Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

Quintessential Edwardian flat (constructed 1906) with period details, tall ceilings and charm throughout. Three blocks from Cole Valley, two blocks from lively Haight Street, 10 minute cab/uber/lyft ride to downtown. Adjacent to Buena Vista Park.

The space

I have a beautiful 1 level condominium. The 2 front rooms are filled with light throughout the day, particularly in the morning. And although Masonic Avenue is a busy street the space is set back enough to remain tranquil. And from the back bedrooms one should hear no noise.

Guest access

Guests may access the main bathroom, dining and living rooms and kitchen. They may also use the pantry and washer/dryer if needed.

Interaction with guests

I am typically home and happy to help with recommendations or even make coffee. I run a private dinner party/cooking class business (see (URL HIDDEN) so often I have guests over. I will let guests booking with me know in advance if this is the case. Most of my events are over by 9 or 10pm or so at the latest. AirBnB guests are welcome to mingle, have a glass of wine, etc and join the party.

Other things to note

I try to only make available my room on AirBnB when I'm not hosting dinner events. That said, it can be fun for a guest to interact with dinner guests and meet new people. I often have daytime corporate events and the evening events are typically over by 9 or 10pm at the latest. I always do my best to ensure a pleasant and quiet stay for my Airbnb guests

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 1PM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 32 / night after the first guest
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)

I expect guests to treat my space as if it was their own home. Very simple. I would do the same in your space.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

36 Reviews

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Drew User Profile
July 2017
James home is a wonderful "refuge in the city". Quiet, yet hip... residential, yet close to Haight Ashbury. The home is upscale, comfortable, clean and the kitchen is a marvel. The guest bedroom is quiet with a delightful natural-scape view of lush greenery. Communication with James was a breeze... looking forward to my next visit!

Maggie User Profile
July 2017
My first Airbnb experience and it's awesome! I got to live in a classical apartment in downtown San Francisco that I've seen many times from American movies. I've always been fascinated by the idea of how it looks like living in a house like that. I've got my dream realized this time. The flat is very well maintained. Decoration is classical but simple which I like very much personally. The location is perfect. Haight is only two blocks away where all kinds of bars, coffee shops, book stores, boutiques are located. I was surprised to learn about the history of 1970s culture movements and Ashbury Haight was the center of that time! It was fantastic experience as I love history and thus stay gave me the perfect opportunity to do so. Just can't expect more from that...

Myles User Profile
July 2017
We had a wonderful experience at James' place. His Gold Star rating is well deserved. As fate would have it James was away during our stay and we missed out on experiencing his cooking expertise! With that said everything about our stay was outstanding. James made it very easy to check in and communicated with us while he was away. His kitchen is to die for! The location for us was perfect seeing we were visiting our Son and Daughter who live close by. We would definitely stay at James' place again. Our only regret was that we didn't get to meet James and experience his cuisine!

Sándor User ProfileSándor is a superhost.
June 2017
James' place was perfect for my needs. Clean and quiet. Great location. I loved running in golden gate park in the morning and walking to haight st.
James User ProfileJames is a superhost.
Response from James:
Hi Sandor, thank you for the feedback about the doors and lockbox. I should have warned you about the bedroom door. My handyman tried to make it easier to open/close and I think he made it worse. I hope you didn't have any major difficulties with it? I will have that fixed before your next visit! Thanks again for staying with me. Best...James
June 2017

Vic User Profile
June 2017
The room in James's home was perfect for my week of working in the city. As others have said the room is tucked back away from the street so noise was not an issue. It is a short walk to quite a few places to eat or to grab a coffee. Close to two beautiful parks for a leisurely stroll or a quick run if you are so inclined. James was friendly and welcoming during our brief chats throughout my stay. I would stay here again.

Ok User Profile
May 2017
James has been such a wonderful host . He opened up his lovely home and prepared a lovely Spanish style breakfast for me. I am super impressed by his kitchen and appliances -- such a great place to enjoy his private cooking class. Look forward to staying with him again and learn cooking from him.

Emma User Profile
March 2017
Beautiful stay with James this week! It is a quiet back bedroom with a wonderful bed that is super comfortable. It was a wonderful place to rest after my busy days. You are two block from Haight and a quick walk to the pan handle and Golden gate park. There are many markets and places to find food. Parking here wasn't horrible. I found a spot every night I was staying. On top of all of this, James is a wonderful host. He is friendly and helpful! I was so happy that I found this place. I would love to stay here again.

San Francisco, California, United StatesJoined in September 2014
James User ProfileJames is a superhost.

Passionate bay area locavore chef James Stolich who cooks private dinners in your or his home and offers week night regional Italian & Spanish cooking classes.

Languages: English, Español, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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