A very comfortable, spacious flat, unusually big for a bedsit,and taking up an entire storey, which was great for privacy. The deck was as large and as sunny as advertised (and we were lucky enough to get quite a bit of sun for that time of year), and the kitchen well laid out, lacking only a couple of sharp knives. Also very quiet considering quite a lot of traffic went up and down the street. Really comfortable bed. The hot water heating seemed to work very well when we really needed it, though it did seem to switch itself off unpredictably and we never quite got the hang of overriding it.
The neighbourhood doesn't look much at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's very convenient and quite interesting. There is a good choice of food outlets within a block or so (some of them amazingly good – especially the cake shops!), plus a surprisingly big Sunday market of which a couple of stalls stay open on some if not all weekdays. Buses to town go straight past the door, and it's only five minutes walk to the tram, which comes every 10-12 minutes, takes you to the edge of the central city quite fast and will get you from Bruxelles-Midi railway station without the need to change.
The flat comes with particularly generous supply of good-quality tourist information on the city and its surrounds, though much of it is in Flemish.
An was very conscientious in making contact in advance, and again on the day we arrived, and we found her as welcoming as we had expected. We were only staying for a couple of days, and we were in Brussels primarily to visit friends, so we didn't get as much chance to talk to her and her family as we would have liked. But they did seem very friendly whenever we came in contact with them. On the one occasion when something went wrong (our fault), she sorted out the problem promptly and with a minimum of fuss.