Private in the Heart of the Haight

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Masonic Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

A quiet apartment in the heart of the Haight Ashbury. The location is unbeatable!
A large studio with comfy queen bed, delicious bathroom with big clawfoot tub and room for lounging. Great for couples, families, and good friends.
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Your host, Julia
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A quiet apartment in the heart of the Haight Ashbury. The location is unbeatable!
A large studio with comfy queen bed, delicious bathroom with big clawfoot tub and room for lounging. Great for couples, families, and good friends.
Read our reviews!

The Space

A sweet apartment in a perfect location for your San Francisco Vacation.
This is a quiet and large studio apartment with a garden, one block from Haight and Ashbury. Lovely for a couple or couple with a child or two. There is a queen size bed and the couch can be pulled out into a single bed, and we supply an additional feather-mattress for extra comfort if you prefer a soft mattress. 2 couples (4 adults) is only do-able if you are comfortable with very little privacy -- in which case we provide a queen size air mattress.

If you wish to rent the garage for your car, $25 more a night, just let us know. There is street parking and you will easily find a spot unless it is a Friday evening or Saturday or during the music festivals.

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. The apartment is very quiet.

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. There is room for bikes and we can store your luggage if you are off for a short trip on your last day.

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.

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.

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.

Guest Access

Laundry (shared)

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).

The Neighborhood

Loads of Parks, Shops and Live Music
Most popular neighbhorhood of SF

Getting around

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

Best Bar-- Zam Zam

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1150 /week
Monthly Price: $3699 /month
Security Deposit: $600
Cleaning Fee: $80
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We had a great time at Julia's place. The location is perfect and the studio is very charming and cozy. We couldn't have choose a better place to stay in San Francisco. I would definitely stay there again.

    May 2014
  • The following is my parents' review who stayed at Julia's for 2 weeks:

    "Nous venons de passer 2 semaines exceptionnelles à San Francisco et notamment dans la location Airbnb située au coeur du quartier historique de l'Upper Haight.
    La situation de l’appartement est idéale pour découvrir San Francisco. Rue animée, commerces à proximité ainsi que transports en commun. Connexion internet parfaite, simple et efficace.
    L’appartement est spacieux, bien équipé, calme avec une vue exceptionnelle sur une petite cour à l’arrière et un petit jardinet.
    Nous recommandons cette location et lorsque nous reviendrons à San Francisco, nous reprendrons avec plaisir cette location si bien sûr elle est disponible.

    April 2014
  • Julia's place is exactly as described. Charming & quirky in a perfect location.

    April 2014
  • Great place right off of Haight. Julia was a gracious host and provided us with fresh sheets and towels. Overall great experience!

    March 2014
  • L'appartement est très bien placé et a un charme certain. Il y a tout le nécessaire Lit - Cuisine - Salle de Bains. Pour y accéder, Julia et son assistant Wahe nous ont très bien guidés et nous n'avons eu aucun souci pour y arriver. Par contre, je le déconseillerai peut être pour les très grandes personnes car le plafond n'est pas très haut (~2m20 - 2m30). Pour moi, d'1m70 c'était très bien.
    Les moins sont : l'accès indirect au jardin car la photo est trompeuse pour ça. Quelques pigeons roucoulent dans la mini cour de l'immeuble et une longue fête de la part des voisins du dessus le samedi jour de notre arrivée.
    Les plus : son charme, son accès sécurisé et surtout son placement idéal pour visiter San Francisco. En effet, nous sommes au milieu du Haight-Ashbury qui est un quartier haut en couleurs et plaisant avec la proximité du Golden Gate Park qui est génial à traverser jusqu'à la mer ! De l'autre coté, vous prenez le 6 ou le 71 et vous pouvez parcourir tout Market Street ou presque jusqu'au Pier (les quais). Dernièrement pour le prix, il est d'un bon rapport qualité prix.

    March 2014
  • We had a great stay at Julia's studio. The location was perfect as a home base to explore the city as a local, and avoid some of the tourist traps. Julia's restaurant recommendations were spot-on as well. We would definitely stay here again.

    February 2014
  • This is a cosy apartment, if a bit quirky. It is spotlessly clean, with useful amenities. The location could not be better - a few steps from Haight, with excellent public transport links. .

    The apartment however is fairly dark, even with the lights on, and the nesting pigeons were quite noisy throughout the day and especially early in the morning.

    Communication with Julia and her assistant was good- answered any questions promptly and we really appreciated being able to use her laundry!

    We had an enjoyable stay.

    February 2014
    Response from Julia:

    Thanks Lauren! You were a great guest. Good news! Although you had the bad luck to be our guest at the same time that some pigeons chose our place for nesting (a first for us), we have solved the problem. There are no more pigeons in the light well.

    February 2014
  • Good size studio conveniently located with easy access to the Haight and Cole Valley neighborhoods, public transportation and shops.

    February 2014
  • We had a wonderful experience at Julia's apartment. The space is super-cozy and we felt at home immediately.

    The location is amazing - right off Haight street and there was lots of street parking available.

    The bed is comfortable and there's a nice tub for baths and showers.

    We brought our small dog Stark and were able to cook a few meals, visit local parks and museums, and overall had a great trip.

    January 2014
  • Great location near Haight as well as Cole Valley and Golden Gate Park. Easy access to public transportation and cabs.
    Accommodation has a cabin-type feel.
    Very friendly hosts who addressed access issues ASAP .

    January 2014
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I'm a psychotherapist and former filmmaker. My partner is a civil rights lawyer. Our pre-teen son is a Star Wars and Harry Potter fan. Our toddler loves to climb. We love San Francisco and can make recommendations. We've rented and hosted on Airbnb for years.
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