We live in a large Victorian house on a quiet street, nestled between the Mission district and Noe Valley. We're one block from the streetcar stop and five blocks from the subway. We have three bedrooms, two of which have double beds and windows which cast their light upon the high, warm colored walls and ceilings of this haven. We have lots of spaces in the house where you can relax, read, listen to music and just cozy up. The kitchen is well stocked and we have a bountiful garden and back deck.
Amenities include: Laundry, wireless, sun room, garden, sun deck and a full kitchen. We also have a library (not perfectly organized but filled with great books).
We both are self employed creatives. I own a business involved in art and design and Tania is an arts journalist. We enjoy meeting people and are well versed in the art and design communities of the Bay Area. We also know some really good haunts.
Our deck, garden, gourmet kitchen and extensive art, design and literature library.
I love how our neighborhood feels quiet but is so close to lots of hustle and bustle. There is the train nearby that takes you straight downtown and we are smack in the middle of Noe Valley (quiet and family oriented), The Mission (hip and lots of great restaurants and bars) and Bernal Heights (more good restaurants!).
The train is two blocks away and you can stop and get a coffee on your way there :)
Other Things to Note
All the furniture in the house was handmade so there is a very special feeling there. We love living here and hope that others feel the same.
Please respect the house, the art work, the furniture and have fun!
We had a great time at the Creative Sanctuary. Everything was as described or even better. The house is full of beautiful furniture, art and plants everywhere. It is so comfortable and cosy and we really enjoyed spending time there after an exhausting visiting day in the city. The neighborhoud is quiet and safe but it is a lovely bus ride to SF centre or you can even walk to exiciting parts like Mission. We also liked the shops and little cafés on 24th street. During our stay Tania was always available via email and helped us a lot if we had questions or gave us some really good recommendations. Thank you for sharing this wonderful place with us!
Wonderful place, everything is as it is on the pictures. It's a very clean, interesting, lovingly decorated and comfortable place to stay. Everything was to my complete satisfaction. The area is in a quiet spot of South Mission but still a 5 minutes drive to the busy parts of the town. The hosts are very warm and uncomplicated.
Philip and Tania are wonderful hosts and their apartment is beautiful and comfy. We rented the entire apartment for a month and loved it. Parking was always available within 1-3 blocks. It's very close to Dolores Park, and all of the best restaurants in the city, yet still a removed enough so that it's quiet and peaceful on the street at night. The solarium, deck, and backyard are the best, and Philip and Tania were incredibly friendly and accomodating. All and all a perfect stay!
My husband and I had such a lovely stay in Tania and Phillips...the house is knock out beautiful with lots of earthy atmosphere. Enjoy this little haven in the most ideal location near the quaint areas of Valencia street and Bernal heights.
Tania and Phillip were very accommodating and quick on communication responses. I would recommend this gorgeous place to stay to anyone. The wooden sunny relax room is so relaxing and the house is full of visual treats to feast ones eyes.
Our stay at Philip and Tania's was amazing! Despite them being away on holiday, they were very attentive...corresponding with us on a regular basis before, during, and following our trip. They and their friend/house-sitter Maya were extremely accommodating and flexible with both check-in and check-out. They have a very beautiful Victorian home with the charm and history of what one expects San Francisco living to be like. Furthermore, they live on a quiet street in a great neighborhood full of cafes, boutiques, and friendly people. Just three blocks from the J Church Muni line and approximately 3/4 of a mile from the 24th Street Mission BART station, their prime location made it easy (and inexpensive) to travel around the city, to/from the airport, and to cities and towns throughout the Bay Area. I look very forward to visiting "San Fran" again and hope/plan to stay in Philip and Tania's truly "Creative Sanctuary."
It is a bit far from public transportations (tram at 8mn, metro 15mn, bus ?) but the place is very lovely. Don't expect a very crowdy neighborhood, it is more a quiet place, ideal to rest after a long visiting day.
Tania & Philipp were not at the appartment but arranged everything before our arrival. Good option for south mission.
We had a great stay here! Our host was Maya, who was very nice and gave us lots of great advice about the neighborhood. The room and the house in general are beautiful and very clean. In one sentence: It was great and I have no problem recommending this place!
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Philip: English transplant to the Bay Area and half Spanish adoptive son of hardworking Yorkshire folk. I'm married to the one, engaged to my work and in love with exploring the merging of design art and craft.
Tania: SF raised with a NY energy and an Armenian background that I am proud of. I'm an international journalist, interviewing artists and producing for radio and print. I speak several languages and love to meet people. Found my husband in a cafe in NY and came back to SF to live near my Grandma. Oh, and I love plants.
This summer, we won't be here but our lovely friend and very cool person, Maya, will be watching over the house and welcoming you...