Marco is a great host. Engaging, helpful, but also leaves you to your vacation/privacy. The house is nice. It is a "mother in law" house on a larger property that also has the main family home. The property has a very sweet and friendly dog, but if you are allergic to dogs, you probably shouldn't stay. We had a problem with ants while we were there, but Marco and Noi did a great job of taking care of them for us. (It's Thailand - there are bugs everywhere). The neighborhood is great - a short bike ride from the night safari, from rice paddies - it was a beautiful place to bike. HangDong has lots of good restaurants, and a Grab car was always easy to get.
Also - if you like Italian food, you must go to their restaurant! it was amazing.