I am a physician and I moved to US 14 years ago. I love what city has to offer and I feel very lucky and privileged to live in San Francisco. I am an avid mountaineer/climber and I travel usually once a year, on a month - long expedition. Next year, 2015 I will be climbing my last "7 Summit" Mt.Everest from April 4 to June 4, 2015. My home will be available for rent.
I'd like to rent my beautiful home to someone reliable for all the time when I am gone.
The things I can't live without are my family, friends, mountains, my amazing home, physical activity daily, my sweet kitties Mishka and Romeo and music/dance.
My favorite travel destinations - to many to mention. As I mentioned before, I am climbing 7 Summits, so all my previous expeditions created diverse, yet amazing memories.
My favorite books - too many to list here as I read a lot, but I love "Master and Margarita" - there are so many books in my home that now I switched to ebooks, as it doesn't take any physical space.
My favorite food is food prepared with local and organic ingredients - check out Grove on Fillmore street (casual). I do love sushi and the best sushi in the city is walking distance from my home - check out Ino Sushi for dinner (2 blocks - in Japan Town) and / or Tataki for lunch or dinner (on California street/Divisadero street) - amazing and fresh!
I travel a lot for business - Starwood hotels, but for fun - it's from staying in a tent to the 5 star hotels. I did Airbnb hosting last year and I was grateful for a very polite and nice guest. I have two Cornish Rex kitties and they can't stay alone at home for more than three data and that was the main reason for me to start airbnb hosting.
Also my neighbor downstairs rented her home many times, very successfully.
My motto in life lately is to live large - on the edge of my comfort zone, hence climbing expeditions and now posting my home at Airbnb website. Throughout the process of renting my home I learn that my HOA CC&Rs (Homeowners Rules - there are only five units in my beautiful Victorian historic home and my apartment is located on top - hence very beautiful views) do not allow short term rentals and allow month or more rentals. I had wonderful guests from all over the world. Unfortunately in September I learn from the neighbors that I have to cancel the last few guests - which I did. I was grateful that AirBnb provided great support to all my future guests and help them find the accommodation in San Francisco. I would not cancel any stay, if it is in compliance with the rules of my Homeowners Association (HOA). Please feel free to ask me any questions.