About this listing
Comfortable guest room with private bath in our beautiful penthouse. Located just above the Castro with easy connections to transit and free and easy parking on the street. Quiet, yet convenient and right in the heart of San Francisco!
Great McRoskey airflex queen bed with a private bath in our beautiful penthouse. Located just above the Castro, our apartment has a stunning view down the center of Market street to the Ferry building.
Available nightly or for up to one week
Free self-serve breakfast includes coffee, tea, and cold cereals
Free wireless internet and large basic cable tv in room
Free and generally easy (I am not lying!) street parking
Private tub/shower combo full bath next to bedroom
Shared use of living room and deck
Iron and ironing board available
Hairdryer, soap, shampoo, and all linens provided
Coin-operated washer and dryer in building
As our guest, we are happy to provide other amenities as we are able!
Enjoy our fabulous deck and breakfast in our dining room plus the Room & Bath, of course.
Interaction with Guests
We are delighted to leave you on your own or have a glass of wine and conversation. We can also help you plan your exploration of our beautiful City. My partner Colleen and I have lived in San Francisco for many years and love welcoming folks to our home. We can make sure you figure out transit and find your way to wonderful restaurants, unexpected and hidden gems of "Baghdad by the Bay", museums, and fun. If you love opera, theater and/or classical music, we can order single tickets for you using our subscription discounts and perhaps provide you with some live music using our 5'11" grand piano.
We are on the lower part of Twin Peaks on Upper Market just above the Castro district. The Castro is lively and exciting 24 hours a day with bustling bars, cafes and shopping. It's also safe, yet exciting!
Bring your walking shoes and make San Francisco your gym! It is a 15 minute walk down to Castro & Market where most major MUNI lines (K,L,M,T,S and F-Market historic street cars) converge. If you don't want to hike back up the hill, the 33 Stanyan busline is only one relatively flat block away and the 37 Corbett drops off right behind the building. The 33 also connects you easily with UCSF, the Haight, and Golden Gate Park and heads to the Mission District and Potrero Hill in the opposite direction. This is truly in the center of San Francisco and all the major attractions are easily accessed by transit or you can drive here and have easy, free parking, no neighborhood permits necessary.
Other Things to Note
Parking is on the street, but it is FREE (no neighborhood permit required) and easy!
Since this is an apartment building, we keep things pretty quiet as a courtesy to our neighbors, especially late at night. Also, we have two adorable parakeets who live in the dining room and do fly about for a little while in the mornings. Sometimes we also have our adorable, yet easygoing and quiet, God-dog Charlie here, so this is probably not the right place for you if allergies or animals are a problem. At other times, Charlie's cousin Sugar visits us too. Both dogs are very well-mannered. All our animals love guests who love them! We are very environmentally-conscious and invite our guests to join us in composting, recycling, and being responsible about the use of water and electricity. We hope you will feel at home here!
We enjoyed our stay so much! Melinda is a great host who offers the best insider tips! The apartment and the room are perfect,too!
Bei Melinda und Colleen hatten wir eine angenehme Zeit. Es hat uns an nichts gefehlt und alles war genauso, wie in Melinda's Beschreibungen. Melinda hat uns über wichtige Dinge informiert, was das Parken anging. Spezielle Reifenstellung am Hang, Straßenreinigung etc. . Lage der Wohnung war perfekt. Ausstattung auch. Sauberkeit auch. Aussicht spitze . Der Blick auf das Lichtermeer des nächtlichen San Francisco ist traumhaft. Verkehrsanbindung optimal.
Zum Frühstück gab es zwei Sorten Müsli und die erheiternde Gesellschaft von Scout, dem süßen Wellensittich.
Melinda und Colleen haben uns auch gerne Tipps für Ausflüge oder Restaurants oder öffentlichen Nahverkehr gegeben. Melinda hat auch viele Tipps und die Hausregeln schriftlich verfasst, so dass man sie in Ruhe lesen kann. Zwei Clipper-Cards waren ebenfalls schon vorhanden. Die mussten wir nur am Automaten in der Metro-Station aufladen und konnten sofort unkompliziert los fahren.
Wi-Fi vorhanden. Sehr schnelles Upload.
Gewöhnungsbedürftig war es für uns, die wir Wasser im Überfluss haben, Wasser zu sparen. Aber das war nicht störend, sondern eine andere Erfahrung.
Der Bereich rund um das Castro-Theater ist super schön, lebhaft und bunt. Und ideal auch zu Fuß zu erreichen.
Gesamtfazit: Wir waren zufrieden.
Melinda was an excellent host. The apartment was very clean and beautifully decorated, room was just as advertised. Close to public transport making the whole city very reachable. We also loved pet bird Scout keeping us company during our breakfast! Would definitely recommend staying here during your visit to San Francisco.
Melinda was a very welcoming host. The room and private bathroom were perfect. You are a small 10 minute walk away from an amazing neighborhood (castro) and the public transport.
Tip: go to fishermans warf, rent a bike there and cycle acros golden gate bridge.
Great bedroom and private bathroom, great view from the deck, free parking on the street, cereals and coffee for breakfast!!
Melinda and Colleen gave us a great start of our SF visit! They were very friendly and helpful, and made us feel at home with the space for privacy with our own bath+bedroom.
Their apartment is clean, spacious and has a wonderful view, located with short walking distance to the Castro. Their focus on recycling is inspiring, and they have great taste in coffee.
We would stay there again!
Melinda and Colleen made us feel very welcome and comfortable when we arrived. Melinda greeted us at the door and gave us a tour of the place before leaving us to settle in. Their apartment is very spacious and beautiful, and we appreciated the privacy of our own space and the bathroom which was right next to our room. Street parking was easy and convenient (remember to kerb your tires when parking on the hills!), and we had no problems getting around via public transport either — MUNI bus and metro stops were all within walking distance. The neighbourhood was a safe one, and we had no qualms walking around at night. It's a great place to stay (amazing view too) if you're the city by the bay!
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About the Host, Melinda
I live in San Francisco, but my soul is usually hovering somewhere above the high deserts of New Mexico. Music is my first language, but I speak a smattering of Spanish and am fairly fluent in operatic Italian and German. I am dangerously over-educated with a B.A. in Music from Rice University, an M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. from Drew University. My wife Colleen and I have been together for over 13 years and love to travel - especially to places where great music is to be found. We have rented apartments in Rome and Paris and spent a magical week on an olive farm in Fiesole. We regularly go to Santa Fe for the opera and chamber music festival and to Sea Ranch to practice the restorative pursuits of cooking, reading, hiking, and napping. When I was in high school, I was given a letter opener with this phrase from the prayer of St. Francis and I think it fits me: "Where there is sadness, let me sow joy".