SF Urban Haven & Secret Garden

Private room in home hosted by Nancy

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 private bath
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.

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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, 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. See number below. A Superhost more than 20 times, every quarter since the program began, until the pandemic and intercontinental living stopped my having guests until recently.

The Haven includes a nearby private bath with shower, 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 designed in SF McRoskey mattress. It is comfortable for one or two people. Note: If you have tons of luggage, the room may feel crowded. I'm happy to store unneeded luggage to allow you more space.

Easy free street parking, close to SFO (airport), freeways & convenient public transit to the sights of our city. Walking distance to great coffee, restaurants, the Bay, 2 fitness centers, even Oracle (Baseball) 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.

When you inquire or request a reservation, please confirm that you are fully vaccinated, 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 book, please read the House Rules carefully to be sure you are comfortable with the details especially about offering your background information and Covid Vaccination status. If you have circumstances that make it difficult to comply with these conditions, please send me a message.

Note: I have a 5 day limit ordinarily but there is some flexibility so please let me now if you want a longer stay.

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

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Bay view
City skyline view
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free street parking
Shared sauna
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit
Shared patio or balcony
Security cameras on property

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4.96 out of 5 stars from 242 reviews

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Where you’ll be

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. 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 Welcome Folder. Help yourself to a copy of thus list andother summaries

Hosted by Nancy

  1. Joined in June 2011
  • 242 Reviews
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After a rewarding career in Social Work, I retired some 10 years ago. Now I spend my time in the garden, painting, traveling, maintaining body and spirit, and making my Urban Haven ready for the next guest.

My 1889 era SF Victorian has been lovingly renovated, complete with a new sauna! I am excited to share my space, wonderful city and neighborhood with Airbnb travelers. Seeking congenial quiet guests who would appreciate this sweet setting.

A Superhost more than 20 times, every quarter since the program started, until the pandemic and intercontinental living limited guests in my shared space. You can see more about me online by searching for nancenotes.

Since my first wonderful experience as an Airbnb guest in Puerto Vallarta, I've stayed in fabulous Airbnbs in the CA Wine Country, Mexico, around the UK and Denmark often inspired by wonderful Airbnb visitors to in my place.

I call Airbnb the gift that keeps on giving. Airbnb even introduced me to my husband who was a guest in 2014! I currently stay much of the year in England as we await his US immigration papers. Very happy to host my private room again when I am in SF. And to offer my entire flat when I'm gone.

I've carefully selected local property managers Audrey and Jordie from UrbanHabitat to care for my place and my guests when I cannot do it myself.
After a rewarding career in Social Work, I retired some 10 years ago. Now I spend my time in the garden, painting, traveling, maintaining body and spirit, and making my Urban Haven…

During your stay

This setting is best for friendly humans. Since I'm retired, I'm around a lot when I am in residence, although I do keep pretty busy. I am a friendly soul, glad to talk about your visit, offer ideas & assistance, and learn about your life. I am also respectful of your privacy.
This setting is best for friendly humans. Since I'm retired, I'm around a lot when I am in residence, although I do keep pretty busy. I am a friendly soul, glad to talk about your…
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  • Languages: English, Français, Italiano, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy