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I've lived here for 10 years with my wife and dog. We recently had a baby boy and wow has life changed! We enjoy hiking, eating, cooking, weekends in wine country, the beach, traveling to exotic places, and most of all nap time.
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Nice cottage with great amenities, secluded from street, very quiet. I like the fact that they have a homey "remove shoes please" sign, since we are from Hawaii where such Asia-influenced courtesies are standard. Great that there is a TV in one of the bedrooms as well as large screen downstairs, so you really could accommodate guests with different schedules. The nicely equipped kitchen of this cottage will help you save money on extended stays like ours. However, the Green Chile Kitchen just down the street has stellar Mexican food so am confident you will probably pass on more than one in-home meal once you try it.
Laundry room is a nice bonus.
We had a lovely time staying in this modern, newly renovated little gem. Russ was a great host that seemed genuinely interested in making out stay as comfortable as possible. He included a great little guide to neighborhood hot spots, as we as tourist attractions and "live like a local" attractions around the city. I was there on a business trip but wished I'd had more time to explore the neighborhood and city. Neighborhood feels safe and is within walking distance of several eateries.
I had a great time with my family in clean, cozy and very calm house. I also really enjoyed breakfast and coffee in nearest brunch restaurant. I felt no inconvenience. So nice and comfortable house. Very kind Russ, thank you so much and I really want to go again.
We had a wonderful experience in this place. Everything was as described by Russ. He had also prepared a folder with great tips for visiting San Francisco, it was much appreciated. Also, we enjoyed the nice California wine he left for us.
I would definitely consider returning to the secret cottage in my next trip to San Francisco
The location is fantastic and the home was very nice. We appreciated the little touches that made us feel welcome such as the bottle of wine. The home was very clean and well stocked with linens, dishes and condiments. Make sure to review the book that has been put together for guests. It has great ideas and recommendations.
I have just spent 4 nights at the secret cottage and it was wonderful. My husband's family came from Sweden to spend a few days in San Francisco and it was lovely to be able to arrive in a place that was not only pretty and modern but also clean and well equipped. We had enough beds for everyone including a travel bed for my 8 months old. The house was well equipped with extra towels, blankets and even shampoo, soap and some tea, coffee. Russ ' welcome package was very helpful and it was nice to receive a text message to ask if we needed anything. Very good host:)
We got a terrible delay of our flight to San Fransisco. So it's over 3:00 A.M we reached the cottage. Russ was waiting because we forgot the code. The cottage is cozy, comfortable, and like your home in another city. It helped us to get well soon from the tried trip. Russ is a very kind people. You can find everything you want in the cottage.
The cottage was exactly as described. I had a wonderful stay and Russ was the perfect host. The place is ideally located in the city. It was clean and had all of the amenities you would need. I would highly recommend this place and would definitely stay here again.
Russ was a wonderful host. We ran into him a couple times throughout the trip and he was always so nice and pleasant. The home is perfect and very well kept and in a great neighborhood. We loved all of the thoughtful touches thought the home, from the wine, the informative binder with personal recommendations, and having everything we needed at out fingertips. We look forward to staying again!
We had a wonderful stay at the secret cottage in San Francisco. The place is very clean, beautifully decorated and Russ provided everything we needed for our visit and more! Our group consisted of two couples a four month old baby and a baby sitter and this place accommodated us comfortably for a cozy Thanksgiving vacation. The beds were all comfortable including the inflatable mattress our host provided and we were surprised to find a portable baby bed for our baby to rest just as well as the adults. The host also provided small heaters to make the place even more cozy and help us from Southern California feel more at home. The bathroom was very modern, clean and fully stocked with great supplies you might need for your stay.
The location of the house was perfect because it was conveniently located to many attractions and yet because it was in a residential neighborhood made us feel more than just visitors to the beautiful city. Our group usually walked or took Uber around town without a problem.
I would highly recommend this beautiful space to anyone looking for a quiet, accessible, comfortable, welcoming and wonderful stay.
Russ and his family were excellent guests. We would recommend him to anyone on the Airbnb community. Thank you for staying with us!
Not only did I go to MIT with Russ, but we also lived in the same coed dorm suite for 3 years. He was one of the neatest & cleanest roommates I've had over the years. He's an honest, friendly stand - up guy, and I'm happy et have remained friends over the years despite living on opposite coats.
I've known Russ for 25+ years. Gosh that sounds old! One quality that has never changed is his ability to remain calm and keep life in perspective. I really admire that. He's one of the most easy-going chaps you'll ever meet, and incredibly humble. He's neat and tidy too, so you can rest assured any place he hosts will be clean and spotless. Two thumbs up for Russ!