About this listing
Garden Suite is perfect for relaxing and exploring the nooks and crannies and hidden gems of San Francisco!
The apartment is located in a residential area so you will have plenty of peace and quiet. At the same time we are near several coffee shops, tons of restaurants, bars, and fun shops, all within 2-4 blocks walking distance.
There is a reasonable amount of free street parking around. San Francisco has a great public transportation system. Bus 38 stops 2 blocks away and will take you to downtown, bustling Union Square or the ocean in 15 min.
The apartment is clean, spacious, quiet and has a private entrance. The window looks out to a lush garden and a private, flagstone patio. Enjoy a cup of coffee on the patio, meditate and relax in the uniquely designed and custom-built gazebo at the far end of the garden, and enjoy the tranquility of the setting (especially after touring in this very exciting City!)
-One room with a queen-size bed and plenty of closet space
-Living room with a fold-out, queen-sized couch
-Fully stocked kitchen with full size fridge, freezer, 2-plate counter top stove, microwave, big crock pot (slow cooker), toaster owen, coffeemaker, electric tea pot, rice maker, and plenty of dishware and counter space.
-Private bathroom with shower
Bamboo flooring all through the apartment, tile floor in the kitchen and bathroom
-Wi-Fi all through the studio and the garden
-Study/library room with a stack of board games
What we consider our “extended back yard” within 2-6 blocks:
-Golden Gate Park entering at 3th Avenue
-De Young Museum
-California Academy of Sciences
-The Rose Garden
-Japanese Tea Garden
Food and soul within walking distance:
-several Korean, Japanese, French, Italian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, American, Indian, Tai restaurants.
-Sunday Farmers Market
-One of the oldest independently owned book stores “Green Apple”
-One of the oldest privately owned ice cream shops “Joe’s ice cream”
-Public tennis courts
-Public swimming pool
San Francisco is a bike friendly city with miles of designated bike lanes all through the city. You can rent a bike just a few blocks away.
We love our city and our neighborhood and are ready to provide guidance and advice on exploring the real San Francisco and the surrounding areas.
Guest have access to the backyard, private deck, study/library room, WI-FI.
Interaction with Guests
I am available and happy to share tips and recommendation on places to see, things to do to make the most of your visit to San Francisco.
Great public transportation within 2 blocks of the apartment. Bus 38 takes you to downtown in 15-20 min. Taxi charges $15. Nearest BART station is Civic center - 5 min away by bus 38.
Other Things to Note
NOTE - You will receive a door code once you complete the booking. This allows you to arrive and leave at you convenience and never be stressed about passing the key or loosing it! It makes life easy for everyone!
No smoking inside. On the deck and backyard is fine. No pets.
Check in time - 3pm. Late arrival is fine. Check out time - NOON. Please, be respectful of check out time, so we can prepare the apartment for our next guests.
Valeria's flat was a great space right by Golden Gate park. It was clean and tidy, and perfect for our visit. Valeria was very accommodating and helpful, and we had a wonderful stay.
We had a good stay in this cute, cozy space. I didn't meet Valeria myself as I was the last in my group to arrive, but she was warm, friendly and helpful when getting the rest of our group settled. The location is great. Parking can be a bit limited, we never had to park more than a block away.
There were two small downsides: The space is a converted basement, and the flooring was very creaky and a bit uneven. We all woke up whenever anyone got out of bed for any reason. Also, there is some noise from above-- footsteps, doors, voices from the main house, though nothing egregious or too late at night.
Overall, a comfortable, homey spot that was cheaper than a boring chain hotel.
Thanks very much Valeria for providing a clean and spacious apartment that was perfect for my family's stay in San Francisco.
Valeria is welcoming and is there to respond to questions and needs. The place is quiet, clean and conveniently located. I highly recommend Valeria's garden suite!
I like that place.
It was really cozy, and enough to stay for 4.
Though we didn't use the garden because we didn't have time, we think it might be really great if we play at there.
The location is really good, and it can be little bit hard to park near the home. There were lots of parking spots, but also tremendous cars, so if you arrive there in late night, it can be hard, but not impossible to fine a spot.
Anyway, I feel sad that we couldn't meet Valeria, but thank you for her to offer that nice room.
** When I stayed at there (phone number hidden)) , there was one more bed instead of futon.
Valeria is a warm host and provided great information ahead of our visit and when we arrived. The apartment is well located to restaurants, Golden Gate park, and buses to other parts of the city. Our only complaints were the bed was not super comfortable and the ceilings are a bit low in parts of the flat for anyone over 6ft. Apartment was good value in an expensive city like San Francisco.
This rental was a bit disappointing. If it were one or two things OR if it did't cost so much (all told $230 night for 2 people)...
Basementy feel, damp towels, dirty outdoor furniture, unkempt garden, host hard to get ahold of, polyester sheets/cheap bedding, inadequate heat, $60 cleaning fee for less then perfect cleanliness, far from city center.
Luckily most of this stuff could be addressed pretty easily.
Otherwise, It's a roomy space in a fun neighborhood, if a bit far from city center.
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About the Host, Valeria
20 years of living in San Francisco is not enough to uncover and enjoy all the gems the Bay area has to offer! I am still exploring my favorite city of San Francisco and I am happy to help you in your journey!
I love hiking and can share my most beloved hikes in the area. My passions are indoor and outdoor rock climbing, Argentine Tango, traveling, and cooking. I worked with and am friends with local artists. In fact, all art pieces in the apartment are made by local artists. I can arrange a private tour for you of our numerous art studios if you are an art lover or collector.