About This Listing
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
420 friendly. ((website hidden) it)
No pets. Smoking is allowed ONLY in the back garden. No loud noise or music. No excessive intoxication. No pets. 420 friendly ((website hidden) it).
doug and richard where the most incredible hosts possible! not only where we able to experience dougs wonderful muffins, also our weekend grill session was amazing. talking for hours about god and the world with richard and doug, as we would put it in german, made our stay forever rememerable. the room and bedcouch was very comfortable and big so we almost felt like home! and we completly fell in love with blu!!! beware doug, we are coming to visit you again! thanks for being the person you are and we wish you a perfect celebration in september!!! kisses and hugs bettina joerg
This was my first Airbnb experience. I felt very welcomed and Doug was a great host, friendly and engaging. The room as spacious, beautiful bay windows letting in plenty of natural light and a very comfortable bed. It was quite cool during the time I stayed and the house heating was just right. The room was in the front making access easy with privacy respected. There was a sunny back yard for outside relaxing and friendly cats. A generous and tasty breakfast was provided.
The location was perfect for me with so many beautiful houses (Painted Ladies), restaurants and access to public transport.
Doug and Richard were brilliant, warm and friendly hosts. It was a truly wonderful experience staying in their beautiful home and it made our trip to San Francisco. We had delicious home cooked food offered to us whilst we stayed and also felt welcome to use the kitchen ourselves.
The bedroom was spacious and comfortable with high ceilings and a great view of the street. If you're lucky you'll even get a visit from Blu and Zora, the resident cats.
Overall we can't recommend Doug and Richard's home highly enough.
Had a great time at Doug's place. Perfect location for enjoying a little night life and able to walk home safely. Doug even lent me his coat as I was not prepared for the weather. Also Uber was real helpful and there was zipcar right around the corner. Cats keep me company as well.
Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour chez Doug et Richard ! Leur maison est très bien placée, à deux pas d'Alamo Square Park et de Hayes Valley. Leur accueil a été parfait, tout comme les petits-déjeuners qui étaient proposés chaque matin. Notre seul regret a été de devoir partir si tôt et nous avons déjà hâte de pouvoir revenir. Je recommande vivement cette adresse !
This was our second time staying at Doug and Richards place which really speaks for itself. We love the apartment location and both hosts are just so welcoming it's awesome. We will definitely continue to use this apartment as our base when we are able to get back to San Francisco! The breakfast they provide is also just so lovely and really makes you feel at home. :)
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About the Host, Doug
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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