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Polina and her fiancée Tom were welcoming and easy going. The listing surpassed my expectations. Noe Valley is a fantastic neighborhood. Would stay again!
Polina's place was perfect. I'd definitely come back. The location was perfect for me and the place was very spacious.
Comfortable rooms, kind hosts, barely saw or heard the other guest I was sharing a bath with. Found parking easily fairly close by every night which is a big plus for me!
Polina and Tom's place was the perfect place for my one month stay. Everything in my bedroom was clean and organized, the bathroom was next to the room, and there was also a living room downstairs that I could use freely. I had everything I needed, and full use of the kitchen and laundry room. The location of the house in Noe Valley was also ideal, right at the J Muni stop, close to 24th and Noe shopping area, and with all of the basics within a couple of blocks. Tom and Polina were also very nice, welcoming and chill people. Enjoyed my stay. Thank you!
Polina and Tom are very nice! I enjoyed staying with them. They were always very helpful when I had questions. Most important to me is that I lived in a safe neighborhood and Noe Valley is really nice, safe and has a lot to offer. Another plus was that the J-Train (Muni) runs right on the block, 2 minutes walk, which I used to get to work downtown (20 min.). Alot of nice cafes right around the corner, too. Also, the Safeway supermarket is only a 5-7 min. walk and there is street parking if you have a car. The house was clean, lots of amenities and I liked having my own entrance, which feeled like my own apartment. There was another living room I could use and Polina's kitchen has every gadget you can think of. The only thing that wasn't so great is that you hear when they walk upstairs due to the wood floors, but I think that happens in every victorian house. The house in the second row and thus very quiet which I liked alot. You can walk to 24th street, just a couple blocks away.
Nice place, great neighborhood. Polina and Tom are really nice, and will help you out if you need anything.
My 2-month stay at Polina and Tom's place was a pleasure!
From the 3 different Airbnb rooms I've rented in the city, it was the most spacious and private one. With its own separate entrance and the living room attached to the small bedroom, it almost felt like an independent flat.
The area is very safe, quiet and charming and surrounded by many varied and good restaurants. And if you're looking for more animation, it's very close to the Mission District which is even more full of many good places to eat and drink. I often walked back from the Mission to the house.
My room was clean, a towel and fresh soap were provided when I arrived. Large and comfortable bed, empty closet and drawers, big mirrors, table, mini fridge and microwave, water jug with filter, were very appreciable. Having a desk with good wifi also was important for me as I needed to get some work done when I was there.
Shared bathroom in the corridor, hot shower with good water pressure. Washing machine and dryer were free to use which is always a plus.
Because the room is on the first floor and surrounded by neighbor houses, it can be a bit dark and cold depending on the weather outside. The electric heating in the room was then very useful!
The location itself is very quiet. Just expect to bear some noise above your head only when people come and go on the ancient wooden floor and stairs.
Polina and Tom were busy but relaxed friendly hosts.
The only thing I was missing sometimes since I stayed for 2 months was the possibility to use the upstairs kitchen more easily. It was often messy and used as an office so it didn't felt always inviting to cook something and disturb the working atmosphere. But Polina told me she was still rearranging the house, so I guess this was only temporary.
Overall my experience was very positive! So thanks a lot Polina!
Polina and Tom were friendly; they were very busy with their vacation preparations, but still took time to talk to me and offer assistance when I fell ill. Having use of the kitchen was one of the reasons why I chose this room; this was possible once Polina and Tom had left on their well-deserved vacation. The room is rather small, but has nice furniture and a very, very comfortable bed. The view is nothing to write home about. The size is ok, since you have access to the living room. Ideally I would have preferred having the entire space to myself (Polina kept some of her stuff in my room). The downstairs living room is pleasant, overlooking much greenery, which I like, but which also did not leave much sunlight in.
Having access to washer/drier is a bonus. The house is set back from the street and is very quiet. Church is a mere 2 minute walk away, 24th Street can be reached on foot in 15 minutes. A great location and friendly hosts.
Polina and Tom were great hosts! Their house is very welcoming, the room is very nice and very quiet, the bed was a delight.
The house is very close to store / public transportation /restaurants.
Polina and Tom were very kind, always ready to help if I had question regarding the city and always ready to share the delicious food Polina cooks.
Hope the place will be free when I plan my next visit to San Francisco!
Polina and Tom were great hosts! First, I really liked the neighborhood. This part of Noe Valley is nice and quiet, yet still close to the action -- walking distance to the Mission. Also walking distance is a whole bunch of restaurants and shops on Dolores St just around the corner. Another thing I liked is that it's relatively easy to park on the street in this neighborhood, which is not true of most parts of town. Big relief over places like SoMa or Pacific Heights, where it's basically impossible to park your car.
The unit itself is set back from the street, so it's particularly quiet. Although the room you get is not huge (the bed takes up most of the space), it's perfectly comfortable and you do have use of the spacious downstairs living room. Polina and Tom live upstairs, so there's plenty of privacy. Altogether a pleasant, incident-free stay with gracious and respectful hosts in a great part of San Francisco.
Polina is fabulous! I can't say enough about how easy it was to communicate and coordinate with her, how considerate and gracious she was, and how clean the home was left--everything that one hopes for in guests! She would be welcome back anytime. Thank you, again, Polina!
Polina and her boyfriend Tom were wonderful guest - fun, interesting, appreciative, and respectful. They're the kind of people you wished lived next door. Host them if you get the chance.
I've known Polina for about a year now and consider her a good friend. I can say that she is very responsible and mature, yet lots of fun to hang around with. She is a serious and successful business woman who runs her own catering company. She is passionate about her work. I would have no hesitation entrusting her with my home, car, kids, dinner...just about anything. Very trustworthy and sincere person.
I spent two months living in the bottom floor of Polina and Tom's 2-story unit. Polina and Tom were highly accommodative and respectful. They are both great communicators and ensured that I had a very comfortable stay. They are both very knowledgeable and intelligent which is always a plus.
Polina is a great person, very friendly, outgoing and very tuned - in to what's happening in San Francisco. Running her catering business has helped her sharpen her skills as a super host and she really knows how to make people feel welcome. Who knows, she may even leave some tasty appetizers for those guests who've traveled a long way to stay at her apartment! We met through a mutual friend in the catering and event planning business, and have shared many great meals at restaurants in San Francisco together. Since I've been hosting on Airbnb for almost 2 years now, I'm confident in endorsing Polina as someone who'll make a great Airbnb host, and I'm sure her guests will have a great time at her cozy, clean, and super cute place!