Ran (רן) was a superb host. From the moment we booked our stay to the moment we left the house, he was very welcoming and helpful, above and beyond my expectations for a host. In particular: (a) he arranged SIM cards for us, which require an Israeli credit card, (b) he borrowed a high chair from a friend that we could use during our stay, and (c) on the night we arrived, after a very long journey, he drove me to a local Falafel restaurant to pick up dinner for the family.
The house is his family's primary home, so it is very well stocked with anything you might need. We particularly appreciated the espresso machine, and the girls had a blast playing with all the toys. The backyard is as great as it looks in the pictures.
A few other specific notes:
1) The house is very kid-friendly (toys, art supplies, trampoline, etc.)
2) The patio in the back of the house is nicely shaded and so a nice place to eat during the day or in the evening (bring bug spray for the mosquitos!)
3) The family has two outdoor cats, but something to be aware of for anyone with allergies
4) The second double bed is some kind of futon/couch that opens- very firm but comfortable
All in all I would recommend this house to anyone that is looking for a comfortable, family friendly home in the area!