Video game designer and entrepreneur, based in San Francisco. Have had my own business for 6 years, been living in SF for 8 years.
Excellent location , beautiful apartment
Beautiful modern apartment located perfectly in Mission. Close to good restaurants and shops of all kind. I highly recommend a stay in Charlie's apartment, who was great host! I want to come back soon!
Response from Charlie:
Thanks so much Ingvild! I can't wait for you and your lovely family to come back.
(Thanks for the Norwegian chocolate!)
Charlie's place is truly amazing! The apartment is beautiful and comfortable and spacious. The building has that classic San Francisco feel, but modernized so it's warmer and brighter and so clean! The beds were comfortable and it was so luxurious for my friend and I to have our own bathrooms. (I scored the amazing tub!) Also, the location is perfect - easy walk to great food and parks and groceries. Charlie was kind and easy to work with. I highly recommend Charlie's place!
Charlie is a fantastic host. Our flight was all mixed up because of snow in the Northeast and Charlie offered to let us stay a night for free. The place is immaculate--virtually brand new and decorated in a very appealing tasteful way. An extra bonus was the very cool courtyard and back deck. Also the neighborhood is great--one block from great food and groceries--Whole Foods is at the top of the block. Dolores Park is a major area amenity and there is every form of public transport you could want. Charlie has got the electronics tricked out so anyone--including even me-- can figure it out. There is a video projector and a pull down screen with surround sound audio so it feels like your in a full-on movie theatre. A great find and we will definitely be back!
Charlie was a great host. He made several suggestions on things to do but still left us alone to experience the city on our own. The apartment is even nicer than the pictures. The next time I'm back in SF, I'll definitely be looking Charlie up again.
Charlie is just a very nice, absolutely recommendable guest. Easy and immediate communication, left apartment in perfect condition! Nothing else to say :) Welcome back anytime!
My perfect first guest!. Friendly, considerate and interesting and brilliant in every way!
I've known Charlie since I was in grade school, when he was among my older brother's circle of friends; he and I started hanging out a few years later, when we shared an apartment with a few other guys. That summer, Charlie was the clean one. The next summer, when the crew got a house to launch a game company, Charlie was the one who produced code. Sense a trend? Charlie has a phenomenal work ethic.
More recently, I've stayed in Charlie's place informally. It's gorgeous, and he's a fantastic host. Easy-going, playful, generous with his attention, and clear about when he's going to go do something else (he still has that work ethic), I know when I'm hanging out with Charlie that we're both having fun. And if history is any predictor, I'll probably stay up way too late playing games (whether it's his latest pre-alpha video game or a board game I've been hearing about but never yet played).
He's one of my favorite people. If you're awesome too, see if you can stay with him.
I first met Charlie at Barcelona airport... he looked slightly more lost than me, so a holiday and friendship started. He's a great guy with a warm heart, and a very tastefully furnished apartment right in the heart of San Francisco. He's also a great guide on what to do in the city -- not just the obvious stuff.
It was Charlie who first introduced us to Aribnb years ago. Since then we've hosted more than 40 visitors from around the world and are very happy with the experience. Charlie is a very warm soul and I'd recommend getting to know him if you have the chance. He has unique insight into San Francisco culture and is an experienced traveler himself. He also happens to have excellent taste and you can trust his listing to be well decorated and comfortable.
Enjoy your time in San Francisco and happy travels!