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Checking In with FaithStay

July 19, 2017
FaithStay Accommodation

On a casual Thursday afternoon I opened my inbox to find an email from FaithStay. Having never heard of this company before, I was immediately intrigued. Reading further, I discovered that FaithStay operates similar to Airbnb. The difference is it specializes in connecting Christian hospitality around the world. What?! That’s genius. How did I not know about this?

 

I love to travel, but sometimes it can be intimidating to be in a foreign place where you don’t know anyone. Times that by 100 if you’re traveling solo! But what if we had an opportunity to stay in a welcoming home where you already know you share a common bond, your faith in Jesus Christ? That’s what FaithStay strives to do. To create a community around the world that provides a link between Christianity, travel, and hospitality. And if you are not a believer but like the idea of what this company offers, don’t worry, FaithStay believes that everyone should experience Christian hospitality. Not just Christians.

 

So, as you can imagine, I was itching to experience a night with FaithStay. Thankfully I was able to connect with them on my recent trip to Los Angeles, and here’s a review of my experience. 🙂

 

FaithStay Accommodation

 

Checking In with FaithStay

 

Booking with FaithStay

Booking with FaithStay is easy peasy. After navigating to the FaithStay website you will choose where you would like to go and the dates of your trip.

 

 

You’ll find all accommodations available during your dates, as well as a geographical map on the right-hand side where the housing options are located.

 

 

After booking, you’ll receive an email confirming your reservation. I particularly loved the FaithStay app where your all of your booking details are organized. Here you’ll find reservation details such as the address, check in check out dates, directions, and the ability to message or call the host if need be.

 

 

The FaithStay Experience

I had the opportunity to stay in a picture-perfect one bedroom home in Venice Beach (that could have easily been used in a West Elm ad). Upon arrival I was warmly greeted and given a tour of the house, as well as a hot cup of coffee. Little did my host know, coffee = long lasting friendship in my book. Over coffee we got to know each other a bit, and my host shared some of the best spots for sightseeing, food, coffee, and shopping. I even had access to their washer and dryer, which was heaven since it can be tough to do laundry while on the road.

 

FaithStay Accommodation

 

FaithStay Accommodation

 

FaithStay Accommodation

 

My favorite part was when they asked if I would like to meet for dinner. When traveling solo, having someone to share a meal with is always appreciated. I loved being able to come together and break bread, swap travel stories, and connect with other people of faith that I normally would never meet.

 

FaithStay Accommodation

 

These types of personal touches make travel that much sweeter. When on a trip, sometimes it isn’t about the beautiful locations you get to see, but the beautiful people you meet along the way. 🙂

 

A huge and gracious thank you to FaithStay for a wonderful experience during my time in Los Angeles (and for all that food!)

 

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FaithStay Accommodation

Have you stayed with FaithStay? I would love to know in the comments below!

 

TIFFANY NICOLE

Tiffany created Lavender Vines as a place to share her love for Jesus and adventures from around the world. She has a slight obsession with salted caramel lattes, Japanese kimonos, and an ongoing love affair with NYC and Paris.

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Comments

  1. AK

    July 19, 2017 at 1:55 pm Reply

    This is such a great idea! I love it!

    1. Tiffany Nicole

      Tiffany Nicole

      July 19, 2017 at 6:18 pm Reply

      It is! I loved the whole experience!

  2. Noelle Across The Pond

    July 19, 2017 at 7:59 pm Reply

    Love this – what a great way to travel!

    1. Tiffany Nicole

      Tiffany Nicole

      July 21, 2017 at 4:23 pm Reply

      Such a unique idea, right?!

  3. Estella Catron

    July 21, 2017 at 7:03 pm Reply

    Would families of 4 or 5 work?

    1. Tiffany Nicole

      Tiffany Nicole

      July 26, 2017 at 1:59 pm Reply

      Yep, I’m sure you can find something that’s accommodating 🙂

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