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
-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!)
Jan was a very welcoming host and her apartment is lovely - just as pictured. I can't say enough about the location - near the Muni and so many fabulous restaurants and shops. Definitely make your way to Delfina for Italian food right around the corner.
Coordinating my arrival was easy and Jan was most helpful in giving me directions around San Francisco.
Staying with Jan for almost two weeks was fabulous. She made me feel like home with her considerate, generous, relaxed and open attitude. The room is is great and exactly like the photos. Jan's place is located in the best neighborhood in SF and she is a true Superhost!
Staying at Jan's place was fantastic! The apartment is located in a great spot in the Mission, quiet but close to plenty of restaurants and shops. The room is big, clean and perfectly comfortable. Jan is a great host, really welcoming and nice! One of the best experiences in San Francisco so far!
We had a fabulous time staying with Jan...marvelous host with a very clean and comfortable room. We spent many of our waking hours walking, so didn't have an opportunity to chat a lot...nor did we watch any TV although there is a TV in the room. Her beautiful home is in a terrific location, so who would want to watch TV when you can explore?
This was our first experience with Airbnb and didn't know what to expect. This exceeded our expectations...we will stay again!
Oh! Very quiet location, too...and Thriller? Well..he is a very friendly feline. Great cat.
Jan is a natural born host, most kind and gracious, very well educated and spoken, internationally minded and very experienced at hosting. She's very relaxed and calm; her home reflects her serenity. It is peaceful and calm. I've stayed at bnb's all over Europe and North America and this is one of the most comfortable places ever! The location is even better than downtown because there is no noise at night and it is close to the overwhelmingly beautiful Dolores Park with its unique view of downtown San Francisco. The room pictured is spotlessly clean, has plenty of space to spread your things out, a large desk where you can write, a private bathroom and there is ALWAYS hot water in the shower; there are no drafts from any windows; and, she has thoughtfully put in a towel-rack warmer. The kitchen is newly redecorated and always very clean. Her pet, Thriller, is a lovely, friendly (website hidden)-Rite grocery is a few yards away on 18th Street; Whole Foods is close by on Dolores and Market. The J-Muni train is two blocks; the F-train that goes down Market is about 4 blocks away and the BART from airports is very nearby on 16th and Mission. The entire neighborhood is being transformed into yuppie heaven, as many Silicon Valley employees are moving in. It's also very close to a very important landmark where San Francisco began, The Mission Cathedral and tourist site and the spot where Kim Novak sat in a famous scene in Hitchcock's film, "Vertigo," a must-see for first-time visitors. It is also very close to Liberty Heights Historic District, a walk that compares with being on a treadmill with extreme incline on, but definitely worth it to see the homes and views; it is also close to 24th Street, in Noe Valley, an oasis of unique shops and a traditional French restaurant, Le Zinc. The best was just meeting and talking with Jan.
Jan was very welcoming and waiting for me and my friend at home. The direction she provided was perfect!
Jan was one of the absolute highlights of our stay in SF, I can't really add anything to the previous references, I can only encourage everybody to book her place and enjoy! Lovely room, comfy bathroom, amazing location, really!
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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.