About this listing
Located in the vibrant Bernal Heights neighborhood I’m offering a double bedroom with private bathroom on its own floor in a turn of the last century house. Use of the shared kitchen and adjoining dining area is welcome. The private bathroom is new with a tub and shower.
The house is on a quite street just steps away from the amenities of Cortland Avenue.
Cortland Ave. is a tree lined street has everything one might need . There are excellent restaurants, gourmet bakeries, cafes and bars with outdoor patios, a book store, gift shops, banks, a wine shop, a library and playground just to name a few.
The 24 Divisadero bus line passes along Cortland. This line is a great way to see the city. It passes through the heart of town hitting many major points of interest and connects to everything. It passes through to the Mission, Noe Valley, the Castro, the Height, the Western Addition, up and over Pacific Heights and down to the bay and the Marina Green. Glorious! A great resource to the tourist on a budget.
The house has wireless internet connection. On street parking is easy.
Loads of space for your clothing. In the background is the staircase upstairs. This bedroom is on it's own floor. No noise!
Ponge has a beautiful house in a quiet neighborhood south of downtown. The ride into downtown is $15 with Uber and $25 to the airport. We got the whole basement to ourselves incl. our own bathroom, which was awesome!
The room has a great size and everything you need and Ponge left plenty of towels and water for our arrival.
However, the wifi does not work in or near the basement, which meant that we had to stay upstairs in the kitchen to be online. This was obviously not ideal as it left no room for privacy.
Ponge is a really friendly guy with lots of tips for how to get around San Francisco. He is very interactive, and likes to befriend his guests, which is great. however, if you are only looking for a place to stay, this is probably not the ideal place for you.
My husband & I enjoyed our stay at Ponge's place very much. What a champion he is! He made sure that someone is there upon our arrival and he made us feel so welcomed and very looked after. The room is exactly what's described and perfect room for us to rest. Clean, cosy, and comfortable. Having the bathroom right next to the room is a great bonus. Ponge also gave us lots of tips about the area, how to get to downtown, where to go, etc. Bernal Heights is such a cute neighbourhood and his place is just behind the main street of Cortland avenue. Staying in this area made us experience the glimpse of how local people live. It was easy to get to downtown or any other areas with Muni network. All in all, we had "thumbs up" experience at Ponge's place. We will definitely stay at his place when we go back to SF.
P.S. My husband loved talking about baseball with you! :)
Ponge wasn't going to be around when I was arriving and he made sure to have someone else available to let me in and show me around. I was made to feel most welcome and immediately explored the main drag just around the corner which has lots of great places to eat and cafes. Martha and Bros Coffee co. was a Godsend as they opened at 5am. Being up early every morning I wandered around the corner for coffee and a small morning burrito. The cafe has a great vibe to get you off to a good start! I could jump on the 24 Bus to go down the hill to find another Bus to the city or walk to the Muni. The Muni is far nicer than any Bus! Ponge is vey cool guy and an easygoing host who takes pride in the way he offers the airbnb experience to his guests.
Ponge si a very nice person. Our stay at his house was relaxing and perfect. The house is cozy and clean, and our accommodation had a lot of privacy. Ponge is a really hospitable.
Ponge is a really nice guy, me and my friend loved stayed at his place. Everything was clean and cozy and we could use the kitchen too.
The neighborhood is really nice and we had the perfect transportation to arrive to Downtown easily.
Ponge est un hôte accueillant et agréable.
Il nous a fourni des informations utiles à notre séjour à San Francisco.
La maison de Ponge est un peu éloignée du centre, mais le trajet se fait facilement en bus (3 lignes à proximité).
La chambre est correcte bien qu'elle manque un peu de lumière naturelle.
Ponge donne également la possibilité d'utiliser la cuisine, le salon et la terrasse, ce qui est agréable.
Ponge is klasse! Und sein Haus ebenfalls, man hat im Untergeschoss quasi ein eigenes Reich, während man oben alles nutzen kann, Küche inclusive coolem Gasherd, Terrasse mit Grill, gemütliches Wohnzimmer mit TV für Baseball-Übertragungen, etc...
Die Gegend ist top, man hat keinerlei Lärm, aber die Hauptstrasse hat alles an Märkten, Restos, Cafes, und sogar eine nützliche Buslinie. Parken ist auch leicht kostenlos machbar. Sehr empfehlenswert.
About the Host, Ponge
My family is originally from India but I grew up in San Francisco. I enjoy sports and cooking. I’m proud of my hometown and I enjoy sharing it with other people.
My daughter has gone off to college leaving me with a quite house and spare bedroom. Since then I have been hosting foreign exchange students from around the world. I though it was time to try air bnb too.