This was my first experience with Airbnb, and it was great!
My host provided timely and ample pre-arrival advice and co-ordination, including sightseeing advice. Her husband came to the airport (30+ mins away) to provide pickup service, that was a plus as I've not been to Xiamen before. The apartment has everything you need, towels, laundry, toiletries (BYO toothbrush), kitchen was equipped with what you need to cook a meal (condiments provided, including rice! But be nice and restock what you use). Everything was clean and tidy. Little notes were pasted around the apartment to provide hints and guidance.
A self prepared map provided a directory of shops around the apartment. There was a supermarket less than 10 mins walk away. We also liked the dumpling shop where we bought some to cook in the apartment. Taxis were easy to get on the main road outside, and all the taxi drivers knew exactly where this place was. Most popular areas were not more than a 20RMB ride away, many cost just 13-15RMB. The underground is currently not ready yet, although there seems to be a station not far away. The International Cruise Center is right behind, a 15 min walk, for your visit to Gulangyu.
The apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 queen beds, 2 sofas that convert to super-singles. We were a group of 4 adults, and 2 teens. Do note there is only 1 bathroom, so it'll take a bit of co-ordination to use it. I am told that this is how it is in this area, which is a shame. The compound is walled in with secured ingress and egress. The neighborhood is lively 1 street away, and the apartment doesn't get much noise.
We felt like it was a home away from home, and we had great hosts. We all speak Mandarin and the Xiamen dialect, hence had no communication problems. If you don't, the hosts do suggest that you install the (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) app on your cellphone, which for them has a useful translation feature. And yes, there is free Wifi in the apartment and for your charging needs, an international multi-socket power strip with usb power outlets. We did not watch much TV, but there is cable with many CCTV channels.
So it turned out a great stay, very much hassle free. 谢谢恋厦+先生!