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1 bedroom

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Charming home in the heart of San Francisco's Bernal Heights, voted America’s hottest neighborhood for 2014 and loved by San Franciscans. Professionally designed interior and landscaped garden with stunning views, delightful indoor & outdoor spaces.

The space

Known as Green Dreams Bernal Retreat the view from the bedroom is expansive while out the living room windows a strawberry tree described as the "stellar example in San Francisco" provides an embrace. Friendly neighborhood and quiet neighbors. The home is on a small residential quiet street and offers a peaceful retreat in this bustling, vibrant city.

Winfield street is quintessential Bernal with its great access to the top of the hill park & the main shopping area of Cortland Avenue. Although you are in the heart of SF, you have privacy and the entire house to yourself.

Ten well graded stairs to the front door with a handrail and to the garden level where you can hottub is thirteen well graded steps with handrail and another five steps with handrail to relax in the garden.

A small color monitor in the bedroom with TV, DVD and video accessories. WIFI connection throughout the house and garden.

Bernal is hilly and my home is on a small hill.
Green dreams is solar powered.

Guest access

Guests have access to a house in a popular San Francisco neighborhood. This is an entire home, not an apartment with lots of outdoor space. A charming, private garden offers a backyard oasis with an outdoor hot tub and hot and cold shower. The garden is surrounded by lush and colorful plants ideal for clothing optional hot tubbing and showering. The garden includes a cozy settee and small dining table with folding canvas chairs. New double pane windows throughout with screens (unusual for San Francisco), skylights in the hall and kitchen and a bathroom atrium with succulent garden all give the home bright, natural light throughout. Non metered street parking, no neighborhood parking permits required and no street cleaning days.

House Spaces in Detail:
(1) The bedroom and adjacent rear deck offer stunning views of Twin Peaks, Noe Valley and Glen Park. Often the moon sets on the Twin Peaks horizon and you can watch the fog curl over the city. The deck includes a miniature tree garden, two comfortable cushioned chairs and coffee table. The bedroom has a small pull down desk and a unique library of garden, botanical and landscape books.

(2) Adjacent to the colorful kitchen is the dining area with a large window. In addition to a plethora of neighborhood restaurants guests have use of a full kitchen stocked with pots & pans, dishes, silverware, appliances including toaster oven, dishwasher, blender, espresso machine, oven and stove and herb cabinet including staples like olive oil and vinegars.

(3) The cozy living room with velvet couch for lounging with large windows across the front looking out to one of the prettiest Strawberry trees in the city.

(4) Remodeled bathroom with original mosaic tile and new composite stone countertop sink, shower and tub combined should you prefer indoor bathing.

Interaction with guests

Before arrival I will assist with any questions about things to do, places to go, museum shows or best transportation to the house. During your stay I am easily accessible via cell phone, email or text. Your Welcome Packet includes information about the house, public transportation (buses, Bart, street cars and ferries). When you arrive a fruit basket awaits you, information sheet and a basket of maps and things to do in SF and Bay Area.

Other things to note

• Minimum four night stay

• Check in and check out can often be flexible.

• Green Dreams Bernal Retreat is a lesbian/gay friendly, chemical + smoke free home. Owner keeps a vegetarian kitchen; guests are free to prepare meals of their choice.

• This is a chemical free home, no harsh cleaning products used only green products. STR-0000142

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 85
Security Deposit: 500
Weekly Discount: 6%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Shoes at the door. Home not suitable for children. No smoking on property, house or garden.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

4 nights minimum stay

48 Reviews

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Joanna User Profile
June 2017
What a lovely home! Jocelyn has such an eye for detail and colour - the place looks great from the photos but was even better in reality. After an 11 hour flight, the hot tub felt like the best place on earth! We made sure we got the most out of it over our stay too - the hummingbirds kept us company and the amazing view of the famous mist rolling in over Twin Peaks never got old. Jocelyn made sure we had everything we could need and we felt at home and settled in no time. The area is lovely too - great views and some great local shops - We recommend The Bernal Star for brunch in their little courtyard! We had no trouble getting to and from the city center - we found Lyft to be the best way to get around - really efficient and affordable. Thanks Jocelyn for helping make our stay so special!!! We'd be back in a heartbeat. Just need to fill up the piggy bank again!

Rosamond User Profile
April 2017
This was our second visit to Jocelyn's place and we enjoyed it even more than our first. It was warmer so we made better use of the garden and the balcony. The latter has a wonderful view of neighbourhood and the garden is full of colourful and exotic plants. We also loved the hot tub more and discovered the joys of using it at night. Jocelyn took a lot of trouble setting everything up for us, including leaving us some delicious snacks and fruit. But we also loved wandering down to Cortland to do the odd bit of shopping or go to cafe which is only a 10 minutes walk away. You begin to feel quite fit when you stay in Bernal Heights! We were also delighted to be able to meet Jocelyn this time so we could make sure we understood all her instructions. I highly recommend staying at Green Dreams.
Jocelyn User Profile
Response from Jocelyn:
Thank you Ros, I am touched by your review and so happy your stay was delightful. Jocelyn
April 2017

Ed User Profile
January 2017
We had an amazing time in Jocelyn's house. It was warm and cozy (we went to SF on the coldest period of the year). We had everything we needed in the kitchen, she even left fruits, snacks and other things for us. The house is lovely and green with a good energy. The hot-tub was great too!

Alexandra User Profile
October 2016
Green Dreams and Bernal Heights provided us with a great haven and home away from the busy City Centre. We enjoyed some great weather and made good use of the balcony in the late afternoons. The Hot Tub was awesome with the Hummingbirds for live entertainment. Jocelyn's arranged for two of her lovely friends to meet us on our arrival and gave us lots of useful advice. The welcome pack was a nice touch along with some useful travel guide books. Our trip to San Fran was amazing.

Greenparrot User Profile
September 2016
The fact that this was our second year in a row returning to Jocelyn's house pretty much says it all. Once again, we found the the house to be very peaceful and relaxing with plenty of room to spread out, and again the house became a one of the highlights of our entire California trip. Outside the master bedroom is a lovely terrace with a breathtaking, constantly changing view of the city and hills in the background, either lit with bright sun and blue skies, shrouded by fog flowing over the hills from the ocean, or with hundreds of city lights twinkling in the distance in the evening. There is also a private garden downstairs with many lovely, and lovingly-curated plants, and house and garden both are full of creative and interesting touches. Sit quietly long enough in the downstairs garden and you may soon find yourself sharing the quiet space with hummingbirds and bluejays, enjoying the garden with you. Also outside is a jacuzzi and very private outdoor shower. Inside there is a roomy bathroom with a great shower. The furniture, and furnishings, eclectic, and mostly vintage, all made for a very comfortable living space, perfect for relaxing, reading or quiet meditative moments. The cozy kitchen, complete with vintage stove, and dining area, served all our needs fully, and again were sprinkled about with the many interesting, personally-curated tchotchkes and curios that make this house so charming and comfortable. Wonderfully located, with neighborhood parks just blocks away, as well as all the great restaurants, casual coffeehouses, bakeries, grocery stores and other charming shops that make Bernal Heights the "towni-est" of San Francisco neighborhoods. It was also a short, convenient hop up to the redwoods of Marin County. WiFi was blazing and always easy to access. . I know I need to stop here but I can't say enough about what a wonderful place this was to stay and we can't wait to return. Thank you, Jocelyn.

Peter And Laura User Profile
August 2016
What an amazing place!! So comfy and convenient. Jocelyn is a warm and welcoming host, very attentive and a brilliant gardener. Loved our stay and hope to return.

Timothy User Profile
May 2016
Jocelyn's home is an absolute delight. I stayed there months ago and when I booked another trip to San Francisco, staying there again was a must. It was exactly as relaxing and tranquil as I remembered. Jocelyn is a perfect hostess and has some wonderful recommendations to share. It's really a perfect SF retreat!
Jocelyn User Profile
Response from Jocelyn:
Thank you Timothy. You are always welcome back. Can't get better than perfect.
May 2016

San Francisco, California, United StatesJoined in September 2011
Jocelyn User Profile

Outdoorsy, I have my own business, Poetree Landscapes & Arboriculture working as an arborist and aesthetic pruner. Practice yoga and swim especially like open water swimming. Swam from Alcatraz one year. Vegetarian. I used to do a number of different careers from oil paining to running a feminist press publishing historical postcards on women. Even worked at Lucas Arts for awhile, but not on the Star Wars project. I love big trees, big old trees and diving into mountain lakes.
I host airbnb guests in my home too when I am away.

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