About this listing
My home, AKA The Lily Pad, is a beautiful San Francisco Victorian flat with a terraced garden, period detail and modern amenities. Safe(r), charming Bernal Heights location near the Mission offers the City's best weather combined with access to 101 and 280 freeways, public transportation (BART and MUNI), great restaurants, stores and markets. There is a large sunny park at the end of the block, and Bernal Heights Park is a moderately strenuous walk uphill with stunning City views.
In-unit washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, full bath with soaking tub, wireless internet and telephone line.
This listing is just for the living room with a comfortable queen sofabed, and shared use of common areas (vegetarian cooking only).
**Unfortunately, persons over 170 lbs may NOT find the sofabed comfortable. 9 out of 10 guests had no complaints about it, as you can see by the reviews.** I use a foam topper to make the bed a little bit cushier :)
The living room is next to the front door, with the option of a curtain hanging in the living room doorway for privacy. You will be sharing my home with my pup Lily and me - we offer and expect friendliness. I work from home some days. I am happy to give you some insider tips on enjoying SF and the Bay Area.
This eco-friendly home includes unique wine crate furniture in the kitchen, recycling and compost bins, gas fireplace, CFL & LED lighting and green cleaning products. We even have a compost pile in the backyard that you may use (instructions provided upon request). Terraced garden leads to upper deck with City views.
My dog Lily (a bichon-poodle mix who doesn't shed) will greet you at the door and will happily curl up next to you. She sometimes barks but is so cute that hardly matters, unless you are a light sleeper. You're also right above the garage and will occasionally hear the garage door opening & closing.
1. You will have space to hang clothes in the armoire in the dining room.
2. You are welcome to use the dining table as a desk & leave papers, laptop, etc there.
3. The bathroom is shared with me. I designate a shelf in the medicine cabinet for guests.
Interaction with Guests
I am happy to visit with you over a cup of tea or glass of wine, and will share my knowledge about SF and the greater Bay Area. I generally give guests complete privacy in the living room, and I often retreat to my bedroom during guest visits.
There is something magical about Bernal Heights. The architecture, views, hidden stairways, parks, dogs and friendly neighbors make it a joy!
The neighborhood is easily accessed by BART (to/from the airport and downtown) and SF MUNI bus lines.
No high heels; thanks for protecting my softwood floors.
No parties, but you may bring a friend or relative by if they leave before 10:30 pm.
"Quiet hours" 10pm-9 am
Turn heat/HVAC down to 64 degrees (or off) when leaving for over 30 minutes. Thermostat is in coat closet, bedroom side.
Please try your best to follow basic recycling and (food waste) composting sorting as outlined on signage.
No pets, sorry.