The picture is of our cat, Lou.
He'll vouch for us.
If AirBNB was envisioned as a revolutionary new experience of the sharing economy, than staying at Sarah&Lauren is the perfect representation of this vision. Sounds a bit too much? Trust me, it isn't. The openness, kindness and energy of the people in San Francisco is completely reflected in (the house of) Sarah and Lauren. I fell in love with the city on my first day and that was largely due to these fantastic women. So this will be an AirBNB+ experience, I can ensure you.
On the basics: beautiful home, great and safe neighborhood, very pleasant room, great facilities, very nice shower/tub, great insider tips, hotel quality sheets/towels, private sink & toilet, patio (!), wifi, cabinet space in the kitchen, great variety of coffee makers, everything you could wish for basically.
Must do: rent a bike (or perhaps you can borrow L&S's) and cruise around town (make sure to find the roads with bike paths, like Valencia and Market, and (website hidden) 'The Wiggle').
This is as good as it gets, wonderful hosts, comfortable bed, beautiful home that they totally shared with us, great location.
We felt like we had our own apt in the city, Sarah and Lauren went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. We hope we get to return, cannot even imagine staying anywhere else in San Francisco!
Notre séjour chez Lauren & Sarah était parfait, elles sont toujours disponibles, accueillantes, généreuses, sympas, rigolotes, on se sent chez elles comme chez nous. La chambre est très propre, atypique avec une belle décoration idéal pour un séjour à San Francisco. Le quartier est calme, proche de tout et très bien desservi par les transport. On y retournera sans hésiter !
Merci beaucoup !
A perfect stay from A to Z. Lauren and Sarah were the best hosts we've ever had during our trips with Air Bnb. We shared beers and chocolate, and really felt home in their lovely and extremely clean studio. They also gave us plenty of precious advice, which we followed to discover things only locals know. Conclusion: never hesitate to stay at Lauren and Sarah's!
This was a wonderful place to stay in San Francisco! The room was exactly like the photos, very beautifully furnished and you have everything you need. The location is fantastic, around the corner there is transport to take you into the city, and there are lots of interesting little shops and eateries in the area (such as Mission Cheese on Valencia for cheese & wine, Bi-Rite Creamery on 18th Street for the Salted Caramel & Balsamic Strawberry icecream!). Overall 10/10! Thanks Lauren & Sarah for having us and all your efforts in making it such an enjoyable stay, SF is our favourite bit of our trip :) I would definitely recommend your place to family and friends and will stay again with you both if we visit again!
We absolutely loved our stay with Lauren and Sarah. They made our holiday even better than we could have hoped! We felt like we were staying with our good old friends- they made us feel so welcome and were lots of fun and fantastic company. They couldn't have been more accommodating making their home our home.
And the house...Its a real gem. Its very beautifully decorated with lots of character. If you are a design fan you'll really appreciate the love and attention the ladies have given this place. It feels like you are staying in a little boutique hotel with bathrobes in the bedroom and lots of thoughtful touches such as a complementary bottle of wine! The bedroom is a great space with a lovely little living room and the 1/2 bathroom is great for a little privacy. But oh my- the Japanese wooden bath in the shared bathroom! What a treat it was to have a bubble bath in there!
And the house is also in a great neighbourhood that's quiet but really close to lots of nice restaurants and bars.
We really can't recommend Sarah and Lauren's place enough. Its fantastic value in an expensive city. We'll be back.
Sarah and Lauren were absolutely perfect with us! They were very nice and helpful with us and always tried our best. No need to mention that the house was amazing, even better than expected! Thanks a lot - We'll be back someday.
Emma & Mathieu
Noe Valley served as a great home base for our adventures in the Mission, along Valencia, up to Dolores Park and beyond. We felt so welcomed by these two delightful women. They are warm, funny, and wise and I can't recommend this lovely house on Chattanooga enough!
Lauren and Sarah are the most warming, funny and welcoming people. They definitely go out of their way for their guests and the room itself is spotless and beautiful. We couldn't have asked for a better stay, it exceeded all expectations. Thanks girls
Awesome place, awesome people, would recommend to anyone! The rooms are beautiful and private, the bed (extremely) comfortable and the company 10/10 - you couldn't go wrong choosing to stay here.
WE MISS THEM!
Lauren and Sarah were our first ever Airbnb guests and we could not have imagined a more brilliant maiden experience. From the moment they arrived they were so easy to get along with, it felt like having old friends to stay. They were trustworthy, considerate and fun house guests who kept the place super tidy. They fitted in around our family routine and were especially brilliant with our 8 year old teaching her funny Texan sayings!
When they left we all genuinely missed them and now we are looking forward to seeing them again when we make a trip to San Fran.
Lauren + Sarah's home would have to be the best place i have ever stayed in, in San Francisco.
Our trip would not have been the same if we had stayed somewhere else. They are both incredibly hospitable + inviting, I really felt at home. I couldn't possibly sum up all the nice things they did for us in this tiny space I have so i will just say that they are exactly what you would expect after reading all their reviews. My stay was so good that if they ever come to my country, they can stay with me and it's on the house!
Lauren and Sarah are easy to love. They are a delightful amalgamation of the brilliant, the curious, and the laughter. Always the laughter. Their laughter is a great invitation to end a journey and stay for a while. Their beautiful home is one of my favorites in all of San Francisco. The moment I set foot inside I felt at home in a way that few places ever really accomplish (without being mine of course). From wooden shutters to classic moldings, fresh white linens and joyful furnishings, you will feel both held and delighted in their Chattanooga street residence. This is your opportunity to stay with truly wonderful people in San Francisco in a gorgeous place that is the product of years of their love, intention, and magic. Enjoy!
This is a special special place. If you want a true SF experience, in one of the most walkable neighborhoods.... this is the place to stay. Lauren ad Sarah are SO knowledgeable regarding the city and fun fun fun.
If you're lucky enough to stay at Sarah and Lauren's, you're in for a treat. Their guest suite is charming and comfortable, and their Victorian home is perfectly located in Noe Valley (the geographic center of the city) -- snugly nestled between the hip Mission and the trendy Castro -- so you are uniquely positioned to explore the delights of San Francisco from this convenient hub. Noe has many things to distinguish it: historic Victorian and Edwardian homes, amazing views, a sunny micro-climate, and a real sense of community -- a true neighborhood in the heart of a bustling city. Sarah and Lauren have been dear friends for over 20 years. They are highly creative, off-the-charts smart, unfailingly responsible, and generously caring. Why did we say "creative" first? You'll see when you meet them! If there's anything you don't know, Lauren will fill in the blanks for you. (Really, there's nothing she doesn't know!) And if you're in need of a belly laugh, Sarah will have you in stitches in no time. Come to San Francisco -- the best city in the world!! And if you stay at Sarah and Lauren's, be prepared to enjoy the insiders' view of San Francisco and have the time of your life! We can almost guarantee you'll want to move here!
Lauren and Sarah a great friends who I have known for 15 years. They are extremely hospitable and kind, having shared their home and cabin with me on many occasions. Their aesthetic is exceptional as we have filmed inside their home for that very reason. I will recommend them to friends and family visiting. A glorious location in this amazing city.
Lauren&Sarah are fun, creative San Franciscans with an awesome sense of style and comfort. Their victorian flat is in a centrally located, go-to SF neighborhood that offers easy access to BART, restaurants, cafes and other local attractions of interest. They are kind, gracious hosts that will make you feel welcome as you take in the sights of SF. Have fun and be clean:-)