I am 45 years old and I am originally from France .
I am a performer and a teacher in Physical theater. I am easy going and enjoy life.
Love good food, good company, movies and theater.
We didn't have that much contact with the host, but what we had he was very nice and ready to help us with anything we needed. The sofa is comfortable and big enough for two people. If we ever come back to Oakland I'll contact James first to stay at his place again.
Response from James:
Thank you so much for the great review.
Hope to see you soon.
Let me know when you come back to California you are welcome to stay with us.
James was very welcoming, he helped us plan our day for SF and even lent his backpack. The location is a short walk away from the Bart station, from where it is less than half an hour to get to central San Francisco. The bed was comfortable, and the apartment had a rather unique feel to it - hard to put in words, but we felt like at home.
James and Marina saved me when I was in a bind. I literally made my reservation on my way to their area. The welcomed me with warm hospitality and were super nice. They both are very interesting and easy to talk to. The place was very nice and even more spacious than I imagined. It's walking distance to coffee shops, restaurants and clothing/antique shops. One of my favorite spots was the "Rare Bird" boutique/gift shop, I believe it's a must! I stayed with them for 5 days and I will definitely stay with them again. Also, I highly recommend Jim & Marina's place to others!
I had a great time staying with James and Marina. They were very accommodating and friendly people. Not only did I get a comfy place to stay for a couple nights, I also spent some time getting to know them. One night we just sat around the dinner table and talked the whole night. You can't really go wrong with these guys, they're both very smart and interesting people.
Marina and James are friendly, kind and very interesting people; they did everything to make us feel at home. The sofa bed is really comfortable. We are sorry we stayed at their place for just a couple nights...
I had the best time staying in Jam and Marina's home.
It was a very bright, relalaxing and comfortable place to stay, and I felt right at home for the 2 weeks I was there. Marina and I had great conversations and I was recommended lots of great places to visit, eat, go for coffee etc. Their home is on a lovely quiet street about a 5 minute walk to the Macarthur bart so very convenient for everything I needed.
Thank you so much Marina and Jam.
James and Marina were extremely accommodating and flexible in terms of checking in and checking out, in addition to being genuinely great people. And the room was, as advertised, quite comfortable. Everything was marvelous! I would definitely stay there again, and recommend anyone with the opportunity do the same.
A friend of mine and me slept there for one night! the couch is comfortable and the people are very nice :)!
James and Marina were wonderful! They are both super sweet and really interesting people. I loved talking to them.
My friend and I stayed 5 days and slept very comfortably on the sofa bed. Their apartment was wonderful! Both my friend and I kept commenting on how nice it was and how we want our respective places to be as cool as it when we grow up. It was in a great location too, 5 minutes from the BART, and near (within walking distance) some great places in Oakland. On their recommendation, we went to Burma Superstar, a fantastic Burmese restaurant 10 minutes walk away. I had the Rainbow Salad, which was amazing, and we would never have found it without them. They definitely made the trip absolutely fantastic!
James and marina were excellent hosts, very friendly and accommodating. Their place literally has everything you need - bed, kitchen, bathroom, easy free parking and even laundry in the back! My friend and I stayed here and the bed fit us both very comfortably. There are no pets and they were really easy going and sweet! I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others!
Having people like James makes me very happy to do airbnb. You get to meet interesting people all of the world and James is a very interesting guy! Funny, energetic, very friendly and so cool! Loved having him here and he is allwayyyyys welcome back!