The best things about this apartment are (a) The owners; (b) The location; and (c) The Nespresso machine.
The owners: Ariel was very responsive and attentive without being interfering. He contacted us in advance to point out that since we were arriving on Shabbat there would be no stores open, and to offer to pick up any supplies that we needed for our first night there. He also left a welcome bottle of wine in the fridge, which was very sweet. When we left he seemed truly interested in our feedback on any improvements we could suggest.
The location: Smack in the middle of the White City, a couple of blocks from the lovely Sderot Rothschild, the hip Shenkin Street area, and the more down-to-earth Allenby St. We loved walking up to the coffee bar on Sderot Rothschild every morning, and having mint-lemon ice at the ice cream place on Shenkin St. at night. It's also an easy walk to the Carmel Market, as well as to the beach.
As I had not been to Tel Aviv before, I was initially shocked to see that the neighborhood included crumbling buildings and a lot of graffiti. As we walked around we came to realize that that is the status quo for Tel Aviv and does not signal a bad neighborhood.
The Nespresso machine -- what can I say? I'm always happy to see one. The owners left plenty of capsules/pods.
The apartment itself is spacious and light-filled, with a combination of Ikea and mid-century furnishings. It could use a bit more in the way of furnishings. There's a sofa and chaise in the living room; it would be nice to have one additional comfortable place to sit there as well. The dining table is made of wood, and I lived in fear that we would leave a mark on it just by having dishes at the table. As we were only the second renters ever, I imagine that Ariel and Anat will soon resolve these concerns for future renters.