Love living in San Francisco and also enjoy traveling to visit new places. I'm an airbnb.com host and occasional guest.
We had such a lovely stay in David's quirky cottage apartment. The location is brilliant (just a few minutes walk from the vibrant main Castro strip) even though the cottage itself is nice and secluded. It's also perfectly clean and cosy. We loved the decor and the unbelievably comfortable bed, plus the bathroom has a really fantastic shower! It's a self-contained, stylish and snug home from home that anyone would fall in love with. Although we never got to meet him, David's little extra touches, like his helpful list of sightseeing hints and tips and some ripe figs from the garden, were a sweet touch and only help to emphasize that this is a host that goes the extra mile to ensure his guests feel welcome. It is clear that he takes pride in his home and has made a real effort to keep it attractive and comfortable. We would love to stay there again and were sad to leave!
The perfect host - the best place to stay in the Castro and arguable SF :)
David's cottage was a wonderful place to stay in SF! The location is perfect, and the apartment was very charming and comfortable. I had the pleasure of meeting David at check-in, and he's a great guy...very friendly and accommodating, and genuinely concerned that we enjoyed our stay and the city. I'd be delighted to have the opportunity to stay at his cottage again one day.
A great place, clean, warm and cozy. In Castro, and close to everything!
I would recommend it to anyone...
I stayed at David's cottage for the second time. His place is perfect: great neighbourhood, lovely cottage, nice garden to enjoy the sunshine in the afternoon.
David is very nice and easy to communicate with. I can only recommend staying at his cottage.
David's Cottage was amazing. We will never stay in a hotel after this experience. Super easy, quite, private and homey all at once. oh and really clean!
Unfortunately we didn't have the chance to meet David, but everything was arranged smoothly and the cottage is an unexpected pearl in the Castro area: very quiet and with a beautifully lush garden, the room with kitchen is big and comfortable; location is excellent.
The only shortfall (if at all!) is the lack of blinders on the many windows, therefore in the Summer early morning it can be quite bright =)
David's place was absolutely perfect for our needs. It's about the size of a hotel room but with a kitchen and the most beautiful courtyard. We had breakfast out there a couple of times. The neighborhood (Castro) is also terrific, full of amazing restaurants, fun bars and great coffee shops, plus a natural foods store, a large-ish grocery and a laundromat. His place is close to several types of public transportation making it accessible to basically anywhere in the city you would want to go. Truly a home-away-from-home. David was very nice and communicative, responding quickly to our questions. The only potential downside is its proximity to the Harvey Milk schoolyard which, Monday through Friday, is full of screaming children by 9am. This makes it hard to sleep in if you're on vacation during the weekdays. But it's such a beautiful an exciting city that you'll want to make the most of your day. By the end of our stay, we were fantasizing that we lived there and planning to come back as soon as possible.
A beautiful, comfortable, convenient and peaceful retreat in the middle of the Castro. I loved staying here and will try to stay here again next time I'm in San Francisco. Even parking was easy!
The garden cottage is a must! The place is very clean and comfortable. The garden is a real plus while the location is central and handy. If you add to this that David is a fantastic host, nice and welcoming, you have one of the best spot to stay in SF!
David were very loving guests : I was delighted to have them as guests : very polite, friendly and clean. They are perfect guests. I hope to have them back again.
Lovely to meet you, albeit very briefly. trust you enjoyed your stay. Happy to recommend David.
David was a great guest, we always like our guests to join us in the lounge and to feel part of our home which David did. He is very easy to get on with, polite and interesting. We definitely recommend David to fellow Airbnb hosts and hope he enjoys the rest of his time in New Zealand. Maybe one day we can meet up in San Fran
David was a great guest and only was with us for a short visit but was no problem to have to stay. He kept up great communication upon arrival letting us know he would be a little late in and was a quiet, respectful guest. We wish him all the best with his ongoing travels.