Airbnb Getaway | Northwest Arkansas Photographer


Nathan and I just celebrated our second year of marriage on January 2. It's become a tradition for us to rent a fancy Airbnb each year! We don't quite have the budget to travel to incredible places yet, so this gives the illusion that we're somewhere else. It's crazy how many cute Airbnb's are close by! The one we rented this year is in Bentonville, AR.

I'm very picky with my Airbnb's because I want to get my money's worth and want to make sure it's a great experience! The owner, Melissa, is a Verified Superhost and has over 60 reviews, so I knew I was in good hands. When you look at the listing, it looks incredible, but I cannot stress enough how incredible it is in person.

Our favorite part of this Airbnb is how thought out each part of it is. I was blown away by all of the decorations, the amenities, and the appliances. We walked in and instantly wanted to call this place our home. If it was on the market, we would have bought it! We got to watch deer from the master bedroom!!

A few favorite things: The microwave looks like an extension of the oven, which we've never seen before! The stove has a griddle AND a grill built in. The master bed is a Serta Zero G bed(that's not the real name, but that's what we call it). You know, one of those beds you try out when you're shopping for a new mattress and are blown away by all of its capabilities. And I'll leave bathroom to speak for itself.

We didn't use the second bedroom, but it's so light and airy and cute! Seriously, these decorations are perfect.

Along with photos of the house, Nathan and I decided to take a few photos of ourselves since we don't have any recent ones. Thank goodness my camera has Wi-Fi and can connect to an app on my phone! I bet you'll be able to see my phone in some of the photos. :P

Nathan also took some photos of me. I'm more of a portrait photographer than he is, so I wanted him to gain some more confidence since he obviously has the talent for it. 

Bottom line, my husband is my best friend and it was so fun to splurge on a beautiful getaway. I will never regret spending a little money on cool experiences like this!


Every trip we take, I always forget something when we leave. Luckily, it wasn't anything tangible. It was just a photo of the outside (probably because it was less than 20 degrees out). Melissa has some great photos on her listing, so this photo saved the day!

(We were not paid to write this review, and we paid the regular fee to stay at this Airbnb. We just liked it so much that we wanted to share it with everyone!)

Claudia Young is a 20-something creative based out of Fayetteville, Arkansas. She specializes in capturing moments instead of going off a Pinterest list. She shoots a lot of engagement photos and weddings, but she loves photographing individuals and families as well! Do you love genuine moments and seeing your personality come out in photos? She's got you covered.