About this listing
This is a very cosy & comfortable spare guest room in a lovely 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo in fantastic Bernal Heights (next to the vibrant, eclectic Mission District). The bedroom has a real comfortable queen size bed and a view of Bernal Hill.
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"Possession of a San Francisco Short-Term Rental Registration Certificate certifies that the registration certificate holder has agreed to comply with the terms of the San Francisco Short-Term Residential Rental Ordinance (San Francisco Administrative Code Section 41A). This ordinance does not require an inspection of the unit by the City for potential Building, Housing, Fire, or other Code violations.
The spare guest bedroom has a queen size bed, a desk and a dresser, a magazine shelf and a half filled closet. It has nice views of Bernal Hill from the bedroom window. All bedding, including the mattress and pillows are encased in hypo-allergenic coverings as a safeguard for allergy-prone visitors.
This is a 2 bedroom condo that you will be sharing with me. 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 floor so just be aware that you will have to climb up the equivalent of two flights of stairs via 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 instead of always eating out. Guests are welcome to a wide variety of teas and spices.
I live on the top floor unit and so walking two flights of stairs is necessary. I apologize that for this reason I cannot host disabled renters or small toddlers.
Guests will be given a set of keys to the condo and entrance gate and will have free 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 with all my previous guests. The master bedroom and loft are off limits. Access to a coin operated washer and dryer are available through the garage only to guests staying in excess of one week. Otherwise there is a laundromat down the road.
Interaction with Guests
Interaction is as little or as much as the guest(s) desire. I will not be hurt or offended if you want to be left alone. But if you want to sit and have a chat to talk about your adventures or watch a movie or listen to some music with me, I would totally love that too! I truly enjoying hearing about my guest's experiences, impressions and opinions because I usually learn something new too.
Bernal Heights was voted the best San Francisco neighborhood to live in. It's a village within a city with lovely views, cafes & restaurants, parks, a library, a great bakery and grocery stores. If you enjoy running or hiking, it's a perfect place to visit 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. For those who have a car, there is plenty free street parking on Ripley or adjacent streets in Bernal Heights during the day. In the evenings, when neighbors return from work you may have to park in adjacent streets in the neighborhood. Staying in Bernal Heights during your visit to San Francisco will make you feel like you are an "insider" rather than a visitor living in a hotel downtown.
The BART train goes right into the SFO Airport and will bring you down to the 24th/Mission station in about 30 minutes. The walk from my condo to the BART station on 24th/Mission is about 12-15 minutes depending how fast you walk. If you prefer not to walk, then there is the MUNI 67 Bus which starts out at 24th/Mission and come up right to Ripley Street and then over the hill to South Bernal Heights. If you take the BART train from the Airport, and exit on 24th/Mission station, the Muni 67 Bus station is right there as you exit the BART station, across from the McDonald's side entrance on 24th Street. BART will take you downtown in 5-7 minutes. 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 $2.25 for an adult and $1.00 for a Senior. Use the same bus ticket as a transfer ticket for other MUNI buses as well. Vistors can also buy a passes at the Visitor's Center outside the BART Powell Street near Union Square 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 depending on the time of day. 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 after you return the rental car.
Other Things to Note
When sending an inquiry or a booking request please make sure that you have a complete profile filled out and upload a clear photograph of yourself (and your companion if the room is booked for two). Also please communicate your arrival and departure times once the booking is confirmed because during peak season I usually have back to back guests and have to do some coordination . I am totally fine with late arrivals and flexible about your departure if there isn't another guest arriving the same day you leave.
Since meals are not provided, I highly recommend Precita Park Cafe at the corner of Alabama and Precita. Also there are also alot of eateries and cafes on Cortland Ave which is on the south side of Bernal Heights. Hilside Restaurant serves dinners and brunch on weekends. Harvest Market at the corner of Precita and Folsom is a great little corner market. The Mission District , especially on 24th street and Valencia Street has an abundance of eating places, restaurants and cafes.
1. No shoes inside the condo (please bring flip flops or soft soled bedroom slippers). My neighbor living in the floor below me is very "noise" sensitive.
2. No Pets allowed because of severe allergies.
3. No Smoking not allowed anywhere within condo or condo building.
4. No non-paying guests unless allowed by host. No overnight guests.
5. No drunkenness or unruly, loud behavior. Show consideration and respect to the neighbors. Observe "Quiet" time.
6. Conserve Water as California has experience 4 years of drought.
7. Flush ONLY toilet paper down the toilet (No Tampons, Kleenak, Paper Towels, cotton balls, etc...)
8. No late night showers. Try to shower BY 10 pm.
9. Save energy and turn off all lights if you are the last one in, including the front porch light.
10. Clean up after yourself if you use the common areas such as the kitchen, dining room or bathroom.
11. The Master Bedroom and the Loft are off-limits to Guests.
12. Utlilize appropriate containers for compost and recyclables versus regular garbage.
Please call me Gina. Everyone does except my family.
San Francisco has been my home for 24 years and by far it is my favorite place in the whole wide world. Having said that, I would like to visit the whole wide world!! 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. On a cold rainy day I love a good book or movie. I especially appreciate good company and good conversation but I also like my privacy and alone time. I am a foodie and am always looking for good restaurants or eateries and am blessed that San Francisco has many of these.
I totally subscribe to living a sustainable life-style and appreciate if you join me in creating a greener planet. Right now California is having its fourth straight drought year so we should conserve water as much as possible.
Suffice to say I love nature and enjoy camping and hiking. My favorite nature spot is being in the Redwoods and I never tire of Yosemite. But there are so many other great places in California to 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 and so am flexible about check-in and check-out times. However, occasionally I do visit customers or need to run personal errands. I would appreciate confirmed guests letting me in advance their time of arrival and departure.
Also my condo address is not going to be visible from the street level so please read carefully directions to my place and how to contact me once you arrive in San Francisco before reaching my unit.
Please do not bother neighbors if you cannot figure out where address is when you arrive. Just call me!
Thank You and looking forward to making your acquaintance.