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.
I am a San Francisco CERTIFIED Short-Term Rental Host!
Possession of a San Francisco Short-Term Rental Registration Certificate certifies that the registration certificate holder has agreed to comply with the terms of the San Francisco Short-Term Residential Rental Ordinance (San Francisco Administrative Code Section 41A). This ordinance does not require an inspection of the unit by the City for potential Building, Housing, Fire, or other Code violations.
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 2) provides a deluxe double bed which comfortably sleeps two. The room features an adjoining deck with two wooden chairs for enjoying the fresh San Francisco air.
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 1: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1677907 -- Link for Room 3: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1678121)
The shared luxurious bathroom has granite floor, double sinks with onyx countertop, automated toilet with heated seat, 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
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 6:30-11:30am for $45. Please make arrangements at least 24 hours in advance. Early check-in combined with airport service incurs a fee of $60. Late check-out combined with airport service incurs a fee of $60.
*** 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.
Please do not climb the fire escape off of the deck of your room. The upper deck is a private space reserved exclusively for the residents.
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.
Failure to return the keys upon check-out, will result in forfeiture of the security deposit.
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.
Another great stay here. This time I had an opportunity to spend more time with the hosts who are really fun and personable people. And they met through an AirBnB stay and fell in love (check out the 2015 valentines blog)! How cool is that's?!?!
This is our second stay with Ernest in Ashbury Heights. We have greatly enjoyed our stays and look forward to returning soon
Our hosts are very responsible, communicative, responsive, accommodating and easy to work with. The house rules may seem complex, but they are simple, no-BS regs for making one's stay easy, comfortable and pleasant.
The property is as-described, a lovely three level home with great views at all hours of the day. Rooms and facilities are clean, neat, crisply decorated and very comfortable and enjoyable. All rooms are up at least one floor.
The location is ideal, between Twin Peaks (great for a morning run), Cole Valley and Upper Haight (great restaurants and cafes), accessible via 17th/Clayton to get around most of the City.
Very comfortable home with breathtaking views. Absolutely stunning setting next to several gorgeous parks, including Twin Peaks and Buena Vista, all with in short walking or hiking distance. Spent two great mornings out and about in the neighborhood hiking and taking in the views. Facilities are very comfortable and guest bedrooms share a world class bathroom with a luxurious shower and ultra high end fixtures. There's also a neighborhood deli 50 feet down the road which was very convenient.
Great neighborhood. Safe for walking -even after dark. Nice home. Clean. Friendly owners.
This was my first time using airbnb and I loved it! Josh and his fiancé were extremely nice, resourceful, helpful! Loved staying at their home. This property is extremely clean, and well organized. I highly recommend it to everyone. Location was perfect and walking distance to a lot of places.
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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.