About this listing
San Francisco's most desired and central neighborhood--Noe Valley, this artists house is filled with original paintings, stained glass, color and light. 20 mins to anywhere in the City.
NOTE: 2nd listing at this property airbnb.com/roooms/541588
Charming room with private entrance in San Francisco's trendiest neighborhood--Noe Valley. This artists house is filled with original paintings, stained glass, color and light. Built in 1906, the Victorian home retains all its original qualities, but has been renovated to provide spaciousness and light. The bay windows and abundant skylights provide beautiful bay views and warm sunshine.
NOTE: There are two listing at this same location. This listing is downstairs. The other listing is called Charming Victorian II (located on the main floor) and can be booked separately at www.airbnb.com/rooms/541588.
This home is registered with the city to legally comply with local laws.)
There is a newly remodeled jacuzzi bathtub, two outdoor decks with views and a lush and flower-filed garden with comfortable lounge chairs for you to relax in and admire the San Francisco skyline. A state of-the-art kitchen is available for you to use if you prefer to cook in, however 3 blocks away, are some of the best Zagat rated restaurants in the country.
The bedroom is private with a separate entrance on the garden/basement level. The queen size bed is a brand new McCroskey handmade mattress rated one of the top 5 mattresses. The bathroom is shared when there are other guests and is located up 12 steps. (The steps are narrow. If you have any physical limitations it is recommended that you reserve the other room available at this same location. )
If you choose to stay home for the evening, Netflix movies, a library of DVDs and free internet wi-fi are available.
My home is LGBTQ friendly.
Located just 3 blocks from Noe Valleys shopping district--24th Street has some of the City's best restaurants, local artisanal coffee shops and unique clothing and one-of-a-kind boutiques. On Saturdays there is a charming farmers market where you can find fresh organic produce. cheeses, breads, honey and other gourmet foods. Local musicians provide entertainment.
Public transportation is safe and easily accessible just 1/2 block away. Buses run all night and you can get to almost anywhere in the city in about 20 minutes. Located right in the middle of San Francisco, we are a 15 minute walk to the Mission and Castro neighborhoods. Street parking is also very easy, which is a rarity for San Francisco.
Need a ride from the airport in San Francisco? Daria does personal transport for $35, much less cost than a taxi. If you're interested let me know when you book.
Self serve coffee and teas are available. Homemade breads and baked goods are available down the block at our local Noe Valley Bakery. Enjoy it in the quiet and lush gardens and patios before heading out for a day of sightseeing.
As your gracious hosts, both I and Daria are committed to helping to make your stay one that is unique and enjoyable. We can provide you with a list of the best places to eat and visit in San Francisco, things you won't find in the tourist books. I became a host because I truly love meeting people from around the world, building community and sharing the San Francisco I deeply love.
My home is filled with charm and warmth, in San Francisco's most desired neighborhood. I am honored that you have chosen to stay with us and I promise you, you will not forget your experience. Looking forward to hosting you!
Guests have access to the whole house, which includes a spacious, sunny landscaped garden, backyard deck, barbecue, large living room, updated kitchen and dining room. Street parking is easy and accessible, a rarity in San Francisco.
Interaction with Guests
I am here to answer all of your questions, to provide information and recommend interesting things to do. Ask me questions about where the best and secret places are in the City. I rebuilt the cable cars in the 1980's and worked for the City for 30 years. I have lots of stories. And I also completely respect your privacy. My goal is to make your stay work for you.
Centrally located smack in the middle of San Francisco, Noe Valley is a quick 20 minute bus ride to anywhere in the City from downtown to Golden Gate Park.
The neighborhood is filled with excellent 5 star rated restaurants, unique pubs and coffee shops and is walking distance to the Mission and Castro.
Saturday mornings there's a eclectic farmers market with incredible food and baked goods and live local music.
Try the Noe Valley Bakery for freshly baked goods. Phils Coffee is the best in the City and Contigo, Saru Sushi, Little Chihaua, Fresca and La Ciccia and its sister restaurant La Nebbia are 5 star top rated restaurants. The Caskhouse serves homemade beer...I can go on.
Conveniently located to multiple bus lines that get you downtown within 20 minutes. The #24, # 35, #48 and J Church line are all close. The F, K, L, M lines are a short walk or 5 minute bus ride. Street parking is easily accessible, a rarity for San Francisco. To get from the airport you can take BART to 24th Street and then take the #48 bus for 10 minutes to Castro Street. Daria may also be available to pick you up from the airport for $35 charge (cheaper than any car or taxi service). Let me know if you want to contact her.
Smoking is permitted outdoors only. Check in time is after 3 pm. Check out time is 11 am when guests must vacate bedroom. However, you can have access to the house and can drop off or store your luggage at the house before or after check in and check out.
We did not have the chance to meet Judith but Daria was there to welcome us! Such a funny and interesting person!! We loved to meet her!
The house is a charm in itself! The room was nice and tidy - the bed was great!
It was not a problem sharing the bathroom and Squishy is "a lady" ;)
The neighbourhood is great - shops and restaurants that will fit anyone and great access to local transportation!
Judith's place is really cool. Judith happened to be out of town our first night, but her friend Daria totally hooked us up. She showed us the lay of the land, the amazing back deck and got us settled in nicely. We stayed for 4 days and had a great time. Had a nice time meeting Judith the next day and appreciated the advice from her and Dario about places to go and things to do. Noe Valley is very family oriented, we walked around the area a lot and found lots of good food and drink. It is a short walk down to public transportation and off you go into the rest of SF. The area is hilly, but so is most of SF, dust off your kicks and hoof it, we did and really enjoyed traveling the area by foot. I would stay here again, no doubt, the bed, bathroom and company were all enjoyed and appreciated. Thanks!
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Judith went over and beyond to make us feel good. Her and Daria are just great human being, and fun too. The house is beautifully arranged and full of life.
We've tested both bedrooms actually, and both are equally good. The one below has a bit more privacy, and although it opens on to the garage space, that is no issue at all, and the room is also really nicely decorated.
All in all we had a great stay, the neighborhood is great, house great, people amazing. A top airbnb experience.
Staying with Judith and Daria was absolutely the best decision we made in planning our trip to San Fran. Having never been to the city they made us feel extremely welcome and comfortable, also their dining suggestions were great. If you are in Noe Valley eat at Contigo. If we ever make it back to to San Fran I wouldn't hesitate for a second to stay again with them. Squishy, their cat, was a great snuggle buddy while we relaxed in the evenings and made 2 animal lovers feel right at home.
Judith and Daria were amazing hosts during our stay. They were extremely welcoming and friendly. They both really do know everything there is to know about San Francisco. Everything in the online description was spot on. Squishy the cat was icing on the cake :) She is the friendliest cat ever! My fiancée and I will definitely consider Judith's home the next time that we are in SF.
Thank you Judith and Daria for being such caring hosts.The house is great and you'll find cool shops and bars in the beautiful district noe valley.You should try the restaurant Eric's and breakfast at Cloes Café.Soooo delicious!!! Cheers, Janine & Sören
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About the Host, Judith
While I'm originally from NYC, I have lived in San Francisco for over 35 years. I know this City intimately and would love to share its secrets and quirkiness with you.
I work full time in public healthcare for people who are poor and homeless. I've been extremely lucky to have worked most of my career in jobs that are meaningful and dedicated to helping the underserved. I've also had a diversity of jobs...from the first woman to help re-build San Francisco's cable cars, to working with Mayors..i can share lots of insider stories.
However, my true love is painting. The house is filled with my paintings and reflects how much I love color. And music, my partner is a musician ...feel free to play the piano in our living room.
I am blessed to have raised two amazing children now in their 20's and have just been overjoyed by the arrival of my grandson--all the greatest gifts I have ever been graced with.
I'm a fellow world wide traveler and have used airbnb on my own travels so I am sensitive to that delicate balance between giving you your privacy and providing a warm host experience.
I love great food (and can share with you all the best and unknown places to eat), cooking, yoga, art, historical novels, friendship, movies and good conversation.
I love hosting on AirBnB and have met incredible people from all over the world. I"m committed to making your stay in San Francisco memorable so please let me know how I can help you while you are here.