About this listing
Stay in this elegant, multi-million dollar property nestled in the hills of SF between the Haight-Ashbury and Castro districts. It boasts spectacular views, a central location, luxurious design and modern amenities, making for a wonderful getaway.
What guests love about our listing: 1) They love the quality of the property and its amenities. 2) They love the bathrooms! 3) They love the stunning view from the living room.
What guests dislike about our listing: 1) Guests don't like that they have to climb a hill on either side of the property both from the Castro district or from Haight/Ashbury however this elevation provides us the great views everybody loves! 2) Guests don't like that they will be charged for arriving before 3pm or after 7pm so please be sure to arrive during the preferred check-in times!
We have an elegant five-story home perched on the top of one of San Francisco’s many hills. The hilly landscape and central location provides this property with fabulous views of the city. It is conveniently located between the Haight/Ashbury and Castro districts.
The common area features a grand stairway and hardwood blonde maple floors throughout. The living room is on the third floor and features a gas fireplace, recessed bookshelves, television/DVD and a Steinway grand piano. The three bedrooms offered on AirBnB and the large shared bathroom comprise the fourth floor.
This listing (Room 1) provides a deluxe double bed which comfortably sleeps two, a writing desk and 104sq. feet of space.
The room can be locked to secure your belongings.
The other two rooms on the fourth floor are also available and together accommodate six people. Link for Room 2: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1678077
Link for Room 3: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1678121
The shared luxurious bathroom has granite floor, double sinks with onyx countertop, heated toilet, huge walk-in shower with rain shower head and onyx walls.
This listing is for a private room in a shared property. All listed rooms share a spacious, meticulously clean and luxurious bathroom.
Guests have access to the dining and living rooms in addition to the half bathroom located next to the kitchen. However, guests do not have access to cook in the kitchen. Please do not explore any areas of the house that are not expressly shown to you during check-in. This includes any closed doors other than your bedroom and the two bathrooms to which you have access.
Guests may prepare food using the designated refrigerator, toaster (oven) and microwave located in the dining room. Guests may not use the range top or the wall oven or any pots and pans. The hosts do not provide food or beverages of any kind. Guests may use the dishware/flatware and the assortment of glassware including coffee mugs found in the kitchen cupboards. Please do not help yourself to our personal groceries/beverages (coffee, tea, soda/beer/wine). Should you like to purchase food or beverages for yourself, the Upper Terrace Market is directly across the street and offers a wide assortment of food/beverages available from 7am to 10pm.
Interaction with Guests
• I cannot stress this enough: The best guest-host interactions come from clearly understanding what a listing offers, and what behavior is expected. When you check the "I accept" box when submitting your Reservation Request, you are reaffirming that both you AND your travel partner (if applicable) have read this entire listing at least once, and agree to its terms.
There are three permanent residents living in the house. We are friendly, helpful and hope to make your stay as comfortable and pleasurable as possible.
Guests who desire to be left to their own devices will be free to enjoy the property unencumbered whereas those who enjoy stimulating conversation will have that option available to them as well.
Please be advised that we have a dog living on the premises. Her name is Macy and she is very loving and sweet. We're sure you'll like her.
Conveniently located directly across the street is the Upper Terrace Market which sells an extensive assortment of alcohol beverages such as wine and beer. In the morning they offer fresh, hot coffee and an array of fresh pastries. You can also find an assortment of pre-made sandwiches for lunch on the go.
Within walking distance are five major commercial districts:
-The Mission District
Each feature an assortment of restaurants, cafes, bars, grocery stores, pharmacies and hospitals (Approx. 1 mile to UCSF medical center and CPMC Davies campus) and movie theaters (The historic Castro Theatre is a 10 minute walk).
Also within walking distance are
-Corona Heights Park (Stunning view of the city without the crowds of Twin Peaks)
-Buena Vista Park
-Golden Gate Park (The Conservatory of Flowers, The DeYoung Museum, The Academy of Sciences, Stow Lake, The Japanese Tea Gardens and The San Francisco Botanical Gardens)
-Tank Hill Park
-Mount Olympus Park
Additionally, bicycle rentals are usually available at the east end of Golden Gate park where Haight and Stanyan Streets intersect ($7/hr).
Public transportation is available right at the corner of 17th St. and Roosevelt Way not more than 50' from the front door. The closest bus is the 37 Corbett line and the 33 Stanyan line stops one block away on Clayton at Ashbury Street. A short walk down 17th Street in either direction (5-10 minutes walking) will take you to San Francisco's rail system which conveniently links up with the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system. MUNI's rail system permits easy access to San Francisco's financial district, downtown shopping district (Union Square), San Francisco's Ferry building, Fisherman's Wharf, Ocean Beach, San Francisco Zoo, Golden Gate Park and much much more. BART permits easy access to both major airports (San Francisco and Oakland) as well as access to much of the Bay Area at large, including but not limited to Berkeley and Oakland. I have placed a link to the transit trip planner which will help you map out your travel to anywhere in the Bay Area via public transportation in the directions section of the listing where we also have detailed directions to and from SFO airport via car or public transportation (Simply enter the starting and ending addresses and the trip planner will do the rest!).
Other Things to Note
*** Please bear in mind when using water that California's Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a drought and water agencies across the state are calling on users to cut usage. As such, we ask all guests to limit showers to 5-10 minutes. ***
Guests will not be permitted to check-in until they have confirmed in writing that they have read the listing, the house rules and the “other things to note” section and that they agree to all of the terms therein.
Check-ins are welcome anytime between 3 PM and 7 PM. Please check-out by 11 AM. So that we can be prepared to greet you, please advise us of your anticipated time of arrival (such as 4-5pm or 5-6pm). If you do not let us know of your anticipated time of arrival at least 24 hours in advance, we cannot guarantee that we will be here to receive you at your preferred time.
Late check-ins (check-ins between 7-10pm) will incur a $25 convenience fee. We will not accept check-ins past 10 PM under any circumstances. Early check-ins (check-ins between 12-3pm) will incur a $25 convenience fee. Late check-outs are not permitted under any circumstances.
Early bag drop-off and bag storage after check-out will incur a $25 convenience fee.
We can provide pick up from SFO airport between the hours of 12:30-9:30pm for $45. We can provide drop off to SFO airport between the hours of 6:30-11:00am for $45. Please make arrangements at least 24 hours in advance. Early check-in combined with airport service incurs a fee of $60.
Please be courteous and respectful of both the other guests and residents by avoiding excess noise particularly between the hours of 10 PM and 8 AM. To help ensure that the house is quiet during these hours, the living room may only be used between the hours of 8 AM to 10 PM.
We do not provide food or beverages of any kind (including coffee/tea). Guests are responsible for supplying food/beverages for themselves.
Absolutely NO FOOD is permitted in the bedrooms as this encourages the local ant population to move in. Please use the dining room to consume your snacks/meals should you decide to bring them in. We have a designated food storage area in the dining room for your convenience. Guests do not have access to the kitchen. A refrigerator and microwave have been provided for your convenience in the dining room.
Failure to return the keys upon check-out, will result in forfeiture of the security deposit.
We do not allow smoking on any part of the premises including decks and entryway to the property.
No pets are permitted.
Guests may not have mail or packages delivered to the property.
For the security of our guests and residents, only registered guests are permitted on the property.
Any violation of the house rules may result in the immediate termination of the booking agreement. In these instances, all fees will be forfeited and, where appropriate, deductions from the security deposit may be made.
Einrichtung sehr schick und schön, Sauberkeit top, unkompliziert. Allerdings sollte man beachten das late night Check in extra berechnet wird.
I had a great stay here, the house and room was exactly as described and the bed super comfy!
Ernest informed me that his son Josh would be there, which worked out well. Josh and his wife were lovely people and very helpful! Would stay again.
We spent a very short time in Ernest's beautiful home. His son Josh showed us around the house and it was as if we had the entire house to ourselves. It was a little difficult to find a parking space as we came in late that night and that's expected in San Francisco but the neighborhood was very quiet and peaceful. We would stay there again in the future.
My mom and I had such a great stay here! The views from the property are incredible! We really enjoyed the convenience of the mini mart across the street and there are divine restaurants within a 5-10 minute walk. Thanks again for the lovely stay!
Beautiful home with an amazing view! Bedroom was very clean and comfortable and the bathroom was luxurious. It's a bit of a trek from the sites in the city but so is everything in SF. I would say that the facility is more like a 5-star, luxury-hostel. The walls are quite thin and there can be a wait for the bathroom frequently. Overall a lovely place hosted by lovely people.
By far the best experience I've had with Airbnb - the rooms are immaculate. I fell in love with the neighborhood. Josh and Shannon were great and very flexible, as I booked the night before check in! Highly recommend this place.
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About the Host, Ernest
I am a retired lawyer and recent widower who enjoys spending time with my children and grandchildren. My son, Josh, fully manages the listings in the home we both share with his fiancé, Shannon.