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Post-Apocalyptic Gypsy Room

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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.

The space

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).

Guest access

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.

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.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Free parking on premises

Weekly Discount: 21%
Weekend Price $145 / night
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House Rules

One should not wash clothes or use dryer after 10pm.


Safety features
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

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Brandt User Profile
October 2015
My experience at Opal's was wonderful. I loved the space and shared great conversation with my host and her roommates. They were totally accommodating and thoughtful. I felt very at home, and it was a wonderful introduction to airbnb for me.

Lewis User Profile
September 2015
For San Francisco this is a pretty peaceful and relaxing neighbourhood. With a park less than a minute away it's easy to get out an about for half an hour. The connections downtown are better than expected with the Muni going about every ten minutes and taking about 30-40 mins to 4th/king st. An Uber ride typically costs about $15. The house is accurately described and photographed, lots of art and history make this a good choice for those seeking some character in where they stay. I was here for three weeks and found it easy to get into a routine. I would happily visit again when in San Francisco.

Kim User Profile
July 2015
Staying at Opal's house was wonderful. It was easy to get downtown by bus and there's a large park just up the street. The room has a private entrance so there's a fair amount of privacy. The history of the house was interesting and it has a great view of the Visitation Valley and the San Bruno mountains. Opal offered me food quite a few times, which I wouldn't expect of an airbnb host. She was a great host and I'd definitely recommend her to others.

Tony User Profile
July 2015
The host canceled this reservation 18 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Jessica User Profile
June 2015
Opal was lovely and a very generous host. The house is as wonderful as the photos, by far one of the best places we've stayed along the West Coast. We felt very comfortable and Opal was kind enough to talk us through a brief history of San Francisco and advise us on where to go. Would definitely stay here again!

Elizabeth User Profile
May 2015
Opal was a great host........ she was able to pick me up from the local Caltrain station and drop me back at the "T" and as the house is up a steep hill and I came on public transport, that was really kind of her. The other household occupants are really friendly and all have interesting backgrounds, so it was fun to chat with everyone both visiting and living at the house. Opal is really generous with her time and she showed me round SF by car, but I especially enjoyed my invite to the Exhibition and Performance at "The Dump" which was about to transfer to the Asian Art Museum...... what a preview...... I also had fun round the neighbourhood with some other friends of Opals and this led to my going to a cool music venue. All in all, it was a great place to stay- Opal has an amazingly decorated home and if you are interested in meeting arty people and going to "off the beaten track" places - then this is the place to stay............. I used public transport and got a three day pass for all forms of travel including cable cars and was able to visit all the tourist places easily for a total of 25 dollars.......

Michael User Profile
March 2015
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.

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Opal User Profile

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.

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