Come stay in your own artist-decorated, peaceful, bright garden studio apartment with a private, secure entrance, near hiking and biking trails, the beach, museums, parks and really any kind of restaurant you want. We love our city and if you want advice, we are excited to help you plan your trip.
What makes our place special:
*Privacy and quiet: You have a separate entrance (through garage) into your bright studio apartment, which includes a queen sized bed, closet, kitchenette, and full bathroom (all private).
*Access from the bedroom to the backyard
*Close proximity to nature and restaurants (see below)
*Complementary bottle of California wine, a snack to get you going, and coffee and tea.
*Notes about the space: This is a three-room studio apartment (bedroom, bath, kitchenette -see photos). The bedroom has a table and seating area good for 2 to share a meal, and the kitchenette is a small galley that includes the following amenities: small fridge, single-burner range, small counter-top oven/toaster oven, microwave, electric tea kettle. The bathroom has a shower but no tub. There is no TV in the space - we typically watch on our computer through the wireless.
We have a young son and we are up early in the morning. We don't wear shoes in the house, are quiet in the morning, and are out of the house most mornings by 7:30 am. We ask guests to comment on sound in the apartment, so please read reviews to get a sense of the place.
Absolutely NO SMOKING on the premises, and we CAN'T HOST SMOKERS in our house due to severe allergies.
CHECK-IN is after 5pm - we know this is late, but we need the time to clean the apartment. If you would like to come by early to drop off your bags and go explore, just let us know.
Parking: There is street parking that is reasonable (by San Francisco standards) which means that you may have to look for a few minutes and possibly park a block or two away.
We are located in a mecca for a large variety of restaurants. Our favorites, which are all within a 10 minute walk, include the reasonably-priced Bai Son (Thai), Mescolanza (Italian), Ton Kiang (Chinese/Dim Sum), Blufin Sushi, (unique Japanese/Sushi), La Vie Vietnamese Restaurant (Vietnamese-French) , John Cambell's Irish Bakery, (to-go Irish bakery), Gaspare's (family Italian joint), Tommy's (featuring the largest tequila selection on the West coast), Pizetta 211 (locally-sourced flatbread), Angelina's Cafe (breakfast/sandwiches), Gordo's Taqueria, (tacos and burritos), PPQ Dungeness Island (Vietnamese/CRAB!), Bill's Hamburger (best burger and malts in SF), Royal Ground Coffee (coffee shop). It would really be hard to get bored of the food options around here, because there are so many. We'd love to give advice after hearing what you're in the mood for.
2 blocks away is the 4-star Movie Theater, which shows indie and blockbuster films
Our favorite bars include Tommy's (where, if you ask, Julio will give you a introductory lesson on types and origins of tequila), Plough and Stars (an Irish Pub where you will find us on Sunday nights when people show up to play Irish music (seisiún)). Blackwell's Wines (tastings on Saturday from 2-6).
Nature and Parks
We live very close to some of San Francisco's best natural spots. Our favorites, which can be reached on foot, bike, or by bus/car are:
Land's End: beautiful hiking trail up on the cliff, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay. Lindsay hikes here most days, and loves how the weather (fog/clear) changes the view). ((website hidden))
Baker Beach: View of the bay, Golden Gate Bridge, and big waves. Ask Brian about his recent Elephant Seal rescue here! ((website hidden))
Ocean Beach: This long beach is a favorite for surfers (the 2011 Ripcurl Pro Search Surfing Event occurred in November). We like to bring coffee in the morning or burritos at sunset to walk and watch the waves and birds. There is also a hilarious (if you like dogs) event on Saturday mornings - small dog owners gather for a walk on the beach, and seeing hundreds of small dogs running around brings a smile to our faces every time. ((website hidden))
Golden Gate Park: From our place you can walk to the more natural part of the park (Stow Lake), open fields for picnics, and a short bus ride/bike/drive brings you to the museums. (http://www.golden-(email hidden)/)
Kid Parks: A few blocks away, appropriate for toddlers and older kids, is the Rochambeau Park. Our son has been pretty happy there!
Museums: The Legion of Honor, Cal Academy of Sciences and the DeYoung Museum and close by and easy to get to.
Hiking: We love how close good hiking is to our place. Good local hikes include the new Coastal Trail (starts at Baker Beach), Land's End, Golden Gate Park. We drive over the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin for a day hike most weekends and have maps and trail guides to share.
We can help you figure out where you want to go, but the 38 Geary Bus, which you pick up at the end of our block, is very convenient. It runs very regularly, early until late, and you can transfer ANYWHERE from this line - to all neighborhoods, museums, tourist attractions, etc. The bus brings you downtown (about a half hour), or out to Ocean beach.
We take public transportation from the San Francisco Airport, and Super Shuttle runs as well.
We look forward to sharing our home and this fabulous city with you. We love helping to plan non-touristy outdoorsy days for our guests. Please contact us with any questions you have about our place or your visit here.
We have a backyard (landscaping in progress), and you're welcome to use it for a morning coffee or afternoon drink.
We live upstairs so are almost always around and available to answer questions about the place and your visit to the area.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$625 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2081 /month|
|Check In:||5:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
Lindsey and Brian's cute studio served as a perfect home base for our California adventures. Close to main streets and the freeway without being too close or noisey. We appreciated the thought put into the suite, like the bottle of wine and toiletries. Quiet and lovely. Our only complaint was that the bed might have been too comfortable and perfect!
This place is great and very private. The are great hosts. Everything you need is there. They will go all the way out to make you feel at home. I'm so lucky to have choosen the place.
The room is very clean. You can't get more convienent then Linsay and Brian's place. Behind is Clement Streat and in the front is Geary. I drove and it's easy to find a parking even in the night time. I bet if you don't drive Geary buses will be able to take you everywhere.
I will come and stay with them next time I come back to San Francisco. Trust me the place is really that beautiful.
Thanks to Brian and Linsay. I truely enjoy my trip back to San Franscisco.
Lindsay and Brian are lovely hosts. They are cheerful and always available. The unit was a great base to explore the city.
I met only Brian during my three nights stay and he was really nice and hospitable. Their place was a great base for me to explore San Francisco. The apartment was clean, comfortable, and private. The apartment had everything I needed for my short stay! Highly recommended.
Very organized and very clean place to stay in a quiet area of San Francisco.
Likes: awesome SF introduction booklet with places to eat/things to do, friendly and helpful hosts, comfy bed, clean bathroom, convenient location with lots of food/amenities
Dislikes: the room gets a little cold in the SF winter but the space heater more than makes up for it
Overall a good place to stay, definitely recommended.
What a wonderful experience. Brian and Lindsay were great hosts for our short getaway. The apartment was clean, cozy, and private. Great location! We're thankful for such a great first experience with Airbnb!
Sadly, was so busy and schedules didn't line up so we were unable to meet Lindsay and Brian, but the communication via email was perfect and timely! The apt is very clean and well kept, in a great location right off Geary and Clement streets( 2 really underrated streets in SF in my opinion, you can find some of the most delicious Chinese food in this area, as well as more "hip" restaurants like pizzetta 211, Irish pubs and one of the best bookstores in the city, period). A quick bus ride or a longer walk will take you to the ocean and downtown as well! The good ol' 38 Geary! A delicious bottle of red wine and some nice granola bars were waiting for us upon arrival and greatly appreciated. We really enjoyed this place, plus the bed was insanely comfortable! :)
We met both Lindsay and Brian during our two night stay and they were really nice and hospitable. The studio is on the ground floor of their residence, with a separate entrance, which is private and you’re not disturbing the residents. The space is walking distance to Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, China Beach and Lands End. There are also lots of restaurants and coffee shops around the area. Lindsay and Brian include a helpful binder full of information to guide you to dining/entertainment/outdoor options. They also had a bottle of wine and granola bars for us.
The one downside about the space is the early morning noise from the residence above. They're aware, and apologetic, of the noise and provide earplugs and a white noise machine, which is helpful. The noise didn’t bother us too much, but if you're a light sleeper and/or like to sleep in, I would recommend staying elsewhere.
A very nice couple. A cute, clean, comfortable space.
This is a nice, clean apartment just around the corner from Clement Street and its multitude of Asian (and other) restaurants and shops, and only a 20-25 minute walk from the Clement Street main area between 10th and 5th Ave. Brian and Lindsay are very hospitable, and we had a very enjoyable stay.
Golden Gate Park is walking distance, and there is easy access to the #1, #2 and #38 Muni buses.
Very clean, comfortable studio with everything you may need. Cute, quiet neighborhood close to Golden Gate Park and a pretty close walk to Presidio. The studio is on the ground floor of the hosts residence. This is nice, because you're not staying in their actual living space so its very tidy, feels more like a guest house and they were also really flexible about check in time. The unfortunate bit about this place is the early morning noise from the residence above. They're aware of the noise, (kindly warned us at check in) and provide earplugs and a noise machine, however, If you're a light sleeper, I would not recommend staying here.