Nature Lovers' Zen Retreat

Apartment - Private room · 28th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121, United States
Your host, Mike
12 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a day

The Space

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-- except for the dining room, all other rooms are shared, common areas.

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). 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, South of Market, etc).

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.
-- Wifi
-- 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)

** 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).

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • The location is pretty good, with easy access to public transportation and parks. Mike (email hidden), and provided us several information regarding the city (local events, restaurants).

    June 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 7 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    June 2014
  • We had a great 5 night stay at Mike's Nature Lovers' Zen Retreat. It looks exactly like the photos! Mike was very helpful with suggestions for where to purchase organic food, how to get around and places to see. We had a tranquil time in a perfect location for our requirements.

    March 2014
  • Mike was extremely welcoming and helpful; after giving him a run-down of our plans for the week, he pulled out a map and showed us a ton of additional stops we could make if we had the time. He also provided a super comfy bed, use of his fridge for the food we bought, and he was never intrusive! We highly recommend Mike as a host, as he is friendly, provides tons of resources/books, and knows and loves his city! The area is beautiful too, located right next to Land's End and Golden Gate Park and a couple of blocks from a ton of ethnic restaurants! We had a great experience and we would definitely stay with Mike if we ever return to SF :) -Rachel and Christian

    September 2013
  • We had a very pleasant stay at Mike´s Nature Lovers' Zen Retreat. It was possible in this quite neighbourhood to manage our 9hour-jetlag. If we would come back, we would like to stay there once more. It´s a good basis for a walk to Lands End or to get a public bus to downtown. Mike was very helpful by planning our activities in San Francisco.

    September 2013
  • My girlfriend and me stayed at Mike's for 5 nights. Mike was very relaxed and always nice and pleasant. He also was very helpful in planning our acitvites during our stay and knows the city very well. The appartment itsself was clean and well-kept. The neighbourhood was calm and we always felt safe. I'd definitly send an inquiry to Mike if we'd plan to visit SF again, which is a very beatiful city btw.

    September 2013
  • This was my first foray into Air BnB so I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. Mike's place was exactly as pictured, clean and vary spacious.

    Mike took time to help me get acclimated to the city, provided suggestions on things to do and ways to get around. In addition to that, he was very pleasant to talk with. He is an excellent ambassador for Air BnB and also San Francisco.

    I will, without reservation, contact Mike the next time I'm in San Francisco.

    June 2013
  • We had a lovely stay at Mike's apartment. He is a gracious and friendly host who knows San Francisco. The room and the apartment are very clean, and both are well organized for guests. We especially enjoyed the quiet ambience. It truly is a Zen-like retreat that we look forward to booking next time we are in the city. Thank you, Mike!

    June 2013
  • I've stayed for 4 nights at Mike's apartment last april ('13). We have really enjoyed San Francisco, and the apartment is in a beautiful relaxed neighborhood with perfect possibility to explore the city. There are a couple of really good restaurants and coffee places a few blocks away and the public transportation is also affordable, safe and efficient.

    The apartment was as described: clean, nice and we directly felt at home. We didn't spend that much time in the apartment because there was so much to do in SF.

    The only disadvantage of the apartment is 100% taste bound: I didn't like the bed, it was too soft in my opinion. But that's just my opinion. I will definitely book Mike's apartment again when we are in San Francisco, and I hope that will be soon!

    April 2013
  • Mike is very friendly and his place is cozy and nice. We arrived very late on the first day and he waited for us patiently.

    April 2013
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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!
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