Very quiet private studio apartment in cottage behind main house. Peaceful garden in front. Great location in popular NOPA 3 bus lines, 8 min to downtown.
Just a few steps away from the Divisadero corridor which has some of the best restaurants and neighborhood bars in the city.
Wireless Internet and cable TV
Interaction with Guests
Exchange of keys, answer questions or provide suggestions
This is a very walkable area (walk score 91) with so many nice places to go. Restaurants like NOPA, Urbana, Tsunami, Little Star Pizza, Blue Jay cafe, Bar Crudo, Wine Kitchen. Coffee shops like The Mill, Apollo cafe, Bean Bag cafe. Grocery Luckys, Bi-Rite. Parks close; Alamo square, Golden gate
Bus #5 goes to Market and Ocean Beach.
Now operating an express during commuter hours.
Other Things to Note
Independent theatre 4 blocks away, Civic center with Symphony, Opera, Jazz is a short bus ride (5min) on the 5. Fillmore street with jazz is even closer.
Please separate trash into the recycle bins
Karen is an outstanding host. She was accommodating and extremely helpful. We were very comfortable and her property was perfect for our visit. It was centrally located and truly within walking distance from a multitude of sites. Being on a main MUNI bus line and near several other primary bus routes put us minutes from anywhere we choose to go. Thank You Karen we are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Babs & Kent S.
The apartment was exactly as listed and Karen was super easy to work with. She accommodated my desire for an early check-in and was quick to respond to all questions.
The apt is in the back yard of a lovely house in a good part of town. The front door to the apt was well lit, but I felt the path back to it was a bit dark when getting home after sunset. It is odd that the bathroom consists of a toilet/sink on one side of the room and the shower on the other, but it really wasn't a problem and both were larger than they appeared in the photos. No stove/oven, but I didn't need them - the microwave was sufficient for me. There were also plenty of dishes/utensils. The mattress is firm, but comfy. Although if you are much shorter than I am (5'4"), you might have trouble climbing up into the bed!
The overhead light does let off a horrid hum - it's one of the things that betrays the converted garage feel of the place. The other is the lack of sound insulation between the first and second floors. I could hear the upstairs people conversing, sliding their chairs on the floor and learning morse code (at least, that's what all those taps on the floor/ceiling sounded like to me). You could also hear the buses going up and down Divisadero street. The parts of the floor not covered with rugs were chilly - bring slippers! Over all, though, I had a good stay for less than I would have paid at a hotel (where I'd probably be hearing neighbors on all sides!).
The neighborhood was nice - a block to two different grocery stores (one organic and pricey, the other more like a bodega) and lots of restaurants (go to Eddie's Cafe for a darn good breakfast). There were also nearby bus options to get just about any where in town.
Very convenient location, comfortable bed, and we had privacy which is nice. It was nice to have the tea kettle, tv, and microwave. The price was good for the location!
Karen is a great host, studio was just as we expected. She was very helpful with indications as to where to find grocery stores, public transportation, etc. when we arrived. The studio is nicely located, between Fisherman's Wharf and Golden Gate Park. Also very discrete, no problem whatsoever with our intimacy. For a first time on airbnb, I am very satisfied. Thank you Karen! We didn't talk much but we enjoyed our stay :) And thanks for the extra mattress.
Appartement tres bien situé, tres calme et disposant d'un petit jardin, c'etait parfait!!
Karen's place is lovely, in a very good location for visiting San Fran. We found all the maps and guides in the studio very helpful! There are some great bars and cafes in the area.
We had a lovely stay at Karen's studio! The room was big enough and had everything we needed. The neighborhood is very nice and has a lot of places to eat or have a drink. We liked talking and having a glas of wine together. We would certainly recommend this place to any other couple who's visiting San Francisco!!!
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