About This Listing
Enjoy fabulous views of Downtown and Twin Peaks from the deck of this well appointed bedroom atop Potrero Hill. The hot tub, with its own fabulous views of The City, is always ready. Parking is easy. Check out 100+ 5 Star reviews.
Your Room: Open your door to the very large sunny deck with stunning views of Twin Peaks to the west as well as the East Bay, AT&T Park and Downtown. Enjoy your coffee or wine while taking in all the views.
My home is ideal for business travelers (easy access to Moscone Center, Downtown as well as the freeways) and tourists alike.
This third-story east facing bedroom features a comfy European Sleepworks queen bed, fine linens and towels, desk, computer speakers, closet and wireless internet.
Down the hall you'll access a large and luxurious sky-lit bathroom featuring a large shower with 2 heads. There is additional full bathroom available downstairs (on the main level) if needed.
Be sure to soak in the backyard hot tub. It is always hot and ready for your enjoyment (before 10pm please). The views are phenomenal: Twin Peaks, Downtown, and even the top of the Golden Gate Bridge.
The house is set away from the street with a gracious front patio/garden. Despite its convenient location, the home is very quiet, a welcome retreat after work or your day exploring San Francisco.
In addition, I've installed an electronic front door lock for your convenience.
I always have coffee and tea, and usually either English muffins or whole wheat bread, available for you. You are welcome to use the kitchen (always for breakfast and snacks, but please coordinate with me for other meals).
In addition, feel free to relax in the living room and outdoor patios too.
Let me know if you need access to the washer and dryer as well (more appropriate for guests with stays longer than 2 nights).
Interaction with Guests
I'll be in the home to help with any questions about your room, Potrero Hill and San Francisco. My master suite is on the bottom floor providing great privacy for all.
Potrero Hill is not only known for its sunny weather but also for its friendly vibe. A variety of restaurants and bars are in walking distance. Whole Foods is an easy amble down (and up!) the hill. The Mission District is close by too. 85 Walk Score!
If you're interested in San Francisco Giants Tickets I have 2 tickets in the Bleachers section. Let me know if you're interested and the specific date.
I'll send you my custom GoGoBot guidebook (works on smartphones too), links to nearby transit routes as well as promo codes for discounted rides on Uber and Lyft (only good for new users of the service).
Potrero Hill offers easy access to the hot Mission District, AT&T Park, SoMa, and Downtown - all are walkable and the area is well served by city transit. Sitting between highways 101 and 280 access to the rest of the city and the entire Bay Area is easy. Lyft and Uberx provide easy accessible taxi-like service.
If you are renting a car or driving, there is plentiful parking outside the home. No meters or permit required. Just remember to "curb" your wheels on the hill.
Other Things to Note
Note that there is one bathroom on the third floor, between the two guests bedrooms (the other bedroom is down the hall). There is additional full bathroom with tub available downstairs (on the main level) if needed.
Also, I work out of my office on the main floor during the days.
Bonus: Check out pic of Steve McQueen outside the home while filming Bullit in 1967
I hope you enjoy my home as you would enjoy the home of your friends or family. To me this means being quiet late at night or in the morning, cleaning up after yourself, and communicating any issues as soon as possible.
Here are a few specific rules:
Absolutely no smoking except outside, and please pick up after (even on the sidewalk).
Absolutely no pets.
2 persons per room limit except for babies with parents. No exceptions.
No additional guests allowed for a visit without prior permission granted. No additional guests allowed overnight without prior permission granted and additional guest fee. Please understand that this is an important security precaution.
As the hot tub is used by me and other house guests, please use the hot tub between 8am and 10pm. If you need to use the hot tub after 10pm please ask my permission. Limit your hot tub time to 45 minutes (you'll likely be too hot anyway and it starts to cool down with use). Do not bring glassware to the hot tub (I have plastic glasses). Clothing is optional, I will respect your privacy (but can't vouch for the neighbors).
Guests with children must be careful with use of hot tub and decks.
Off Limit Areas:
Office/Front Room desk and closet
Master bedroom and bathroom
Downstairs storage areas
Scooter, bikes and any other outdoor recreation equipment.
From Jul 13 - 30, 2015 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
Fran's home was absolutely lovely. It was comfortable, stylish, and charming. Fran was very communicative and always made sure we had what we needed. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
We had a great stay with Fran! The house was absolutely beautiful and exceptionally clean. I traveled with a friend and was sharing a room and Fran went out of her way to have a NEW air mattress with NEW sheets ready for us upon our arrival! Above and beyond.
The house was really easy to get to and Fran had all the instructions laid out for us to make it easy. We didn't see Fran until the end of our trip, but mainly because we were out and about all day. She respected our privacy, but also was very friendly and nice to talk to when we were around.
I would definitely stay here again when in San Francisco. The neighborhood was nice and not very busy so taking cabs or walking was very convenient. For such an affordable rate, there were great accommodations. Couldn't have asked for anything better, Fran gets 5 stars in my travel companion and I's book, no doubt!
Fran is a wonderful host. As a host, she respects your space, but is very helpful when you need it. She has perfected the comfortable elegance. The room was a wonderful place to recover from a brutally early flight. I will be staying here again, no doubt about it.
Fran is the consummate host, and the location is great and the house and room beautiful. The little terrace off the deck is great for an early morning breakfast. I'd highly recommend Fran's place to anyone who'd like a true San Francisco experience in one of the most convenient locations in San Francisco.
We had a pleasant stay at Fran’s AirBnB. Her home is located in Potrero Hill, a charming residential neighborhood adjacent to Mission District, and overlooking the Bay and downtown SF. It’s situated close enough to the airport where you won’t feel rushed upon departure, but also just a very quick Lyft ride to SOMA, Chinatown, and other neighborhoods.
Her home itself is smartly designed and furnished, with modernistic amenities. In addition, one of the guest rooms has a patio, and her yard has a hot tub boasting stunning views of the Bay Bridge. Fran stayed in a lower level room during our stay, but was helpful in making sure we felt comfortable, and gave suggestions on navigating the city as a local. She even baked us cookies. Highly recommend!
Fran has a gorgeous home in a charming, safe neighborhood. Easy to access downtown SF. Grocery stores and several terrific restaurants also within walking distance. Knew our way around easily, thanks to Fran's welcome package. Views from the house/neighborhood are terrific. Our room was nicely appointed and the queen bed was very comfortable. Upstairs bathroom is beautiful, shared with guests in the adjacent room without any issues (downstairs full bathroom was also available). Fran was welcoming and made arrival/departure very simple.
Fran was an excellent and organized host. Her home is well situated in Potrero Hill within a 5-10 minute walk of the neighborhood restaurants. The bedroom and bathroom were clean and comfortable and had a lot of natural light. Check-in and out was painless. I would definitely stay at Fran's home again.
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About the Host, Fran
I'm a Bay Area Internet Entrepreneur and marketer serving as board advisor to a range of small companies I enjoy meeting new entrepreneurs and business people as well as tourists and work hard to be sure everyone has a positive experience in my home.
My two homes are both in cities named by the Spanish for Saint Francis of Assisi: San Francisco and Santa Fe (Santa Fe's full name is La Villa Real de la Santa Fé de San Francisco de Asís (“The Royal Town of the Holy Faith of St. Francis of Assisi”).
My primary home is in Potrero Hill in San Francisco. I love the home's gardens and fantastic views which you can see from five different patios or decks. My guests enjoy the combination of luxury and elegance with comfortable charm.
My second home, primarily a vacation home, is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where I grew up. This home is truly "Santa Fe Style" with vigas (ceiling beams), Kiva fireplace, wood floors and thick adobe walls. The setting is spectacular in the heart of old Santa Fe with easy access to the museums, art, hiking trails, and plaza.
As you can see from my reviews, many first-time Airbnb guests have enjoyed my home. If you are new to Airbnb (or not) and want to book one of my listings, please consider these 'pro tips' gleaned from my airbnb experiences...both, as a host and as a guest:
1) Be Verified and have a nice, clear photo of your face on your profile *before* sending a note/booking request to a host (trust and transparency are keys to success here). As a woman it is especially important that I know who is staying at my home
2) Read the Airbnb FAQs thoroughly! Hosts with popular listings are busy people and we appreciate it when prospective guests ask questions unique to their travel situation and/or the listing in question.
3) PLEASE thoroughly read through my listing(s). I assure you that your questions about parking, public transportation, check in/out, etc. have been included in the listing(s)
4) Tell me about yourself. Since you may have few/no reviews, hosts like me must make a guess as to what sort of guest(s) you might be (and some hosts won't even consider people new to Airbnb). In the absence of a review, you might consider the following to ensure I (other hosts) will feel comfortable approving your request:
• in your initial note, it is appreciated when you include what your plans are during your stay (sightseeing, attending a conference, partying at clubs, etc)
• include assuring comments about how you will treat my home (i.e. "I will treat your home with the same respect I treat mine")
• let me know you've read the house rules, and that they are agreeable to you (this is a must, please)
5) Finally...I, like other busy hosts, keep my calendar up to date! So, if Airbnb is showing either of my listings as available for your dates - the place is available! If my listing suits your needs, it is best to send the booking request right off. If you hesitate, the other person looking at my place for your dates will get it!
Hope this is helpful. Welcome to my home.