We recently experienced our very first stay in an Airbnb and we are hooked! We heard that you can get Airbnb gift cards at Krogers so we picked some up as a gift to ourselves.
We have really been wanting to try out Airbnb since we have heard so many good things from friends about staying at one. And since we love shopping at Fred Meyers/Kroger this was a match made in heaven!
It was so easy to pick up the gift cards at Fred Meyers and we earned fuel points which was a bonus saving since we needed to get gas.
Once we had the gift cards the hard part came…having to pick a destination and house to stay in. I honestly had no idea there were so many options for Airbnb rentals.
I dove headfirst into finding a location and found more than one that were dream worthy. Did you know you can stay in tree houses!!! Seriously, how cool is that. I had to hold myself back from staying in the tree house since it is super cold in the Pacific Northwest, but it is going to happen soon!
Plus with the deal, I am going to tell you about in a minute you are going to want to stock up on Airbnb gift cards but more on that soon.
We looked at houses all over the Pacific Northwest, Montana, and California. We finally decided on a house near Ventura, California. We really want to get back to Channel Islands National Park, so this felt like the perfect opportunity to make that happen.
The house was amazing! Claude our host was so sweet and even had a bottle of wine ready for us along with fresh citrus fruit. He showed us the house and answered all of our questions when we arrived.
I covet this art along the fence and dream of having it at our house!
We had plans to see Channel Islands National Park and then the rain started again. You may remember we tried to get to the Channel Islands last month and were rained out except for 1 day we took a wildlife cruise.
While in Southern California it poured rain! At first, I was a bit disappointed that we were not going to make it to the park, but then after a few moments, I realized we had an entire house to ourselves.
We had zero plans, an entire beautiful house to ourselves and a kindle filled with new books I haven’t been able to read. We ended up spending the entire weekend curled up in the house and loving it.
The house even had an outdoor shower!
I have to admit we did make a run or two for chai tea and some groceries but other than that we relaxed and just vegged out. It was pure bliss!!!
We now want to plan at least twice a year stays in Airbnb’s with zero plans. Just taking the time to relax and do nothing..how wonderful does that sound!
I really want to go back to the house that we stayed in again and try to make it out to Channel Islands National Park plus take advantage of the outdoor shower.
So many times I hear people say that they need a vacation or break from their vacation. My new answer for this is to rent an Airbnb and just take time to relax. Bring some great books, movies, or games with you and just relax.
The super cool thing about Airbnb’s is they are right in your backyard or around the world. We found so many cool places that are only 30 to 45 minutes from our house but would be a complete escape from day to day life.
There is even a beagle-shaped building in Idaho that we NEED to stay in soon! I mean how fun does that sound. Staying the night in a giant house shaped like a dog. I love it!
I also found airstreams, castles, beach houses, log cabins and so many other Airbnb’s. Pre-warning I spent hours just playing on the Airbnb site dreaming of all the places we could visit!
Remember how I mentioned above that I had a great deal for you!!!! Here’s the cool deal I am so excited to share with you.
If you visit THIS LINK you can access a digital coupon for Fred Meyers that will give you from February 26 to March 11 a savings of $10 off $100 Airbnb gift card!!
How cool is that!
Don’t worry if you don’t have a Fred Meyers in your area I have links for all of the Kroger properties:
Kroger Stores – click here
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Dillons – Click Here
Food4Less – Click Here
Foods Co – Click here
Frys – Click Here
Gerbes – Click here
JC – Click here
King Soopers – Click here
Owens – Click here
Pay-less – Click Here
QFC – Click Here
Ralphs – Click here
Smiths – Click Here
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kroger. The opinions and text are all mine.