Before we arrived we heard about this place in the "stefan loose" forum. the reviews about the rooms and the owners were only good so we checked the price on their page, saw the pictures and looked forward to come here. we didn't make a reservation because of low season.
We arrived around 7:30am and one of the stuff was cleaning the garden and opened the door for us. she was very friendly, gave us water and told us that the owner is sleeping until 8am so we waited in the garden. when the owner came out of the house at 8am he was very angry with the staff woman about let us wait and not wake him up. he asked us how long we waited, screamed at her again and brought us to the room. he told us that they normally are closed because of low season, we told him we can go somewhere else (because the atmosphere was strange) but he didn't answer - we were also wondering cause there was a sign on the street "ask for low season price" and no hint that they are closed on the website as well as other people staying there...
then we asked for the price and he asked us if we didn't inform us before because its written in the internet - we just wanted to improve the information cause often other places websites were not up to date... we checked in cause we were tired after an overnight bus but normally we would leave the place beeing treated like that.
In the afternoon he walked under our balcony and told us - very friendly - that we just come over to his house if we need anything or have a question.
we did not go to him but we stayed 5 nights and we're sure that it was just the wrong moment to arrive.
the rooms are just great - we took the backpacker room for 8$ low season price and got a huge room with a really nice balcony over the beautyful garden. we never had such a nice bathroom / shower in south east asia before!
wrong moment at the perfect place as you also find everything you need closed to the place.