See the real San Francisco above the fog. My home would give you an unforgettable memory of San Francisco. No matter if you stay for a few days or few weeks, you would appreciate the beauty of the city a lot more when you leave.
Our home is 1100 square feet and is fully remodeled. It is on a quiet residential area but very close to restaurants and parks.
PARKING is really super easy close to our home which is very rare for San Francisco.
There are two pretty big bedrooms in our home, each with a comfortable queen bed, so two couples can easily stay at our place. There is a sofa bed in the living and a fully equipped kitchen. There are lots of natural lights during the day and recess light everywhere for nights.
You can start a fabulous day at our home by watching the sun as it rises and relax in the evening on our balcony and enjoy the beautiful sunset light on downtown SF.
We are half a block from Buena Vista park (3rd largest park in SF) and if you go up there you will have beautiful view of golden gate park on clear days. There are 4 tennis courts within a block of our home.
During the day, if you want to go to downtown, you can walk 3 blocks and take Muni and be in downtown in less than 15 minutes. Bus 37 also stops half a block from our home.
If you don't have a car and don't want to use public transit, you can get everywhere in the city with Uber or Lyft or sidecar.
If at the end of the day, you decided that you want to relax and cook at home, we have a fully equipped kitchen (stove, oven, fridge, dishwasher, toaster, microwave, coffee maker), but if you were in the mood for restaurants and bars, you can just walk a few blocks and get to the best restaurants of SF.
Our street is very residential and quiet, but you can walk to restaurants on Divisadero, Cole valley, Castro, Valencia, Haight, Nopa and just a short drive from hayes valley, golden gate park, mission, pacific heights.
• Whole Foods Castro (on Market)
• Mollie Stone's (on 18th)
• Safeway on Market
• Courtney Produce II (on 14th)
• L'ardoise Bistro (on Noe)
• Nopa (on Divisadero)
• Canela (on Market)
• Jasmine garden (on 14th)
• Nopalito (on Broderick)
• Frances (on 17th)
• Zazie (on Cole)
•Anchor Oyster Bar (on Castro)
• Dante's Table (on Castro)
• Eiji on Sanchez
• Fable (on Castro)
• Wasabi Bistro (on Castro)
• Hi Tops (on Market)
• Sliders (on Market)
• Pica Pica (on 17th)
• Bar Tartine
• Eureka Grill (on 18th)
• Poesia (on 18th)
• Delfina's (on 18th)
Bars & Clubs
• Midnight Sun (on 18th)
• The Mix (on 18th)
• Club Delux (on Haight)
• Moby Dick (on 18th)
• Last Call (on 18th)
• Badlands (on 18th)
• Toad Hall (on 18th)
• The Edge (on 18th)
• QBar (on Castro)
• 440 (on Castro)
• the Café (on Market)
Coffee & Tea & Bakery
• Thorough Bread & Pastry (on Church)
• Josey Baker Bread (on Divisadero)
•La Boulange de Cole (on Cole)
• Philz Coffee (on 18th)
• Samavor Tea Room (on 18th)
• Starbucks (on 18th)
• Peet’s (on Market)
• Wine Kitchen (on Divisadero)
• Blush (on Castro)
• Swirl (on Castro)
No smoking please; Not even on the balcony.
Only people who have checked in can come to our home. Please no partying and keep it down after 10 pm as a courtesy to our lovely neighbors.
Please turn off the lights and stop all appliances when you leave home.
Absolutely loved this place! We stayed 20 days and it met our expectations. I reread the listing and it's pretty much as described. I was working from the unit so was there most daytime hours.
--the view from the two huge windows as you see in the photos--wake up early!
--kitchen amenities (no more plastic wine glasses, Mike, now even real martini glasses!)
--Noise level. You will hear the upstairs tenant clomping around and occasionally their dog barks, but for the most part QUIET. Night times--great for sleeping.
--PLENTY of extra towels, bedding. Beds COMFORTABLE!
--Cute QUIET neighborhood close to restaurants, bus. I could be at Safeway and Whole Foods in 10 minutes WALKING DOWNHILL but add on 4 minutes walking back UP. Especially the last 2 blocks are STEEP. Castro movie theater about the same distance different direction. Or turn RIGHT out of the unit, add a couple minutes and you're in the Haight. Homeless element present, but never an issue where I felt unsafe. Ever.
No CONS but just know:
--Balcony is small. Two people at most can fit comfortably.
--Furnishings SPARSE. Some plants would be nice?? Artwork on walls is BEAUTIFUL!
--Ceiling lights a bit harsh. So we asked host for a lamp and a couple days later, downstairs neighbor provided us with one! Woo hoo!
--TV ...interesting. No basic cable or satellite. only ROKU with Amazon, Hulu, Youtube. etc.
--half bottle of wine left in fridge when we arrived, lots of open pasta, cereals, etc.
--Make sure you get tutorial about the locks if host does not meet you! Super easy and convenient once you get the hang of it.
--If you plan to walk (we had no car, so can't comment on parking) be aware of the steep hills. Not an issue for us.
We never met Amanda, but she responded to our Emails fairly promptly. Would stay here again!
Amanda was a perfect host and the apartment was lovely. A great location and a great place to stay - highly recommended and I hope to be back!
This was our first stay at airbnb, and I cannot tell you how amazing the experience was hosted by Amanda. From the moment we clicked "book", she greeted us warmly and personally via email. Everything went smoothly when we arrived too. The apartment is in immaculate condition... very clean and very spacious for the city. The location was great too. Easy to get around the city, just make sure to put on your walking shoes as it's up the hill a bit (but that hill gives you an AMAZING view). Can't wait to visit again! Thank you for being such a wonderful host, Amanda!
The apartment is a nice unit with a wonderful view of the city (and lovely sunrises.) The neighborhood is well-maintained and although some of the blocks are steep, the houses are charming. Close to a very nice park. Only 6 or 7 blocks from a Safeway, Whole Foods, great bakery and restaurants. Not adjacent to public transportation, but we used UBER and were very satisfied.
Amazing apartment, incredible views and everything was as advertised. Amanda was very accommodating, and she is serious when she says dont get noisy and bother the neighbors, they are touchy about the sound level. The positive side is that its real easy to take the noise elsewhere, lots of great restaurants nearby and the neighborhood is very walkable and easy to get around.
Rent this place for the views! Unrestricted views from Telegraph Hill to Noe Valley, plus the entire East Bay. A small balcony lets you enjoy the views outdoors. To get those views, the unit sits atop steep hills; you may enjoy those climbs, as we did, or it may be a problem for you. If so, use uber!
The host does not live in this unit, we believe. It is attractively, but sparsely furnished. The beds are comfy, but otherwise bedrooms have little furniture. Some kitchen items are more than adequate, but someone who lives here would own hot pads or gloves for cooking, baking pans so that the oven is useful, and sharper knives. Plastic wine glasses? in California? Only three? We also would upgrade the towels and sheets so that they match the quality of a Hampton Inn.
We liked the neighborhood. Buena Vista Park is a homeless hangout, but it won't affect you unless you spend time there. Nearby homes are lovely; Upper Castro and the Haight are walkable.
The host provided excellent communication. We were uncomfortable, however, that we were told to misrepresent who we were to neighbors.
Thanks a lot for staying at my place, and thanks for your constructive comments. We have the best bakery in town a few blocks away, and lots of wonderful restaurants in walking distance, so I really don't bake much in the apartment, but I will go and buy baking pans and gloves and all the other items you mentioned and put them in the apartment ASAP.
As for the sheets, I had bought Egyption cotton 500 counts.
There are always homeless in the city in almost every neighborhood. However, since we are on top of the hills, I haven't across any in our street.
I always love to go to new places, and live like locals(go to the local's bakery to pick up the bread in the morning, find the small cafe that offer delicious food, ...).
I love airbnb as it let us travel to new places and live in places other than downtown and experience the city like locals do. That is why I am offering my home and I want to share all I know about my city with you to give you the best experience of SF.
Also, I always love to meet new people, and I believe airbnb would let me make lots of new friends.