About this listing
This room normally is used as a home office and music studio where private lessons are taught. Enjoy being surrounded by beautiful percussive instruments from all around the world and an eclectic collection of books on exotic topics.
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.
Please note this is a shared environment, we live here and this is our home, we are opening it to you to be a guest. Sometimes we are around and have time to talk it up, sometimes we are running to an event and won't have time to hang out and socialize. We try to be friendly and social but also live our lives. If you don't like something, please let us know, we strive to please, if something doesn't meet your satisfaction, please tell us not write negative reviews without us knowing you are not happy.
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. Sometimes people need a lot of support, we encourage if you can look at google maps and familiarize yourself with the neighborhood and the location, near the Haight Ashbury and Golden Gate Park.
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.
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. There is a document we can share that describes every detail of parking, which are many.
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.
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: http://www.sfmta.com/services/permits-citations/parking-permits 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: http://sanfrancisco.bestparking.com/
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.
Please do a map survey of the area around the Panhandle before you arrive and be generally orientated about the neighborhood.
Please take your shoes off when in the house.
Please compost all of your food items, recycle all paper and plastics.
Compost is on the counter to the right of the sink and trash and recycling are under the sink.
Put all of your dishes in the dishwasher instead of leaving it in the street.
Limit showers to 20 minutes and don't let the hair go down the drain, throw it in the trash with a piece of tissue to avoid clogs.
No smoking in the house, in the back yard or in the front of the house.
Please let us know how we can make your stay more comfortable.
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.