About this listing
If an authentic San Francisco experience is what you're looking for and to connect with genuine, interesting people, we have an amazing guest room awaiting you! Our Fabulous Bedroom is available (while we're out of town) in our awesome four bedroom flat near the Dolores Park area of town between the Mission, Castro and hipster districts in beautiful San Francisco. We are also located on the Silicon Valley Shuttle route if you work or plan to work at Apple, (website hidden), (website hidden), (website hidden), etc. or many other start-ups located in the city or South Bay.
Guests use the main entrance to the Victorian style flat as well as share kitchen and split bath with other potential house guests or tenants. The fully furnished guest room has a luxurious queen size bed with canopy, a brand-new full-size sofa bed that comfortably sleeps 1-2, free Wi-Fi Internet access, and view of Twin Peaks overlooking the backyard.
Meals can be prepared in the ample kitchen (sink, gas stove, full refrigerator/freezer, microwave, espresso machine, kettle, blender, toaster oven). The flat has wireless DSL, cable, a large kitchen, split bath and nice back yard. This room will not last and is always rented quickly! We are an environmentally-friendly, multicultural household and love meeting people from all over the world! ¡Aquí hablamos Español! Please plan to book ahead because these rooms are always in high demand especially during high season (April-November). Thank you for your interest in our quaint & cozy guesthouse!!!
Location: We are located in the HEART of the city of San Francisco. The location is KEY in the center of great food, cafés, shopping, transportation, farmer's markets, the very popular Dolores Park , hipsterville and a great neighborhood vibe! The San Francisco Bay Area attracts millions of tourists every year and is known for its varied cuisine, panoramic views, scenic drives, music, art, museums, and especially for its diverse, cosmopolitan population. For GuideBook, please see listing -The Urban Oasis SF.*
Transportation: MUNI, BART, Golden Gate Transit: San Francisco public transportation is world class, just like the city itself. You can get just about anywhere in the SF Bay Area on the public transit system. Just ask and I'll let you know how to get there, but in any case maps will be provided! Cars can also easily be rented from nearby car rental agencies. The Old Fashioned Street Car runs right out in front. The J Church runs on the cross street Church. There's th(URL HIDDEN)underground subway lines within a few block radius and the 22 and 33 bus lines one block away in either direction.
A taxi from the airport is approximately $40 -$50 one way depending how much you tip.
2 Hour Street Parking is available M-F. Evenings & weekends there's no time limit, but ALWAYS check signs for street cleaning.
Weather: As Mark Twain once said" The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." Which doesn't mean that we don't have good weather, but the best policy is: if you're prepared for the worst, then you'll always be pleasantly surprised! It's really just very windy as the day progresses and sometimes foggy, but more so if you're staying near the coast. Just don't go toward the beach unless it's really really hot and you'll be OK I promise! Dolores Park is actually our "urban beach" anyway because it's a big, huge park with a whole lot of activities going on for the whole family from soccer, tennis, basketball, a playground for kids, watching the SF Mime Troupe, a live concert or festival or just plain old partying or having barbeque on a beautiful day with friends :)
SF & Bay Area Events Info:
You can pick up a free SF Weekly or SF Guardian newspaper on just about any corner in the city to find out about night life or online to find a variety of events info as well. There are more than plenty of diverse cultural events, music, art, dance, open mikes, sports, nature/outdoor, nightlife, etc. and there is something here for everybody! SF is a very vibrant, cosmopolitan and internationally recognized city for it's array of cultural diversity, architecture, unique history and of course, liberal politics. (*Just a side note: our neighbor, Dennis Peron, an activist and former partner of Harvey Milk who lives a few doors down with the Buddha painted on his garage door, authored Proposition 215: medical marijuana fyi :-) Tours can be arranged of his very typical "San Francisco style" home. He was also featured in the film "Milk' with Sean Penn, who also lives in the North Bay among other actors such as Robin Williams and Creator of Star Wars- George Lucas).
Within a short walking distance, there is an array of international cuisines to choose from at affordable prices. Please see our Guidebook in 'The Urban Oasis' listing for more info! From Italian, Vietnamese, Mexican, Spanish, Mediterranean, Burmese, Vegan/Vegetarian, Indian, Thai, French, Cuban, to taco trucks, smoothies stands, raw health food and many small independently owned gourmet deli markets and cafés, farmer's markets as well as large commercial supermarkets.
Extended Stay Rates may be available upon request.
***Please have a photo and background info in your profile when requesting a stay. We will not rent to anyone without. THANK YOU!!!
#1 Rule in life is The Golden Rule* "Treat others as you would want to be treated." We are now a shoe free home because have new runner carpets, so please remove your shoes at the top of the stairs. QUIET HOURS are from 11 PM to 9AM. ABSOLUTELY NO EXTRA, ADDITIONAL OVERNIGHT GUESTS ALLOWED unless previously negotiated prior to booking your reservation. No parties. No drugs. No pets. No smoking! If you plan on partying while you're out, then please do it responsibly and don't bring any loud or obnoxious behavior back to our home. GENTLEMEN, I expect that you know to put the seat down after you use the toilet. PLEASE CALL or text ahead of your scheduled arrival time to confirm your arrival! Due to the popularity of our listing, many await an opportunity to stay with us at the Urban Oasis in lovely, cosmopolitan SF! We welcome any potential guests on the honor system giving the benefit of the doubt that each and everyone is the of utmost polite, respectful, mature and responsible of individuals. We will entertain nothing less. For any reason, if you wish to cancel prior to your scheduled arrival time, you may do so at any time, but the deadline to receive a full refund is 5 days prior to your arrival. Thank You for very much for your interest and we hope you enjoy your stay at the Urban Oasis!!!
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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Greetings from The Urban Oasis SF! I have been living in the beautiful, diverse, cosmopolitan city of San Francisco for over 19 years. I am a proud, California native and have been living in my funky SF flat for well over 14 years now. I am a lover of arts & culture, in particular, Caribbean music, dance and cuisine. Born and raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, Hector is a gifted musician, teacher and chef. With his original, traditional and popular sound, he leads his own band called La Mixta Criolla, which you can find on itunes. We love meeting and hosting people from all over the world. Since 2010, we have hosted more than 200 guests from more than 20 different countries. We truly appreciate the wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded folks and create amazing connections from all over the globe! In addition to being a superhost, last year I was featured in Airbnb's 'Why Host' Campaign on Airbnb tv, and was recently interviewed on the local news for being one of the city's most active hosts. Ideally, we want to show our guests a great time, break bread, share wonderful conversations to learn about you and where you come from! I take great pride in my home and make every attempt to keep it updated, beautiful and aesthetically pleasing for everyone. From Europe to Asia, South America to Canada, come over and experience "The Urban Oasis SF" for yourselves! We have a warm, friendly, multicultural vibe and environmentally-conscious home awaiting you! So don't wait to book, it's especially popular during high season (March-November). My motto is: "If I can't see the whole world, then at least I can bring the world to me." :) We strive to minimize our impact on this earth as much as humanly possible. PLEASE RECYCLE & REUSE! DON'T BUY THINGS YOU DON'T REALLY NEED. BE CONSCIOUS ABOUT YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT and EDUCATE YOURSELF on how you, too can minimize, lessen your carbon footprint and live simpler, happier, healthier and more consciously!!! Madre Tierra THANKS YOU :)