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 DVD player.
-- Netflix streaming on Roku lots of on-demand TV and movies (but no cable TV)
-- Dry cleaner across street (wash & fold laundry service for under $1/pound).
-- 1 block from grocery store and also 4 short blocks away from CVS drugstore
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). For the best information for public transportation, I'd suggest Google Maps, which provides real-time status and directions (click on the Bus icon for public transport info).
Fyi, within San Francisco, the public transportation is called "MUNI" which includes buses, metro rail, and trolleys (you can also search "SF muni" for maps, schedules, etc). With several stations also inside SF, the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) is a light-rail system that serves the greater metro Bay Area. For example, you can take the BART directly from SFO or Oakland airport into the city of SF (but since my apartment is not close to a BART station, you will either have to take a bus to my house or taxi/Uber/Lyft).
If you'll be taking public transportation a lot, consider getting a "Clipper Card" (search online), which is a pre-paid stored value card. You can use it on MUNI or BART-- instead of fumbling with giving exact change every time, you just swipe the card as you enter (much more convenient). If you'll be using it a lot, they also offer 3-day all access passes ($26) or 7-day passes ($35). Apparently you can order one online to be shipped to your house...or you can buy one here at a MUNI station or various retail outlets like Walgreens or even SFO airport.
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 (with advance approval)
- No smoking inside (or in front of building)