A typical sunny afternoon in the living roomLiving room with fireplace

Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds
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Two comfortable, quiet guest rooms and private baths in well-appointed and stylish townhouse. On top of one of the famous SF Hills, in the desirable Potrero Hill neighborhood. Great views! Easy transportation & street parking.

The space

A cozy, sunlit filled contemporary, comfortable townhouse with two bedrooms, and two bathrooms (master bedroom with bath ensuite). All at the tippy top of Potrero Hill with incredible views overlooking the City. Bamboo hardwood floors throughout. Gas stove, dishwasher, washer/dryer in unit, WiFi, cable. Quiet and interesting neighborhood, with easy street parking, close to great restaurants (Chez Papa, Aperto, Piccino, Serpentine, etc...), shops (Whole Foods, Good Life Grocery, Chiotras Market, etc...), and public transportation (SF Muni Lines 10, 19, 48, and 22) and the CalTrain at Pennsylvania & 22nd Street. Near UC Mission Bay, CCA (Calif. College of Arts), easy proximity to the Mission, SOMA, downtown SF, Hwys 280 and 101.

Just a note: This is my home/primary residence, but there are occasions when I travel or can make arrangements to be elsewhere if there are guests interested in renting the whole place. I do have a home office in the lowest floor of the house, that I'd perhaps come and go from, as needed and with coordinating of schedules. All of those logistics can be discussed, of course, when a booking is made, or during your stay here.

This is a very special place to call 'home' on your next trip to the San Francisco Bay Area!

SAN FRANCISCO SHORT-TERM RESIDENTIAL RENTAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: STR-(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) FRANCISCO SHORT-TERM RESIDENTIAL RENTAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: STR - (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) (Please note that the Airbnb platform blocks the actual number from showing, thinking it is a "phone number." I am registered host number thirty-six.)

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.

Guest access

Guests may use the kitchen, and do a bit of laundry, if needed. I have all of the basics for cooking on hand, and just request that if anything is used up by a guest, that they please replace it before they depart.

Interaction with guests

Depending on the situation, I am around to have a visit, make suggestions of places to go, things to do, or where to eat. On occasion a meal is shared.

Other things to note

I am located at the top of a fairly steep hill, so being in good enough shape to walk up it (and having good, comfortable shoes) is a plus! San Francisco STR-0000036

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: 150
Security Deposit: 500
Weekend Price: 380 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Please treat my home with respect, and leave it as you found it. Smoking is permitted outdoors only, on the deck (not inside!). No pets.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

3 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

26 Reviews

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Shyam User Profile
May 2017
Cathryn's place is truly a Nest. Sunny, cozy, beautiful views of the Golden gate and the fog. The location is also perfect up on a hill and about 4-5miles from North beach. The house is very immaculate and a collectors delight, beautifully decorated with nice touches everywhere. The kitchen is a foodies' delight. The communication and coordination with Cathryn was superb. I find the place just perfect and will surely go back someday again.
Cathryn User ProfileCathryn is a superhost.
Response from Cathryn:
Thanks, Shyam! Would be happy to have you visit again when you're back in this part of the world...Cheers! Cathryn
May 2017

Beverly User Profile
May 2017
Beds were super comfortable. House was well stocked with amenities. Nice to have neighbor take care of taking garbage, recycling, compost out to curb & back. Every spice you could need, extra pillows & blankets, towels. Lovely view of mountains & buildings, sunset. Very bright & light. Lots of stairs in townhouse. House very well decorated with interesting art. Lots of plants which help make it feel like a home. This was our first Airbnb and we would definitely rent again from Cathryn. Try it & enjoy!
Cathryn User ProfileCathryn is a superhost.
Response from Cathryn:
Thanks, Beverly! Glad you were able to enjoy your time at The Nest!
May 2017

Jamie User Profile
March 2017
Very comfortable place, amazing views (can even see the Golden Gate Bridge!) and an amazing host who truly cares for the neighborhood and making your stay the best it can be.

Cj User Profile
January 2017
This sweet house was a superb, above and beyond what we needed. Clean space, full of wonderful art works and useful amenities, comfy beds, scenic views, and safe neighborhood. We all said this was the most comfortable and fascinating stay in our entire Airbnb traveling life.
Cathryn User ProfileCathryn is a superhost.
Response from Cathryn:
Thank you, Cj! Glad you appreciated my home, and thanks for taking such good care of it while you were here!
January 2017

Jim User Profile
December 2016
the experience exceeded our expectations in every way:location, views,furnishings,private and public spaces, and a welcoming host. we chose the property based on proximity to our son's apartment, views of the city, and private sleeping spaces. this was our first experience with AirB&B, we will definitely do it again.

Nicholas User Profile
November 2016
Cathryn was the perfect host. Her space is inviting, open and charming, looking out on the great valley vista off of Portero Hill. We had a great stay. She was easy to communicate with, responsive and clear, open and friendly. Thanks Cathryn for such a great experience.

Marie User Profile
September 2016
We did not actually meet Cathryn but thoroughly enjoyed spending some time in her lovely nest on Potrero Hill. Cathryn is a well organised host who left us clear instructions/suggestions and a local friend as a contact should we require anything in her absence. There was a plethora of guide books and local magazines with interesting suggestions for places to eat, see and things to do. It was a great experience. The nest is a very eclectically put together home that is very functional and relaxing. The kitchen is amongst the most well stocked I have encountered and great to cook in if you didn't feel like going out every evening. Location was lovely with easy access to downtown and we thoroughly enjoyed the sunset views as well as local cafes and restaurants. All in all a great stay. Thank you!

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San Francisco, California, United StatesJoined in March 2010
Cathryn User ProfileCathryn is a superhost.

Mature but young at heart. Interested in the arts, music, good food, the outdoors, and all that Northern California has to offer. Longtime resident and very knowledgeable about where to go, what to see & do in and around San Francisco Bay Area.

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