About This Listing
Main living area in front of house, connected to kitchen. East Facing, nice light in the morning. Flat screen TV.
Welcome to my home! Inside this first floor apartment you will find all the luxuries and conveniences of home; a fresh modern kitchen, laundry facilities, two separate living/TV watching areas and a comfortable bed with crisp white sheets. Come and stay awhile! 2 blocks from the Castro hub.
Recently remodeled kitchen and laundry room with modern finishes, dishwasher, internet access, comfortable queen size bed with pillow top mattress, two separate living room/TV viewing areas with flat screen TV, separate shower and water closet. The Castro is a fun and lively neighborhood, just right down the block from your home away from home (but far enough away that it is peaceful!).
Full access to the entire house (minus the office which I will lock up and put my personal belongings in). Kitchen, laundry, bathroom, bedroom and 2 living rooms. Unfortunately my apartment has no outside area (except the front steps of course)
I will be happy to pick you up at SFO if you like. I can give you a quick tour of the neighborhood and provide you with restaurant and sight seeing recommendations. I love playing hostess so will provide you with as little or as much help as you like!
Castro is a vibrant, fun and safe neighborhood. I never feel uncomfortable walking around late into the night. There are bars and good restaurants near by, Dolores Park is 3 blocks away (BEST park in the city), close to transportation and almost always sunny and warm.
MUNI is 4 blocks away. There are other bus lines too that are 2 blocks away. Easy cab access too as they are always cruising around the Castro.
This is a bottom floor unit so be prepared to hear the upstairs neighbors. They are not here during the day, and usually are asleep by 10PM. If you are a light sleeper you might bring some earplugs just in case. ***ALSO, I no longer rent my home to anyone without excellent references! I'm so sorry if you are a new member but I have been recently burned by someone who was new to AirBnB and had a terrible experience. Please understand that this is my HOME and I have to know that you are responsible and well received by other members.
Absolutely no smoking. Okay to smoke outside, but please clean up after yourself. No pets please. No loud gatherings. Please be respectful of the neighbors.
Mellyn was a great host who was generous and very accommodating.
It was a wonderful experience staying in Mellyn's place. The apartment was spacious but cosy enough for one. It was tastefully furnished, and with everything being very functional it was such a comfortable place to stay.
The area is a very short walk from independent grocers, shops, and hip cafes and restaurants. You aren't far from Mission either which is a great little area for eating and shopping too.
It is an excellent location to catch the MUNI. It is central enough to get to Golden Gate bridge and the parks or if you want to head downtown into the main city area.
The host and apartment could not be faulted.
This apartment was gorgeous and exceeded my expectations! Absolutely adorable & extremely well appointed: the furnishings; an awesome kitchen; sweet bedroom & bath; two separate living areas - oodles of sunshine all day long - I loved this place and its location was ideal for me while visiting my family. Super clean and quiet neighborhood, too.
And I think I had a perfect host! Mellyn provided a wonderful, very helpful binder on her neighborhood - the Castro / Mission with lots of recommendations and maps. I relied and referred to it often.
I'd come back in a heartbeat !
This is a beautiful property! Very cozy yet spacious and so clean and chic.
Mellyn was a wonderful host from beginning to end. She responded to my questions on a timely basis. She greeted us upon arrival with a few snacks and drinks and a lovely handbook to help us get acclimated to her house and the city. It was a painless experience especially since it was my first time using Airbnb. I didn't know what to expect but it was such a great experience and I would definitely use the service again. I just hope all hosts are like Mellyn who not only respond timely, but takes care of her house. She even left us some clean towels and soap and my boyfriend loved it all! He kept raving how well the towels smelled. He loved the soap too!
The bed was so comfortable. Tons of pillows just the way I like it. The location is great! Parking isn't even that bad just get a parking permit to save you some headache of any possible parking tickets.
We spent 3 nights here and wouldn't mind staying here again if we ever come back into town. We had such a good experience and it was definitely our home away from home feel. I loved it!
Thank you Mellyn for being such a wonderful and gracious host.
This was our final stop after a 2 week road trip in California and we were already feeling a little blue at the thought of heading back to a rainy london. But our mood lifted the second we walked through Mellyn's door. Flowers and wine in the kitchen, a welcoming note on the chalkboard, a folder full of maps, facts and things to do and a home from home that was light, airy, fresh and clean.
The kitchen was a dream! Well stocked and spacious.
The bedroom was cosy and spotless with a super comfy bed.
And the shower was hot and powerful, perfect after a day exploring Castro and The Mission.
The location COULD NOT BE BETTER! the neighbourhood is amazing, friendly and safe with tonnes of bars, restaurants and shops, you didn't need to venture far... we were lucky enough to be in town during the Castro Street Fair too which was lots of fun!
Mellyn was everything you'd want from a host and more. We didn't meet on our check in (but it was a very very easy check-in nonetheless) but we did meet when we checked out. And i'm glad we did. She's as lovely in person as she is in her messages.
Thank you Mellyn for helping to make our trip to San Francisco so memorable.
Wow, what a gorgeous and and well kept home which screams location, location location. This was our 1st time using airbnb and Mellyn's home exceeded all our expectations !
We were greeted by flowers in the kitchen and our bedroom and immediately Mellyn's home became our home away from home. What a welcoming gift! Mellyn also prepared a folder with some very important information such as the house rules and then provided us with 3 pages of maps of areas surrounding her home and places/businesses she recommends. We tried several of them as this was our 1st visit to San Francisco and were very impressed with the local food scene. The local bar scene is just as cool!
Access to the Muni is quick and easy as it is a 5 minute walk to the Muni and a 10 minute subway ride to Union Square.
We will not hesitate to book Mellyn's home again and recommend her home to anyone who is looking for that home away from home.