About this listing
This CENTRALLY LOCATED SAN FRANCISCO RETREAT AWAITS YOU! Enjoy a Private bedroom and en-suite bath as your launching pad to the City's hottest neighborhoods- Mission/Valencia- Noe Valley/24th St. & The Castro: just a short walk from your door. This location also offers close MUNI connections and easy Parking. When you arrive "home", relax with panaramic views of San Francisco, the Bay, Oakland, East Bay Hills and beyond. Dolores Park, the Bay Area's "favorite destination", is steps away.
My flat is on Liberty Hill, overlooking the mission and has the best micro-climate in San Francisco. With skylights and floor to ceiling windows in the living area, the space is flooded with light by day, and has expansive views of twinkling city lights by night.
The private bedroom has a Queen size bed with a luxurious pillow top mattress and new linens, and the en-suite bath is stocked with toiletries you may need during your visit. There is plenty of closet and drawer space in case you want to unpack and you have access to a washer and dryer. There is an additional full bath off the hall. The living room/dining area as well as the kitchen and balcony with seating are yours to enjoy while you are here. Please return the common area to the same condition that you found it. This includes moving furniture and washing dishes that you use when I am not in the kitchen. There is a private garden on the lower level, which provides you with a secluded park-like setting for meditation, reading or sunning.
Interaction with Guests
I am generally available to greet you upon arrival. If you are on the premises or out on the town and need any kind of assistance, I am only a text away. I enjoy getting to know my guests over breakfast. Of course you may have other plans, in which case we will see each other in passing or by arrangement. The other resident of this household as of March 2015, Jing, a 40 pound Formosan Mountain Dog rescue. She is sweet, even delicate, and also enjoys putting on a strong face in the line of duty; as she sees it, to protect me from strangers. Like her human companion, Jing spends much of her time in the studio/office on the lower level of the building.
It is absolutely true that if it is nice in San Francisco, it is beautiful in my back yard. I enjoy a walk to Mission Dolores Park every day. There are three distinct neighborhoods within a few blocks, for you to explore boutique shopping and many of the city's finest restaurants.
You are less than 20 minutes from any downtown destination on the streetcar which stops just around the corner, less than 1 block away. BART is another option, only 12 minutes walking to the 24th Street Station, whisking you away to the East Bay or San Francisco International Airport in a flash. Don't tell anyone, but parking is always available on Hill Street.
Other Things to Note
I have posted Check-In and Check-Out times. If there is anything I can have available for you when you arrive, or you need suggestions where to go and what to do, please do not hesitate to ask.
I ask all guests to have fully completed verifications, a complete, detailed Airbnb profile and positive reviews from previous Airbnb stays. If you are new to Airbnb, you can ask a friend to write you a personal recommendation and attach it to your Airbnb profile. There is no smoking allowed in the building. However, smoking is permitted on the balcony adjacent to the living area, with the doors closed. If you plan to have visitors to Hill Street House, please let me know in advance, your relationship to the visitor(s) and the expected duration of their visit. You may come and go as you please. However, please respect quiet hours between 11 PM and 7 AM.
I was born in Lansing, Michigan. While in grade school, I moved with my family to Grosse Pointe, Michigan and then Paris, France before settling in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I was there for six years, studying music at the University of Michigan, School of Music, obtaining a Bachelor and Master Degree in Music Performance. Skipping out on the graduation ceremony. I was on my way to San Francisco, in my 1972 Oldsmobile "442", which was promptly sold upon arrival, so I could put a down payment on my first piano. My first apartment was a studio on Capra Way in the marina district, furnish with my piano and a carpet to sleep on. My next stop was a spacious Victorian Flat on Nob Hill. Finally, I moved to my home on Hill Street in Noe Valley, where I have lived for 24 years. Since my arrival, this neighborhood has evolved into one of San Francisco's most exciting and dynamic locations.