We are inbetween the city of San Francisco and the airport, minutes from Hwy 101 and I-280. We have off street parking, wifi, and great views of the San Francisco Bay and San Bruno Mountains. The room has it's own entrance and bathroom.
Many artists painted on the outside of the Post-Apocalyptic Retreat this whale was painted by Micah LeBraun
This listing is for the garden room located in the back of the house, with its own entrance. It has a king size bed, gypsy pink walls, and access to the garden. It is next to the room that was built in 1895, easy access to the fireplace and kitchen. Amenities include WiFi, sauna, brand new washer and dryer, full access to kitchen and cooking utensils, off street parking.
We affectionately call the house a post-apocalyptic retreat because it embodies the qualities of rebirth and healing. The house was built in 1895, and the oldest part of is made from a combination of mission-style adobe bricks, and wooden beams taken from abandoned trans-oceanic ships from the Gold Rush. Full of history and eclectic art, the house provides a great place to relax, work on a project, create music, or just be inspired in general.
We're located high on a hill above Visitation Valley on the eastern side of John McLaren Park. We have a beautiful view the San Bruno Mountains and the San Francisco Bay. We're just minutes away from Hwy 101 and 280, and about 15 minutes from the airport. Off street parking is available, and local transportation is within walking distance. We are half a block away from the Vis Valley Greenway which you can check out at Vis Valley (website hidden).
Off street parking, wifi, plasma TV, Netflix account, infra red sauna, floatation tank, outdoor patio, great views, lots of open space in neighborhood. Vis Valley Greenway, John Mclaren Park. Minutes from 101 and 280. Fifteen minutes from SF airport.
Interaction with Guests
I interact with guests as much or as little as they want.
The neighborhood is very off the beaten path, it is full of open green space and great views.
The house is fifteen minutes from the airport, forty to fifty minutes from downtown on public transport.
Other Things to Note
With all of the many magical combinations of my house, it has a mind-expanding quality similar to San Francisco in the 60's.
One should not wash clothes or use dryer after 10pm.
Opal was an extremely nice woman and very welcoming. The pictures were not accurate as to the cleanliness of her place and she lived far from Height Ashbury, where we ended up staying. I informed Opal that I would not be staying with her the first night that we were staying with friends. The next day we took public transport out to her place. It took about an hour and that was with a walk through what looked to be a somewhat rough neighborhood. Opal's home has a great view of the ocean, but there are no stores or markets for miles. We told Opal that we were going to return to the Height district and that we were going to cancel our stay. She was extremely accepting and offered us a ride back to Height and also reimbursed us for our last day. She also gave us a tour through the Mission district which we both enjoyed very much. I definitely recommend Opal's place, however, make sure it's what you want because it seems far from everything else. Also, the price says $120/night. This was not right as we were charged $110, but even then that is far too much to pay for one night.
The listing description was accurate. The house is amazing. Very interesting. Even though Opal was not there for our visit to give us a tour/ and provide us with the history of the home (something I was looking forward to based on the other reviews), we showed ourselves around and really enjoyed our time here. It was almost like a museum. The only issue I had was the amount of dust and cobwebs through the bathroom and the room. My boyfriend found that the cobwebs added some charm to the home. However, my allergies took issue with this haha. But overall Opal was a good host and communicated all necessary information to me in a timely fashion.
Opal was a very friendly and kind person. The surounding is very nice and quite. It was a very nice stay there. Thank you.
Opal is a graceful lady who looks much younger than her age. She invited me to test chocolate and noodles made by herself. She is always ready to help. We chat a lot about life. Her house is special. I love this place very much.
Super cozy! I had my privacy and celebrated my gf's birthday at Opal's place. Very nice selection of decorations and rugs. Loved the sauna! Great overall experience :)
Opal was very friendly and informative. She told us about good eats in Nob hill where my girlfriend and I were going to see a concert. As soon as we arrived to her home she greeted us with 2 cups of freshly squeezed fruit juice. Opals home was fun and quiet. We had a private entrance to our room and access to an amazing view in the back yard. Her photos of the places are just as good in real life if not better!
Great and unique place to stay! Opal was a great host! Great view of the city from the house
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I am honored to be the caretaker of the house that Dr. Blanche M. Baker lived in and I am keeping her spirit alive. I am a progressive thinker and love good conversations.
I am surrounded by amazing people that live and play life to the fullest.
I volunteer at my local elementary school and mentor nine year old students to make the choice of non-violence.
I garden in the Vis Valley Greenway. I designed a native plant garden for Recology, the dump in San Francisco. I create photograms, a photographic process that does not use a camera. I am one of the founding members of DUSTFISH, a Burningman Camp that promote LIVE music on the playa and in San Francisco.
I believe in the health benefits of floating in floatation tanks.
I love to listen, learn and laugh.
I've lived in San Francisco for over 30 years and enjoy sharing my knowledge of the city with others.