Cool Modern SF Apt in the city!

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

Bright and Beautiful modern apartment in the center of the city with access to cafes, gardens, parks, museums, & funky neighborhoods. Two blocks from all forms of public transportation including buses, subway and airport trains!

Your host, Ajay
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Bright and Beautiful modern apartment in the center of the city with access to cafes, gardens, parks, museums, & funky neighborhoods. Two blocks from all forms of public transportation including buses, subway and airport trains!

The Space

Bright and Beautiful modern apartment in the center of the city with access to cafes, gardens, parks, museums, & funky neighborhoods. Two blocks from all forms of public transportation including buses, subway and airport trains!

Neighborhood -
I have a beautiful one bed room apt for guests on 2nd floor that is three blocks to Castro Muni subway train station and one block from all cool cafes, restaurants, shops in the Castro, Duboce & Lower Haight areas. This is one of the most beautiful and charming neighborhoods of San Francisco called Duboce Triangle and it is next to Castro/Haight valley. You will be sharing the apt with me.

Sleeping options -
For one person - I have a comfortable sofa bed that turns into a bed at nite for one person in the living room. There is place for your stuff. If I am traveling, then you get to use the apt/bed room for yourself.
For two - You will have your own private room with a bed for two. There is a supplemental fee for the 2nd person.

I provide fresh sheets/towels for all my guests. Cannot do any PETS! Sorry!

I am a professional guy in academia and a serial entrepreneur. Also LGBT friendly. I host and also use airbnb frequently when I travel. So I treat my guests as I like to be treated. I am a linguist and speak German, broken French, & Hindi. Been to 46 countries, 6 continents and counting..

You - you MUST have a face that is recognizable in the picture and you MUST be verified. I will NOT accept you if you are not a verified member. You must book the reservation yourself. I will NOT accept reservations from your siblings, family or friends on your behalf. Like guests who clean up and fold sheets after themselves before leaving at all times.

Interests -
I love arts/galleries/museums/wine/board games/architecture/outdoors/hiking/running/theatre and can help you with directions and information on many of those topics and more.

Space -
The apartment has 1 bedroom, I full bath room, 1 living room, 1 kitchen with dining table and 1 outdoor sunny porch with a small coffee table/chairs to enjoy your coffee/bkfst. The apt is furnished in contemporary style. Free WIFI is available upon arrival.

Few complimentary Bkfst offerings -
I serve coffee/black tea, muesli and bread/butter/Jam in the mornings. You are welcome to use the kitchen if you need to cook or make your own bkfast as long as you wash your dishes. The bathroom is shared for the apt by guests and me. Also many cafes next door for bkfst. There is a bakery close by and you can get some bkst food if you wish.

The apt is on the quieter side of castro st but I do recommend that you bring ear plugs if you are super noise sensitive just in case. Apartment is on Castro street where it can be busy in the morning. Not too loud but could be sensitive for some.

I will NOT accept your request if you dont have your picture in the profile. I want to know who I am inviting home. Also, please respond with when you plan to arrive and when you plan to leave timewise on the date of request to ensure that I can work with you on the keys.

Guest Access

I will provide extra keys once you check in..

Getting around

Public Transportation Friendly-
The apt is accessible from the SFO and OAK airports by train. You take the BART train at SFO Intl terminal or OAK to Civic center station in the San Francisco city and switch to Muni subway lines for 3 stations hop to Castro Muni and walk up to my place. There is public transportation to all major locations in the city from my place. Two bus lines and 6 other muni subway lines near the house. I will send you a pdf document with directions once you book the place. Parking is available and free on the street between 7pm to 10am on weekdays and on weekends from 7pm on friday through 10am on Monday. There are always few spots available on the street.

Other Things to Note

Smoking Policy - I am fine if you are a smoker. However, smoking is NOT permitted in the house and is NOT permitted on the building premises including my porch. If you would like to smoke, you must step out on the street.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $43 / night after the first guest
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Ajay's place is lovely. I only stayed one night but I enjoyed the stay very much. Ajay is pretty laid back as well.

    June 2014
  • Ajay ist ein sehr netter und zuvorkommender Gastgeber.
    Die Lager der Wohnung ist Perfekt.
    In nur wenigen Gehminuten ist man in Haight Ashbury, Alamo Square oder Mission.
    Danke fuer alles und immer wieder gerne!!

    June 2014
  • Ajay is a great host, he allowed me to leave my luggage at his place as I arrived in SF early. He gave me a lonely planet book and a map and showed me where I could go. Also great to talk to. The place was good, close to public transport and comfortable. Would recommend it!

    June 2014
  • Ajay was a perfect host and very accommodating. His space was very clean and he was very pleasant to talk with! He also cooked breakfast and made coffee, and gave me suggestions about how to get around the city. Communication was a breeze with him and he was very flexible in working with him. His back patio was gorgeous and the location is wonderful and centrally located to a lot of different areas around San Fran! I highly recommend staying with Ajay!

    June 2014
  • מומלץ .אחלה חדר ..מיקום מצויין, שירות ותיקשורת חייכנים ואדיבים עם אג׳אי.

    June 2014
  • Thanks to the guest who cancelled his booking so I can stay at this lovely apt for my last minute decision. Although it was a short stay, I really enjoyed my conversation with Ajay, who's a travel guru and a kind human being who is so passionate about life in general. Ask him about the objects in his apt, they all have good stories. Ajay has been absolutely helpful providing a lot of great suggestions getting around. I really wish I could have stayed longer. Highly recommend!

    June 2014
  • Ajay was a wonderful host! He was very flexible on the check in and check out times, and he made sure I was comfortable and familiar with both the apartment and the area. The location is central and easy walking distance to both mass transit and area attractions (like Alamo Square.)

    What I most liked was that I felt like I was staying with a friend. Ajay was a delight to talk to, and I learned a lot about San Francisco and about travel around the globe. I would highly recommend staying with Ajay. My stay added a whole new dimension to my trip.

    June 2014
  • Wir haben uns bei unserem Aufenthalt in Ajays Wohnung sehr wohl gefühlt. In das Haight ist es ein kurzer Fußweg und abends lohnt der Ausblick von Corona Heights. Ins Stadtzentrum gelangt man schnell mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln. Ajay hat uns mit seinen Tipps zu Restaurants und Sehenswürdigkeiten sehr geholfen und wir würden jederzeit wieder als Gast zu ihm kommen.

    June 2014
  • Ajay was friendly and helpful. His place was clean and the kitchen was well stocked with any cookware one might need. It's one floor up and on a hill, with a nice view from a small deck at the back of the apartment. The location is in a very walkable neighborhood close to light rail, street car, and bus stops. There's a park nearby and a small corner grocery store at the end of the block. A few blocks to the north or south takes you to restaurants and stores in the Haight-Ashbury or Castro commercial districts. Ajay's place met my expectations and I would definitely consider staying there during a future visit to San Francisco.

    June 2014
  • Ich war im Juni bei Ajay zu Gast. Die Wohnung ist in Castro gelegen und wirklich sehr ruhig. In der Nähe gibt es viele Bars und Restaurants sodass einem nie langweilig wird. Ich empfehle Außerdem einen Ausflug zu den Corona heights wo man einen sehr schönen Blick über die Stadt hat, perfekt für einen Spaziergang am Abend.
    Wenn man alleine kommt schläft man auf der Couch in Ajays Wohnzimmer.

    June 2014
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Babson College
Serial Entrepreneur and Educator!
Interests are running, reading, cooking, cinema, arts, architecture, design, outdoors, and travel. 46 countries, 6 continents and counting... In my professional life, I am a serial entrepreneur, product designer and educator. I am faculty at a top school in the bay area. My friends have added a few of these titles to my name - A french pastry chef, a walking-talking travel concierge, a food snob :), charmer, a teacher ... To summarize, I live by the following mantra - Live, laugh and let!
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