About This Listing
The bedroom has lots of light and a brand new very comfortable bed, lovely linens and cable t.v.
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.
Guests have access to the beautiful, serene, sunny garden sanctuary right outside their door. They are also welcome to come up to the main house, enjoy cocktails in the Mermaid Bar (please request this!), browse the incredible mythic art by resident owner, visionary artist Elizabeth Gibbons. Art Playshops are offered periodically and special playshops can be arranged in advance.
There is a washing machine and dryer in the bathroom for your convenience.
Interaction with Guests
This listing can be very private as you have your own separate entrance. You may not even see the residents of the Palace while you are here and it is quiet and peaceful if you need a at home work sanctuary. If you do want interaction we are very friendly and love to share our beautiful home and art!
One of the things I love about this neighborhood is that while it is quite central to many interesting sites and places to visit, it feels like a quiet, residential neighborhood. Our house is so peaceful and yet so convenient for finding your way around the city. The views looking west are spectacular as are the sunsets. Amenities like grocery stores, coffee shops, a great all American Diner (Mel's), drugstores, restaurants, Golden Gate Park with running and biking trails, great vintage clothes shopping( Haight St.) are all close by.
It is the perfect location if you are attending Music concerts in Golden Gate Park including Outsidelands or Alices Summerthings or Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Yes there are several MUNI bus lines within a 1 to 4 block radius.
I have a great friend who drives a taxi and she gives special rates to my guests.
Other Things to Note
Yes I am an energy healer and do energy clearing on my home on a daily basis so if you are sensitive to energy this is a great choice for you!
No smoking anywhere on the property. No raucous parties. Please communicate any issues or needs that you may have such as needing more tp, pt, ligthbulbs changed, etc. We love our Airbnb guests and will do whatever we can to make your stay memorable, comfortable and as luxurious as possible! When you use the dryer please make sure and clean the lint screen after use.....it is in the small compartment at the back of the dryer.
Please recycle all cardboard, plastic, cans, bottles in the recycle bin outside the apartment door. Rinse all food containers. We will take out the recycle for you.
There is a local phone for local use. You may rent a movie through the On Demand feature on the tv and we use the honor system and ask that you leave cash for this if you do.
From Mar 1 - May 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 4 nights.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The hosts are wonderful and the apartment is very cozy and relaxing. Will definitely be returning. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
This was my first airbnb experience, and I look forward to my next. The photos were exactly what the apartment look liked. Elizabeth was great to deal with, and left us with a lot of useful information. We really included the neighborhood, and overall thought it was the friendliest city we went to.
It was great to live like a local while on vacation with our own space.
Elizabeth was also great with supplying us with toiletries, kitchen basics, and treats.
I hope to make it back to San Francisco, and would stay at Elizabeth's apartment again.
We could not have asked for a better place to stay/host for our first visit to San Francisco! An amazing space just like the pictures show, even better in person actually. The location is great as well, right by Golden Gate park which we explored almost every day. There is some parking nearby which is very helpful. Elizabeth is a wonderful host it was nice getting to chat with her for a while one night. She is super talented, we had to get a piece of her artwork! Overall I recommend staying at the Palace of the Soul 100%.
A lovely, peaceful studio apartment in an historic and artistic home. The gardens are lush and beautiful to wake up to. The setting, at the top of hill near the University of SF, gives you a scenic relationship to the city. This quiet, residential neighborhood is cozy and in close walking distance to restaurants, parks and museums. Last, but not least, Elizabeth is a warm, caring and very friendly host.
Our host met us upon arrival and showed us the studio and the shared garden. She answered all of our questions and made us feel welcome. The studio was charming and well arranged for cooking, eating, reading, sleeping, and conversation. The studio was convenient to shopping and restaurants, and close to MUNI transportation, though our host (our son) had rented a car for the week of our stay. We enjoyed a tour of the house, with its distinctive history and decor, and we were able to view our hostess's artwork and hear a bit about its origins and style.
Everything about this space was wonderful. When we arrived, Elizabeth miraculously called on the parking angels to provide us with parking (she's got some power, let me tell you) and then gave us a tour of the apartment which included the outdoor garden space which was serene and SO inviting. The apartment itself is spacious and open and has a whole host of wonderful amenities including a full kitchen, wonderful towels and linens and extra pillows and comfy blankets and FANTASTIC books. It's also in a wonderful neighborhood within close proximity of great restaurants and public transportation. Elizabeth was a gracious and generous host and had flowers and cookies and a bottle of wine on the dining room table when we arrived. We felt like we were in our own little haven for the week and were sorry to leave.
Elizabeth was welcoming and happy to share her local knowledge of San Francisco. The apartment is accessed through an independent entry to the main house and Elizabeth is in tune with peoples' needs. Guests can be as independent as they desire and are welcome to use the beautiful garden.
This home is accurately named 'The Palace of the Soul' as its artistic decoration is both inspiring and soothing. It contains everything a traveller would desire and the kitchen is exceptionally well equipped.
It is within walking distance of Haight Ashbury,local shops and transport. We would love to return to this haven and also meet up with Elizabeth again.
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About the Host, Elizabeth
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 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 (18) still lives at home and my older two children come and go (23 and 20). I would describe our household as a loving, kind family who are very passionate and dedicated to creative 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, 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.
I love being an Airbnb host for a multitude of reasons. These include what I see as a new culture and community that Airbnb has given birth to. For me it means being part of a loving and inspiring perspective that views the world and all people in it as part of one human family. I have discovered that we are so often connected in ways that are wonderful and enriching and delightfully surprising!! I am passionate about the importance of hospitality in our interactions with others!
A little bit about my ART;
I am a Contemporary Symbolist. I create art to heal myself and others and work with prayer, meditation and sacred symbols and archetypes to reweave and re-story my life in a way that is legendary, passionate, joyful and ALIVE!!
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 them is awakened and they gain access to their own healing and personal transformation. Creating in this way leads to the understanding of how the sacred exists in matter and this wisdom integrates the spiritual, emotional and physical selves. My world view is that of a symbolist. I am present to the meaning in all aspects of life.
I am a trained energy healer as well as being a visionary artist and teacher. I maintain the energy of our home with a beautiful array of different techniques, including working with the Archangels and clearing heavy, dense energy with sacred sage spray, blessings and prayers. I love to add extra blessings for all my guests so that their stay in my home is peaceful, relaxed and joyful. It is a delight to me to hear how well people sleep and how wonderful they feel when they are visiting.
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.
A great All American Diner with very reasonable prices. A menu with a large selection of items for breakfast, lunch and dinner
It is open 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sun. through Thurs. and 6 a.m.-3 a.m. F-Sat
Bicycle friendly Cafe for breakfast, lunch and brunch. Dedicated to good times and good food. Live music/check schedu(website hidden)ine
A great grocery store with very economical prices. Lots of organic produce. A 20 minute walk from the Palace.
Fantastic Burmese food at very reasonable prices. If you have never tried this food, you will find something you LOVE! The Tea Leaf Salad is amazing!!
Fantastic pizza! Italian thin crust style
Healthy, organic prepared food that is fabulous! You can eat in or take out. They support local farms where ingredients are grown and raised in environmentally sustained manner. Delivery is availabl
Destination spot for desserts (plus creative sandwiches & salads) in a funky, toy-filled space.
Open 8:30am- 11:00pm
A great grocery store for organic and healthy foods. The prices can be high but they have many specials and sales. If you buy the 365 brand(their brand) it is quite reasonable. Walking distance
The most amazing collection of socks and hosiery you will ever encounter. Fun, artistic and unique! Ideal for gifts to take home!
Great new and used clothing, shoes and bags that are edgy and hip. Reasonable prices and good quality.
The largest collection of vintage clothing in San Francisco, dating 1880s to 1980s. Open 11am to 7 pm, 7 days a week. Fantastic and fun collection of amazing vintage clothing!
More than 60,000 new & 100,000 used books fill the shelves at this beloved bookstore.
This is the "sweet candy shop" for book lovers! Give yourself plenty of time to browse!
Coolest vintage clothes spanning many decades. Need a costume or an outfit…this is the place to find it!
Savory Japanese fare in a compact izakaya decked out with Beatles memorabilia. Wonderful grilled food on skewers, great ramen, charming atmosphere, family run!
Exotic novelties, incense, crystals, clothing, & decorative items. The prices are reasonable & the staff is amazingly hospitable…there's even a meditation room.
A fabulous world class museum that has many great exhibitions. It is only a 20 minute walk through beautiful Golden Gate Park or a 5 to 10 minute drive. A parking garage is available
Gorgeous botanical gardens with a huge variety of plants from many places. There is a lake and beautiful pathways to stroll. It is peaceful and relaxing
Great ambiance, excellently prepared food, and most importantly yummy drinks for all. Belly Dances provide great entertainment. Check the schedule
A tea lounge with every possible imaginable tea. The atmosphere is very serene and relaxing. A great place to savor fabulous tea and conversation.
Opened in 1937, Trad'r Sam is one of the oldest tiki bars in the world. It remains as a comfortable neighborhood bar, retaining the tiki decor and serving tropical drinks. 10am-2am
Amazing ocean view with great food in a nice atmosphere. Make sure you see the Diego Rivera Murals.