About this listing
Cool modern loft off Folsom street in South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood. We're minutes walk from Muni and BART -- close to all the action but far enough away for a good night's sleep after a long, hard day of sightseeing, conferences or work.
We're a gay couple, relocated from Minneapolis to San Francisco, and living in this terrific place since June 2012.
We think you'll love our place: It's a great, modern loft, filled with art we've collected on our travels around the world. It's stylish, comfortable, clean and easy to make yourself at home.
We LOVE this place, and we know you will too!
The entire downstairs is available for your use: your bedroom, your own bathroom, and shared living room, kitchen and dining area.
You are welcome to use the kitchen and to keep food in the refrigerator and freezer if needed. We have a drip coffee maker for your use, electric tea kettle, toaster oven, microwave, gas range and oven.
We provide high-speed wireless internet access at no additional charge.
Blanca is a sweet little dog. She barks when you enter and then she wants you to pet her!
Interaction with Guests
We go with the flow. Sometimes schedules are busy, guests are in town for a conference or other business and we may pass like ships in the nights -- our comings and goings may not overlap and we may barely see one another.
Other times, we'll all hang out in the evening or weekend. When things work out, we've all gone out for dinner, a night on the town, or a walk to the Farmers' market on the weekend.
Whatever works for everyone seems to be the best guide.
Everything is easily accessible: restaurants, museums, waterfront, shopping -- plus so much more this amazing city has to offer. We're just a short walk to Moscone Center, Union Square, the Embarcadero, Chinatown, North Beach, and all the nightlife of SoMa -- and just a slightly longer walk or quick light rail ride to AT&T Park.
We're near enough to everything that it's easy to get around; but we're a bit tucked away on a small street, so it's easier to find parking, and a nice refuge at the end of a long day.
San Francisco has the best food in the world, and we've got plenty of places to grab breakfast, lunch or dinner within just a block or two. Let us give you a recommendation to suit your tastes, or explore our local favorites: (website hidden)
We're only minutes walk from Muni, BART, and CalTrain; and we're easily freeway-accessible if you're driving. (Parking is challenging so public transport is the way to go!)
Other Things to Note
We recently got a 19 pound dog, rescued from a shelter. She's a Markiesje -- bred as "a companion dog for Dutch ladies of noble birth" in the eighteenth century -- very gentle and perfectly happy with as much or as little attention as you'd like to give.
The entire downstairs is available for your use. Upstairs is for the owners only.
We're okay with comings and goings at any hour, but please enter quietly if you're returning after 10pm on Sun - Thu or after midnight on Fri-Sat.
The room accommodates two. Please let us know in advance if you'll be staying with a guest. There will be a $14 charge/night. For insurance reasons we cannot accommodate unexpected guests.
No smoking anywhere in the building. You may smoke outdoors at least 20 feet from the building entrance, preferably across the street out of respect for first floor residents whose windows may be open.
On your first day, please arrive before 10PM. If you are coming from the airport a flight arriving by 8:30PM should allow ample time.
Lance & Nils have a fabulous SOMA apartment that was perfect for my needs. The one-bedroom on the 1st floor of their place allowed for privacy should they have been there (they were out of town this trip). The space was very clean and they made my first AirBnB experience a breeze. Thanks guys!
Beautiful apartment in extremely convenient location. Very comfortable bed. Clean, modern and pleasant. A great place to stay!
My sister and I had an amazing time at Lance and Nil's place. Right from check-in to check-out, Nils was super approachable, helpful and friendly. My sisters baggage was delayed at the airport and Nils actually volunteered to sign for it and pick it up do that we could go about sight - seeing. Would highly recommend their apartment if you wanna have a great time exploring San Francisco. They also have super cute dog called blanca who will play with you all day long. Thank you Nils for hosting us and for the great stay.
A very convenient and comfortable flat. This worked out perfectly for my business trip to the bay area. Nils was a friendly and engaging host (Lance was away when I stayed but I'm sure he's charming too). The bed was comfortable and the bathroom exactly as it should be with a good shower. I slept well and felt at home for my whole stay.
This apartment is located in the financial district near to market street. You can easily walk to some of the tourist attractions or take the Bus/Metro.
We felt save and at home. Nils was very nice even though we didn't see each other much.
We definitely recommend to stay at this loft!
We stayed at Lance and Nils' apartment for five nights for a conference. The apartment was as described, nicely decorated and very clean. Lance was out of town, but Nils was around to welcome us and show us around the apartment. Their apartment is within walking distance to Moscone center and is in a quiet and safe neighborhood. We highly recommend this loft!
About the Host, Lance And Nils
We are experienced global travelers, from the height of the world's luxury to much more modest village accommodations in places like India and Africa. We are easygoing, adaptable, and eager to try new things.
One of the things we enjoy most about B&Bs and private homes is the opportunity to get to know people and to connect with the real local scene. It's so much more authentic than staying in some sanitized corporate hotel chain where everything is exactly the same as it is in every other city everywhere else in the world. Why travel the world if every place you stay feels exactly like the Marriott hotel in Cincinnati?
We will be happy to welcome you into our home.