This is a lovely quiet room with a private bath that looks out on a deck with a lover's fountain
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A very unique artistic home 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, sunny, bright , clean & comfortable still retaining old world European charm. Two Wi-fi networks are available throughout home. Our home is located n 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 one of the best areas to be in the city as across the street there is no time limit on parking. Our home is located on a double plus size lot and is very large and spacious for a SF 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!! It is a creative sanctuary and oasis for creative, artistic types and those that appreciate and 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 are two rooms available for guests. This room has a comfortable single bed on a platform and a desk. The window onto the back looks out on a "lover's fountain" that is lit at night. It is very clean and comfortable. It has a private bathroom with a shower/tub combo. An extra mattress can be put on the floor to accommodate an extra person. 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 is in a safe, residential neighborhood near USF and within walking distance to the famous Haight-Ashbury district. It is easy to get anywhere in San Francisco on public transportation from this very central location. It is just a few blocks from Golden Gate Park and a fifteen minute walk to the DeYoung Museum and the California Academy of Sciences or Japanese Tea Garden. It is also very close to Clement St. which has an array of fabulous and inexpensive restaurants. It is also 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, a cafe that 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,
There are two rooms and an apartment available to book through Airbnb. The other room in the main house has a queen size bed and private bathroom. It has a beautiful view that looks west.The apartment is a spacious studio with a separate eating area and living room area that looks out onto the gorgeous garden. It is very quiet, has a full kitchen, separate entry and washer/dryer in the bathroom
Guests share the public spaces including the kitchen, dining room, Mermaid Bar, Living room, deck, T.V. room and gorgeous garden.
Interaction with Guests
We do our best to be sensitive to their comfort level in terms of interaction.
It is very quiet, easy parking (compared to other neighborhoods in SF), easy access to many areas of the city including downtown. The perfect place to stay for concerts and activities in Golden Gate Park which is only 2 blocks away. An easy beautiful 25 minute walk to the DeYoung Museum, Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco Academy of Sciences and the Botanical Gardens. It is a lovely, residential neighborhood, also close to Haight-Ashbury District. Amazing views west to the ocean!
Yes we are very close to a number of bus lines and it is easy to get around on public transportation from this location
No smoking anywhere on the property. No raucous parties. We appreciate guests who treat our home as if it is their own. We LOVE to make your experience as comfortable and lovely as possible and we maintain the "energy" at our Palace by working with the Archangels and doing frequent energy clearing. It is a peaceful, relaxing and inspiring environment. We ask all guests to clean up after themselves in public spaces and to be thoughtful and considerate. Prompt communication of any issues that may be affecting your stay is appreciated so that we can do everything possible to accommodate your needs!
It was my first airbnb trip. In a word, it was awesome. The room and the private bathroom was clean and same as the photos they uploaded. There were essentials such as a hair-dryer, hangers, shampoo and towels for backpackers like me. And Elizabeth usually asked me what I need while staying and she provided them immediately. All her family were kind and didn't interrupt me at all times. So I had felt cozy and comfortable like my room. The Palace was not far from downtown, I think, because the public transportation(MUNI) was very convenient at this area. Bus#31 takes you to anywhere in downtown. GOOOOOOOD accessibility. I really miss my San Francisco experiences in the Palace.
Elizabeth and her family were such wonderful hosts! So kind and welcoming. Had some wonderful conversations with them, but I wish I could have spent more time! The room was lovely, very bright and clean. The view from the deck was magnificent. Elizabeth gave me a tour of her home studio- it was so inspiring! I also got to play their lovely piano, which made my experience even more magical. Thank you all for being such great hosts! I will definitely return to the Palace of the Soul next time I'm in San Francisco. Hope to see you all in Portland in the fall!
It was wonderful experience with Elizabeth's family! Would strongly recommend it!
Elizabeth and her family were very welcoming and super friendly! The Cozy Sanctuary in Magical Mansion was just amazing, very light and airy…spectacular views of sunsets…lovely accommodations, private with an en suite. The location was excellent aswell, central to most everything! I would definitely stay here again…and again…and again!
Ah, the Palace of the Soul, a magical place! Thank you so much to Elizabeth and her lovely family for hosting me. This place is very special. Elizabeth is a completely accommodating host. She really took me under her motherly wing (I was travelling solo) while I was in San Francisco. The inner richmond is a great location for anyone looking to explore SF. I was able to get around via bus and uber very easily. Thank you so much, Elizabeth. I'll be seeing you soon.
The moment I opened the door of the Magic House，I was amazed.A big garden，a mermaid bar，a comfortable room ,so many fantastic details in this house.The hostess is so cordial,that I can't wait to share this wonderful experience to you,my friends.
Just enjoyed a very comfortable stay with Elizabeth Gibbons in San Francisco. The room and adjoining bathroom was very well set up with everything provided. I felt very welcome and Elizabeth was extremely helpful with advice, information on local amenities and answering any questions I had. The house is wonderfully located, very convenient for the de Young museum and Golden Gate Park and very well served by public transport. Highly recommended.
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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 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 (18) still lives at home and my older two children come and go (23 and 20). I would describe our household as a loving, kind family who are very passionate and dedicated to creative 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, 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.
I love being an Airbnb host for a multitude of reasons. These include what I see as a new culture and community that Airbnb has given birth to. For me it means being part of a loving and inspiring perspective that views the world and all people in it as part of one human family. I have discovered that we are so often connected in ways that are wonderful and enriching and delightfully surprising!! I am passionate about the importance of hospitality in our interactions with others!
A little bit about my ART;
I am a Contemporary Symbolist. I create art to heal myself and others and work with prayer, meditation and sacred symbols and archetypes to reweave and re-story my life in a way that is legendary, passionate, joyful and ALIVE!!
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 them is awakened and they gain access to their own healing and personal transformation. Creating in this way leads to the understanding of how the sacred exists in matter and this wisdom integrates the spiritual, emotional and physical selves. My world view is that of a symbolist. I am present to the meaning in all aspects of life.
I am a trained energy healer as well as being a visionary artist and teacher. I maintain the energy of our home with a beautiful array of different techniques, including working with the Archangels and clearing heavy, dense energy with sacred sage spray, blessings and prayers. I love to add extra blessings for all my guests so that their stay in my home is peaceful, relaxed and joyful. It is a delight to me to hear how well people sleep and how wonderful they feel when they are visiting.
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.