Ocean view room in gorgeous mansion

House - Private room · Parker Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States

The Space

A very unique artistic mansion with mythological art, a Mermaid Bar, gorgeous, expansive views to the west, an eat in kitchen, sunken living room with fireplace, large garden sanctuary with peaceful water feature. It is sunny, bright , clean & comfortable while still retaining old world European charm.
Two Wi-fi networks are available throughout the home. The Palace is located in a very central neighborhood near the University of San Francisco. It is a 1 to 2 block walk to MUNI lines and easy to take public transportation to any area of the city. The on the street parking is fairly easy as across the street parking is available all day with no time limit. Our home is located on a double plus size lot and is very large and spacious for a SF home.
Home;
A beautiful spanish style large home that is called the Palace of the Soul in the USF district of San Francisco. The main house features Elizabeth's gorgeous, spiritual art that celebrates the Divine Feminine. Elizabeth is an amazing welcoming, gracious hostess! This will be an unforgettable experience!!! Her home is like a museum!!
Our home is a creative sanctuary and oasis for creative, artistic types and those that love culture and the arts. Because the home is so large it is easy to have private time as well as time with Elizabeth's friendly family if desired.
We are happy to have our guests enjoy the gorgeous views and sunsets from the deck or sit in the peaceful garden and enjoy the beautiful birds and flora. A lovely place to meditate on a sunny day.
There is a cable tv in the family room and guests are free to use it upon request.
Rooms;
There are two rooms in the Main House and a spacious studio apartment that looks out upon the beautiful garden, available for guests. This one has a comfortable queen size bed, a corner bamboo desk with a gorgeous view looking west. It is very clean and bright. It has a bathroom right next to it with a shower/tub combo.The bathroom is private.
We are a very friendly and creative family and love to take good care of our guests and add special touches to make their visits lovely. This bedroom is great for one person or a couple or two friends. It is like a magical, peaceful getaway and is the perfect place to stay to rejuvenate yourself or enjoy the gorgeous city of San Francisco and then return home at the end of the day to relax. It faces the garden and is very quiet with no street noise.
Neighborhood;
It is in a safe, residential neighborhood near USF and within walking distance to the famous Haight-Ashbury district, Golden Gate Park, the DeYoung Museum, Academy of Sciences, Botanical Gardens and Japanese Tea Garden. It is also walking distance to a large array of grocery stores and great, reasonable, neighborhood restaurants. It is easy to get anywhere in San Francisco on public transportation from this very central location. . It is close to Clement St. which has an array of fabulous and inexpensive restaurants. It is walking distance to Laurel Village which has cafe's restaurants, beauty supply stores, banks, grocery stores, Walgreen's (local pharmacy), bookstore, clothing stores and Beautiful which has great organic take out food. It is walking distance to Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and Target.
Walking distance also to the Presidio and about a 20-30 minute bus ride to Union Square, downtown, Haight Street, Castro and Fisherman's Wharf.

Guest Access

The guests will have access to the kitchen, where they will be given their own space in the refrigerator, the Mermaid Bar where they are welcome to relax an have a glass of wine, the deck and garden, the family room with cable t.v., the sunken living room with fireplace and fabulous art and baby grand piano. They will have a private bathroom. Coffee and tea are complimentary throughout the day.

Interaction with Guests

We are a friendly family and are also sensitive to the needs of our guests. It is possible to have a great deal of privacy or to socialize as the guests desire.

The Neighborhood

One of the things I love about this neighborhood is that while it is quite central to many interesting sites and places to visit, it feels like a quiet, residential neighborhood. Our house is so peaceful and yet so convenient for finding your way around the city. The views looking west are spectacular as are the sunsets. Amenities like grocery stores, coffee shops, a great all American Diner (Mel's), drugstores, restaurants, Golden Gate Park with running and biking trails, great vintage clothes shopping( Haight St.) are all close by.

Getting around

Yes there are several MUNI bus lines within a 1 to 4 block radius.
I have a great friend who drives a taxi and she gives special rates to my guests.

Other Things to Note

Yes I am an energy healer and do energy clearing on my home on a daily basis so if you are sensitive to energy this is a great choice for you!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $700 /week
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • First of all, Elizabeth was such a kind, caring, and trusting host! She and her family are all artists. The house was full of her magical art works. It felt like living in an art gallery. The garden of their house was so so beautiful and peaceful. And the view from both the room and the balcony above the garden was stunning!! The room was clean, cozy, and comfortable. The whole experience was spiritual and beyond my high expectation. I will definitely come back!

    One tip for visitors: the house is not very close to touristy/crowded locations by public transportation, but if you use uber (a cab app) there are always many cars around available (I always use uberx for cheaper rates and better services). And the cab fair from the house to anywhere you would possibly want to visit in SF is very reasonable.

    April 2014
  • I have stayed with Elizabeth twice. When I return to San Francisco I will return to the Palace of the Soul. Elizabeth's home is comfortable and welcoming with the most beautiful art. My room has always been spotless and the bed is comfortable with the best linens. A perfect location, close to Golden Gate Park, Laurel Village, Haight Ashbury, and the University of San Francisco. Excellent connections to the rest of the city by public transportation. The garden and public spaces are for Elizabeth's guests to use and they are lovely. I think of Elizabeth's Palace of the Soul as my home in San Francisco.

    April 2014
  • My young adult daughter and I had a spectacular time in San Francisco and part of our joy came from staying in our room with a view at Elizabeth's home. We could see the Pacific from the window! Coordinating things with the hostess- Elizabeth, and in this case additionally an alternate hostess- Jeannine as well, was easy and everything went without a glitch. We felt welcomed and Jeannine even made me yummy cupcakes for my birthday. The room was comfortable and being able to visit in this art filled home was quite a treat. The outside spaces were landscaped beautifully ; peaceful and welcoming. We were close to public transportation, and walking distance to the golden gate park. I always felt safe walking in this community.
    I would recommend this home highly.
    (As an aside.. Some of the artwork was of nudes and it was a little uncomfortable for my young adult son to visit with me there ;( .more his issue than ours) just a heads up if this might be embarrassing for family members.

    March 2014
  • I use airbnb frequently, and Elizabeth has been one of my favorite hosts of all times. She was incredibly welcoming and helpful, and the house is absolutely fantastic. The room was perfect: comfortable, spacious, and with a great view! I absolutely recommend staying here, will be booking again and recommending to friends who visit SF!!

    March 2014
  • I couldn't have found a more perfect home base during my stay in San Francisco.
    I got a comfortable and cozy room, met wonderful hosts, enjoyed a beautiful view over the roofs of Richmond each morning, had coffee in the most amazing living room.
    I spent a peaceful and relaxed time there, which helped me in preparing for the conference I was attending (and the fast wifi connection was also appreciated). Highly recommended!

    October 2013
  • Elizabeth is a truly wonderful host. Her home is beautiful. My friend and I visited for a few days and it was our first time to the city. We could not have asked for a better place to stay. The home is gorgeous, clean, and welcoming in a lovely neighborhood. The bedroom is truly peaceful and actually one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in while traveling! I couldn't possibly recommend this place any higher!! I hope to return here any time I visit the city.

    October 2013
  • Elizabeth was a wonderful host. She received us with several maps and information for potential plans, as well as with some delicious chocolates. We had a great time in the Palace of Soul and in San Francisco. The patio has a great view of the City, perfect for an early breakfast!
    I recommend the Palace of Soul and Elizabeth as a host.

    October 2013
  • What can I say when the name says it all,
    "Palace of the Soul Peaceful Retreat".
    Our stay here at Elizabeth's Soul Palace truly was an unforgettable experience that began with a warm reception at her doorstep awaiting our arrival. Her home is like a gallery with her many interesting art works displayed at every turn.
    She along with her partner Fred were always there to help us with any questions we had such as their favourite restaurants, grocery stores and points of interest not to be missed while visiting this great city.
    We will definitely be contacting Elizabeth on our next visit.

    October 2013
  • Me and my wife had a wonderful stay at Elizabeth's home. Elizabeth is a very welcoming host and gave us a lot of tips about the city and the neighborhoods. The place is really beautiful, comfortable and clean - the garden where you can hang and watch the sunset is a plus.

    October 2013
  • My husband & I stayed with Elizabeth mid September, this was our 1st experience with airbnb, it was fantastic! Elizabeth's house is amazing, lots of bling, beautiful garden (which is unusual in SF) with a stunning view from the rear of the home, convenient for sightseeing, $20 taxi ride to Fishermans Warf or buses are easy to get around too. Elizabeth is a talented Artist with beautiful Art on display but it was her warmth, hospitality & friendliness that made our stay extra special! Fast Freddie & her gorgeous daughter were welcoming & fun, too! We defiantly recommend a stay at the Palace of Soul.

    September 2013
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I am a visionary artist and teacher. I live in San Francisco at the gorgeous Palace of the Soul where I love to welcome my tribe of Cosmic Cowgirls as well as mystic adventurers from other lands!!! I have been a traveler all my life from the time I was 6 months old and so as my three beautiful children begin to fly the nest for their own adventures, it is a great pleasure to open my very unique home to other fellow adventurers. I adore people....all kinds and all ages and as a host I will welcome you and I am willing to be your guide to this wonderful city or let you discover it for yourself. I do my best to be sensitive to what it is that you want from your stay and to provide you with a warm, welcoming and peaceful sanctuary from where you can explore this incredible city. I work at home as an artist and so have a very flexible schedule that allows me to be available for check ins and visiting with my guests if they like to visit. I live with my sweetheart, Fast Freddy Sims who is a very talented blues musician, songwriter, artist and landscape designer. My youngest daughter (17) still lives at home and my older two children come and go (22 and 19). I would describe our household as a loving, kind family who are very passionate and dedicated to self-expression and the arts. I have lived in Italy, England, Brazil, and Mexico and traveled to Greece, Scotland, Peru,Germany, Holland, Portugal, Spain, the Seychelles, many islands in the Caribbean, France and there are probably countries that I am forgetting. My style of traveling has changed throughout the years and so I believe that I understand and am open to travelers of all types. My art depicts a spiritual journey, the telling of a story that contactsthe viewer at the level of the soul. My art inspires others to look more deeply at the work and at themselves as they view layers and layers of prayer,hope, paradox and spirit woven together between particles of paint, bead, rhinestone, shell, bone and glitter. As a teacher, I encourage my students to explore materials that animate their sense of wonder, joy and play. By playing with the sparkle of jewels, beads & glitter the divine sparkle of imagination that lives within each of us is awakened and we gain access to our own healing and personal transformation. Creating in this way leads us to the understanding of how the sacred exists in matter in our physical world and this wisdom integrates our spiritual, emotional and physical selves. I call it "Glitteracy"!!!!!! I believe that we all have a story to tell, a song to sing, a painting to paint, an important gift to share with the world and my life has and is dedicated to "opening the Door of Possibilities" so that I, my family, friends, loved ones and global community can discover what their's is. I believe that the greatest gift of my life is the presence of other people in it and your presence in my home is a gift that I am grateful for.
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