Entire home/apt
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
Per Night
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About this listing

Classic San Francisco home (Edwardian) in the heart of San Francisco. Located 10 minutes walk from: Fisherman's Wharf, Little Italy, Chinatown, Coit Tower, Lombard (Crookedest) Street etc. and the cable car stops just around the corner. Tons of great restaurants and cafes within a short walk from front door.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: $60
Security Deposit: $200
Cancellation: Strict

Description

The space

ABOUT THE HOUSE

Ground floor of two story Edwardian house in a little one-block long alley in North Beach built in the early 1900's. We share a common front door. I live upstairs and guests have exclusive use of the ground floor living area (please see below regarding privacy). The house is an easy 10 minutes walk to many famous San Francisco landmarks - Coit Tower, Little Italy, Washington Square Park, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, Lombard Street, Ghiradelli Square etc. With a Walk Score of 94 out of 100, this puts my place in the "Walker's Paradise" category on the WalkScore website. Cable car stop merely yards away from front door, and the historic F line street cars stop is only 10 minutes walk away at Fisherman's Wharf. For a $2.50 fare, the street cars will take you along the Embarcadero to the Ferry Building, along Market Street all the way out to the Castro area. There are plenty of bike rental shops just around the corner and lots of great restaurants, bars and cafes (including a stand-up comedy venue) a short walk from the house.

Permit Number: STR-318

YOUR OWN SPACE

We share a front door, but unlike most other listings, other than your own bedroom, you also have your own bathroom, living room and a fully equipped kitchen. Like many bathrooms in older homes, the one provided is on the smaller side, but you have exclusive use of it. I live independently upstairs. Please note: the Guest's ground floor area is reached through a corridor next to the stairs leading upstairs to the area where I reside. While this provides a high degree of privacy, it does not guarantee total privacy provided by a door separating the two floors. Your queen bed is extra comfy with a luxurious mattress and cotton sheets. I also provide pure cotton towels for the bathroom and a hair dryer.

TRANSPORTATION FROM SFO

If you don't have too much luggage, I recommend taking the BART train which leaves directly from SFO Airport. The Hyatt Hotel is right beside the Embarcadero Station and from there, you can catch a taxi to 31 Jansen (about a 10 minute ride). Alternatively, you can take the 30 Stockton bus on Kearny St. about a half block from the Montgomery Station ($2.25 bus fare, you'll need exact change).

I don't recommend taking a shuttle van. In my experience, the van goes first to all the City hotels, then the Fisherman's Wharf hotels before taking passengers to residential addresses. The experience can be frustratingly long and tedious. Not fun, especially after a long flight.

The taxi fare from SFO is around $55 to $75 each way depending on traffic. A town car limousine service is around $100 each way.

I can also recommend reaching my place from SFO by using the car-share service Uber. If you have not downloaded the Uber app to your smartphone, you can sign on using this discount code: jhoqp

Doing so, you will get a $15 credit towards your first ride and that should make the ride to my place around $35.

PARKING

San Francisco, especially North Beach is a pedestrian-friendly place (Walk Score is 94: see first paragraph above). You'll see a lot more going around by public transportation and on foot. Parking generally in San Francisco is expensive and difficult. Unless you plan to drive to San Francisco, or take side trips out of town (for example, to Napa or Santa Cruz), I suggest not having a car. There is 2 hour street parking (between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm) on my street and in the neighborhood as well as metered parking near shops. Availability of street parking is not too bad for San Francisco especially during the week, but can be a little challenging on weekend evenings. There are secure garages close by. The nearest is at the corner of Filbert and Columbus (721 Filbert), about a block and a half away. Rates are $10 Early Bird (in by 11 am out by 7 pm), $20 max.

You can also easily pick up a Car Share rental (e.g. 2 Zipcars are stationed next door) or Citycarshare a block away.

ABOUT ME

I am a semi-retired single guy who has lived in the Bay Area for almost 20 years. I have a little dog, a Westie, who loves having guests. I know a lot about the local businesses, so feel free to ask me for recommendations.

Guest access

We share a common front door, but otherwise Guests will have exclusive use of the bedroom, bathroom, living room and kitchen on the ground floor. I live upstairs where I have my own facilities. Please see note regarding privacy above under "Your Own Space."

CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT TIMES

Check out is at noon and Check in is at or after 2:00 pm.

Check In: I make a point of greeting all my guests when they check in, and I'm a late sleeper, so a late check in is not a problem. Please let me know in advance what time you expect to arrive and if your travel plans are delayed or change.

Check out: If you need a late check out, here's my policy: if I don't have a guest checking in the day you check out, then you're welcome to a late check out. Otherwise, you are welcome to leave your bags in the hall by noon, and return any time later in the day to retrieve your bags.

Interaction with guests

Guests have a lot of privacy. Upon checking in, I can provide as much advice and information as they require, and will be on hand most of the time to provide whatever extra guidance and help as needed. However, if you wish more interaction - perhaps an evening chat over a glass of wine, coffee at a local coffee shop or would like to sit down with me to help you plan your activities, would like me to be a personal guide to certain areas, advice on where to shop, what to see, restaurant recommendations etc, I am totally open to that too.

The neighborhood

North Beach has been described as "the heart of San Francisco" and my place can be described as being in the heart of North Beach. From the front door, it's an easy 10-15 minute walk to Little Italy, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, Telegraph Hill, Lombard Street, Russian Hill etc. Or, you can catch a bus or cable car from stops just around the corner to get to Downtown. There are numerous great restaurants and coffee shops just a short walk away.

Getting around

The bus and cable car stops are mere yards away from the front door. In addition, you can rent a Zipcar from just next door. Ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft (I like Uber Pool) are easy, convenient and will normally arrive in less than 5 minutes. Here is an Uber code for new downloads of the Uber app - jhoqp. It will give you $15 credit on your first ride.

Other things to note

Alcatraz tours are very popular. The ferries and tours leave from Pier 33, an easy 15 minute walk away. However, it is advisable to purchase tickets online well in advance.

Permit Number: STR-0000318


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is after 2PM

* Maximum 2 persons, unless approved by host.
* Please note the check in is at 2:00 pm and check out is Noon. For early check-ins, if I don't have a guest checking out the day of arrival, that is not a problem. Otherwise, you can arrive before 2:00 pm, leave your bags in the hall, go to one of the many wonderful cafes and restaurants in the neighborhood and the place will be ready for you when you return on or after 2:00 pm. Late night check in is also not a problem.
* I do have a medium size dog, but to avoid potential pet-on-pet conflicts, I ask that guests leave their pets at home.
* strictly no smoking please.
* no guests without prior consent.
* please note these additional terms:

Terms of Accommodation

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, REMEDIES AND OBLIGATIONS. THESE INCLUDE VARIOUS LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS, AND A CLAUSE THAT GOVERNS THE JURISDICTION AND VENUE OF DISPUTES.

Key Terms

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Host provides Guest with the right to use and enjoy certain premises listed by Host on and booked by Guest through the Site, Services and Application (the “Accommodations”). By booking the Accommodations through the Site, Services and Application, you agree to comply with and be legally bound by the terms and conditions of these Terms of Accommodation ("Terms"). These Terms govern your right to use and enjoy the Accommodations and constitute a binding legal agreement between you and Host. Please read carefully these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, you have no right to use and enjoy Accommodations and your booking with the Host shall be deemed to be cancelled immediately in accordance with the cancellation policy contained in Airbnb’s Terms of Service.

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Modification

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Limitation of Liability

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF YOUR BOOKING OF ANY ACCOMMODATIONS VIA THE SITE, APPLICATION AND SERVICES, YOUR USE OF THE PREMISES DESCRIBED IN THE BOOKING AND ANY EVENT OCCURRING ON THE PREMISES DURING YOUR STAY WITH THE HOST REMAINS WITH YOU. NEITHER THE HOST NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN YOUR STAY WITH THE HOST WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA OR LOSS OF GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE INTERNET OR OTHER COMMUNICATION, ELECTRICAL OR ELECTRONIC SYSTEM PROVIDED BY THE HOST OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE ACCOMMODATIONS, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL OR BODILY INJURY OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS, FROM YOUR STAY WITH THE HOST, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT HOST HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, EVEN IF A LIMITED REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT WILL HOST’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS AND YOUR USE OF THE PREMISES PROVIDED BY THE HOST EXCEED THE AMOUNTS YOU HAVE PAID OR OWE FOR BOOKINGS VIA THE SITE, APPLICATION AND SERVICES AS A GUEST IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY, OR ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100), IF NO SUCH PAYMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE, AS APPLICABLE. THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN HOST AND YOU. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Indemnification

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Entire Agreement

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Assignment

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Controlling Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms will be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of California and the United States of America, without regard to its conflict-of-law provisions. You and Host agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of a state court located in San Francisco County, San Francisco, California or a United States District Court, Northern District of California located in San Francisco, California.


General


The failure of Host to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by Host or a duly authorized representative of Host. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise. If for any reason an arbitrator or a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

Availability
3 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 01, 2016 - Feb 28, 2017 the minimum stay is 2 nights.

Your Host


Peter

Peter

San Francisco, California, United States · Joined in August 2011

I'm a semi-retired educator living with a sweet and frisky Westie. I grew up in Australia but have been living in the U.S. over twenty years. I love to cook and travel.

Having lived in North Beach in San Francisco for over a decade, I know the City and neighborhood quite well. So, if you have any special travel desires or if you need any advice about visiting San Francisco, I'd be more than happy to help you plan a special experience or event. Just drop me a line before you arrive.

Response rate: 100%(last 10 contacts)
Response time: within an hour

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