Savor the ethnic vibrancy of a S.F. neighborhood off the beaten path.
Price – Convenience and Affordability
If you need a bed to sleep at night after a busy day, I have a twin in the living room to rent out for a minimum of 7 nights for $22.00/night with additional $15.00 per person. $20.00 per person cleaning deposit fee. It next to the kitchen, but enclosed with 2 room dividers for greater privacy.
You have kitchen access and free wifi.
Also available are fresh comforter, sheets, and towels. You have access to a shared bathroom. I will lend you house key.
Food Adventures – What can I say?
Kitchen is newly renovated with granite counters. You have kitchen privileges and a kitchen cabinet if your reservation is 30 nights or longer as well as pots and pans, plates, etc. Walk 1 block to buy fresh fish, crabs, Asian fruits and vegetables from the corner Asian Market. Across the freeway, walk to Farmer’s Market on weekends. Take 14 Mission bus towards Daly City where you will find Filipino, Chinese, Latin, German restaurants and a hamburger joint in the same neighborhood.
Ethnic Diversity – An Adventure
Venture from the house and walk 1.5 blocks to take 14 Mission, a bus line, that travels from one end of San Francisco, from the borders of Daly City, into the midst of vibrant Mission District with its summertime Carnival Fairs, edgy museums, bohemian culture and electrifying vibes, and to the last embarkation in Embarcadero which kisses the waters of the San Francisco Bay and is the heart of downtown San Francisco. Take the adventurous ride on this famous bus line and visit various S.F. districts en route. Or, walk four blocks to Glen Park Bart station and take the Bart lines that travel to SF International airport and within the City as well as various Bay Area cities, locations and destinations.
House - Experience immersion in San Francisco everyday life.
The house is shabby-chic, thoroughly cleaned weekly and conveniently located near the Mission, Excelsior, and Glen Park—all within walking distance from the house. It is very close to transportation, freeways and major thoroughfares. ****************************
No smoking. No illegal drugs. No parties or disruptive behavior. Please clean up after yourself. Be financially responsible. Follow the golden rule: treat others with respect and expect respect from others.
I didn't see Maria during my journey in San Francisco but her family is really great and welcoming. I arrive really late in the evening but they were here to welcome me.
Don't expect a fully comfortable room but it's far enough for the price of the bedroom.
Stayed at Maria's place for couple of weeks in March 2014. Small but enough for someone who wants to spend a few peaceful nights.Extremely cost effective, Maria & his brother Bob are great hosts!
The space offered wasn't ideal, but extra steps were taken to make it much more comfortable than expected. Maria is very accessible via multiple platforms, and she has family living in the residence if there is ever an emergency! Start to finish a simple experience.
I liked the place so much that I booked it for another couple weeks. Unfortunately, when I found out that my project in SF was extended, someone else had already booked it, so I had to go elsewhere. It was chilly, but I survived the freeze in early December. Oh, and funny thing. There was a lady living downstairs who always came home about half an hour after I went to bed. So if it was a weekday and I went to bed at 11:00, she would come home half an hour. Same story on a weekend when I went to bed at 2 AM. Didn't bug me because it takes me an hour to fall asleep, but I was amused.
I really enjoyed staying in the living room. Maria and her brother are great hosts. During my stay, they left a bowl full of lemons and oranges in the kitchen with a "free to anyone" sign.
Well I suppose it was as good as living in a living room could possibly be. The hosts were very nice and unobtrusive. The other tenants, though many, kept to themselves so the lack of privacy you get with this arrangement is not exacerbated by the constant presence of others. The general infrastructure of the house was in very poor condition but it was kept as clean as it could be. If for nothing less, this arrangement "encourages" you to get out of the house and explore nicer parts of San Fran. I wouldn't recommend staying here for more than a few weeks. but that's just me.
Exactly what it says. It's clean place located near many mass transit choices and the freeway.
I was supposed to stay there for 2 weeks but I only stayed 1 night and got my money back pretty quickly (no problem at all with Maria in that sense), so I would only recommend this place if you to stay in one of the private rooms for the following reasons:
1) The bed in the common area is too cold, really bad house isolation, bed is next to 2 huge windows and to the main door, meaning that when anyone goes out or inside the house the cold wind comes by your bed.
2) When I stayed there was a really lousy guy staying at the house who went inside and out of the house plenty of times during the night and so it was really stressful because he didn't care at all that there was someone sleeping there.
Just ask for the private room, in my experience it's not worth the money you save vs the bed in the kitchen that shouldn't be offered as an option in first place (unless the house had good isolation and no lousy roommates).
Maria is a great host!
Not a bad spot for a week or so, the place is quiet and the other flatmates I had were really great. You'll want to be a social outgoing person though, as your bed is essentially in the kitchen and right next to the front door. Its never a problem at night though. Also be warned its a futon so its horribly uncomfortable. Other the that you should also know I never experienced an problems but the neighborhood watch came by and informed me of several muggings very close to the house so word to the wise be aware!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.