FIRST THE GOOD: The house is a beautiful. It has a wonderfully open downstairs area with stunning views of the Rhine. The host went above and beyond by leaving for us an enormous amount of food for us in the fridge. He also thought to leave an assortment of bathroom products in each bathroom. NOW THE BAD: There are 4 cameras positioned throughout the living room. The presence of video surveillance was not mentioned on the listing or in any of the correspondences with the host. This is in clear violation of AirBnb policy. Had I not been with my elderly parents I would have left immediately. Being watched while you are with your family is a very unsettling feeling, and it really cast a pall over what would have otherwise been an ideal AirBnb experience.
Video surveillance is part of the safehouse, as is video surveillance outside the house. The whole house is equipped with sensors and indicates whether any door or window is open. Just as sensors indicate whether there is a water damage, or whether there is smoke in the building. This is all internal. A closed unit and does not go outside! These cameras have not bothered anyone yet! And if you want to do without the luxury of security, they would have shut them down, or at least covered them, as a group from Amsterdam has already done. They could have called me at check-in, then I would have switched off. But simply to spend a day full of "disturbing feelings", and then give a bad review, is not exactly the normal way
No written review could do justice to the quality of the apartment, but I'll try my best. The balcony has a retractable awning for the rain and beautifully overlooks the mountains. The interior is comfortable but the amenities and the accommodations put 5 star hotels to shame. The universal chargers, automatic soap dispensers, and a fully stocked kitchen and bar were only a few of the many things that stood out to me.