Beautiful Victorian -Bernal Heights

Apartment - Private room · Precita Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110, United States
Your host, Ilana
12 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

*Please note the "street view" shown is not my street; it's a couple of blocks away. My street is one lane, one way and only has small homes.*
My home, AKA The Tree House, 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; outdoor hot tub (heated upon request), 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. 6 out of 7 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 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.

Guest Access

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Pull-out Sofa
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Security Deposit: $250
Cleaning Fee: $25
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Ilana is very nice and warm. She made me feel at home. I did not get to spend much time in the apartment since I was attending a conference;
    However I felt at ease there. Ilana was great at interacting when I wanted to
    Do so and respectful of my time alone when I needed it.
    The neighborhood Us safe and a short walk to public transportation and
    The Mission district, Valencia St. Going downtown is a 10-15
    Minute ride through Bart.
    I would recommend her place and go back.

    June 2014
  • Ilana was not at home when I stayed at her Apartment. The Treehouse is a very beautiful place situated in a great neighborhood. I really enjoyed staying there.

    June 2014
  • Illana was great - very friendly and very accommodating. Her apartment is lovely and she'll effectively give you the entire living room to yourself, and very nice/clean bathroom with a lovely backward!!
    Lily, her dog, is also awesome.

    May 2014
  • Ilana (email hidden). I enjoyed staying in her beautiful and well-appointed apartment.

    May 2014
  • My flight was delayed by a day and Ilana was very nice in adjusting her schedule to make it work and meet (email hidden). I loved the neighborhood - walking distance to great coffee and food!

    April 2014
  • This was my first experience with Airbnb and really like the site, easy to navigate with helpful information. I was in San Francisco for 2 nights attending a conference and I wanted to be able to park my car. leave it for the weekend and walk to my destination My three selections got narrowed down to one and Illana was very responsive to all my questions about parking, etc. She was even willing to me meet me once I found a parking spot just 2 blocks form her house and drive me to where I needed to be the first night. Her house is located in a very nice neighborhood, and easy to find. After experiencing a somewhat challenging first night on her sofa bed, Ilana graciously offered me her own bed for the second night which I thought was very kind of her.(And she has offered a discount on my next visit to make up for it) I was much looking forward to using the hot tub on Saturday night after a long day of sitting in a conference, but discovered that it was empty and non operational. A minor disappointment. Because I was gone most of the day, I really did not have much time to spend with Ilana but she is a warm and responsive host who wants to make sure you have an enjoyable stay."

    November 2013
  • Our stay in the treehouse was everything that was promised and more. Bernal Heights is a lovely neighbourhood, quiet and grassy, but close to good bus routes and the Bart so easy access everywhere. Some great local restaurants and shops. The flat was beautiful, everything was spotless and the bed comfy. We were lucky enough to meet up will Ilana who (email hidden). Her style and charm are evident throughout her home. It was also great to meet Lily… We would thoroughly recommend Ilana's home (email hidden) to stay…

    October 2013
  • Awesome host and house! Ilana was very communicative and thoughtful. The house is beautiful and in a very enchanted area of SF. There is also a peaceful garden and hot tub (latter which I didn't get to try, but I'm sure it's wonderful too!) Lilly the lovely poodle was also icing on the cake. Thumbs up!

    October 2013
  • Wonderful, excellent host, will stay again. :)

    September 2013
  • Really great stay. My first Airbnb experience. Much appreciation to Ilana for her hospitality and lovely home. The description and reviews left me with a very accurate expectation, thanks to all you who reviewed before me. Also the neighborhood is really nice, which was comforting as I was riding my bike up to the Wisdom 2.0 conference at The Concourse Exhibition Center. Easy.

    February 2013
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Lick - Wilmerding High School, Boston University, Smith College, HUC-JIR
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I am a native San Franciscan and am proud to share my home with you. I have worked in the environmental field for over 10 years and am active in the local Jewish community. I love going on outdoor adventures in the Bay Area, from hiking and biking to stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking. I have a sweet little dog named Lily who would be happy to cuddle with you if you are just renting the sofabed/living room. Favorite travel destinations: Israel, Hawaii, Galapagos, Guatemala, snowy mountains. I think my home reflects my personality- a mix of traditional with eco-chic and modern accents. I have a vegetable plot in the garden and get along very well with my condo neighbor upstairs; we share responsibility for the yard and hot tub.
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