Gorgeous Spacious Garden Apartment

House - Entire home/apt · Parker Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States

The Space

Serene, sunny, beautiful, very spacious (it is actually bigger than a studio- more like a one bedroom but with open arches between the rooms) apartment in the unique home, "Palace of the Soul", of visionary artist Elizabeth Gibbons. Apartment features full kitchen, bathroom with tub, wireless internet, t.v. ,private entryway, close to public transportation, garden access to the beautifully landscaped garden complete with water feature. It has separate heat and hot water from the main house and also has a private separate entryway with security gate. It is in a safe, residential neighborhood near USF and within walking distance to the famous Haight-Ashbury district, to Golden Gate Park and to the DeYoung Museum. Elizabeth is an amazing welcoming, gracious hostess! This will be an unforgettable experience!!! Her home is like a museum!! You will never want to leave! This studio is great for one person or a couple. It is like a magical, peaceful getaway and is the perfect place to stay to rejuvenate yourself or enjoy the gorgeous city of San Francisco and then return home at the end of the day to relax. It is very easy to get anywhere in San Francisco on public transportation from this very central location. It is just a few blocks from Golden Gate Park and a fifteen minute walk to the DeYoung Museum and the California Academy of Sciences or Japanese Tea Garden. It is also very close to Clement St. which has an array of fabulous and inexpensive restaurants. The main house is also available for events as a separate arrangement and bonus. It features a Mermaid Bar and transformational art that celebrates the Divine Feminine.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $60
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Very beautiful, clean apartment with a separate entrance and within walking distance to restaurants, parks, shopping and public transportation. The apartment was accessorized with everything you would need for a lengthy stay. Elizabeth was very gracias and attentive host to all our needs and questions. She made us feel very comfortable from booking our stay and all the way to our departure.

    My wife and I would defiantly rent from Elizabeth again and highly recommend her to anyone.

    December 2013
  • I don't even know where to start. This stay was PERFECT! Elizabeth was very easy to communicate with and was very flexible for check in and check out. She's also incredible sweet. The place is amazing. It's an extremely private 1 bedroom. The bed is comfy. The bathroom has all the amenities including amazing towels, spa-level soaps, hair dryer, you name it! The kitchen is fully stocked. She left me wine, sparkling water, and chocolate, all of which were delicious. Finally, the neighborhood is ideal - quiet and peaceful next to the USF campus, with easy access into the city and plenty of parking. I've stayed in a lot of AirBnBs and I've never felt more sad to check out. I'm spoiled now. Thanks, Elizabeth!

    November 2013
  • Cozy. Convenient. Private.

    November 2013
  • Wow !!!
    We enjoyed our stayed at the Palace of the Soul that we never wanted to leave. Elizabeth is very organised and makes you feel welcomed and at home from the second you arrive. Everything is impeccably clean and prepared for your stay.
    The studio is just absolutely gorgeous and it is in a very nice area with easy access to public transport/parks/supermarkets and restaurants.
    I recommend this place to anyone, it is nice and relaxing but then also very easy to get to anywhere from it and Elizabeth is a fantastic hostess.

    October 2013
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    October 2013
  • Great location, the apartment is as pretty as it looks in the picture, it shares a beautiful garden with a water fountain. The apartment has everything that you need. walking distance form the grat golden gate park. I will stay there again

    October 2013
  • My wife's sister and husband stayed in this wonderful private and self contained garden apartment while we stayed upstairs in the main house in an equally wonderful bedroom during our stay. This combination worked out well, giving us a beautiful bedroom and private bathroom upstairs while allowing us to share the apartment downstairs with its full kitchen and dining table on the ground level that opens out onto the beautifully landscaped garden which was always a welcome to wake up to every morning. This beautiful backyard is frequented by Humming & Love birds that swooped in daily to hang out in an array of fragrant flowers that adorn this private oasis.
    Please read my other review for the "Palace of the Soul Peaceful Retreat" to hear more about this wonderful home and the hosts that await you.

    October 2013
  • Stay in the palace was a dream experience! I truly loved it and Elizabeth and Freddy was very kind and supporting. When I go back to SF, I will definitely stay here again. The apartment is very beautiful and close to public transportation. It is very quiet, neat, comfortable, and again, beautiful. Truly recommend this place!

    October 2013
  • Pleasant space. Comfortable bed. Good wi-fi. Wonderful garden. Easy access to shops & transport. Peaceful surroundings. Charming hosts.Nice area, near the Golden Gate Park.
    Looking forward to another visit.

    September 2013
  • Let us just say: Wow! This appartment is truly a space for the soul! We wish we could've stayed a few more days to also enjoy the art tour of the house.
    We arrived an hour early but thankfully it was no problem. Elizabeth is very warm and welcoming. We loved talking with her. The house is amazing! And the appartment was clean, with fresh cut flowers on the table and just simply amazing!
    Parking was easy. Even if we had to drive around the block, it's easy to find a space. Even without the car, it's so easy to go by bus and there are amazing restaurants in walking distance. Just have to walk a few steep hills;)
    Elizabeth had a whole list of great restaurant possibilities, maps, information about San Fransisco and even a "concierge service" ;)
    Compared to other Airbnb options in San Fransisco, Elizabeth's offer is more than fair. It's perfect!
    Elizabeth, we will return when we come back! Thank you for letting us stay here!

    September 2013
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I am a visionary artist and teacher. I live in San Francisco at the gorgeous Palace of the Soul where I love to welcome my tribe of Cosmic Cowgirls as well as mystic adventurers from other lands!!! I have been a traveler all my life from the time I was 6 months old and so as my three beautiful children begin to fly the nest for their own adventures, it is a great pleasure to open my very unique home to other fellow adventurers. I adore people....all kinds and all ages and as a host I will welcome you and I am willing to be your guide to this wonderful city or let you discover it for yourself. I do my best to be sensitive to what it is that you want from your stay and to provide you with a warm, welcoming and peaceful sanctuary from where you can explore this incredible city. I work at home as an artist and so have a very flexible schedule that allows me to be available for check ins and visiting with my guests if they like to visit. I live with my sweetheart, Fast Freddy Sims who is a very talented blues musician, songwriter, artist and landscape designer. My youngest daughter (17) still lives at home and my older two children come and go (22 and 19). I would describe our household as a loving, kind family who are very passionate and dedicated to self-expression and the arts. I have lived in Italy, England, Brazil, and Mexico and traveled to Greece, Scotland, Peru,Germany, Holland, Portugal, Spain, the Seychelles, many islands in the Caribbean, France and there are probably countries that I am forgetting. My style of traveling has changed throughout the years and so I believe that I understand and am open to travelers of all types. My art depicts a spiritual journey, the telling of a story that contactsthe viewer at the level of the soul. My art inspires others to look more deeply at the work and at themselves as they view layers and layers of prayer,hope, paradox and spirit woven together between particles of paint, bead, rhinestone, shell, bone and glitter. As a teacher, I encourage my students to explore materials that animate their sense of wonder, joy and play. By playing with the sparkle of jewels, beads & glitter the divine sparkle of imagination that lives within each of us is awakened and we gain access to our own healing and personal transformation. Creating in this way leads us to the understanding of how the sacred exists in matter in our physical world and this wisdom integrates our spiritual, emotional and physical selves. I call it "Glitteracy"!!!!!! I believe that we all have a story to tell, a song to sing, a painting to paint, an important gift to share with the world and my life has and is dedicated to "opening the Door of Possibilities" so that I, my family, friends, loved ones and global community can discover what their's is. I believe that the greatest gift of my life is the presence of other people in it and your presence in my home is a gift that I am grateful for.
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