About this listing
Bright & sunny studio apartment with city view, full kitchen. Up a few steps to door. Queen bed; remodeled bathroom. Easy street parking; close to many buses,BART (goes to airport). Quiet street but short walk to restaurants, shops, bars, cafes etc.
Sunny studio apartment in a Victorian house with private entrance and free all day street parking. This is not a luxury apartment, nor an ultra modern one. Good choice for people who want to cook some meals at home; take public transportation around the city or to & from the airport; or park a car.
Main room features a big bay window facing south with city view. Hardwood floor, small kitchen with gas stove, full size refrigerator, microwave, dishes and cookware. There is a table with two large leaves to extend it. Closet, chest of drawers and flat screen tv. I have an Aero bed for babies; no extra charge if your child is 3 or younger.
Carpeted hallway leads back to the renovated bathroom; it's about 7 x 11 feet and has a tiled shower and floor; toilet with warmed seat and bidet functions. Bathroom ceiling height is about 6 ft 4 inches. Super quiet ventilation fan. Good forceful showerhead.
The neighborhood is safe and quiet. Easy street parking unless you come back late at night, in which case you may have to walk a couple of blocks--try Holly Park or Agnon St. (I have lived here over thirty years, with car, using street parking). Close to 3 or 4 buses; and you can walk to the Glen Park BART (subway) station, which goes to the airport or downtown. Short bus ride (#14) to Mission district (the bus runs all night, saving you parking $) or to downtown (30 minutes). You can get downtown in about 20 minutes with the 14R bus--check stop times on internet because it doesn't run as frequently as the 14. Bus at corner (#23) goes directly to the Zoo and the beach. The #49 bus takes you to Fisherman's Wharf ( 50 minutes). And the #24 bus on Cortland takes you to the Castro district.
The neighborhood, Bernal Heights, has a village feel to it. Be sure to walk to Cortland Avenue, where you will find a good organic grocery store, coffee shops, bookstore, bank, library, art gallery and Italian, Mexican, Chinese, California, Japanese and other restaurants. Check out Heartfelt, a cute gift shop with unique items and walk to the top of Bernal Hill to get a great view of the city. Visit the Farmer's Market on Saturday and Flea Market on Sunday at the end of Crescent Avenue (walk or take #23 bus).
The studio apartment.
Interaction with Guests
I greet guests when they arrive and show them around the apartment. I check with them the next day to see if they need anything. I live upstairs and am happy to answer any questions guests might have about the neighborhood.
Bernal Heights neighborhood has a friendly, village feel, with interesting shops and good restaurants, including a café and a library with internet access. There is also a bicycle shop where you can rent an electric bike ($85 all day, 24 hours). Flea market on Sundays and Farmer's market on Saturdays are nearby. Climb Bernal Hill for a fantastic view of the city.
Street parking is free and (usually) easy. Also plenty of public transportation--you can take the subway to and from the airport or to go downtown. Several nearby buses go to all parts of the city--the #14 to downtown and Embarcadero; the #23 to Ocean Beach and Zoo; the #24 to Castro area; the #49 to Fisherman's Wharf.
Other Things to Note
Ground level apartment, but note there are a few steps leading up to the apartment door.
3-day minimum booking except when only two consecutive days are available.
Absolutely no smoking inside the house. No drugs; no overnight visitors; no loud music or parties; no pets.
Please recycle--paper bag in the apartment is for all paper, hard plastic, aluminum cans, etc. Be sure to turn the heat off when you leave the apartment.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
Rita was welcoming and the apartment was perfect for our weekend in the city. We had no trouble parking our rental car, but were also able to easily catch the bus into the city when we wanted.
Rita made us feel very welcome and we could not have been happier with the accommodations!
Rita greeted us with the key and she was very friendly and helpful. The apartment was very comfortable and clean and quiet for a city apartment. It was a lovely 8-10 minute walk to very good restaurants and coffee shops. And it was very easy access to 101 and 280. I would definitely stay here again.
It's a lovely, clean space and located in a nice area of town. Not in the hustle and bustle of the city, but a quick walk to the BART and a short ride you are right in the middle of it all. Rita was very accommodating as our arrival time was delayed by over 2 hours.
Fun neighbourhood with a sweet little park just up the hill, lots of lovely restaurants within walking distance (The Nepalese was fantastic!) It's only a ten minute drive to Union Square and not that much further to Fisherman's wharf. San Fran is a wonderful place! A little hard to park at times due to the temporary road work going on outside the building.
Rita was a nice host and apartment was very comfortable with a great bathroom and everything one would need for a stay in the city. I had a car during my stay and everything was a 10-15 minute distance from the apartment. Unfortunately I didn't have time to see the neighborhood, but it seemed nice and safe. Thank you Rita!
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About the Host, Rita
Cheerful casual person who likes,travel, good food, theater, movies, bridge. Hablo espanol (poco), parlo italiano, je parle francais (un peu). I've traveled to Italy, France, Holland, Switzerland, England, Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada and Japan. I lived in Milan for a year teaching English. Majored in English and usually have a good novel on my Kindle. Grew up on the East Coast and lived in New York for a year and then moved to Maine where I raised goats and organic strawberries. Have lived in San Francisco for over thirty years and now sell vintage linens & clothes on Etsy (LovelyOldLinens) and host for airbnb.