About this listing
A great get away in the upper Castro, minutes from the Castro, Cole Valley, the Haight, Golden Gate Park and the Mission. Sleeps 5, all the amenities including a full gourmet kitchen, huge shower, laundry, internet and Netflix. Come stay and enjoy!
This is a one bedroom loft apartment with an open floor plan.
IMPORTANT: There are no walls separating the sleeping areas.
The loft has sleeping capacity for 5 in total:
- a queen sized bed sleeps 2
- the sofa converts to a queen bed for another 2
- and a twin mattress under the stairs sleeps 1
There is a modern kitchen, with a full size stove/oven, microwave, refrigerator, and in-unit full size washer-dryer. The bathroom features a massive multi-person shower. Top it off with a big screen TV, WiFi, and a backyard. We are straight and gay friendly, pets are negotiable.
Guess have full access to the apartment and the backyard.
Interaction with Guests
I enjoy sharing experiences with guests, but since this is A complete apartment, I might not have the chance to meet you. We don't run into each other feel free to E-mail or call me and I will stop by when you have a minute.
Situated between the Castro and Cole Valley, my neighborhood is close enough and to see and do everything, well-connected by public transportation get a comfortable distance from the hurly-burly to offer some quiet streets.
The Castro’s vibrant culture and colorful streetscapes have long been a source of San Francisco PRIDE. Buzzing with life and activity, the Castro’s flamboyant bars and restaurants, glittering shops, and historical theaters comprise its endearingly unapologetic attitude. Although this neighborhood is considered San Francisco’s gay-friendly epicenter, all are invited to experience the Castro’s unabashed zest for life.
Strolling Cole Valley’s tree-lined streets often leads to a postcard-worthy afternoon. It's easy to spend a day admiring this idyllic neighborhood’s Victorian architecture and snacking at its cozy cafes and charming restaurants. Cole Valley’s proximity to Golden Gate Park and Haight-Ashbury promises countless options for wholesome fun and eclectic entertainment.
Location and access to public transport are very important; there are two bus lines right on the corner, going downhill the 33 takes you to the vibrant Castro, the Mission district, Bart, and Portrero hill. Going the other way it takes you to the Haight (old hippy hangout), Golden Gate park and the Richmond district. The 37 bus downhill takes you to the Muni underground at Castro and Mission, the Castro, the Safeway on Church then back to the Haight.
Other Things to Note
There is no parking provided. However, street parking is easy to find and free in our neighborhood, you can almost always find a spot within one or two blocks of the building. In most parts of the city, you must have a sticker to park more than a few hours. Here you don't need a sticker and you can park your car and leave it, the only restriction is it must be moved every three days and for street cleaning two hours per week. Signs are clearly posted telling you the times for street cleaning. Other things to remember about parking in San Francisco, never block a driveway or you will be ticketed or towed and remember if you are parking on Ahill you must turn your wheels all the way to the left if you are pointing uphill or all the way to the right if you are pointing downhill.
There is one flight of stairs to get to the apartment.
1. Smoke-free house, no exceptions.
2. Check-in is from 2:00 p.m., you are welcome to drop off your bags anytime. If you would like the place earlier be sure to let me know so we can work something out.
3. Check out is at 12:00 p.m., again let me know if that doesn't work and we will at least keep your bags; it's there isn't another guest coming that night, check out can be later, but needs to be approved in advance.
4. There is no curfew, you can come and go anytime you please. Just remember, we are all adults here and are expected to act as such. If you come in late, come in quietly.
5. Quiet hours are 11:00 p.m. - 7 a.m. There are others sleeping in the house so please observe!
The apartment was perfect. Clean, comfortable and in a beautiful location. We were able to walk almost everywhere. Also John was a great host and had a notebook that answered all our questions and had a fully stocked kitchen as well as coffee and other basic foods in the pantry. I highly recommend this apartment. It was great!
He was a friendly gracious host. He made us feel welcome the moment we checked in. The place was just as described. It had the perfect amount of space we needed.
Dopo aver visto la città possiamo sicuramente confermare che Upper Castro è una super location per San Francisco. La casa di John è molto carina, l'annuncio assolutamente preciso e noi siamo stati alla grande @ John è un host molto cortese e in casa abbiamo trovato numerosissime informazioni su luoghi e cose da fare che ci hanno aiutato a trascorrere un periodo davvero eccellente.
This really is a great location with public transport on the doorstep. The apartment was a great base for us to discover SF and was as described by John. John is the perfect host, only there when you need him and all the information he provided was accurate.
Great apartment, really nice area, views down to the city from just outside were great. The apartment was great to stay in, lots of nice touches, the handbook was full of great suggestions, the share cupboard was a nice touch, top notch shower, and was great to have easy to use laundry appliances on hand.
The main bed and the pull out bed were comfortable, the bed under the stairs was comfortable, but might not suit anyone really tall.
Really liked the area, just a few mins walk from the centre of Castro (and its a nice walk, either down market or 18th street). John was very friendly, we didn't meet in person, but he was very quick to respond to email, and he was very personable and always helpful.
Couple of great restaurants within a few minutes walk (Barney's Gourmet burgers, and Thai house express were both really good).
The apartment was clean, and well laid out, the amenities were great, and everything we could have needed was either at hand, or helpfully pointed out in John's handbook. Would definitely stay there again if heading back to San Fran
John's Appartment ist perfekt zwischen Castro/Market (fußläufig!) und Haight Ashbury gelegen, eine Bushaltestelle befindet sich direkt vor der Tür. John hat uns bereits einige Tage vor Ankunft eine äußerst detaillierte Wegbeschreibung zur Wohnung geschickt und dafür Sorge getragen, dass wir auch in der Wohnung alles haben, was wir brauchen (oder evtl brauchen könnten). Perfekte "Home Base" für unseren 5-tägigen San Francisco Besuch!
Join's house is great and with great neighborhood.The house has two floors and it's clean,tidy.And the neighbors are very polite to direct me to the places I wanna go.The parking is easy and John is always nice whenever I had a question to ask. My friends and I are satisfied with the stay there.
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About the Host, John
Progressive, liberal, open minded,curious, straight but gay friendly. I love meeting new people from different places with interesting stories.
In addition to myself, you will find Matt in residence, my easy going, always gone housemate.
My listings are my personal home, so most of the time I'll be around and I'll be happy to be your host. I look forward to meeting you, hearing your stories and sharing my place with you.