We never met Anna but she seems like a nice person.Even so, I was concerned after we rented and paid for her apartment to receive the following message: "My house has a consierge. It would be great if you wouldnt talk to her or tell her that you are staying over airbnb. I dont want any poblems with the landlord. Just say youre staying with friends."
This information needs to be shared before a rental agreement is completed as I do not feel comfortable with this arrangement and would have rented another apartment.
She arranged for her friend to get us they keys to her apartment and her friend was helpful and nice. I was remiss when asking about parking I did not ask the cost, thinking it would be cheaper than in the city but it was not. (26E per day). Her friend located inexpensive parking for us be we didn't use it as it was several km away.
This apartment is hot-the sun comes in and there are only two doors to open. It is on the ground floor so you can't leave them open when you are not there. There was a heat wave and the apartment was 32 C and no fan or way to make the air move. At night we opened the doors (a security issue when sleeping) and on our last night we heard rustling in our things. A hedgehog or groundhog had entered the apartment and was in our belongings! We got it out of the apartment but got little sleep as now we couldn't keep the doors open for cool air.
The pool was nice to cool off. Unfortunately people were talking out by it in the middle of the night near the bedroom so it was hard to sleep. They got quieter when I asked them to do so at 2:30 am.
Pros: near metro station, pool, near a wonderful park for running
cons: out of city center, heat, question of legality, expensive parking