I came to stay at Quest House for my second stage in my phalloplasty journey. I was a little bit anxious about being alone in another country and undergoing surgery without the support of family members, so I thought that Quest House would be the best fit for my needs since I would be staying with others. I am so happy that I made the decision to stay here! I really can’t recommend this space enough to those of you who are looking for accommodations in the San Francisco area. Surgery is never a fun experience, but I had such a positive time here full of support, understanding, and lots of laughs. I can say without a doubt that you will feel comfortable here, and you will make new friendships with people who truly understand the hardships of this process. Then there is Meiko… Meiko is one of the best people I have ever had the pleasure to meet! He is an amazing host and care-taker, and he is able to answer all of your questions about the phalloplasty process. He really is the “Yoda” of phalloplasty.
I chose to stay at Quest House for the support and knowledge of Meiko as well as the community aspect. Both exceeded my expectations. The space is clearly thought out for the needs of those recovering. It has a very comfortable “home” feeling. There are great trails to walk, as well as great views of the ocean. For me, the best part of staying at Quest House was the sense of community. Getting to stay with others who have gone through, or are going through exactly what you are, is a very healing energy. I also really appreciated the fact that Meiko creates a space where whatever experience you need to have you can have in a supportive and non-judgemental way. I am very grateful to have been able to stay there.
I have stayed at Quest House two separate times now for my recoveries. Both times, the care I received was excellent. From the medical supplies, to the caretaking, there truly was no better place to recover. Having people there who can relate and have been through what you are going through, is invaluable. The apartment setting is gorgeous. The bedroom views are amazing, and there is plenty within both walking and driving distance. So if you have someone with you, they won’t be bored. There are hiking trails nearby. The Golden Gate is close as is the city. Quest House had any extra medical supplies available that I needed, and Meiko was kind enough to drive me anywhere I needed to go. He also helped me with bandage and wound changes and meal prep. Having someone there to tell you how things are progressing when you aren’t quite sure, means a lot. Because of the length of time you end up staying out there, recovering it almost becomes like a second home, and a second family. I wouldn’t have made it through my recovery without the excellent caretakers and brothers I had at Quest House. I will be back for any and all future surgeries.
I had the pleasure of staying at Quest House in Sept. To be honest I wasn’t sure how it would be sharing space with people I hadn’t met yet while I was recovering from surgery but this would be my first trip going it alone and decided to book a room. I was a little late and could only book the first week there.
It turned out to be one of my most memorable experiences. I ended up really bonding with the couple that rented the room next to mine. I ended up having complications during surgery and when I got to the ER one of my housemates was there for me. We all gave each other the space we needed but also had times where we had amazing conversations and bonding time. When my week was up I really hated to leave my new family. This was the most peace I’ve experienced in a very stressful 1st year of surgery. I will stay here for all future surgeries and would recommend Quest House to anyone who’s in town for surgery.
“Quest House was an amazing place to stay during my recovery. It was clean, accessible, easy to get to, and had everything I needed. It was easy to book the dates I needed and everything was ready when I got there. The house is also very affordable compared to other accommodations in the area. Over the course of my surgeries it has saved me hundreds of dollars. There’s a shopping center just down the street, including a pharmacy, if I needed supplies. The location is close to both SF and Greenbrae, which made getting to CPMC and post-op appointments pretty easy. The neighboring cities are also close, and have good food and nice places to get outside and walk. My partner (and care-giver) appreciated the hiking trails behind the building, as well as the pool and hot tub in the complex. It helped a lot with his self-care during the whole process, which was important to both of us. It was also really nice to be around other trans folks who were going through, or had gone through, bottom surgery as well. Highly recommend it, I would definitely stay there again!”
My wife and I felt right at home at Quest House. We were there for several weeks in the fall of 2017. It is such a relief knowing that we have not just a place to stay but a peaceful place to be among friends. We were honestly saddened to leave our little “family”, and are looking forward to returning for stage 2 in June!
Staying at Quest House was amazingly peaceful and restorative. I could not have asked for a better location, room, or people to stay with. I was able to reduce the number of things I needed to get before surgery because they had so many medical supplies on hand. Everyone is incredibly knowledgeable about the array of procedures and fielded questions and gave advice that really helped me through my healing processes. Looking back I would not have chosen to stay anywhere else after having surgery and I feel so lucky and grateful that there was space at Quest House for me to stay. 10/10 experience with the folks at Quest House. I highly recommend it.
Hello! My name is Don. I was blessed to be referred to the Quest House for lodging upon discharge on February 17th, 2018, from the hospital after my surgery on the 12th. The location is beyond what was stated! The view, the quiet, the impeccable taste in furnishing is WONDERFUL! Then comes the compassionate, knowledgeable, care from Meiko, the care provider. I am not one to be very trusting of new acquaintances, but I immediately trusted this amazing young man. He knew what to do to make me feel comfortable, and very well cared for. The room was immaculate and comfortable. A million times better than a hotel or motel room, with much better room service! And I’m serious. The surgery, and Hospital stay, can take a lot out of a person even when everything goes well as in my case, but it was very important for me to be in a place that is comfortable, clean, and well-placed (as in with a view of the Bay from a beautiful balcony!). I highly recommend using this resource after surgery, because it is a wonderful boost and assist in the emotional and physical healing process. Just having someone to share my joy at finally being whole, was far more than I expected, or even knew that I needed. Thank you Quest House, and thank you Meiko.
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