About This Listing
Super-sized master bedroom in SF (about 2x size of hotel room) in a quiet, safe neighborhood away from the tourist crowds (yet easily accessible by public transportation). Nature Lovers dream-- next to the Golden Gate Park, GG Bridge, the beach, etc
Looking for a peaceful, memorable stay in a unique apartment with charm?
Escape the noisy tourist crowds of downtown and chill out in my spacious apartment located in SF's safe & quiet Richmond/Seacliff neighborhood.
Large (by SF standards anyway) at almost 1000 sq feet, my place is technically a one bedroom apartment...but has a dining room that closes off to a private room (where I'll be sleeping). You'll have the jumbo-sized bedroom to yourself, which is about 2x the size of an average hotel room (in fact, the room is about as large as many entire studio apartments in SF!).
Only a 5 minute walk to some of best views in the city: Lands End trail, Baker & China beaches (and Lincoln Golf Course and Legion of Honor). Beautiful stroll to the Golden Gate Bridge as well. About a 10 minute walk south to Golden Gate Park.
1 block from Geary #38 express and California #1 buses that go directly to downtown to the heart of SF action (Financial district/Embarcadero/Market Street, Union Square shopping, Chinatown, South of Market, etc). Most other destinations (Fishermans Wharf, Mission District, etc) require only one transfer as well.
Plenty of dining options for all budgets just a few blocks away on Clement Street and Geary Avenue. Richmond neighborhood has a large ethnic population (especially Asian and Russian)-- lots of international restaurants, shops, cafes, etc.
-- Bedroom is spacious (about 17 x 15 feet) with queen Tempur-pedic bed.
-- Living room also large (12.5 x 17 ft) with 37" HD TV, with cable and DVD player.
-- Netflix and other Roku streaming (no cable)
-- Dry cleaner across street (wash & fold laundry service for under $1/pound).
-- 4 short blocks away from SF's first Fresh & Easy supermarket (UK Tesco chain).
Please see my other listing for guest reviews (who've rented entire apartment)
Except for the dining room, all other rooms are shared, common areas so you'll have full access to use the kitchen to cook and living room.
Interaction with Guests
My style as a host: I prefer to leave guests to their own devices and give them privacy and space (try to be as invisible and unobtrusive as possible). But I'm also happy to answer any questions and help out with suggestions/advice on trip planning, etc.
The Richmond/Seacliff neighborhood is one of the safest and quietest in the city (away from the dense and frankly, seedy, elements closer to downtown). Traditionally this neighborhood was largely European (Russian)...today it's one of the most diverse in the city, with a range of Asian and other restaurants and shops (including the Clement Street district, which is sometimes called "New Chinatown"-- catered to locals though, not like the ultra-tourisy Chinatown). I'm just a block away from the swanky Seacliff 'hood (where Sharon Stone and Robin Williams were long-time residents).
Located one-block from the #38 Geary bus line (a major artery that runs 24/7) as well as the #1 California line. These east-west buses will take you directly to downtown, as well as Japantown, Chinatown, Union Square shopping (one transfer to almost any other SF location too).
Other Things to Note
** NOTE ** Parking spot is on the street. It is legal to block one's own garage...however the spot requires the use of the small curb so caveat: it's not 100% guaranteed because (very) rarely a motorcycle or tiny Smarte car will use the small section of curb, preventing my spot from being used (feel free to read past guest reviews--virtually no problems with using parking spot). Also, street cleaning on 2nd and 4th Friday (9-11am).
Also, if you have a large vehicle (SUV like a Yukon), the spot might not be large enough to fit.
-- No guests (day or night) without prior approval
-- House trained dogs welcome
My husband and I were on out visiting SF and found Mike to be a great host. Our flight was delayed so we arrived at 2/3am and had not troubles getting in.
The room was very large, the bed was very comfortable and the curtains dark enough to keep the morning sun out for our sleep in's :-)
Mike was a great host and we enjoyed our stay at his home. He is laid back and helpful; he gave us suggestions on his favorite restaurants and things to do in the area without being imposing.
The apartment is nicely appointed and we were welcome to use any and all of it...most of which we did :) The room is huge and there is closet space as well as a couple of drawers open for those who like to make themselves at home. We were pleasantly surprised at how quiet it was on his street (for being in the city) and he has nice black-out curtains too.
We had a wonderful time and I would definitely recommend staying with Mike.
We had a great first airbnb experience at Mike's. Mike was very relaxed, the room was big and the bed good. It was very convenient for us to be able to park in front. The apartment is located very near to Land's End, but it is also easy to get downtown (by car). We had some great diner in one of the many restaurants within walking distance. We would definitely stay here again!
Great stay at Mike's home. It was spacious, fresh and very well located near buses, restaurants, Golden gate park and Baker beach. Mike is a very friendly host, full of advices. We'll come back for sure!
Mike is welcoming and warm. We flew in late at night (2am) and he was still helpful and understanding at such an ungodly hour. The driveway is definitely gives peace of mind if renting a car. The location is close to both the Golden Gate Park and Presidio. There are nice restaurants/cafe/shops around the area and bus transportation is convenient. The apartment has a lot of charm with a spacious room.
Mike's place is super cozy and convenient. We stayed the weekend for outside lands and the location is just a quick 10 min from golden gate park. Upon arrival Mike gave us clear instructions where to park and it was even better that we could keep the car parked there all weekend. The bed was one of the most comfortable beds i have ever slept on with nice linens. There was a heater for the chilly san francisco nights. The bedroom is very spacious and has lots of natural light.
Overall Mike keeps his place clean and uncluttered. He allowed us use of his kitchen which was really helpful.
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About the Host, Mike
Originally from the South (VA, GA & TX), I moved to San Francisco in 2000 and still love living by the City by the Bay (truly, "the West is the Best!"). A corporate dropout, I'm now a freelance marketing consultant who enjoys travel and the leisurely California life. So leave your worries at home and come decompress in my peaceful pad!