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 is expected in April 2015.
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.
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.
Overall a wonderful stay and not the least because of Jane's attic! Beautiful place, ideal location, in probably the best neighborhood of SF, with lots of groceries, restaurants, shops and parks around, walking distance from almost everywhere (with up- and downhills of course ;-) but also convenient public transportation for the lazier ones!
Jane was a wonderful host, with lots of tips and informations for anything u needed. Definitely recommended!
Wow! What a great stay! Jane was a fantastic host. Above and beyond welcoming. Anytime we met her as we were coming and going she asked how we were doing and had helpful tips on where to go and how to get there. Her home is centrally located in SF which was perfect for us because we ended up walking in almost every direction. Also not far from the trains when we wanted to get somewhere a little faster. When we were done sightseeing for the day we really enjoyed strolling around her neighborhood, poking our heads into shops and trying to decide where to have our next great meal (and they were all pretty great). The attic suite was very spacious. The kitchenette was great to make ourselves breakfast before we headed out, and having your own bathroom in the suite is fantastic. Jane, her home, and the suite were all wonderful. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer!
The attic suite in Lower Haight is even better in person, and I only wish I had more time to stick around and relax there. Jane is a master host, cheerful and welcoming and thinks of everything. Though my stay in SF was hectic, she made the airbnb experience super easy, and this was a great spot to retreat to after a long day at work.
Vi blev varmt välkomnade av Jane, som satt uppe och väntade på oss när vi kom sent på kvällen. I rummet fanns fina snittblommor, snacks, vin och matvaror så att vi dagen därpå kunde äta frukost i lugn och ro vår första morgon i San Francisco. Väldigt uppskattat! Det fanns även guideböcker, Janes egna tips på bra ställen i området, hygienartiklar - massor av små saker som betyder mycket för att man ska trivas. Lägenheten var lika fin som på bilderna, allt var rent och fräscht och med en lyxig touch. Området var lugnt, vackert, mysigt och en perfekt utgångsplats för att upptäcka staden. Vi har trivts superbra hos Jane!
I had a fantastic time at Jane's Attic! It is the perfect combination of having your own private apartment but inside a beautiful house. It has all commodities any traveller might need: a nice bathroom, kitchen with snacks and drinks and a very comfy bed. All decorated with care and attention to detail.
The neighbourhood is hands down on of the best in the city, quite and beautiful but yet very central. A lot of great food options at walking distance and well communicated.
Jane made me feel welcomed since the first day I arrived, she was really kind and friendly - I'd love to have the opportunity to spend some more days in there next time I visit the city!
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.