About this listing
Come enjoy our large studio apartment in San Francisco's charming and convenient Bernal Heights neighborhood! You're sure to enjoy having your own cozy and private apartment with a romantic gas fireplace, wood and stone floors and artistic decor.
Once a corner store the apartment has been tastefully remodeled to make it a very comfortable living space. It consists of one very large room plus an attractive bathroom and a closet. There are separate areas for sleeping, dining, cooking, working and relaxing. The kitchenette has a fridge, two burners, a microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker and filtered water on tap, as well as all the kitchenware and tableware you may need. The bed has a very comfortable new queen size mattress. It's quite romantic, but you can also sleep an additional two people on the comfortable fold down sofa. You'll have the use of wireless DSL internet and widescreen dish TV with blu ray. The apartment is completely separate from our living space so you'll have it all to yourself. It has a grand and gracious yet completely comfy feel.
We like to host visitors and we'll be happy to give you information and tips on request. You'll love our neighborhood where you'll find some of the city's sunniest weather, best affordable restaurants, great views and easy parking. Street parking is safe and generally available either right outside or on the block. The house is on a quiet residential street two blocks from Bernal Hill Park, which has spectacular views of the city and The Bay. Our electricity comes from solar panels on the roof!
Everything you need is a short walk away on Cortland Street including quality interesting and affordable restaurants, cafes, bars, groceries, shops, services, two bakeries, a bookstore, a library, even an art gallery! There's also a farmer's market nearby on Saturdays, and two lovely parks. We love our neighborhood which is so friendly and livable!
Transportation to Downtown (about 3 miles to Civic Center) or any of the San Francisco attractions is easy with frequent buses. Two minutes from the front door you can catch a MUNI bus to the nearby BART (underground) station. Or take a walk over Bernal Hill to BART and the Mission District and see some amazing views of the city and the Bay. Freeway access is nearby and easy.
It's a private apartment with a private entrance. It's all yours!
Interaction with Guests
We're available as needed, but we wait to be asked after our initial meeting.
Interesting, safe, convenient, beautiful, quiet. The best place to live in SF!
You'll be within a block of two bus lines. There's plenty of free parking where we are.
Other Things to Note
Hosting on airbnb allows us to spend more time doing our art and music. We are happy to share this space that has been so enjoyable for so many people from all over the world!
Please follow our house rules:
No smoking inside the apartment.
No candles or open flames.
No loud music or partying, especially after 10:30 PM
Be gentle with the wood furniture and softwood floors. Always use coasters for hot drinks. Definitely no spikey high heels inside. Shoes off at the door is coziest!
If you've had the heat up (gas fireplace) please turn it down when you go out..
Clean up in the kitchen if you use it.
Books, art, dvd's, cassettes, tableware, etc. are not to be removed.
Gas fireplace is really warm and cozy. Widescreen tv with Dish and Blu-ray. Great workstation too!
My stay here was an overall pleasant experience. Mike and Nic have a lovely and spacious home that is in a nice location. It is near the Mission area which has a lot of restaurants and bars. Hosts were a little inflexible with check out times, but we're otherwise good; although there was minimal contact with them, which may be good or bad depending on what you desire. Also, the whole studio is yours so there is definitely privacy.
It was a great experience! We love the location! It is literally a 1 minute Walk to one of the best views in the city. The space was great for what we were needing and they accommodated us so quickly. We honestly have no complaints and will definitely be staying here again when visiting San Francisco!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this charming apartment. It was in a cool location, within walking distance of lots of fun restaurants. I loved the décor, and it was very comfortable. Would definitely recommend it.
I enjoyed my 5-night stay in Mike and Nic's lodging very much. The location turned out to be extremely quiet, with no noise whatsoever at night. The mattresses were very comfortable, including the futon, and there was plenty of space Mike greeted us when we arrived, and we
also enjoyed meeting Nic -- both were available if needed, and easy to reach. However, we never needed anything, as everything one would need was right there, including basic kitchen essentials,
as well as some light snacks. The location worked out very well,
since there was s bus stop less than a minute from the front door (which brought us to the 24th St. BART station), and another bus line two blocks downhill on Cortland. Moonlight Cafe on Cortland was a delightful place for breakfast, as was Precita Park Cafe (a little farther but still very walkable). I had not stayed in this area before, so it was fun getting acquainted with this neighborhood on the south side of Bernal Heights, and exploring the convenient transportation options. Thank you very much, Mike and Nic!
This is a wonderfully warm and welcoming space! It's thoughtfully put together, very clean, and I had everything I needed for a great stay. The location was perfect, the hosts were responsive and kind, the bed was very comfortable, and parking was easy! I will definitely return the next time I'm in SF. Thanks, Mike and Nic!
Mike and Nic have a lovely apartment, the photos are very accurate. The neighbourhood is quiet, safe and well-connected. There are lots of shops, bars and cafes a short walk away and a really convenient bus down to Mission just up the road. Mike and Nic were away during our visit so we didn't get a chance to meet them, but they were very helpful via email. We had a minor breakage and they immediately organised for someone to come by and repair it. Very good hosts with a wonderful property.
About the Host, Mike And Nic
Life is a play so enchanting! Mike is a songwriter/ musician/ carpenter. Nic is a painter/ trash fashion designer/ musician.
We're friendly and easygoing.
Nic and I met in Italy and we love to travel to visit friends and family. We also love to see beautiful views, historic places, great museums and different cultures. We really love being outdoors in nature. Nature is divine! We're vegetarian and non-smoking. Our space in SF is listed as 'Grand and Cozy 20's Bernal Studio'. Please come check it out!