Despite some back and forth during the booking/reserving, all my concerns will laid to rest upon arrival. David was a very friendly, accommodating host. The spartan, spacious apartment totally suited our needs as a family of two grandparents, three grown "kids," and one toddler (although we had to improvise since crib, high chair, etc were not available). So much better than 2 hotel rooms since we could freely use the washer/dryer, kitchen, and living/dining space while the three bedrooms afforded ample privacy. Having access to 2 bathrooms was also a huge plus for a group of our size. Street noise was not an issue. And while the mixed-use building was ...interesting, the location is unbeatable. Da An neighborhood is so central to anything you want to do/see in Taipei. Catching a cab at 5am right downstairs was not a problem. And being across the street from the Da An MRT station was so convenient. While I don't miss how squishy the beds in the two adjacent bedrooms were (only firm support from the bed in the study for me!), I am already craving the fluffy, salty soy milk at Yong He Dou Jian down the street.
Clean, Comfortable, and Convenient. Great place to stay as the metro was only a block and a half away. Stayed here with my wife and two other couples. The owner was very friendly and accommodating. Would definitely recommend to my friends and family.