Bright Rm in Cole Valley Victorian

Apartment - Private room · Carl Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

A lovely room in a well decorated apartment with lots of character! Cole Valley is a quiet, safe, central neighborhood with many shops and restaurants nearby. The eclectic Haight is a short walk, as is Golden Gate Park. Many transportation options!

Your host, Beth
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A lovely room in a well decorated apartment with lots of character! Cole Valley is a quiet, safe, central neighborhood with many shops and restaurants nearby. The eclectic Haight is a short walk, as is Golden Gate Park. Many transportation options!

The Space

Bright private bedroom in Edwardian flat. Bedroom has hardwood floors and north facing bay windows that let in light all day. Furnished with a queen sized bed (linens provided) and small dresser for quest use.

**Please note: **This is a 3rd floor walk up, so if you have trouble with stairs, this isn't the place for you. The plus side is the views are great, nice light, and no neighbors above us!

Guests will have full access to the kitchen, dining/lounge room, and living room. The living room gets great light, and has a very nice view.

A variety of continental breakfast options will be provided, and there will most likely be other food available at times.

Cole Valley is a great neighborhood that is close to many shops and restaurants. Golden Gate Park, Mt. Sutro, Upper Haight St, and the Castro are all within walking distance. There are numerous high quality grocers within walking distance as well.

No car? No problem! The Muni 'N' line stops across the street. You can get downtown (inbound), or to Ocean Beach (outbound) within 15 minutes. There are also multiple bus lines that serve the area. The (phone number hidden) all stop within a few blocks of the apartment.

There is no washer and dryer in the apartment, but there is a laundromat on the corner.

There may be one or two other guests here at the same time, but I only host awesome people!

I look forward to hosting you!

Guest Access

Guests are welcome to enjoy any common area of the apartment!

Interaction with Guests

I am starting my own business, so tend to be a bit busy, but I love getting to know my guests when possible!

The Neighborhood

Cole Valley is a sweet, safe neighborhood! The train stop is literally across the street, and it will take you downtown within 15min (eastbound), or to Ocean Beach within 15 min heading west.

There are numerous shops and restaurants in Cole Valley, and even more just a short walk to the Upper Haight. There are 4 grocery stores/markets (including a Whole Foods), within a 10 minute walk.

Golden Gate Park is also very close. You can't go wrong with Cole Valley's central location and quiet neighborhood vibe!

Getting around

The N Judah runs right in front of the apartment. Buses close by are the 6 Parnassus, the 43 Masonic, the 37 Corbett, 33 Stanyan, 7, and I believe others...It is very easy to get to many places in the city via public transportation from Cole Valley

Other Things to Note

Please read the following FAQ!

How far are you from the SFO?
This all depends on traffic and which mode of transportation you choose.

- A taxi ride is about 25-30 minutes *if* there is no traffic. It will cost at least $40

- Super Shuttle (Van service) is about $18, and is convenient because it takes you straight to the door. However, it can take awhile depending on traffic, and how many other people are getting dropped off before you.

- Public Transportation will take about an hour, and cost $10 total. You can take BART to Civic Center, then transfer to the outbound Muni N line. Get off at the Carl & Cole stop (4 stops), and I'm just up the street!

Where Can I Park?
I do not have parking at my apartment, so you will have to do street parking, or pay to park at Kezar Stadium, which is a few blocks away. In my neighborhood you have to have a permit to park for more than 2 hours from 8am-6pm M-F. (Some areas are 7am-7pm, so watch the signs!) After 2 hours, you have to move the car about a block. There are some streets a few blocks away that do not require permits, if you wish to leave your car and explore. Be sure to pay attention to street cleaning signs! My neighborhood is safe, but always be smart and don't leave items visible in seats.

Can I bring a pet?
No! No animals are allowed in the building, and many times there are guests with allergies. There are no exceptions to this.

How does your check-in, check-out time work?
I have a flexible check-in/check-out time, however, the rooms generally need to be vacated by 11am to give time to prep for the next guest. If you want to leave your bags in the living room while you explore more, that is fine. There is a lockbox, so if you're arriving late, or at a time when I might not be around, I can give the code & instructions.

Do I need to bring a towel or bedding?
No - that will be provided, as well as basic shower necessities.

Is there an elevator?
No, and I am on the 3rd floor of an old Edwardian flat. This means the stairs are more steep and narrow for the stairs of today. It is a workout, but well worth it, as the apartment gets a lot of great light, and is quiet, because there is no one above me.

Are there restaurants/grocery stores nearby?
Yes! There are many amenities within walking distance!

Is it easy to get around?
Yes! Many places are walkable, and the public transportation is great from Cole Valley. It's also a very central location in the city.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $725 /week
Cleaning Fee: $20
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Beth was very friendly and accommodating. The room was clean and the location was great. She also provided us print-outs with dining tips and other neighborhood highlights. Would highly recommend.

    July 2014
  • light room, very comfortable, just as the kitchen and living. 2 sets of keys provided. we shared the place with two other guests.

    July 2014
  • nice neighborhood, close to the N, beautiful view, room was on the back of house and very quiet and clean!

    June 2014
  • Beth's place is absolutely lovely!! The room was adorable, clean and quiet and the location is perfect for grabbing a train downtown, walking to Golden Gate Park or checking out some yummy restaurants in Cole Valley, Haight or Inner Sunset.

    June 2014
  • It was a fantastic room, clean, nice view over San Francisco, Cole Valley is a very nice neighborhood, everything went fine. I would love to come back and I could definitely recommend this room! Thank you so much, Beth, for hosting me.

    May 2014
  • The apartment is in a beautiful area. Beth was very friendly (email hidden)zie is around the corner and serves a great brunch. Prepare for a long line.

    April 2014
  • Didn't see Beth much as I was up and out sightseeing for 2 days but she explained everything I needed to know was very easy-going. The room is great, bed extremely comfortable and location is perfect for Golden Gate park and Height etc, cafes and small supermarket just around the corner plus journey from airport was very simple. Perfect.

    April 2014
  • This is the perfect place to stay in my favorite San Francisco neighborhood! The room has a stunning view (you can even see the top of the Golden Gate Bridge!) and is very comfortable and quiet. Beth has beautifully decorated her home and it was a pleasure to stay here for the week. I was in SF for work and to see friends so was often up and out the door and home later than Beth and the other guests, but they were all very lovely when I did see them. Great location if you'd like to visit Golden Gate Park (morning runs for the win!) and easily get downtown via the N Judah. Highly recommend staying here!

    April 2014
  • This was a very pleasant, bright, quiet and conveniently located place to stay on my recent SF visit. The room is at the rear of a top floor apartment, with an impressive view of the Presidio and a peek at the Golden Gate beyond. No complaints here!

    April 2014
  • Beth's place is truly in an amazing location. You can even glimpse the Golden Gate bridge from your bedroom window. 2 minutes down the street are coffee shops and even breakfast if you don't want to venture far from your room. Close to Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury and so many more must-see SF sights.
    Bright clean room, clean bathrooms. Easy to figure out the key exchange, Beth was very responsive in her communication. Beth rents out to others (2 more rooms) so you might run in to some other travellers. Great stay all around.

    April 2014
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William J. Palmer High School, Colorado State University, UC Berkeley Extension
I am a mid-thirties recent graduate from an interior design and sustainable design program. I enjoy anything sustainable/design/architecture related, DIY, crafting, flea markets, tango dancing, blues dancing (with a sprinkling of swing and salsa), eating healthy, and yoga (including partner & acro-yoga). I love ethnic food - especially Thai. I enjoy cooking, and will most likely have food to share. I tend to avoid wheat (unless it's sprouted wheat), and don't eat much dairy or sugar, but can still whip up some tasty meals. I'm ultimately very sensitive to my own needs and to others, and strive to create a harmonious, healthy household. Sometimes we might need some downtime, and space to ourselves, but more than likely I'll be able to create time and space for sharing a meal, playing some music, (I have a guitar, and am hoping to add a ukelele and musical saw to the mix soon), or crafting with a guest(s) open to it! I value open communication, and am very friendly. I moved to SF from CO 6.5 years ago, and am very familiar with the city, and finding unique, affordable activities to enjoy. I will gladly pass on my knowledge to my guests!
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