About this listing
Private living room and adjoining bedroom in lovely Victorian home. Quiet street, well-located in Lower Pacific Heights. Free parking. Restaurants, shopping, and public transit nearby. Easy access to tourist attractions.
Our sunny, spacious flat is the second floor of a beautiful building on Lyon Street, one half block from California Street. Your private bedroom and separate living room are at the rear of the flat, overlooking a large backyard.
The bedroom has a new, comfortable queen bed, bedside table, lamps, chair, and chest of drawers. There is a closet stocked with bedding, towels, and wash cloths, as well as hangers, an iron, and an ironing board.
The living room has a queen-size, down-filled sleeper sofa, comfortable lounge chairs and cable TV for relaxing.
Both rooms are wifi accessible.
The flat has one and a half baths. The full bath is close to your rooms, while the half bath is located more to the front of the flat, where my husband and I reside with our daughter (when she is home from college.)
The full bath is shared. We will use it primarily for bathing, but otherwise use the half-bath, which is closer to our bedrooms.
You will have access to and use of our kitchen. It is fully equipped with oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, coffee maker, tea kettle, dishes, silverware, and pots and pans.
There is a laundry room with a washer and dryer available for your use.
Our lovely home was built in 1902, and still has its original (refinished) fir flooring, 10-foot ceilings, and some intricate built-in cabinetry typical of the period. The kitchen has been "updated" with custom cherry cabinets and tile counters, but retains its original Victorian charm.
We have one pet, an adorable eight year old Tibetan Terrier, friendly but not bothersome. Tibitan Terriers, like Poodles, are easy going and recommended for people who love dogs but have allergies (such as our daughter, who is allergic to cats and dogs).
We are a smoke free house.
Our lovely Victorian is in one of the most desirable areas of San Francisco, along the edge of Pacific Heights and less than two blocks from Presidio Heights. Laurel Heights and historic Fillmore Street, in the Western Addition, are nearby.
These neighborhoods are home to some of San Francisco's best shopping, eating, and drinking establishments.
Fillmore Street has dozens of restaurants, clothing and furniture stores. And, of course, the legendary jazz district and the famed Fillmore Auditorium music venue, plus the Sundance Cinema movie complex.
A smaller, neighborhood movie theater is just two blocks from the flat, on Sacramento Street. There is an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants along Sacramento Street.
Popular restaurants just a short stroll from our home include Eliza's (Chinese), Bistro SF Grill (gourmet burgers), Curbside Cafe (French Bistro), Sift (dessert cafe) and Osteria (Northern Italian). Ella's, one of the city's best known places for brunch, is just around the corner.
The neighborhood is centrally located with regard to many of San Francisco's major tourist attractions--such as the Golden Gate Bridge, the Presidio, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Marina Green, and Golden Gate Park (where you'll find the California Academy of Sciences, Steinhart Aquarium, the DeYoung Museum, Japanese Tea Garden, Conservatory of Flowers, and more).
Union Square, the Financial District, Ferry Building, and Fisherman's Wharf are readily available by public transportation.
A number of transit routes are nearby.
The #1 California runs 24/7 to the Financial District and the Ferry Building.
#38 Geary runs 24/7 to within a block of Union Square and, in the opposite direction, all the way out to Ocean Beach.
#24 Divisadero will take you (Northbound) to the Marina Green or (Southbound) to the Castro and MIssion districts. It runs 24/7.
Finally, the #43 Masonic from the Presidio will take you to the Haight Ashbury neighborhood and within a few block of Golden Gate Park.
We recommend downloading the SF Muni public transportation app, Next Bus, for the best routes and most accurate arrival and departure times.
Keep in mind that if you choose to drive, parking is difficult in most of San Francisco. However, parking is available on the premises.
Our home is a quiet and comfortable place to unwind after a day of exploring the sites, tastes and ambiance of San Francisco.
Enjoy your stay!
Adjoining living room w/ queen size sleeper sofa
Interaction with Guests
We are happy to give you information and advice about seeing the city, but will also respect your privacy.
Other Things to Note
Minimum 2 night stay
We strive to create a cozy, clean, and comfortable environment for our guests. Some things to consider so that we all enjoy our shared space:
1) No smoking in the house.
2) Be considerate of others, including the people living downstairs, with respect to noise.
3) No unexpected overnight guests. We can only accommodate the number of people specified when you make your booking.
4) Tell us in advance if you will have anyone visiting while you're here. We like to know who will be in our home.
5) Let us know as soon as possible about your expected arrival time so we can have everything ready for you. Likewise regarding your departure, so we can prepare for other guests.
We look forward to making our home a warm and inviting place for our guests! Please let us know if you have any questions or special requests.
Renee and family were very welcoming and so helpful with ideas of what to see and do in SF.
Their home is located is a quiet yet central neighbourhood and both the bedroom and living room (of which we had full use of) was so nicely presented and very comfortable. It was a delight to return after a busy day of sightseeing and shopping. The house is walking distance to neighbourhood restaurants and bus stops which connect to the rest of the city.
I can only but pass on my compliments and appreciation for a wonderful stay and would not hesitate to recommend Renee's place to others.
Renée et son mari ont étaient des amours. La maison est top et le parking juste en dessous. Ils prennent soin d'être là pour vous, sans vous déranger. L'emplacement est idéal pour découvrir San Francisco. Un très bon séjour chez eux. Nous reviendrons avec plaisir.
Estuvimos 3 días con Renee y Ron en su casa de San Francisco. Está perfectamente ubicada, bien comunicada con autobuses a cualquier parte de San Francisco. La casa es muy acogedora. Dispones de una habitación con cama doble y una sala de estar con un sofá cama para dos, televisión y chimenea. Las habitaciones dan a la parte trasera de la casa. Muy silencioso por la noche. La casa está en la primera planta de un edificio típico de San Francisco. El baño está estupendo, al lado de la habitación, con una buena bañera. Puedes usar la cocina y nevera y te ofrecen café cada mañana. Tienen un perro Quincy, pero ni te enteras que está. Wifi con buena potencia de señal. Tanto Ron como Renee fueron muy atentos y nos dieron todo tipo de informacion sobre sitios a los que ir a desayunar o cenar en el barrio, plano de la ciudad, donde comprar abonos de transporte. Nos ibamos un domingo a las 5 de la mañana y ellos mismos nos reservaron el taxi. Un encanto. Volvería a alojarme allí sin lugar a dudas.
Très bon accueil, hôtes très chaleureux. Nous avons apprécié l'effort pour nous expliquer la maison et répondre à toutes nos questions sur la ville. Nous avons apprécié la localisation dans un quartier calme, et le bus direct pour Chinatown, Embarcadero, Haight Ashbury, Castro, Marina, etc. Nous avons apprécié le garage pour la voiture.
Before arriving San Francisco, Renee kindly showed me the easy way to her home. The room was exactly same as picture and her families were very kind and helped me as like their affairs. I really appreciate their services and totally want to recommend to others.
Renee and Ron were very friendly and helpful hosts. The Room was great and the tips(information) they given to us, too.
Also Quincy, the dog, was great to.
We've stayed only 3 days but wish we could have stayed longer. Renee & Ron are the most charming couple and will go to any length to make you feel as if it were your home.
The location is perfect, a few minutes drive from a lot of great places in SF. Parking is not a problem at all, we didn't even need the garage they provided.
Highly recommended and without a shadow of doubt, we will stay again with Renee & Ron next time. All the best from Lisa (thanks again for the little birthday cake!), Priscilla and Cornelis.
About the Host, Renee
Hi, I'm Renee, my husband Ron and I have been residents of this glorious city for over 25 years. We are both self-employed professionals who work from home in the marketing and broadcast media fields. We have one child, a daughter who is attending college in the East, but visits frequently and a friendly 8 year old Tibetan Terrier.
We are all avid San Franciscans who are happy to share tips about the city that we love. We are friendly, and easy going folks who enjoy meeting travelers from all backgrounds & walks of life. We aim to treat people with the same respect and hospitality that we hope to receive. We enjoy making our home a place of welcome for all our friends and especially friends we haven't met yet...we hope we can welcome you here soon.