New listing! Beautiful studio in townhouse with separate entrance. Walk to world-class museums in GG Park or 50+restaurants, bike to beach / GG Bridge. Great public transportation (3 bus lines to downtown 20min).
Garage place available (additional fee).
Our studio apartment fits 2 people comfortably. It is your own place for a while with your own entrance.
After exploring beautiful San Francisco you are welcome to relax in the garden.
Full bathroom with shower
Garden (shared with owners)
Senseo Coffee machine
Earlier check-ins & later check-outs always possible if no conflict with other reservations
I am usually available over my smart phone.
The Richmond district in San Francisico is located on the West side of the City. Two huge parks (Golden Gate Park & Presidio) and the Pacific Ocean are the borders of the district.
Check "guidebook" for a map with details of the many things to do within walking distance
Because the western part of the city is almost flat, it's very easy to walk or bike around the entire area.
Walking: To the Golden Gate Park (and two world-class museums California Academy of Sciences and de Young Museum) in 5 min. Easy To 50+ restaurants in 10 min.
Biking: Through the Golden Gate Park to Ocean Beach (20min), passing lakes, windmills and bisons.
To the Golden Gate Bridge (20-30min), through a residential neighborhood and the Presidio Park.
To the Haight Ashbury District through the Golden Gate Park (10min)
Public Transportation (MUNI): There are 3 bus
lines heading into downtown within 3 blocks. (MUNI fees $2.00 adults, $0.75 minors & seniors, free for children under 5)
Ilka's studio was very conveniently located. Golden Gate Park just around the corner and tons of good eats just a 10min walk away. Close to public transit so getting into the heart of the city was easy.
Ilka left plenty of information for us about the area, things to see and do and instructions on how we can get around the city easy. Unfortunately due to the weather we weren't able to borrow her bikes, but she was very kind to offer them to us.
Both Ilka and her husband were very friendly and helpful prior to and during our stay. Couldn't have asked for better hosts.
We had a great stay at Ilka's place - the location was great, and they were very communicative and accommodating!
Ilka's apartment is perfect: it is cosy, warm (it certainly rains in California!), clean, good shower, good quality for the price. We were there for 5 days and enjoyed it a lot. It is located North from Golden Gate Park; with bus and tram you can easily reach all you want to see in San Francisco. A couple of nice restaurants, coffee bars, supermarkets are located conveniently nearby.
We appreciated the privacy: the apartment has its own entrance, and you do not need to socialize (if you do not want to, but Ilka and her husband are very approachable when you need something or have questions). Ilka and her husband are very nice communicative, easy-going people, they informed us super well about everything, they even reserved a parking spot in front of their house for us. They have a good set of information in the studio (on public transport, maps, etc. but also their personal picks on restaurants etc in the neighborhood).
All in all we had a great experience, we certainly would want to stay there again, and can highly recommend this place to other travelers.
Great location and very comfortable space. Ilka and her family were accommodating and helpful.
We only had a brief visit on our way to Hawai'i, but we appreciated our hosts and found their studio clean, convenient and pleasant.
Ilka was a very friendly and informative host, and the studio was very comfortable. Access couldn't have been easier. Her suggestion for the Russian bakery on Balboa was a great one. The studio has great access for walking in Golden Gate Park, only a few blocks from the museums and tea garden.
Thanks Ilka, hope to stay again sometime!
I had a great time staying in Ilka's studio. The location was ideal for me as I wanted to have access to Presidio and Golden Gate park. The neighborhood has reasonable access to the SF downtown and the Ilka's house is convenient to several bus lines. The studio was spacious and perfect for me with a double bed, shower, refrigerator, and access to the back garden. Ilka and Jens provided loads of helpful info, including maps, cycling routes, and local restaurants advice. In the end I was able to use one of their bicycles to cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge and around the Richmond district. Many thanks to both Ilka and Jens for their hospitality.
Very friendly, great base to explore that area of SF and vry helpful local information
Ilka is lovely - her small, bare-bones studio is perfect for a single and fine for a couple. We arrived early and Ilka kindly let us drop our bags in our house while the previous guest checked out. The neighborhood is residential, safe, and walking distance to Golden Gate Park and the De Young. However, a car is recommended to anyone looking to spend more time downtown -- there isn't access to BART from this area, and prime restaurants and bars are more easily accessed by taxi than by public transportation.
Overall, a good place to stay at an affordable price, though those who are sensitive to noise might note that the comings and goings of the family upstairs can be heard from the apartment.
My wife and I stayed here on New Year's Eve at the end of a winter roadtrip. We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay in San Francisco! Ilka was so kind and nice. She was waiting in front of the house when we got there and immediately showed us around the residence. The place was clean and tucked back behind the house so it was perfectly quiet and secluded. It's basically the basement of their house but Ilka and her family were so quiet that we wouldn't have known. Coming and going throughout the night was easy and not a problem at all. This studio is a little gem right next to golden gate park. We were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go and had such a nice time. My wife and I will definitely be back to stay here again.