Upon meeting Margaret to get the key and become acquainted with Cleatus (the cat), we knew we had made the right decision to rent this light-filled, spacious, yet cozy, home for our stay in SF. Once you get settled into this place, it is difficult to leave sometimes. Yet, delicious restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are just down the street (some literally only half a block away)--I highly recommend Zazies (best french toast) and Bambinos (pizza, pasta, wine--all so tasty you may not remember eating it's gone so fast). You're also only about 3-4 blocks away from all that Haight Street has to offer--I suggest Martin Mack's spice-rimmed Bloody Mary for that perfect Sunday morning starter.
Although, I'm probably "preaching to the choir" on airbnb, I would so highly recommend this place over any hotel. The value is absolutely amazing. Margaret's hospitality made us feel like welcomed guests, rather than "just another customer."
Finally, if you are a cat "liker" or better yet, a cat lover like my wife (and me, but more secretly), Cleatus is an awesome cat: sweet, cuddly, and does his own thing. (And he loves treats.)
So, yes, I highly recommend this "Large flat in Cole Valley (w/Cat)"!
PS: There were six of us one night and we all slept comfortably. The two bedrooms and room downstairs with couch and air mattress were perfect.