I am a Phd Student presently living in San Francisco!
Spent a fantastic month in Mark's wonderfully stylish apartment on *the* most charming block in SF. Mark was a great host - quick to respond, helpful, accommodating and easy to deal with. All around perfect experience. Highly recommended.
We had a wonderful stay in the apartment, which is perfectly situated in The Mission. The view from the living room to Dolores park is great, and even greater that you can be in the park in one split sec and enjoy the lively place all day. The absolutely best feature is the wonderful roof top, where breakfast can be eaten or drinking wine while having the most wonderful view over SF. We can but only recommend this place.
We didn't get to meet Mark, but he went out of his way to make us feel welcome. He organised for us to be met with the key and left info for us about staying in the apartment. The location was fantastic for us, close to the park, bars, restaurants and public transport. The apartment is lovely, due to Mark's good taste!
I loved this apartment and the location. The view from the living room overlooks Dolores Park and there is a lot of light in the front end of the apartment. The apartment was just the right size for the two of us. We didn't spend a lot of time here because we were out exploring the city. It is in such a key location, walking distance to restaurants, clubs, shoppes, and nearby neighborhoods like The Castro and Haight-Ashbury. We watched the new year's eve fireworks from the rooftop deck which was really the perfect way to ring in the new year. Overall we had a great time here.
The apartment was great. Probably the best location in my opinion and it was easy to get around all the cool places from the nearby tram, train and buses.
Sitting on the rooftop with the sun shining was amazing - views over the park and beyond are great. The flat itself was spacious, perfect for a couple and there was a friend there waiting for us to arrive with the keys. I would recommend this apartment as a perfect choice for your stay in San Fran.
Response from Mark:
The apartment is great! Much bigger than it looks in the photos. Perfect location. Right between the Castro and the Mission districts. It feels like a home away from home. Very quiet. Mark was a great host. We had all the information we needed. Thanks so much!
It's a lovely apartment and well located across from a park which was lively on a beautiful warm Sunday. Mark was very attentive even though out of town. He had a friend meet us with eh keys. We ran slightly late coming from the airport an Nicholas attempted to meet us with a car to get us from the BART Station at 16th and Mission. We confused matters by taking a zig-zag route and missed him - but it was a nice thought.
The building is on a hill - it's San Fransisco after all. The first trip up the hill was a chore with our luggage but we quickly acclimated. The view from the accessible roof deck was worth the climb.
All in all a delightful experience.
Mark's apartment was everything a traveler could hope for. First of all, the neighborhood is unbeatable--full of the best up-and-coming restaurants and shops in the city. Second, the apartment itself is adorable. It's clean, well-decorated, the bed is comfortable, the living room is gets a ton of natural light, and there's a roof deck to boot! Communicating with Mark was efficient and easy. All in all, a great experience.
Perfect location right next to the beautiful Dolores Park and close to Valencia Street with all the bars, restaurants and shops. Overall it's a nice apartment in an old typical SF building. It's perfect for two people, I wouldn't recommend it for more though, because the couch is not that great to sleep on. The host has a lot of stuff like books, plants, lamps and decoration which makes it very personal, but doesn't leave too much space for your own stuff. The rooms are well sized and nicely furnished, only the bathroom is very small.
Mark's place was amazing, right next to Dolores Park with a view as well. Mark was extremely helpful and gave me a tour when we first met. He also provided important information (internet password, where to leave the key when exiting, etc.) and was a quick communicator whenever I texted/called him with questions. Overall, I would recommend this place for it's location, privacy, and comfort
Mark was a great guest. He was private, quiet, left the studio in good condition. He was also agreeable about situations that might have come up regarding the use of the property. I highly recommend him as a guest. He is welcome back any time.