About This Listing
The master suite in my third floor (no elevator) condo is spacious,light,quiet and welcoming. Queen bed for your comfort.
You are welcome to share living space with Thriller, the black cat, and me. Additionally, Patrick is here Monday-Thursdays...off to work early each morning. Other bnb guest on Fri,Sat.Sun. (they share my bath, you have your private bath)
Dolores Park, Mission Dolores, the trendy Valencia Street corridor are all just over a block away. Lots of new and established restaurants near by including Delfina, Tartine Bakery, and so many others.
Walk to the Castro, Noe Valley and more.
This is a transportation-rich area.
J-Church Muni line is 1.5 blocks away,
BART is an easy 5 block walk, buses abound.
The F-Line is an easy walk to Market Street. Take it to Fisherman's Wharf (do get off for a visit to the Ferry Building at the foot of Market Street. Locals are seen here rather than at the Wharf or Pier 39 :) Old and imported street cars travel above ground (as opposed to BART and the J-Church,etc. which go underground on Market St.) The Embarcadero is very lively. It's where you depart to Alcatraz and to other ferry destinations.
SF water is EXcellent...no need to buy bottles. Our HetchHetchy/Yosemite water tests better than most paid-for-by-the-bottle water. I never use a filter and always drink from the faucet.
SF weather is variable. By which I mean it changes from minute to minute, street to street.
FAR TOO MANY visitors have to buy extra layers here to be comfortable (yes, even in summer - in fact,
especially in summer when the fog rolls in -
it's why Mark Twain is quoted as having said "the coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco!)
Parking - Hoff St x 16th is one of the closest. You might check parkopedia ap as well. Tickets in SF are $60+, towing will cost you $500+
Great list for all of SF=
Public transit is excellent here and if walking 'works' for you, it's ideal. A car is not a great idea as parking is sparse and expensive. Tickets are $60+, being towed will set you back $500+.
If at all possible, do SF by transit and on foot.
Other Things to Note
***Please do bring at least a windbreaker.***
SF is often windy and chilly, at least some of the time. I carry/wear my light-weight down parka most of the time - honestly.
Please read the item re parking if you are driving.
-Quiet time 11-7
-Guests/friends only w prior permission
-Arrive as we arrange
-Check-out time is noon
-Lock the deadbolt if you are the last person in at night
-Lock your bedroom door, if you wish, only when In (no key available!)
NOTE: SF weather is variable. By which I mean it changes from minute to minute, street to street. FAR TOO MANY visitors have to buy extra layers here to be comfortable (yes, even in summer - in fact, especially in summer when the fog rolls in - it's why Mark Twain is quoted as having said "the coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco!)
We had a great time at Jan's home. She is a friendly, very nice host. Everything is clean and spacious. We would definitely stay there again!
Jan made us feel welcome. She was a very interesting person and we enjoyed her company. My husband was not well and we had to use her kitchen more than would be usual and it was not a problem. The position is very good with excellent transport links to the city and to other areas. Also excellent food stores, and cafe and the superb bakery. The room and bathroom were as described and a very comfortable bed. Thriller ( the cat) ignored us mostly except if he wanted feeding!!.
Staying with Jan was an absolute delight. The house is really lovely and the room with the en suite bathroom is very well appointed and very comfortable. Jan is a very friendly host, and gives her guests a lot of travel tips which were really useful to us. The area is a lovely little funky neighbourhood with cafes, restaurants, an organic grocery store just around the corner. Jan's house is one back from the street so it is very quiet place to sleep. We cannot recommend Jan or her AirBnb highly enough.
I booked on the same day as I arrived so it was great that was possible. I came to SF pretty tired but felt very comfortable and at ease in the wonderful homy house in just as wonderful neighborhood. Jan was very welcoming: she provided me with advise when I asked something. She also completely respected my privacy. The combination of the two was perfect- i could not have wished for a more comfortable stay. Tip: have breakfast at Tartine Bakery on the corner- i did it three times. Thank you Jan!
Jan communicated well about the room and insured easy entrance. The location is fabulous! Very close to Bi-Rite, Tartine, Dolores Park, the Castro. It is also safe and secure for a single woman. The room is spacious, pretty and clean, with a well-appointed private bathroom. A nice touch: heater in the bathroom and heated towel rack! Good linens too!
The room is absolutely as what it's described. It's so considerate that I found something which are more than my expectation! And the decoration of the whole house is delicate. I can tell Jan enjoy her life very much. And I believe many guests who have been there can feel how beautiful there is. Thriller is cute! In the end, Jan is a very very kind and funny person^^ she did me a big favor on suggesting transportation routes. I do appreciate it! Anyway, I really enjoyed this experience. I hope more people can experience it and know how good it is!
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About the Host, Jan
Welcome to my home! I’ve lived here in my condo on Oakwood St. for over ten years. Fell in love with San Francisco when I was here in college at SF State and have been 'at home' here since.
Since landing in SF I’ve traveled regularly, from Germany to Russia, from Vietnam to China. I love to hike, and belong to the Bay Area Ridge Trail. I'd be happy to recommend local hikes, both long and short! Among the things I enjoy are movies, reading, ballet, progressive thought, and conversation - especially over good food and wine, both out and at my table.
You'll be comfortable in my home if you're like previous guests and quite happy with the area you've chosen. My neighborhood is lively, centrally located, and provides plenty to do—if you want, I can recommend restaurants, cafes, theatres, shops and more. We'll enjoy chatting if you wish, I'll leave you alone if you want privacy.
Dy-no-mite Deli for your Dolores Park picnic. You can also get BiRite Creamery Ice Cream by the pint here :)
Repeatedly named Best Bakery in SF, Tartine is a great local spot for treats & meals! Everything they do is tasty and visually pleasing.
Great spot for indoor or outdoor casual dining, coffee, or Happy Hour.
Guests report the breakfast burrito is big enough for two!