About this listing
This room is in the heart of the 4 bedroom flat and is a normal size room with a bed, closet, desk, dresser and book case. Sometimes we move things around but basically the furniture is the same as the pics.
Have your own beautiful room in a San Francisco flat near the Panhandle in the heart of San Francisco. The flat has 4 bedrooms. The master bedroom is shared by an artistic couple and the other 2 rooms are shared by 2 females. The room is cosy and private and can accommodate 2-3 people.
::: About the Private Room :::
The room is medium and has a queen size bed, large drafting style desk and office chair, and big closet . Its the perfect size for a traveler. It can sleep 2 comfortably on comfy clean sheets. Have your private room for you and or a friend.
Fully stocked kitchen available to make coffee and tea and make food. Watch a large flat screen tv in the living room that has Netflix, etc. Share the bathroom with one female. The room is in the middle of the flat. Its a pretty good size. The flat tends to be really quiet and chill or sometimes we are social and share a meal or a laugh.
The Panhandle is a wonderful place to go take a walk and see the vibrant diversity of people and things, for an extra 10 minutes you can walk straight into Golden Gate Park and see the Conservatory of Flowers or the De Young Museum. Within a 5 minute walk you are either in the Haight Ashbury or Golden Gate Park. Public Transportation accessible via the bus ride on the 5 or the 21 bus to downtown to get to Muni or Bart in about 25 minutes. All major shopping, restaurants, cafes, etc within a short walking distance to the Haight Ashbury. Grocery stores near by include Lucky's, Trader Joes, Whole Foods or Haight Street Market. Also on every block in every direction of the flat are nice coffee shops. Vibrant neighborhood near all the art, culture and shopping one could ever desire!
::: The House :::
The home is a large flat shared by a couple that has the master bedroom and a home office. The artistic duo both live busy lives in and outside the home. Its a 4 bedroom flat and the other room mate is a female lawyer and the other female is doing her law internship.
Bath room has a shower and tub and is clean and private for you and your things. Laundry in the garage if needed. Each person gets their own drawer. However the plumbing is old in the house and we ask you make a concerted effort to clean up your hair from the drain/hair stopper we require, or avoid letting hair get down the drain at all by sticking it on the wall while showering then wiping off with toilet paper and putting it in the trash. Especially for women with lots of hair, must make a conscious effort, which I am sure is true for 99% of old SF homes.
Yes we have a fully stocked kitchen and anything is free for use. You can use our pots and pans and we have tons of tea that is community. Some room mates eat meat including Pork (cook bacon in the am) Some are strict vegetarians. We do separate cutting boards for meat and veggies and can accommodate anyone but we are not a strictly vegan or vegetarian house. Also 2 room mates are gluten free and one of the room mates tends to cook more than others but is very generous and shares a lot of food.
We hope to give you space in the fridge for your food and a shelf for your snacks. We want to make it comfortable for you.
If you have a car you can do street parking and its no permit parking on the park side of the Panhandle and you can park your car in front of our drive way.
Thanks for checking it out!
We are happy to answer questions. Etc.
Bike Parking & Laundry in the garage
clean bedding and sheets and towels
Use of fully stocked kitchen and some meat is cooked in the house but half of us are vegetarians
Watch TV in living room on Smart TV that has netflix and hulu
Smoking in the backyard or balcony
Family friendly environment
Interaction with Guests
We like to be social with our room mates and find a happy medium between totally being a hermit holed up in the room and being a personal psychologist and therapist for life's problems. We hope to have a warm, friendly and social environment and are happy to share information or a laugh, we want to be social and friendly. In this multi cultural household, we tend to be more social and look each other in the eye, say hello and good bye and have social interaction that is appropriate and not rude or withdrawn.
This is in the heart of the City, and the best location because you can take a walk in the Panhandle of Golden Gate Park and the park is 5 minute away with the Conservatory of Flowers, De Young Museum & the Academy of Science but the best part of all is a 5 minute walk to the historic Haight Ashbury neighborhood. Please research this online about why its important, think free love movement of the 60s with the rock and roll life style, etc. Don't be scared of the homeless youth on Haight Street. They are not that bad, but look terrible. God help them.
The 21 Hayes is right on the corner and its a 20 minute ride to downtown SF. We recommend the bicycle and not brining a car. Biking around is fun, cheap and easy.Not to mention much faster.
If you have to park, there is a lot of information. YOU DO NOT EVER leave ANYTHING in your car in SF ever, there are too many crack heads. Don't leave yourself vulnerable, ALWAYS read the signs for street cleaning, tow away and limitations and curb your wheels, even the slightest down or uphill grade can be a major ticket.
The neighborhood requires an L permit and you can contact the SFMTA about how to get a residential permit including a temporary pass. That means that any where in the City where a permit is required, between 8 am and 6pm its 2 hour parking. So you can move the car around if you can get parking. The good news however is that this flat does have the garage, so you can block our garage over night and have your car parked in front of the house and without worry, if we need to get out, we use the sidewalk and have developed good parking skills.
However there is available parking on first come first serve basis along the park side of the Panhandle on Fell Street that doesn't require a permit, but it fills up fast. The best thing to do is after street cleaning, circle the block and follow the street sweeping machine and as soon as it passes by pull in and park after the parking jerks have passed by to avoid a ticket. There is also no permit parking on Hayes street along the side where the John Adam's campus of City College is or the North side of Hayes.
The apartment says parking because you can block the drive way, but we don't offer you your own private garage spot.
If you need a garage spot in a secure location, one option is the Lucky's Supermarket on Fulton Street has a parking garage where you can get a spot.
If you are coming from the airport, the best thing to do is to get a Supper Shuttle and you can search it online, its about $20. Taking Bart is about $10 and you would take the bart from the airport to Civic Center, then take the 21 Hayes Bus. Taking a cab from the airport will cost about $45 or $50 bucks.
Other Things to Note
Our flat is dated and it has not been remodeled or upgraded so its not the most modern flat in the City. The carpet is a little bit old and the kitchen is screaming for an update. However we love the location.
Please take off your shoes when entering the house, shoes off policy.
Please compost all food items and recycle plastics and paper, glass and cans. Recycling is under the kitchen sink.
Please put your dishes in the washer or hand wash, don't leave in the sink.
Smoking outside in the backyard or front of the house, not in the house.
Bathroom is a shared environment. Please share and wipe off any hair. Please don't put hair down the drain. Limit showers to no more than 20 minutes. Please open the window to air out the bathroom after your shower and use the fan. Respect the common space and talk in quiet voices at night after midnight when folks are sleeping. Don't slam doors or close them too loudly please.
Simply the best house i ever know!
Gina is really frendly and helpful.
i stayed 1 month in this room and now i've a really good friend in SF.
If you're looking for a nice & clean house very close to Haight Ashbury, Alamo Square , golden gate Park and more You know the better way for that .
Gina was a nice and helpful host the room was like described and the bus stop is directly in front of the house.
Our stay with Gina was great! She was very friendly and helpful. The location of the apartment was pretty good too. At least it worked for us.
We had a great stay at Gina's place which is warm and welcoming. The rooms are nice, cosy and spacious and the apartment was really clean. She was kind and helpful even if she had a lot of stress with her job that week. Her boyfriend was also there and available when we needed him. Thank you Gina for having offered us a peaceful and interesting stay in San Francisco!
Gina was very nice and helpful!
The room was small, window to the kitchen, just a matress on the floor instead of a bed.
The location however was nice, walking distance to the Haight street and Golden Gate Park. To the center (Union Square) a 15-20 minutes bus ride.
While we were there 2 other rooms were also rented out, so it had a hostel feeling to it and got quite noisy in the mornings.
I had a great stay. Gina and her boyfriend were very friendly and fed me a nice breakfast, including some persian tea! I recommend. Ideal location.
Gina was very welcoming upon our arrival. Unfortunately we did not get in till later and had to leave early the next morning so we didn't get to spend a whole lot of time at the apartment.
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About the Host, Gina
A gypsy at heart living in the urban environment near the Haight Ashbury of San Francisco. Enjoy biking, community engagement, dance, traditional music culture etc. I run a non profit organization and am active with my boyfriend in the production of cultural programs through music and dance. I love bohemian and exotic things and enjoy drinking Persian tea with good company. I hope to share my home with nice guests where I can learn new things and share culture and a good laugh, and of course share the love of the fabulous city of San Francisco.