This is Bob and his 4-legged baby Roxy, a very sweet and well behaved little dog.
Bob's wife Linda is a Superhost on the AirBnB site which matches travelers up with people willing to rent out rooms in their private homes for a unique bed and breakfast experience.
Breakfast was not listed as an amenity at this location, but Linda served it anyway. If you are counting on meals, though, be sure to arrange that in advance. On our last stay, Bob heated tortillas over an open flame while Linda dished up scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, and salsa roja. Did I mention bacon? YUMS!
At Casa Benavides there is no skimping on the servings!
Although their home was enroute the first time we stayed with them, I drove 50 miles out of my way to book our second stay with Linda and Bob. They are both great hosts and a great family.
Their attractive home is on a large corner lot with plenty of guest parking. The neighborhood is quiet and safe. They have an appealing living room with a large screen TV that they graciously share with guests. The bedroom was comfortable and although the bathroom is "shared" when both rooms are rented, it was clean and spacious and sharing was not a problem for us.
I will definitely stay here again, and would recommend it to anyone who needs an affordable room when they are passing through or near to Barstow, CA. If you have never booked a room through AirBnB, hosts like these give you a reason to try it.