- Bre Fleschner hosts bachelorette party groups in her “Barbie-ish” Airbnb in Tempe, Arizona.
- Unique pink decor, a heated pool, and social media have all helped her keep her business busy.
- She had almost twice as many bookings last year as she does now, due to Airbnb’s changing landscape.
This is an as-told-to essay based on a conversation with Bre Fleschner, owner of an Airbnb that’s become known for hosting bachelorette parties in Tempe, Arizona. It’s been edited for length and clarity.
I’ve always wanted to be an entrepreneur and own my own business. I wanted my money to work for me, and I didn’t want a 9 to-5 job. My parents were business owners when I was growing up, so it’s in the family.
I also love real estate so much — everything from home designing to house-flipping projects. I could watch HGTV all day.
When I graduated from college in 2015, I wanted to have vacation rentals all over the US
I had this vision mainly because I love traveling, but also because I wanted people to experience those homes instead of them just sitting there.
I wanted them to be my “dream houses,” and when people would visit, they’d want to see more of those houses in Nashville, Orlando, Miami, or all of these different, cool destinations.
I got my start when I moved out to Arizona in 2019 from St. Louis
It felt like a calling from God, and I knew this was where I needed to start my business. I reached out to