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.
Great and unique place to stay! Opal was a great host! Great view of the city from the house
Nice experience and very close and cheap to and from airport by Supershuttle van. Accomodations were fine and very interesting art and an historic house. fun funky and artsy... Opal is an excellent hostess and also happily had a nice healthy meal with her friends :-)
Both Opal and her home were very welcoming. My partner and I immediately felt at home and were able to relax after long days of traveling and activities.
Thank you Opal!
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It's really a very great experience! Opal is a hotel menager before, so she is very professional to know how to take care her guests. My daughter and I like Opal's house so much. A very warm house, just like in my own home, we feel very comfortble here. Miss you, Opal! Hope see you next time.
My stay at the Post-Apocalyptic Gypsy Room was fabulous. The views are incredible and I loved the large amount of shared space that was available. The best was the welcoming host and the feeling of being at home. The sauna and the plasma TV were great as well. I will certainly try to stay again at the Post-Apocalyptic Gypsy Room.
Opal is a warm and gracious hostess. She is fun to visit with and it is interesting to hear the history of this unique house. This is not your father's Holiday Inn . . . I hope to be back soon!
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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.