About This Listing
I have two different rooms/listings in the same 3 bedroom apartment, which I also reside in.
I have a cat, in case of allergies. We are located close to many shops and restaurants and public transportation. (22 Bus, Cal-Trans, and T-Muni train)
The room itself is midsize, 13'x 11'' and has a view of the S.F. Hills/Twin-Peaks and a partial view of downtown. . Although it faces the street, it is quiet and lovely sunsets at evening time.
The unit is spacious and sunny and recently renovated with high ceilings and hardwood floors throughout.
There is a mid-hair cat (Trixie) on the premises and she is very sweet and friendly..
The Potrero Hill neighborhood is safe and quiet, and there are lots of restaurants and shops within walking distance. We are only a 10-15 minute drive to downtown or Berkeley/Oakland and the pristine beaches South, Public transportation to downtown is only 3 blocks away and takes aprox. 25-30 mins. From there you can connect to the cable-car for destinations to Fisherman's Warf, Chinatown & North beach. The Cal-Trans train station is also 3 blocks away for those who wish to take public to South S.F., Oyster Bay, Mt. View, Palo Alto or San Jose.
If you rent a car, which I advise if you want to see the North Bay (GG Bridge, Marin Headlands, Pt. Bonita, Sausalito, Muir Woods, Stinson Beach and Pt. Reyes) there is plenty of free and safe street parking within the block of so. I will always try to provide at least coffee/continental breakfast and often can do even better if the timing is right and I am not busy prepping for a truck lunch that particular morning.
High-Speed Internet, In-Room refrigerator, Microwave oven, Full Direct TV with HBO etc. Hot-Tub, deck and roof access, and light cooking is fine in the kitchen.
Interaction with Guests
As much as time and schedules permit!
I tend to be more social in the mornings and afternoons instead of the evenings, when I am often tired.
There are lots of restaurants on 18th St. and 2 convenience stores and mini-mini "whole foods" type grocery store as well as a few bars all within walking distance. Street parking is free and fairly easy. There are a couple of places to run and tennis courts a few blocks away.
Close to public transportation: 22 Bus, Cal-Ttrans and Muni-T stations are all within 3 blocks allowing easy access to downtown, the Mission, Upper and Lower Haight as well as the Castro.
Other Things to Note
Also, California is in a big drought so please try not to flush if it's only pee. (I have these blue water discs and if you slightly flush the water it will disinfect and turn the water blue and saves 3 gallons of water) Sorry, there's no diplomatic way to ask that and we are in BIG trouble out here!
1. No smoking indoors...outside deck or on the roof, or in/by the hot tub area is fine..
2. No pets, so please don't ask. Please don't use the towels I provide to wipe off makeup. 3. Please turn off lights when leaving rooms....
4. Light cooking is fine but I don't encourage it on a daily basis as I use my kitchen a lot for work.
5. Please respect the wood and don't leave wet towels on the hardwood floors...
6. I am a social being but sometimes need my livingroom space in the evenings after a work day.
Jon was a great host and I had an enjoyable stay. What a view!
Jon was a great host. He is social and easy to get along with. The room was clean and as described in the listing. The kitchen / living room are was a bit messy for my taste, but after all, it is an apartment, where someone actually lives and not a museum, so nothing really to complain about. The view from the terrace is fantastic, so it is a great place to have your breakfast. Talking about which, whenever both of our schedule allowed it, Jon has actually prepared breakfast for his guests (he has another listing within the same apartment).
The location is a bit out of the city centre, but was pretty easy to get around by using public transportation, so should not be an issue for anyone.
Great way to stay in San Fran! Jon is very knowledgable about the area and the west. Had a blast thanks Jon!
We had a great stay at Jon`s. Our room was cozy and quiet and we shared the bath with Jon, which was very easy. We could use the beautiful terrace whenever we wanted to - really nice! The apartment is in a residential area on top of the hill, but just one block down and one up (Texas and 18th) is the 22 bus which takes you to the hustle and bustle of the Mission within 13mins, or switch from 22 to 9 (at Potrero and 17th) and go downtown within 25mins. Riding the public bus in SFO is very interesting - there is always something going on. I also liked the fact that we were free to put our stuff in the fridge and server ourselves with glasses, plates and silverware from his kitchen. So it felt like visiting a friend, not a stranger...Thanks Jon!
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About the Host, Jon
Still pretty youthful, experienced, well-traveled ,open-minded, spiritual, friendly, big music and sports lover. Always up for new trips, friends and adventures. I firmly believe that life is a continued learning experience…a road, more than a destination…I hope your road might takes you here..!
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