About this listing
Charming, sunny, large and open living room and adjacent deck with a breathtaking views of the bay, Bay Bridge, Berkeley and Oakland. Parking is easy. Recently renovated Victorian, hardwood floors, lots of space. No bathtubs but do have a hot tub!
This is the master bedroom of a 3 bedroom of 3rd flight flat. (there are about 35 steps, but the view makes it worth it) There is a private bathroom, queen bed (a bit lower than most,almost futon-style but more comfy), mini-fridge, largeTV with full cable and a DVD player, coffee maker, hair dryer, and a large closet.
The building is an 1907 Victorian that we recently renovated. The apartment itself is very spacious, sunny, with high ceilings with hardwood floors.
There is a short-hair CAT (Trixie) on the premises, if anyone happens to allergic.
Deck area, hot-tub access, roof accessible by ladder, hightly recommended for sunsets...The room has a fridge and microwave. Light cooking is also fine in the kitchen.
Interaction with Guests
I do a lot and enjoy that part, the biggest inspiration and motivation to do what I do…I have to admit that I am better at "guest interaction" in the mornings and afternoons however, when I have more energy…I work hard and often tend to get a bit tired and less social in the evenings…Between the BnB and my food truck I am with people all day so at night I sometimes like my space and quiet time...
The hood is safe and quiet, easy parking and public transportation close. There are lots of shops and restaurants within walking distance…there are about 10 restaurants with every type of food is found within 5 blocks. I recommend Aperto and Che Mama the most!
The 22 bus line, the T-Muni (light rail) and the Cal-Train stations are all within 3 blocks and we are 2 blocks from the 280 Freeway for easy access to the airport, Bay Bridge or Palo Alto and points South.. Potrero Hill is a safe and quiet neighborhood and there are numerous restaurants and shops within east walking distance and is only 10-15 minute drive to downtown or Berkeley/Oakland or pristine beaches South. Parking is safe and free on the street. Public transportation to downtown is only 3 blocks away (aprox. 25-30 mins. away) From there you can connect to the cable-car for destinations to Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown & North beach.
The Cal-Trans train station is also 3 blocks away for those who need to take public to S.San Francisco, Mt. View, Palo Alto or San Jose. The 22-bus runs 1 1/2 blocks away and services the Mission, Lower Haight and continues to the Marina district.
If you are renting a car, which I advise to see the North Bay (GG Bridge, Marin Headlands, Pt. Bonita, Sausalito, Muir Woods, Stinson Beach and Pt. Reyes)
There is a hot-tub downstairs you are free to use.There is a Washer/Dryer guests are free to use. There is use of the kitchen but please check ahead if you plan on cooking in more than once or twice during your stay as I sometimes have very busy weeks with my food truck.
Other Things to Note
I provide coffee, tea and at least some toast, bagels, croissants, fruit and cold cereal. If I have time and the timing works with my guests, I often can cook a more substantial breakfast but can't promise it anymore...
1. No smoking indoors...outside deck or on the roof, or in/by the hot tub area is fine..
2. No pets, so please don't ask. Please don't use the towels I provide to wipe off makeup. 3. Please turn off lights when leaving rooms....
4. Light cooking is fine but I don't encourage it on a daily basis as I use my kitchen a lot for work.
5. Please respect the wood and don't leave wet towels on the hardwood floors...
6. I am a social being but sometimes need my living room space in the evenings after a work day.
Jon is a great guy and a nice welcoming host who makes you feel at home very easily in his classic Potrero Hill home that has a fantastic view on the top. We also appreciated Jon's way of good advise on how to get around in one of the world's most amazing cities.
Jon was a great host. The room that we rented (he has two) was spacious with a private bathroom and was clean and prepared for our arrival. The neighborhood is quite lovely as well. Great views and quiet at night and easy street parking. We would definitely stay with Jon again.
Jon was a great host. I arrived with a massive headache and he helped me right away. He had fresh made coffee every morning. I did not had a chance to interact since my work agenda was packed. Bed was comfy and I was able to rest everyday.
Jon was a great host. He is very knowledgeable about the San Francisco Bay Area and made breakfast for my Mom and I in the mornings. The room was as advertised and Jon was nice enough to let me check in a couple hours early the first day. I would definitely recommend staying with Jon!
Location is great,just a few blocks from public transportation which we used daily.View is amazing. Many great restaurants in walking distance.Jon had a wealth of sightseeing information. He cooked us great breakfast which we enjoyed on the balcony overlooking the city.
Room was great with comfy bed and nice private bathroom. Great view from the patio. Jon made great breakfasts a couple of days and made us hogies for the road as we were leaving. Nice guy that knows the city well. So ask his advice. Would stay with Jon again.
Jon was a wonderful host, offering coffee in the morning, and even offered me some dinner one of the evenings. The house is beautiful and has the most amazing views of the bay and the city from the decks.
Perfectly situated between bus, caltrain, and muni light rail stops, and also plenty of parking in a very safe neighborhood.
I immediately felt like I was at home.
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About the Host, Jon
Still pretty youthful, experienced, well-traveled ,open-minded, spiritual, friendly, big music and sports lover. Always up for new trips, friends and adventures. I firmly believe that life is a continued learning experience…a road, more than a destination…I hope your road might takes you here..!