This was the best airBnB experience for us, to date. Everything about the apartment was accurate in the posting. Great value. No need to pay high rate to stay near Kyoto Station. Being within 2-3 minute walk to Katsura Station, access to Kyoto Station was easy via Bus or Train. Also, if you're flying into Kansai International Airport, don't fuss with the train or limousine bus. Take the MK Skygate Shuttle. They take you and pick you up straight to your door.
The host (Yoshida-san) and sub-host (Matsuda-san) were very kind and generous. The apartment was stocked with bottled water, coffee, fruit, and even bread! Also, no need to pack a lot of clothes, as the apartment has a washing machine. Just wash often, hang on the lanai to dry while you're out exploring Japan.
Katsura Station has a grocery store that's open until midnight, a drug store, a 100 Yen shop, a bakery, and many small restaurants to explore.
Oh, and the apartment has real wi-fi, not a portable (pocket) cell phone wi-fi access, like most other rentals in Japan. So there's always good internet speeds and connection.
If you're heading to Kyoto, this is the place to stay!