The Urban Oasis II

Apartment - Private room · 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114, United States

Charming Victorian in the Castro & Mission! Our cool & comfortable 4 bedroom apt has a true city vibe! The room fits 1, is located 1 block from Dolores Park, near cafés, restaurants, theaters & access to all major transit lines. Heart of the City!!!

The Space

If an authentic San Francisco experience is what you're looking for and to connect with genuine, interesting people, we have a beautiful, cozy guest room awaiting you! Our latest listing in our 4 bedroom flat is a beautiful, cozy guest room perfect for a single or double occupancy in our cool, eclectic flat near the Dolores Park area of town between the Mission, Castro and hipster districts in beautiful San Francisco. We can accommodate long-term guests that would like an extended stay in SF for a maximum of up to 1month with plans for business, graduate study/internship, and/or extended travel as well as short-term stays. We are also located on the Silicon Valley Shuttle route if you work or plan to work at Apple, (website hidden), (website hidden), (website hidden)etc. or many other start-ups located in the city or South Bay.
Guests use the main entrance to the Edwardian style flat as well as share kitchen and split bath with other potential guests or tenants. The fully furnished guest room has a super comfy, full-size bed and free Wi-Fi Internet access.
Meals can be prepared in the ample kitchen (sink, gas stove, full refrigerator/freezer, microwave, espresso machine, kettle, blender, toaster oven). The flat has wireless DSL, cable, a large kitchen, split bath and nice back yard. We are an environmentally-friendly, multicultural household and love meeting people from all over the world! ¡Aquí hablamos Español! Please plan to book ahead because these rooms are always in high demand especially during high season (April-November). Thank you for your interest in our quaint & cozy guesthouse!!!

LOCATION: We are located in the HEART of the city of San Francisco. The location is KEY in the center of great food, cafés, shopping, transportation, farmer's markets, the very popular Dolores Park, hipsterville and a great neighborhood vibe! The San Francisco Bay Area attracts millions of tourists every year and is known for its varied cuisine, panoramic views, scenic drives, music, museums, and especially for its diverse, cosmopolitan population. For GuideBook, please see listing -The Urban Oasis SF.*

TRANSPORTATION: MUNI, BART, Golden Gate Transit: San Francisco public transportation is world class, just like the city itself. You can get just about anywhere in the SF Bay Area on the public transit system. Just ask and I'll let you know how to get there, but in any case maps will be provided! Cars can also easily be rented from nearby car rental agencies. The Old Fashioned Street Car runs right out in front. The J Church runs on the cross street Church. There's the K L M T underground subway lines within a few block radius and the 22 and 33 bus lines one block away in either direction.

A taxi from the airport is approximately $40 -$50 one way depending how much you tip.
2 Hour Street Parking is available M-F. Evenings & weekends there's no time limit, but check signs for street cleaning.

CLIMATE & WEATHER: As Mark Twain once said" The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." Which doesn't mean that we don't have good weather or warm days, but the best policy is: if you're prepared for the worst, then you'll always be pleasantly surprised! It's just gets really windy as the day progresses and we are known for relentless fog, but more so if you're staying near the coast. Don't go toward the beach unless it's really really hot and you'll be OK I promise! Always pack an umbrella, a windbreaker and a few extra long-sleeved, layers just to be on the safe side! The neighboring, Dolores Park is actually our "urban beach" anyway because it's a big, huge park with a whole lot of activities for the whole family from soccer, tennis, basketball, and a playground for the little-ones to live performances, festivals, and concerts or just plain old partying, bbq's and having a great time with a group of friends on a beautiful day :)

SF & BAY AREA EVENTS INFO:
You can pick up a free SF Weekly or SF Guardian newspaper on just about any corner in the city to find out about night life or online to find a variety of events info as well. There are more than plenty of diverse cultural events, music, art, dance, open mikes, sports, nature/outdoor, nightlife, etc. and there is something here for everybody! SF is a very vibrant, cosmopolitan and internationally recognized city for it's array of cultural diversity, architecture, unique history and of course, liberal politics. (*Just a side note: our neighbor, Dennis Peron, an activist and former partner of Harvey Milk who lives a few doors down with the Buddha painted on his garage door, authored Proposition 215: medical marijuana fyi :-) Tours can be arranged of his very "San Francisco style" home. He was also featured in the film "Milk' with Sean Penn, who also lives in the North Bay among other actors such as Robin Williams and Creator of Star Wars- George Lucas).

RESTAURANTS:
Within a short walking distance, there is an array of international cuisines to choose from at affordable prices. Please see our Guidebook in 'The Urban Oasis' listing for more info! You name it we've got it from Italian, Vietnamese, Mexican, Spanish, Mediterranean, Burmese, Vegan/Vegetarian, Indian, Thai, French, Cuban, to food trucks, smoothies stands, raw health food and many small independently owned gourmet deli markets and cafés, farmer's markets as well as large commercial supermarkets.

Extended Stay Rates may be available upon request.

***Please have a photo and some info in your profile when contacting me. We will not host anyone without.
***THANK YOU!!!!

Guest Access

The large eat-in kitchen, backyard and split bath

Interaction with Guests

As much or as little as they like. We love to get to know our guests, break bread, have drinks etc and share lovely conversation.

The Neighborhood

Best, hippest neighborhood in town!!!

Getting around

Near all major transit lines

Other Things to Note

Love, warmth, hospitality, positive vibrations, happy, grateful people, making memorable, wonderful experiences to last a lifetime.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0
Beds: 1
Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $575 /week
Monthly Price: $1450 /month
Security Deposit: $98
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • My stay at Christina's was wonderful. Such a nice apartment in a superb location. Everything as listed / no surprises. Warm welcome. Good tips for the area. All your stay needs to be to feel like home in a city in the other side of the world. Highly recommended!

    April 2014
  • Christina and Hector were so wonderful! Their place truly felt like home away from home for me on my first visit to the area! They helped me when I needed it but the home was so quiet otherwise. The bed was SO comfortable and you're talking to someone with a very bad back and neck. My room was cozy and had plenty of light and space. It's location is perfect, easy walking to the mission and Castro. I felt safe walking home at night alone and in the morning there's a cute coffee shop right on the corner. I even spent an extra night here! Loved it! I will be back to stay with them!

    March 2014
  • I stayed with Christina and Hector at The Urban Oasis for the second time. It was great! It is in a perfect location and they are the perfect hosts. It really felt like I was staying with old friends. When I travel to SF, it's my home away from home!

    March 2014
  • When I sat across my computer at home, and chose this room, I couldn't have hoped for anything better - it was really everything I was looking for -
    beautiful colorful room, with a great atmosphere, located between the Mission and Castro, walking distance from everywhere (I like seeing the city by foot!) and a lovely welcoming host, that made me feel that I am so at home, and yet have my privacy.
    Thank you Christina, and Hector too, for the wonderful way you share your apartment.
    The only flow in my plan was that I only stayed for such a short time. If I'm ever back in SF, I'd love love love to come again - it was perfect for me!.

    February 2014
    Xtina
    Response from Xtina:

    Thank you for the sweet review Danit! It was such a pleasure having you! Take Care and stay in touch!! :)

  • Christina was/is a rock star host. She had everything available for me on arrival. Her place is charming, unique, cozy, quiet and very private. It is also located in a perfect area. I could pretty much walk to anything within 15-20 minutes maximum, Mission Area and what not. The room I stayed in had an awesome energy, like Christina's and I got excellent sleep. Vacation renting with her is a no-brainer. Very communicative and has the experience and then some. And if you are short of things to do, she'll definitely be able to give you a long list :) Definitely recommend the Urban Oasis II.

    February 2014
  • If you want to see the sights in San Fransisco, Christina's place is perfectly located. Just a few blocks from a lovely old tram which will take you to the heart of the city. Christina and Hector are very friendly hosts, and the fact that they often have other airbnb guests in other rooms just enhances the stay - you get chance to talk to other nationalities and get to know them. We had a lovely and memorable few days with Christina - it was a pleasure to meet her.

    February 2014
  • I had amazing time at Urban Oasis! The flat is in a strategic position, a very good starting point for any excursion in San Francisco. My bed was so comfortable and the sheets so soft that I slept like a baby! What makes this place unique though is the warm and friendly hospitality you'll find there. Christina and Hector treated me as a family member. Feeling home (especially for solitary travelers like me) it can make the whole experience abroad such a great experience! I'll be back :-)

    January 2014
  • Great location. Comfy room and easy to get to. Have to say I love San Fran after this visit and will be back. Did not get to meet Christina but was easy to get in and get sorted - I hired a bike from Mission bikes on Valencia and had a brilliant time cycling the city/bridge/parks.

    December 2013
  • Christina and Héctor were awesome hosts! They were friendly, relax and generous! Great little chats about culture and experiences with them.
    I even had the pleasure of spending Thanksgiving with them..it was AMAZING. An experience that can hardly be measured.
    The place was really clean and comfortable, also the perfect location to explore San Francisco. I was sad to leave this place called Home.
    When I do ever return to San Francisco, I'll surely be back here!

    December 2013
  • A great place for my friend to stay! Thanks! Christina was very flexible with arrival time.

    November 2013
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I have been living in the beautiful, diverse, cosmopolitan city of San Francisco for over 17 years. I am a proud, California native and have been living in my funky SF flat for over a decade now. I am a lover of arts & culture, in particular, Caribbean music, dance and cuisine. My partner was born and raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. He is a gifted musician, teacher and chef. With his original, traditional and popular sound, he leads his own band called La Mixta Criolla, which you can find on itunes. We love meeting and hosting people from all over the world. Since 2010, we have hosted more than 200 guests from more than 20 different countries. We truly appreciate the wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded folks and create amazing connections from all over the globe! In addition to being a superhost, last year I was featured in Airbnb's 'Why Host' Campaign on Airbnb tv, and was recently interviewed on the local news for being one of the city's most active hosts. Ideally, we want to show our guests a great time, break bread, share wonderful conversations to learn about you and where you come from! I take great pride in my home and make every attempt to keep it updated, beautiful and aesthetically pleasing for everyone. From Europe to Asia, South America to Canada, come over and experience "The Urban Oasis" for yourselves! We have a warm, friendly, multicultural vibe and environmentally-conscious home awaiting you! So don't wait to book, it's especially popular during high season (March-November). My motto is: "If I can't see the whole world, then at least I can bring the world to me." :) We strive to minimize our impact on this earth as much as humanly possible. PLEASE RECYCLE & REUSE! DON'T BUY THINGS YOU DON'T REALLY NEED. BE CONSCIOUS ABOUT YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT and EDUCATE YOURSELF on how you, too can minimize, lessen your carbon footprint and live simpler, happier, healthier and more consciously!!! Madre Tierra THANKS YOU :)
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