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Indeed great location but anything great stops here. Aside perhaps the great dismay at discovering the actual apartment. E-communications with owner were easy, and we were welcomed on the night of our arrival by Amanda a neighbor who was most gracious and helpful. Pleasantness stops here.
First the smell, which is rancid, the apartment smells of old clothes. Some of which (clothes) we had to move to a closet in order to have space to hang our own coats and jackets on the hooks in the bedroom; there were two of us staying there for 10 days over the holidays. There was one closet, which had been emptied for us but there was only 2 clothes hangers! The apartment itself is kind of old on the vintage side which pleased us at first when we looked for apartments online but it is in fact old and in poor state. The furniture is in fact straight from the Salvation Army and in bad condition; chair’s ripped off and filling pouring out, mismatched furniture, broken blinds and make-do curtains, dirty wall-to-wall carpet, and the owner’s personal stuff (make-up, mail, pieces of jewelry, etc) in display on every imaginable and available surface.
The equipment: in the bath room (old and moldy) the shower head was spitting a poor splash of water and I undid it and poked a needle through the holes of the shower head to remove the limescale deposits in order to have a kind of decent shower. The owner should have taken care of that before asking any money for her apartment. The white towels were clean but stained with the owner hair coloring stuff. There is no sofa, or comfy chair to relax except for an ergo desk chair and a bench in the sad living room area. In the kitchen: no toaster, plenty of knives but only 2 table spoons, no table cloth or mats to cover the badly scratched table, no dish towel. The toilet: of note, guests are kindly asked to replace the toilet paper for the next guests!
If you lend your apartment to friends then I guess no one cares about the state of the apartment but if there is exchange of money then the paying party expects some level of comfort.
When you look at the photos the owner put on the site, what you see is a sort of artsy, young, and sunny place. You won’t see the shabby, dirty, rusty, smelly, crappy sort of place.
Aside from the bed, which is actually quite confortable, this is an unpleasant stay if you expect to spend more than your sleeping hours in the apartment. If you enjoy feeling at home when visiting another city, then don’t rent this place. It is a rip off despite the absolute best location. Full stop.
I stayed in Hollys apartment for 5 nights, this was my first visit to SF and I travelled solo. I didn't get to meet Holly as she was away but her friend Christine was there to meet me when I arrived & was available by text message if I needed anything during my stay. The location of Hollys apartment is perfect, on a quiet & safe street in the heart of the Mission District. Plenty of amazing places to eat nearby (vegetarian burritos from Taqueria Cancun on Mission St are a must try!!) , Dolores Park is a short walk away & plenty of public transport nearby to get you anywhere in the city. The only negative is that the walls are somewhat thin so if you are a light sleeper like me you may get awoken by neighbours. Still, for the price & location its not a huge factor. If I ever return to SF I would most definitely like to stay at Hollys apartment again!
Holly's place was absolutely perfect. I really don't know what else to say except thank you for the hospitality! I would highly recommend staying here.
Holly was a great host. She accommodated our late arrival and made sure that everything was waiting for us in the house. The house is very nice and spacious. It was exactly what we were looking for. Thank you very much for everything.
Holly's apartment was an excellent choice for my stay in San Francisco. Having lived previously in the Bay Area, I knew that her apartment was a steal for the great location.
Although Holly was unavailable to meet us, her friend was waiting at the apartment when we arrived and the "check-in" process was very smooth. The apartment itself was very clean, and all the necessary amenities were available, towels, beddings, internet, etc. We also had full use of her kitchen and supplies, which we did not need to use but if we had wanted to cook, then there would be no problems.
And as I mentioned before, given the great location, who wants to cook? The BART station is conveniently nearby, and on even on the walk there, you pass by so many great shops and restaurants in the Mission.
Holly's appartement is perfectly located in Mission district to visit San Francisco.
The street of the appartement is quite and calm.
The neighborhood is so nice and charming with many restaurants, bars, shops and the Dolores park.
We spent a wonderfull stay in her confortable place that we recommend.
Thank you so much Holly!
This was my first time using Air BnB and it was a great experience. The apartment was clean, comfortable, and located in a fantastic neighborhood close to great restaurants and the metro. Holly was an amazing host, very accommodating and easy to work with. We had a lovely stay!
The apartment was perfectly nice and clean, and in a great location. Close to great restaurants and the BART station. Bed was comfortable and the light was lovely. Holly's neighbors let us in rather late because of a flight delay and they were gracious and so helpful. Everything went as smooth as silk, thanks Holly!
The reservation was canceled 44 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Great Place, very closed to everything!
It was exactly what we needed for our 6 days trip in SF!
Thanks a lot Holly!!
It was a pleasure having Holly & Matt stay at my place. They are both wonderful people and very kind. They took great care of my place and it was clean when I arrived back after check-out. I would highly recommend them as guests for anyone looking to host them:)
Holly was a great guest! I would love to have her back anytime. she made real well use of the space and treated it like it was hers, thank you holly for the wonderful stay!
Holly and Matt are perfect guests. They are punctual, smiling, flexible and it's easy to communicate with them. They left the apartment very clean and tidy. I would be happy to welcome them again in Paris.
Holly was an awesome guest. She left the flat really clean. Easygoing and interesting person. We would love to host her anytime again. Highly recommended.
Awesome having Holly stay at our place. She has been a lovely guest and I would be more than happy to have her back with us again.
Holly was great! I didn't get a chance to meet in person but our conversation on the phone was wonderful and she was very communicative through texts and email. The loft was very clean when they left and I'd be happy to have them come and stay again anytime. Thanks guys!
For whatever reason we get a lot of musicians and, being musicians ourselves, that's fine with us! We had some fascinating talks about the nature of music and shared our web page information. Inspiring folks!
Holly and her beau were perfect guests. We would love them back if they ever decide! All was left tidy and easy to clean. Thanks, guys!