbet siteleri Sesli chat siteleri
Sesliyasam Sesli yasam
Sesli Sohbet Sesli Chat
SesliSohbet SesliChat
Sesli Sohbet siteleri Sesli Chat siteleri
Seslikent Sesli kent
Sesli Sohbet Sesli Chat
SesliSohbet SesliChat
Sesli Sohbet siteleri Sesli Chat siteleri
Seslidestan Sesli destan
Sesli Sohbet Sesli Chat
SesliSohbet SesliChat
Sesli Sohbet siteleri Sesli Chat siteleri
Seslisoyle Sesli soyle
Sesli Sohbet Sesli Chat
SesliSohbet SesliChat

sohbetmerkezi said...

Sesli Sohbet Sesli Chat siteleri
Sesli Sohbet siteleri Sesli Chat
Sohbet burda Sesli burda
Chat burda Alem burda
Dunya burda Hersey burda
herkesburda herkes burda
Sesli Sohbet Sesli Chat siteleri
Sesli Sohbet siteleri Sesli Chat
Sesli chatciyiz Sesli Chatciler
Sesli chatciyim Seslichat
Sesli Sohbet Sesli Chat siteleri
Sesli Sohbet siteleri Sesli Chat
Sesli gurbetciler Sesli gurbetci
Gurbetciler Gurbetci
Sesli Sohbet Sesli Chat siteleri
Sesli Sohbet siteleri Sesli Chat
Sesli Sohbet Sesli Chat siteleri
Sesli Sohbet siteleri Sesli Chat
Sesli baran Seslibaran
Sesli Sohbet Sesli Chat siteleri
Sesli Sohbet siteleri Sesli Chat

new york apartment rental short term said...

The house looks splendid! It's one of the best looking estate houses that I've ever seen.

We also rent houses whenever our family is on vacation. When we went to NYC, short term apartments have been a convenient option. It has home like features that are not present in traditional hotels. I also favor the plush designs that reflect the cosmopolitan nature of the big apple.

Thanks for sharing!

sad said...

Die Spirale Unruhspirale wird zunächst in Uhren verwendet. Die Genauigkeit war nun in Bruchteilen von thomas sabo günstig Minuten gemessen als auf Bruchteile von Stunden gegenüber. Dies verursacht höhere Genauigkeit, um eine DFÜ Uhrmacher, dass eine Minute der Hand hatte und von minutes.Charles II eingeführt Weste mit Taschen thomas sabo verteilt zu erstellen.Männer trugen jetzt ihre Uhren in der Tasche, anstatt auf einem pendant.Dullier Debeaigre und entwickelte eine Methode zur Verwendung von Edelsteinen als bearings.Sully darauf hin, dass die Schaffung einer kleinen Senke um jedes Loch angebote thomas sabo uhren würde, weil das Öl von der Oberfläche gefunden wurde tension.It behalten gemeinsamen zu einem großen Diamantdeckstein in den Hahn zu finden.Die Namen der Uhrmacher erschien nie auf den Zifferblättern der sabo uhren Uhren bis now.John Harrison hat eine Uhr, so genau es verwendet wurde, um während der Längengrad Meer voyages.Champleve Maßnahme ist selten geworden war. Purrelet begann thomas sabo uhren billig die Produktion des Automatik-Uhren.

Miami Glamour said...

Hey....Great Blog

I really like this blog, its very interesting

You can check out mine too and you can leave your comments there....

Thank you!

Miami Glamour said...

Hey....Great Blog

I really like this blog, its very interesting

You can check out mine too and you can leave your comments there....

Thank you!

Ian said...

The ambiance surrounding the house looks relaxing. The green mist is very much calming. And it rejuvenates the body and soul! I wish I could go there as soon as I am done with my bright-lights-experience here in NYC, short term apartment made me stay longer here. It made me think, I should definitely try one of those vacation apartments! New York City brought me a lot of fun and that kind of scenery would surely bring me a relaxing moment after my city light leisure.

咪摩兔 said...


Anonymous said...

Here what i found -> vision correction

Anonymous said...

do you know what the listing is for this location? it looks gorgeous and i definitely want to show my boyfriend.

Anonymous said...

what town is this in?!?!

Jaz said...

Linens are often included in the price, or available for rental in some hostels .

Hostel Eilat

Perceval said...

check this | there | this site | here | this pagethere | check this
this site | check this | here | this page | therecheck this | this site
check this | there | this site | here | this pagethere | check this | this site

Becky said...

Oh my gosh - I am so THRILLED I came across this old post - Air BNB is one of my good friends' companies, and they are blowing up! Have you used their app? It's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

duval inmate search
tuscaloosa sheriff
swat fitness
pcs inmate
gwinnett docket
oak park heights prison
law enforcement badges
private investigator houston
california jail inmate search
juvenile probation officer salary
dwi texas
inmate phone
correctional healthcare companies
corrections officer jobs
curb ramp
hinckley finlayson high school
bexar county property search
nevada department of corrections inmate search
georgia dept of corrections inmate search
historical markers
mo inmate search
interstate towing
new york department of corrections inmate search
illinois dui laws
insurance fraud investigator jobs
naumann hobbs
az mugshots
hernando county arrests
sr22 texas
traffic i 95
offenders search
texas dwi
racine inmate search
hillsborough county sheriff arrests
smeltz and aumiller
forensic psychologists
tdoc inmate search

Ricky Smith said...

I Visit this blog is our real pleasure.

holiday lettings spain
holiday cottages andalucia

wellsupplier said...

I think your article is very nice. I will recommend it to my friends.

car dvd players|Car DVD Player with GPS|cheap car dvd player

mamunsultanpur1 said...

The study turnkey rental compared and ranked the costs of buying or renting a home in more than 200 US metropolitan areas with the salaries of more than 60 jobs. rental properties

Online Property Sale & buy in Lucknow india said...

Its good to be here, very nice post, the content is amazing, keep posting friend it will be very helpful for everyone, Thanks for sharing. I really liked it.
Thanks And Regards
property in Lucknow

seo.gopinath said...

Rent In Paris Glamour apartments are on of the best apartments in Paris. They are providing all the facility to their visitors like pick and drop from airport to apartments and apartments to site view. On their website simply enter your date of arrival, date of departure, number of members, and confirm you’re booking by online payment. These apartments are very cost effective. You can get rent for short time period as well as long. You don’t have to pay on per day. If you check out little late than the scheduled time you will never be charged extra for that.

Fastbet said...

Hrmm that was weird, my comment got eaten. Anyway I wanted to say that it's nice to know that someone else also mentioned this as I had trouble finding the same info elsewhere. This was the first place that told me the answer. Thanks. Agen Casino Online Sbobet Ibcbet

Fastbet said...

I must admit that this is one great insight. It surely gives a company the opportunity to get in on the ground floor and really take part in creating something special and tailored to their needs. Sbobet Sbobet Agen Bola

ricky martin said...

Your blog is really helps for my search and amazingly it was on my searching criteria.. Thanks a lot.

4ch DVR kit & Holden DVD player

erdem said...


Master Dolly said...

Thank you for your very nice article, do not forget to read my articles also kata kata bijak, kata kata cinta, kata kata romantis and many other interesting articles on my blog that.

ribut ariadi said...

Thank you for your very nice article, do not forget to read my articles also humor dewasa, status fb galau, status fb romantis, status fb lucu and many other interesting articles on my blog that.

Kang Usman said...

Articles such as this is a matter best thinking in writing. batu akik

Site design by Apartment One
Federated Media Publishing - Style