Room darkening drapes for good sleepFlower box and yellow rose bush outside your window (in season).
Quiet Queen Room, Private Bath, Parking, City View
Quiet Queen Room, Private Bath, Parking, City View

Private room

2 Guests

3 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

Queen bed room in teacher's renovated Victorian house with lock on bedroom door. Very quiet for good sleep. New ensuite private bathroom. In-room coffeemaker and refrigerator. No kitchen use except microwave. Please use dining room for meals --no eating in bedroom. All day free street parking; many buses nearby; subway (BART) to/from airport. Cortland Avenue,with many shops, is a 10 minute walk. I have a cat which stays outside & in my room, never goes into dining room, living room or bedrooms.

The space

Welcome to my home, a renovated 1880s Victorian house with hardwood floors, south-facing bay window with city view, wifi, two fireplaces. Quiet queen bedroom sleeps 2. Free all day street parking; many nearby buses & subway (BART) to city center. or airport. Flea market & farmers market nearby. Note that there is a flight of steps up to my front door.
Your room has a comfortable queen size bed, large closet and cabinets. The bedroom is not sunny, but is VERY quiet for good sleeping (with room-darkening drapes) and has a yellow rose bush and flower box outside your window. The newly remodeled en suite bathroom has a Swash bidet heated toilet seat with warm water wash function. House has a washer and dryer which you can use certain hours--just ask if you want to use them.
My room is at the back of the house past the kitchen, so you will have plenty of privacy. Feel free to use the dining room to have self-prepared breakfast.
I am a retired college English teacher. I've hosted international students and tourists for over twenty years and have lots of books with suggestions for places to go & things to see if you are new to SF. And I'm happy to tell you about my favorite spots.
My house is in Bernal Heights, a diverse, friendly neighborhood with a great city view from the top of Bernal Hill. The Cortland Avenue area is like a small village within the city. You'll find a library, organic grocery store, gourmet foods shop, yoga studio, art gallery, bank and several bars (one of which has live music). If you want to rest, people watch and talk to the locals, try sitting on the wall outside the Library. If you're hungry, there are plenty of restaurants, including Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, Indian and California cuisine. Recommended restaurants on Cortland: Bernal Star Café and Vega, an Italian restaurant & pizzeria.
If you rent a car, there is EASY street parking near the house during the day; if you come back late you might have to park a couple of blocks away (try Holly Park or Agnon St--safe to walk.) It's a 15-20 minute walk to Glen Park BART subway station (12 minute ride to downtown and half an hour to the airport). There is also a bus which stops in front of my house and goes directly to & from the BART station. Also nearby are several buses going downtown (25 min. on the 14R); to Ocean Beach and the SF Zoo; the Castro area; and Fisherman's Wharf.

Guest access

Feel free to use the living room and dining room. You can buy breakfast or dinner take out foods at Good Life Grocery on Cortland Avenue--roast chicken, sushi, salads, etc.

Interaction with guests

I enjoy chatting with guests when they arrive and at any other time they wish. Happy to share my knowledge of the city, favorite restaurants, transportation info, etc. Of course, totally respect your privacy.

Other things to note

San Francisco Registration # is STR-0000297.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 3 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $20
Security Deposit: $100
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price: $90 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible

No smoking or drugs in the house. No pets. No overnight visitors. No loud noise.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

273 Reviews

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Nicholas User Profile
June 2017
Rita was hospitable and friendly. She was active in answering queries and it could not have been smoother.

佳 User Profile
June 2017
Rita is a lovely lady. She speaks softly!the house is beautiful, and the bed is comfortable! Rita's home is very convenient for all the attractions in the city! Buses, Bart are not far away! Next time I get a chance, I'll choose Rita again

Prachi User Profile
June 2017
Great stay , the location was very convenient and Rita was a great host.

Lawrence User Profile
May 2017
Very comfortable!

Jane User Profile
May 2017
The house dining room is right outside the bedroom and there were evening card games there or in the living room next to the dining room. Sheets and bed comfortable but the frame is askew near pillows and a little lower.
Rita User Profile
Response from Rita:
Jane told me they would arrive at 4 pm. When they didn't arrive by 6:30, I decided to have the bridge lesson in the dining room. They arrived around 7:30 and the card lesson was over by 8:30. Another thing, Jane told me they would stay at a friend's house the second night. In the morning all their luggage was gone, so I made up the room for the next guest. Lo and behold, Jane arrives later that day. Jane, you need to communicate better. Also, Airbnb sent you my phone number.
May 2017

Bien User Profile
May 2017
Rita was great. The location and house is very historic. House was built in the early 1900s and has that San Francisco feel. The location is awesome Bernal Heights is a beautiful area. The neighborhood has a charm. The room Rita provided has its own bathroom inside of the room which gave me privacy I liked. Thank you!
Rita User Profile
Response from Rita:
Thanks for your kind review! By the way, house dates from 1880s!
May 2017

The room was cozy and Victorian in design. Very comfortable bed and nice hot shower. Very sweet and friendly host! Quite close to the airport and can travel to city using Uber Pool quite easily...which could turn out to be cheaper if travelling in pairs.
Rita User Profile
Response from Rita:
May 2017

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San Francisco, California, United States · Joined in March 2011
Rita User Profile

Cheerful casual person who likes,travel, good food, theater, movies, bridge. Hablo espanol (poco), parlo italiano, je parle francais (un peu). I've traveled to Italy, France, Holland, Switzerland, England, Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada and Japan. I lived in Milan for a year teaching English. Majored in English and usually have a good novel on my Kindle. Grew up on the East Coast and lived in New York for a year and then moved to Maine where I raised goats and organic strawberries. Have lived in San Francisco for over thirty years and now sell vintage linens & clothes on Etsy (LovelyOldLinens) and host for airbnb.

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