About this listing
Whether traveling for business or pleasure, at the Spencer House you're staying in a little piece of history. Built in 1896, the Spencer House is the quintessential San Francisco Queen Anne Victorian mansion.
Surround yourself with authentic Victorian comfort in this elegant room facing the backyard. A king bed with pure cotton sheets, down feather pillows and a feather bed that gives a new meaning to “sleeping in a cloud” experience. Spacious private bathroom.
All guests have access to the kitchen, living and dining room, breakfast room, courtyard and the office (computer and printer available to all).
Interaction with Guests
Depending on our guests privacy needs we'll interact accordingly!
Conveniently located right between Haight-Ashbury and the Western Addition, an area that boasts with unique shops and myriad restaurants.
The proximity to so many noteworthy restaurants and bars makes the Spencer House a true food and wine lovers haven.
Aside the close vicinity to Buena Vista and Golden Gate parks, the house has also easy access to public transportation (71 and 6 buses will take you directly to the Embarcadero- Fisherman’s Wharf, Ferry Building, Union Square within 25 minutes or less).
Other Things to Note
Wi-Fi available throughout the property.
No smoking allowed indoors.
Street parking only (unmetered in the surroundings).
*We are now requiring a complete Airbnb profile with at least one previous review or reference from guests that already stayed with us for booking.*
If you are allergic to cats or feathers, the Spencer House is not for you.
ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING is allowed indoors, including guest rooms and respective bathrooms, even by the windows. The courtyard is the designated area for smoking.
The Spencer House IS NOT a Bed and Breakfast, it's a private home. We have baskets available in our walk-in refrigerator, also baskets in our pantry, all available for food storage. Kitchen is available for fixing light meals, like sandwiches or salads.
Unfortunately, due to few mishaps, we do not allow the use of our stove and oven anymore. This is for the safety of all our guests.
Please let us know if bringing outside guests.
We kindly request to limit noise level in our common areas after 10:30pm in respect of fellow guests.
Late check ins (after 10pm) incur an additional $35. Late check ins due to unexpected circumstances (flight delays, traffic, etc) will not be charged.
Parking available for additional $20 a day. Please let us know during booking and before requesting stay so we can apply fee to the grand total of the stay.
During booking, we kindly request from all new guests to write us an introductory message stating purpose of the trip and also acknowledging that you read and understood our listing description and house rules.
***COMPLETE AIRBNB PROFILE AND PREVIOUS REVIEWS ARE NOW REQUIRED FOR BOOKING WITH US***
**WE DO NOT ACCEPT RESERVATIONS MADE FOR THIRD PARTY GUESTS, EVEN IF RELATED. NO EXCEPTIONS.**
*NO PETS ALLOWED*
We had a great time at the spencer house: great location, close to everything with the bus stopping just next to the house (two lines), farmers market nearby, super comfy bed, huge bathroom, everything looked amazing and as described. Also Cami and Carol are super friendly and extremely helpful!
From the welcome at the airport to first time meeting Cami & Carol at their breath taking house, it was an incredible feeling to take in so much positive and genuine excitement meeting face to face!! Their house is mind blowing in every detail but most of all the hosts are so amazing which really make you feel like you are living in a magical dream. The location of the house not only in the most excellent part of Haight Street but it makes traveling around very easy to get the full experience of the town.
Cami was a breath of fresh air greeting me after a long hard trip and making me feel instantly welcome. Taking me on a tour of the entire home and showing me all the places I could relax. The one thing she said to me that made me feel really comfortable was that if there was anything I needed in the kitchen to explore and look around. She also made herself available to any requests I may have had during the day. Her response was prompt and I never felt like I was imposing. This is a true example of hospitality it's hight. Most of my stay I didn't even need to take a sleeping pill. The Bed is amazing!
The Spencer House deserves each one of its 5 stars and more. It's one of San Francisco's gems and is the perfect combination of amazing host and unique home. There is so much warmth, generosity and hospitality in this house, you'll leave feeling like part of the family. Highly recommend staying here!
Cami is the best!! My favorite hostess :) THANK YOU again for making each trip so magical xox
We called Carol from the airport, and she let us in (early) as soon as we arrived. She provided us with maps and other information on San Francisco. Both Carol and Cami helped us in every way they could. They spent much time talking to us about the history of their beautiful home. Very nice people.
We were able to use the kitchen, living areas, laundry, and wonderful outdoor space as we chose.
The pictures don't do the house justice. It is a late 1800's mansion that is in perfect condition. One of the few survivors of the 1906 earthquake. Everything is either original or refurbished with incredible quality. It was a privilege to be able to live in a piece of history for a week.
The bed was a feather bed, much like it was back in it's day. My daughter and I enjoyed it, but someone with back problems probably would need a more firm bed.
Loved, loved, loved it :)
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About the Host, Cami And Carol
Cami: As a model, I've been traveling around the world for the past 10 years and as of lately have been spending more time between NYC and SF. I love good food, good wine and good sake, maybe the reason I stick around these two cities. As a host I really try to make sure my guests have a memorable and fun time. And because good food and wine are my obsession, sharing is imperative!
Carol: Graphic designer and artist, living in SF since 2010, but still discovering things all over the city and eager to share my findings! I love showing our guests the best in our neighborhood and the city (and good surf spots for beginners!).
Ever since we started hosting at the Spencer House it has been our pleasure to share one of the most beautiful Queen Anne Victorian houses in San Francisco and at the same time meeting the most fantastic people!