I am a 34-year-old journalist, surfer and dad.
I live in this apartment and rent it out when I am out of town. It is a nice place, but not a luxury vacation rental by any means.
We came here for a quiet weekend getaway and that is exactly what we got! The area and the apartment are very quiet and relaxing, and the apartment looked exactly like the photos- it was tidy and just as described. Short walk to embarcadero, great location. Jonah gave instructions ahead of time, no issues at all. We had such an amazing weekend, we would definitely stay here again!!!!
Jonah seems like a nice guy, but his place is not set up for a vacation rental. My fiance and I arrived at his studio and were ready for a lovely weekend to unwind and enjoy the local area, but were greeted with a place that seemed more like a vacated college party house. The fridge and freezer were filthy inside and had old food and condiments still in it. No trash can in the house, but instead 2 paper bags under the sink with one half filled with beer cans, etc. Various furniture in a pretty worn out state and the balcony was even worse. A dirty grill that had burnt food still in it and a disposable grease filled drip pan right near a dirty ash tray, and various other items strewn about.
The bathroom is where it took an even worse turn. The shower was a mess with mold. No soap and only one worn out towel with stains and bleach spots. The sink was dirty and we viewed only small slivers of old soap bars sitting in murky, still water. We opened the drawer to store our bathroom articles and my fiance literally jumped back in horror as we viewed a huge pile of clippered body hair (we assume it may be beard hair clippings). The bed had stains, the TV had no channels, no instructions, nothing. The only table had a folding chair with a table cloth that was also stained and old. Atop the filled cabinets we assumed were for storage (BTW they were all filed with his personal items and no storage for us) were varieties of old shoes, boxes and various more debris. My fiance was crushed and it ruined her weekend for her birthday. I had to scramble and consider another hotel to go to, but we already paid and accommodations were slim for the weekend. I contacted the owner after we left the next morning to explain how bad it was, and all I got was "sorry." No mention of credit, partial money refunded, etc. Remember, compared to the other wonderful experiences I had on Air B&B. it was expensive, so I was expecting luxury accommodations, not a single guy vacating his "pad" in order pick up a quick buck.