Your fully furnished master bedroom suite is located in an elegant Castro home built around 1930. The light and airy 13' x 15' suite features a queen-sized bed with a heated mattress pad, two armoires, a chest of drawers, two nightstands for storage, a wing chair for reading, a desk and comfortable chair for writing or web-surfing, a stereo, TV with Roku/Netflix/HuluPlus, wireless internet, full private bath with hairdryer, and walk-in closet with iron and ironing board. I provide luxurious bed and bath linens and terry cloth robes for your use. Because your room is in the back corner of the house, with windows on two sides looking out onto a lovely tree-lined residential street, it is very quiet and private.
You may enjoy strolling along the many small neighborhood streets nearby, featuring quaint houses and beautiful views of the surrounding hills and the skyscrapers of the Financial District visible in the distance. Your bedroom is stocked with many Bay Area guidebooks to inform you about the plentiful local attractions and restaurants. A cell phone with unlimited voice calls and texts is available for your free use during your stay, if needed.
You are welcome to use the public areas of the home, including the living room with fireplace and baby grand piano, TV/media room, formal dining room, and well-appointed kitchen (fully stocked with all sorts of appliances, pots and pans, cooking utensils and dozens of interesting cookbooks). Washer and dryer are available for use by advance arrangement.
Street parking is generally available, but you are welcome to park in a space in front of the garage by advance arrangement (except during the once-a-week 2-hour street cleaning window).
The heart of the Castro district (with the Castro MUNI Metro Station to downtown and the rest of the city) is a pleasant 10-minute downhill walk away, and the 33-Stanyan bus (stop less than 100 yards down the street) will whisk you to the restaurants and bars of the Castro, lovely Dolores Park, the hip hangouts, restaurants and galleries of the Mission, the 16th Street/Mission BART station, and Golden Gate Park. The historic F-Market streetcar will take you on a leisurely journey from the Castro to downtown, the recently renovated shops, markets, and eateries of the Ferry Building at the foot of Market Street, and on around the Embarcadero to Fisherman's Wharf and Ghirardelli Square.
My home is an easy one-transfer BART($8)/MUNI($2) ride from San Francisco and Oakland International Airports.
Your host is a friendly 49-year-old gay classical musician and attorney.
I look forward to welcoming you to San Francisco!
P.S. San Francisco has determined that Airbnb hosts should collect the city tax charged on hotel stays. I believe in the value of the hotel tax -- its revenues provide much-needed support to arts organizations throughout our city. Therefore, the rate for stays of fewer than 30 nights includes the applicable hotel tax amount. Note: Airbnb is in talks with San Francisco government regarding the hotel tax, and Airbnb announced on 3/31 that it plans to start collecting the hotel tax from guests directly as part of the booking process beginning sometime during the summer of 2014.
John was a very gracious host and wonderful to share travel conversations during our brief stay with him. The location of the house is near the Castro and very easy to get to. The room was very peaceful, relaxing and has one helluva of a shower.
We will desperate to cook a meal and shared our creations with John and friends. I do hope to stay again the next time I come to SF.
My wife and I booked a two night stay at John's place for the San Francisco-leg of our California vacation. We have nothing but positive things to say about the room and about John, who (email hidden) and person. The room is charming, clean, and beautifully adorned. And the bed... well, the bed is almost supernaturally comfy. Our only regrets are that we couldn't stay longer, and that we didn't have more opportunities to chat with John (we were busy touring the city most of the time). We would absolutely love to stay here again the next time we are in San Francisco.
This was the perfect place for my BF and I. The location is prime and very close to the Castro (walking distance) and close to public transit etc. The neighborhood was extremely quiet and safe and we had no problems parking our car. The room had everything you would expect from a 5 star hotel: toiletries, snacks, and even an iPhone charger (which was great since we left ours at home). John completely opened his home to us and allowed us to come and go as we pleased
John's house was perfact for me and my husband. The house is very comfortable and have everything all we needed.
It was hard to communicate with him because of our poor speaking english skill, but he and his friend took care of really everything. I'm sorry about that we can not have time to talk with john.
Thank you John and John's friend for everything.
Staying in John's house was awesome. His house is beautiful and the area is quiet and really nice. John (email hidden) and takes care of really everything. He's always happy to help and to give adivce... and his Scones are sooooo good.
The room is fabulous. It is huge and has a great en suite bathroom.
I absolutely enjoyed staying at John's and would absolutely recommend him and his place.
Thank you John for everything!!
Staying with (email hidden) was a great experience. The bedroom is perfect, with the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on, the private bad room and closet perfectly clean and with all we needed. Photos of the house are as it really is beautiful classic style!
John is the perfect host, we have a home-made breakfast in the morning, good conversation and much more help than we expected.
Castro is a beautiful neighborhood, worthy to walk and see; the public transportation will let you in Finance District Chinatown Embarcadero Fisherman’s wharf…very easily. Don’t doubt it, fully recommendable.
Ficar na casa do John foi como ficar na casa de amigos queridos. Super recomendado!!
John's place was great! He was very welcoming and finding his place was easy. We especially appreciated him being welcome to our 6-month-old staying with us. His quiet neighborhood is an easy walk to myraid choices of restaurants and close to public transit. The room is beautiful and John made us feel right at home!
Great location in the Castro district ,near many bars and restaurants.
Cosy house with lots of character.
Easy to access the public transport system.
Would stay again
The host was extremely hospitable and very courteous. We were mainly out enjoying the city throughout at the day then came home to get ready for the evening's events so we really were only there to sleep. He made fresh baked scone one morning and they were delicious! We will definitely keep John in mind for our next visit to San Francisco. The room was also extremely clean and tidy.
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