Moved to Bay Area 13 years ago from Siberia, Russia. I have recently founded an early stage startup
A cool, cheap place in a fantastic location. It is in a very nice neighbourhood and has great views of the town from the nearby park.
The flat is shared with 2 flatmates, i ended up staying in Elina's room which was large and with a private bathroom. The room is not the one on the photos but it provided ample space.
I rarely spoke to the flatmates and whilst there I felt a little like an intruder; however Elina did her best to accomodate.
Elina was great, she provided information about the local area and also invited me to some events she was attending.
Great place in a very convenient location! Elina was really helpful throughout my 3 weeks stay and her roommates were very welcoming and fun to hang around with.
It is spacious, safe and equipped with more than you will need. Overall excellent choice and truly positive experience. Would definitely recommend it to any friend visiting SF.
Staying at Elina's was the highlight of my visit to San Francisco. The space is wonderfully kept, clean and spacious with everything provided, such as bed linens, towels etc. Located in beautiful Corona Heights, it is only a short walk to public transport or grocery stores for any shopping you may need. When I arrived I was greeted by Elina's roommate also sharing the apartment, who gave me a key and the run down on everything and who was also super helpful with anything I might need. I didn't officially meet Elina until later in my stay, and due to my exploring the city and her work hours we didn't see much of each other, but she was very accommodating and also willing to help out in any way.
The location is excellent, there is even a picture perfect view of SF just up the road. With amenities included and for the price, I would most definitely recommend the stay.
Staying at Elina's place was great. I actually rented her room with private bathroom for 10 days while she was on holiday and I really loved it. It was located in a very nice and safe neighbourhood and the bus station was really near by. There are beautiful views from certain parts of the street, as well as when being in one of the parcs. Everything was provided, so I just needed to arrive with my luggage. The place was clean and very comfortable. Elina gave me information on public transportation and everything else I needed and was available via e-mail for the entire 10 days. The two housemates were very nice too, although I didn't see them very much because they were busy and I was discovering the city.
I would definitely recommend staying at Elina's place, because you won't find a place in a nicer neighbourhood which is still so close to everything.
I stayed at Elina's for 5 nights while in the City for work and I am so glad I did. She and her roommate made me feel completely at home from the first night. They also helped me figure out what public transportation to take to work. Elina told me where it was safe to run around her neighborhood. Everything was as she described. While I was there I felt like one of their roommates and not like an out of town visitor. The apartment and the room were huge, and everything was clean and well cared for. My bed was all made up with fresh sheets and a warm comforter, and there was a tray of mints and different kinds of teas in my room to welcome me. I slept like a rock all 5 nights I was there. I shared a bathroom with her roommate which was no problem at all because it was nice and clean. The kitchen was huge and had plenty of room for everybody; the dining area/nook was very spacious and the living room was also spacious, yet felt very cozy and comforting, like my own living room.
The location is tucked away in an incredible neighborhood high up on a hill, and surrounded by those steep cable car type hills San Francisco is known for. I was able to park my car on the street without having to park over a block away. And using public transportation saved me a lot of money instead of having to park my car in public lots while at work. It was just a few minutes ride to downtown on the Muni, and a little over half a mile to Market Street (a quick walk). Her neighborhood was the best place to run in the pre-dawn hours, and the views as the sun came up were really breathtaking. You could watch the City wake up! And the grocery store was less than a mile away, so I was able to pick up necessities very easily.
Elina was kind enough to drop me off at the Muni Station each morning, and when my family came to the City to meet me for a quick dinner she welcomed them into her home without hesitating. And at the end of the long work days, she and her roommate would always take the time to ask how my day had gone and to chat with me about their days. Truly gracious hosts! Staying there did not make me feel homesick at all (like I do when I stay in hotels). I highly recommend Elina's place when staying in San Francisco, and I hope it's available the next time I go to SF.
Elina is great host. Unfortunately, I didn't see her because I kept odd hours during my stay (getting up at 4:30am for the marathon, etc.) However, she kept in touch with me through email and phone, and I continually felt welcome. The room is comfortable, clean, and quiet and in a nice location. If I go to SF again, I will definitely reach out to her.
We had a very good time staying at Elina's great flat. The room is spacious with a comfortable bed and a private patio and the apartment is quite big and equipped with everything you need. The location is very good, it's a nice safe area and within a walking distance from both Castro and the Haight. Both Elina and Kevin were really friendly and nice and we would definitely stay with them again! Top recommendations! :)
a really nice apartment, at a lovely location we enjoyed our stay a lot!!! Thx so much!
Elina has been very helpful and trustworthy from the beginning till the end.
She helped me whenever she could, the room was very nice, kitchen is amazing and her place is very-well situated.
If you need to come in SFO, Elina would be the perfect host for you!
Elina is one of the best choice for people that wanna stay in a great location, going out frequently, and at the same time have relax. She is very friendly and the room is big and quiet. I really recommend Elina; nice to met you!
Elina was a great guest--so quiet I didn't even know she was here. Best of all, we BBQed and had dinner together one night she was here and Elina made a delicious Russian salad!
I'm sure Elina can show you some great places to go in the SF social scene.