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SF Urban Haven & Secret Garden

SuperhostSan Francisco, California, United States
Private room in townhouse hosted by Nancy
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bath
Sparkling clean
15 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Nancy is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Belong on Potrero Hill! Sunny retreat in a charming well maintained San Francisco Victorian. We are in a great location on a tree lined street with the skyline at your feet and best weather in town.

The space
Thank you for your interest in staying at my place. Since I began hosting in 2011 I have received many kind and glowing reviews. The reviews you see below may not reflect the most recent ones, but are a selection made by Airbnb based on the country of the viewer first. For the most recent reviews, just click on my photo at the bottom of the page, and you will get to my profile page and can see all reviews in chronological order.

The SF Urban Haven is one of the first listings certified by the SF Short Term Rental law and complies with all terms of the legislation. See number below.
The Haven includes a private bath, high ceilings, interior shutters, original wood floors, woodwork & vintage lighting. It is decorated with an Asian flair and is a cozy nest with a queen platform bed, freshly ironed sheets on a fabulous made in SF McRoskey mattress. It is comfortable for one or two people. Note: If you have tons of luggage, it may feel crowded. I'm happy to store unneeded luggage in my room to allow you more space.

Easy free street parking, close to SFO, freeways & convenient public transit to the sights of our city. Walking distance to great coffee, restaurants, the Bay, 2 fitness centers, even Oracle Park and Downtown for the ambitious; just blocks to the fabulous new Chase Center. 1st morning/welcome continental breakfast provided. Daily morning coffee & tea included along with the local paper.

When you inquire or request a reservation, please tell me a little about yourself, hopes for your SF visit and what appeals to you about my place so I know who will be coming into my home. Before you reserve, please read the House Rules carefully to be sure you are comfortable with the details.

Note I have a 5 day limit before you inquire about longer stays. My calendar is up to date and reflects reality, so please check it before inquiring. If your desired dates show as unavailable, they really are unavailable.

I generally take only 2 bookings per month. So if the Haven appeals to you, suggest you reserve early. I'm usually booked many months in advance.

Friends of Bill W. and S. Gautama especially welcome.

Guest access
Your stay includes daytime use of lush gardens in the front & back. The one in front is great in the afternoon sun. You have access to a wonderful new infrared sauna by appointment.

You have an updated private bath with tiled shower and free access to laundry facilities.

You are welcome to use the kitchen including tea kettle, fridge, microwave, table etc. for breakfast or snacks. Use of the stove is not included.

I keep the living room private although you are welcome to walk through to access the rear garden.

License number
STR-0000015
Belong on Potrero Hill! Sunny retreat in a charming well maintained San Francisco Victorian. We are in a great location on a tree lined street with the skyline at your feet and best weather in town…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Dryer
Washer
Laptop-friendly workspace
Iron
Hangers
Hair dryer
Essentials
Heating
Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.96 out of 5 stars from 237 reviews
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San Francisco, California, United States

Potrero Hill is one of San Francisco's hidden gems. We have great weather, lovely views and feel like a small town within the Big City. Except we have numerous wonderful restaurants and cafes within walking distance. My Guidebook lists many of them and I'll provide you a detailed list in your room.
Potrero Hill is one of San Francisco's hidden gems. We have great weather, lovely views and feel like a small town within the Big City. Except we have numerous wonderful restaurants and cafes within walking dis…

Hosted by Nancy

Joined in June 2011
  • 237 Reviews
  • Verified
  • Superhost
After 40 years in Social Work, I retired in 2009. I now spend my time in the garden, painting, traveling, maintaining body and spirit, and making my Urban Haven ready for the next guest. Since 1975, I've been renovating my 1889 era SF Victorian. It is now complete. I am excited to share my space, wonderful city and neighborhood with Airbnb travelers. I am early to bed and early to rise. Seeking congenial quiet guests who would appreciate this sweet setting. I speak some French, Spanish and Italian. Enjoy practicing with my guests. You can see more about me online by searching for nancenotes. Since my first wonderful experience as an Airbnb traveler in Puerto Vallarta, I've now experienced fabulous Airbnb stays in the CA Wine Country, Mexico, around the UK and Denmark inspired by wonderful Airbnb guests in my place. I look forward to connecting with you one way or another.
After 40 years in Social Work, I retired in 2009. I now spend my time in the garden, painting, traveling, maintaining body and spirit, and making my Urban Haven ready for the next…
During your stay
This setting is best for other friendly humans. Since I'm retired, I'm around a lot, although I do keep pretty busy. I'm a friendly soul, glad to talk about your visit, offer ideas & assistance, and learn about your life. I am also respectful of your privacy.

Olive can be a little shy; please don't take it personally if she hides a lot while you are here.
This setting is best for other friendly humans. Since I'm retired, I'm around a lot, although I do keep pretty busy. I'm a friendly soul, glad to talk about your visit, offer ideas…
Nancy is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Policy number: STR-0000015
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events