This is a wonderful honey trap. The location is great, 10 minutes’ walk from everywhere, the price is very attractive, the bathroom looks beautiful and the check-in and check-out times are flexible.
We agreed in advance – as a condition for the booking – on a specific check-in time. Yet, when we arrived at the apartment it was not ready, and we were asked to come back later. Katie did apologize for the inconvenience, but it was indeed very inconvenient and opposed to what we agreed on in advance.
When we got back to the apartment none of the 4 lights in the bathroom was working. We wrote about it to Katie, and her reply was “There was one working above the sink”. Eventually she agreed to fix the lights, but it took her 24 hours to do it. The bathroom had no window or other source of light. Naturally, we improvised. But hey, things like this happen…
We slept there 4 people and got only 2 double duvets. We had to share.
We got only 2 hand towels for 4 people for 5 nights.
The sofa bed upstairs is great if you are shorter than 1.70 meters and you like it hard.
And once the sofa bed is open, you can’t use the living room, because it is completely blocked. (And in order to get to the kitchen, you have to climb over the bed.)
The bedroom downstairs is great for sportive people who like to rise early on their vacation, because there are no blinds on the large windows, just a sheer white curtain, which lets in a lot of light very early in the morning.
Mind you, the cutlery and dishes contain all exactly 4 of each.
The handles of the cupboards and drawers in the kitchen were a bit sticky, but we used paper towels to open them, so it wasn’t such a problem.
The evening before we left, Katie notified us that we had to check-out the next day at 10 am, although it was agreed in advance that we check-out at 11 am, and we ordered the taxi back to the airport accordingly. When we reminded her of this agreement, she denied it, and claimed that although they were flexible, check-out time was 10 am (this was not mentioned anywhere on their Airbnb profile, nor was it told us orally or in writing). Her concluding words, after a very aggressive tone on her side, were “This is not negotiable”. So again, as a closure, just like upon our arrival, we had to wonder the streets with 2 little kids to pass the time because they didn’t keep their side of the bargain.
To sum it up, if you like it rough, sticky and unpredictable – this is definitely the place for you.