About This Listing
Lovely studio apartment,
Right in the middle of the 7 square miles of beautiful San Francisco in a very safe,clean neighborhood- available for short term rental.
Easy walking distance to Castro, Noe Valley, Cole Valley, Haight-Ashbury, U.C.S.F., Golden Gate Park ... etc.... it's all right there !
and you can take the #37 Muni bus, at the corner of our street, for easy access to catch the'underground' to Downtown and all that San Francisco has to offer, including Pier 39 !
Separate sleeping nook, living area and kitchen facilities; there is a daybed that can be made up for an extra person should you need it.
Fresh bed linen and unlimited supply of towels provided.
Private entrance and sunny deck for a relaxing breakfast.
Easy street parking w/. no permits required or time limits imposed.
There is a washer/dryer several doors down that is available.
The studio has basic kitchen facilities so if you are here to perform gastronomic feats this may not be the place for you.
Having said this, the studio is very quiet, cozy, private & very romantic !
Come check it out.....
A beautiful Zen like backyard
Interaction with Guests
I realize my guests don't come to San Francisco to meet me. I generally stay out of guests way but am available to answer any questions or assist in any way I can to make their stay more enjoyable.
* No smoking indoors ..... if you don't mind - you can smoke on the deck :)
* This is a residential neighborhood so no parties &/ loud music please
* When you go up & down the stairs, there are people who live on either side...,so,
if you arrive late, PLEASE be quiet & mindful when opening/closing the gate.
* The (email hidden)ease be careful to both shut & latch the gate each time you go in or
out otherwise, the wind will catch it and break it off its hinges.
* We try really hard to recycle as much as possible.
Since California is experiencing its fourth year of drought , water restrictions have been imposed; in view of this please be mindful of water consumtion - thanks
-If excessive cleaning is necessary, an extra $75.00 cleaning fee will be applied.
Mia was incredibly responsive and on top of things throughout the stay.
I arrived to Mia and Sal's place having had a pretty stressful day and walking into their studio made it all better: A beautiful view, warm, cozy , greats books, and impecable. The Bed was more comfortable than my own, I had the best nights rest during my stay.
Not to mention how caring and welcoming Mia and Sal were the entire time I was in SF. There was a power outage and they took care of it right away and made sure I was comfortable.
I was hesitant about staying so high up the hill and it turned out to be the perfect place to go for walks every morning with breath taking views and surrounded by nature. When I go back to SF I will definitely try to stay with them again.
Staying at the Dog House - which feels my SF home-away-from-home by now - is always such a joy. Mia thinks of every tiny little thing and makes the place warm, cozy, and so very welcoming. It is the most restful, magical, beautiful spot in the city! And the garden (with stunning views of the city) is just gorgeous. I can't wait to find an excuse to come back!
Mia's "doghouse" apartment is a very cosy flat, only 15min by foot from Castro Station, where my sister and I spent 3 days. We loved Mia's creativity in the decoration, even in small details like the cupboard's "tool" handles or the "faucet" soapdish in the bathroom. Mia had even filled the fridge with beers, yogurts, cheese and ice cream! But the icing on the cake was the bed. After spending 11 hours in a plane, we definitely needed some rest and the bed was one of the most comfortable one I have ever slept on: it felt like laying on a soft cloud.
Unfortunately we didn't have the opportunity to meet mia herself but we met her friend who was very kind and cared for everything.
I'm really glad we rented Mia's clean & sweet place and I would highly recommend it to anyone!
We stayed at Mia's apartment in mid September and everything was exactly as described here at airbnb!
We felt very welcome from the very first minute and absolutely preferred the location. For us it was not a touristic neighbourhood with lots of other hotels which we preferred. So we could experience the "local" way of life. Mia always answered immediately our questions and requests before and during the stay, we got tips for nearby supermarkets and bus stops and more. When we arrived we found some nice flowers, some food and beer in the fridge and a lovely welcome letter! The apartment is absolutely enough for two people visiting SF and you can even see the city centre & Bay Bridge from the bed (was a big plus). Also we got the chance to meet Mia and her dog Gus in person (and I have to admit that we are usually afraid /have a lot of respect of dogs we don't know, but Gus was the friendliest and quietest dog we ever met :-)) and Mia even drove us to the next metro station when we missed the bus (unfortunately busses are not as reliable as in other countries ;-) )
So we definitely will recommend this apartment to other travelers and friends who are visiting SF! It was nice meeting you Mia - maybe see you one day again for our next trip to California! Cheers ;-) M & M
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About the Host, Mia
I love my home and want to share it with occasional visitors;
I am originally from Australia but have been living in beautiful San Francisco for 25 years now.
I work at San Francisco General Hospital, Emergency Department and love my job.
I am an easy going "aussie",
strong believer in serendipity
& welcome folks who enjoy the whimsical wisdom of life,
cheers, mia cooper