Private, quiet studio near nature!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · 22nd Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121, United States
Lindsay And Brian
Your host, Lindsay And Brian
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The Space

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)

*Wireless Internet

*Complementary bottle of California wine, a snack to get you going, and coffee and tea.

*Allergy-proof mattress/bedding

*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 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.

Guest Access

We have a backyard (now landscaped, and we need to update the photo), and you're welcome to use it for a morning coffee or afternoon drink.

Interaction with Guests

We live upstairs so are almost always around and available to answer questions about the place and your visit to the area.

The Neighborhood

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.

Nighttime Entertainment:
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.

Getting around

Public Transportation:
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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 29 nights
Weekly Price: $625 /week
Monthly Price: $2081 /month
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 5:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • I stayed at the home of Lindsay and Brain a few days.
    The apartment is really great for a stay in San Francisco. The location was perfect for me. The Golden Gate Park is nearby and downtown San Francisco is easy to reach. You will get a fully equipped kitchen. I slept wonderful in the bed.

    June 2014
  • Lindsay and Brian sont très accueillants. Le logement est propre. Le quartier est très calme. Il y a de nombreux restaurants, bars, épiceries... Une grande ligne de bus nous emmène au centre de SF en 20-30 minutes environ. Le seul point négatif : pas mal de résonances avec leur maison au dessus.

    June 2014
  • Great place to stay. We absolutely recommend Lindsay's & Brian's place. Clean, well designed and in a nice neighbourhood with lots of Shops & restaurants. As we traveled with a rental we were happy to always find a parking slot - eventhough we needed to search around a bit. Thanks you too we enjoyed staying at your place!

    May 2014
  • We had a wonderful time in San Francisco. Lindsay, Brian and Remy were great hosts, always friendly and extremely helpful. The perfect place to start exploring the city.


    April 2014
  • Lindsay and Brian are wonderful hosts. They're very friendly and accommodating. The studio was clean, well maintained and very cozy. I'd highly recommend a stay here in this really great space!

    April 2014
  • Wonderful apartment, clean, comfy bed, great location. Photos accurately convey what place looks like. Hosts are lovely and responsive. We hope to stay many more times when we come to visit our family in SF. Highly recommend!

    April 2014
  • We had a wonderful time staying at Lindsay and Brian's wonderful apartment! The neighborhood was terrific, and within walking distance of many great places to eat. The location was perfect for our trip to San Francisco! Moreover, Lindsay and Brian were generous and gracious hosts, eager to share their experience and insights with us. The apartment itself was clean, well-lit, and quiet -- we couldn't have imagined a more perfect place to stay. What a wonderful place to stay!

    March 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay at Brian and Lindsay's suite. We didn't have the chance to meet Brian, but Lindsay was very friendly and welcoming, and all email communication before we arrived was excellent. The suite is in a wonderful location - we were able to walk to the beach and hiking trail at Land's End, and were spoilt for choice by all the delicious options for food nearby (I think we kept Joe's Ice Cream in business while we were there). We also enjoyed walking up to Sea Cliff to scope out all the ridiculously HUGE houses (watch out for limos when you're crossing the street). We would definitely stay here again!

    March 2014
  • 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!

    March 2014
  • 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.

    February 2014
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We are two teachers who love all that San Francisco has to offer. Brian is also a working artist and we are both avid hikers, swimmers (yes, you can swim in San Francisco), and campers, and love sharing our love for the beautiful outdoor spaces in San Francisco. While Brian is an excellent cook and loves shopping at the Asian markets around our home, we also love to eat out, and are happy to be living in a place with such good restaurants within a 1-10 minute walk!
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