Located near Alamo Square. I rent out a few rooms in an old house in the historic district.
I stayed in the Bock House - chez Drew and Julie - for a month in March. What can I say? I could not have had a better time!
Drew and Julie are just amazing hosts. They helped me with everything I needed and welcome you to be part of their everyday life. I never felt like it was only random guest who is leaving anyway soon - instead life in the Bock House is communicative, exciting and definitely never boring. The place has a true "family" atmosphere.
The room is cozy, fully equiped (incl. WIFI and DirectTV, washer and dryer), and the appartment is in a good shape and clean. The Bock House is ideally located to explore the wonderful city with its diverse districts or to commute to work (several bus connections next to the house).
To sum up: I could not have chosen a better place for my stay in San Francisco. And I excpect to be back soon :)
U need a place in SF? Stay with Drew & Julie and two awesome dogs in the Bock House. I spend two months here, one with my boyfriend, and I loved it.
About the hosts:
Drew is a great person, really social, relaxed, laid back and over all very generous. He takes care of everything, organizes barbecues, game evenings, picknicks and even a whole day of glider riding.
Julie the other host is fabulous, very caring and so much fun. She became a good friend to me, I hope we stay in touch. She knows the city inside out and gives good advices for every occasion. Movie night, Salsa dancing, tennis match, shopping? Ask Julie :)
Aaaand: She is an awesome cook!
About the Bock House:
The house is always clean, the room was comfortable, the kitchen is very well equipped and even a washing machine and a dryer are in the house. The location is super, a bus stop right in front of the house takes you downtown in 10 minutes.
Thank you for all guys!
Staying with Drew and the other house mates was a great enjoyable experience.
Room was very spacious, tons of space for our luggage(closet, under the bed, lots of cabinets).
Great to open all the windows on a sunny day and enjoy the view from bed.
Awesome TV with every channel I could imagine, washer and dryer in the basement.
Squirt the house dog is the most lovable dog ever, and will guide you around the area to alamo hill any day.
Drew was very hospitable and an all around great guy, many times he would go out of his way to make our stay more comfortable!
For a trainee job I spent a very good time at Drews place together with my boyfriend who was also working here. You will feel really home here, Drew and Julie are great hosts. Everybody in the house was cool, chatty, open, helpful, cheerful and just great.
And there was really no problem about the single-shower. Most of the guys work from home and don't need it early in the morning. Otherwise you can just talk to each other and figure it out. We stood here during wintertime, it can get quite cold because of the huge window front of some rooms. But there is also a radiator in each room, there won't be a problem about it.The dogs are cute, they appriciate it a lot to get treats and to go out for a walk. Unfortunately there is no common room besides the kitchen, but here is really the meeting place of the house.;-) Drews place is a basic but very homy and nice place. I am highly recommending everybody to come and stay very central in the heart of San Francisco. You can take the bus right in front of the house to be in the city center in about 15 minutes.
My daughter spent a month here between semesters and really loved it! Great House, Great host, Great location!! So happy with this arrangement! Thanks so much Andrew!
Looking for a place to stay in San Francisco? Stay here! My boyfriend and I lived here while relocating from the east coast. Drew and Julie were great hosts. Everyone in the house was really welcoming. Overall, a very friendly and laid back atmosphere. The room is a good size with plenty of storage and plenty of light. Washer/dryer in house. The location of the house is perfect- bus stop is right outside on the corner and it's easy to walk to grocery stores, cafes, and bars. Highly recommend to the Air BnB community!
I stayed in the Bock House for a month in October and I had the best time!
Drew and Julie were so nice to me. They helped me with everything I needed. I never felt like it was only just renting rooms for money but more about getting to know new people and helping them to have the best stay in the city.
The House was in good shape, very well located and it was also fully equiped, the wifi worked perfect and had a washer and dryer available.
My stay was perfect. I couldn't have chosen a better place. I'm definitively coming back!
This is a very easy review to write - Drew is the nicest person you'll ever meet, and he'll do anything to make your experience here feel like home. Atmosphere is very sociable, and we made some real friends in the two months we were here. Fantastic location (with a bus stop right outside) in a nice part of town, great people, and cool old dogs. Fun, sheltered backyard with heaters and BBQ too, excellent for San Francisco summer (read: September-October). We had a really good time here, and can't recommend it more highly. Thanks guys! - Russ and Steffi
I could't imagine to find a better place to live. In the Bock House all is perfect beginning with Drew. He's a great person, really social and generous, I've found in him a good friend with who I want to keep in touch. I left my home and my friends in Italy and when I arrived in SF I was alone but after few days I felt like at home (or maybe better :-) ). Julie is simply awesome, a great person too, a old sister for me, and her clam linguine are delicious :-P. All my roommates were great and I really enjoyed every moment there, we had a lot of fun: dinners, barbecues, football games, baseball games, walks… All was perfect!
The house is always clean and I've never had problems living there. My room was big and comfortable and I had the occasion to improve my understanding of english also in the night because I could hear every conversation in the street right under the window of the room, and thanks to the bus stop in front of the window I have never lost a bus. :-).
I felt in love with SF and I felt in love with the Bock House I really don't know how I can live in another place… Thank you for all guys!
I stayed in Drew's house for just under 4 months while interning over the summer. It's in a perfect location for exploring San Francisco, whether it's the sights of Alamo Square, the restaurants of Divisadero Street or the quirkiness of Haight Street. It's also very close to a bus stop (literally right outside) if you want to get downtown.
My room was perfect for what I needed - a place to sleep every night. I spent most of my time in the communal area anyway, meeting all the great people who stay in the house. The place has a real family atmosphere. We'd eat out, go to baseball games or have dinner together in the back garden and this all made my time at the house fly by. In the end it was the people (and wonderful dogs) that made my stay in San Francisco so wonderful.
Andrew was a great guest. Hope to see you again if you find yourself in Tampa.