This cozy top-floor, well-lit condo with stunning views will make your stay in San Francisco one to to remember. You will love being centrally located and nestled within one of the City's most vibrant neighborhoods.
This 1,000 sq ft condo will provide you with all of the comforts of home. The building has a secured front entry and there is ample street parking in the neighborhood (with some restrictions during the day). Enjoy stunning views of downtown either from the living room or bedroom (and make sure to wake up early some morning to watch the sunrise over Mt. Diablo).
*Spacious bedroom has:
->a new queen size bed with organic cotton sheets and stunning views
->Soundproof Windows® dramatically reduce city noise
->blackout window shades installed
->sound system (iPod/mp3 player compatible)
*Updated bathroom with skylight, dual-head shower and custom tile throughout
*Fully equipped kitchen includes:
->large-capacity, automated range/oven
->full set of restaurant-grade pots/pans
*Large cozy living room includes:
->42” LED Samsung television (Netflix, Pandora and other applications built-in)
->aux input (for iPod/other mp3 players)
*Beautiful hardwood floors throughout, accented with Persian rugs
*Decorated with custom-framed limited edition concert art and tasteful pieces collected from around the world
*Quiet, nice, helpful neighbors in the building (only 4 units total)
*Ample neighborhood parking (unrestricted from
4p-10a M-F, free on weekends)
Locals will tell you that they hardly ever go to Union Square or Fisherman’s Wharf. It’s because we know a secret…the best parts of San Francisco are found in the nooks and crannies of our diverse and colorful neighborhoods. The architecture, restaurants and personality of the city change from block to block. There’s no better way to experience all that San Francisco has to offer than to be situated right in the middle of it. Your centrally-located urban oasis awaits you.
This safe neighborhood (North of the Panhandle or “Nopa”) is considered one of the most vibrant and “up and coming” districts of San Francisco. The condo is walking distance to dozens of restaurants (of all budgets and cuisines), the City’s best music venues (the world-famous Fillmore and award-winning Independent), fine grocery (Green Earth Natural Foods, Bi-Rite, Falletti Foods, Trader Joe’s) and some truly charming watering holes (MiniBar, Fly, The Page). University of San Francisco is just a short walk from the condo.
You are also only minutes away from some of San Francisco’s most iconic sites: The Panhandle and Golden Gate Park, Alamo Square (and her famous “Painted Ladies”), and Buena Vista Park. Nopa borders some of San Francisco’s most interesting districts - the Fillmore, the Haight, Hayes Valley, the Castro and Pacific Heights. Nopa also has the highest concentration of historic Victorian and Edwardian homes. Walking in my neighborhood is a treat for the eyes.
Want to get further afield? There are six nearby MUNI (bus) lines that can take you to the Mission, Union Square, The Ferry Building, Downtown or the beach. Easy access to BART and Caltrain as well.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$15 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
The description and photos are all true to the place, including good natural light and city views. Nicely appointed apartment, peaceful ambiance, clean and neat, various conveniences and amenities like nice sound system and TV. Great NOPA location in lively neighborhood with lots of young people out on Divisidero; walking distance to lots of fun stuff, and perfect for our needs. Quiet neighbors. There was street noise especially in the living room but the bedroom is quieter and fine with earplugs. Even parking wasn't bad for SF! Drew is a friendly guy who was nice enough to approve us staying there with our dog, once we agreed on some reasonable conditions. We would recommend this place highly and would stay here again.
This was our first Airbnb experience with my wife and I spent really a lot of time on the airbnb site looking for the perfect place to stay. Now I can say that Drew's place was beyond our expectations.
The location is unbeatable to visit San Francisco. Every interesting part of the city is easily reachable as it is at a very central place and very close to many bus lines (31 bus stop that we used a lot was just at a few meters from the apartement). The area around is also very nice with a lot of bars and restaurants.
The apartement itself is just great : quiet, well decorated, equiped with all you can need and it has a great view over the city. The room is on the street side but thanks to special windows, traffic noise remains very low. The bed is so comfortable, we really slept very well. The apartement was really very clean and neat (probably cleaner than our own place !).
Drew has been a wonderful host and made everything very easy. (Thanks again :) Also, the guide book is very well done with everything you need to know about the apartement itself and many good adresses in the area. We found it very useful.
If you are looking at the perfect place to stay a few days (or more!) in San Francisco, don't look further, you found it !
Guillaume (Lille, France)
Drew's apartment is just like the photos suggest. It is open and bright with lots of space. The location is good with some interesting things to walk to. I found it to be very cheap compared to other options in the city at the time as well.
I will say that it's quite noisy in the bedroom. There is a lot of road noise except for between 1am-6am when things seem to quiet down. The noise isn't unexpected in SF, as I've been to cheaper hotels that have similar road noise. But, just know that it's not quiet.
Other than that, Drew would do well to learn to depersonalize his apartment a bit when renting it. Having a strangers bathrobe and luffa still in the shower certainly kept reminding me I was in other person's space, and was mildly uncomfortable. Also it didn't seem like the apartment was well cleaned before I arrived, as it smelled very strongly of being lived in. That's not to say it smelled bad, but it just a very strong smell of other people. Again, this was just a reminder that I was sleeping in a strangers bed and in their space.
These are all fixable things, but I wouldn't suggest this place to a friend or re-rent it without these issues fixed.
Overall I don't feel cheated or anything, just that there is some room to improve.
This first-time airbnb, non-reviewed guest
was a challenge from the git-go. As
evidenced from this listing’s other reviews, it is obvious that *every* other
guest experience has been the exact opposite from this person’s. The unit was
most definitely cleaned. The cleanliness
of the unit is a recurring area of praise from guests who have stayed in my
home. The personal items mentioned will
be removed for future stays.
Please take the other reviews into
consideration when evaluating this listing for your stay. Nearly every airbnb
listing offered by an airbnb host is their home...which is the heart of the
airbnb culture. To most guests, this is the exact reason why they use airbnb
over a hotel. I do my best to welcome everyone into my home. But, in the end, there is nothing I can do
about how a guest feels about “sleeping in a stranger’s bed and in their space.”
There are some people better suited to staying in hotels, and this guest might
very well fit into that category. The only guest so far that I have had an
unsatisfying experience (independent of their review) and cannot recommend.
Drew was fantastic, as was his apartment. Throughout our communication, he responded both quickly and clearly, which I really appreciated. We communicated exclusively via text and email, which worked out great for me.
His apartment was beautiful, clean, and comfortable. Although another guest stayed there right before we did, Drew went through special effort to make sure that the place was still in great shape and ready for our arrival.
Also, Drew's guide book provided a lot of great, local information that was very helpful to us. The next time I'm in San Francisco, I'll be checking to see if his apartment is available!
Drew's place was ideal for my quick trip in and out of San Francisco. It was clean and spacious and close to where I needed to be. Drew was extraordinarily attentive through emails and text messages. Even though he was out of town it was clear that I could get as much assistance as I needed. Most importantly, Drew went out of his way to accommodate my late reservation even though it required some creative last minute arrangements. I really appreciated his flexibility and hospitality!
Drew is a genuine, thoughtful and approachable host. His place is exactly as it is presented, and proved very comfortable, clean, spacious and quiet. Drew did everything possible to ensure a smooth check-in, and was concerned to make sure I had everything I needed. He went out of his way to introduce me to the neighborhood. It was easy to correspond with him via email and text before and during my stay. I had a wonderful time here, the surrounding area is great and, being new to San Francisco, it felt like the best place from which to explore the city. Highly recommended.
Best of all worlds for us. Location was perfect, near everything we wanted. Apt was clean, comfortable, well decorated, and bright. Drew was a delight. I would definately go back.
Loved Lots: The feel of the place, it is a very calming, relaxing space. The comfy bed. The wall art. The views. The neighbourhood. The excellent 'tenant guide' and advice Drew provided.
Loved Less: That we only had two days!
My partner and I had a fabulous stay at Drews place. The flat was spacious and very clean and had lots of little touches which made our stay special. We had beautiful views of downtown and as we were using public transport it was particularly handy.
Drew was very organised, friendly and quick to respond to enquiries. He is very knowledgable about the local area (gave great tips about where to eat, drink and watch live music locally) , so gave us plenty of great tips about San Fransisco and California which was handy for our following road trip to Los Angeles. Would definitely recommend this beautiful and peaceful little oasis, we plan on visiting again on our next trip!!
Drew's home is lovely, and he was an excellent host. My husband and I stayed at Drew's apartment for four nights and four days and it was perfect for our needs. The location was just what we were looking for since it was only a few blocks from our son's and his partner's apartment in the Western Addition. Even walking about the neighborhood late at night, we always felt safe and the building and neighborhood were quiet and well maintained. The apartment was on the third floor, but the climb was fine for us. The location provided delightful views of the downtown from the bedroom and living room windows, and we enjoyed watching the fog slowly lift as we sipped our morning coffee.
Drew's apartment was lovely and well decorated. He has unique artwork, persian area rugs, and lovely wood floors. The furnishings were attractive yet very comfortable. The room darkening shades in the bedroom combined with the incredibly comfortable queen bed made it all too easy to sleep through the early morning sunrise. The skylight in the bathroom provided beautiful natural light and opened to let out steam and let in fresh air.
There is no cable in the apartment but we ened-up not really missing it. We were only in the apartment in the morning or late at night and between the Netflix, Pandora and Drew's amazing stereo system, which my audiophile husband has insisted I praise, we had enough to see and hear. As for a host, Drew, he suited our style to a tee. He checked in with us at the start of the stay and then let us be unless we sent him an email or text. In the kitchen, he left us with fresh organic ground coffee and teas, and the directions for the braun coffee maker (must be from the late 1970's but works great). We were surprised to find a detailed guidebook that he wrote to introduce us to the apartment and to direct us to nearby grocers and fabulous restaurants.
This was our first trip to San Francisco, but it certainly will not be our last. Thank you Drew for sharing your lovely home with us and helping make our stay in your beautiful city a great experience. Hope to stay at your place again soon.
Peter and Angela