home in the land of the wood

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Woodland Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

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.

Your host, Stephanie
13 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a day

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

– Large couch in the family room can sleep one additional person comfortably
– Laundry Service available
– 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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $25 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $1900 /week
Monthly Price: $7250 /month
Security Deposit: $400
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Stephanie's home is very comfortable and had everything we needed.The kitchen and outdoor balcony are great features. Stephanie was always available to answer any questions we had. The neighborhood is good for public transport, restaurants, etc. In all staying here made our visit to San Francisco a great experience.

    October 2013
  • I cannot think of a better place to stay in San Francisco. Stephanie was so nice and helpful to us. The apartment is beautiful and so clean. We were really happy to stay and will definitely contact her next time we go back to SF to visit. Staying in a home in a quiet neighborhood is so much more fun than a hotel. I hope it's available again!

    October 2013
  • I can't say enough about the beauty and originality of Stephanie's home, nor how welcoming she and her family were. They were so kind and unbelievably understanding about our jetlagged toddler.

    The home is quiet, yet convenient to restaurants, shopping and beautiful parks. It is full of brilliant and handmade touches. The kitchen is amazing for cooks, and the deck is gorgeous. I would definitely stay there again and would recommend it to families!

    September 2013
  • We had a lovely time in Stephanie's home. Her apartment is so warm and full of life that we immediately felt like we were in our own home. The area is lovely, the patio is so peaceful and the apartment so unique. The whole experience was extremely pleasant because Stephanie is an excellent host: extremely helpful and never invasive. We would definitely love to stay again if we have the chance. Warmly recommended.

    September 2013
  • This space is located on a quiet street away from the bustle of downtown (though easy to get to via bus/train) and within easy walking distance of Inner Sunset and Cole Valley. It also has a beautiful patio where we enjoyed coffee in the morning. A great place to explore San Francisco from! Thank you Stephanie!

    September 2013
  • This flat is exquisite - it has beautifully decorated rooms and a small terrace with the most fabulous view. The terrace must be the nicest place to eat breakfast in San Francisco. The place was clean and well-organised so that it was easy to find everything. As a family of four we had plenty of space. The street is great. I met a realtor who told me that Stephanie's area is the best in the city - lovely houses, great views, excellent shops. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend the home in the land of the wood.

    September 2013
  • This house was so perfect that it's tempting not to review it at all in hope that it's available next time I return to SF. Stephanie is a wonderful host and the flat is a pleasure to step foot in let alone spend the night. The only problem I had was having to hand back the keys at the end. I wish this was my home. Thanks again Stephanie.

    August 2013
  • Our stay at the woodlands was great! The apartment was very comfortable for our family of 4. The location is awesome...what is really surprising is how quiet the area is. If you want to stay in San Francisco, but also want some peace and quiet, this is the place for you. Stephanie was a pleasure to work with and was very prompt in responding to emails/texts. Just a great experience for us!

    August 2013
  • What a beautiful home, and Stephanie was a wonderful host who went above and beyond (she was kind enough to mail back personal belonging that we mistakenly left behind). This home was exactly as described and fit our needs perfectly. The neighborhood is in an amazing location and was far more beautiful than we had anticipated. Hiking trails and restaurants were within walking distance. We hope to stay again in the future. Thank you, Stephanie!

    August 2013
  • Stephanie was a great host, very thoughtful and responsive. The home in the land of the wood is great, you have a wonderful view from the back, and the whole place is well appointed. While the street it is on is quiet there were markets within walking distance. It was a great place to stay.

    August 2013
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I have lived in San Francisco for 15 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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