Stay at a place that has the charms of an old Victorian, a private bedroom, the luxury of a completely redone apartment, the joy of a neighborhood full of great restaurants and the serenity of a garden as a bonus. You can have it all!
Your bedroom is bright and spacious. It's a big room with a comfortable bed and an area to read and relax. You can use the amenities of the apartment.
The bright apartment (1080ft) is on the second floor of a renovated beautiful Victorian building. This serene and comfortable apartment will make you feel right at home.
The kitchen is equipped with dishwasher, oven, stove (5 pits), microwave and refrigerator.
We love tea and you'll find all different kind of loose teas in our kitchen: make yourself a fresh cup of tea and enjoy! For coffee we recommend on of the coffee places nearby (check out our guidebook).
The garden is wonderful: a little sunny oasis in the city, visited by loads of hummingbirds and blue jays. Beautiful plants, a nice terrace and an amazing lemon tree that gives tasty lemons all year round.
The simple, bright bathroom with toilet, sink and shower over bathtub will help you wash your worries away and enjoy your stay. Towels are provided.
Wifi is available, just as a washing machine and dryer.
The check-in time is 2pm, and our check out time is 11am. Of course we can be flexible about it!
You would share the apartment with us: Ruben & Merel. Ruben works at a start-up and Merel works with start-ups as a coach and social skills trainer. We're from the Netherlands, lived in France and now enjoy living in San Francisco. We love our work, traveling, healthy food (we don't eat gluten, nor dairy or sugar and we'd love to share recipes with you!), yoga and having good conversations and are looking forward to welcome you as our guest!
We would love to welcome you as our guests and make your stay in San Francisco comfortable and unforgettable!
We love to know who you are and what makes you smile in your life! We like to take some time when you arrive to connect and get to know you a bit and see how we can help you make your stay amazing.
Experience to live as a local in Nopa, San Francisco’s new and upcoming neighborhood. Nopa is a lovely neighborhood with amazing restaurants (Nopa, Bar Crudo, Green chili kitchen, Tsunami sushi to name just a few), healthy food stores (green earth: just on the corner) and the Painted Ladies ('Full House' houses) and the Golden Gate park close-by. We made a guidebook with our favorite places (see the blue little circle in the upper right corner). You’re downtown in no-time (public transport is nearby), though you will have the comfort of a shared apartment with a lovely garden.
There is a good public transport system in San Francisco. Bus line 5 stops right on the corner and will take you down town in 10 minutes.
Street parking in front of the house is limited to 2hours between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. However, the streets one and two blocks away are unlimited parking (on Fulton and Baker).
There's also a parking place next door. You can park your car there if a spot is available, using an application called "spot on" parking. You can find all the info on their website.
From the airport you can take on of the shuttles ($16), a taxi ($45) or the airport airtrain to BART (the metro network) to San Francisco Powell. From the Powell stop you can take bus line 5 up to Divisadero.
It was such a peaceful time staying there, with their beautiful garden brightened by SF's glare, and clean rooms and kitchen aromatized by insence. Easy access to public transportation and great hospitality by owner made our trip unforgettable. If I go to San Francisco, Be sure to visit superbeautiful place! Thanks Merel for being a great host!!!
Merel made us feel super welcome from the get go, a perfect host would be an understatement. The apartment is beautiful, super clean & the bed is comfortable. The neighbours were great too, Sophie the poodle is adorable! The garden is super pretty with a lemon tree and nice to have lunch in the sun.
Transport in the area was great, bus was only 10 mins to downtown. Lots of amazing restaurants in the area and some cool bars too! It also felt very safe at night time.
Merel's San Fran guide was super helpful for new visitors to the city and she was always on hand to answer questions.
We will certainly stay with Merel next time we are in San Fran!
What a wonderful place with a wonderful host in a great location in SF! Merel really understands how to look after guests, and she made me feel really at home and looked after. And she is a really interesting person to talk to; we had many interesting discussions over multiple cups of ginger & honey tea that she prepared for me to help me get over my cold! The room is absolutely as it looks in the photos, it's really nicely laid out, spacious, and serene indeed. The location is really convenient to public transport and lots of great cafes, restaurants, Trader Joe's, banks, etc. I look forward to visiting here again next time I'm in SF!
Beautiful apartment! We only stayed for one night and they graciously let us keep our bags there till our flight the next night. Room is spacious and extremely well kept, it is in the front of the apartment facing the street even had a mini heater for the cold night. Hosts are very welcoming and even baked us Banana Bread and made us tea when we got in from our flight! Bed is comfortable and clean. Shared bathroom was very clean as well.
Great stay at Merel's place. The host was full of kind attentions making us feel at home.
The neighbooroud is nice with all the cute victorian houses. Just a few minutes walk from alamo square and the famous painted laidies. Just next to divisadero street as well featuring the restaurants and bars.
Much more typical than other neighboorouds such as fisherman's wharf for instance.
People addicted to Tv may regret the fact there is none, but it did not matter at all for us.
We highly recommand Merel's place
Merel's home is very peaceful, quiet and pristine. She is a wonderful person to chat with, and she made us feel right at home. The location is fantastic. Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury, Alamo Square and tons of great restaurants and shops are all within a short walk from her home. We had a wonderful experience.
The large bedroom is as described. Clean and ready for a comfortable nights sleep. The view from the kitchen is lovely. Merel is a gracious hostess and we enjoyed our time chatting with her. We highly recommend this home and experience.
C'était notre première expérience Airbnb.
Notre séjour a été très agréable. Merel est une personne accueillante, chaleureuse et (website hidden) maison est magnifique et très propre, la chambre est grande ainsi que le lit.
Nous recommandons vivement cette adresse!
A fantastic place to stay in San Francisco. The room in Merel's apartment is huge. The whole place is lovely. There is good transport to all parts of the city and there are excellent bars and restaurants very close by. Merel is a lovely host, very welcoming, pleasant and friendly. If we are here again we would definitely try to stay with her.
My fiancé and I stayed for just one night at Merel's home, and we would be very happy to stay there again! A big, comfy bed in a specious room and a lovely clean bathroom was much appreciated. Merel was also very warm, helpful and accomodating - we recommend staying here!