I now have a grown up family and able to travel abroad on my own. I enjoy using airbnb because I can stay in places that will give me an opportunity to see the best accept of your location. I usually select accommodation that has a feature ie. close to transport, close to the city, close to water.
To date I have used airbnb to stay in Perth, London, towns in Denmark and Auckland. I have not been disappointed with the lovely accommodation I have found.