About this listing
Airy, clean and sunny guest bedroom with exclusive use of adjacent bathroom in the Mission Terrace neighborhood of S.F. BART & MUNI are steps away and you'll be downtown in minutes. Special city views from your room in this residential neighbohood.
Airy, clean and sunny guest bedroom with exclusive use of adjacent bathroom in the residential Mission Terrace neighborhood of San Francisco. An easy walk to Glen Park BART, neighborhood stores, restaurants and library. If you love the City, and want to explore one of San Francisco's charming neighborhoods, this is a great place to stay. Only steps from the MUNI J-Church line, you can take the scenic route into downtown (incredible view of City from Dolores Park), or hop on BART for a quick ride downtown.
BED & BATH: The bedroom is a calming off-white and green with shabby-chic style bedroom furniture with views of the Excelsior hill and valley, Glen Park and the Mission District. Your view extends all the way to the East Bay and Mount Diablo on clear days. The room also has rooftop access with additional beautiful views. The bedroom has a comfy queen bed with a McCroskey mattress and new carpeting. Linens are provided along with extra blankets and a heating pad. You have access to an empty closet with hangers and drawers. In addition, there are 2 large empty drawers in a chest and 4 smaller empty drawers in the vanity. TV, streaming, cable and DVD/BluRay are all available to you (remotes are in the nightstand). A secretary style writing desk is available to you along with basic office supplies and fast wifi access throughout the room. Included is an alarm clock with FM radio for the NPR fans. The clock/radio features a phone charger that you can take with you during the day to avoid dead smartphone syndrome. There are plenty of books and videos on San Francisco architecture, music, chinatown, history, movies, etc. It is very difficult to be bored in this room! Exclusive use of full guest bathroom (with great view of Excelsior hill while you are showering). The bathroom is stocked with towels, body wash, hand soap, lotion, and other toiletries, if needed.
OTHER AMENITIES: In-room refrigerator with water, clean glasses and space for your doggie bags. Free ear plugs for our guests from the suburbs. Washer & Dryer available.
Guests have exclusive use of their own room and an adjacent guest bathroom. The room includes access to closet space (with hangers), drawers, a desk, wifi, television with cable and Netflix. We also have a washer & dryer if you wish to use it. Guests have access to all common areas including roof and kitchen.
Interaction with Guests
We have really liked all the guests that have stayed with us through Airbnb. Some have a lot of questions about the City, others are more familiar. We respect guests' privacy, but if our guests want to talk, we'd love to answer any questions and find out about where they live. My husband and I have an extensive knowledge of the Bay Area and we are happy to give travel advice and tips, if asked. One or both of us will most likely be present when guests arrive. So if you want to find out more insider info, don't be shy. If you are into California wines, I usually have a bottle or two from my Russian River Wine Club membership. You can join us and ask all the questions you want!
This Mission Terrace location is excellent, if you like a quiet place to retreat to after business/partying/fun/sightseeing in the City. In a few minutes, you will be away from the hubbub, in front of the fireplace and recounting your adventures over a glass of wine. There is a coffee shop on the ground floor, a dry cleaners across the street and a corner store nearby. A little farther walk is the Glen Park Village area with restaurants, grocery store, library, etc. Most homes in the area were built in the 1920's and 30s and there is a distinct Moderne and Spanish Revival flair in the architecture. We live on the top floor of a 10 unit building, and there is a great view from the guest room and even the guest bathroom. Please understand, there are three flights of stairs and no elevators. As a reminder, a street car does go by outside, but only one of every 20 guests has a problem with the noise. We do have earplugs available for your use.
FROM/TO SFO AIRPORT: Twenty minutes from SFO by car and 25 minutes by BART. Shuttles cost about $25 to $30. You can also use LYFT, if you have the app. BART is least expensive and second fastest way to get from airport to my place. From BART, you can take the J-Church streetcar to the Santa Rosa stop and you will be a half block from the front door.
PUBLIC: The best way to engage the city is to use public transportation. The historic "F" trolleys come right by our home along with the J-Church Muni Metro and the stop is right on the corner, the fare is $2.25 and good for at least 90 minutes on any MUNI bus or metro. As mentioned, the Glen Park BART station is about an 8 minute walk from your room and, within the City boundaries, costs $1.85. A Clipper Card is very convenient and you will not need to fumble with change and transfers, you can load it up at the nearest BART or Muni Station. Your first stop should be the Powell Street Station where you can get a 3 or 7 day muni card or a Clipper card, as well as find tons of information at the Visitor's Center.
AUTO: There is street parking available, subject to street cleaning on Wednesdays and Fridays (and church on Saturday & Sunday). Park on the street for free and take MUNI! BTW, you will not need a car in San Francisco, but if you want to take day trips up or down the coast, plan on renting a car. (Some guests use (URL HIDDEN)
Other Things to Note
Let us know if you prefer coffee, tea or juice in AM and it will be set out on dining room table before you arise.
OTHER: We are open to negotiating other issues that we have not yet considered. No harm in inquiring!
AS IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW: In terms of clothing, bring layers, we only have an average of 5 hot days per year (anything over 79°F or 26°C ), but most days are mild with cool mornings and evenings. There is some general city noise because, well, we live in a city. You might hear the woosh of the BART or the street car passing by. Mission Terrace, however, is definitely one of the quieter neighborhoods in San Francisco. If you are extra-sensitvie, there are plenty of new earplugs in the right nightstand.
KEYS: $50 charge for lost keys.
QUIET HOURS: Chill out after 10:00pm until 8:00 am, rooftop access only on roof over your bedroom.
KITCHEN: very limited kitchen privileges, please negotiate beforehand. Why would you want to cook in a city full of great restaurants? Even our average restaurants are head and shoulders above the rest of the country's. Seriously!
DOGS: a small, well-behaved dog is negotiable with extra deposit of $100. We have dog blankets, but you might want to bring your own dog bedding. We also have bowls and mat for small dog.
CHILDREN: If your child is well-behaved and not a toddler, there should be no problem. We have a fold out sleeping mat and extra linens. Please be aware that the house is not childproofed.
A complete house rules and guide to the room and area is available in your room. You can find instructions for the washer and dryer, wifi, etc. in this guide, as well as tips for side trips to the East Bay, Santa Cruz or Marin.
I love San Francisco so much that I prefer to stay at home for vacations! However, my husband loves to travel and, thanks to him, I've seen the world. But, San Francisco still rates as my number 1 destination ; )
Not necessarily in this order, If I was stranded on a deserted island without friends and family, It would be a little more comfortable if I had good coffee, fresh produce, my extensive Jazz, Latin & Old-school collection, my desserts, KQED/KPFA, the latest version of Adobe's Creative Suite and all my books. Throw in some cocktails and it is starting to sound like fun. I also love home improvement projects and baking.
I have lived in the Bay Area since 1978. Go Bears.