James was the perfect host for our stay in San Fran. Communications were clear and easy leading up to and during our stay and he even let us check out quite late in the afternoon.
The apartment is a beautiful old Art Deco style gem and James left really good tips for exploring the area.
If definitely recommend staying here to other guests.
I stayed at James' place for my first trip to San Fran. From the receipt of the keys to the ability to keep in touch - everything was done with organization and efficiency which a mildly OCD person like myself appreciates :) The apartment itself is lovely - a bookworm's haven - the compliments from my local friends were effusive! I had to leave a little later than originally planned and James was more than accommodating & gracious. Hopefully can come thru again soon!
Response from James:
Thanks, Jeff. Only bummed Emily and I couldn't meet you. You're welcome back anytime! Cheers, James.
I reserved this place out for a couple night when my girlfriend came to town to visit. I go to SF all the time, but I thought it would be fun/different to do the tourist thing around the Marina/Fort Mason area with my gf. The location is perfect. It's right by plenty of restaurants in the Marina area, it's right next Fort Mason, close to the zigzaggy Lombard St., Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, and a nice walk to the GG Bridge.
I would highly recommend this place if you're looking for a well decorated, comfortable, peaceful place to stay in the Marina or in the northern area of SF. We ended up walking EVERYWHERE and only took the cab once when we were coming back from the movie theatre on Market St.
Be warned that parking is hard to come by; I ended up leaving my car in a nearby parking garage since we stayed there during the week and street parking is limited to 2hrs M-F during the day. I didn't want to move my car around constantly and i knew we'd be walking around.
James' place was awesome - even better than expected from the pictures. We had our parents stay and it was perfect for them. After you walk in the front door it's just a few steps to the unit - a key selling point for us and our older folks who can't climb the usual 3+ flights of stairs for most SF apartments. Other highlights - walking distance to coffee, market and restaurants, a great courtyard to hang out in, and a very safe neighborhood. Didn't realize it was Fleet Week and it was seriously the perfect spot to be for the Blue Angels. Also our folks said the bed was very very comfy.
As locals in SF it is definitely the place we'll be recommending our friends and family to stay at when they come to visit!
We stayed at James' place for 3 nights upon our arrival in San Francisco and absolutely loved the place! Emily and James have done a great job creating such a cozy and homely environment, which straight away made us feel at home. We found the flat to be exactly as described and presented on the photos, and the location was good to explore not only the central SF areas but also the more residential district and the Marina. We would highly recommend James's flat for any new visitors - he's (email hidden)!
We could not have hoped (email hidden) to stay! James and Emily were incredibly accommodating, and their place is spectacular. They even provided locations/restaurants we should check out during our stay.
They were flexible with the check in and check out time too, which was a huge help, as we were running late getting to SF.
A very clean, comfortable place to stay. Look forward to staying here again next time I'm in the city (we were even greeted with a glass of wine upon our arrival).
James (email hidden)! He replied fast and clear since I first contacted him. And this apartment is BEAUTIFUL! It's exactly the same as shown in the pictures! Even better! It's close to many things, and really quiet (this one is at the back of the building, so not disturbed by the cars at all). Thanks for providing (email hidden) for my first Airbnb experience!
Great Location , Beautiful and comfortable apartment close to many things to do .
James and his neighbor are very helpful .
we really enjoyed our stay . Thanks !
These were awsome guests! I know they were only in our place a short time, but they left it so neat I wondered if they'd slept there at all! They are welcome back anytime and highly recommended to other Airbnb hosts.
James and his buddies were considerate guests, they left the apt. just as they found it and were super friendly. As for James himself, he was great: open, friendly and communicative. You guys are welcome back anytime :)
Ottimi ospiti , da ospitare senza problemi nel proprio appartamento
...due giovani coppie alla scoperta di questa città!! carini, gentili ed educati...un bacio a tutti e tre!!!
James, Emily and their friends are wonderful people. Very friendly and polite. I was waiting for their check in a little longer than expected but James kept me updated. Also, to solve the problem of missing and broken items, James was very patient and reasonable. Over all, it was pleasant to work with them. Recommend you to have them as guests, you will enoy it!
It was simply great having James and Emily as our guests. Even though they just stayed for one night they left us with good memories of a cheerful dinner and an intense conversation! Would host them again any time and certainly do recommend them as guests.
Very happy that James and Emily chose us as their first airbnb experience for their Euro trip! They are absolutely lovely people, considerate, polite, and respectful guest. Wish I had spent more time with them as they are great for conversation! :-)
defo recommend them to any host!
James is an incredible guy with a huge heart. Him and his wife are so giving of their time and resources. They are both such great hosts themselves. One would be lucky to have this couple stay in their place, it would be left (email hidden) and more love than before.
James and his wife are good friends and some of the best people I know. I trust them completely with my house and stuff and would gladly recommend them to anyone else for the same.