About This Listing
Beautiful, spacious, light-filled Edwardian house in quiet neighborhood with distinguished amenities, park-like setting view, and supreme location near the best of Golden Gate Park. FREE internet!!!FREE parking!!!FREE laundry!!!
Newly updated private room with extremely comfy top brand queen bed, 32" cable TV including HBO, small refrigerator, cute closet, free in-room WIFI, maps and guides, restaurant menus, and iHone station. Pillows and linen are provided.
NOTHING BEATS IT!
Lovely Edwardian house (3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms) in Inner Richmond neighborhood with distinguished amenities, park-like setting view and supreme location near the best of Golden Gate Park.
Giants Room and Beach Retreat Room @Golden Gate Park are the two guest bedrooms we have up for rent in our magnificent Edwardian house.
Guests will have access to all common areas in the Edwardian house (kitchen, TV rooms, glass atrium, living room with pool table, downstairs bathroom, sunny deck, and backyard), as well as both private bedroom and bedroom-level bathroom.
Both Giants Room and Beach Retreat Room at Golden Gate Park have queen size bed with top brand mattress; 32" satellite TV including HBO; cute closet with shell space and hangers; small refrigerator; free in-room WIFI; maps and guides; and restaurant menus.
All linens are provided (sheets, towels, blankets, pillows, etc.)
The bedroom-level bathroom has a standing shower with amazing water pressure, and stacked washer and dryer at your disposal. Towels, conditioner, shower gel, shower cap, blow dryer, etc, are also provided.
*Both bedrooms will share the same bedroom-level bathroom.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a 4 range gas stove with sealed burners, side-by-side refrigerator, silent dishwasher, microwave, electric oven, and breakfast table.
The "middle TV room" includes a huge 60" LED smart TV with satellite (DirecTV including HBO) and gas/wood fireplace that is perfect for watching movies.
The glass atrium has a 42" TV with satellite (DirecTV including HBO), surround sound system, and an amazing view to the backyard and neighborhood.
Interaction with Guests
You'll be sharing the house with your host, Viviane, houseowner Lele, and a lab-Samoyed mix rescue dog, Milo. It might occur that you only get to meet one (or neither) of us, since we both travel a lot. In this case, you will meet Cory, our governess. We are open to kind, unbiased people, straight and gay friendly. Also, we enjoy meeting genuine people and hearing their stories.
The Inner Richmond is a charming and diverse neighborhood, known for great Asian food. There are great bars and restaurants on Clement St, Balboa St and Geary Blvd, but it is generally quiet at night. A great place to relax after a busy day seeing the city! Nearby neighborhoods like lower Haight, have active nightlife. You can easily walk or take public transit to and from the house in the evening or late at night. It is very safe around here.
Grocery store, laundromats, cafe, restaurants, and bike shops (with rentals) all around the block - check the GUIDEBOOK. There is a lot to see and do nearby. We are only a block away from the de Young Museum, the California Academy of Sciences, The Conservatory of Flowers, and the Japanese Tea Garden. We are also a short and easy bike ride away from Ocean Beach, the Presidio, and the Golden Gate Bridge.
There are numerous bus lines within the same block or a block away from the house - 5 Fulton, 21 Hayes, 28 19th-Avenue, 31 Balboa, 33 Stanyan, 38 Geary, 44 O'Shaughnessy. Even though bike shops are around the block, you are more than welcome to borrow our bike. Do not forget access from/to the airport is easy- the Bart train plus one bus ride takes you right to the front door.
Also, there are multiple start-ups that can facilitate your transportation in the City, here is a few:
Uber - Uber is a mobile app that allows riders to connect with drivers within minutes for shared rides. Uber is currently running a UberPool special in San Francisco: it costs $7 to get anywhere in the City and $15 to and from SFO airport. Make sure you select UberPool instead of UberX.
Zipcar - Zipcar is the world's largest car sharing and car club service. It is an alternative to traditional car rental and car ownership.
Getaround - Social car sharing: Rent cars by the hour from people around you.
Sidecar - smartphone app matches everyday people in their own car with people nearby for shared rides.
Lyft - Same as Uber, Lyft is a mobile app for friendly, affordable shared rides.
In our neighborhood, parking is considerably easy to find and free. In most parts of the city, you must have a sticker to park more than a few hours. Around our house you don't need a sticker, and you can park your car and leave it up to two weeks (the only restriction is it must be moved for street cleaning two hours every other week). Signs are clearly posted telling you the times for street cleaning.
Other Things to Note
CALENDAR AND AVAILABILITY
My calendar is always up to date, so if you aren't sure of your dates or just want to see when it's available, you can look at the calendar tab above the photo at the top of the listing.
We'll be more than happy to answer any questions and help you plan your perfect San Francisco stay.
Must like dogs and be okay with sharing the bathroom.
House Rules document provided prior check in.
Please do not forget to return your key prior your departure. This is a privacy concern to us. A $50 charge will be claim in case you do not return the house key.
Private room with extremely comfy queen bed, cable TV, small refrigerator, closet, free WIFI, maps and guides, and restaurant menus.
The house is big with lots of space. It's beautiful and well taken care of. You will feel at home undoubtedly. The garden is great and the kitchen area has a glass ceiling (which is awesome). The natural lighting inside the house is refreshing. You can have bbqs outside if you wish.
The room I stayed in was beautiful. It has everything you may need. If you require anything else, Viv and Lele will jump to solve your problem. They really make sure that you are enjoying your stay.
The area is fantastic. Just 60 seconds away from the Golden Gate Park. 2 minutes away from the De Young museum and the California Academy of the Sciences. Make sure you check out nightlife on Thursdays in the academy. Go to the planetarium! Check out the 9th floor in De Young too!
If you run, make sure you run through the park to Ocean Beach. The best run of your life, guaranteed. Head over to Sutro baths and walk the coastal trail.
Cinderalla is a close by Russian cafe on Balboa that serves great coffee and phenomenal food and pastries. Burma Superstar on Clement is very close by (easily one of the best meals you will have ever).
Fares is a very nice guy, as well as friendly, respectful, and clean. He is not just a great guest but also a person you would want to be friends with. I am glad we were able to talk quite a bit during his stay. He taught me a good bit about bitcoins. I also found out he knows a lot about Brazil - and I am Brazilian. Fares is always welcome in our house and we definitely recommend him to any host.
We had a really great time at Viviane and Lisa's beautiful house. The house has lots of character and personal touches as well as a lovely garden. We stayed for three nights and found it to be very comfortable. The room and bathroom have everything you need for your stay including the fluffiest towels ever!
The area is a great place to stay - it's very safe and there are restaurants nearby if you don't want to venture too far away. It's very close to Golden Gate park and you can also catch the bus to downtown.
Viviane and Lisa were very welcoming and made sure that we were happy throughout our stay and answered any questions we had about San Francisco. Milo their dog is awesome and is happy to perform some tricks in exchange for hugs. We'd definitely recommend this place for a stay in San Francisco.
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About the Host, Viviane
I was born and raised in a small farm in the southeast of Brazil, about 6 hours from Sao Paulo. I moved to the US in 2007 to study Finance and Accounting while playing tennis.
I met Lele while directing a summer camp for international student-athletes at Stanford University. She invited me to move to San Francisco and, obviously, I said "YES". I have been to many places in the world, but nothing like San Francisco - you will soon discover why.
Lele is a San Francisco native but has also travelled the world. She is a renowned former professional tennis player (top 30 in the world) and one of the best collegiate tennis coaches in the US.
We love hosting people, traveling around the world, drinking good wine, eating gourmet food, bathing in warm weather, and exercising outdoors. We are very easy going people and we do our best to accommodate our guests.
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