Spacious 3 Bedroom City View home with parking for 2 cars.
Recently redecorated 2 bedrooms. Remodeled shower in 2013, new Flat Screen LED TV in kitchen added in January 2014. Deck rebuilt in September 2013.
Home in Diamond Heights, just above Noe Valley. Large home/house, very large kitchen and master bedroom and 2 more bedrooms, Wifi, 50 inch Sony TV with Roku box (& another TV w/Roku in Kitchen). Safeway (supermarket), post office and Walgreens at the corner. Towels/Linens provided for each guest. Dog friendly. Very close to Glen Park BART station and the 280/101 Freeways. 15 minutes to SFO. Very convenient location and a great quiet retreat. 2 free parking spots in the driveway. Washer, Dryer in garage. Tempurpedic Cal King in master bedroom and 2 queen beds in other 2 bedrooms, 2 twin air mattresses and sofa bed also available for potentially sleeping 8-10. Bathroom upgraded April 2013, new stone shower enclosure etc. Walk to rock climbing and hiking trails in Glen Canyon. Extremely large bedrooms and kitchen adjoining a large deck with views of downtown, the bay bridge.
GREAT, LARGE Kitchen with eating area and views of downtown. It is FULLY equipped and stocked with spices etc., gas range, with MixMaster mixer, dishwasher, disposal etc. Full direct gas Weber barbecue on deck. 15 minute drive to SF airport. Great for family reunions and out of town visitors for wedding parties (5 in 2013), group business trips for teams (AirBnB groups have stayed here a few times).
Baby crib, small stroller, high chair available.
2 Parking spots in driveway, garden, deck direct gas fired grill.
Interaction with Guests
Always available, live in private entranced in-law space. Tend to let guests do their thing unless they have questions about the house or the City.
Almost dead center in the City so everything is relatively close. Having a Safeway, Walgreens and Post office 1/2 block away is very very convenient.
Buses stop right at corner for access to BART and SF Municipal Railway.
Smoking out on deck only please. All clean paper, cans, bottles into labeled recycling container.
At check out, TAKE OUT ALL TRASH including ashtray from deck to the colored cans behind gate out front.
Put all towels in Laundry baskets in bathroom closet.
If you are bringing a pet let me know in advance and please clean up after them in the yard.
Bruce has a beautifully decorated and conveniently located home. Situated well within walking distance are a Walgreens, Safeway, food options as well as bus stops to get you into the city. The house itself is spacious, rooms are comfortable and kitchen is well stocked! Bruce is friendly and approachable, and is a good chat! I would definitely come back again.
I was great to stay in Bruce house , our family with 7 persons loved the studio with lot of space , the location was really good near to everything , Bruce was a very friendly host
Bruce was a very nice host-he greeted us on arrival and gave us an overview of the house. It was also thoughtful that he left some of the baby gear in place, knowing we would have young ones. Great location, beautiful view of the city and close to a grocery store. Loved the parking in driveway. We were comfortable with 4 adults and 2 kids. Will hopefully be back!
Bruce was friendly and tried to accommodate our needs by setting up a crib, and placing a highchair and doggy bowls for us upon arrival. Indeed he is very speedy with email/text communications.
Pros: The house is nice with plenty of sf charm, as is the yard. Most of the amenities were provided as listed. The neighborhood is convenient, and the nearby Walter Haas park is definitely a plus- we took our son every night.
Cons: (lowered star rating): This was my first time with Airbnb, but when I filter for whole home rentals and see a backyard in the pics, I expect to have the backyard. Bruce came into the yard nearly everyday to work, so we did not feel welcome there, nor could we allow our dog out. He also chose to paint the deck on our first night- claiming we would have access the next day. Unfortunately the paint did not dry that quickly. While the shower may well have been remodeled in 2013, it has a leak below the wand so it sprays everywhere, decreasing the water pressure and generally causing a slippery mess. The home appears to have 2 smoke detectors in the hallways, both of which lacked batteries; and there were no smoke detectors in the bedrooms, which I'm pretty sure is illegal, aside from the false advertising issue. Be sure to note these issues, if they continue to exist, within 24 hours to Airbnb, as I failed to do. We could fit 2 vehicles in the driveway, but we did not know that garbage night would require us moving a vehicle for a day, so the trash bins could be put out and returned. I did not respond to Bruce's text right away because I was 5 minutes away and about to move the car per his request, so he contacted my mother- whose number he had because she was there doing childcare onsite during the day..that was weird at best.
Neutral fyi (no stars deducted): Maybe a crib and highchair are enough to be designated family/kid friendly. But for my mobile entropy-loving 15-month-old the space was not suitable. There are many trinkets, books and ceramics which we had to rearrange/move to prevent damage. There are two sets of stairs which were difficult to block- we had to move some furniture, as our safety gate was not wide enough. The cabinet handles were securable with cable ties, luckily. Honestly we rented this place for our dog to have the yard otherwise we would have gotten a hotel room, which would require less baby-proofing etc., but oh well.
Other folks might not experience the intrusion we felt, as we booked quite late, out of necessity. So it seemed Bruce had planned to do maintenance work during a vacancy and despite taking our money (full rate) chose to go ahead anyway, since he had taken time off from work.
Very spacious and well appointed home in a great location! We live around the corner and needed a place to live while we had some construction completed. Bruce was very responsive and friendly. Thanks!
What a great house! I stayed here with a few friends for my birthday weekend. We had plenty of space to spread out, while still feeling comfortable. The bed in the master bedroom was EXTREMELY comfortable; I heard no complaints from the other guests. The view is also killer - on a clear day, we could see all the way to Marin. I would definitely stay here again!
We had such a lovely stay at Bruce's home. He was very accommodating to our needs no matter what the time was. The neighborhood and home was perfect for our party of 7. I couldn't have had a better stay at this location, most of the materials were provided and the supermarket was literally a short walk away. Bruce was a great host and would definitely recommend him.