Bright studio apartment with bay windows facing south. Queen bed & fold away cot or mattress on floor for third person. Refrigerator, microwave, slow cooker, induction burner, etc. Half wall separates kitchen from bed. Washer & dryer; TV. Easy street parking, close to buses & BART. Quiet street & neighborhood; short walk to restaurants, shops, bars, cafes. Gourmet food shop, bike rental shop, organic grocery store nearby with deli take out items like sushi, salads, roast chicken.
Large studio apartment in a Victorian house with private entrance and free all day street parking. This is not a luxury unit, nor a modern one. Good choice for people who want to cook some light meals at home; take public transportation around the city or to & from the airport; or park a car all day. Best for two people; however, it can sleep three (with fold out cot or mattress on floor for third person).
Main room features a hardwood floor & big bay window facing south with city view. There is a table with chairs by the bay window. Closet, chest of drawers and flat screen tv. For a 3rd person, I have a cot which can be set up in the main room or hallway & folded up during the day; or twin mattress.
There is also a refrigerator, microwave and induction burner at one end of the room partially walled off from the sleeping area. Ample cooking gear, dishes, etc. A small washing machine & dryer for your use in adjoining room.
Carpeted hallway leads back to the new bathroom; it has a tiled shower and floor and toilet with bidet wash function. There are 2 steps to get into the bathroom. Bathroom ceiling height is about 6 ft 4 inches. Super quiet ventilation fan and 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). Bus at corner on Crescent (#23) goes to BART station, 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 panoramic 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 apartment and basement laundry area.
Interaction with guests
There is convenient lockbox 24-hour check-in. I live upstairs and am happy to answer any questions guests might have about transportation, restaurants, etc. Ring my doorbell or text or phone me.
Other things to note
Ground level apartment, but note there are six steps, in 2 stages, leading from sidewalk up to the apartment front door.
If you come back late and can't find parking on my street, try Agnon or Holly Park. Also, PLEASE READ THE STREETS SIGNS. 4 days a month (2nd & 4th Mondays & Thursdays) there is street cleaning 8 to 10 am & you must park on correct side of the street or else get up at 8 and move the car; or you may get a ticket. San Francisco Registration # STR (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Absolutely no smoking inside the house or on back deck. No drugs; no overnight visitors; no loud music or parties; no pets.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
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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.