Kitchen detail 1.Kitchen detail 2 view of backyard out the window.

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

Enjoy 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom on a unique, quiet, tree-lined street. There is a private deck: warm, shaded from wind it's sunny morning to afternoon (many birds to enjoy there). Follow the sun in the afternoon to the front bedroom or sit on the front steps and relax.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $100
Security Deposit: $400
Weekly Discount: 10%
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The space

– In addition to Mount Sutro Forrest, our neighborhood, as you head up the street, is lovely to walk around anytime of day, and any time of year there will be many flowers, plants and trees to enjoy. At the top of the Farnsworth steps there is a particularly nice view of the city.

– Cole Street (restaurants, shops, cafes) a few streets away
– Bicycle rental (many bike shops located on Stanyan Street)
– Haight Street is a few blocks away
– Whole Foods on Haight Street
– Farmer’s Market (Wednesdays, 3:00pm to 7:00pm, April through October) at Waller and Stanyan
– Off the Grid / Food Trucks and live music (Thursdays 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm)
– UCSF is a few minutes walk away
– Cultural neighborhood trivia: many poets and writers stayed in the guest room at 1520 Willard Street (owned by the founder of the San Francisco Poetry Center) writers including: Anais Nin, W. H. Auden, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, Stephen Spender, and Theodore Roethke; a scene from the film “Milk” the story of Harvey Milk was filmed in one of the homes on our street; and Armistead Maupin used to live in the neighborhood.

Guest access

A few minutes walk from the house are the Farnsworth steps which lead you to Mount Sutro Forrest, amazingly beautiful trails teeming with wildlife, you will forget you are in the city. Also, nearby favorites within walking distance: Golden Gate Park (Academy of Sciences + DeYoung Museum), Buena Vista Park, the Panhandle, Tank Hill, Cole Street, Zazie for breakfast (lunch or dinner), Real Foods with daily produce delivery from small local farms.
A bit farther are Ocean beach, Arizmendi Pizza (amazing baked anything especially chocolate croissants), Bi-Rite for gourmet anything and ice cream, Nopalito traditional Mexican done local and seasonal. Bus and train are both steps away and can take you anywhere else you want to go in the city.

Getting around

– Train: N-Judah line (minutes to Ocean Beach or downtown)
– Bus 6 Parnassus, 48 Masonic

– Street parking only. Parking permits are required for more than 2 hours Monday–Friday. No street cleaning on our block.
**Don’t forget to curb your wheels on any slight incline / decline in this city.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

2 nights minimum stay

24 Reviews

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Ben User Profile
May 2017
Stephanie was real friendly and her place was great. Our 3 year old daughter loved eating breakfast on the back deck. We had a good time.

Rob User Profile
April 2017
Creative, comfortable and lovely space. Back deck is even better than advertised for morning breakfast and coffee. Close proximity to shops, restaurants and GG Park. Would definitely stay here again.

Jillian User ProfileJillian is a superhost.
January 2017
This is a perfect place if you're looking for a spot where you'll feel like a local. It's walkable to Haight and the Golden Gate Park. There's a Walgreens, Whole Foods, & several restaurants in walking distance. A few things to keep in mind: the front bedroom is a modified sitting room, and it doesn't have a door. I would call the bed in this room ultra firm. Linens are super soft, and high quality. As it's an older house, there's virtually no noise dampening from the outside, or upstairs. A white noise app does the trick if you're used to a fan. Stephanie met us to check in, & rechecked with us periodically through the stay. She is great to respond quickly, and always close by.

Adam User Profile
November 2016
We visited San Francisco with my family, wife and 2 kids for 2 weeks partly for vacation and for work, meetings in SOMA. Stephanie welcomed us wholeheartedly, helped us prepare for the trip with great advices, and made sure our stay is great and memorable. Her place is truly unique, great home full of inspiring details, both architecturally and her objects, books, and all the stuffed animals in the kids room. The neighbourhood was perfect for us, taking a hike in a forest with massive eucalypti trees is 2 minutes walk away, cole street with great cafes and breakfast places is 4 minutes away, golden gate park with playgrounds and science museum is 5 minutes away - and you can hop on a tram in be on market street / some in 15 minutes as well. highly recommended home for a memorable experience.

Glory User Profile
October 2016
Stephanie let us drop our bags off early which was much appreciated. She kept in touch via text to get our check in/out times and that was very convenient. The kitchen is a standout beauty- if you want to cook you are in the right place! I was in for IT work, so for what I needed, it was a disappointment. This may be the place for you but be aware of the following: The "beds" were actually a futon in one room and a thick foam piece over wood slats in the other. We were unable to get a good nights rest for the week we stayed. There is no TV, microwave, place to listen to music or desk to work at. There are few outlets to plug electronics. The outdoor space is very quiet and charming but the host lives near and came out to advise us what to do or not do. This made if feel less private and quite, so we didn't use it much. The bathroom is a half bath as the toilet is a separate room down the hall. While all the surface space was clean there is a lot of clutter which needs a good dusting. There is one small closest but isn't to usable as owners items are in it. We were unable to locate an iron for clothing. The street is very quiet and it is in a great location. There is a EMS or Fire station near so there is noise from that. The owner checked in during the day to 'water' the outdoor plants even thought it had been raining and seemed to keeping tabs on our coming and going. We found this odd but then the owner accused us of damaging a light fixture and after we responded we didn't know anything about it..insisted we were being dishonest. I'm new to Airbnb so perhaps this is normal behavior? I was reticent about writing this review because I liked Stephanie and thought she was working hard to make this property suitable but feel that is only fair for other people to know what they are getting into before the book a nonrefundable property.
Stephanie User Profile
Response from Stephanie:
Just wanted to make a few notes of clarification :) + Regarding the beds: The bed in one room is an Italian designed platform bed from Design Within Reach on top is a Shepherd's Dream 100% Wool Mattress and Wool Topper. You may check their website if you are interested. And the second bed is a vintage canopy bed with a Japanese Futon Mattress. As a result both the beds are firmer than typical boxspring mattresses. But they are beds with mattresses. + Regarding advising the guest about what to do or not do from nearby: I saw Glory and Eric were eating with their meals on their laps. I let them know the table which gets pushed to the edge of the deck when not in use, was lightweight and easy to move in front of the bench where they were sitting if they wanted an actual table for their meal. :) This was on their first day and was the only interaction of this sort. It was meant as a kind and informative gesture. + Regarding watering the plants: At check-in I asked and confirmed it would be ok to text or knock to water the plants outside. I did come one time (during an entire week) and rang the bell and was let in by Eric. The week Glory was here there were several hot sunny days, she came at a time that is considered "summer" in San Francisco so the plants require water. No other guest has had an issue with this. + Regarding the bathroom: Like many places in San Francisco the "full bath" is spilt into 2 rooms one room with a toilet and one room with a shower/ bath and sink. + Regarding the Amenities: I did not have TV or Microwave checked as available on my profile. When Glory asked right after check-in about a TV I told her I did not have it listed as an Amenity on my profile and she said "I didn't check / read any of that". + Regarding the desk: There is a large hardwood handmade desk in the kitchen I use as both a table and desk, it even has 2 drawers :). There was a photographer that worked in the space and he noted in his review it was a good place to work. + Regarding the iron: There is an iron and a steamer available. In the past guests have texted and I have supplied both upon request. Glory did not ask for one. + Regarding keeping tabs: I did not keep tabs on them (not really interested :). + Regarding the closet: None of the Airbnb properties I have ever stayed at offered closets or drawers for clothing. They all contained items belonging to the host. I have in the past cleared a closet upon request for guests. + Regarding the Fire Station: Yes there is one nearby, I rarely hear activity from it, yes this is a city, and as far as city living this is one of the quietest blocks I know, many other guests have also noted that, and no one else has noted anything about the fire station. + And yes Glory and I had different points of view on some items that were damaged. I shared my thoughts on my review of Glory and Eric if you care to read it. :)
October 2016

Victoria User Profile
August 2015
Stephanie's home is lovely. Beautiful flat in a lovely neighbourhood (cole valley). She made us feel very welcome and at home and gave us some great tips on nearby cafes and things to do. It's an easy hop on the N train into town or to Ocean Beach. Great cafes and restaurants locally. Fantastic little terrace at the back of the apartment which we really enjoyed.

Morgan User Profile
June 2015
Stephanie's home was an idyl, spacious, peaceful, a home full of care. The pictures do not do it justice, one room flowed into another, and the whole house seemed to breath with the swaying trees outside. On the mornings I could enjoy it, the sun deck was a single step past the kitchen, and the view was something to wake to. What else to say? Transport was good, a short Muni from most things, and there's plenty of life close at hand if you'd rather walk nearby. Stephanie was very helpful, but never intrusive, and often close by if I needed to ask anything. I'd heartily recommend you stay.

San Francisco, California, United States · Joined in April 2013
Stephanie User Profile

I have lived in San Francisco for 18 years. I am more at home here than any city I have ever lived or visited. Even though we are not offering a room in an occupied house, I love that idea, and I am thrilled Airbnb is doing it in this country. I lived and traveled in Europe at two different times in my life and was initially surprised and very much appreciated that people opened their homes to travelers many places I visited. I deeply appreciated the opportunity to stay in a home and experience a city and culture from a local perspective. And I am happy to offer that option to you. In preparation for your travels, I will try to answer any questions, in order to help you plan your visit, or at any point during your stay. Welcome, you are in for a wonderful visit, no matter where you stay in San Francisco (p.s. I speak some French).

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