1. Welcome to BedmaybeBreakfast! We are a community of AirBnB hosts and guests. Please join in our community and share your experience and opinion. It's FREE! Join HERE!
  2. We are looking for AirBnB enthusiasts interested in writing blogs. E-mail Barry at micasa@bedmaybebreakfast.com for more info. Writers will be compensated per article. The blogs section can be viewed here.

Blog entries by Carolyn

  1. Road trip California! Up the Pacific Coast, down the central state: My dream vacation will become a reality next spring, thanks to Airbnb. I’ve saved $140 a month from my Airbnb earnings since March. By next March, I’ll have $1680, which will cover my California sojourn – as long as I stay at other Airbnbs. Traveling my own state will make me a better host. Before I started hosting, I...
  2. I have my house back. My first in-home guest left on Sunday, and today is Tuesday. Today, all the little quirks I’ve been hiding are exposed, and I’m happy. I can walk around half dressed, and I can put back in the guest room all the junk that I had crammed into my bedroom. My cats once again have the run of the place. I can sleep with my bedroom door open and wake up when I please…until my...
  3. The sky is falling, and I don’t think my current guests will rally and help me hold it up. I have an uncooperative couple in my studio and a too-chatty young woman in my front room. I can’t keep my house together. I feel trapped. It’s Airbnb Hell Week. What changed? Just last week I felt plucky and positive. In my last blog entry, I seemed so upbeat. All that talk of the personal side of...
  4. “I’ve learned so many things from guests. I’m loving it.” “Airbnb, you made the month of June a precious one….” --Host comments from Airbnb groups Airbnb hosts love to talk about how much they’ve learned from guests and what magical experiences they’ve had. I never understood this. Of course, like all of us, I’ve had wonderful interactions with guests. I’ve enjoyed finding out about other...
  5. (Dear Reader: In this entry I take to task a certain photographer, who just seemed rude and not helpful. I know that most Airbnb photographers are great people who do wonderful work. Maybe this one had dealt with too many difficult hosts. And, maybe I'm too sensitive. This story only reflects one experience with one person. Pamela is a pseudonym.) I had a bad feeling about Pamela, even before...
  6. Wow! I finally got a reservation request for my new listing! My second bedroom, with its beat-up old furniture and its closet the size of a coffin, generated a booking at last. When I saw the email informing me I had a request, I read the guest’s name: Dalya. Perfect! She must be from Russia! I was elated. I wasn’t happy only because I love Russian culture and it’s fascinating to meet guests...
  7. My new Airbnb listing is a flop. I’ve had my studio on Airbnb for two years, and it’s been a successful run. I’m booked at least 20 days a month, I have 5 star ratings in all areas, and I’ve got wonderful reviews. Recently, I had to reduce my work schedule for health reasons, but making up the lost income seemed easy. I could list my second bedroom on Airbnb! Now, mine is not a grand house....
  8. I had lost them. The lovely older German couple, ensconced in my Airbnb studio since Wednesday, hadn’t returned all Sunday night. Now it was Monday morning, and I wondered how I could have let them out of my sight. I began hosting on Airbnb in June, 2013, offering the little studio behind my Los Angeles house as a cozy alternative to a motel. Hundreds of guests have settled in here, and the...