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Queen bed with bathroom across the hall in San Diego.

Usually where I store pots & shipping materials, so there is not much more in the room than the bed, but we're just up the hill from Mi…

Started by Jackson Gray

4 Oct 11, 2017
Reply by Jackson Gray

Acommodations (Room) Wanted

If you are planning a trip you could post your itinerary or request a room here, broadcast to the group, and ask if members near your route…

Started by George Lewter

1 Dec 30, 2013
Reply by George Lewter

Beds available

We have a few beds available in South Central Wisconsin near Lake Geneva. We do have dogs and a cat and perhaps a cold beer in the fridge.…

Started by Paul Boland

0 May 30, 2012

Guest room in Topanga CA

Guest room with queen bed and private bath in our home in Topanga Canyon. We are between Malibu and Woodland Hills in the Santa Monica Moun…

Started by Rebecca Epps Catterall

0 Apr 7, 2012

Two Twin Beds in Austin, Texas

I'm an aging baby-boomer (i.e. older than 50,) who lives in south Austin, approx. 7 miles from the river/downtown/6th Street/Zilker Park ar…

Started by Belinda Willis

0 Jan 14, 2012

Bedroom Available

Use this discussion to post your notice of accommodations available.  Be as descriptive as possible of the general area, the room and bathr…

Started by George Lewter

0 Dec 30, 2011
Reply by George Lewter

Host Issues

Use this area to discuss how to host visitors.  Topics include things such as: Setting up your policies and arranging visits to work to you…

Started by George Lewter

0 Oct 16, 2011

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