We read the wonderful reviews on this man and his place and decided to stay here. What we did not expect was the bathroom, which was not clean. Both of us did not take a shower there during our stay because it did not feel hygienic.
The room we slept in looked fine. However, the bed was very uncomfortable!! We felt the springs of the bed and both of our bodies didn't get much rest. We woke up with back pain.. bummer! We are not very demanding but a clean place and a reasonable mattress are important..
So far for the house. As for the host.. he definitely is a nice man. Which we appreciate. He even picked us up from the trainstation, which was very welcome. Thanks! But.. to us it felt like he is a lonely man who wants to brighten up his days by hanging out with his renters. We are a couple who love to explore and experience the city on our own. Of course we are in for a chat and appreciate advise about the places we visit, but we felt uncomfortable by how much the host tried to insert himself into our plans. We tried to make this clear without hurting his feelings, but kept feeling uncomfortable and avoided the house..
We do appreciate he means well and for people who want company on their travels this might be perfect. For us, we felt like he wanted to make our quality time into the three of us hanging out. Not what we were looking for.
Hopefully this will be informing for future renters, so that they can chose a host and place to stay that suits them :)
We don't mean to offend anyone, only to be honest.