Our 1906 Painted Lady is aging gracefully (born in 1906) so she's not "modern" but she is very groovy. You have a private bedroom, private bath, & sole use of the kitchen (which I may walk through to the shared-with-you laundry & garden).
You will have a private room & bath + sole use of the kitchen with plenty of room - window seat & dining table for your sole use. Relax & plan your days with a view onto the shared garden.
-WiFi & networked printer
-Netflix, Hulu+, etc on TV (with your account) in your room.
-Free Washer & "Solar Dryer" (aka clothes line).
-Soap, shampoo, linens, towels etc.
Your private space is almost a small suite:
1) Private Bedroom
-Cozy bedroom (10.5x11) with real Queen sized bed
--TV & ability to plug laptop in & use as 19" monitor
-Closet, dresser, built in shelves empty & ready for your belongings.
-Original art from the previous owner, an amazing & very interesting lady.
-2 doors to your room, one opens to the hall & bath, the other to the kitchen so you have room to sprawl out. Both can lock from the inside if you prefer.
2) Private Bathroom:
-directly across the hall from your room
-Edwardian clawfoot tub (& shower)
-Empty cabinets ready for your belongings
3) Exclusive use of the Kitchen (except for my walk-through access to the garden & laudry):
-Kitchen with a comfy window seat for morning coffee, computer time, hanging out & planning your day, etc. I won't be using it so feel free to leave your things about.
**NOTE: There is a gas stove top & a counter top microwave/convection oven for light baking. The baking area of our beautiful 1920's baking stove is out of service and in need of restoration (so no 20 lb turkeys!).
-Garden deck with 2 big chairs - sheltered from San Francisco Summer fog :)
-washer & clothes line
Interaction with Guests
We are mostly moved to our "temporary home" next door -- you have the flat mostly to yourself. I may run into grab something from my "office" in the front of the house which is separate from your area. Or I may pass through the kitchen to visit my garden :) The flat floor plan (last photo) shows my private area & your private area & the shared areas.
I love to natter about San Francisco history (I'm an "Old San Francisco" nerd) & point you in the direction of things I think are cool when I'm around. And I'm always just a text or email away if you have any questions.
Everything I need is within 2 blocks of my house - 2 grocery stores, Thai food, BBQ, pub, nightlife, public transit, 4 coffee places (including a roaster), Food Trucks...
Bus to Fisherman's Wharf - 1 block. Underground to everywhere, 3 blocks.
San Francisco is best navigated WITHOUT a car :) and from the flat, public transit is very easy although your destination may be within walking distance:
0-3 blocks: Multiple restaurants & cafes & a permanent truck food court.
1 block to 2 Groceries: Organic Co-op (Great cheeeezzee) or Large & Cheap.
2 blocks to nightlife area (multiple live, dance & performance clubs).
-Walk to hip, cool stuff in the Mission, now fancy Hayes Valley, free tours of the City Hall building.
Other Things to Note
PARKING: Street parking is relatively easy, but FYI, most is restricted to 2 hours M-Sat 9-6. But if at all possible do not have a car in SF.
-Children: Not child proofed - best for a 4-10 year old w/ one adult. I would also consider a pre-todler ("Babe-in-arms") & 2 adults.
-Smoking: No indoor smoking of any kind please. Smoking on the back deck/yard is ok.
-A good AirBnB General guest guideline - Behave as if you were staying with a relative you don't know that well :) Tidy up your own dishes, hang up your towels, be semi-quiet if you come in late, and ask how your host feels about visitors (some hosts are super social, some are more private). You will be a great guest!
-Deposit: $150 via AirBnB (they authorize your card & return the deposit the day after you leave).
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Last Updated: May 15, 2013
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Naomi was great. We never actually met, but kept in touch via email. The space was very well kept and we felt very well attended.
The neighborhood is inner SF - street people, etc., but security of the flat was very good. We enjoyed going to local restaurants and great organic grocery. It was extremely convenient to BART, downtown and our primary destination on Market - all walking distances. The flat was spacious, comfortable and felt very private. Great Wi-Fi. Fun furnishings. Perfect!
My boyfriend and I had a great time at Naomi's Painted Lady house! The room is indeed quiet and very comfortable. There were heaters available to keep us warm at night. All the rooms were clean and tidy. I didn't get to meet Naomi in person, but she left a folder with instructions, a list of restaurants, and a little history on the house that I found really helpful. It's a nice location, restaurants are just a short walk away. Thank you, Naomi!
Room was awesome! Despite the place being a bit old, everything was in great condition and definitely had a charm to it. Location was great, there's a fantastic BBQ place on the block and the Rainbow Grocery nearby. Would stay here again!
What a wonderful space! Great neighborhood and responsive kind hosts! Things that I value as a frequent traveller are: a good firm & comfy bed, quality linens and towels, peace and quiet, and this space had it all and more! I even took a bath in that big clawfoot tub! The neighborhood is great and walkable with lots of good restaurants within a couple blocks and a really great organic grocer on the corner. The little house even has access to a little backyard/outdoor space which is pretty special right in the middle of SF! The house appears to be preparing for a remodel and I sure hope they keep all the charm! I will be back to this one for sure! Thanks Naomi!
For what it is, this place is a great deal. The place itself shows its age and as of my stay they were working on remodeling. The real value is in the the location. Being near downtown and a short walk from a couple of BART stations, it's pretty easy to get anywhere. Also there is an amazing BBQ place just a few doors down. At this price point, it's a good deal.
As for the hosts, they are a couple of the most trustworthy people I have ever met. I felt so comfortable with them, it was like staying with family. Furthermore, when I had to go the hospital to get stitches, they dropped what they were doing, drove me to the Urgent Care, stayed until I was all patched up, and drove me back to my room.
Geriatric building, good location, great people.
We stayed in Naomi's groovy house for about 5 days and had a wonderful time. Naomi was very welcoming, helpful and extremely reactive when we had questions. The house is great. We basically had everything for ourselves which was pretty neat (and the kitchen is packed with goodies, excellent coffee, tea, etc.). The neighborhood is also surprisingly quiet so light sleepers, rest assured, you'll have great nights.
The house is perfectly located if you're on a city trip. You can access pretty much anything in San Francisco very easily. We are big walkers but even if you're not, the Castro, the Mission, and Market street with public transportation to anywhere are very close.
And the city, well....it's just amazing ! Perfect city trip and the Painted Lady played a big role in that ! Thumbs up (both) ;-)
House was very much as described, and quiet. Hosts left notes, but never met them. Space was very clean and bigger than my apartment at home. An easy walk to BART and transit (if your baggage is light) and conveniently central for my purposes.
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We are an accounting & operations automation nerd - aka a Controller (Naomi) and a solution architect for cloud & networking infrastructures (Eric). Someday we may be the 21st century Nick & Nora of the Thin Man... Forensic Accounting & Information Security. We have lived in San Francisco for 20+ years and together have traveled through Europe, Asia & Central America. Separately we've probably covered everywhere else. The main profile pic is at pyramid top, Xunantunich Belize.