outdoor jacuzzi w/ room Noe/Castro

Apartment - Private room · Eureka St, San Francisco, CA 94114, United States
Mark

Would you like to relax in a hot tub and watch the lights of the city on Twin Peaks after a gorgeous day of sightseeing and then return to your spacious private room with a comfortable queen-sized bed? Street parking is usually within 100 meters.

Your host, Mark
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Would you like to relax in a hot tub and watch the lights of the city on Twin Peaks after a gorgeous day of sightseeing and then return to your spacious private room with a comfortable queen-sized bed? Street parking is usually within 100 meters.

The Space

Nestled between the Noe Valley and the Castro neighborhoods in San Francisco, this spacious, sunny home floats four floors above the street and commands a panorama of Twin Peaks, Upper Market and Eureka Valley. In the afternoon, curl up on the couch in the sun-flooded living room and enjoy the company of the two sweet, loving dogs. Or cook dinner in the state-of-the-art galley kitchen with granite countertops, Viking range, and stainless steel appliances.

PARKING IS EXTREMELY EASY!
San Francisco is well-known for being a terrible place to park, but not near my house. No permits are required and there is no time limit and I have never failed to find a space within a block, usually within 50 meters. Street cleaning is only every second week for two hours.

Guest Access

You will have one bedroom to yourself and three bathrooms to share with other guests - if there are any. I have my own bathroom for myself. The dogs will not be in your space unless you invite them. The way the house is situated, your room is way down the hall from the rest of the house, so it is quite private. The kitchen, decks, and living room are all available to you. I have a cozy, quiet back deck with tons of plants, morning sun, and a bistro table for meals; while the front deck has the panoramic view and jacuzzi.
- The bed is queen sized and made with soft clean linens (I have professional housekeepers) and a down comforter and two pillows.
- The closet and dresser are available for your clothes while you stay.
- There are windows (with blinds and/or curtains) facing east and west.
- I offer self-service breakfast (muesli/granola) and fruit and a non-dairy milk, coffee and tea, and there is space in the refrigerator for you.
- Free Wifi
- I can provide you with shampoo, conditioner, soap, and razors.
- I have a huge (maybe 52 inches?) flat screen TV in the living room with 800 channels (rough guess), which you are welcome to view. I have some SF-oriented films which may interest you.
- There is a washer/dryer, iron and ironing board.
- I'll provide maps, tourist guides, suggested sights and travel tips.

Interaction with Guests

I speak German fluently as well as some French, Spanish and Italian. When you arrive, I will greet you, give you a tour, introduce you to the dogs, Portia and Cassius, and answer any questions you may have. I am a native Californian and have lived in San Francisco almost 20 years. I'm happy to share anything I know about this fantastic city! My mother is a travel agent so helping people find hidden gems is in our genes.
Some guests prefer some interaction and guidance and others prefer their privacy so I respond according to your desires.

The Neighborhood

Given how quiet and peaceful my home is, it's hard to imagine my house is in the exact center of San Francisco, just a five minute walk in either director to the commercial centers of Noe Valley and the Castro with scores of great restaurants, cafés and boutiques. I doubt there is cuisine you can imagine which you cannot find within walking distance from my house. There is Italian, tapas, sushi, Thai, burritos, Indian, burgers, Chinese, Peruvian and scores more nearby.
The Castro is also famous for it's truly independent theater with rare festivals and it's grand Wurlitzer organ played before screenings.

Getting around

Getting downtown or to tourist sights is easy with convenient public transportation (the 35 bus stops 50 meters away), or it’s a 7 minute walk to the MUNI Castro station which shoots you downtown in minutes) or the K, L, M, T, S lines and historic street cars can take you all over the city.
If you drive here you can find parking within a block – a rarity in SF!
Dolores Park is about a 10 minute walk away.
The Mission, Cole Valley, Duboce Triangle and Upper and Lower Haight are close by for people who like to walk, or cheaply accessible by cab or rideshare due to my central location.
Powell Street and Union Square are about 25 minutes with Muni (including the walk). Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, Ghiradelli Square, Coit Tower, Golden Gate Park (including the DeYoung Museum and the Japanese Tea Garden), Ocean Beach, San Francisco Airport and the Golden Gate Bridge are all about 20 minutes away by car.

Other Things to Note

One of my dogs, Portia, loves everyone right away and Cassius is a bit more reserved. He is very sweet when he decides he likes you after a couple of minutes. He does better with people with experience living with dogs or that are dog-lovers. If you are scared of dogs or don't like canines, my place is probably not for you. WHEN YOU WRITE ME, PLEASE CONFIRM THAT YOU ARE DOG-FRIENDLY.

I have another room for rent in my house next to this room - but they don't share a wall.

In the fall I had the carpet professionally steam cleaned and it was painted in February.

There are hooks for towels on the inside of the bedroom door.

Airbnb is my livelihood and I survive by my reputation. If any element of your stay in below 5 stars, let me know while you are here so I can fix it.

I'm committed to social change so I'm going to donate 10% of any profits I make from your stay to local social justice charities.

GETTING HERE FROM THE AIRPORT
In summary: quicker costs more.
Taxi cabs cost about $55 plus tip and generally take 20-30 minutes.
Shuttles (shared vans with 2-10 passengers) cost about $20 but can take 30-120 minutes depending on with whom you share. Tell them the neighborhood is Noe (pronounced "no E") or Castro, or give them the intersection of Eureka and 21st Street (not avenue!!). Eureka doesn't go into the avenues but careless drivers can err.
BART is the cheapest way to my house and you can take it to 24th or 16th Street. From there you can either take a taxi cab, bus or walk. Use the internet to coordinate public transportation. If you walk, it could take 20-45 minutes and there are steep hills. A cab might cost you about $10 from the BART station.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 1
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $250
Cleaning Fee: $45
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
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  • Marks place is really great. Perfect location with beautiful view. He's set the house up so it feels more like a boutique guesthouse so you can feel right at home. Two thumbs up!

    July 2014
  • Unfortunately I didn't get to meet Mark, but I did meet his house-sitter who was wonderful. She "warned" me that one of the dogs might be a little bit unfriendly, but both dogs were very sweet to me. The house and the neighborhood were beautiful and there was no noise or any problems. As far as I'm concerned the food offerings were perfect because they exactly match what I eat for breakfast normally! My only caution to prospective guests is that it's a steep climb up to the house from the metro station.

    July 2014
  • Mark has a great home in a perfect location. The room was clean, tidy and the bed was comfortable. While Mark couldn't be there, his friend Shandra was friendly and accommodating. She met us for a tour, introduction to the dogs and made sure we were doing well during our stay! The outdoor Jacuzzi is amazing with great views and private location. Overall, the home is in a central area with easy access to everything and very well maintained. The neighborhood is quiet and neighborly!

    July 2014
  • Can't say enough good things about this place. Mark was not around, but we were helped settle in by Shandra, who was really nice. It is quiet, clean, very well appointed, amazing views, great location--you could just go on.

    Would definitely come back here next time I'm in the bay area.

    June 2014
  • Really nice spot... very happy with my stay and I'll come back. I particularly enjoyed the wide staircases, multi-floor layout which afforded privacy in the bedroom area, the tall ceilings, and ample light and and airflow. Exactly as pictured, with the additional benefit of location and parking which is not nearly as difficult as the rest of SF. The house sits at the high point of the street and drives in and out of the area were super fast. Internet worked great. The place was very clean, and Mark is very concerned with recycling. Dogs are great. I would have enjoyed the jacuzzi, but it was a little windy. Amazing view from both sides of the house. I'll definitely be back.

    June 2014
  • We spend 4 nights at Mark appartement.
    The appartement is well situated (10 mn walk from public transport,...). The room is beatiful and the flat is also great.
    Unfortunatly we haven't had the opportunity to test the jacuzzi (not very hot weather).
    Mark is a great host, very sympathic.
    Only one "bad" point : light breakfast, only coffee and banana/pears,... light for the price, compared to what we experienced in others Air BnB.

    June 2014
  • We enjoyed Mark's hospitality. The room (and bathroom) were very clean and comfortable. The queen bed was perfect: we slept well. His condo is very quiet and has a lovely view. Mark is very pleasant and eager to orient you to his home, neighborhood and S.F. It was fun watching a little bit of the World Cup with him. He was an excellent host. The neighborhood is very convenient and nice. We would definitely recommend staying with him. When we return to S. F., we will try to arrange our stay with him again.

    June 2014
  • Even though we didn't get a chance to meet Mark, his lovely friend Chandra made us feel at home. Mark's place is nice and clean and his dogs are lovely. We spent most of our time in the city, but when it was time to relax, nothing was better than the Twin Peaks view from the jacuzzi on the rooftop.

    Looking forward for another trip to SF soon!

    June 2014
  • Just one of the small but very comfortable features: when you enter the apartment at night floor lights switch on automatically as you walk through the house. Very convenient, very welcoming, and that catches the entire experience at Mark's place. Locations excellent (walking distance to Castro), free parking, amazing views and terraces, good bed, very clean and quiet. Everything is so light and spacious. The dogs are sweet!
    The only little snag I discovered: Mark's bet that Germany wins this year's Soccer World Championship. Obviously he's wrong, The Netherlands will be crowned as Champions in July.

    June 2014
  • Mark was a great host. This apartment is a real sanctuary in one of the coolest areas of San Fran. I would recommend it to anyone.

    May 2014
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I am a filmmaker who is passionate about civil rights and social justice. I have two cute dogs. I consult with small businesses and write little things here and there. I have lived in Europe for many years and speak some Western European languages to some extent.
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