About this listing
Private room for up to two guests in our home includes access to our shared bathroom, kitchen, dining room and living room. Access to laundry, free parking and wi-fi. Nearby buses to get to famous SF sights. Good restaurants within walking distance.
Our home is a typical 2-bedroom San Francisco row house built over 70 years ago. We live on a quiet street in the Southeast part of the city.
The bedroom is very comfortable for up to two people. We do not consider requests for bookings of more than two people.
The quiet, garden-view bedroom we offer our guests has a queen-sized bed and a large closet for you to use. Guests share with us our remodeled kitchen and bathroom. The living and dining rooms are also there for you to use at your leisure. If you need to freshen up your wardrobe and do a bit of laundry, we have a full-sized washer and dryer for you to use. Use of the kitchen to cook is permitted.
Park your car in our driveway, but please leave us the car keys in case we need to move it.
Use of TV/Cable and internet is permitted.
Interaction with Guests
We only have guests stay with us when we are home. We will give you a key so that you can come and go as you like. How much we interact with you is entirely up to you. We love to find out more about our guests and invite you to join us in the evening to chat if you like. If you just want to come home and go to bed, that's OK too.
Our neighborhood is one of the sunniest in the city, something you may come to appreciate as you see the fog enveloping other neighborhoods. We have two neighborhoods with restaurants we enjoy within walking distance - one to the east and one to the west.
While we aren't in the central part of the city, we are a ten minute drive from SFO, and are close to many MUNI bus and light rail lines: the #24 bus will get you to the Castro and emerging hip neighborhood NOPA in 30 minutes; the #44 takes 20 minutes to get to BART (subway) or 40 minutes to Golden Gate Park; the #8 bus takes just 15 minutes to get you downtown shopping, North Beach, Chinatown and Alcatraz boat ride; and the T-Third light rail takes about 20 minutes to get you to AT&T Park (see below for more information on public transportation).
Public transportation in San Francisco can be challenging to figure out. Here are some basics:
The buses, light rail, historic street cars and the iconic cable cars are all run by the SFMTA. Collectively, they are referred to as MUNI. The cable cars cost $6 per trip, but all other MUNI rides are $2ea (transfers are free up to 90-minutes from the time you pay). We provide guests with a Clipper Card that has $10 on it to get you started, and ask that you reload the card (either at a Walgreens drugstore or at the Tickets booth at street-level of the Powell St station, in front of Forever 21) before returning it to us at the end of your stay. It may be cheaper for you to purchase a 1-, 3-, or 7-day pass (either at Walgreens or the Tickets booth) for $14, $22, or $28, respectively. There's also the CityPass, which provides transit passes as well as discounted tickets to many of the city's major attractions. The only thing the visitor passes don't cover is the city's second major form of public transportation, known as BART.
BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) is the regional rail system, operating in SF like a subway system, that can take you to the suburbs, Berkeley, Oakland, and to SFO. BART and MUNI are separate systems, so if you get off of one and onto the other, you'll have to pay again (no transfers). The cost of BART within SF is $1.75. If you take BART to/from SFO or other places outside the city, the cost is based upon distance traveled. It costs $7 between SFO and SF, much cheaper than taking a taxi (which from our house is $35).
Finally Uber and Lyft service are available everywhere.
Other Things to Note
Some things to do in the Bay Area:
In the City:
SF Travel Guide: (website hidden)
SF Fun Cheap: (website hidden)
Discount events: (website hidden)
7 x 7: (website hidden)
Bike Rentals: (website hidden)
City Walking Tours: (website hidden)
Farmer's Markets: (website hidden)
SF Dining Scene: (email hidden)
Off the Grid (Food Trucks): (website hidden)
Golden Gate Bridge: (email hidden)
Golden Gate Park: www.golden-(email hidden)
- deYoung Museum: (website hidden)
- Cal Academy of Sciences: (website hidden)
Museum of Modern Art: (website hidden)
Asian Art Museum: (website hidden)
Outside the City:
Muir Woods: (website hidden)
Point Reyes: (website hidden)
Bodega Bay: (website hidden) (where "The Birds" was filmed)
Alcatraz Island: (website hidden)
Angel Island: (website hidden)
Napa Valley Wineries: (website hidden)
Sonama County Wineries: (website hidden)
Bay Area Hikes: (website hidden)
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Due to California's ongoing drought, please keep showers as short as possible and load your dishes into the dishwasher instead of hand-washing them.
Hang wet towels to dry on the back of the bathroom door.
Compost and recycle as much as you can. The compost bin under the sink is for food and any food-soiled paper. The recycle bin (for paper, aluminum, plastic, and glass) is next to the stove.
If you come home later than 10PM, please be aware that we may be asleep.
Absolutely no smoking in or around the outside of the house.
No pets please.
Guests are asked to provide the name and phone number of an emergency contact.
Guests may not bring non-registered guests, friends, sleepovers, etc. into the home.
Please report as soon as possible any damage or things that don't work as you expect.