I'm sorry to post this, because Val seems (by text and phone) a super sincere and well meaning person; after rereading the listing, however, I feel travelers should be warned, particularly unaccompanied female(s), who like me could find this experience creepy and disturbing. I arrived just before 5pm, as I told Val I would, but the place was absolutely empty - I had to unlock the door using code (the listing says front desk is staffed until 10pm: not so.) Also the street was deserted except for one old car that appeared abandoned, and many of the adjoining buildings were weedy, boarded up, etc. Felt VERY uncomfortable out there alone unloading luggage and working the padlock on the front door. Once inside the large dark mansion, where all the lights were off - I had to find switches... there was no one to tell me which of the many rooms was supposed to be mine - after wandering around cautiously for awhile I had to text and call Val several times before reaching her. She also had not stocked the fridges with the ice, nor the cream for coffee, she had promised - she seemed distracted and overworked. There was no place nearby to get these items and I didn't want to start driving around that area with night falling - and then come back alone to this house after dark. For the same reason I didn't feel comfortable leaving to find a restaurant for dinner so I ended up locking myself in my room and eating a bag of nuts. The house was quiet all night - I believe I was all alone.