How one Airbnb Owner is flipping fresno into a vacation opportunity


An Airbnb called The Sierra Lodge is located in Fresno and is by far the most beautiful place to stay while visiting Fresno, California.

Who would have thought that having an Airbnb right here in Fresno would be a thing? Well, guess what, it is.  If you are from Fresno or you have lived here for a little while, you have probably discovered that Fresno doesn't have any upscale Hotels. And where does a family stay that is larger than four people? The answer is Airbnb.

I have been asked to design several Airbnb homes now; mostly in the Bay Area and due to the demand, my husband and I decided to turn our Fixer Upper into an Airbnb. As your resident Interior Designer, I am going to share with you in the next few months all that went into this Airbnb. It was a total labor of love and we could not be happier with the results. When we first bought the home we thought we would fix it up and sell it, then we decided to rent it out for a year, and then we made the full commitment to turn it into an Airbnb. This was no easy task but now it is available on Airbnb and VRBO. In fact if you are reading this and you have family coming to Fresno and maybe you don't want them to stay at your home or maybe you don't have room for them, just go to my website and click on the link to look at our Fresno Airbnb or you can search it on Airbnb or VRBO in Fresno with the name of The Sierra Lodge.  

Before Pictures of the Sierra Lodge
The After Photos of The Sierra Lodge. A vacation home in Fresno California. Designed by Dina Marie Joy.

So stay tuned until next month, when I reveal more pictures and share with you the process. 

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Dina Marie Joy Interior Designer.