About This Listing
It’s much more than a single room, a little less than a whole house. Welcome to the Pierce Street Suite, which occupies the entire top-floor attic of a 1896 Queen Anne Victorian, right in the heart of San Francisco’s uber-requested neighborhood, the Lower Haight / Duboce Triangle.
First, the space you’ll be occupying: bright and airy, clean and cozy, we've just remodeled our attic floor, a project which was completed in October 2012, and had been originally executed for the daughter of the house, who picked up and returned to Italy in November. of 2012. She married the Italian twice in 2014 (once in SF and once in Italy) and a granddaughter was welcomed at the end of March.
Her loss is your gain. Ask me about it when you get here over a glass of wine; it's a good story.
This attic is...well, everything you'd want a remodeled Victorian attic to be: sloped ceilings, lots of skylights, with original redwood flooring and walls. There's a modern, deluxe bathroom with a huge tiled shower. There's also a small but serviceable kitchenette with a mini-fridge and microwave, so you can make coffee, tea, drink wine, heat left-overs from San Francisco's wonderful restaurants and eat snacks. There's a separate bedroom with a cozy sleeping nook, with a super comfortable queen-sized bed and ample space for clothes. The main living area includes a work space with writing desk, loveseat (that pulls out into a twin bed), and a bookshelf full of books, many of which are in Italian. The space is perfect for 1 or 2 people, who appreciate quiet and privacy, but also enjoy having a local host around. While the attic can theoretically accommodate three people (using the love seat pullout or a single futon), the third person is generally limited to a child over the age of five.
I was born in S.F. and have been living in this house since 1976. There's a private washer and dryer in the basement should you need them. Sometimes--not always--there is a very shy dog named Clipper, so anyone allergic should know this. But she's very sweet.
Now, the neighborhood. Objectively, it's probably one of the city's best locations: the Lower Haight is easy walking distance to the Haight, the Castro, the Mission, the Fillmore, Hayes Valley. Two blocks to the left is the spacious, sunny Duboce Park, and two blocks to the right, the legendary Alamo Square with its Painted Ladies. There's more public transportation than you will know what to do with: buses and streetcars will easily take you downtown, to Golden Gate Park, or to the Marina / Chrissy Fields.
The Pierce Street Suite is a very special place. It was created with a lot of love, and this house has been occupied by the same family for more than 35 years. Since I am now an empty-nester, I often have out of town friends and/or family members staying in the main part of the house. I look forward to meeting you and making your stay in the World's Best City something to remember and cherish.
Other Things to Note
The attic is designed for two adults so the third person is normally limited to a child over the age of five.
California is in the midst of a serious drought so I ask that you shower quickly and be aware of your use of water.
Please treat my house as you would your own.
I'm a little compulsive re. lights and heat being turned off when no one is around.
No smoking please.
Since the attic sleeping area is right above master bedroom, shoe removal is appreciated.
There are space heaters. However, please do not use a space heater and the microwave at the same time.
Have a wonderful visit.
Jane is the perfect hostess - always available for a chat & advice. Loved the attic - was a home away from home after a day of exploring San Francisco. The most comfortable bed!! The location is great for getting around & is a lovely quiet neighbourhood.
I had a wonderful stay at Jane's apartment. The space was even lovelier then it appears in the pictures—much larger than I expected. It is light and airy and adorable, as well as quite centrally located. There were fresh flowers on the table when I arrived, and the kitchenette was stocked with sparkling water, coffee, yogurt and other breakfast food.
Jane was also a great host. She was very understanding and accommodating when my plane was delayed, pushing my arrival much later than would have been ideal. On my last night in the city,I had to do a load of laundry. When I went down to collect it, I found she had already placed the laundry in the basket and put it at the bottom of the stairs to the attic apartment. What a kind thing to do, and far beyond what I would ever expect. She was helpful and friendly, but also gave me plenty of space.
Jane was a lovely host, open & very trusting. The room/loft is exactly as described - spacious, clean & well-equipped. The house itself is beautiful and in a great neighbourhood.
Jane was a great host and I could not recommend her house more. It was the perfect launchpad to explore San Francisco. A truly great spot: a room with privacy in a beautiful house.
Jane is the perfect host, very personable, kind, knowledgeable, helpful and discreet. We immediately got along and, for the duration of our stay, coming back to Jane's apartment after our daily adventures in San Francisco felt like coming home.
The whole attic was our own, which is very spacious. The bed area is charming, the living area is very comfortable, the kitchenette is functional and the bathroom is new and clean. The decor is tasteful and charming. All was tidy and well organized when we arrived and the freshly ground, tasty coffee and the snacks were a nice touch.
Location is wonderful with all the cool neighborhoods within a short walk - Hayes Valley, the Mission, Japan town, etc.
A++ and most certainly recommended!
We had a wonderful time in the Attic Master Suite.
The location is perfect, everything is close by.
The bus is 3 minutes walking. Jane is very nice and helpful!
We enjoyed the welcome breakfast in the refrigerator.
The attic is very clean and there is more space than you think according to the website.
I very much enjoyed my stay at "The Attic". Jane is a very welcoming and gracious host. The accommodation is well-designed, comfortable and clean. Delightful. The neighborhood is interesting and quite convenient. I look forward to staying in "The Attic" on my next visit to San Francisco.
About the Host, Jane
I'm an enthusiastic bicyclist who works as a family lawyer to keep myself in bike socks. Born in San Francisco, grew up near Stanford University, and moved around a lot before I got back to San Francisco in 1976. I've raised two children in this house and they've always claimed they grew up in the best neighborhood in San Francisco.
Since both my children live elsewhere (but have left their hearts in San Francisco), I'm now occupying this 4-story Victorian on my own--sometimes accompanied by my very shy dog, who prefers the Sierra foothills, where I often go on the weekends. I love meeting new people, but can assure you that you'll have plenty of privacy, as the Attic Suite is on the top floor and is quite separate from the main house.
I travel often to Europe to visit my daughter (here we are in Italy a few years ago), and spent two years living and teaching in Africa. This is a wonderful city and a dynamic, friendly neighborhood that I feel fortunate to live in and share.