Wow, first it was an economical rate, 22$ per night, and there were no cleaning fees or hidden nickle and dime additions - which has happened a few times in the past under the AirBnB system. It was a straight up rate.
Bill is a straight up man of integrity. This is what made my stay so wonderful.
I have stayed at many hostels around the world with similar rates, but you have to put up with a lot more crap, such as kitchens that are dirty, missing appliances, using a nasty dormitory room with snoring, and clothes around the floor, and there have been many other guests who are both well-mannered and ill-mannered. I also include the hostel staff in this smorgasbord. I also used Couchsurfing some years ago, and I met a few marvelous people through it, but lately the site, and the people running it have messed up its system. AirBnB has taken the slack and created a new way to visit new places - and it has marvelous gems like Bill's place in Globe.
It is up on a steep hill first off, from Yuma and Broad St., once you drive into downtown Globe. But Bill is sincere with everything. He explains how everything works, and offers most things in his little abode for you. Also, Bill introduced me to his neighbor, since I was a historian, and we even took a little hike to the Old Dominion Historic Mine Park. He also took me on a ride around his urban area showing me the place that I should visit. How many hosts would even do such things for their guests? Bill did all of that for me. I was also able to use his good kitchen to cook, and his low bed in my bedroom was great to sleep on. His wifi Internet was quite fast. We shared the small bathroom, but it was always clean and Bill gives enough towels for use.
I even had a nasty fender bender in town, and Bill helped me out with that too when drove back to his place. Bill was such a great help and my friend in Globe. Thanks to Bill's integrity and company, my visit to Globe was not just a visit, it transformed into a wonderful experience.
If I had stayed at a motel, or even a bed and breakfast, would I have experienced such a marvelous time? Definitely not, and I will for now on avoid such places, and avoid such visits - if there is no AirBnB or a hostel available. Thankfully, there is AirBnb that offers options for those in the traveling mode. And most thankfully, there are those wonderful hosts, such a Bill, that share not only their homes, but also their city - and even share their personal time and company.