We have booked apartments thru airbnb with great success and appreciate this wonderful service. We enjoyed a beautiful house on the Coromandel coast in New Zealand during Dec 2010 before cont to Chile where we stayed at an oceanside condo and a beautiful house near Mt. Orsorno. We stayed in condo in Waikiki in December 2011. All booked through Airbnb. December 2011. This year we are taking the family to the US.