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The Water Cooler – Have You Rented An Airbnb?

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The “Water Cooler” is a feature on Claycord.com where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it.

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday at noon.

Today’s question:

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QUESTION: Have you ever rented an Airbnb? If so – do you prefer motels/hotels or do you prefer Airbnbs?

Talk about it….

20 comments


S June 6, 2024 - 1:19 PM - 1:19 PM

No; no interest either

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Kentucky Derby June 6, 2024 - 1:39 PM - 1:39 PM

No, and I never would. I don’t want to play by “house rules” and I’m not all that trusting towards total strangers. Hotels are fine with me.

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Dawg June 6, 2024 - 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

I have stayed in hotels, motels, and tents. I even slept outside under the stars in a sleeping bag, but I never stayed at an Airbnb. My preference would be a motel, where I can park at the front door of my room.

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S June 6, 2024 - 3:07 PM - 3:07 PM

See Know… That’s “Classic”
ask kids today the difference between Motel & Hotel; most have no clue….
🙂

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Dr Jellyfinger June 6, 2024 - 3:22 PM - 3:22 PM

Dawg, I once slept out in the mountains in a sleeping bag under the stars and clouds then woke up at daylight covered with snow…. I apologized to my old lady & she let me back in the cabin.

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Dawg June 6, 2024 - 4:31 PM - 4:31 PM

Dr. Jelly, I was with a friend in Yosemite sleeping outside, when my friend woke me up and told me there was some guy in a fur coat taking our food. I got up to see a bear rummaging through our ice chest, with bacon hanging out of its mouth.

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Hanne Jeppesen June 7, 2024 - 1:20 PM - 1:20 PM

I too have slept outside under the under the stars. The Scandinavian Club owns a cabin at Clear Lake, and we had some weekends that were huge party weekends. The Club provides a sleeping mat, so when you get there you get a matt and put it on the lawn, one big party weekend we would be 100 or more people. However, after a few years I bought a tent and would bring that up to the cabin, there were only so much room for tent, because you could only put it up on the lawn in the back of the cabin, so you had to get there early, usually if you got there Friday night you were okay.

I too had an experience with a bear at Yosemite, again I was with the Scandinavian Club and we stayed in the tent cabins, I shared with my girlfriend. I think it was 2005, and I woke up in the middle of night and heard some loud noises, I looked out and saw what I thought was a big rock, but then it moved and I realized it was a bear, I then heard a voice from the tent next to us, “Joel, there is a bear outside” apparently Joel was asleep, because it took seconds before he in a slow voice said “a bear”, then someone in the tent on the other side woke up. Meantime the bear was still there, finally someone said, shouldn’t we call somebody. I guess Joel were awake because his girl friend said Joel is calling the rangers. After a few minutes the rangers came and shot into the air and scared the bear away. I breathed a sigh of relief.

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Saynogo June 6, 2024 - 2:52 PM - 2:52 PM

Yes, I have on a few occasions. Always leave an ‘Upper Decker’ on the way out

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Concord Guy June 7, 2024 - 8:51 AM - 8:51 AM

I needed to refer to Urban Dictionary for that one…

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Cowellian June 6, 2024 - 3:06 PM - 3:06 PM

Absolutely!
The first time we rented an Airbnb was for my son’s wedding, and I got a house in Walnut Creek. All of my non-California children stayed with me, and that really worked out well.
When my Mother-in-law died, her funeral was in Charleston. One of her sons found the cheapest motel he could near the funeral home, but that didn’t suit me at all. We got an Airbnb on Isle of Palms overlooking the Atlantic, and all of my kids, as well as my other brother-in-law stayed there. We had a longer drive to the service, but it was well worth it.
Last summer, I got a large cabin in Gatlinburg and took my kids and their kids to Dollywood. That was a lot more fun than any motel.
But not all of my Airbnb experiences include my children. My wife and I have a favorite cabin between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge that we’ve stayed in several time. It’s secluded, but still convenient to everything in the Smoky Mountains. We got back from our most recent trip yesterday.

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Concord Guy June 6, 2024 - 3:47 PM - 3:47 PM

Yes. Six or seven times. All have been fantastic.

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JJ June 6, 2024 - 5:45 PM - 5:45 PM

No thank you.
I love room service. 🙂

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domo June 6, 2024 - 5:48 PM - 5:48 PM

No – would be a last resort

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Johnny June 7, 2024 - 8:44 PM - 8:44 PM

I’d stayed at a bunch over the yrs. Mainly good but some awful ones. Stayed at one outside Fort Bragg that I found a dead rat behind fridge. A week later dog came down with an horrible flea infestation.

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Xj June 6, 2024 - 11:05 PM - 11:05 PM

Nope. No way. Too many horror stories of a privately held property that you have little/no control over. Not to mention the creep factor of perverted people putting hidden cameras etc. in places.

You can’t call housekeeping and ask for more towels or anything like that.

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Joe June 7, 2024 - 6:06 AM - 6:06 AM

Yes, several times.
As with any hotel, motel, or airbnb… be sure to examine the reviews.
My airbnb stays have been great and in quite unique locations.

Joe

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Chuq June 7, 2024 - 9:46 AM - 9:46 AM

I used to rent them a lot more as they were they were typically cheaper than hotels. That has since changed and if the prices are about equal I will go with a hotel as they are a bit more reliable. That said you can find some really interesting places to stay.

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Anne June 7, 2024 - 11:19 AM - 11:19 AM

Yes, in Washington DC, Chicago and Oregon. All were very good experiences.Be sure to do your homework before you book. I use to love to go camping and did for many, many years. but it’s become a bit too much for me as I got older.

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Hanne Jeppesen June 7, 2024 - 1:22 PM - 1:22 PM

I have not, but my daughter and her family (husband 2 kids) do it all the time. Joshua Tree, Mexico other places as well. It seem to work for them.

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MikeT June 7, 2024 - 3:36 PM - 3:36 PM

Yes, one time in Greenville California, it was great!

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