We've been interviewed by airbnb and Wired Magazine for being highly rated hosts!
This is a large private room with a queen size bed in our home. (We live here and will be here.) It has two large sunny windows and is in the upstairs flat. A huge window faces west to our very green backyard, yet the trees give you privacy. The single bathroom is shared.
There is a deck and garden to sit in which is surrounded by trees, flowers and colorful plants, and is visited by hummingbirds. You're welcome to hang out in the living room and use the large modern kitchen if you want to cook something light. We have cable tv, wifi, and a sweet 12 year old dog (English Setter). This has been home to 37 foreign exchange students, dozens of international travelers and many techies from famous companies.
Great area with wonderful weather, interesting shops, farmer's market, mostly family owned vs. chain shops, local events and places to hang out. Lots of scenic walks if you want to explore the famous painted Victorians, and a beautiful park with a gorgeous view of the city nearby. There are many fantastic cafes, great coffee spots and restaurants of numerous ethnicities, including at least 2 restaurants on the SF Top 100 List, within a short walk.
We're centrally located and just a few steps to public transportation. The 24th & Mission BART station is less than a 10-minute walk, and downtown is 20 minutes away by the train that stops across the street. The Castro is a 10 minute walk. UCSF campuses are about 20 minutes away. The "tech" buses that go to several well-known Silicon Valley companies stops at our corner. The very coolest area of the Mission to hang out in is a 10-15 minute walk. The main part of SOMA is about a 15-minute train ride.
This is a safe neighborhood so you can go for walks late at night. Whole Foods, a high-end organic grocery with take-out food, is less than a 5-minute walk. All stores in this area are open on Sunday and all have relatively late hours.
The entire neighborhood is culturally diverse, gay friendly, full of families, happy dogs, creative type professionals and a welcoming atmosphere. We can refer you to trusted chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncturists, etc, and there is a Fit Lite right around the corner, part of the 24 Hr Fitness Club chain.
Your host is a world traveler and loves to share stories. Please be aware that there may be 1-3 guests in addition to yourself while you are here.
Note: We have two additional rooms available in this house: "Cool Victorian in Cool Neighborhood" and "Victorian in Cool Neighborhood" which both have a single bed for one person only.