I have wonderful experience with airbnb as a host and as a guest. I met great people. In my opinion it is a great opportunity to get a feeling for the town/country I visit and to come into contact with local people.
If you are my guest you can expect a clean nice place and a helpful host. As your guest I am as I wish my own guests were: friendly, reliable with a clean apartment.
I rent my apartment while I am abroad for work or on holidays that is why I can only show on the calendar on quite short-term when the apartment is available. But don't hesistate to ask anyway - we might be lucky and it works out.