"Instant" Sun Room by G.G. Park

Apartment - Private room · 28th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116, United States
Jon David

Extra guest room pictured = instant booking.

Bigger room (quilt pattern bed) is available by reservation confirmation. Wi-fi, flat screen, and library of an SF Architectural Photographer

Shared full kitchen.
Washer/Dryer, and beaches nearby.

Your host, Jon David
26 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: a few days or more

Extra guest room pictured = instant booking.

Bigger room (quilt pattern bed) is available by reservation confirmation. Wi-fi, flat screen, and library of an SF Architectural Photographer

Shared full kitchen.
Washer/Dryer, and beaches nearby.

The Space

The room offered is in a spacious Marina style flat not in a hostel like it may appear at first. With any "instant booking" a nice Sun Room with big closet is available. With reservation confirmation and e-mail reply specifically for the large room with den/library pictured - the visitor gets a more spacious bedroom / den library with a rustic antique door, and hardwood floors. Of special note: The full sized bed has a bed pad which is washed along with the sheets before each guest arrives. More hygienic procedure than hotels I've stayed in. The bathroom, kitchen and floors, blinds and windows and sills are all clean. I'm a photographer, and I like dust free environments, but not sparse clinical ones. Even better, it is generally quite silent at night here. This is a 1,700 sq. ft. flat with 6 compartments including kitchen and one bathroom. There are two other couples living here. They come and go considerately of your space not slamming any doors - leaving early and coming back late weekdays - they will of course know you're staying here. I rent out the library/den bedroom space when I go to my house in Tahoe, shooting on location, surfing up and down the coast, camping, or when I can host a guest and stay myself too (comfy bunk beds in my kids room!). I don't rent out through Airbnb while I have my kids every other weekend 4 nights if they are staying at the flat. Those nights are not available, all subject to change though. The Sun Room pictured last is sequence of photos is the only room available without my e-mail reply under "instant booking". The neighboring room to your room in the flat would be vacant (kids room), unless pre-arranged that I am going to be there for any reason. I offer airport p.u. via Volvo luxury sedan (taxi fee applies here), and/or back to the airport ($27 each way). With special arrangements - a family can stay here one or two nights and the French Doors from the bedroom can open into that playroom with bunk beds. That room is big and the hallway is long, both of which are a buffer to the back of the flat where the other two rooms are (flatmate occupied and the "instant booking" Sun Room). Please don't hesitate to ask any questions regarding the accommodations for you. To be clear though. The instant booking feature is for the Sun Room only - not the larger room with quilt. The Sun room has a plain white comforter - pictured last in sequence of photos.

Guest Access

683 is a flat in a 2 unit building. Lower buzzer at the gate. There is a lock-box with entry code for the front entry to the flat if I'm not here to welcome you at first, and for any reason I can't reply via text or phone asap. The front door is 683 at top of the stairs, door on the right. Light-switch is on the left when you come in. Then your guest room is first door on the right (black doorknob) or it is the last room on the left past the kitchen and laundry room galley. Bathroom is on the left at the end of the entry hallway. The door with the NASA sticker is a Luca's room. Kitchen/dining area is at the end of the entry hallway on the right. The door to the left at the rear of the flat, just after the Washer/Dryer area goes to the Sun Room (white comforter). Please text me first if you need anything.

There is a reliable easy to drive Volvo Sedan available through Get - a - round.

See "getting around" regarding the bus lines and public transportation.

Interaction with Guests

I can be virtually invisible and never meet you, sort of like Obi-Wan style, or you can strike up a conversation about just about anything or what your needs are. Please don't hesitate to ask. Where can the blue guest towel be kept? I'd answer, "Wherever, other than over wood, but the towel rack on the backside of the bathroom door or hook on the backside of the rustic antique bedroom door work pretty good".

The Neighborhood

It is generally quite silent at night here. Please respect it's reasonably quiet after 11pm and before 7am.
This is a locals neighborhood and not touristy until you go North or South to epic Landmarks within a bike ride away such as the Golden Gate Bridge or CA Academy of Sciences and De Young Museum. The neighborhood has the Balboa theater if you want to walk and see a movie, as well as award winning Michelin rated 5 star restaurant Aziza or Tommy's with the largest selection of Tequila on the West Coast. I've been in San Francisco for 23 years and lived in 6 different Districts, this one is a fine balance of solitude, nature viewing (Land's End) and nearby attractions, markets, as well as great "dive" restaurants, local's cafes / bars, or fine dining.

You can walk a block North and get some nice views of the golden Gate Bridge and Downtown SF. There is a free Presidio Go bus that will take you to the G.G. Bridge at Baker Beach, which is walking distance 8 blocks. Sea Cliff and China Beach or Land's End are 6 blocks away. Golden Gate Park is 2 blocks away. There are golf courses Lincoln Golf Course or Frisbee golf just couple blocks away. I'll set you up with golf discs or clubs gratis. There are petanque courts next to the Buffalo range within 4 blocks of here. Play petanque while you watch Birds of Prey like Red Tail hawks or a likely Coyote sighting. Don't feed the Raccoons! To explain everything I like about this neighborhood would take at least a week of you staying here with me talking too much. I'd rather you discover things on your own, but I can give a few suggestions, as well as let you have your peace. I do offer search and rescue service, just text or call me.

Getting around

Balboa is the closest street corner with the electric 31 bus line. It runs to Embarcadero Ferry Bldg..

Geary St. is two blocks away to Downtown and has the 38 bus line.

Fulton St. along G.G. Park has the 5 Fulton electric muni bus which also goes to Market Street.

Closest BART is at Civic Center.

I offer driving service or a car you can rent.

Other Things to Note

I'm open to any suggestions for making my home a better place to stay!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $800 /week
Monthly Price: $2500 /month
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Flexible
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • 他們人很好,但是真的不建議去這裡住,不是很乾淨,房间很小,而且门关不上!

    June 2014
  • Jon is a nice and helpful host. The room is clean and environment is safe. Good place for travellers with a tight budget. You will feel like home.

    February 2014
  • My stay at Jons room was awesome. Great location, I was able to walk to-from the Golden Gate Bridge (as well as across!) with ease. Close to many transit lines. Jon was great to talk to and super helpful!

    February 2014
  • Perfect bedroom, located 5mn from the golden gate park, and right by the 31 bus stop that brings you all the way to the ferry building.

    February 2014
  • Great location! Easy access to fantastic food as well as conveniences like Walgreens and the MUNI. If you're looking for a single bedroom over on the west side of town, this is quite a value.

    February 2014
  • Really nice place and the owner as well. ;)

    January 2014
  • An adequate room, though considerably more cramped than expected. Facilities definitely clean enough.

    January 2014
  • Staying with Jon worked out very well for me. The room is cozy, heated and comfortable. The bed is comfortable. Jon is a considerate host with lots of local knowledge. He also offered a reliable airport pickup for a reasonable price and a bike to ride during my stay. I would stay with Jon again for sure.

    January 2014
  • Jon is a great host, a genuinely nice guy and his place was perfectly located within easy walking distance of the beach, golden gate park and land's end. Additionally, I took advantage of his offer to drive me to the airport which took a good deal of stress out of relying on a cab and was very reasonably priced. I would definitely stay with him again.

    December 2013
  • Had a great stay with Jon! Super host, nice guy and had lots of good local advice on where to check out, he very kindly lent me his bike to go explore golden gate park and the city. Great location and room too. Recommended!

    November 2013
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University of Colorado at Boulder, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, SFAI San Francisco.
What's work?
I'm a freelance photographer/filmaker/artist... part-time rideshare driver with SideCar. Like to write to friends abroad and plan trips in Summer as well as find as much free time to go have fun with my kids or get out to walk our loving little pooch! She is the center of all attention here and what it's all about. Terminal dog loveritus, it's a common disease in SF, but a healthy one. We have a pad in Tahoe too and love to ski in Winter and visit the Lake in Summer. Always nice to host a visitor here and make a new friend that way as brief or long as that may be!
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