About this listing
Guest often comment on how quiet it is, given the location in the middle of a busy neighborhood.
The bed, too, gets well reviewed! Good mattress and pillows.
The room is close to the front door so it's easy to come and go as you wish :)
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.
-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!)
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
Jan is a very lovely and caring person, staying at her place felt like home!We had lots of interesting conversations and she was very helpful!her flat is charming,everything was clean and the bed was comfortable. Mission is a very hip neighbourhood with lots of cafes and restaurants and Dolores Park is just around the corner! It's a perfect starting point to explore San Francisco by foot or by bike!
We could highly recommend to stay at her place!
The location of the apartment is perfect, 2 minutes walk to Mission Dolores Parks and very close to the public transportation service. Lots of great bars and restaurants nearby. Jan and her cat Thriller were fantastic hosts. Really enjoyed my stay there.
Jan was an awesome host; she made us feel as if her place was our own. The location is perfect - very close to Tartine, Mission Dolores Park, lots of great restaurants and shops, and public transportation. Will definitely stay with Jan again. Thanks, Jan!
Friendly host, spacious accommodation, access to kitchen for breakfast, easy access to bus, trolley, subway and BART. Numerous eating places nearby. We enjoyed our second stay with Jan
This was our first time in SFO and our first time with an Airbnb host and it couldn't have been better!
We had called Jan ahead of our arrival and she made sure she was home to receive us. She has a map of the world stuck to the back of her apartment door and she immediately marked our names against our city on the map. Made us feel right at home!
The house rules were simple and we had access to almost everything in the Kitchen. Thriller is an amazing cat and he was such a great co host. He was happy to interact with us without getting in our way.
Jan has a wonderful and beautiful home with such interesting art and knick knacks. We absolutely loved our room. The apartment is located in mission district near dolores park - a great location and we loved hanging out at the park.
Jan is a truly wonderful host. She is happy to chat (and had some wonderful stories to tell us) and yet she gives you the space you may need. She was most helpful, making suggestions for SFO and helping us plan our day and transportation.
Thank you Jan and Thriller!!! You made SFO fantastic for us.
Jan was a very kind, generous & warm host, being accessible when needed but allowing us to come and go as we please freely. She was great to chat with and provided good advice on the area. The location is optimal in the Mission district, close to many great bars, restaurants as well as public transit. Make sure to stop at Tartine bakery down the street for unbelievable breakfast pastries.
Staying with Jan was a pleasure. She is a very experienced host, and her accommodations were great. Clean room, clean towels. Her place was very nice and location was amazing! Thanks for a great stay Jan and Thriller!
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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.