Quiet house in geo center of City

House - Private room · Warren Drive, San Francisco, CA 94131, United States

The Space

Detached 5 bedroom house in central location near Golden Gate Park and Twin Peaks.

There is plenty of free unlimited time parking a block away on Clarendon, accessible via Ashwood Lane. There is no parking allowed on my street, Oak Park or Christopher Streets, since there are houses there and having constantly rotating cars parked in front of houses is unwelcome. There are no houses on Clarendon. Instead, there is an elementary school and a fire station, both good places to park a car overnight.

You are welcome to make use of the kitchen. Large living room with a large dining room table you can eat or work at. Two decks out back. The house is on a hill, and the nearest house out back is a block away, so the view is spectacular.

You get your own bedroom with a full size bed that has a real mattress. I also provide towels, sheets and blankets.

This room is a 'guest bedroom' so you will be sharing a bathroom with my other guests. I offer the 'master bedroom' with a private bathroom in one of my other listings.

If you want to cook while you're here, you can store food in the fridge and in one of the cabinets.

The closest underground Municipal Railway (MUNI) station is Forest Hill. You can walk there in 12 minutes. The 36 MUNI bus stops there and will take you to and from the house. The bus stop is right in front of the house.

The house is centrally located, but not close to bars, shops, nightlife or anything other than other private residences. That means this location is unusually quiet and even peaceful for a busy city like San Francisco. If you stay here, please don't later complain the house is not near attractions. The location is in the geographic center of the city, so I consider it a great location, but just don't expect to walk to a museum from my front door.

I provide breakfast ingredients, including juice, English muffins, bagels, cream cheese, eggs, tea and coffee. The coffee beans are in the freezer, and I provide a coffee grinder.

I have shampoo and soap, but I don't put them out by default, since I find almost all guests bring their favorite brands with them. If you ask, I'll put out soap and shampoo for you.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • This was my first ever airbnb experience! Kevin was very thorough in giving out all the house rules. He was very helpful as to how to get around San Francisco. The place was very nice and clean. I would call it a success!

    April 2014
  • Kevin is a great host! He helped us in anyway he could and we met all these amazing people while staying there.

    April 2014
  • Kevin was such a great host! I didn't realize that the house was going to be full of airbnb travelers, and that made it even more amazing. I met some wonderful people from around the world and Kevin was wonderful at establishing the house rules without being overbearing. My friend and I stayed only two nights but the times that we were in the house were filled with conversation and relaxation. I would love to stay at Kevin's again! My friend and I were able to share the room with plenty of space for our stuff and sleeping room in the bed. I highly recommend staying here! Be ready to meet some awesome people and have a fantastic host.

    April 2014
  • We were so happy to find a clean room in a cool house in a beautiful part of San Francisco with so little notice and at a great price!!! Kevin was a perfectly nice and hospitable host and we very much enjoyed our stay. We will come definitely come back!!

    April 2014
  • My friend Kaila and I stayed with Kevin this past Sunday through Wednesday and had a great stay. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. There was breakfast foods provided which helped save us some money on a couple of meals, which was great! Having a house with multiple guests was fun, as we got to meet some people from other countries who were staying in his house at the same time. Kevin is a very friendly guy who you would enjoy staying with. He also gave us a recommendation to go to Death Guild - the oldest running goth club in San Francisco. It was a great recommendation and we had a lot of fun at that venue. :)

    April 2014
  • nous avons passé mon mari et moi un très agréable séjour chez Kevin pour 4 nuits. Kevin est très accueillant et chaleureux. La maison est très propre, située dans un quartier très calme de San Francisco, transports publics à proximité. Une expérience très enrichissante puisqu'il y avait d'autres co-locataires venant d'autres pays que le notre. Le petit déjeuner était fourni.
    Kevin a eu la gentillesse de venir nous chercher à l'aéroport le jour de notre arrivée.
    Merci pour tout.
    A recommander.

    March 2014
  • I arrived at Kevin's house late in the evening, fortunately he was good with any time we were suggesting (we decided to come later than arranged). Kevin has been a really friendly host and it was comfortable to stay at his place! The neighbourhood is safe and we got some nice dinner and could even have some breakfast. Kevin liked to share his hosting experiences, it was nice to had a chat with him before we went to bed. Thank you!

    March 2014
  • Staying with Kevin was great. I was there for only a very short time...essentially only to sleep...but his place was very clean and he offers a number of very welcoming services that i would have most definitely taken advantage of had i stayed longer.

    March 2014
  • My boyfriend and I stayed at Kevin's place for 5 nights. We came in around 8 p.m. on a Friday evening, and Kevin was kind enough to pick us up from the airport, so we wouldn't have to lug our suitcases up the San Francisco hills at night. The neighborhood was quiet which was a nice getaway from our busy days visiting different areas of the city. Since it is geographically central in the city it was easy to take public transportation in most directions - we were able to go towards the ocean, SFSU, downtown, the bridge, Golden Gate Park, Castro , ect. all in two or less modes of public transportation.
    Kevin provides ear plugs for light sleepers since you are typically sharing the home with other guests. You can meet people from all over the world with incredible stories at Kevin's. Also, waking up to orange juice and a quick breakfast is always wonderful!
    This was my first aribnb experience and it went very smoothly. Kevin made everything as simple as possible and staying with him was a great deal in a fascinating city!

    March 2014
  • I had a very good stay: the house is clean and well-organized, the view from the balcony is fantastic. Kevin is a very helpful and knowledgeable person who gave me lots of insight into the history of the city and the current tech scene. If you stay here, don't forget to ask him about the van in the garage, it's interesting!

    March 2014
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I love being a host. I have been happily inviting guests into my home since the dawn of airbnb, way back in 2008. It was so early that airbnb had no employees yet, and one of the three co-founders had to come to my house to take the 'professional pictures' that come with membership. Since I am a photographer, he didn't take the pictures because he thought mine were better than he could take. Instead, we spent 20 minutes talking about airbnb. I knew it was going to be huge even back then. I hosted the first airbnb employee, Nick. The founders required potential employees to use the service, and Nick chose my house! He later got hired, stayed until he vested all his stock, and last I heard is now an investor, using the windfall he accumulated by being the first employee at what became a multi-billion dollar company. You can find the review Nick left for me in the reviews section. I stopped having guests for a few years because my housemates I had at the time didn't share my enthusiasm for airbnb. Then, in July 2013, my (different) housemates Shaun and Suzie suggested I use airbnb again! Finally, I had explicit permission to use this site. I took them up on it and had a lot of fabulous visitors from all over the world in the late summer of 2013. I have gotten approval to have guests from my neighbors as well, because I strive to be a good neighbor. Mine is a detached five bedroom house, so the neighbors aren't usually even aware if I have guests, but I disclosed my plans to be especially kind. I only had one family visit in October 2013. Shaun and Suzie after almost two years living here found another home and moved there October 2, 2013, so for the first time in five years or so, I had the house to myself. At first, I enjoyed the solitude, but frankly now I am eager to host some more visitors. It's simply fun being a host! I love learning about other places, and I love helping visitors discover all the San Francisco has to offer. I have been to France, Germany, Austria, Jamaica, China, Japan, Thailand, Switzerland, England, Belgium, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Hungary and Italy. It's easy to get here. You can fly into either the San Francisco or Oakland International airports. From there you can take BART, the regional train that serves the San Francisco Bay Area. BART will get you into San Francisco itself, since the airports are not actually in the City. Once you exit the BART station, you hop on a MUNI bus #36, which you catch right at the exit of the BART station... no walking. Then, you get off the #36 and you are right at my front door, again, no walking. There is plenty of free unlimited time parking a block away on Clarendon, accessible via Ashwood Lane. There is no parking allowed on my street, Oak Park or Christopher Streets, since there are houses there and having constantly rotating cars parked in front of houses is unwelcome. There are no houses on Clarendon. Instead, there is an elementary school and a fire station, both good places to park a car overnight. I am a software entrepreneur and computer programmer. I have been in the tech field through two boom/bust cycles, so I have stories to tell. I am plugged into what's happening, and I love to talk shop. I am also an accomplished photographer and a less than accomplished painter. I write a blog, and I'm good at making people feel welcome and comfortable. I hope to meet you soon.
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