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Studio apartment looking out onto the garden. Ensuite bathroom with shower and bath, no kitchen, but induction stove, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster and coffee maker. It has a private entrance. Continental breakfast provided for first day and then you are on your own. Firm mattress, with electric mattress pad and all new, cozy linens and towels. Use of kitchen possible by arrangement for long term stays. Free wifi. Use of washing machine and dryer in main house. There is some noise from upstairs, steps and talking but we try not to disturb.
Great neighbourhood, close to the Castro, 24th St and Mission and Valencia St. Close to public transportation. Free street parking.
Guests can access the garden. May use our kitchen upon request. Can use our washing machine and dryer upstairs. Dishes can be washed in our dishwasher.
Interaction with Guests
We like to chat when we run into them.
It's a great neighbourhood. You can walk to the Castro, 24th Street, the Mission. You can easily walk to public transportation. The 24 bus goes up Castro. The KLM and F muni lines go to Castro and Market. There is the J from 20th and Church. Dolores Park is just down the hill.
no smoking, no pets.
The studio is great. Super well located, clean, bright, big with a private entrance. Super great deal. Claire and her family are genuine nice people. I'd love to stay there again.
This studio is amazing. We really loved to live there. My boyfriend stayed there for 7 weeks while he did an English School and I was in SF for 3 weeks for an Internship. The studio is located on the hill in the Castro, so its really quite and you're fast in Downtown. Its just a few minutes walk (down the hill) to the castro station and there you can take the metro or the muni streetcar. It's very cozy and we really felt home there. It was hard to say Goodbye. Claire and Gary are such friendly and helpful people and they did everything to make our stay unforgettable. Thank you so much!!
Me and my girlfriend stayed at Claire's Studio for 3 months and things were perfect!
Claire and Gary are awesome hosters and they did everything to make sure we felt at home. I'm already missing Lucy (the cat)!
The studio is exactly as described and the photos are very current. The bed is very cozy, the shower is good and the couch is very comfortable to sit and relax. Perfect for couples! The studio also have a small table for meals/work/study. The space for the "kitchen" has everything you need for your stay. There is also a beautiful garden and the house is very beautiful and clean.
The neighborhood is simply amazing. Great houses, very quiet, very friendly neighbors. 7 minutes walk to the J muni stop and 13 minutes to Castro Muni Station or the Streetcar Stop. On 24th (5-6 minutes walk) there are some neighborhood coffee shops, some small stores and Whole Foods. On Castro St., there are some nice restaurants, coffee places, Walgreens, lots of bars... The distance to downtown is about 20-25 minutes by Muni.
The Twin Peaks is about 40 minutes walking (uphill) from the house and have an awesome view of the City.
Thank you Claire and Gary!
A gem of a studio in a beautiful block at the very top of Noe Valley/Castro/Dolores. Claire and Gary are incredibly friendly, kind, and have made my stay comfortable and easy. I highly recommend this place and these great hosts!
Claire warmly welcomed me at the front gate and I knew this would be a great spot. Claire made it clear that I was to treat the place 'as my own' and come ask for assistance if need be. Muffins and granola for breakfast first day were ready to go.
The studio has plenty of light from the front doors and was perfect for my busy week in San Francisco: work desk, simple kitchen facilities and clean bathroom. Tucked up behind Noe, I couldn't hear any street noise: a pleasant respite from previous stays nearby. I loved walking to the Muni each day and the access to shopping, restaurants, cafes, bars (and ice-cream at Bi-Rite!) along 20th and Valencia.
Thanks for your hospitality.
Thanks for your input. It's really helpful to to get honest feedback. Everyone else has said the bed in comfortable, but unless I sleep in it myself, which we have been meaning to do, we don't really know. So, probably time for a new mattress. Glad you enjoyed your stay otherwise. All the best Claire
Claire was a wonderful host and made us feel right at home. She was very accommodating and helpful with anything with needed. The studio was very comfortable and well equipped - perfect for our little family as we were travelling with our toddler. The private access was great as we were in and out frequently. The neighbourhood is lovely and we were always able to find parking easily. I would definitely stay with Claire again on our next trip to San Francisco.
Claire welcomed me and had it all setup. The studio is in a great place in town, close to Dolores Park which is great with the sunny weather I had.
The studio was clean and had plenty enough room for just me.
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About the Host, Claire
I am originally from Scotland and have lived here for 30 years. I have 3 grown children and live with my partner Gary who is also from Scotland, though he grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. We both love Scottish Country Dancing and I am an avid tennis player. We love meeting people from all over the world.