|Mural in the entryway|
This is a long overdue post but one that has to be written, because I cannot wait to go back.
Over the past few years, I have heard mixed reviews about Airbnb, both from travelers and property owners. However, a good friend had wonderful luck finding a place during a trip to Paris and so we decided to give it a try for our summer trip to Niagara Falls.
As soon as we found The Vintage Whinery on the Airbnb site, we fell in love. And the price was incredible.
Both Sheila and Rachel are artists and so the entire apartment is decorated in a fabulous turn of the century Parisian style. Put it this way - we loved it so much, we were all walking around photographing everything before we unpacked.
Handmade artwork and Art Deco prints covered the walls. I felt as if I were living in one of the Alfonse Mucha prints that had adorned my college dorm wall, although I lacked the glamorous gowns!
|Collage in the Opera Bedroom|
With a fully equipped kitchen, and a comfortable living room, the four nights we spent here were a delightful break from the standard hotel room experience.
Now I know that not all Airbnb properties are like this.
We had originally searched for one in New York, only to find many that were little more than an airbed on a spare room floor, at an exorbitant rate.
|Living room at The Vintage Whinery|
I will be using Airbnb again this holiday season when we visit San Francisco with some friends, and if you happen to visit The Vintage Whinery, be sure to say hi to Sheila.