OUR FIRST AIRBNB EXPERIENCE

 

We FINALLY booked a home stay using AirBnB!!!! We will share the whole experience with you and how you can get a discount with your first booking, but first…..

Happy New year 2018 🙂

We’ve had an account with Airbnb for several years, yet we’ve never booked a stay using this service. After we stayed in Naivasha with Airbnb, our only regret is that we didn’t use the booking site sooner.

We enjoy staying at hotels or vacation rentals when we travel. We get to choose the neighborhood and stay close to popular attractions. Many Airbnb rentals have kitchens so you can prepare your own meals (which can save you money). Speaking of saving money, Airbnb rental units are typically cheaper than staying at a hotel and many times come with similar or upgraded amenities. Have we convinced you yet?

OUR BOOKING EXPERIENCE

First off, the booking experience was really easy. Just signing in and we were ready to explore the options available.When choosing an Airbnb rental in Naivasha Kenya, we wanted to be within walking distance of most attractions. Airbnb makes choosing a rental very easy by displaying every option on a map. We wanted to book an entire home, although you can rent a room or shared space if you wish.

We decided to book the Urban Sanctuary in Naivasha pictured above. It met all of the criteria that we were looking for: within a short distance of many attractions, near restaurants and cafes, and we had the whole place to ourselves. The house had a full kitchen, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, equipped bedroom and a great view of the flower farms. The Pot is ideally located, a 5 minute walk from the house with good food, gym, pool and bar that guests have full access to but at a small fee.

We were pleased that this Airbnb listing had an excellent rating and many positive reviews. It had an “Instant Booking” option. Once we clicked to book the unit, it was reserved. We didn’t have to be approved in advance by the owner before booking. Furthermore, it was easy to get in contact with the owner. Our host was able to answer any questions that we had, and we were easily able to get in touch should we have a question during our stay.

 After we placed our booking, we received instructions on how to check in and out of the apartment, as well as the address.  We later met our host Sheila a pleasant soul who was really nice and helpful. There was a lock box where we were able to pick up and drop off the key. All in all, it was a simple process and we have no complaints.

THE HOUSE

Let us give you a photo tour 🙂

Partio

HOW TO GET YOUR DISCOUNT

Airbnb offers a discount for new customers, provided that you use a link when you sign up. We’ve got a sign-up link for you that will get you a discount! The discount changes from time to time – sometimes it’s $20 off your stay, sometimes it’s $30 or $40 off your stay. Right now, the Airbnb discount is $25 off your first stay ! It will automatically convert to your local currency.  Click here to sign up at Airbnb to get your discount!

THE VERDICT

Have we convinced you yet? Our first Airbnb experience was a huge success. Airbnb is an amazing booking website and it has really changed the way that we travel. By renting an apartment or a home, we can choose a place that exactly fits our own criteria and meets individual needs. The booking process is really easy and we had a wonderful stay. Surely we will book an Airbnb again in the near future.

Tell us all about your experiences with Airbnb! And if you haven’t tried it yet, will you?

Love….

One thought on “OUR FIRST AIRBNB EXPERIENCE

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *