Your own private room and a shared bathroom down the hall. House is on a hill with a great view. Plenty of 72-hour free parking in front. Free maps, breakfast food and advice about what to do in San Francisco. See my reviews in chronological order at https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/4921. If you want to stay here April 8, April 9, April 10 and/or April 11, 2019, you must book the room for at least the four nights of April 8-12, 2019, and you must pay for at least five guests.
This room can fit 7 people. Nobody else will stay in your room other than people in your group. The bunk beds sleep four, and three more can sleep on the floor on a full size and a twin size mattress. There is a shared bath with a bathtub/shower down the hallway from this room. Please read my house rules before you book and the day before your arrival, as there are extra charges for not adhering to some of the rules. I strive for transparency here, and the rules are reasonable and for your benefit. If you incur an extra charge, such as for early or late arrival and/or scheduling, for laundry service or to store your luggage, I give you weeks to pay and never demand it at once. The rule list is rather complete because I have been a host for over ten years now, so I have seen nearly everything. Don't be intimidated as the rules help almost everyone have a delightful stay, as you can see in the reviews.
This home is in effect a hostel because I host so many guests in so many rooms.
By booking here, you agree to leave a review and star rating that reflect the peculiarities of the Airbnb platform, and if you don't agree, you cannot stay here. Airbnb follows the lead of Uber in that both require very, very high ratings to be a part of the platforms. Airbnb requires hosts maintain a 4.7 rating out of 5 stars to be a host. I have read that Uber makes the same demands of its drivers. Since a host can't be a 4 star host or a 3 star host or a 2 star host or a 1 star host, guests are put in the position of leaving a 5 star rating for every host they like well enough not to vote to remove from Airbnb. I will expect a 5 star rating from you if your experience is how I describe it will be in this listing. If you give any less, you are in effect attempting to fire me and deprive me of my income. This is a crazy system I know, and it's relatively new to Airbnb. For years, there was no published lower limit to how badly a host could be reviewed but remain a host.
This detached house was built in 1958 and has five bedrooms and is located on a huge hill near Twin Peaks and Golden Gate Park. I offer up to five bedrooms simultaneously on Airbnb and elsewhere so there will be other guests here during your stay, possibly more than two dozen.
The house has deferred maintenance, is tired, old, mostly original from 1958, and in some small areas falling apart and a mess. Do not book here if this will bother you at all. If you make a mistake and book this room and only discover the condition when you check in, then you must keep quiet about your mistake and make no mention of any distasteful quality of my home in a review, because I warned you up front and told you that you may not stay here. People stay here for my exceptionally warm welcome, my helpful tourist advice, to meet my amazing toddler, to meet my amazing other guests and to feel safe because I live here and enforce the rules so people have a wonderful experience, which you can learn about from my reviews. If you complain in a review about anything I disclose in this listing, I will alert Airbnb, as it is a house rule violation to do so, and house rules are binding on guests just like laws are binding. The penalty for you for publicly disparaging my home is far more severe than you might expect, and I will leave it at that.
DO NOT BOOK HERE IF YOU EXPECT A 5 STAR PROPERTY, as it's a 2 star property but with a 5 star host providing 5 star service in a 5 star location in a 5 star city.
There is plenty of free 72-hour parking in front of my house on the street, but not inside the house as the check box I checked suggests.
You are welcome to make use of my personal kitchen. There is a large living room with a large dining room table you can eat or work at. There is a deck out back that has a fabulous view of wooded hills, but it's for our dog Angel, not guests. The nearest house out back is a block away, so you feel like you are living in a forest. Your cleaning fee of $10 covers the cleaning of your room and bathroom, and nothing else. Your use of my kitchen and living room is conditioned on you agreeing that you are sharing my home and I clean my home less often and with less care than I clean your room. In other words, expect a cleanliness level of about an 8 out of 10 for your room but only a 5 out of 10 for the common areas. It's a constant job for me to keep the common areas clean because of how many people reside here simultaneously. If you enter the kitchen when there are five other guests cooking, of course it will be a mess, but that does not mean my home is undesirable. In fact, it's the huge number of guests that stay here that makes it so fun and exciting. I host over 1,000 travelers a year here. Before you criticize my housekeeping, please consider how you would keep your home clean if you had 1,000 people living with you yearly. I work hard and this is a warm, safe and charming home that thousands of guests love.
Angel, our Border Collie dog, will bark a lot and be very excited to see you, so your group may not stay here if you or anyone in your group discloses they are fearful of dogs.
My wife and I have a toddler, so I have disabled the front stove burners, leaving just three working burners for all to share. I don't want my daughter reaching up and grabbing a hot pan that could kill or maim her, so that's why the burners are out of service until perhaps 2020.
I provide one bath towel per person per stay and also sheets and blankets. There are two five-foot-wide closets. I don't provide wash cloths in the bathroom, but you can get your own wash cloths by the sink in the kitchen. I don't provide hand towels, so expect to dry your hands on your bath towel.
If you want to cook while you're here, you can store food in the mini refrigerator dedicated to your room. You may not store food or eat in your room. Please drink only water in your room. You have no access to a freezer as the mini fridge is all refrigerator.
The closest underground Municipal Railway (MUNI) station is Forest Hill. You can walk there in 15 minutes. The 36 MUNI bus stops there and will take you to and from the house. The bus stop is right in front of the house. This bus is lightly used and only comes every 30 minutes, so many prefer to walk to the station. Uber and Lyft are affordable in San Francisco, and many of my guests bypass public transit entirely in favor of ride sharing services.
The house is centrally located near the geographic center of San Francisco, but it is not close to bars, shops, tourist spots, nightlife or anything other than private residences and hiking. That means this location is unusually quiet and even peaceful for a busy city like San Francisco.
I provide extensive breakfast ingredients, so you can cook breakfast free of charge, which can save you a lot of money versus eating out. You can make yourself a second or third breakfast for lunch or dinner, but I would like you to leave some money in the refrigerator if you do.
Quiet hours are between 22:00 and 7:00. I ask that you whisper quietly after 22:00, and not watch any movies without earphones. Please don’t move around much or pack your bags during quiet time. You should also not plan to sleep soundly past 7:00 if you stay here. When a dozen or two dozen people start walking around, cooking breakfast, showering and talking with each other, the house is full of energy and can be very noisy. I provide earplugs to help you sleep even if others are snoring.
The floors squeak, the plumbing groans, the walls are scuffed, the kitchen is 60 years old, the shower tiles are permanently stained... in other words, the house is old, tired and dilapidated, even though this is a million dollar house. Sometimes we get ants or mice indoors because the house is inside an actual forest filled with wild animals like racoons, coyotes, skunks, mice and hawks. Mice and ants sometimes come indoors, but a sighting is very rare. If such proximity to nature will disturb you then you must not book here, and if you do, you may not complain about it in a review, as I have warned you. Don't stay here if you want to feel like you are staying at a five star hotel. Yes, my listing has five stars or close to it, but that's more about my hospitality and enthusiasm for meeting people than the physical surroundings. I charge a cleaning fee of only $10, so don't expect five star hotel levels of cleanliness. I am booked nearly every night in every room, so there is rarely time for a deep cleaning. The public areas are less likely to be clean than your room and bathroom because my wife and I are raising a toddler, so expect the clutter, dust, dirt, sloppiness, imperfection and chaos that comes with raising a daughter while also hosting over 1,000 Airbnb guests a year. If you expect or desire true cleanliness, I respectfully invite and absolutely require you to stay somewhere else. Remember, a Border Collie dog lives here and she sheds fur constantly. I only promise to vacuum the common areas on days when guests check in, which is frequently. But on my days off, dust and hair will accumulate. You will encounter dog hair here, there's no possible way to keep the house hair free. I pick off any hair I find, but again, you only are paying $10 per stay for cleaning, so this is not the Ritz.
Please read and have everyone in your party read my house rules before you book and the day before your arrival, as there are extra charges for not adhering to some of the rules.
San Francisco, CA, United States