About this listing
Cool modern loft off Folsom near 1st St in South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood. Only a few minutes walk from Moscone Convention Center--perfect for conference attendees!
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.
Walkable to Moscone, Embarcadero, AT&T Park, Ferry Building, Union Square, Financial District & Chinatown
Walk score 91 / Transit score 100.
We're a gay couple, relocated from Minneapolis to San Francisco, and living in this terrific place since June 2012. Lance travels a lot, Nils will probably be your host.
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.
Sometimes there is a guest staying in the small bedroom upstairs.
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: (URL 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!) Uber, Lyft and taxis are also an easy option.
Walk Score: 91 - Walker's Paradise, daily needs are all easily walkable.
Transit Score: 100 - Rider’s Paradise, world-class public transportation.
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.
Construction has started on the lot adjacent to our building. The city has permission to start work at 7am.
The entire downstairs is available for your use. Upstairs is for the owners only. And the occasional guest in our small loft single bedroom.
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. Please don't ask for exceptions.
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.