Cozy SF apt with Rooftop View

Apartment - Private room · Dawson Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108, United States

This quiet alley with an epic rooftop view makes you feel like you aren't in a city. Though the heart of the city is only a few blocks away. The beautiful Grace Cathedral, Fairmont Hotel and "top of the mark" are only 2 blocks away!

Your host, Nichol
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Response time: within a few hours

This quiet alley with an epic rooftop view makes you feel like you aren't in a city. Though the heart of the city is only a few blocks away. The beautiful Grace Cathedral, Fairmont Hotel and "top of the mark" are only 2 blocks away!

The Space

I love San Francisco and I love showing people all the hidden treasures. This includes food, views, nightlife, china town tea tastings, farmer's markets, restaurants, music and of course ART! Whatever your pleasure I can give you a recommendation or reservation(I worked in the restaurant industry out here for 8 years). This city has so much to offer, which makes this place a great place to rest your head. It's a few blocks to all the major bus lines, cable cars, north beach, trans america pyramid, financial district, union square, in the beautiful safe neighborhood of Nob Hill! For being in the heart of the city, it's pretty quiet top floor apt nestled in the back of an alley.
Sheets, Pillows, & Blankets are provided.
My apartment is located in Nob Hill in cozy alley off Mason St. a block from three historical landmarks. These include the Top of the Mark, Fairmont Hotel and Pacific Union Club an added bonus is Grace Cathedral.
Within 10 blocks are Union Square, Chinatown, North Beach, The Ferry Building along the Embarcadero, access to major public transit like BART, CALTRAIN, GREYHOUND & MUNI.
I have Free wireless internet access. I have lived here for 8 years and know the city inside and out from working in restaurants and the artist community. I love to eat well and affordable. I enjoy sharing a meal and conversation. If you want a balanced visit and good energy this is the place. taxi from the airport is approximately $40 -$50 one way depending how much you tip.
2 Hour Street Parking is available M-Sat. but check signs for street cleaning.

CLIMATE & WEATHER: As Mark Twain once said" The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." Which doesn't mean that we don't have good weather or warm days, but the best policy is: bring layers (tanks, t-shirts, sweaters and scarves) It's just gets really windy as the day progresses and we are known for relentless fog during june, july and august.

You can pick up a free SF Weekly or SF Guardian newspaper on just about any corner in the city to find out about night life or online to find a variety of events info as well. There are more than plenty of diverse cultural events, music, art, dance, open mikes, sports, nature/outdoor, nightlife, etc. and there is something here for everybody! SF is a very vibrant, cosmopolitan and internationally recognized city for it's array of cultural diversity, architecture, unique history and of course, liberal politics.

Within a 10 block radius one has an array of international cuisines to choose from at affordable prices. From Italian, Vietnamese, Mexican, Japenese, Mediterranean, Vegan/Vegetarian, Indian, Thai, French, and many small independently owned gourmet deli markets and cafés, farmer's markets.

Extended Stay Rates may be available upon request.

City Tours of SF are available Sun-Friday Rates are negotiable.*

***Please have a photo and some info in your profile if contacting me. We will not host anyone without***THANK YOU!!!!

Guest Access

Full Kitchen with Gas Stove, Double Sinks and all cooking essentials for preparing your own meals. Living Room, Bathroom and A beautiful rooftop view of the bay.

Interaction with Guests

If I'm in town I am happy to show you around. Eric the housemate can give you some tips as well.

The Neighborhood

Everything is so close: chinatown (2 blocks), north beach (6 blocks), union square (5 blocks) and just a few blocks from all the major transportation to the museums.

Getting around

Within 3 blocks of all the major bus routes (#1,30,45,9x,) powell and california cable car lines, 1/2 mile from BART, 1 mile from CALTRAIN.

Other Things to Note

It's not hot (temperature wise) typically 68 degrees Farenheit or 20 degrees Celsius, so don't pack too many shorts or you will be cold. Unless you come from a very cold climate that is :) Layers are best. Tanks, sweaters and scarves year round as each neighborhood has a slight temp change and wind factor.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 14 nights
Weekly Price: $710 /week
Monthly Price: $2610 /month
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $150
Check In: 7:00 PM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Our short vacation in San Francisco and our stay in Nichols room was a nice time. The location is really perfect, only 2-3 minutes to the next cable car stop with direct connection to the fishermans warft in the north and the union square in the south. And the roof top provides a realy fantastic view! Nichol was absolutely uncomplicated and very helpful by finding the best connection to the golden gate bridge.

    September 2013
  • If you go to San Francisco, I simply advice you Nichol. Lovely room, perfect area..and the main attraction is the roof with a spectacular view!! Nichol was really flexible and great host!

    August 2013
    Response from Nichol:

    Thank you Kata!!!

    August 2013
  • Nichol is a really nice person and a helpful host, she tried really hard to find a solution for our early check out and waited for us for check in late... Her place is nice and in perfect location to enjoy visit in San Francisco, and the view from rooftop is really great !
    I recommend this place to anyone :)

    August 2013
  • Great apartment in a super location for a week long stay in San Francisco. Nichol was great to work with and provided everything I needed! The location is walking distance to most of the main SF attractions and just a $10-15 cab ride from pretty much everywhere else in the city - there's even a hotel a block away where you can easily catch a cab.

    Great experience with airBNB, I highly recommend staying at Nichol's place if you are looking for a chill, down to earth place to stay - for work or enjoying the city!

    September 2012
  • We had a great stay at Nichol's place, during a business trip. She really has a view of the city to die for. It was a fantastic way to stay in San Francisco.

    August 2012
  • Nichol was a sweet and helpful host. She provided great tips to help me & my husband get around SF, treated us to an amazing breakfast of cinnamon french toast & the place itself was clean. Her rooftop is a must-see - I wish I had a moment to do yoga up there because the view is divine!

    May 2012
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Quabbin Regional Junior - Senior High School, Holyoke Community College, Academy of Art University
Freelance Photographer, Child Care Teacher/Assistant
Hi everyone, I offer 2 SEPARATE bedrooms OR sofabed for SEPARATE RATES in a calm environment. If you are interested in the whole apartment we can work out a rate. I live on the edge of chinatown and Nob Hill in a serene alley off the main strip with a fantastic view of the bay. I am a professional freelance photographer who enjoys, music, food and friends. I make a point to embrace the simple things in life and being respectful and conscious of my effects upon people, places and things. I enjoy learning about other countries, culture and language. My favorite experiences of traveling are outside the US in particular Dominican Republic and Mexico. I typically take my guests along a walk in the city and to the local farmer's market if our schedule coincide. I also love sharing a cup of tea and a life experience/story. Life is about learning, giving, sharing and receiving to grow and move forward.
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