Let me start off by saying, I write reviews to help people plan and prepare well for travel. I am going to give an objective review. I'll start off by saying, I absolutely love Jane. She was extremely accommodating and always available when I called her. She was very helpful in helping my daughter and I plan our sight seeing days out. Her house is super cute and clean. I love the amenities and the garden is cute.
Cons - the home is in an industrialized area and I was awakened to the sounds of hammers and drills every morning at 530 6am. For someone adjusting to a 2 hr plus time difference, this was rough. I also worked while on vacation and found myself having to shut the windows for conference calls. This caused the place to get quite hot since their is no central AC. One would think work would stop on the weekend but the early morning hammers continued thru Sunday morning. It was a bit frustrating. I would definitely confirm with Jane if construction is still ongoing and bring some ear plugs along. The only other issue was the early morning phone calls on her house phone. If your not an early riser and you have jet lag, this may bug you. Simply turning the ringer off or unplugging the phone seemed to solve our problem. Other than that, I loved our stay. I've said a lot, but i would definitely stay again. The location was great. We walked everywhere and took public transportation to english bay. Janes house is in the perfect location. Next time, IL come prepared and simply bring a pair of ear plugs !! Also, my daughter and I come from a small town and we aren't used to the city sounds of construction. There may be many people that wouldn't be bothered by this so please use caution as you read my review. Know that I may be a bit more sensitive to these things due to where I currently live.