About this listing
I have private bedroom with two twin size beds available with added fee for additional person and one time cleaning fee. FREE WIFI. I will lend you house and bedroom keys.
The bedroom is large and has two twin beds with comforters and fresh linens. There are a desk, chair, chest of drawers, lamps, etc. for greater comfort. Also, I provide self-serve cold cereal for breakfast for your convenience and enjoyment.
Also, there are coin operated washing machine and dryer for your use.
The house is a boarding house, shabby-chic and conveniently located near the Mission, Excelsior, and Glen Park districts—all within walking distance. It is very close to transportation, freeways and major thoroughfares. Savor the ethnic vibrancy of this off the beaten path of San Francisco.
Walk 1.5 blocks to buy 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.
Venture further away from the house and walk 2 blocks to take 14 Mission, a bus line that travels from one end of the City that borders Daly City to Embarcadero which 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 San Francisco as well as various Bay Area cities, locations and destinations.
Kitchen, laundry area, yard
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 travels.
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. This 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.
Maria has been an excellent host during my stay. She has a straightforward demeanor and handles things fairly and efficiently. The house provides a relatively inexpensive and modest option in high-rent San Francisco with access to BART via the Glen Park station a 10-15 minute walk away and public bus stops nearby. Manila Oriental Market is close for groceries but there is not much else in terms of shops, restaurants, etc in the immediate vicinity. The house is clean and the kitchen facilities are good for people who like to cook. The house was flooded during my stay due to heavy rains and Maria was diligent in keeping the house dry and guests updated.
My stay at Maria’s place was very pleasant; the place is clean, quiet and comfortable. Location is perfect. Great value for your money, I would definitely stay again at Maria’s place.
I stayed in the home for one month and will try to be as diplomatic and accurate as possible in my review.
~The amenities are well provided for, in that there is an in-house washer and dryer (although at a hefty $7 per load combined) and there is ample kitchen storage.
~I asked for a lamp and the owner kindly supplied it for the desk. And they also promptly fixed the ceiling light when it burned out.
~The house and kitchen constantly reeked of something vile and unseen.
~Between 7-10 people share one bathroom (shower and toilet) and thus was often dirty and hard to get into in the morning, which is expected.
~Any noise you or your neighbor make is heard everywhere.
~If you don't have a car, this location is quite the trek to downtown (about a hour on bus or bart).
~Has a great little study desk, a chest and dresser for clothes and shoes. Tons of storage. And even better, you get your own mini fridge.
~The room is smaller than it appears in the photo and has one mattress and one thin cot.
~The sheets on both beds were extremely stained/well used, and the mattress cover was crusty.
~Everything in the room, from the floor to the counters was filthy. Also, much of the house hasn’t been properly mopped/bleached in months (or so it appears).
*Please note this is not a review of the landlords who were great and courteous, but an honest review of the house.
I briefly met Danielle twice when I visited the property. She was very polite when I asked her about her experience. She mentioned about the lamp and light in her room which my brother and I addressed and corrected immediately. Our quick actions displayed our commitment to ensure our guest's comfort and enjoyment. Thereafter, she did not mention other concerns.
Thus, her HISTRIONICS come as a complete surprise.
If I had been in her place and experienced those negative things as she claimed, I would have ran out of the house within the 24 hour period which airbnb allows for a guest to make up their mind to stay or not to stay. However, she stayed close to a month and said nothing. I do not understand why she did not use the bathroom downstairs if the upstairs bathroom was occupied nor brought her boyfriend, which was not prearranged, to the house during the last two weeks of her stay if she thought there were too many people. Looking back at the number of guests assigned to the upstairs bathroom, the average number was 5 during her stay with use of the downstairs bathroom if needed.
As far as cleanliness, I have a person who cleans 3x a week the communal areas. Every guest is responsible for the upkeep of their own space and must contribute to the collective maintenance and upkeep of the property. I have plenty of cleaning materials and solutions for anyone to use. A guest can also open the window for fresh air.
Prior to guest arrival, the room gets cleaned thoroughly and beddings are replaced with freshly washed linens and comforter.
As far as condition of linens, they are inspected after each use. Those that are spotted with body fluids are disposed. Therefore, I do not understand her complaints. Perhaps she soiled them herself!
As far as the type of beds, they are placed in the room to accommodate the space. If she wanted a different bed she should have booked a different room or better yet, she should not have come at all.
I want a guest who is positive and focus on the the good things about staying in our place such as the value of having a reasonably priced clean house and private bedroom or shared space, getting the opportunity to interact with an international household, enjoying the convenience of a well placed located house, etc.
If you are such as guest, I welcome you. If not, please move on to somewhere else to save each other heartache and grief.
This spot was great, nice spacious room with two twin beds that were both comfy and well prepared. Huge wardrobe closet perfect for my clothes, personal mini fridge where I stored some basic groceries.
Best of all it provided short commutes to both the South Bay/Silicon Valley as well as Downtown SF because of its great access to the 280 freeway. Maria was a great host, she called the day before arrival and even made special arrangements for my late flight in that night. This is definitely high on my list for when I return to the Bay Area soon.
I lived in this room for three months and had an interesting and exciting time in San Francisco. Maria is a busy but friendly and very helpful host. If you need something or if you have a problem – just ask. She will try everything to help you.
House and room correspond with the description perfectly. Read this and some of the comments and you know what to expect.
I liked the fact that there are other interesting people from all over the world living in the house all the time. If you want company, you have someone to talk to. But it's also possible to be on your own if you want to.
If you are a light sleeper, you may have a problem, because the house is not very soundproof and you hear people coming and going or walking down the hall.
And if you are a kind of "sun worshipper" you might be disappointed, because the only window in the room faces a small light shaft.
But the pros about the house and this room outweigh these drawbacks easily:
- There's a complete and big kitchen in the house.
- You have a small but sufficient fridge in your room for your own stuff.
- Professional grade washing machine and dryer in the basement.
- The 14 and 49 busses are a five minute walk away. Take one of them and 15 minutes later you'll be in Mission, the "Hipster" part of San Francisco with a lot of bars, restaurants and (mostly Mexican) eateries.
- The 14X is even closer and brings you directly to the city center during morning rush-hour and back in the evening.
- The "Glen Park" BART Station is a 10 to 15 minute walk away. A 10 minute ride later and you'll be in the heart of San Francisco. Take a southbound BART train to reach SFO Airport or transfer at Millbrae to a Caltrain to Silicon Valley/San Jose.
- You'll find a large supermarket with a lot of asian groceries and other stuff a five minute walk away. I can recommend furthermore "Canyon Market" near Glen Park BART Station. It's a pricy, but very nice supermarket with high quality organic food.
The neighborhood is quiet and safe. It's not a fancy part of SF, just a common residential area.
All things considered: You get a lot of value for a comparatively cheap price.
My sister and I stayed here for several months for work- and study-related reasons and we had a pretty good stay.
- The laundry was a bit more expensive than I was used to, especially for two people's worth of laundry load.
- For two people who work/study at home most of the time, the only downside of the room furnishing is probably the small desk that can only used by one person at a time. You can easily resolve this by getting a nice laptop/bed table for the other person to use on the bed though.
- Despite being so busy with taking care of so many people, Maria is very friendly and always responded very quickly (usually within a day) whenever there was a problem.
- Maria hosts a monthly dinner where everyone could come together and get to know each other. My favorite part is when each of us brought a favorite poetry/song to share with each other. We usually end laughing or debating or reflecting deeply at the end of each poem/song.
- This is a great room relative to other rooms in the house if you care about convenience and location. The bathroom is right across your room entrance, the kitchen is a little down the hall to your right, the house entrance is a little down the hall to your left and the mails shelf is right next to you (very convenient for someone who usually checks the mail like me).
- The supermarket is about 2 long blocks away from this house, which is close enough to walk to and fro getting our groceries while also getting a bit of walking exercise.
Overall, it was a good stay and we would recommend it for anyone looking for a short-term place to stay for a couple months.
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About the Host, Maria
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