About this listing
Savor the ethnic vibrancy of a S.F. neighborhood off the beaten path.
Price – Convenience and Affordability
I have a master bedroom available to rent out for $40.00/night with additional $10.00 per person. $25.00 cleaning fee. I will lend you house and bedroom keys.
Master bedroom is upstairs and has a private full bathroom with a tub, a private patio, mini fridge. The bedroom has a queen sized bed. Also available are fresh comforter, sheets, and towels. House has free WIFI.
There are coin operated washing machine and dryer for your use in the garage,
Food Adventures – What can I say?
You have kitchen access and an assigned kitchen cabinet. Kitchen has 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 that is 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.
Master Bedroom is located in the back of the house. Additionally, there are several bedrooms occupied by long term tenants.
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. We require signed 2 page contract.
Please note that the kitchen is a shared space and that people who are cooking and needing the kitchen table and counter to prepare, cook and eat their meal have first priority to be in the kitchen. Since there are several guests and one kitchen, I expect everyone to cooperate in order to have a pleasant stay.
Please do not hang out at the kitchen during these time slots: 7am to 10am during breakfast hours, 11am to 2pm lunch time during lunch time and 4pm to 9pm during dinner time. During these time slots please do not stay in the kitchen to work on your computer or hang out unless you are preparing or eating your meal even if no one else is at the kitchen.
In addition, people who do not have their own mini fridge have first priority use of the kitchen and downstairs fridges. If you have a private room with a mini fridge please limit your use of the kitchen and downstairs fridges.
Interaction with Guests
Limited due to travel schedule.
Other Things to Note
A rental agreement will need to be signed by host and guest prior to occupancy. House rules are additional terms and agreement of contract between host and guest.
Any long term guest whose reservation is beyond 30 days understands and accepts that a 30 day notice has been provided effective 30 days prior to termination of reservation. Additional notice is not required by the manager
Please refer to rental agreement. The set of rules comprises part of host and guest contract. Additionally, guests must follow all rules as noted by airbnb.
Any long term guest whose reservation is beyond 30 days understands and accepts that a 30 day notice has been provided effective 30 days prior to termination of reservation. Additional notice is not required by the manager or owner.
Your rental space is limited to the apartment, private room, or a bed in a shared room as specified on airbnb itinerary. For a guest who resides in a room or bed space located in a house, you have access to communal areas if applicable.
Communal areas are defined as kitchen, bathroom, garden, laundry area, and subject to owner and property managers’ discretion. However, the Congdon house does not have a laundry facility at this time. A guest will not access other areas of the house such as garage, roof, driveway, etc. except during emergency evacuations. Your rental does not include storage of your personal items. Owner and property manager may revoke use of any space or area if a guest does not adhere to house rules. Any damage that you incur on or unto property will be your personal liability. We are not responsible for stolen or damaged personal items. You are responsible to pay for lodging, rent or damages of additional guest(s) with whom you share a private room or bed space. Only street parking is available.
No smoking. No illegal drugs. No parties or disruptive behavior. No pets. Treat property as if your own. Must be independent. Respect each other, property manager, owners and their employees. Please clean up after yourself. Be financially responsible. Follow the golden rule: treat others with respect and expect respect from others. Please provide your own toiletries.
This is a great hostel-like experience. It's in an old well-used building with rooms on the street level and one above. Eclectic - four unique floor finishes on the upper one alone. Set up for longer term stays. Interns, people looking for apartments (which can take many weeks here in SF), short term giggers, internationals and the like were staying there. Friendly types all. I had room 4, which you enter through the huge, fully equipped kitchen; big, its own bathroom & closet, sliding (sort of) door onto a sort of patio. The room styles go from there to a double-occupancy screened off section near the front door. The hot water is hot and no waiting. Everyone is quiet - house rules; people come and go at all hours and use the blender - we all do what we need to do and respect others' needs.
Maria is optimistic about the rooms, and works hard and energetically to keep things in order. She may not be on site at any moment, but is always right there when needed, and replies to emails/texts within about two minutes. She's got the vibe sorted out.
I stayed here for a month and it was a basic but comfortable stay for me. This was probably the best bedroom in the house, with its own bathroom and fridge, so you feel quite at home and you have your privacy. I had the most interaction with Victor who was very helpful and hospitable. I only met Maria later but she was very friendly as well.
Possibly the only drawbacks are that this room is right next to the common kitchen area, so quite often I was awoken or unable to sleep because of other guests talking outside (ear plugs might help if you are a light sleeper), and that it was quite a trek to the Glen Park bart station (but if you do go there, you might as well pay a visit to La Corneta, one of SF's best burritos, which is a stone's throw from the bart). That said, the bus stops are much nearer, and there you can find a number of buses that run through the Mission and to the city.
Honestly I am not sure why this is listed on airbnb. My partner and I were expecting a 'bnb', but in reality the house was more like a hostel. We didn't see Maria the whole time we were there, and there were around 12 other people staying in the house at the same time as us. Furthermore she didn't tell us at all what to expect when we got there, such as how we would get the key to our room. As a result, we were very confused and quite distressed by the situation when we arrived.
However, the house was close to the BART station and overall pretty clean. The other people there were also nice and friendly. Victor, who sort of looks after the place on Maria's behalf, was also really lovely and helpful towards us.
A big negative was that after we accidentally checked out an hour late, Maria threatened to keep our airbnb deposit unless we gave her a positive review. Honestly I think this is unacceptable - you can't blackmail people into giving you good reviews if you haven't given them a good service!
Overall, stay here if you don't want a bnb experience, but don't mind a hostel type situation.
Well, this review leaves me speechless, however, I try my best to redirect negatives to positives through understanding and implementing positive changes. Truly, the best way to avoid surprises, difficulties and problems is for the guest to read the room profile, aribnb policy and house rules, policy and instructions.
I want to address Olivia's concerns.
I have described the house as being a boarding house, so that should have been an indication on the house set up. I also travel, thus, often I am away from the house which I have indicated in my emails. Victor, who is a former airbnb guest and now a long term tenant, helps me with the trumbull house. Unfortunately, when Olivia and her friend checked in there was a lag in the communication. Sometimes, it is difficult for international guests to communicate with me, because they don't email or text upon their arrival since they don't have domestic phones or email accounts.
Since Olivia's departure, I have implemented new changes to the house such as lockless front door for self check in, detailed email regarding house and room orientation and email check out reminder.
Olivia did not check out at the designated time of 11am which badly affected our house schedule. My helper, Rosie, was scheduled to clean Olivia's vacated room, but her things were still in her room past noon. I called airbnb about the situation, and customer service said that they will impose $150.00 late check out. So, I immediately emailed Olivia that her check out was at 11am, that my cleaner cannot access the room, that another guest is due to arrive and that airbnb will impose the $150.00 late check out fee. Olivia communicated with me to have the cleaner move her things into the kitchen, which my cleaner had to do so that she could start cleaning the room. I ensured that Victor had her laptop for safe keeping upon her return. Finally, Olivia texted that they left the house with all her things including her laptop. They left close to 2pm which meant a lag of 3 hours.
Once checked out, I thanked Olivia for her stay, asked her for a positive review despite everything, and told her that airbnb won't charge the late check out fee of $150.00. I was not blackmailing her. She should have followed policy so that we did not have to resort in imposing the late check out penalty fee.
Olivia mentioned about coercing a positive review. I normally ask my guests for positive reviews so that they can provide a balanced review. I have had experience in the past when a guest just focused on negative aspects of her/his stay, and I felt that it was not fair. I don't mind constructive criticism, but if the stay was so bad then the guest should have declined the room within 24 hours after arrival.
Olivia mentioned as well that our Trumbull house is not a "bnb". Well, in the past, I have engaged more with my guests, have had monthly get togethers, have interacted more frequently, etc. However, after an incident occurred when people were being too social and having too many and late activities at the house (one time a group decided to climb the roof) which disturbed other guests and neighbors, and at one time prompted a fight amongst guests (disagreements on other guests being too noisy), I have decided to stop social gatherings at the house and be vigilant in enforcing the house rules as well as implementing a kitchen curfew.
The majority of my guests are long term, and they prefer a quiet environment and atmosphere to come home to instead of a full discussion on international politics since they are focused in accomplishing their own trip goals. Most of them don't have a need for a social venue and due to negative past experiences I no longer provide. However, the house attracts guests from various part of the world and U.S. thus, its an opportunity to meet and form worldwide friendships and understanding. Guests just have to socialize outside the house.
Olivia also mentioned that the house has about 12 guests. The trumbull house has 7 bedrooms and three bathrooms. Technically, it can house up to 14 people. Despite our large household, we have a quiet house, because we enforce the house rules and kitchen curfew. As far as providing several keys, I only provide one set of keys for security reasons.
I contribute positively to the airbnb community and the majority of my previous, current and hopefully future guests are in agreement. I serve a niche in the airbnb community. Unfortunately, I cannot please everyone, especially guests who make reservations but clearly do not belong in my niche. Hopefully, my guests truly understand and adhere to the information on and about my room profiles, airbnb policy, my house rules and instructions to avoid surprises, difficulties and problems.
Ich un meine beiden Freundinnen sind bei Maria in San Francisco untergekommen. Das Zimmer war nicht ganz so schön wie wir es uns von den Bildern her vorgestellt haben aber es war ok. Die Gastgeberin Maria haben wir die ganzen 3 Wochen nicht einmal gesehen und wir wussten nicht genau an wenn wir uns wenden sollen wenn wir Fragen haben. Zum Beispiel, ist der Klogriff zum spülen am ersten Abend abgebrochen. In den ganzen 3 Wochen gab es keine Möglichkeit das Zimmer einmal zu putzen oder die Bettwäsche zu wechslen und in der Beschreibung stand nicht dabei, das die Waschmaschine und der Trockner extra Geld kosten. Außderdem hatten wir nur einen Hausschlüssel für 3 Leute, das war etwas nervig. Alles in allem war es ok aber wir haben uns nicht sehr wohl gefühlt.
Please note that I travel thus, I am not constantly at the property. During Amelie and her 2 friends' stay, I did not get an email from them regarding a problem. I thought everything was fine. It was only after they left that my cleaner found the extent of damage to the room. They left the mattress stained, broke the toilet handle, stained the sheets, towel, etc. I would not host them again.
Tout était très bien, et tout s'est bien passé.
Nous avons bien été reçu et accueilli.
Le quartier est calme pour dormir et juste à coté de l'autoroute pour rejoindre facilement le centre. A noter qu'il peut être difficile de trouver une place pour se garer le soir.
La chambre est grande et bien aménagée, moins lumineuse que sur les photos et a une odeur d'humidité, mais cela ne nous a pas du tout dérangé, elle reste propre.
Une grande cuisine bien équipée est mis à disposition de tous.
Pour le prix, il n'y a pas d'hésitation à avoir.
First impression: at first I was a bit iffy.The side walks weren't kept clean except infront of Maria's house . I also appreciate how she keeps a bright light on all night. Parking can get tough late at night. The room is cozy a little musty but it's clean . Sheets clean , blanket and toilet is clean wich is imp . The picture appears brighter than the actual room and the yard needs some trimming but Maria's warm personality added some ambiance
. Grade : B-
Neighborhood : my first question to Maria and I'm glad she gave an honest answer was safety . 3 incidence in 3 years wich is pretty good and could have been avoided. After day one the neighborhood did not feel 3 tips: don't leave valuables in the car and don't go galavanting late at night . The bus stop is near but it's not close by it's still a bit of a hike . But yeah you can get to ne where in the city from here. Neighbor is a policeman . Grade C
The house : their were 11 people total during my stay but I tell you it felt like there wss only me and the caretaker. Privacy and noise level is awsome perfect for studying and sleeping . You have everything you need in the common areas . The water pressure is excellent I enjoyed my showrs. The stove worked perfectly and trash was kept properly
Experience : for 40 some at night I had a comfortable rest area my own bathroom and a well functional kitchen . Yah it's not hotel standards but it felt like I had my own house.
Grade : B+
Thank you for allowing me to stay at your home .
My husband and I stayed for a week. The room was comfortable and the other guests in the house were courteous. We rented a car, but with a little planning we could have used only public transportation for all our San Fran touring, since there are several close bus stops and one metro/train stop. The bus ride to downtown is a bit long, but it is worth not having to find and pay for parking.
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About the Host, Maria
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