ArtHaven in Twin Peaks Penthouse

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, United States

The Space

ArtHaven is a spacious (800 sq. ft.) one-bedroom apartment on the lower level of our Twin Peaks penthouse filled with original paintings and prints by San Francisco artist, Richard Seger. Designer wall colors and lots of special touches and amenities make this a unique, comfortable, and creative space.

With a queen bed in the bedroom and a queen-size airbed that can be inflated in the living room, it can accommodate three adults. The fold-down Coaster futon sofabed in the living space is also great for napping or for younger guests under 5' tall. The apartment is attached by an interior stairway to our beautiful penthouse (see our other listing, "Room & Bath in Twin Peaks Penthouse") and has its own fully-equipped, eat-in kitchen, large living/dining/work area, attractive bath with tub/shower combo, free washer/dryer, and ArtHaven has a completely private and separate entrance from the upper penthouse.

ArtHaven also has a drafting table and lots of comfortable workspace to let your creativity fly! Located just above the Castro, our penthouse apartment upstairs has a large deck that can be shared by guests in ArtHaven and the upstairs penthouse has a stunning view down the center of Market street to the Ferry building. Comfort, space, and serenity can be yours right in the heart of San Francisco.

Available for two nights or for up to one month
No cleaning fee!
Free wireless internet and large basic cable tv with DVD player in living room
Full bath with tub/shower combo and high-quality linens
Hairdryer, soap, shampoo, and all linens provided
Free washer and dryer (laundry soap provided) in unit
Iron and ironing board in unit
Free and generally easy (I am not lying!) parking on the street

Fully-equipped kitchen comes with all the necessary pots, pans, dishes, utensils, linens, and cutlery and includes: coffeemaker and grinder, toaster oven, microwave, hot water kettle, full-size range, and big side-by-side refrigerator with icemaker to allow you to live a true San Francisco lifestyle and shop local Farmer's Markets and prepare your own snacks and meals. Not to mention heating up yummy leftovers from great restaurants!

We are located on the lower part of Twin Peaks just above the Castro district near the corner of Market and Clayton. Bring your walking shoes and make San Francisco your gym! It is a 15 minute walk down to Castro & Market where most major MUNI lines (K,L,M,T,S and F-Market historic street cars) converge. If you don't want to hike back up the hill, the 33 Stanyan/Mission/Potrero busline is only one relatively flat block away and the 37 Corbett drops off right behind the building. The 33 which is about 1 block away also connects you easily with UCSF, the Haight, and Golden Gate Park and heads to the Castro, Mission District and Potrero Hill in the opposite direction. This is truly in the center of San Francisco and all the major attractions are easily accessed by transit or you can drive here and have easy, free parking on the street, no neighborhood permits necessary.

My partner Colleen and I have lived in San Francisco for many years and love welcoming folks to our great City by the Bay. We can make sure you figure out transit and find your way to wonderful restaurants, unexpected and hidden gems of "Baghdad by the Bay", museums, and fun. If you love opera, theater and/or classical music, we can order single tickets for you using our subscription discounts and perhaps provide you with some live music using our 5'11" grand piano that is located in the upper penthouse.

If you want an affordable way to experience San Francisco like a local - come stay with us.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1025 /week
Monthly Price: $2395 /month
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had a very pleasant one-month stay at the ArtHaven apartment. The hosts are very flexible and accommodating; the location is ideal - close to Muni, Castro restaurants, Twin Peaks, with beautiful views of the city. Would definitely recommend.

    April 2014
  • I had a relaxing stay in Melinda and Colleen's place. It's a spacious well-equipped flat for the price.

    March 2014
  • We stayed at the delightful Art Haven apartment for 8 nights and found it very comfortable. Besides being well equipped and clean it was a very convenient base for exploring San Francisco via public transport. Melinda is a gracious host who was easy to communicate with, and her folder of things to do in SF, and how to get there was invaluable.
    We highly recommend Art Haven and would definitely stay there again.

    December 2013
  • I had a great time at ArtHaven. The apartment is very well appointed and comfy and it looks just like on the pictures. Also, Melinda and Colleen are very friendly and responsive hosts.
    The only downside to the place is that it is a bit dark due to the proximity of another building. But it shouldn't be a problem if you're out and about most of the day.

    December 2013
  • I booked this place for a month and I had a very pleasant stay. You'll have everything you need in the house. The kitchen is fully stocked so I usually prepare most of my meals here. Melinda and Coleen were great hosts and will help you with whatever you need.

    The apartment is very clean and quiet. The bed was comfy and I always had a good night's sleep during my stay.

    Parking is super easy if you have a car. If you're commuting, there are 2 buses that go to the castro and other nearby places (33 & 37). I suggest you download a muni app to check the arrival times coz they arrive every 30 mins.

    Overall a great airbnb experience. Highly recommended.

    November 2013
  • My daughter and I stayed at Melinda and Colleen's ArtHaven this past weekend while in town for a wedding. They we're very accommodating, especially for my early check-in request. The apartment was great and cozy and had everything we needed. The roof top view is beautiful and if you’re as curious as my daughter you’ll get a cool tour of their composting process. The next time we find ourselves in beautiful San Francisco, we hope to be staying with them again. Many thanks!

    September 2013
  • My sister and I stayed in Art Haven for 4 nights. It was the perfect base for our trip, centrally located to everything we wanted to do and see. Comfortable apartment and a great neighborhood. A little noisy on Saturday night from some nearby parties, but that's apartment/condo life and to be expected. Melinda and Colleen were gracious and helpful from start to finish. Really pleased with our stay!

    September 2013
  • As our first Airbnb experience, Melinda's place will be a hard act to follow. She and her partner Colleen are friendly and gracious hosts and have a wonderful apartment to share with a unique, separate-but-attached setup. We were very comfortable there, and easily found our way out and about on public transportation, largely due to the helpful guide left in the apartment. May all our future experiences be this good!

    September 2013
  • Schoene Wohnung, gross und sauber. Netter Empfang und viele Tips stehen als Unterlage zur Verfuegung. Wohnung liegt oben auf dem Berg, man braucht ca 30. min bis zum Ferry Gebaeude.

    September 2013
  • Art haven is a great place to explore SF from! Tucked away on a hill it's a spacious and well laid out apartment and we were made to feel very welcome on arrival. Plenty of places to eat at the nearby Castro and also great transport links to the rest of SF too with a tram heading straight down to the Ferry Building and plugging in to the MUNI. Would recommend this as a great place to stay in a vibrant and interesting city - we just didn't have enough time to see enough of it!

    September 2013
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Rice University
I live in San Francisco, but my soul is usually hovering somewhere above the high deserts of New Mexico. Music is my first language, but I speak a smattering of Spanish and am fairly fluent in operatic Italian and German. I am dangerously over-educated with a B.A. in Music from Rice University, an M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. from Drew University. My partner Colleen and I have been together for just over 10 years and love to travel - especially to places where great music is to be found. We have rented apartments in Rome and Paris and spent a magical week on an olive farm in Fiesole. We regularly go to Santa Fe for the opera and chamber music festival and to Sea Ranch to practice the restorative pursuits of cooking, reading, hiking, and napping. When I was in high school, I was given a letter opener with this phrase from the prayer of St. Francis and I think it fits me: "Where there is sadness, let me sow joy".
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