Steampunk in the Castro--Front room

Apartment - Private room · Noe St, San Francisco, CA 94114, United States

Come stay in an architect's home smack in the middle of all that's great about San Francisco! We let two rooms, each with its own character. Full kitchen, laundry, WiFi. Our Victorian is in the middle of the Castro, Mission and Haight districts.

The Space

Our flat is on the second floor looking over a tree-lined street. The building is a 6-unit Victorian from about 1912. Oak floors throughout. WiFi throughout. We have large kitchen with great lighting that is fully set up for cooking or hanging out. We have laundry in our unit, so longer stays are easy.

The bedroom is in the front of the apartment. It has a big sunny bay window, trimmed with trees, that overlooks Noe Street. Comfortable bed with good cotton sheets and down pillows. Large closet to hang clothes or stash your luggage. It's a double-sized bed, which paradoxically means that it's a good-sized bed for one, or two if you're into each other.

Guest Access

We welcome you to use the full apartment. The kitchen has everything you'd need to make something amazing. Our washing machine is in the back of the flat.

Interaction with Guests

In our experience, most of our guests come to SF to be out and about, seeing and doing things. With these guests, we'll often only see each other in the evenings for a bit. A few guests have been more domestic, and we end up hanging out more at home, sometimes cooking together. We both work full-time, so we're usually out of the apartment during the day. My dog can be a good buddy during the day if you make friendly with him.

The Neighborhood

San Francisco is full of unique neighborhoods, but I am in love with ours. It's called the Duboce Triangle. We're on a quiet, tree-lined street that is just 2 blocks from the heart of the Castro. It's a 5-minute walk to huge parks with 360 degree views to the Golden Gate bridge, all of San Francisco's skyline, the Oakland Bay Bridge and the hills of Berkeley and Oakland. The Haight (hippies) is a 10-minute walk, as is the near side of the Mission (hipsters). Dolores Park, a big sunny grass park on a palm tree-lined boulevard between the Castro and the Mission, is a 10-minute walk.

There are grocery stores, coffee shops, nightclubs, bars, gyms and restaurants of every sort within a 5-minute walk.

Getting around

Two blocks from our place, you can catch all Muni lines (J, F, K, L, M, N) and head to Union Square (3 stops away) or the Ferry Building on the waterfront Embarcadero (5 stops). In the other direction, you can ride out to the Zoo or the beach (surfing lessons? bonfires?). There are also busses that will carry you up to the Marina where you'll have the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Parking for a rental car on the street is free and surprisingly easy, although there is a limit to how long you can leave your car in one place. There are dozens of ZipCars around for day trips to Wine Country (Napa/Sonoma). Monterrey, with its famous aquarium, is 2 hours away, and Point Reyes National Seashore offers miles of isolated rural walks and empty beaches. I've seen whales breaching just off shore.

Other Things to Note

You'd share the flat with me, Jonathan, a biochemist and science tutor; my boyfriend Beau, a interior architect. We are pretty quiet, 31/40 y.o., and easy going. Happy to join you for a glass of wine and hang out, but pretty busy with our own lives. I've got a medium-sized, relaxed dog that sticks to me like glue.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $525 /week
Monthly Price: $2400 /month
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check In: 12:00 AM (midnight)
Check Out: 12:00 AM (midnight)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had a very pleasant stay in Jon's flat. It's in a fantastic location central to everything. Jon was super helpful with ideas on where to go and what to see, even spending the time to sit down with us and drawing a map. I would definatley recommend them for anyone who is looking for a comfy and enjoyable San Fran experience.

    April 2014
  • Thanks guys (incl. Painter). Everything 100 %.

    March 2014
  • La chambre est magnifiquement décorée, pas de mauvaise surprise. L'appartement est propre et très agréable. La chambre donne sur la rue, sommeil léger s'abstenir. A noter qu'il n'y a pas de rideau pour ceux que le jour gênerait.

    L'hôte est adorable, je suis arrivée tard et repartie tôt donc nous n'avons pas vraiment eu de contact mais échange sympathique.

    J'ai beaucoup aimé le quartier entre market street et le square adamo en passant par la rue Fillmore, on peut voir pas mal de chose à pied.

    March 2014
  • Great little room in a nice neighbourhood with accommodating hosts.

    March 2014
  • Jonathans place was exactly as he described it. lovely room, very clean, so close to restaurants, cinema and trams, trains and buses, two minutes away. A very interesting area to explore and I felt very safe. Jonathan was very friendly, took me to local cafes for coffee and was kind and generous. I wanted to experience different areas of San Francisco and only stayed with him for two days but next time would be happy to stay there for my full stay. Would describe it as one of my best airbnb experiences. Thanks Jonathan for making the effort to make me feel welcome (also for the nice tea selection...)

    March 2014
  • My stay with Jonathan and his partner was wonderfully comfortable. The location was perfect as a solid base from which to explore the city. Transit was easily accessible and the neighbourhood was friendly and colourful. My room was beautifully decorated and the bed was super cosy. The shower has a really nice flow and water pressure. Jonathan is nice to talk to and a great source of knowledge about where to go and what sights to see as well as how to get to them. My walking tour of the city was fantastic - I especially loved Chinatown, riding the vintage streetcars and the hilltop parks (esp. Alamo Square & Buena Vista Park). My favourite day was visiting and crossing the Golden Gate Bridge by bicycle. Baker beach is beautiful and the perfect spot for relaxing, photographing and soaking up the sun and the sublime mood at sunset. Thanks so much, Jonathan!

    March 2014
  • I really enjoyed my stay at Jonathan's! He was really nice and very helpful. The room was comfortable and quiet. The place is in a great location. I would definitely stay there again.

    March 2014
  • Thanks Jonathan, for sharing your beautiful room and hospitality- in a great neigbourhood as well. Wish I could have stayed longer!

    March 2014
  • Jonathan and Beau were wonderful hosts. They accommodated us when our flight got in earlier than expected and were friendly, helpful and easy going. We loved the room and the location and had a great time overall!

    March 2014
  • Jonathan, Beau and Painter were great hosts. The room is in a great location in the heart of the Castro, very clean and a great place to rest your head.

    March 2014
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