Lovely Private Space in Music Room

Apartment - Private room · Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States
Gina
Your host, Gina
10 Reviews
Response rate: 52%
Response time: a few days or more

The Space

Located near the Panhandle in SF in the heart of the City, this space is a quiet and chill space to enjoy the City and experience all the offerings room is in a 4 room flat. Its a normal size room that faces the front of the house towards the street where you can sit at a large desk and browse out at the street and watch the people go by. It has a full size bed that comfortably sleeps 2 people. If you have more people in your group, you can squeeze someone on a fold out bed or they can crash in the living room.

The flat has a big living room to hang out and enjoy, wifi and fully stocked kitchen. In the morning enjoy coffee or tea. The bathroom has a shower and bath and is shared with 2 other girls.

Experience the best the City has to offer at this great flat!

Within a 5 minute walk, you are in the Haight Ashbury, a very vibrant and awesome place for all kinds of restaurants, shops, bars, cafes, etc. Also within a 5 minute walk is Golden Gate Park to all the sights and institutions like the Academy of Science or the De Young Museum. Easily public transportation accessible via the Muni bus, get downtown on the 21 bus line in 20 minutes. The bus picks up and drops off right in front of the apartment.

This flat is a multi cultural household with many languages and we all love art, culture, music, poetry, and community. We may share a laugh or some TV Time or have a very quiet night at home, but in general you can be sure of a social and friendly environment.

The room is usually used as a home office and music room for a professional musician but during this time the room will be available as your own private destination. Its filled with eastern instruments from India and Iran and around the world, mostly percussive stuff as the musician is a professional percussionist.

Feel free to ask us any questions. We hope to make you have a fun and comfortable stay.

Guest Access

Great room and clean environment in the central part of the city and a good place to rest your tired bones.

Interaction with Guests

We want to be social and interact, say hi and bye and have proper, polite, standard norms of social skills and appropriate American behavior and interaction. We also have busy lives and respect your privacy.

The Neighborhood

We are in the historic Haight Asbury neighborhood, 5 minute walk to the Panhandle and into Golden Gate park and the Haight Ashbury area. Located in the heart of the City, this apartment is a great location due to it being central and there isn't a lot of homeless around here that make the streets gross like so many other places.

Getting around

We are right by the 21 Hayes bus that goes downtown in 25 mins or the 43 Masonic bus.

Other Things to Note

Here is parking info. We are a little tired explaining this so many times so ask you to read this. We don't provide a private parking space, you can find street parking okay, the weekends are easier.

We also encourage you to go car free and take public transport, use ride share aps, and walk. You don't really need a car in SF, and even better is getting a bicycle and biking around.

In front of the house there is a parking permit requirement, but around the neighborhood, especially along Fell Street you can find no permit parking.

In the permitted area in front of the house, its 2 hour parking.

Parking Information:

If you have a car in San Francisco, don’t ever leave anything visible in your car, don’t leave anything in your car what so ever, ever! Why? Because there is a lot of homeless people and drug addicts cruising the streets looking for something to steal and even a phone charger or sweatshirt left on the back seat is a reason for a crack head to break open your car window. Don’t leave anything of value in the car ever, never and watch out.

Also read the signs! You never park your car in SF and just walk away, you have to make sure that you read about all the various limitations on parking. You have to see that there is a lot of restrictions between Permit Parking, limited time, no parking tow away and street cleaning.

On Hayes Street in front of the apartment street cleaning is on Tuesday morning from 8-10 am. Notice also on Masonic that there is tow away on the east side 6-8 am and on the west side by the college tow away 4-6 pm M-F.

The best thing is to find parking along the Panhandle on the park side, not the side of the street where the homes are, but along the park of Fell Street. This has street too so watch the signs.

For longer term stays, In front of the apartment is permit parking. Its an L Permit and you can get a residential permit via the SFMTA and you can see all the details at their website: (website hidden) so you would have to put your phone bill or something in the address of the apartment and get a permit.

Be sure to curb your wheels. If you are going downhill you need to curb your wheels towards the curb and if you are going even slightly uphill you need to curb your wheels away from the curb.

You can partially block the driveway of the apartment. The host will show you exactly where. Don’t ever ever block even one inch of a driveway, you can block the 1827 Hayes Street address, but not the neighbor's. Gina can show you exactly where. The neighbors are very weird and kinda mean people who will call and get you a $90 ticket even if you park one inch in their driveway, so we have to be really careful about them.

Hayes Street is permit parking from 8 am to 6 pm, that means if you are there over night, you have to leave the spot by 10 am. Be sure to note street cleaning on Tuesday from 8-10 am. On Masonic you can’t park from 4-6 pm, so just watch what you are doing, pay attention and use common sense.

There is no permit parking along Fell Street along the Panhandle. This is along the parkside. Translation, there is two sides of Fell Street. One is the park and the other is houses, along the park side of the panhandle you can have parking available on a first come, first serve basis. If you are lucky enough to find a spot, you can park there all day without needing a permit. Just read the signs for street cleaning. The best technique! Right after Street cleaning, move your car.

Don’t want to fuss and feel like renting a garage? There is also a parking lot at the Lucky’s market on the corner of Fulton and Masonic where you can pay for parking.

There is also this website for whatever its worth: (website hidden)

Blocking our drive way is fine because we can maneuver our own car out of the garage using the sidewalk. However street cleaning still applies.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $40 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $550 /week
Monthly Price: $1800 /month
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 11:00 AM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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  • Gina was very accommodating, and willing to offer some tips when the internet failed us. The room and bathroom were clean, and comfortable. Loved the bus stop just outside, and the wealth of good restaraunts in the haight. Coffee shopping and the ease of any direction in the city definetly bonuses. Things close early, so beware!

    June 2014
  • Gina and her roommates were great. They were so helpful. The music room where I stayed was super clean and light. The kitchen newly remodeled. The bathroom spotless. I had no problem finding a parking place after Gina told me where to look. But, the best part for me was the location. It was close to my medical appointments at UCSF. Thank you, Gina, for opening your home. I look forward to returning.

    June 2014
  • The flat was comfortable with a great location. Gina was hugely helpful and welcoming. I had a great time here!

    January 2014
  • that was one of my best trips ever:) gina and pezhham were s(phone number hidden)amazing.they showed me everything and new years eve was sooo great. i will come back for sure and hope you both will visit me in germany,thanks for everything and hope to see you soon.hugzzz v

    January 2014
  • My stay at Gina's place was a last minute booking because a planned house swap was cancelled 10 days before my departure. I now know how lucky I was that the girl cancelled, because I ended up in the absolutely right place for me and my language, culture, health and yoga practicing stay. Gina is such a wonderful, energetic, interesting and generous women - I couldn't even have wished for more or better! I got all kinds of information whenever I needed it, a good coffee and chat in the morning,and definitely always a smile and a friendly word. Sometimes we would hang out together watching one of our favorite series, sometimes I was even invited to come to interesting events organized by the neighbourhood organisation she works for. So - she not only made made my day - she made my stay! THANKS!!! Plus: Her place is very conveniently located in the Panhandle. Lots of buses and nice places in walking distance, e.g. Buena Vista Park where I spent not only once a couple of hours to enjoy the beautiful blue birds, the squirrels, the huge eucalyptus trees and the gorgeous view of GG bridge. Nice cafés are one block up and one block down from here, and places to grab something to eat are also easily to find. I really hope to be able to come again and spend a longer time in my "second home" in SF.

    October 2013
  • Nice and comfortable room. Gina was friendly and helpful.

    August 2013
  • I had a wonderful stay at Gina's place. She and Pezh are very nice and careful. They helped me a lot with my lost luggage. They showed me around right after my arrival and took me to some of the greatest places in SF. It was a wonderful private sightseeing tour, thank you so much or that! Moreover, the location of the apartment is awesome! It is only a 5 minutes walk to Haight Ashbury, 10 minutes to Alamo Square, 20 minutes to Golden Gate Park and 30 minutes to Downtown. You could also take the bus which goes in front of the building and takes you to Downtown in 15 minutes. It costs only $2 for the whole day. Another important aspect is that the area is super save. I am a woman and I travelled alone and I have never had any problem coming home late.
    All in all, Gina and Pezh are great hosts, very considerate and kind. The apartment is in a perfect location to explore the city and all the famous sights. Thanks again!

    August 2013
  • Gina was a great host. She gave us some great sight seeing tips and made sure that we feel comfortable and welcome. She was always available when we had questions. I would stay with her again!

    August 2013
  • We enjoyed our stay in the sunny music room. The house was very clean, and tenants were friendly. We would love to come back for Outside Lands music festival next year!

    August 2013
  • Gina was an amazing host! She went above and beyond our expectations, making us coffee and breakfast in the morning, taking me to the car rental location, and more. Her roommates are great people as well. With all that said, I would highly recommend Gina's place to anyone visiting San Fran.

    July 2013
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School
San Diego State University
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Running a neighborhood non profit organization in the Yerba Buena
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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.
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