Nice and friendly home, clean and well-maintained. The owners live on upper floors and occasionally but seldom come through the common very large living spaces on the ground floor. The living room has large, vaulted ceilings and a pleasant, comfortable decor. Generally, the space feels close to a place all to yourself, easy to come and go any time early or late. There is a bit of outdoor space and lovely bougainville covering the exterior walls.
A housekeeper prepares simple bread, jam, coffee breakfast on weekdays; and on weekends a few tasty pastries from the local bakery. A guardian watches the premises and offers a welcoming hello in the middle of the night. The housekeeper did my laundry same-day; she requested a small bit of money that I was happy to pay.
The room itself is spartan, but offers what's essential, with a comfortable bed, some shelves, bedside lights. An additional power strip would have been convenient as free plugs were few. Occasionally, some noise from the street can be heard, but its a low traffic area and quiet neighborhood. That said the few sounds that come stand out in the silence.
There are multiple potential guests, as there are two rooms let out on airbnb (and if youre searching airbnb there are two separate listings with separate map location but are in the same house). The smaller room (relevant to this note) has an exclusive-use bathroom down the hall. The bathroom is also spartan. A shower that work, though its old and tends to spray in unintended directions. Sink with only cold faucet, which needs to run a few seconds in the morning to void some rust from the pipes. No shampoos or such are provides and I requested a hand towel for hand drying, which was promptly provided. The housekeeper cleans it on weekdays. She also tidies the bedroom.
The kitchen is adequate, but may be a bit simple for frequent cookers.
The neighborhood is friendly and local. Little offer in the way of tourism, but its in walking distance to the lighthouse or the statue. A five minute walk to the main streets with taxis, some shops and a few places to eat. The neighborhood streets are dusty and largely unpaved. But it is easy and safe to walk about at all times.
I had an easy and comfortable week-long stay. Its a great spot for the price and good choice to have a local feel.