I've used AirBnB in over a dozen different states and countries and Travis's apartment is definitely one of the best places I've stayed yet! To hit the most important points: the apartment was incredibly spacious, immaculately clean, safe, private and best of all VERY affordable in relation to all it had to offer. Unfortunately, I never got to meet Travis himself, but he answered all my questions promptly and thoroughly and even messaged us on his accord to warn us about possible stormy weather. And now for the longer review:
1) Best value for neighborhood. Perhaps because it's a new listing and I stayed in an off season, but I paid less than $275 for the week! After Virginia Beach, Ghent is probably *the* best to stay in the Hampton Roads/Tidewater area. It's walking distance to antique shops galore and a foody friendly downtown area, super close to many attractions (Chrysler Museum, Virginia Zoo, the Nauticus), and just plain beautiful with its European red brick architecture.
2) Best food amenities. Travis left us a huge bottle of wine and a dozen bottles of Coronas in the fridge to help to ourselves. To the next guests, sorry we polished all the booze, but we did the leave frozen boxed pizza :) There was also a Keurig machine with enough K-Cups to last the week and the kitchen was well supplied with any cutlery and spices/oils we could need.
3) Best bathroom amenities. Lotions and shampoos/conditions were provided as is standard in most AirBnBs nowadays, but Travis went above and beyond by also provided packaged toothbrushes, bottles toothpastes Q-tips, dental floss picks, bottles of Ibuprofen, and women's sanitary pads (!!!). As a woman, I have to be honest and say how incredibly thoughtful it is for a man owned apartment to offer such an item. Maybe a little TMI, but it definitely came in handy and I took the lot (sorry Travis, you'll have to replace it if you haven't by now!)
Honestly, I could go on - but if you couldn't tell already.. I HIGHLY recommend Travis's apartment. It beats all other AirBnBs, and hotels for that matter, out of the (Tide)water.