About this listing
Cozy, modern Dwell Magazine-style two-bedroom flat with open-style living room, guest/entertainment room, stellar stereo, radiant heat, piano, backyard, digital projector/DVD with viewing screen, and all just a few paces from the boutique, village-esqe wonders of Cortland Ave, where you'll find organic markets, small parks, smaller dogs, restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and gaggles of tattooed couples drinking expensive coffee.
PLEASE NOTE: This listing is for the UPSTAIRS flat at 119 ELLERT. This flat has two bedrooms: one bedroom is at the back of the house, the other doubles as a living room and has a very comfortable pull-out bed. Bay views, tons of room, etc. Flat is very quiet/very private. It's a quick walk to hipster bars and the ilk in the Mission and 6-minute saunter to main Muni lines. If you have a car, this is one central SF neighborhood where parking is readily available right outside the door.
Will, a fine fellow, is downstairs and frequently shares his extra bedroom with guests. I travel a lot for work (I write stuff) and like offering my pad to fellow nomads.
Keys will be in lockbox out front.
Just be cool.
This was a great base from which to visit San Francisco. The apartment was just as described in the listing, and roomier than I had been expecting. The neighborhood is a nice, quiet, residential one, and convenient to public transportation, as well as to places to eat and a nice grocery store. I would definitely book this again, if I had the chance.
James was a great host! He was easy to communicate with and gave great advice on local cafés to explore, modes of transportation and must sees while in San Fran. His home was charming and had a great artsy vibe. I would caution those who are allergic to pets from staying here though. We did encounter some dog hairs along the way. Otherwise we had a great time and would definitely stay there again!
Thanks, Rachel! Glad you like the pad. And, yes, a dog does own this home and makes her presence known as much as she can. I've told the cleaners to double-down during shedding seasons in the hopes to whisk away any and all errant poofs of fur. It's all in the works. Au revoir!
James' flat is even more stylish and interesting in person. The two bedrooms was more than enough space for three people and it was clean and had fresh linens. James was very pleasant to communicate with and his instructions for the flat were clear. He even provided recommendations on where to go and eat in the neighbourhood and we checked out a few of his recommendations - all very good!
James's place was an excellent place to start our US trip as it was comfortable and cozy, close to restaurants and walking distance to the bus.
James had excellent tips on where to eat and where to go in Bernal. We loved going up to Bernal Heights and were lucky to catch SF on a clear day and thus we enjoyed breakfast from the Sandbox bakery and a brilliant view on the city. Whenever I need to stay in SF again I will definitely check if James' place is still available.
My stay at James' place blew my expectations away and contributed to an amazing San Francisco experience. We were a party of four and all of us had plenty of space. Parking was readily available and the suggestions for things to see were spot on. Moreover, we liked the location and
appreciated James' flexibility and clear, prompt responses. Would stay here again without any hesitation. Highly recommended!
Great place. Well located and stylish. Great hosts. Very responsive and helpful. Highly recommend.
About the Host, James
James Nestor has written about architecture, alternative fuels, popular culture, and perverted former professors for Dwell Magazine, National Public Radio, The San Francisco Chronicle, Outside Magazine, The New York Times, San Francisco Magazine, and more. He lives in San Francisco. He drives a car that runs on vegetable oil. He prefers salt on his eggs. Scrambled.
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