Charming home in a terrific neighborhood. Great location: On a tree-lined street, one block from shops, boutiques, cafes, bars, and fine restaurants. Great easy access to downtown!
This 1924 Arts & Crafts style house features two-bedrooms, large kitchen, dining room, full size-deck, washer and dryer, desk-top computer, and Wi-Fi.
One bedroom has a queen-size bed, the second bedroom has a full-size bed. Two Aerobeds can be provided on request.
SAFE & CONVENIENT INDOOR PARKING:
An in-house private/locked parking space is included. (A second car can be accommodated on the off-street, off-sidewalk, driveway.)
DISCOUNTED MONTHLY RATES. Please contact me for monthly rates/discounts which may apply.
Please note (should you have allergies): No DOG lives here, but my handyman, who is at the house regularly ALWAYS brings his furry best friend with him. (The two are inseparable.)
IMPORTANT: Please SHARE INFORMATION about who you, AND the other people in your group, are when you inquire about staying here. Please also include the ages of any/all minors in your group.
Guests will have access to the entire house, built-in garage, deck and back yard.
Interaction with Guests
I try to welcome guests on arrival, and can show you the house then. After this, I am easily accessible by phone or text.
West Portal is a quaint "village-feel" tree-lined neighborhood next to Glen Park, St. Francis Woods, Twin Peaks, Forest Hills, and the Inner Sunset/Parkside neighborhoods.
It has a great a great selection of restaurants all within a few minutes walk:
Tsing-Tao (Chinese), Thai, Rothi's (Indian), Bursa's (Mediterranean), Spiazzo's (Italian), Fresca's (Peruvian), Greek, Japanese (Fuji's Sushi Bar), El Toreador's (Mexican), Bullshead Burger's (American), Noah's Bagels, Starbuck's, Peet's Coffee, Mozzarella di Buffala's Pizza, and Goat's Hill Pizza.
SUPERMARKETS/GROCERIES: A mom-and-pop grocery store is one block away.
Two Safeway's, a Mollie Stone's, and a Trader Joe's--are less than one mile away and easily accessible by public transit.
ALSO WITHIN A FEW MINUTES WALK: Music store, banks, beauty salons, bookstore, toy store, grocery store, post office, UPS store, pharmacy, movie theater, pubs, wine bars, library, tennis courts, children's playground.
Also STERN GROVE: From mid-June to mid-August enjoy the immensely popular FREE OUTDOOR SUNDAY CONCERTS in the park (SF Ballet, SF Opera, SF Symphony among others).
LOTS OF WONDERFUL PUBLIC TRANSIT ONE BLOCK AWAY: The K, L, M, and T Muni lines run every 0 to 2 minutes and get you to downtown/Cable cars/Union Square/Moscone Center/Chinatown/Civic Center/Embarcadero/Financial district/Castro/BART connections in 10-12 minutes.
The 48 Quintara bus line also stops only one block away--for a 20 minute ride to the beach, or to the Mission District, or to the Castro.
Also, the 17 Bus also stops only one block away for a 5 minute ride to Stonestown Shopping Mall and/or SF State University.
By car--UCSF is 6 minutes away, and SF State University is 4 minutes away. City College is 8 minutes away. SF Airport is an easy 15 away.
Highways 101, 280, and 1 are accessible in just two to three minutes.
Other Things to Note
Queen size bed in one bedroom, a full-size bed in the second bedroom.
Additional beds--Aerobeds--available to accommodate additional guests.
Washer and dryer available ($5.00 per load please ).
FAMILY FRIENDLY: Pak and Play, stroller, high chair, children's books, and toys available for your young-ones. A children's playground is located two blocks away.
Shopping Centers: Stonestown Galleria, downtown's Westfield Center, Union Square, and Crocker Galleria are easily and quickly accessible on the many Muni Lines close by.
No smoking. No pets.
No loud noise/music between 9:30pm and 8:30am.
No lit candles in the home.
Please, no parties (5 people or more) in the house without prior consent.
The fireplace is non-functional. The chimney has NOT been checked for fire-safety. NO fires please.
Recyclables, compost, and trash need to be sorted prior to being placed in their respective blue, green and black bins. All bins need to be put curbside on Thursday evenings, BEFORE going to bed. (The 3 bins get emptied starting as early as 6am on Friday morning). On Friday mornings, please bring the EMPTY bins in; please check first to see if they have been emptied, because often times the collection of one or more bins is late. Please leave full bins outside until they are finally emptied.
If you are staying longer than a week, please water the (few) potted plants once per week. Please do not let them die. :)
If you happen to damage or break something, please contact me to discuss the replacement/reimbursement of such item.
Before/when checking out, please advise me of any things that need to be fixed/replaced/changed ( burned out light bulbs, clogged drains, lost satellite TV reception, etc...).
Anita gave us a nice and perfect homelike place to stay. We love her house and the little marks and notes that she made for us. There was map and tour guide on the table, it helped a lot! Thanks Anita! My parent and I felt so comfortable and relax in your house. I believe everybody who lived in your house before also felt peaceful and warm in your house. We will definitely come again and I will introduce your house to my friends if they want to visit San Francisco!
The place was wonderful, Anita waited for us with some delicious cookies, she was so sweet with us and really we enjoy the place.
The house is located one block away of MUNI station, we really appreciated because we mainly use public transportation during our stay.
Although we didn't used the washing and the dryer, it was so nice to have the availability of use them exclusively.
Parking on premise not only was so useful and safe, it also avoid the tedious task of looking for a space on the street.
The house's decoration is so cute and we had a lot of space inside rooms, living room and dining room, in a word, entire house is so spacious.
Thanks a lot to Anita for make our stay in San Francis unforgettable, we hope someday come back to Anita's place.
El lugar era maravilloso, Anita nos esperaba con unas deliciosas galletas, ella fue muy dulce con nosotros y realmente disfrutamos el lugar.
La casa está ubicada a una cuadra de la estación de MUNI, lo cual nos gustó porque utilizamos principalmente el transporte público durante nuestra estadía.
Aunque no usamos la lavadora ni la secadora, fue muy agradable tener la disponibilidad de utilizarlos exclusivamente.
El espacio de parqueo en el primer piso, no sólo fue muy útil y seguro, sino que también evitó la tediosa tarea de buscar un espacio en la calle.
La decoración de la casa es tan lindo, teníamos mucho espacio dentro de las habitaciones, sala y comedor, en una palabra, toda la casa es muy amplia.
Muchas gracias a Anita por hacer de nuestra estancia en San Francisco una experiencia inolvidable, esperamos que algún día volvamos a casa de Anita.
What a Wonderful place to stay! We had a very warm welcome from Anita who even prepared a chocolate cake! Anita was very helpful to ensure we had all information at hand.
Very comfortable large bedrooms and everything you need is available.
A quit street and just around the corner of the Main Street with shops and nice restaurants. It is a 2 min walk to the muni which takes you straight to market street in just 15 min. I can very much recommend the house of Anita and if we would return to SF we would certainly stay here again!
We had a very exciting stay at Anita's house. Everything was perfect! Anita prepared us a very warm welcome with home made Brownies... Delicious!
For our next trip to San Francisco we would definitely stay again at Anita's.
We had a very warm welcome and we were given many helpful hints about where to go and what to see. The house was as described. The house became our home for month. The neighborhood was very peaceful and everything you need close by. Especially the transportation to downtown was very close and convenient. We highly recommend this house for couples or families and Anita was the perfect hostess.
I highly recommend staying at Anita's clean and spacious house. Ideally located near Muni transports. Anita is a great host.
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I'm an optometrist. I have lived in SF for decades. I love to travel and meet new people, and learn about new cultures. I speak Spanish, Swahili, and am now taxing my brain trying to master Russian. I love to host folk from all over the world, and show them how wonderful San Francisco is.