We spent 2 1/2 weeks in the "Backhaus" apartment - and we can recommend it in every respect: Petra Harth is a wonderful host; the apartment has just recently been renovated by the owner herself (who is a professional in the field of interior design), so the pictures in the Airbnb advertisement properly reflect what it might feel like to actually stay there; kitchenware is new and, as everything else, of high quality; we loved the terrace in particular. The apartment is right at the center of Deidesheim, so all the top restaurants are in walking distance (5 minutes max.). The church bells from the Catholic church right across the street might be irritating at first - but we actually came to like it (and almost missed it when we returned home).
Coming from Palatinate ourselves we have known Deidesheim long before Helmut Kohl started to bring world leaders to this tiny town along Germany's "Weinstraße" to have "Saumagen" in the early 1980s (if you have lunch or dinner at "Deidesheimer Hof" around the corner -- which is actually a must! -- you should not miss taking a look at the old newspaper clips with Kohl, Thatcher, Gorbachev and many others). We have also seen Deidesheim grow slowly into ever more becoming one of the jewels along Germany's "Boulevard of Paradise" (as the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" rightly called this part of Palatinate in an article last year): It is a lovely spot with one of the highest concentrations of top restaurants (per inhabitant, probably only beaten by Baiersbronn) and with many excellent wineries. If you like hiking and biking you can start right at the apartment with bike trips through the vineyards and the low lands of the Rhine Valley and with hiking tours into the "Pfälzer Wald" -- and all around you'll find additional attractions in neighboring towns and cities, esp. Neustadt and Bad Dürkheim. In short: if you consider staying in this heavenly spot of the earth we can highly recommend Deidesheim in general and Petra Harth's apartment in particular!!