You're renting a private room with a full sized bed in a large 6 bedroom house. The home is located just off El Camino in the heart of downtown Castro Street. The room is intended for one person, but a second person could possibly be added to the reservation. The home is unique in that it has 4 different levels-the main shared living area is on the second level. This room is located on the lowest level which is partially underground.
GUESTS: No guests other than registered guests are allowed in the home at any time without direct written permission. It's for the security and comfort of all of the guests. If I don't allow you to bring other people in the house, it means I'm also not allowing others to bring random people in. You have no way of knowing who that person your fellow guest has over is. So for the security of everyone and their belongings, no one else is allowed in the house. I will require a photo ID of any guest that I allow to enter the house.
RULES: Nothing illegal. No underage alcohol drinking (CA drinking age is 21). No marijuana smoking. No file sharing--BitTorrent. (The internet service provider will freeze the account.) This is one that a lot of people don't seem to understand. It is illegal in the US to share copyrighted materials online.
KITCHEN USE: you can prepare simple meals. You have a personal responsibility to rinse your dishes and put them in the dishwasher immediately after using them. Please take a turn unloading the dishwasher too.
BIKES: Absolutely no bikes in the house. Bikes can be stored outside, not in the garage either, because it's already quite crowded and I need to have work space. You can keep bikes in back of the house on one of the patios.
GARBAGE: make sure you know how to separate garbage. We recycle in California. It's simple if you take a minute to learn it. Since it's a shared home, if you are staying more than a week, we ask that you help out with this one household task....PLEASE take out the kitchen garbage when it is full. There are large cans outside.
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My listings consist of the following:
** 1-5 bedroom homes, rented out as a private whole home
** Private bedrooms with private bathrooms in a shared communal home
** Private bedrooms with shared bathrooms in a shared communal home
** Private bedroom with a dedicated bathroom in my family home
** Shared bedrooms with shared bathrooms in a shared communal home
** Private bedroom for 1-3 people
WHO STAYS IN MY HOMES? The communal homes attract young techies and interns. They are not suitable for families or couples. The whole house rentals are more suitable for families or people travelling together for business.
PERSONAL: I am a person, not a company or corporation. I happen to have a number of listings but I am the person who manages it all with the help of professional cleaners and handymen. I am a single divorced mother of two teen daughters that my ex husband and I adopted from Russia when they were a year old. I was a real estate professional before the adoption, but quit actively selling homes to stay with the girls. I began to manage the rental homes that we owned.
I've traveled quite extensively and understand what it's like to live in other people's homes and be a guest in a different country. I absolutely love being an Airbnb host. In the past I lived in Italy for 2 years and Russia for 5 years. I've been to Germany dozens of times to visit my mom's side of the family. I am fluent in English, Russian and German. I am on the big social networking site and on the career networking site (both of which have been verified here on Airbnb) if you'd like to see my connections my last name is Zima.