Unique, Charming Hillside Sanctuary

House - Entire home/apt · 29th St, San Francisco, CA 94131, United States
Your host, Sara
22 Reviews
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The Space

This is a unique one bedroom, lower unit, in a charming Victorian house. The house is nestled at the end of a small, quiet cul de sac, at the top of a very steep hill. The wooded lot which surrounds the house, feels like your own private park in the middle of the city.

Hardwood floors in the living room and bedroom with custom wood details throughout.

Park in Your Own Private Driveway!!!

Bedroom has a garden view with a comfortable, firm queen bed with 100% cotton bedding. There are two empty drawers in a small dresser in the closet. There is an iPhone/Pod dock to charge and play your own music, next to the bed.

Enjoy a partial city view from the kitchen window, garden, private back porch and seating area with a BBQ & fire pit in the backyard.

Large windows in every room bring in natural light and morning sunlight beams into the living room and kitchen!

Comfortably sleeps five. Kitchen has a very comfortable full size sofa / bed which sleeps two. The sofa in the living room is long enough to sleep a person 6' tall.

Cozy, wood burning stove with a fire log included for one of those foggy SF nights.

Spa-like bathroom with shower heads for two people and filters for a chlorine-free shower. Very large, sunken, tile bathtub.

Flatscreen 47" LED HDTV (On-Demand cable and Starz Premium Movie Channel), bluray/dvd player with surround (website hidden) player and many CD's.
Wi-fi and a landline with unlimited long distance (within the US only).

Fully equipped kitchen with full size fridge, gas range, dishwasher, oven and toaster oven, microwave, drinking water filter, colorful Fiesta dishware, glasses, silverware and cookware. Condiments, coffee, Cuisinart Grind & Brew coffee maker, and an assortment of teas are available for your use.

Guest Access

There is one room that is used for storage and not accessable to guests.

Interaction with Guests

I check on my guests to see if they need anything a day or two after check in. I offer suggestions for places to eat or sights during their stay. I like to communicate through text or with airbnb messages. Guests are free to call my cell phone anytime from my landline. I'm available to answer any questions. If they need anything while I'm out of town, I provide two contact numbers.

The Neighborhood

This is a very quaint, safe and beautiful neighborhood which borders on the Noe Valley, Diamond Heights & Glen Park neighborhoods. There are downtown views while walking in the neighborhood as well as a good cardio workout!

There are a few parks with children's playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts. Also within walking distance are two enclosed dog parks and The Canyon.

Supermarkets are nearby: (Safeway is 2 blocks away and Whole Foods is on 24th Street), banks, restaurants, parks, cafes, Saturday morning Farmer's Market, laundromat and quaint shops are all in the nearby neighborhood. One mile from the Castro. Click on my "guidebook" (upper right hand corner of my listing) to see my fave neighborhood spots to shop, restaurants, cafes, etc.

There are some very interesting homes and a hidden stair street a couple of blocks away.

Getting around

Having a car is a plus here because of the driveway and the steepness of the hill but there is public transportation: the (#35) bus is a 1/2 block away, the (#24) is 1 1/2 blocks away and the J Church streetcar is 3 1/2 blocks away. The BART train is about a mile away, which goes to and from the airport, downtown and the Bay Area.

Other Things to Note

Linens, blankets, towels, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and a hair dryer are provided for my guests.

Thanks for your interest and feel free to contact me so I can answer any questions.
Thanks! Sara

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $250
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • We spend Memorial weekend at Sara's. She's a perfect host, easy to do business with, caring and responsive. Her apartment is lovely, spacious, bright and very comfy. We enjoyed our stay very much. Very comfy bed and well-equipped kitchen, Wifi, TV, cable, really perfect. The location is great too, very quiet but driving distance from the places that we like: Castro, Missions. We walked to 24th street which has plenty of restaurants, coffee shops and a great bakery (near the post office). It's a 30 minute walk with ups & downs because of the hills but very enjoyable. There's a Safeway in Diamond Heights, 5 minute by car. Having your own parking place is definitely a plus, we appreciated it that. In summary, a great place, host and location. We'd like to come back.

    May 2014
  • Sara was incredibly helpful and welcoming and put a lot of time and effort into ensuring we had a great visit. The house was beautifully decorated and perfectly located for getting around. Overall we had a fabulous time. I would definitely recommend staying here.

    May 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 68 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    April 2014
  • Sara's cottage was perfect, it was exactly what we were after and it had everything we needed for a two-week stay. The cul-de-sac location was quiet and friendly. The views from the kitchen were really impressive and there was plenty of daylight shining in. Sara was an amazing host and gave us lots of local information and assistance for our vacation. We will definitely return again. Thank you, Sara!

    January 2014
  • It was great to meet Sara and stay at her lovely home at the top of the hill! Yes it is a tough hill to walk up (down is the easy part!) but once there, the location is amazing and it's actually very close to everything - I walked to 24th and the Mission in about 25 mins. In the morning, the views are incredible - would definitely recommend and would definitely stay there again!

    November 2013
  • Sara's apartment is comfortable and charming, on a cul de sac with a woodsy outlook and some Bay views. The location, near the Castro, Glen Park and Noe Valley, is excellent.
    Sara is a thoughtful and considerate host. We're sorry we were unable to meet her, but were greeted by her friend, who showed us all we needed to know and was friendly and welcoming.
    Sara's aesthetic sensibility permeates her home. There are orchids throughout the apartment, and many charming and quirky touches inside and out.
    Everything was spotlessly clean. The bed is comfy, as is the rest of the furniture. We loved the sunken tub with two showers. There were plentiful towels and other linens.
    We cooked in the kitchen, having the family over for dinner, and enjoyed several dinners alone. Sara's pots and pans are top notch. Sara made pantry and fridge items available for our use.
    We had a delightful stay in Sara's lovely home, and we're glad she shared it with us.

    October 2013
  • Sara's house is located in Noe Valley neighborhoods near Castro and Mission District: The area is quiet and safe. It is better to have a car as the home of Sara is at the top of a hill. It is easy to park your car because the driveway is available just in front of the house of Sara. Sara is a wonderfull host, she was waiting at home with a basket of fruit and explained all the practical details of her house. She quickly answers all your questions. In the morning there was a beautiful light in the house who is facing east. We spend wonderfull vacation in SF at Sara's home. Thanks for all Sara.

    September 2013
  • We had the best time at Sara's place! She is a wonderful host - and her home is lovely. It was just the right size for 2 adults and an 8 year old. The back yard is beautiful, and it is a short hike to the top of the hill, which has the world's best view of the city. Sara is delightful and fun, and was a great host - she even provided us with our morning coffee. Take note - the hill is STEEP. You will want to wear walking shoes, and you will probably want a car. But it is an incredible home, and we would happily stay there again.

    June 2013
  • Sara's place was adorable. Perfect for a couple and toddler. We loved how cozy it was up on the hill among the treetops. Great location if you're visiting people in SF (as opposed to a more touristy agenda). The easy parking is an appreciated bonus traveling in SF with a kid and a car.

    May 2013
  • What a wonderfully, relaxing place Sara has :) I loved all of the sunlight that shined through in the mornings while we were eating our breakfast & enjoying our delicious fruit bowl given by Sara. The gorgeous view of flowers & greenery outside our bedroom windows made it feel like we were staying in the cutest little cottage in the woods :) A very quiet & soothing place to call home for a few days.

    The place is very old, but everything seemed to work just fine-heat, water filters & bathroom shower heads were all very nice additions to her place that we appreciated. We also loved that she commits to recycling & composting. I was happy to see some antiques around too :) Sara's done a great job w/ not only the outside flowers & shrubbery, but the inside decorations were very fresh too! I used her 2 decorative lamps she has in the bedroom most nights-they gave off a very soothing glow :)

    I really can't say enough good about her place, however, beware of the hill! She does outline it in her profile too. My boyfriend & I are 28 & 30; his mother that came w/ us too is in her 50's and had some trouble w/ the hill since we did not rent a car.

    Over-all we had a wonderful experience and if ever we return to San Francisco, we will definitely be staying at Sara's place again =)

    May 2013
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Fremont High, City College of San Francisco
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I've lived in SF for over 30 years & grew up in the Bay Area. What would you like to see and do here? I have been a host for international students in the past and I really enjoyed it. I made a lifetime friendship from that experience. Hosting is another one of these experiences. I want you to have a comfortable stay and enjoy your time in "one of the most beautiful cities in the world!" I too, want to see more of the world and meet its people. I had an incredible time traveling to Paris, Madrid and Barcelona in September 2013! Airbnb the entire way and each apartment was very unique and comfortable. Thank you for considering staying in my place. Please contact me before you "book it". Thanks, Sara
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