I'm a history professor emerita from Portland State University.
We were thinking of spending two or three months, but ended up staying one.
The good: fair price, great location on an upscale, quiet street. An easy walk to many shops, restaurants, cafes, etc. very quiet. Karen and her family were friendly, interesting people.
To cut Karen some slack, she is fairly new at this, so she may work out some bugs, and we did look at the place prior to moving in. But other than a very comfy bed, we weren't very comfortable. Furniture was minimal. There was no sofa.. A couple of flaccid frameless futons, and an ancient vinyl recliner covered with a blanket. Heat was provided by a noisy, weak, gas wall furnace and two electric space heaters
The kitchen would be ok if you don't plan on much cooking... Minimal old pots and pans, and missing utensils... She did provide them if asked, but a quick survey on her part and not much money could have eliminated the inconvenience. Access is by slippery when wet, unlit steps... Easy to remedy.
Karen contacted me last-minute but it worked out fine for us both. She was great about arriving in time for my tight schedule that day, was clear and concise about her plans and very easy to have as a guest. I regretted not having a chance to hear about her work and what brought her to Salem. Certainly I would welcome her again.