Welcome back to Beautiful Spaces—a series of posts in which I talk about the apartments, hotels, hostels, & B&Bs we stay in all over the world. It all started in 2013 when I realized that my contentment on the road is directly connected to how much I love where I’m living…and so made a commitment to find beautiful spaces to call home along the way.
Welcome to one of my favorite Airbnbs of all time!
If you follow me regularly, you already know that Chad and I took a short vacation to France this July. First, we spent five days in Paris, eating as much as we could. Then it was off to Alsace – a region known for its wines, charming villages, and characteristic wood-timbered architecture.
For those last five days, we stayed in a top-floor Airbnb on a side street in the center of town. A perfect location that was quite literally steps from the main cobblestone center streets while also being quiet and residential.
The interior was adorable, with wood beams and pretty, modern furnishings. There was a bedroom on the main floor and a lofted second bedroom for those traveling with kids or friends (we didn’t use the second bedroom, but did steal the extra pillows because who doesn’t love extra pillows?).
The Wi-Fi worked well. The temperatures stayed surprisingly cool even on hot days. The kitchen was spacious. And the hosts were incredibly nice. On arrival, their parents met us, showed us around the apartment, were patient with my limited French (the hosts speak English, but their parents didn’t), and gifted us with a bottle of local sparkling wine.
The only thing to look out for? The bathtub has a lowered ceiling over it and (absolutely my fault for not paying attention) I knocked my head pretty hard on our first day. Moral of the story: Pay better attention than me.
Inattentiveness injuries aside, we would absolutely stay here again.
If you’ve never booked with Airbnb before, use this link to sign up and we both get a nice little credit toward our next trips. When you’re ready to book, here’s the listing. Tell the hosts I sent you.