Overall, this place was great and I would definitely stay there again.
-Super convenient. It's very close to a grocery store, a walgreens, and a company bus stop for .
-Because you're not allowed to use the kitchen (or at least, the oven--fridge/sink/microwave are okay) and it's close to the bus stop, it was almost all employees + interns of said company over the summer. We all ended up being friends and hanging out.
-Not as pricey as other housing in the valley
-Nice living room
-The room gets hot at night. You'll probably want a fan. I left the one I used in the garage, and there was already another one there, so hopefully you're covered on that front.
-The room is small; probably 8ft x 8ft. There's a bed taking up the back third of it, then a chest of drawers and a desk occupying most of the rest. I ended up having to keep my clothes in my suitcase, which took up most of the floor between the bed and the desk.
-There's only a lamp and no overhead light, so it never gets bright unless you have the blinds open during the day.
-There's a lot of road noise. In particular, trucks will occasionally floor it coming out of the nearby intersection late at night, which is pretty loud. Fan covers this up well though if you have it on high.
Also, note that this is actually a review for Room 1, to which he reassigned me. Room 2 is about the same, but with an awkward little window into the hallway that I assume makes it harder to block out sound from the rest of the house. Less road noise though.
Other info about the house:
-There are 8 rooms and 2 bathrooms; all eight were full for most of the summer, but it worked out fine bathroom-wise because everyone was on a consistent schedule.
-Arthur and his wife don't live there. Sometimes one of them comes and checks on something or cleans up a little bit. Both of them are very nice.