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Okay, so if you’ll remember back to a few weeks ago, I had a TERRIBLE experience with Airbnb.

This experience made me decide to stay at hotels (more on my fabulous stay at the Hotel Monaco in Portland soon), buuuut then I decided to give it one more try.

Mostly because I had to.

You see, my friend and creative collaborator, Nikki Garza (who I interviewed here for the blog), was coming to Salt Lake City for fittings. And I didn’t want to stress about hosting someone, creating art AND dealing with housemates.

Nikki and I are, well, pretty loud, so I wanted a space where we could cackle freely until 2AM.

And I needed to be able to cook, or I would’ve just have gotten a hotel.

Enter Airbnb in Salt Lake City!

What I Wanted from an Airbnb in Sugarhouse

When booking an airbnb, here’s what I wanted:

  • Workspace
  • 2 separate bedrooms with queen beds
  • Kitchen with pots, pans and a coffee maker
  • WiFi
  • TV with Roku
  • Centrally located (~10 minutes from my studio in Sugarhouse for fittings)

I also wanted it to be cute!! I treated this as a staycation, where I still worked (woo self-employment && meetings) but also got to be in a new space.

I’m a travel nerd, after all!

Booking with Rannett | Bright Purple Skies

So, with that in mind, I started my hunt for an Airbnb. I ended up booking this space with Rannett of Bright Purple Skies.

To be honest, the headboards really sold me. 😉

5/5 Stars

This Airbnb was centrally located in Sugarhouse (also called the “gayborhood” of Salt Lake City). Let’s discuss each component in detail:

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Comfy Mattresses & Pillows

Each bed had two types of pillows (firm & fluffy), which I *LOVED* as a pillow snob. The mattresses had foam tops and were very comfy.

The couch in the living room has a fold out bed, but Nikki and I didn’t need to use this.

Dispensers in the Shower

I almost always forget to pack shampoo, and I loved that this Airbnb had dispensers with everything I needed!


The WiFi was great. Nikki and I were both on phones/laptops, while watching Netflix and YouTube videos on the 3 (!!) TVs in the unit.

Kitchen & Amenities

The kitchen had everything we needed to cook (pots, pans, knives, silverware, plates, etc). It was super easy to cook, and they also have a Keurig – with dark and light roast options!

Host Review

Rannett was very responsive to all messages, and we didn’t have any issues with our booking! She also left a very helpful binder with check out instructions and info on local things to do and places to eat!!

Drawback: A Note on Accessibility

This Airbnb is in a condominium setup, with concrete steps (around 10) that lead to the door. Nikki and I didn’t have issues with these, but if you can’t do stairs you’ll want to pass on this Airbnb.

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