Aroon and her family were wonderful, welcoming hosts. We had a little bit of trouble finding Aroon's house on the first night of our stay, and when we finally made it (later than we had originally said we would), she was genuinely concerned about us and was getting ready to come looking for us in case we were lost. Later that evening, Aroon and her daughter gave us a ride to the night market and made sure that we knew how to get around.
It was a pleasure to interact with Aroon whenever we crossed paths. She is a retired history and sociology professor and is very engaging to converse with. She made us delicious breakfasts, and even adapted the breakfast on our second day because I had a sensitive stomach from traveling around so much. Her food was both tasty and soothing.
Aroon and her husband also have a truly incredible garden full of lush, fruit-laden trees. We got to eat vine ripened mulberries and starfruit that we picked ourselves. This way of living is not only a great way to spend time on vacation--it's inspiring for how to organize our lives in the future.
The room was very clean, and well-protected from mosquitoes. My one warning would be that there is no hot water in the shower, a fact that we did not know when we booked the room. We probably would have booked it anyway, but it would have been nice to know what to expect. The house is also a little far from town, so I would recommend getting a motorbike to get around.
We really enjoyed our stay in Aroon's beautiful sanctuary.