Quiet Room in Our Friendly Home

House - Private room · Robblee Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124, United States
Chris & Tim

Private room in our shared home, including bathroom, kitchen, dining room and living room. Access to laundry, free parking (a $35/night value) and wi-fi (a $10/night value). Close to transit to famous SF sights. Good restaurants walking distance.

Your host, Chris & Tim
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Private room in our shared home, including bathroom, kitchen, dining room and living room. Access to laundry, free parking (a $35/night value) and wi-fi (a $10/night value). Close to transit to famous SF sights. Good restaurants walking distance.

The Space

Years of hosting friends and family in our guest bedroom reaffirms in us that we love to play host, show off our city, and enjoy the company of others. We love our home for its proximity to transit, downtown, the airport, and all that San Francisco has to offer. We also love exploring our city, so if you're looking for suggestions on places to go, just ask!

We now have a year under our belts as AirBnB hosts, and with that we have gained quite a bit of experience in helping our guests get the most out of their stay.

Guest Access

You will wake up refreshed each morning in our comfortable queen-sized bed to a tranquil view of our lush garden. Feel free to unpack, as the walk-in closet and small chest of drawers are available to help make you feel at home. There will always be a fresh pot of drip coffee waiting for you in the morning. If you need to freshen up your wardrobe and do a bit of laundry, we have a full-sized washer and dryer for you to use.

If you have a car, off-street parking in San Francisco can be a rare commodity, so you'll be happy to be able to park it in our garage or driveway. We also provide expanded cable and wireless internet access for those days or nights you just want to stay inside.

Interaction with Guests

How much we interact with you is entirely up to you. We love to find out more about our guests and invite you to join us in the evening to chat if you like.

If you just want to come home and go to bed, that's OK too.

The Neighborhood

Our neighborhood is one of the sunniest in the city, something you may come to appreciate as you see the fog enveloping other neighborhoods. We have two neighborhoods with restaurants we enjoy within walking distance - one to the east and one to the west.

Getting around

While we aren't in the central part of the city, we are a ten minute drive from SFO, and are close to many MUNI bus and light rail lines: the #24 bus will get you to the Castro in 30 minutes; the #44 takes 20 minutes to get to BART (subway) or 40 minutes to Golden Gate Park; the #8X bus takes just 15 minutes to get you downtown; and the T-Third light rail takes about 20 minutes to get you to AT&T Park (see below for more information on public transportation).

Public transportation in San Francisco can be challenging to figure out. Here are some basics:

The buses, light rail, historic street cars and the iconic cable cars are all run by the SFMTA. Collectively, they are referred to as MUNI. The cable cars cost $6 per trip, but all other MUNI rides are $2ea (transfers are free up to 90-minutes from the time you pay). We provide guests with a Clipper Card that has $10 on it to get you started, and ask that you reload the card (either at a Walgreens drugstore or at the Tickets booth at street-level of the Powell St station, in front of Forever 21) before returning it to us at the end of your stay. It may be cheaper for you to purchase a 1-, 3-, or 7-day pass (either at Walgreens or the Tickets booth) for $14, $22, or $28, respectively. There's also the CityPass, which provides transit passes as well as discounted tickets to many of the city's major attractions. The only thing the visitor passes don't cover is the city's second major form of public transportation, known as BART.

BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) is the regional rail system, operating in SF like a subway system, that can take you to the suburbs, Berkeley, Oakland, and to SFO. BART and MUNI are separate systems, so if you get off of one and onto the other, you'll have to pay again (no transfers). The cost of BART within SF is $1.75. If you take BART to/from SFO or other places outside the city, the cost is based upon distance traveled. It costs $7 between SFO and SF, much cheaper than taking a taxi (which from our house is $35).

Other Things to Note

Some things to do in the Bay Area:

In the City:
SF Travel Guide: (website hidden)
SF Fun Cheap: (website hidden)
Discount events: (website hidden)
7 x 7: (website hidden)
Bike Rentals: (website hidden)
City Walking Tours: (website hidden)
Farmer's Markets: (website hidden)
SF Dining Scene: (email hidden)
Off the Grid (Food Trucks): (website hidden)
Golden Gate Bridge: (email hidden)
Golden Gate Park: www.golden-(email hidden)
- deYoung Museum: (website hidden)
- Cal Academy of Sciences: (website hidden)
Museum of Modern Art: (website hidden)
Asian Art Museum: (website hidden)

Outside the City:
Muir Woods: (website hidden)
Point Reyes: (website hidden)
Bodega Bay: (website hidden) (where "The Birds" was filmed)
Alcatraz Island: (website hidden)
Angel Island: (website hidden)
Napa Valley Wineries: (website hidden)
Sonama County Wineries: (website hidden)
Bay Area Hikes: (website hidden)

http://(email hidden)/stew/2013/07/29/the-goofy-things-s-f-tourists-do/

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $520 /week
Cleaning Fee: $15
Check In: 5:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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  • For my first Airbnb experience, I could have not asked for a more perfect introducion to Airbnb. Chris and Tim went above and beyond to make me feel welcome. For example, Tim took the time to take me to his gym as his guest. Their home is beutiful and cozy. These guys will be a hard act to follow. I am looking forward to staying with Chris and Tim again.

    March 2014
  • Chris and Tim were fabulous hosts. They made us to feel at home immediately with great ideas and tips for things to do, places to eat and how to get around the city. With their own invidual interests in food, local culture, city history and urban exploration, they were able to guide us with great food suggestions all around (across a broad spectrum of price range and cuisine), awesome activities and cool spots to check out. Everything about our stay was friendly, comfortable and relaxed. Place was impeccable and they were so generous with coffee each morning and yummy homemade preserves.

    Highlights included:
    - Biking along the waterfront through the presidio and up over the golden gate bridge
    - Garlic Roasted Dungeness crab
    - Fresh sourdough at Tartine bakery and cafe (worth the wait!)
    - Adventurous, sassy and delicious ice cream flavours at Humphrey slocombe
    - After-hours, adults-only party at the Exploratorium museum
    - Walkabouts at the parkland / ecological refuge and port at Heron's head, hunter's point and seeing the recent waterfront revitalization (bonus, less touristy and a short walk from their ideally situated home)
    - Nice people who were great to chat with, and so helpful making our trip enjoyable and memorable
    - so much more!

    All in all, couldn't have asked for a better visit and better hosts! Thanks guys, look forward to coming back!

    February 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 75 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    January 2014
  • We loved our stay with Chris and Tim! The room was perfect (super comfortable bed), great location, and beautiful home. Chris and Tim are charismatic, easygoing, and delightful to talk with-which made our stay even better. Thanks for everything you guys!! Ps the bathroom is amazing, original tile ;)

    January 2014
  • Wow! What amazing hosts and in a beautiful and CLEAN home. They went way above and beyond for us, and they were happy to do so. They are lovers of travel and life, and they are generous and gracious hosts. We couldn't have been more comfortable in the house and in the room. The use of their driveway was such a plus as well. They provided all public transportation and restaurant information. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and our conversations with them. -Lisa and Matthew

    January 2014
  • Chris & Tim are amazing hosts! They helped us with everything and gave us a lot of recommendations which we used all the time. The apartment was clean and the bed very comfortable. We would definitely stay there again.

    Thank you sooooo much Chris & Tim!

    January 2014
  • We had an amazing stay with Chris and Tim. We have arrived late and during their dinner party but we were made feel welcome to their home. Their room is beautiful and comfortably furnished, just as the rest of their house. We were offered breakfast every morning and Chris's jam is to die for!!! :) the location is very convenient by car (but the house is located next to many public transport points)
    We had really enjoyable chats with them and Chris and Tim went out of their way to ensure that we had the best San Francisco experience, which it was. Thank you guys for making us feel so comfortable in your home and we can't wait to see you in London!

    January 2014
  • Chris and Tim were very friendly and helpful. Very willing to offer transit system tips and restaurant recommendations--we found some close-by Dim Sum for around $6 (hearty breakfast for two). Everything was clean and well cared for, and the extra blankets certainly came in handy as the apartment is a little chilly. Not too far from downtown and right next to convenient bus lines.

    December 2013
  • Just as the other reviews stated, staying with Chris & Tim made our trip to SF great!
    Chris and Tim were very friendly and knowledgeable of the city, helping us plan our sightseeing around the great city of San Francisco. They went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed ourselves and that we knew how to get exactly where we wanted to go.
    Every morning, we were welcomed by a delicious breakfast of coffee, fresh fruit salad and toast with homemade jam. Additionally, Chris and Tim made time to small talk with us and share some of their city experiences as well. My husband and I both agree, the trip wouldn't have been as good staying anywhere else.

    Anyone would be lucky to stay with Chris & Tim!

    December 2013
  • Chris and Tim accepted my last minute request to stay at their place in San Francisco. I stayed for 3 nights and it was a pleasure ! They are great hosts, very friendly and made my stay very comfortable. They helped me plan my time exploring San Francisco as well and it was nice to comeback to a comfortable bed after a tiring day out in the city.

    There is parking available, which is a great plus and you don't have to try to find street parking or deal with permits.

    December 2013
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We're a happy couple who've been together over a decade and have lived in our joy-filled house almost as long. We love to eat out, cook, garden, and spend time with our friends and family. The best thing we like about traveling is being able to stay with friends - not just because it's cheaper, but because we get to spend some quality time with people we don't get to see very often, and it becomes a far more meaningful trip in the end. Whenever we stay with friends, we make sure to thank them by taking them out to some buzzy restaurant in their city, and love it when friends reciprocate and take us out somewhere fresh while they're with us. We tend to be fairly quiet while we're in the house, with an occasional dinner party. Weekends, we'll either be in our own garden or out at a community garden, doing fun tourist activities in our own city, or not so fun activities like running errands.
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