We had a lovely stay at Emily's during Juke Joint Festival, and she was a great host. I'll mention a couple nice things about Emily's place and then a couple glitches we had and how Emily responded to them exceptionally well.
First, the location is great for getting to downtown Clarksdale. From Emily's driveway, it's basically one turn and a nice drive down a (paved) back road, and you're in downtown in less than 10 minutes. Perfect for getting in to a festival, and back home easily at night.
Second, Emily's neighborhood is a nice, quiet residential area and was good for taking a walk in the morning. It’s a nice, relaxing counter-point to a busy music festival. The neighbors we met were very nice, too.
There were a couple glitches to which Emily responded very well. First, she had her air conditioning serviced before we arrived… and the technician broke it, and couldn’t fix it until the next morning. Oops! Because it was a muggy day, Emily pulled a few strings and got us booked into a neat local hotel for the night, so that worked out very well. The second glitch was that our phones (with Sprint) didn’t work worth a darn. So, we and Emily were sending messages and emails back and forth about arrival times, the alternate hotel, and so on… but nobody was getting them. Emily called us, but the connection kept dropping. This was a bit challenging, but Emily made it work – explaining the situation when we got to the house, leaving the key for us the next day, and so on. She was very friendly, really flexible, and did all she could to make sure we had a good stay at her house.
The house itself is as she described it. It’s pretty small – one bedroom, bathroom, and combined kitchen & living room area - but clean and tidy. All in all it was a good place to stay close to town, but out of the way as well. If that’s what you’re looking for, this is a really good choice.