About this listing
Airy bedroom with a double (full) bed, closet space and private bathroom in charming 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom 1890’s Victorian cottage. Located on a safe, friendly street with historic San Francisco charm.
Relax after a hard day of sightseeing (or work) with kitchen, laundry, internet (the essentials!) handy and available. Cable TV and wireless internet connection are provided.
The bed has fresh linens and blankets and the private bath has white fluffy towels with an assortment of travel necessities.
While we do not smoke, smoking is OK outside (only) and dogs are considered.
Shared space includes a well equipped kitchen with dishwasher and gas stove, dining room/desk space, and an outside deck. Note: self serve or full service laundry and drycleaning are one block away.
Interaction with Guests
My partner and I are long time San Francisco residents and live with a friendly 12 lb dog. We can toss you a key and wish you well or help you map an "insider" tour de force.
The accommodation is relaxed and comfortable: the house is 2 story and we reside in the lower level. Your room and bath share the upper level with our common areas.
While we're often on the move with busy lives (the dog included!) - I make excellent coffee. Note: the dog is a hypoallergenic breed. She has hair (doesn't shed fur) so she's great for allergy-prone guests.
Our street is tree-lined, safe and quiet. The neighborhood boasts some of San Francisco's best weather and there's a convenient bus stop nearby. Corbett Avenue at Hattie Street (our approximate location) is a five minute walk into Castro village. Easily explore multiple parks, tons of restaurants (for every taste and budget!), and the famous Castro Theatre and Mission Dolores.
The Castro Muni station is so close - why drive? I recommend that you enjoy San Francisco without a car (it's easy and cheap) but there is ample street parking with restrictions.
And the BEST part? This house is ideally situated for city-wide exploration!
The Castro Muni station (underground) or the historic Market F-line are a 5 minute walk (or quick bus ride).
Cable Cars, Chinatown, downtown shopping, Fisherman's Wharf, the Ferry Building, AT&T Park, the Haight and Golden Gate Park - they're all easily accessible!
Other Things to Note
We've pinned our location to the Guidebook. Zoom in to better see where our home is located.
If you rent a bike while you're visiting - lock it to our lemon tree! Our property is raised from the street and surrounded by a tall fence for added safety and deterrent protection.
No smoking inside the house.
When you leave, secure the house.
No overnight guests without prior approval.
If one bathroom fails, we share a bathroom until repairs can be made.
No refunds for early check out.
You are 100% responsible for the bike locked to the lemon tree. :)
Bruce and Mo were the perfect hosts for my first Airbnb experience, and their dog Roxy is the sweetest. They answered all of my ridiculous questions and made me feel right at home. I fell in love with SF and would definitely stay with them again when I come back!
Bruce, Mo and Roxy are wonderful hosts. This was my first experience using Airbnb, and I felt like I was staying with friends. They were very welcoming, the room was cozy, and the neighborhood was beautiful. I highly recommend the Castro Cottage!
Such a beautiful house with equally as beautiful hosts. Bruce and his partner made me feel right at home and were extremely helpful in giving me informations of the local area and public transport. I have particularly appreciated the private bathroom after a week of hiking in the Western National Parks ! The house is perfect and well situated for sightseeing in Castro area by foot or get the metro lines at Castro station.
Bruce, Mo, and Roxy were like family away from family. Especially, being a woman traveling alone, it was nice to have someone to welcome you home and hear about your day. Bruce and Mo both made a point to say they would socialize as little or as much as I wished. Fresh flowers and little gestures made the experience extra nice. The bed was very comfortable and nice soft sheets. The whole house was decorated beautifully, and the bedroom and bath provided the right amount of privacy. Both Bruce and Mo got to know me, and offered local activities based on my interests. Roxy (cute schnauzer) was lovable, well trained, and snuggly.
Stayed at Bruce and Mo while looking for an apartment in the city. They helped me a lot !!! They are great !
My stay at Bruce and Mo's home was great! Especially caused by those incredible nice hosts! Both they were very helpful, communicative and responsive and had always time for a little chat. I really felt comfortable all the time during my whole stay and enjoyed their company much! And their little dog Roxy .... She is soooo cute and lovely and I absolutely took her into my heart. The home is exactly as described in a very nice, quiet and safe area and so central. Everything was clean and so cosy . I really appreciate it to be their guest. Absolutely recommendable!
My stay at Bruce and Mo's home exceeded all my expectations. I was so comfortable in their pleasant, quiet home in a scenic (hilly) and peaceful neighborhood. I loved the short walks to parks and open spaces with expansive vistas, yet also close to transportation.
Bruce and Mo and their sweet dog Roxy provided warmth, friendship and great company, yet I had much privacy too, a great combination. I highly recommend.