Welcome to San Francisco.
I love this city! It has been a great joy over time, to share my family's uniquely San Franciscan homes with people who are coming here for the first time. Various members of my family have trickled here over the decades- the first being in Sept 1849 aboard the "Regulus" out of Boston! Others followed in the 1850s, 60s and so on. I share their love of this city and all it's raucous history.
I have been spoiled in my life with many wonderful educational opportunities- in the United States, (California, Washington State, Cambridge, MA), and in Florence, Italy. Possibly my best learning moments have come from our guests who have come to us over the years from just about every part of the globe. I pride myself as having a good sense of humor, a good ear and an open mind. I love to listen to our guests' stories and hear about their life-experiences. I also firmly believe in letting guests have their space and privacy.
My personal interests: travel (Cinque Terre, Amalfi Coast, All of Italy, Sweden, Austria, New York, are just a few faves), architecture, food, music, theater, history, genealogy, and yes, San Francisco!
Sometimes during the year I am away on the West Coast of Sweden visiting family and friends. In my absence, there will always be someone checking in on my longer term rentals. You will be in excellent hands should you need assistance. My short term hosting is given some time-off during these periods.
I have two golden retrievers, Ebba, and her pup, Elsa-Vega who live at the family home on Alamo Square. They are available to the guests who wish to meet them when visiting the "Painted Ladies". Because some guests are allergic or are not dog-lovers, they are not allowed in guest rooms.
I look forward to meeting you and having you experience North Beach!