It is a bit strange and sad to read that Paul and Kat felt uncomfortable. They spent a lot of time when they were in the house, in the living/dining room and kitchen, and had free range of the kitchen, fridge and pantry space to store their food and cook and eat their meals in the dining space. To give my guests as much of privacy as possible, when I was at home, I was busy with my own work and kept to my room and yoga studio with my classes and even went out for dinner as the kitchen was getting a bit busy with both the rooms guests using it and I did not want to disrupt their enjoyment of their meal preparation and dinner time. I even ate my meals in my own room, so they did not feel I was interrupting their private time or conversations.
With regard to difficulty in communication at check-in: We had communicated the day before and clearly agreed on a checkin-time anytime after 9am and before 12 noon. But when they did not arrive I had to check with them and then make arrangements to leave the keys at a safe location for them to access the house with clear information of the same. There was certainly no lack of communication or clarity on my part. When I arrived back shortly after they did, I greeted them and showed them the house and all the facilities and services available to them.
Being a yoga teacher, only when I was asked about my style of yoga, I did explain about authentic yoga and also shared my opinion about some of the unauthentic new styles of yoga popping up all over the world.
Anyway the guests were nice people and yes we all have our own opinions and preferences and they certainly had theirs!
I wish them all the best in their travels!