About this listing
A quiet apartment in the heart of the Haight Ashbury. The location is unbeatable!
A large studio with queen bed and space for lounging and working. Also, a roomy bathroom with big clawfoot tub.
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January 2015: BRAND NEW MATTRESS and SOFA BED
A sweet apartment in a perfect location for your San Francisco work-cation, internship or while you figure out where you will move permanently.
This is a quiet and large studio apartment with a garden, one block from Haight and Ashbury. Perfect for one person (with room for a guest) or a couple. There is a queen size bed. The couch can be pulled out into a single bed and there is an airmattress if you have guests. We supply an additional feather-mattress for extra comfort if you prefer a soft mattress.
There is street parking and you will easily find a spot unless it is a Friday evening or Saturday or during the music festivals. We can rent you our garage for a few nights if you need, but not permanently-- $30 a night.
Note that a previous complaint about noisy tenants upstairs is no longer a problem-- new upstairs tenants with no shoes and no laundry at night. NEW JANUARY 15th 2014-- while replacing the floors in the kitchen upstairs we added insulation. This is still city living, and you will sometimes hear the upstairs neighbors walking, but you won't hear their conversations.
The studio is a colorful open space with a living area, a sleeping area, a kitchenette, a reading area and desk, a large bathroom with claw foot tub. When you arrive there will be some fresh fruit on the table, a booklet we've made about the neighborhood and, of course, fresh sheets and luxurious fluffy towels. Unlike many SF apartments, this one is warm in the winter and comfortably cool in the summer.
The TV has an antenna that receives local channels and is also set up for instant streaming via roku (netflix, hulu plus, etc.). There is fast wireless internet and an internet hub for direct connection. You can use our laundry (but plan ahead). There is room for a bike in the garage.
The Kitchenette is fully stocked with a toaster oven, hot plate, slow cooker, pots and pans, microwave, coffee maker and grinder, electric kettle, dishes, glasses, and utensils. We provide fresh linens, fluffy towels, and extra sheets if you choose to use the futon.
We provide the place clean and do not clean while you stay but can easily arrange for cleaners and laundry if you wish.
My partner and I both love San Francisco and would be happy to help advise you on a great SF vacation. We can help you get set up for walking tours, motorcycle tours, bike rentals, hikes and let you know where to get the best foods of SF.
For BABIES and younger CHILDREN we can provide a crib (big enough for toddlers) and toys and guest passes to the Cal Academy of Science.
The location of this studio is unbeatable! It’s in the middle of everything and there’s lots of public transportation for fast transit to anywhere in the city. You have access to MUNI 6, MUNI 71, MUNI 43, MUNI 33, MUNI 37, all within a block and the N-Judah is just a few blocks away.
20 minutes to downtown on Muni. 15 min by car. Google/Apple bus very close.
It’s within walking distance of Golden Gate Park, museums, a block from a wonderful family grocery store with organic fruit and vegetables and delish prepared foods, lots of great cafes, a brewery pub Magnolia at the corner, Ameoba records, Cal Academy of Sciences, and the De Young Museum.
Note: BLUE BOTTLE COFFEE is a block away at Haight Street Market-- BEST COFFEE!
It’s a 5 minute bus ride/ 10 minute walk to USF and UCSF. It’s only a 25 minute taxi ride from SFO, or 40 minute taxi from the Oakland airport.
1. This is a basement apartment with access through a garage.
2. The neighborhood includes spare-changer living-outside hippie youth. They are not violent nor dangerous. I don't let small children near their dogs.
3. When it is rainy (rare now unfortunately) running the dehumidifier is necessary to protect the furniture, but since it is noisy, you can run it when you are out for the day.
4. We've insulated and our renters upstairs don't wear shoes at home, but you will still hear footsteps and some other noises. It's a city apartment.
5. This is a STUDIO apartment. It is one big space plus a large bathroom.
Interaction with Guests
Up to you-- mostly not much but if you want advice-- or if you have young children and want to play with our kids, we have a great playroom and willing kids (2 boys born 2002 and 2013).
Loads of Parks, Shops and Live Music
Most popular neighbhorhood of SF
Tons! MUNI (phone number hidden) and N Judah
Also bike from our home to the ocean via Panhandle and Golden Gate Park.
Other Things to Note
Best Breakfast-- one block away at Blue Front (the Alaskan omelette)
Best Coffee-- Blue Bottle at Haight Street Market with the "Neighbors Pastry" Wonderful local savory and sweet pastry
Best Beer-- at the Corner- Magnolia Brewery
Best Whiskey and Bourbons-- Alembic on Haight street
Best kids park-- Children's playground ten minute walk away or closer is the Panhandle playground and it's really good. Less good, one block away is Buena Vista-- great views and very small and cold!
Best Bar-- Zam Zam
Best restaurant-- Zazie's a short walk away in Cole Valley
Have a good time!
But not too noisy after 10pm in the garden on worknights, or 11pm on Friday or Saturday.
No smoking inside, but you can smoke weed outside (this is San Francisco) or cigs (yuck) if you throw the fully extinguished butts into the outside garbage can.
If you need to use my laundry-- just let me know in advance and you can come on up. No Charge.
Tip the cleaners.
And tell me if there is a problem or you need anything at all. If you use a wheelchair, access to the apartment is likely fine, but the tub is an old claw foot and may not be as comfortable to get in and out of as you wish.
During your stay, if you would like your linens changed, to be provided with fresh towels, have the trash removed, or have the unit cleaned, that can be arranged for an extra fee. We provide lots of towels.