About this listing
I am renting a furnished bedroom in my lovely light filled airy Noe Valley 2br apartment. Couples or additional guests will be considered on a case by case basis and for short stays.
It is the top floor unit of a 2 unit building - no upstairs neighbors means it's very quiet - and the downstairs neighbor is great, mellow and easy going. There are no attached buildings on any side of this building so the apartment gets lots of great light and fresh air! The apartment is furnished but I will make room for you to make yourself at home. The apartment is a 2br/1ba. Your bedroom has large south facing windows so gets lots of great light! It has one closet and is fully furnished and all linens will be provided.
You will be sharing the apartment with me and my very sweet well behaved small dog. She loves company but isn't intrusive and doesn't make a ton of noise... Unfortunately no additional pets are allowed. I'm a 42yo woman and am a freelance prop stylist. I have lots of nice cool things and I love my home and am always excited to share it with others so they can enjoy it too. And I have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for most of my life so can share lots of tips and suggestions for your time in San Francisco. Also, there is a living room between the two bedrooms so there is some privacy between the rooms.
The apartment is a 1900 Edwardian with some nice modern updates. There is central heat and a washer dryer in the apartment. The kitchen was redone a few years ago with granite countertop and new fridge and gas stove. Microwave. And lots of great pots and beautiful dishes. I am a vegetarian so prefer to rent to vegetarian friendly tenants. The living room is cozy and I have a flatscreen tv, and there is a landline, cable and WIFI. There is no smoking allowed in the apartment.
The apartment is located on 26th St between Noe Street and Castro St - close to the 24 bus and the J Church for easy public transportation. Street parking is easy and no neighborhood parking permit is required. The street is quiet at night and super safe. The neighborhood is mostly young professionals creative people, and families. It is a 5min walk to the 24th St shopping stretch of Noe Valley that has a Whole Foods Market, a lovely saturday farmer's market and plenty of cafes and restaurants, and post office and boutiques etc. And it's only a short walk to the Mission District with a million great bars, restaurants and shops. There are lots of great San Francisco vistas within walking distance and plenty of short scenic walks nearby!
I've lived here almost 10 years and I love love love it. And am happy to answer whatever questions you may have...
No smoking in the apartment. Guests are welcome to use the kitchen but I prefer to keep a fresh mostly vegetarian kitchen. I am friendly and relaxed but prefer the apartment me mellow and quiet after 9or so. No additional guests/socializing.
Esther was such a gracious host. Everything was perfect including the location and cozy feel of the apartment. Esther made me feel right at home and Gertie is the sweetest! I would recommend this place to anyone.
Esther was a great host, her space was welcoming and the neighborhood great, close to a great downtown area.
el cuarto era amplio, limpio y comodo, con suficiente espacio para un solo. El departamento esta ubicado en una zona tranquila y cercana a comercios, fácil de acceder caminando.
Cerca de transportes para acceder al centro y otras zonas.
La anfitriona poco comunicativa y no me sentía comoda en su casa, me sentía observada en cada movimiento.
Esther was a fantastic host for my first time in San Francisco. She was very accommodating, and gracious. Also, the room has great lighting and comfortable. Highly reccomended. I would stay here again!
Esther is awesome! She answers very quickly and is very nice. She provides you with everything you need. The room is very comfortable. The neighborhood is really nice and the apartment is walking distance from restaurants and shops.
Darling and comfortable space, central location in a beautiful and safe area of town, and the best host I could have asked for! Esther was friendly and so helpful, giving me recommendations on everything from areas to live (I was mid-move) to restaurants- but, I definitely had my space, which was important to me as I'm not used to having a housemate. Her dog, Gertie, was just icing on the cake- not used to dogs, either, but- such a sweetheart! Would definitely recommend this airbnb to anyone.
Esther was a great host. She is a very kind, friendly, and welcoming. The room was clean, quiet, and a great place to catch up on sleep after a long day's work. She had mentioned the possibility of street noise, but it didn't bother me or disturb my sleep at all. The house is a charming two blocks off the J, so it is easy to get downtown and such. I would stay with Esther again.
About the Host, Esther
I am a freelance photo prop stylist for commercial and editorial photography. I am a collector and have a lot of beautiful things in my apartment but almost always think beauty cannot be truly appreciated if it cannot be used. So the things I have are ours to use and enjoy. I am originally from the east coast but have been in California for many years. And I love love love my apartment and my neighborhood and am so excited to share it. And last year I got a small very sweet dog so she's there to enjoy but you wouldn't be responsible for her in anyway.