Hi! I am a musician and owner of a record distribution company.
Joe stayed at the Carmen home twice. Once at the beginning of and once at the end of the 2014 Rogue Festival in the Tower district. He is friendly, outgoing and left the room clean. I recommend him as a guest. He can be my guest any time!!
Joe was sweet enough to rent my room for his partner Bethany to have a private retreat and some R&R. Bethany was an easy guest - thoughtful and communicative. She is welcome back anytime.
When Joe contacted me with a request to get out of downtown SF for a 24 hour escape I could empathize having spent many years in that hustle and bustle. I was happy to provide Joe and Bethany with an opportunity rest and relax. While I was out and about I still had a few moments to chat with this delightful young couple.
Joe and his partner were great guests. De and I were out during most of their stay, and I only actually saw them for a moment late one evening. That being said, their presence in the house was nearly undetectable. They were quiet when waking early in the morning, and never left any mess to speak of. Joe was very communicative prior to and during their stay. Our only regret is that we were unable to spend some time together getting to know one another. We hope they come stay with us again, and we will have a chance to hang out. Joe and his partner were stellar guests and I would recommend them highly to other hosts.
Joe & Bethany....where do I start?! They are a fabulous couple who stayed with us in Antigua, Guatemala for the month of December. They were by far the coolest guests we've EVER had. They stayed in one of our fully furnished apartments in Ciudad Vieja which is 10 minutes away from Antigua. Instead of complaining about how "far" Antigua is, they explored Ciudad Vieja & so many other small villages where they got to see the real Guatemala as opposed to sticking to a tourist destination. We were able to arrange scooter rentals for them and they ventured into the unknown. They are adventurous & love learning about the culture. They didn't turn away from trying the street food! Each day they came back, they had crazy stories to tell us. They've even been to places I was unfamiliar with so I learned from their experiences! We celebrated holidays together climbing onto our roof to watch fireworks. We set off firecrackers- we had TONS of fun with them. They are extremely considerate, easy to get along with, great to talk to, and we enjoyed picking & watching movies. Joe came to work on his album and I only heard music 1 time for a few minutes when he was outside in the patio- I LOVED it (being a musician myself). So if you as a host have Joe and you're worried about his music being a disturbance, don't worry- I heard nothing and I'm bummed about that! We have become friends & we already miss them.
Joe and Bethany were wonderful guests!!! We would have loved for them to stay for an extended time, they were interesting ,and so considerate , a real joy to have in our home during the holidays. I hope they come back again