Bernal Heights Gem with Fab Views !

Apartment - Private room · Ripley Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, United States

A cosy and nice guest room in a lovely two bedroom, one bath condo in fantastic Bernal Heights which is next to the Mission District. The bedroom has a real comfortable queen size bed, a desk, a dresser and a view of Bernal Hill.

Your host, Gina
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A cosy and nice guest room in a lovely two bedroom, one bath condo in fantastic Bernal Heights which is next to the Mission District. The bedroom has a real comfortable queen size bed, a desk, a dresser and a view of Bernal Hill.

The Space

The spare guest bedroom has a queen size bed, a desk and a dresser. The spare room closet contains some of my off-season clothes but has ample room for guests as well. More closet space can be made available if necessary. All bedding have hypo-allergenic casings as a safeguard for allergy-prone visitors.

The condo has very high ceilings with skylights enabling it to be a bright and airy space. The layout is like a loft with one open space for the living room, dining room and kitchen. There are wood floors throughout except in the kitchen and bathroom which are tiled. The condo is the top most unit so one has to walk up two floors up a winding wooden staircase. There are fantastic 180 degree city views from the balcony and living room

Meals are not included but guests are welcome to use the kitchen should they decide they want to stay home for a meal. Guests are welcome to a wide variety of teas and spices.

Guest Access

Guests will be given a set of keys to the condo and entrance gate and so arefree access to come and go as they please. On arrival, please press the upper left bell on the pad outside the condo wrought-iron gate and you will be buzzed in. The bathroom is shared but has never been a problem, The master bedroom and loft are off limits. Access to a coin operated washer and dryer are through the garage.

Interaction with Guests

Please note that I require a completed profile to include your photo before I will approve any booking requests. Also, please provide me with an estimated time of arrival so I can adjust my schedule to be available to meet and greet you. I don't have a problem with late night check-ins. Early morning check-ins depends on whether I already have another guest staying in the room when you arrive. How much a guest interacts with me during their stay is really up to the guests. I always love a good conversation and if you like music and documentaries, I love to recommend and watch a DVD with a guest or guests are invited to listen to great music from an extensive CD collection.

The Neighborhood

Bernal Heights was voted the best San Francisco neighborhood to live in. It's a village within a city with lovely cafes and restaurants, parks, a library, a great bakery and grocery stores. If you enjoy running or hiking, it's a perfect place to live because you get the best of both worlds. Also right down the hill is the Mission District which is chock filled with restaurants, clubs and shops. The top of Bernal Heights offers a spectacular 360 degree view of the city and the bay. The fast For those who have a car, there is plenty free street parking on Ripley or adjacent streets in Bernal Heights. I hope you select Bernal Heights as your neighborhood to stay in while you visit and you will feel like you know abit more about San Francisco than the average visitor who comes to the city and lives downtown.

Getting around

The BART train goes right into the SFO Airport and will bring you down to the 24th/Mission station in about 30 minutes. If you want to go downtown in 5-7 minutes if you can catch the BART train at 24th/Mission street. The MUNI 67 Bus which starts out at 24th/Mission will bring you up the Bernal Heights if you feel the walk uphill is too strenous. Be aware that parking is very limited in downtown areas so using BART and MUNI are highly recommended. The cost of a MUNI bus ride is $2.00 and the bus ticket serves as a transfer as well. Vistors can also buy a passes at the Visitor's Center outside the BART Powell Street but be aware that the pass only covers MUNI transportation but not BART. Bernal Heights has free parking but parking spots do fill up at night after folks return from work. Taxi cabs are also an option but there is also ride-sharing Uber and Lyft if you own a smart phone or iphone which can be less expensive than a cab. Should you want a rent a car, Enterprise Car Rental will come and pick you up and take you to their office to do the rental car paperwork. They will also give you a ride back home.

Other Things to Note

Precita Park is two blocks down the hill from my place. Precita Park Cafe is a great place to get a bite to eat. There is also a really good restaurant called Hillside Cafe at Precita and Folsom. Harvest Market at the corner of Folsom & Percita street is a great little neighborhood market. For more shops and eateries, Cortland Avenue on the south side of Bernal Heights has more choices. Just walk down the hill and you are in the Mission District where there are plentiful restaurants, shops and entertainment.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $30 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $800 /week
Cleaning Fee: $20
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • This was our first time using airbnb and I can't say enough about our host Gina and her lovely home. The home is clean and has a spectacular view of the skyline. There is ample street parking and the neighborhood is serene and safe. The bed is very comfortable and who doesn't like waking up to a glass of fresh organic OJ. Above all, staying with Gina is like staying with a friend; quite helpful with insightful recommendations from where to go and what to eat. I know we lucked out with our first booking but I hope future bookings can come close to this. I'm certain you will enjoy your stay as much as we did. Thank you Gina!

    July 2014
  • Pleasant and clean room, fabulous view, friendly and very nice host, convenient schedule and location.

    July 2014
    Response from Gina:


    It was my pleasure hosting you and Andre. Hope you have a lovely time in King's Canyon National Park and hope to see you back in San Francisco but next time maybe in the Spring or Fall. Our San Francisco summers are usually foggy, windy and can get cold....sorry about that.

    July 2014
  • If you want experience the spirit of San Francisco, then book your stay with Gina. If you ever want advice on the best restaurants, food trucks, quickest way to your tourist location and if you love to listen to some old-fashioned blue and jazz music her collection will impress you - she is your one-on-one tourist information center. Her home has one of the best views of the city and if you ever wanted to know about a bit of history of San Francisco then she has a lot of stories that will fill your nights. Every morning, before you get up, you will notice her wonderful freshly squeezed orange juice on the table and if you want some try some amazing coffee, there are so many cafe's around the neighbourhood that you will want to live at Bernal Heights for your entire stay. I will definitely stay with Gina again and I am sure you will feel the same at the end of your stay !! - Thank you so much for a lovely time Gina.

    June 2014
    Response from Gina:


    You were such a great guest and thank you for cooking Thai curry for me and my friends. Chris finished up your curry over the weekend. Keep in touch and I know you will achieve all that you set out to do. Thanks again for the great review.

    June 2014
  • Gina is the best host! She is so friendly and helpful, making orange juice every morning and took me to the farmer's market to buy fruits and food!

    The neighbourhood is so lovely, the view at the apartment is stunning. The room is very spacious and clean. Internet is fast. The bathroom super big and so clean as well. Everything is perfect. Absolutely recommend to anyone and i will soon be back to SF and will book Gina's room again!

    June 2014
    Response from Gina:

    Thank you, Phoebe, for the great review. I really enjoyed your company and hope your business ventures are wildly successful.

    June 2014
  • We had a lovely stay at Gina's house. The apartment was very clean and really nice furnished (plus she has got the most amazing view of the city from her living room). Gina was such a nice host. She made us feel very comfortable, we even got the most delicious, freshly squeezed orange juice in the morning... Gina also knows the city by heart so we got the best recommendations which we were really greatful for. We really loved the stay and can highly recommend it.

    June 2014
    Response from Gina:

    Mona and Simon,
    I miss you guys already! You were such great guests. Thanks for the great company. I really enjoyed watching the World Cup with Simon. I hope you enjoy all the places you plan to visit while in the U.S. and I will welcome you back with open arms if you return to San Francisco. Safe Travels!

    June 2014
  • I really enjoyed staying here. I knew the neighbourhood before coming here so no surprises there. The room was comfortable and the living room was large and had fantastic views of the city. Kitchen was clean and organised.

    Gina and Chris were very accommodating, had time to talk, provided me with great books, and even left fresh fruit from the local market out for me in the evening.

    June 2014
    Response from Gina:

    Thank you for being so accommodating and giving me the opportunity to see my friends play in their concert. You were such a delight to host and I hope to see you again sometime in the near future.

    June 2014
  • Gina is a very nice host. After getting Gina's house, I found a fabulous view over windows, enjoyed Gina's hand-made welcome smoothy and a nice hot shower at the super clean bathroom. My room is spacious enough, the bed is so comfortable. Additionally, it was so kind of her that Gina took me to the short SF city tour and spend half a day for me! I rented a car, thus we explored SF city together. The greatest point was Gina gave me specific and easy navigation. It was great to learn American rules. Thank you very much, I'll definitely be back!

    June 2014
    Response from Gina:

    Thank you for the nice review and I hope that you got what you were trying to achieve during your visit to the Bay Area. You are one brave lady.

    June 2014
  • SEcond time staying with Gina - can't recommend her highly enough.

    May 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 2 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    May 2014
  • Gina was a wonderfully hospitable host. She not only provided a comfortable, clean, and convenient place to stay, she also offered delicious organic fruit, fresh juice, and smoothies. She makes one feel immediately "at home." The fabulous panorama of SF is amazing.

    May 2014
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Convent Bukit Nanas, CSU Sacramento
San Francisco is my home and my favorite place in the whole wide least so far. However, I love to travel and enjoy meeting new and interesting people. I am passionate about music and enjoy almost anything to do with the Arts. I believe in conservation, sustainability and subscribe to the environment. I also enjoy nature. I am a non-smoker who suffers from allergies so am not able accommodate pets, cigarette smoke, dust and strong scents. I work from home so am available to recieve guests anytime of the day (or night).
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