The home was very nice. In a lot of ways better than described. Clean and well maintained with lots of amenities Worked very well for five grown men although bed space was at a premium. The garden is no longer there and is being built as a new house. Therefore the view in the main picture is not accurate. The foundation for the new house is being built exactly where the umbrellas are in the picture and the deck is not accessible. The owner did offer a small concession which we accepted. The neigborhood was quiet and friendly. Shopping for food and drink is close and convenient. Public transit is close and convenient.
Negatives. Had a lot of trouble getting information from the owner. This caused a lot of stress because I did not have the address until the day we flew out of the United States and did not know how to get in the house even as we rode in the taxi from the airport. My fears were ultimately unfounded because a caretaker arrived to greet us when we got there. A little more information would have gone a long way to easing my concens.
As others have said, the train track is right out your window and is loud and fast. Didn't really bother me but it's not like you'd miss it. Pretty much ran throughout the night.
Great trip overall and the house was not an exception, even with the issues described.