Wednesday, October 23, 2019

‘Pretty Place’


  It’s been a while since I’ve posted.  My last was weeks ago after our trip to the South Carolina Mountains and I have a few more photos to add. The first two are from a place that was so inspiring, so peaceful, so incredibly beautiful, the locals call it simply “Pretty Place”.  

  It’s an outdoor chapel built by a Greenville textile entrepreneur for a YMCA camp.  


See the bird soaring above the valley slightly to the right of center?  

  I have enjoyed staying in Airbnb accommodations abroad and finally convinced The 
Writer to give it a try.  We stayed in what was listed as “an artist’s studio and tea room”, a small apartment in the lower level of a modern home in a quiet neighborhood. 

The private entrance was surrounded by prize winning gardens and had a pretty view of the mountains.








  There were two rooms. This with the next photo is the bedroom/living room/dining room.









The host is Japanese and an artist.  The apartment was decorated with many pieces from her travels, including a dozen or more Japanese tea sets, and her own watercolors.  




This was my favorite of her paintings.
















  The kitchen area was small but efficient, equipped with beautiful china dishes, some snacks, condiments, coffee.
  The Writer was pleased and impressed and I’m pretty sure we will be staying in more Airbnb’s from now on!  

20 comments:

  1. Very beautiful place to stay. Love it.

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  2. We have stayed in AirBnbs both here in Canada and overseas, in France, Spain and Australia and have always been well satisfied. A couple of the places we rented were quite spectacular actually, and it is a real benefit to be able to have access to a kitchen. I would not hesitate to use this option again.

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    1. We love having a kitchen, too. Easier to eat healthy.

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  3. You made a lovely choice. I've never stayed at an AirBnbs before so that would be an new and exciting adventure. Now, to get someone to go with me.

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    1. I have stayed at Airbnb’s in the UK and Europe by myself and love it. The hosts are usual friendly and informative and I felt safer in someone’s home than a hotel.

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  4. Certainly impressive and what a view!!!!

    Have never heard anything about them in Australia!!!!!

    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Lots in Australia, Colin.
      https://www.airbnb.com/a/Australia?af=43720035&c=.pi0.pk67801724604_332676515882_c_38564977233&sem_position=1t1&sem_target=kwd-38564977233&location_of_interest=&location_physical=9010512&gclid=CjwKCAjw9L_tBRBXEiwAOWVVCdS7phd6znwzwzspqA3Jx_4CLv8BbALq1G9PIEwDjECy9bjja6HB7RoCESsQAvD_BwE

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    2. Last year, other than for one stay in Tasmania, we were exclusively in AirBnBs.

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    3. Thank you for that interesting information.
      I have looked at the sites!!!!!
      Colin

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  5. We have been very successful with Air BnB here and abroad. The apartment for Barcelona was booked through unTours. Looks like a sweet place you found there.

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  6. We have been in a few Airbnbs and really loved them. I would definitely use Airbnb again. That place you stayed at was so beautiful and so very comfortable.

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  7. I've never tried an Air BnB but that looks a nice place.

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  8. It looks very stylish and comfortable to stay there. Good find of you!

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  9. You are right about "Pretty Place" being so incredibly beautiful. Even the picture takes my breath away. I want to see that, in person!

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  10. Hey look at that, you've had your own Japanese adventure too! :)
    Looks a great Air BnB. We like this as a travel option.
    Wren x

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  11. That top picture is the most beautiful place I have ever seen. I would love to see it in person. I think it is a perfect picture of God's Grace.

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  12. What a view! The Air B and B looks great!

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  13. La primera y la seguda imagen son fantásticas. Me encanata la naturaleza.
    Un abrazo desde España.

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