I know Maria from spending 6 months with her at Tante Marie Culinary Academy 2011-12. Maria is a wonderful lady who I have no reservation about writing a referral for. I can only imagine how respectful Maria will be of your space and possessions.
This one is a no-brainer :-)
I have known Maria most of my life and she is one of the most interesting people I know. She is a well traveled and sharing person. Engaging her in conversation to talk about just about any subject is a real joy because of her experiences and insights. She is also one of the warmest and giving people I know. For me, having Maria as a guest is one of the most rewarding experiences.