Regular man in my forties. Wife, kids etc.
Hygiene and safety concerns through out our stay. Apartment was filthy and not ready when we arrived with some issues never attended to. There were many basic items missing requiring repeated requests to the (website hidden) did not work for entire stay and power was so flakey that a heater and several phone chargers tripped the power out. Apartment is "light and airy" as one side of apartment has no curtains. Would like to see host address these issues as it is a great location.
Was a great new year eve in Al,s house.
The place was very clean and Al is a pretty nice person. It was a pleasure to spend a time in this place. My family and I spent 3 nights at Al's place and we all loved the experience. His backyard is good for the children as well. It is quiet, very warm, no need to bring extra blankets. Amazing location, right at San Francisco Park and with an easy access to everywhere, well-equipped apartment. We felt very safe here, feels like home in the Big City! The apartment is as described. Friendly neighbors and neighborhood. I strongly recommend this place.
This location is in an ideal spot in SFO! It was great to wake up in the morning and walk right outside and be at the Pier--location alone earns this spot 4.5 stars. The only downside was the bedding and the cleanliness of the apartment. The sheets did not seem clean and the unit smelled like bleach, which is fine--but the smell never dissipated. It was also really cold in the apartment and the space heaters did not help much. Overall the price and the location of the apartment isn't something you cannot really beat in SFO. Just be prepared for a not so clean space. Al was helpful, he always responded to my email inquires and answered my phone calls!
I rented out this apartment to host a big thanksgiving meal, and I was comfortably able to seat and serve 30 people (with a couple rented tables of course), plus there was plenty of space for 8 of my cousins to comfortably spend the night. It was really convenient that we were able to to check-in and check-out at the restaurant below, and everyone we dealt with was really nice and accommodating.
Also, the location is fantastic - with easy access to all of the big tourist destinations. A couple of other reviews complained about it being noisy, but we didn't experience any of this (barring, of course, the normal street noise you get from staying in a city).
In any case, I can't give anything but the highest recommendation for people looking to stay in this neighborhood - I have absolutely nothing to complain about.
Space is big. However, bedding was not adequate. Were given sheets with a flimsy ccomforter for blanket. The cupboards were a mess and there were no pots to cook with. If you are going to party for the night you will be ok. If you are trying to get a good night sleep don't stay here. The restaurant downstairs from this place plays loud music until about 12am. I could not sleep. Our group had to wake up early for Urbanathlon race and was really annoying. Stairs are filthy, and there was no toilet paper and towels. Had to ask in restaurant for them. Was an ok stay. There's plenty of space for a large group of 6-10 people. Just don't count on getting good sleep or going to bed early.
The airbnb was spare but perfectly comfortable and clean -- exactly what we needed! Thanks for the place Al!
Given the mixed reviews, I wasn't too sure what to think of the apartment before getting there, but I was pleasantly surprised at how great everything worked out! Myself and 5 other friends rented the place for Treasure Island music festival. While Al was not there to give us our keys, the friendly and nice people at his restaurant downstairs let us store our stuff there before the 3:00 check in time so we could make it on time to the festival. When we got back, I was really hungry and even though the restaurant was closed, Al graciously gave me 4 boxes of delicious left-over Russian food. We didn't even noticed the noise of the downstairs bar mitzvah he was hosting. Great location, great host.
Well the location is good but no toilette paper coffee machine broken, not able to get hot water for shower! Also not enough sheets towels and pillows for 8 people.
I reserved the "sleeps 6 including Parking, W and D" property for my family who was visiting from out of town. The property looks like it does in the pictures, however I think it's best suited for a maximum of four people as the property is more of an 'in-law" unit and it's small in size. The bedroom has two double beds that take up majority of the space, and the living room area has a futon which could sleep two people, but there's only one bathroom and everyone would be tripping all over one another if we were at full capacity.
I did not stay at the property but my mother said the place was dirty. She said the bathtub and the floors were filthy, however she also is a neat freak so if there's a spot on the counter then that means the place is filthy.
In regard to dealing with the host he was very quick to respond to any inquiries I may have had, and he even allowed me to have a later check-out. In addition, this property is in a very quiet and safe neighborhood and there are plenty of amenities nearby as well as public transit which can take you to may points of interest. I would recommend reserving this property.