My first AirBnB Experience

Booking in advanced is a must and definitely recommended for those travelling abroad but since I had less than a month to prepare for the Macau trip (sponsored flight by Air Asia-Zest) I had no choice but to check other options such as Airbnb.

"Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 33,000 cities and 192 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions." -- From

Luckily, I found a single bed room for rent at Villa de Mer in Rua Central da Areia Preta, Macau.
It's actually a 2-bedroom condo unit that has one common bathroom, living room and kitchen.


There's TV and fast WiFi connection.

And voila! There's a pole in the living room. Plus, my sweet Paolo! Haha. He decided to stay and go to Macau with me. Insert hashtags #WhatMoreCouldIAskFor and #SweetestBoyfriend. Lol.

Google Maps isn't updated so here's a screenshot just to give you an idea how far it is from the terminal.
From the terminal you may take bus number AP1 and pay less than MOP5.00 per person versus taking a cab. Trip takes less than 30 minutes. Show this Chinese address: 海天居第四座 to the driver so that he'll know which bus stop to drop you off.

Overall the experience was great! I was a bit skeptical at first but then I was really on a tight budget so I had no choice but to give it a try. Good thing Sheryl (the owner) was really easy to communicate with and speaks fluent English. I paid less than HKD300.00/USD40.00 per day so it's not that bad at all. Plus, Sheryl was kind enough to accommodate Paolo at no extra charge so at least we're able to save a few bucks for food and shopping. I'm definitely recommending Sheryl's place, book it now at! ;)


  1. hi i always travel myself and consider air bnb but i never really tried it. reading your experience here was enlightening :)
    love your blog


    1. Hey Carissa,

      Thanks for dropping by my blog. :) Just make sure to ask around muna or check google for other feedbacks wherever you're staying. AirBNB is ok and I definitely wouldn't mind using it again for my future travels.