About this listing
Stay here and you'll find everything you need to feel at home in wonderful, exciting SanFrancisco!
You'll be staying in one of SF's quaint Victorians and be able to share the living room, kitchen, laundry, bathrooms and garden with three others.
Add some adventure to your stay in SanFrancisco by hiding away in this sweet little room under the eaves of a spacious, attractive Edwardian Era Flat just one block from Alamo Square Park and it's amazing views (including The Painted Ladies)
The room may be small (10x6ft/3x2.4m) but it is convenient, cozy, clean, inviting and it has a very comfortable, brand new mattress on the twin bed.
There is also a desk with chair, shelves and rods to store clothing, etc., nice carpeting and a window with an inner, i.e.light well, view. There are plenty of lights, wireless, huge selection of books and an IPad you can borrow if you just HAVE to watch a movie or TV.
This is one of those wonderful, old three flat buildings that were built to house the merchant families of SanFrancisco. They are so conveniently planned that it is possible to house several people with success. Three of us live in this house (four with you). Two are young women in their 20s who are at work during the weekdays and very busy with everything else the rest of the time. I am an active grand mere who works from home. We all love San Francisco and can give you plenty of information about how to get around and what to do.
There is a comfortable living room for you to share with us, as well as a fully equipped kitchen with pantry. You may store and prepare food there if you like. There is also a laundry with a washer and dryer that you may use.
Typical of this era, the bathroom (tub with shower and sink) is separate from the two w c's. One of those is in the laundry area and adjacent to the laundry tub. Thus, it is possible for 4 people to exist and get ready for whatever without too much inconvenience.
In case you bring or rent a bicycle there is room to store it in the garage. But, sorry, there is no room for a car. Personally, I think if you can avoid having a car in the city you would be wise. There are so many other transportation options and parking is often very troublesome.....although, not impossible.
Ours is a most historic/hip and convenient neighborhood. Right at the corner of McAllister and Divisadero Bus Lines 5 and 24 cross, allowing travel in all four directions. There are 4 other bus lines within short walking distance. Thus you can get wherever you want to go very easily. There is a free app called Smart Ride which tells you when all of those buses come and shows maps of where they go....great one for getting around the city.
Besides all of the transportation out, Divisadero offers most of the services you could need plus grocery stores, coffee shops, deli's, restaurants, clubs, intriguing shops.......young people love it.......the rest of us do, too.
Guests have access to, of course, the bathrooms, the kitchen, pantry, laundry, back steps, garden, and living room. In other words, all but the other's bedrooms.
Interaction with Guests
Unless I am traveling I am often at home. I have my workroom here and also a garden. I love to meet and get to know the people who come here. But, if you need privacy, you certainly can have that.
I LOVE my neighborhood. First of all, Alamo Square Park is just a block+ away. It is a very historic park and most of you will recognize it for the views surrounding it. It is a beautiful place to hang out and look at the scenery and includes a popular dog park. The houses in my neighborhood are so interesting. Many were built before the big earthquake and are lovely Victorians. Since then, many other interesting homes of later origin were built. Divisadero, one of the earliest routes of the Spanish, is now an 'entertainment corridor' according to neighborhood planners. It is certainly a destination place for young people and affords all of us plenty of grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants, clubs, cleaners, et al....most of what you need to keep supplied and entertained.
Amazingly convenient. You can literally get anywhere from here with public transport. There now are several apps that help you do it conveniently. AND, it is a great walking place, all of SF is. It is smart to wear good walking shoes in this city.
Other Things to Note
Beautiful Golden Gate Park with all of its many wonders is within walking distance or more quickly accessible by Bus 5 Fulton which will also take you down to the ocean for a walk on the beach.
We share a neat and clean house which requires considerate behavior on everyone's part. So, please pick up after yourself and be aware of the other's need for quiet during sleeping hours and need for use of the bathroom and kitchen as they prepare for work on weekday mornings.
This is a no smoking building and we take our shoes off at the door to keep that sidewalk dirt off the floors:}
Susan is a warm welcoming and helpful person. The place is safe and clean and it matches the description on the profile. It is also very central located wits easy access to downtown and the museums of Golden Gate Parc. If ever I go back to San Francisco as I hope so I would stay at the Cozy Victorian again.
This was my first Airbnb experience. Susan was a very accommodating and helpful host. She often made sure I was doing well and took a genuine interest in my first visit to the city. She often spoke of previous visitors as if they were her family. The house is kept very clean, is in a very central location, and for the price I paid, I am more than happy with the accommodations. I would definitely recommend Susan and her lovely home to anyone.
Susan is a very kind host who did everything in her power to assist me during a family emergency. Thank you Susan for your generosity and hospitality!
My son needed a room to rent for 4 months while being in Sf on an internship. These accommodations were perfect. Susan was very welcoming and knowledgeable about the city. The room is small but cozy and comfortable. We couldn't have found a better place. The area is beautiful being right around the corner from Alamo Square. Easy access to public transportation to basically anywhere you want to go in the city. Highly recommend staying here.
The listing was perfect! Susan is the best host I have every had and made me feel like I have a family away from home. The neighborhood is one of the best and safest in the city, with lots of places to eat, and sunshine. The house itself is a gem and its been a great experience staying here.
I had a great time staying at Susan's place! I needed a place to stay in San Francisco for 2 days to attend a conference. Susan's place was clean, comfortable, well equiped and everyone I met in the house were lovely. The house is a shared space so the group of people who live there are very friendly to having someone stay. I was met by one of the housemates who showed me the room, showed me round the house and gave me everything I needed. The room was cosy and was perfect for what I needed. The location is also great - round the block from Alamo Square and easy access to downtown (I walked!). I would happily stay in Susan's place again when I need to visit San Francisco!
Even though Susan wasn't at her place when I was there she was still very quick to respond and a great host. There were two other girls staying in the apartment that rented more long term, they were both really helpful and welcoming. The room was very clean and has a real charm to it; small but perfect size for anyone wanting to explore the city. The house is based in the centre of all the main attractions and the bus station up the street provided easy access to all of them.
Thanks for letting me stop by :)
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About the Host, Susan
I have been a happy resident of San Francisco since 1994, living right here on McAllister St where I arrived after a former life-time married to a fine man, raising a family of three sons.
I came for a visit and decided to stay......San Francisco does that to you. I spent my early years here touring the city on inline skates, yes, hills and (email hidden)eat adventures, great friends, did the Friday Night Skate for years. I still skate occasionally but my work and rental property take up more time and the fact that I now have 5 dear grandchildren living around the country means I travel rather often. Now I walk everywhere with Muni as a backup. SF is a great place to walk, you are never at a loss to find interesting places, beautiful buildings and lovely parks, beaches, trails, whatever your heart desires. Good way to keep healthy, too, with yoga and gardening added for balance. I have been renting rooms in my place since 1997 when I was able to purchase it. I have had around 50 people stay since then, many from other countries. I have furnished rooms and cater to students, interns, people new to the city, beginning jobs.....a good place to get a start and figure out where you want to stay more permanently. I try to make it a home away from home for them. For me it is like having a large, ever changing family.