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I think I've said it above.I'm a psychiatrist by profession but I have lots of other interests including spiritual ones.
Have also p[ublished three books which I can tell you about.
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Joel was to have stayed with me for most of the week. Unfortunately, his allergies gave him difficulties at the Cottage and he had to relocate. However! He was a gracious guest, offering me a wonderful bar of Lindt chocolate he brought for me and because of his compelling personality, I asked if we could meet to talk. We enjoyed a fascinating conversation while standing eating sandwiches. Again, he generously provided me with a copy of one of his books pursuant to our conversation. Joel is a guest with a clear sense of his needs and makes adjustments as necessary. I recommend him for those of you who like to be sparked intellectually and look forward to having interesting, provocative conversations with a person of excellent professional training, intelligence, a particular world view, personality, wit and insight. Everything was left in good order and I do look forward to continuing our conversations.
Joel is a great person, easy to deal with. You can welcome him without ay problem. Thanks ! Yaz
Reasonably polite, quiet, guest.
--Left the room tidy.
--Moves to the beat of his own drummer.
When reminded of my house rules, Joel responded promptly and favorably.
NO. I'd NEVER allow Joel in my home again, and can't say how strongly enough how much I regret accepting him as a guest. Check out my profile -- I'm as liberal, open minded, and accommodating as possible, and my guests love it here. Joel had had some poor feedback, but as an overly compassionate soul, I decided to extend him the benefit of the doubt. Big mistake. I've been a host for almost a year, and this is the first and ONLY negative review I've ever given. I offered to return his money and drive him to a hotel -- in the first five minutes, because he was so unpleasant and unreasonable in his expectations. 2nd mistake was letting him stay on. Before he'd booked with me, he'd booked with another host and had a package mailed to her house across town. He asked if I'd coordinate with the other host to pick the package up which, while enduring constant queries from Joel over the span of a week 'did you get it yet?' I did. And oh, BTW, it turned out to be huge and too heavy for me to lift by myself! Do you think Joel offered, when he arrived, to compensate for my time, effort or gas -- or even said THANK YOU?! HE DID NOT. He just expected me to run MORE errands -- uncompensated! It was truly outrageous, and I told him AirBnB and my home was NOT a five star hotel with a full time concierge to cater to his every whim: that it was a bed, and a breakfast, and my home. He sulked the rest of his stay, didn't follow house rules, and was disgusting -- unbeknownst to me, he took food to his bedroom, leaving crumbs/dirty dishes/food odor in the bedroom, and refusing to recycle which my county requires. I care enough about the environment that I fished all the plastic bottles etc he threw into the trash out to recycle. I have lovely antiques in the bedroom, and have both a runner and a coaster on the antique bedside table, and Joel ignored them and sat his glass on the table directly, leaving an ugly ring. I would have kept his security deposit for that damage, but AirBnB said I had to communicate with Joel first, and fill out a lot of paperwork and be interviewed and send photos -- and I found contact with him so loathsome and the claim process so onerous that I just ate the loss. Some people are better off at hotels, and don't get what AirBnB is all about. Joel is such a person. It was so miserable and stressful having Joel around, that I kept to my own bedroom or stayed out of the house as much as possible -- and that's no way for a host to live.
We enjoyed having Joel here and highly recommend him to anyone he requests to rent from.
a very nice gentleman welcome at any time.
I truly enjoyed hosting Joel and his daughter. He has brought a really positive atmosphere into my place and shared some wonderful insights about life and education with me during our few conversations.
Joel booked my appartment directly, without asking any question. the appartment was well described : bedroom in the basement, modest flat, cheap rent...
He was late, I couldn't wait for him, I left him the key so he can come when it suited hom.
From that, i just discovered that he said he didn't stay, that he was scared of the district. I still wonder what scared him... maybe because it's an area with ethnic groups, this is called racism...
I was even more surprise by this point because himself in his profile picture can scare people with his big beard (for wrong reasons, as it would be racism also)
Very nice guests. Friendly, considerate and tidy. Highly recommend to other hosts.
Joel es un señor muy educado, amable, ordenado, comunicativo y muy respetuoso. Fue un verdadero placer tener a Joel y a su hija alojados en nuestra casa. Ambos dejaron en nosotros un grato recuerdo :) Lo recomendamos como el mejor huésped que se puede tener.