2016

Property of the Week


 

The USA is such a unique country, almost every conceivable type of environment is represented. One of the least appreciated is the desert. I find the desert to be peaceful, beautiful and always full of surprises. This week I chose a property in Tucson, Arizona because it is one of my favorite desert towns, full of beauty and history - Take a look at this beautiful bonita: #239253.

 

 

What attracted me to this property:


This house is so charming! The décor, the traditional southwest design elements, like the flagstone floors and bright colors; it’s a total package when it comes to a southwestern style home.

 

I also really like the outdoor space at this home. I want to sit on this flagstone patio and eat breakfast and just relax with a glass of iced tea and my favorite book.

 

 

What I love about this listing:


The pictures are fun and inviting and they do a fantastic job highlighting all the features. I love that the price is reasonable and is the same year-round - no complicated or confusing pricing here! The reviews are delightful were fun to read and I like that the owner has responded to many of them. Finally, I really appreciate that the owner responds 100% of the time, and within 12 hours!

 

What could be improved:


The description could be more robust. Here are some ideas for more content:  When was the house built? What style is the house designed in? What makes this house unique? What is there to do on campus? Those sorts of details would make the description and the home more enticing.

 

This home is an oasis in the desert!

Property of the Week

 

I love the beautiful properties that are available on HomeAway and enjoy sharing one with you each week. You should check out past properties here: Stylish Stays

This week’s property choice was inspired by my love of The Goonies.  This movie was filmed in gorgeous Cannon Beach, Oregon.  Take a look at the rest:  #579627vb!

 

 

 

What attracted me to this property:

The views from this property are stunning.  From the front deck you can see the famous Haystack Rock and experience the stunning vista of the Pacific Ocean.

 

 

I also love that the home is walking distance to the spectacular Cannon Beach which is a true paradise for beach lovers.

 

What I love about this listing:

The description on this listing is outstanding. It tells the story of the house in a very eloquent fashion and makes me want to book right away.  Most of the photos are perfect! They illustrate that this home is the place to stay in Cannon Beach. My favorites shots of the house are the living room and the kitchen because they are well staged and lit nicely.

 

There are also some glorious shots of Cannon Beach itself.

 

What could be improved:

The majority of the listing is great! There are a few of the photos that are fuzzy and could use a higher resolution and they need one more photo to fill all 24 photo slots.  The only other thing that caught my attention was the owner’s response time which is “within 2 days”.  HomeAway recommends responding to all travelers within 24 hours to provide the best possible traveler experience.


I love this property. I really want to plan a couple’s getaway to visit this beautiful home!

Property of the Week

 

After a short hiatus for the Thanksgiving holiday and vacation, I’m back to share yet another beautiful property on HomeAway. You should check out past properties here: Stylish Stays


Paris is one of the many destinations on my bucket list and that is what inspired my choice for this week. I fell in love with this apartment in the Saint Thomas d’Aquin area of Paris: 6666016

 

 

What attracted me to this property:

The very first thing that caught my eye was the exposed stone wall in the living/dining area. That particular design feature has always fascinated me. The next thing I fell in love with was the exposed beam ceiling. Finally, I love that the apartment appears to be well appointed with everything I’ll need when I visit.

 

What I love about this listing:

I love the featured photo on this listing (above). It made me click immediately because I wanted to see more. I really appreciate the photos of the surrounding area so I could get a feel for the neighborhood.

 

The location of this property is pretty fantastic as well. It’s not far from some of the major attractions in Paris including the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. Lastly, I was pleased to see the owner’s response rate was 100% within 12 hours.

 

What could be improved:

The description would be much improved with more details. The owner needs to tell me more about the apartment and provide higher quality photos. The shots of the beds and the bathroom leave a lot to be desired. The listing could even benefit by changing the order of the photos so they tell a story. Here’s a lovely shot from the listing:

 

 

I can’t wait to go to Paris and enjoy the city and use this apartment as my home away from home.