Sunny Modern Garden Beach Studio

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Santiago Street, San Francisco, CA 94116, United States
Brian And Mollie

Our bright, modern studio is spacious, private and very comfortable. It's one block from the train line and shops and a very short walk to the beach.
With full windows looking onto the private, lush garden, it's a perfect retreat in the city.

Your host, Brian And Mollie
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Our bright, modern studio is spacious, private and very comfortable. It's one block from the train line and shops and a very short walk to the beach.
With full windows looking onto the private, lush garden, it's a perfect retreat in the city.

The Space

This is a very well-equipped, very! bright and comfortable modern studio with garden access. Please read through our description -- most of the answers to your questions can be found here. :)

The apartment is near the expansive Ocean Beach in San Francisco. It was remodeled a few years ago by a design firm, but still retains its charm. It has a very nautical theme -- packed with ocean artifacts and books. There's a full wall of windows that look out onto the landscaped garden.

Wake up in the morning and enjoy the beautiful backyard. Stroll down to the beach with some pastries or hop on the L train to downtown for the day.
Write letters or catch up on some work at the standing desk with display or full-size sitting desk with our favorite architecture lamp.

At night, cozy up, login to your Netflix and catch a movie on the flat-screen TV and then hop into the jacuzzi bathtub (or shower if you prefer) before bed. Don't forget to turn on the towel warmer!

Professional, dimmable lighting throughout makes every time of day look cozy and comfortable.
There's also a large kitchenette with a microwave, sink and small fridge to store your food and drinks.

There is a full-size bed and a very large and comfortable sofa that could easily sleep someone over 6'2. Couples have slept on the sofa together as well -- it's about 41" wide. Typically the arrangement for 4 is good for a family with small kids. If that doesn't work for your group -- there may be an air mattress we could utilize -- please discuss with the host when sending your initial inquiry.

It's perfect for someone who is visiting and wants to spend time at Ocean Beach, surfing or strolling for sand dollars -- or is stopping through on a drive down the coast as the house is a 1 minute drive from the Great Highway. From there, the Cliff House, Sutro Baths, Fort Funston, Half Moon Bay, SF Zoo and Golden Gate Park are just a short drive.

One block south is Taraval. Heading a block west, towards the water, there are a few restaurants, a grocery, a bakery where you can get coffee and pastries, a liquor store, and a Walgreen's pharmacy. There's a local surf bar a few blocks down by the ocean with lots of character as well.

Be mindful that if you have dog allergies, there is a small short-haired dog who is here sometimes.

Shoot me a message to discuss your travel needs.

Please send me a message before sending a reservation request so I can let you know if the house is available.

(If you need to host a larger group -- please refer to the "other properties" to see if our larger space is available.)

**Please note -- Airbnb provides the final price and I cannot see their calculations. Just enter your dates and group size into the calendar to find your end cost.

**I need at least a 1 day notice to accept a reservation and unfortunately I can't book more than two months in advance. Please contact me closer to your stay if it is more than that.

Guest Access

The studio is private, and you have full access to the downstairs, including the lush, private backyard and any food left on top of the cart in the kitchen. Although street parking is easy, the driveway may be made be available for an extra charge (discuss with the host) if you require it.

The BBQ and fire pit in the backyard are not for guest use.

Interaction with Guests

I always keep a line of communication open with guests, but find that visitors choose our home for privacy. Therefore, I check in via email (unless the guest has contacted me via phone) on arrival and a few times during the stay.
Guests can always reach me by email or phone if they need absolutely anything (texting is best way to reach me if you need a quick response). I'm happy to help with anything from questions about the house to getting you something you need to restaurant recommendations. I find that our detailed house manual and arrival guide, which I send the week before your stay, provides clear instructions on how to use the house and get the most our of your stay.

The Neighborhood

It's a much more quiet neighborhood than the Mission District. And the place is one block from the L line so town is about 18-25 minutes away (depending on your stop).
One block away on Taraval, there are a few restaurants, a great small grocery, a bakery where you can get coffee and Chinese pastries, a liquor store, and a Walgreen's pharmacy that you can walk to. There are two large grocery stores about a 5 min drive from the house. There's a great local surf bar a few more blocks down toward the water and plenty of Asian cuisine close by. Judahlicious (raw and delicious food), Outerlands (locally sourced, organic New American), Devil's Teeth Baking Company, Indian Pizza, and Trouble Coffee are all a short drive or bus ride away as well.

Getting around

There is free, unregulated and ample street parking outside if you decide to bring a vehicle. Space (for small and large vehicles) is easily found throughout the day. After the evening hours, parking on the next block may be necessary. The neighborhood is probably the safest in the city. Please discuss with host if you need further parking accommodations.

The L train goes from the Zoo to the Embarcadero, downtown. It runs from about 5am to 1am, and comes every 10 minutes or so. It takes 15 minutes to get to the Castro/Market St and 25 minutes to get to Embarcadero by train.
There are bus stops within one block on leafy Sunset Blvd. as well that will take you to Golden Gate Park and the beach if you decide not to bring a vehicle.

Other Things to Note

Thanks for reading my listing!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1200 /week
Monthly Price: $3850 /month
Security Deposit: $850
Cleaning Fee: $65
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Amazing space, the pictures don't do it justice!

    Mollie was extremely helpful & reliable.

    June 2014
  • I have been to the Outer Sunset many times but this was my 1st experience using Airbnb. Brian & Mollie's studio was exactly as described, bright & cozy. Although we never met in person, our communication via email/text worked out perfectly.The studio is only a couple of blocks from the bus which was all I required since I didn't have a car, so that was a plus for me. Thanks for making my experience a positive one!!

    May 2014
  • This studio is perfect for chilling, which is what we needed on the last days of our trip. Although we never personally met Brian and Mollie, this (email hidden)d-in space that has traces of the hosts in every nook and cranny. We didn't stay long enough to enjoy the Apple TV, the tub, or even the beach, but we loved Brian's books. Street parking was a breeze; the coin laundromat was just around the corner, and the local dining places were small but good. We also got a peek at their 2-BR/1TB space upstairs--that looked very nice, too.

    April 2014
  • I loved my stay at Mollie's studio - it was bright, cheerful, and had everything I needed. I loved that it was walking distance to the beach, good coffee and food, and shops like the General Store. Mollie was awesome and always available when I needed her. I'd love to stay for longer sometime!

    February 2014
  • Very sweet spot close to the ocean and the great Outerlands neighborhood. Very clean and quiet--even w/folks upstairs we felt like we were in our own little oasis. The directions for getting in were clear and Mollie was a great communicator. Highly recommended and will def stay there again!

    November 2013
  • We loved this adorable spot in the Sunset. The backyard was great and the apartment was cozy but really comfortable and well-kept. Thanks, Mollie!

    October 2013
  • Freundlich, sauber und sympathisch - einfach wunderbar

    Mollie & Brian sind wunderbare Gastgeber, die sich aufmerksam und freundlich um ihre Gäste kümmern. Das Ambiente ein Traum - und nur 600m vom Meer entfernt. Frisco, wir kommen wieder - gerne bei Mollie & Brian!

    September 2013
  • Bright and spacious. It is the downstairs flat of a house and feels private although there may be people upstairs.

    Bathroom is large and modern with a large bath. It has a small kitchen too, so everything you need is there.

    Sunset is a little bit away from the centre of town, but SF is a small city, so provided you have a car, nothing is more than 20 minutes away. There is plenty of parking outside the property.

    September 2013
  • My boyfriend & I were in San Francisco for a long weekend doing some comedy shows around town, and wanted a quiet, relaxing place to stay. We definitely got it with Brian & Mollie's studio! The garden is gorgeous, sunny & private which was so nice for writing outside in the morning for a bit. And the apartment itself was clean, well laid out, roomy & full of cool little nods to Brian's interest in the sea - I even learned a coupla things about Killer Whales after flipping through one of the many vintage Jacques Cousteau books! I'd almost rent again just to sit & read through the whole series. The amenities were great, we always found easy street parking, and the neighborhood was quiet & easy to get to & from. Highly recommend for those visiting SF & looking to stay near Golden Gate Park!

    September 2013
  • The space was lovely and clean. Everything was exactly as pictured and described. Mollie was extremely flexible and helpful with our weekend trip. I would recommend this studio to anyone!

    September 2013
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Hello! We're Brian + Mollie! Two friends from SF who love California but travel a lot -- so you should take advantage of our place! Hi! Brian here. I love to surf, bodysurf, open water swim and snowboard. I'm a writer, editor and owner of publications about the ocean and tech. I write adventure and exploration stories involving how field science and oceanography is being changed by technology. I'm Mollie! I spend my weekends exploring California and weekdays roaming San Francisco. My favorites destinations in no particular order are Judahlicious, Salton Sea, and any coastal redwood forest. I love hot chocolate from scratch or from a packet.
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