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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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Russ was very welcoming and accommodating to our needs! He made sure we were well situated and checked up on us periodically. The house was perfect for our group of 5 and also was located in a nice neighborhood. I couldn't have asked for a better place! Everything went smoothly, and I would definitely reserve this again next time I'm in the city. I highly recommend this airbnb to anyone visiting San Francisco!
The place is in a magnificent location, as described and very comfy! I would recommend this location to anyone interested. Our party included 5 guests which the space absorbed without any issues! the futon was actually very comfortable as were the beds. Russ answered every text in a timely manner, very hospitable and accommodating.
We thoroughly enjoyed our "home away from home" at this little gem. The cottage is very clean, well-equipped, and comfortable. We could tell that Russ has tried (and succeeded) to think of every detail a guest would need. We especially appreciated the extra condiments in the kitchen, the use of the laundry, and the binder of information Russ had put together. Russ was also quick to respond to any of our questions. The neighborhood was safe and quiet and the location is an easy bus ride to any site in the city. Our entire family loved our trip to SF, and we would definitely stay here again. Thanks, Russ, for a great first Airbnb experience!
Great place in a great location. The cottage was very light, cozy and comfortable. There were lots of great restaurants, cafés and a really nice bakery within a short walk. The hosts are very warm and frienly.
We really liked the folder with recommended restaurants, suggested walks and things to do. Thank you!
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:)
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!