Beautiful room in San Francisco

Apartment - Private room · Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94115, United States
Doug

The large front room of a 1898 Victorian flat with all the classic details. The bed is a very comfortable memory foam convertible couch. The bathrooms are shared with us. We have 2 cats and a seasonal garden. Located 2 blocks from Alamo Square Park.

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The large front room of a 1898 Victorian flat with all the classic details. The bed is a very comfortable memory foam convertible couch. The bathrooms are shared with us. We have 2 cats and a seasonal garden. Located 2 blocks from Alamo Square Park.

The Space

This is a classic San Francisco Victorian full flat. The bedroom has a period mantle piece, original crown molding and medallions and a huge bay window looking out onto Golden Gate Avenue. The bathroom is 20 steps down the hall from your bedroom door. Continental breakfast is served in the formal dining room with period built-ins and non-working fireplace.

Guest Access

Guests will have access to the garden as well as the bathrooms (one full, one 1/2 bath) and laundry room.

Interaction with Guests

We are personable, easy going guys, happy to answer questions and give advice when needed. At the same time we are respectful of our guests privacy and realize they didn't come to SF to see us.

The Neighborhood

Diversity. That is the reason I have lived with in 2 blocks of Alamo Square Park for 21 of the 24 years I've lived in San Francisco. This neighborhood is a great mix of people of all colors and ages and the offerings reflect that. The Divisadero corridor (Divisadero from Haight to Golden Gate) is a vibrant street full of all kinds of shops, bars, cafes, restaurants and boutiques. Alamo Square Park itself is a world renowned land mark, beautiful all year round and home of the famous "Painted Ladies" Victorian homes. Yet this area does not have the feel of a "tourist trap" area.

Getting around

The two closest bus lines (24 Divisadero and 5 Fulton, 2 blocks from our door) will get you to (or with in 1 or 2 blocks of) Union Square, Golden Gate Park, the Castro, Pacific Heights, The Civic Center, The Marina, Upper Filmore St., The De Young and Academy of Sciences museums, BART, the Asian Museum, Market Street, the Cable Car turn around (Powell St.), all the big name stores, etc.

Other Things to Note

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Room type: Private room
Bed type: Pull-out Sofa
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Monthly Price: $2350 /month
Cleaning Fee: $35
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

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  • We could not have asked for a better experience. Doug and Richard were perfect hosts. Not to mention, Zora and Blu were the most loving and welcoming cats we've ever met. We couldn't get over it! Doug prepared a really wonderful breakfast complete with delicious muffins, yogurt, fresh fruit, coffee, etc., etc. It was a great way to start the day. Their house is amazing and filled with really cool art. The bedroom is gorgeous with huge bay windows looking out on the street. Also, the bed is extremely comfortable, much more so than your standard hotel bed. We really enjoyed ourselves, the atmosphere, the food, the backyard patio, our room, and, most of all, our hosts. They are the best. I would give this listing 6 stars if I could.

    June 2014
  • Doug and Richard were fantastic hosts. They filled us in on everything necessary and were around to answer questions if we had any. But they also gave us plenty of privacy, the room is situated in the front of the house while their living area is more in the back
    The house is quite cute and very clean and we were provided with everything you'd need in a hotel (even providing us with breakfast in the mornings). Didn't really walk around the neighborhood too much, so we're not entirely too sure about the area around the house, but the street was very quiet which is nice!
    Would recommend this place to someone looking to stay in SF! Their cats are quiet friendly too!

    June 2014
  • Our stay at Doug's and Richard's place was amazing. Waking up in this old 19th century bedroom with 13 feet high ceilings, large windows and a fireplace is a great experience, only to be surpassed shortly after by the great breakfast Doug is preparing every morning. Special mention deserve Doug's delicious muffins!
    Doug and Richard are very caring and really nice.
    The location of their house puts you in walking distance from great spots like the Alamo Square with its great vistas on the San Francisco skyline and the famous painted ladies. Also Hayes street with its great unconventional shops is just a short walk from here.
    We were really happy with our stay in their place and would fully recommend this airbnb experience!

    June 2014
  • We stayed with Doug and Richard (and Blu and Zora) for 7 nights and it was just the best. They are the most welcoming, kind and interesting people you could hope to meet and they have such a beautiful home. They were so generous it felt like it was our home! Such a great part of town to stay in,
    So many lovely shops and restaurants about half a minute away and so easy to get to union square and other sights. All in all, we'll definitely be back

    Thanks a million Doug and Richard.

    June 2014
  • Doug and Richard are great hosts. They are caring and helpful. Everyday breakfast is prepared to us. Btw, There are lovely receptionists to welcome us, Blu and Zora. Blu is a wonderful cat we have ever seen.
    We enjoyed the stay.

    June 2014
  • We stay for a few days in San Francisco and we live for this time by Doug and Rich. It was a big comfortable room with a big bed. Doug and Rich are very helpful and lovely.
    It was a great time and the 2 cats are very cute. ;)

    June 2014
  • merci a Doug et Richard pour leur excellent accueil.
    Un endroit très bien situé dans San Francisco.
    Doug et Richard vous mettent à l'aise dans leur maison.
    Leur chat est très attachant et triste lorsque l'on repart.
    Doug comprend et parle le français. Si toutefois je revenais à SF, c'est sans aucune hésitation que je retournerai chez eux...
    Merci à tous les deux

    June 2014
  • Great location for SF! Great hosts ;)

    June 2014
  • We loved staying with Doug and Richard in their wonderful home! They were very accommodating - they gave us suggestions of things to do, provided a full breakfast in the morning with delicious muffins, and helped us out with anything we needed. It was also very private - it didn't feel like we were sharing a space with them at all! The room is also lovely with a comfortable bed. Also, the neighborhood is great - good location with bus lines right outside the door.

    May 2014
  • Doug and Rich had been great hosts. I enjoyed staying at their nice apartment. They both are very friendly and generous. Their breakfast was awesome and they were very helpful all the time. I'd love to come back!

    May 2014
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Woodrow Wilson High School Middletown, Connecticut, University of Colorado Boulder
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Steve Silver Productions, Inc., Beach Blanket Babylon
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I am a fifty-one year old theatrical production manager. I have lived in San Francisco for the last 24 years, most of that time within 2 blocks of Alamo Square Park. I have worked at one of the city's most famous "attractions/institutions" for 19 years (Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon) where I am Associate Production Manager and Wardrobe Master. My partner, Richard, has lived here since 1998 (and a for a little while in the 80's). He is a hair stylist and colorist. We have been together since 1999. We are both serious foodies and wine enthusiasts and love to explore the culinary offerings of Northern CA. We love to interact with people, but respect boundries. We love music, art, theater, movies and our cats.
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