About this listing
Enjoy a cool neighborhood with a private, upstairs 1 bedroom/1 bath in a newly renovated home with a backyard. You can enjoy our kitchen but we are quite close to lots of amazing restaurants, coffee shops, and bars.
1 bedroom/1 bath. Upstairs on a separate floor so it feels very private. Queen bed and a couch. Fresh yummy towels. New, modern house in a very sunny spot in SF.
You would share a kitchen with us but in SF, who wants to cook? 3 blocks from Cortland Street in cozy Bernal Heights and 1 mile from the Mission hot spots like Monks Kettle, Foreign Cinema, Range, Locanda, Delfina, Mission Cheese, Craftsman & Wolves, Ritual Coffee, and many other unique, amazing restaurants/bars/cafes.
Check out the "Guidebook" on the map/location page of our listing.
We have fast WIFI, a backyard (a treat in SF), & Hummingbirds. We love our place but like to meet new people so this seems like a cool way to do so.
Check out the 7x7 Top 100 things to do in SF. Bernal Heights Hill is #1! (website hidden)
As a guest at our home, you will have access to the second floor which has your bedroom and bathroom. It feels pretty private since we are on the main floor.
You of course can use the kitchen -- we reserve a part of our fridge and pantry for you so you can store delicious things you may pick up at places like BiRite or the Market -- and also our living room/dining area. A bonus is our backyard which isn't completely common in SF.
Interaction with Guests
Our interaction with you, depends on, well you. We are more than happy to chat as you return home after visiting gorgeous SF sites, or if you want to just come home after a long day and plop down, that's fine too.
We are always happy to give food/drink recommendations or offer advice on best ways to get somewhere (either via car or public transportation), and talk through trips outside the city.
On Cortland, the heart of Bernal, there are three great coffee shops (the best is Sandbox Bakery), a sushi place (Mokis), Vega (good Italian), Red Hill Station. And we just got a new cocktail bar called Holy Water. Also one of the best sushi places in SF, Ichi Sushi, is very close on Mission. Cortland is 3 short blocks from the house. Also, a must-see is the top of Bernal Hill, where you get amazing views of Downtown SF and the East Bay, just an invigorating 13 min walk up from our place, complete with a panoply of dogs.
We are close to public transportation like MUNI lines J Church, buses #24 & #14 & #67, and BART stations (Glen Park & 24th street).
Free street parking in front of or very close by to the house is readily available.
We have great freeway access for destinations such as Napa, Marin or East Bay. We are a walk to the mission and a combination of car + public transport to tourist spots like Pier 39, the Marina, Golden Gate, etc. We can help get you there.
Other Things to Note
If you want to visit Alcatraz while you are in SF, you should look at reserve/buy tickets ahead of time - often they are sold out within weeks of a specific date. And now SF has a bike share program. Search for "Bay Area Bike Share" - it's nice to check out a bike and ride around the Embarcadero and hit some of SF's tourist sites on bike, faster than walking and you still get to be outside!
Please no eating upstairs. Join us in the bright sunny kitchen/dining space.
And ask us anything, especially for things like maps of SF, suggested routes on how to get where, to avoid traffic, etc...
Guests may not bring non-registered guests, friends, sleepovers, etc. into the home.
Everything was as described and there were no surprises. Both Hilary and Kevin were friendly and inviting. We had a very short stay but were impressed by their willingness to help.
It's a great location, as there are bus, rail and bart transport services all within walking distance to allow the exploration of San Francisco.
We can't make comparisons on the price because this is our first visit, but we felt like it was good value considering our research. :)
Staying in Hilarys and Kevins house for 5 nights was such a wonderful time. We had plenty of privacy, because they took a short trip for 3 nights. Their home is located in such a wonderful neighborhood with access to interesting shops, great restaurants and nice coffeeshops.
The house is really gorgeous and stylish. The bed is very comfortable, the bathroom is super clean, modern and there's also a wonderful garden.
Both were so gracious and warm hosts. They even left us a helpful list of local attractions,
Everything was perfect during our stay in SF and so we could highly recommend their place!
Our experience was perfect! Hilary and Kevin were lovely hosts. The home is beautiful and very clean. It was only a short uber ride from anywhere in the city as well. We would absolutely recommend it!
Hilary and Kevin are very welcoming people. They are friendly and make your self feeling very confortable.
The bedroom is just like the pictures. Very clean and private. The bathroom is excellent (fully renovated). The place has a charming patio and a good kitchen with space for the guests. The neighborhood has public transportation in order to go to the main points of interest. Free street parking, etc.
Absolutely recommended. We really enjoy my state at Hilary and Kevin's place.
Hilary y Kevin son excelentes anfitriones. Son muy amigables y amables. El lugar es tal cual como se ve en las fotos. El dormitorio es agradable, limpio, confortable y con privacidad. El baño es excelente, esta totalmente renovado. El lugar tiene un patio encantador y una muy buena cocina con espacio para poner las cosas de uno y cocinar. El barrio tiene buen transporte público que lleva a los principales puntos de interés. Hay libre estacionamiento en la calle.
Absolutamente recomendado. Disfrutamos muchísimo de la estadía.
We had an excellent stay with Hilary and Kevin. We were a little late on arrival but they had no problems, very welcoming, gave us a tour of the house and good training on the front door liking system which was great. The room itself was very tidy and clean, comfortable bed, and the bathroom was spotless. Great to have a bathroom to the side of our room to ourselves. There was an information sheet in the room with tips on good places to visit nearby and restaurant recommendations, and Kevin helped us on any questions we had. We didn't get to see Hilary and Kevin too much as we were out most of the time, but when we did they were happy to chat and help us out. Good access to public transport too. We would be happy to stay there again. Highly recommended!
Hilary and Kevin were wonderful hosts. They were very friendly and informative in regards to the San Francisco area. The neighborhood was very peaceful with awesome views! Be sure to go to the top of the block to check out more of the city views. The room was wonderful very spacious.There were also maps and other brochures with info about what to do in SF. The home was immaculate. They were always available to answer any questions that we had. We had a great time and will be back next year if not sooner. We highly recommend.
Kevin and Hilary were warm and gracious hosts. The home is gorgeous and the amenities nearby on Cortland Street are a great resource.
About the Host, Hilary And Kevin
We are foodists, hikers and avid travelers (combined, we have visited and voyaged to over 50 countries). Kevin is from Ohio and I am from California and we have both been in SF for more than a decade - we love it and want to share our love for the city with our guests.
We are fairly new to the airbnb community and are looking forward to trying this out.
Favorite travel destinations: nepal (for trekking), patagonia, tuscany, kyoto, antibes, oaxaca, and a lot of national parks. On the list: Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Morocco.
We have really enjoyed meeting folks from all over - including France, Italy, NZ, Germany, Singapore and Maine! Come enjoy SF and stay in a relaxing neighborhood with us.