About this listing
Unbeatable location (just off 18th & Valencia). Amazing bed. Spacious apartment. Friendly hosts. High-speed wifi. Clean bathroom. Full kitchen with all the essentials. Easy access to public transport. Vibrant night life and restaurant scene.
Unbeatable location (just off 18th & Valencia). Spacious apartment. Friendly hosts. High-speed wifi, TV with with computer hookups. Clean bathroom. Full kitchen with all the essentials. Easy access to public transport.
The apartment overall is bright and unusually large for San Francisco.
PLEASE NOTE: We use this listing for all three rooms in our apartment (see photos) so please inquire as to which room is available for the dates you're looking at. The rooms are very similar: all three are bright and have truly glorious queen beds, two have bay windows and two have desks. You're welcome to sleep three in the bed, or if you prefer, we can give you an air mattress to sleep a third person, which easily fits in any of the three rooms. If you want to squeeze in a fourth, send me a message and we can discuss.
The living room is sunny and spacious with bay windows, the comfiest sofa you'll ever sink into and a new flat screen TV with hook-ups to pretty much any computer or iPad for all your movie and TV watching needs.
The kitchen is clean and offers all the essentials for any cooking you choose to do when you're not exploring the city's vibrant restaurant scene.
The house has one bathroom, which is shared and has a separate bath/shower room and toilet room. We keep both clean and well stocked.
What's ours is yours! (With the small exception of some of the food in the fridge) We're happy to share. Pots and pans, cooking ingredients, coffee and breakfast food in the morning, the TV, even toothpaste if you need it!
We'll provide you with clean sheets, towels, shampoo and soap when you arrive. There will be coffee, bread, eggs, milk and cereal in house, to which you are always welcome.
If you're arriving when we're not home, we have a lockbox so we'll make sure you're able to get in as soon as you arrive and we'll be around at some point to introduce ourselves.
We're also available by phone most of the time so please feel free to give us a call if you need any help making plans, getting things booked or figuring out logistics for your stay in advance.
Interaction with Guests
My roommate and I are both friendly, love meeting new people and are both experienced travelers. If you want to hang out and talk, we're down. If you want privacy and time to yourself, we get that too. If you need recommendations for restaurants, bars, activities or anything else, we know the city and we're more than happy to point you in the right direction.
There'll usually be two of us around but how much we'll be in the apartment will depend on the day. We both work Monday to Friday so we're mostly around on weekends and in the evenings during the week.
We occasionally have two of our three rooms rented out so there's a chance you will be sharing the house with another guest. If you aren't comfortable with that, let me know so I can check whether we have one or two rooms up for rent on the days you are booking.
The Mission is San Francisco's most happening neighborhood and we are right at the center of it.
We're a five minute walk from the famous Dolores Park, you can see Valencia Street from our living room and there are literally hundreds of the city's best restaurants and bars within high-heel friendly walking distance. There's even a grocery store across the street if you feel like doing some cooking. The location could not be better.
We're 2 blocks from a BART stop (the cities underground train system) and there are 5 major bus stops within a block of the house. Getting around from here is as easy as it gets in San Francisco.
Other Things to Note
Please be aware that we are not a hotel and we do not operate like a hotel. While we do everything we can to make your stay as comfortable, convenient and enjoyable as possible, both my roommate and I work full time so we rely on our guests to handle room changeovers.
This means you will likely need to make up your own bed when you arrive (we will provide you with a full set of clean sheets) and leave the room as you found it when you depart.
We're very flexible so if you have a specific request, let me know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
As a general rule, we simply ask that you recognize you are sharing our home with us, and not staying in a hotel.
The only specific rule we have is that you should leave the room as you found it. We have the room professionally cleaned regularly but we do not have the room cleaned between every guest. This approach works extremely well and allows us to accommodate short stays, not charge a cleaning fee and be very flexible with checkin/out times.