Tranquil & private garden studio

Apartment - Entire home/apt · 10th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States
Your host, Laurie
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The Space

This is a completely private, open floor plan , minimal aesthetic studio with private entrance in the Inner Richmond of San Francisco, near Golden Gate Park with a new and full/complete kitchen (Vintage refurbished gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, new fridge, , etc), outdoor semi private deck with table/chairs, sleeping nook with Temperpedic queen size bed, bathroom with glass tiles/two shower heads. Stained concrete floors with small carpets.... The apartment is approx. 450 sq. ft. Very quiet; wake up with the birds!

Our street is relatively quiet; the general neighborhood is ethnically, economically diverse. And with it's proximity to Golden Gate Park , it is excellent for biking, running, walking, surfing, tennis boating ; great restaurants and markets and bars. And the Beach is only a few minutes away....

There are bike rental shops nearby, few minutes walk...So if you're visiting and don't want to give up your "workout," this is a great option...... There is also a yoga studio 2 blocks away and about three others within 15 minute walk...Geary and Clement Street, just a couple blocks away have a wide array of restaurants, bars, cafes and markets.

Farmer's Market on Sundays, Inner Richmond (15 minute) walk and Inner Sunset (15 minute walk).

There are many restaurants -- Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Turkish, French, Hawaiian, Malaysian, Indian, Vegetarian, Italian, Russian within a few minutes walk. And( i think ) the best sushi restaurant in the City is four blocks away, it is very difficult to get in to but that's another story.. Also many restaurants deliver if you want to stay in.. Small markets and supermarkets in short walking distance..Clement Street finally has a mostly organic market…

The Richmond has all kinds of folks, all ages and ethnicities, sexual persuasions, professions, etc....and although it is not "hip" it IS pretty cool...

The apartment features:
* Private entrance
•French doors to back yard
•Okell gas fire place
•Leather sofa
* Small table (desk)
* Finished cement floors throughout
• Temperpedic queen size bed with brand new 100% cotton linens/duvet & comforter and pillows,
•full New kitchen appliances: new fridge, cabinets, sink, refurbished gas stove, dishwasher and microwave; including stovetop espresso maker and coffee grinder; and dishes/pots
* Cleaning supplies + dishwashing detergent; etc. and hand soap, toilet paper , provided
• Lighting on dimmers throughout apartment
• New bathroom fixtures; including glass shower with two shower heads, sliding glass door; new towels;
* Blow dryer, iron and ironing board
* Umbrella
• Concrete floors throughout; w/a couple carpets...
* Shopping cart
• Small flat screen television on swinging mount, cable
• Semi private deck with table/chairs for outdoor use and use of wildish backyard
• Freshly painted, and ALWAYS cleaned professionally. . ..
* Free Hi speed internet/WiFi
* Cable
* quiet neighborhood...
* back yard.
* linens, towels, dishes, etc., provided;
* Prior to Airbnb, this apartment has mostly been used by visiting artists, curators, professors and scholars and we have been told it has creative "vibe"
* no smoking indoors, and prefer non smokers in general,
* NO PETS large or small
* One/two persons prerferred or couple with child works (there is one double bed for sleeping and brand new double Aerobed air mattress is available ),
Also provided:
*Fresh roasted coffee beans/cream or tea
*Mineral water
*Beer or wine.
(Upon confirmation of rsvp pleas let me know you preference for coffee or tea; beer or wine. thank you.

This apartment as stated aboe is well suited for one person or two friends or a couple….
It has an open floor plan, which means there are no walls (except for the bathroom) ; if you intend to share with another person, you will need to be very comfortable, as there will be little privacy ; i.e. changing clothes -- (the bathroom has a door, though it is beveled glass.)...

Please note:
(Cell providers: Verizon, TMobile, Metro work fine in the apt. AT&T does not work so well in the apartment or the neighborhood in general. If you have ATT and a computer, (website hidden) is a good alternative.

Note Re: Photographs: (They were taken by Airbnb, i did not take these photos).. .The apartment is NOT bright and sunny as pictured .The front door to the apartment has a frosted window; there are two small windows and glass french doors to the backyard, so while it is not "dark," it is quite subdued,.And two airbnb guests have described the apartment as somewhat "dark." With the lighting ON in the apartment, it does look naturally light to bright. And as noted above, it's about 450 sq. ft; may look larger to some in photos taken by Airbnb. (?).

Parking: The street has permit parking however the adjacent streets do not and the parking rules are more relaxed.

Check in/Check Out:.

This is flexible. I try to accommodate guests so that when they arrive, they can check in anytime or check out anytime that is convenient, i.e. flights, etc..However, if you want to check out between 5-11pm, I will charge an additional $75.00 for the day.

Please let me know in a message after we've confirmed,
1. APPROXIMATELY what time you want to check in and please specify a.m or p.m.
2. APPROXIMATELY what time you want to check out

.(This is useful in so far as i can schedule cleaning after each guest leaves..and the next person arrives.)

It has happened that guests have arrived earlier than they anticipated, and if this should be the case, please let me know as soon as possible...Usually this is fine, except if there is a cleaning this case, I would suggest you can drop off your belongings and return....
Very Easy Public Transportation.
•SFMuni Buses 31 Balboa, 5 Fulton 44 Oshaunessey, 28, 21 hayes
•10 minute walk thru park to Inner Sunset and N Judah, 5, 6, and 71 buses)
•5 minute walk to DeYoung museum, Calif. Academy of Sciences; a couple more to Arbboretum, Stowe Lake
•45 minute walk to Ocean Beach, 10 minutes by bus
* 30 minute walk to China Beach
* 20-30 minute bus ride to downtown S.F.
* 5-10 minute by car to Marin over Golden Gate BRidge, 10-15 to Marin Headlands
• MANY Restaurants, markets, supermarkets, bars, cafes, yoga studios, etc. nearby and within easy walking distances
• Corner Store and laundromat
• Library - 3 blocks away
• Closest Hospitals are UCSF , St. Mary's
* Yoga Studio - one block away
* Tennis courts - five minute walk
* Several bike rental places within 5 minutes
(and sincerely, the Best sushi restaurant in the City four blocks away
* Clement Street, 10 minutes....
* There is a fairly good second hand store (Goodwill) on Clement…

BART/MUNI; BART to Powell Street and then 5 Fulton or 31 Balboa to 10th Avenue (about $10 per person)
SUPER SHUTTLE, must be reserved in advance (about $20 per person)
TAXI, (about 50-60 with tip)-can flag one at airport
LYFT/UBER (not sure) need an app on phone, this could be useful in sf.
(It should take about half hour from the airport to the apartment).

I've lived in the City since 1975 and am willing to give suggestions for just about anything, and am open to helping out while respecting your privacy.....(we live upstairs - You may occasionally hear walking and sounds from upstairs but this has never been an issue…).

Guest Access

Guests have access to an outdoor deck and back yard which is shared.

Interaction with Guests

i will be present during the guest's stay unless otherwise indicated in an email to the guest. (Sometimes go out of town...)

I generally interact minimally as the apartment is separate, and respect your privacy; however i am available and open for interaction in person, via telephone and/or email and texting…or a knock on the door…

Unless indicated in email, I will be present during the guest's stay here…

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $850 /week
Monthly Price: $3100 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $75
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We can really recommend Lauries place!
    The studio was as described, cozy, comfortable and private. Very close to Golden Gate Park, which was perfect for us, traveling as a family with an 18 months old child. The neighborhood is quiet but still very central. Really just great..
    Laurie was an excellent host. We had our privacy, but didn't feel alone. She went out of her way to meet us although we arrived earlier than expected and was very helpful. She has made an excellent folder explaining all the practicalities concerning the use of the place and also great tips about where to shop, dine and hang out in the neighborhood.
    We would gladly stay there again!

    May 2014
  • This is a great place next the park in an awesome, and safe, neighborhood - one of the few places neighborhoods in the city where you can have a good night's sleep. I visit the city often and this neighborhood is one of the best in the city.

    Aside from that, the place is as pictured, very well kept and Laurie is a great host. The bed was awesome, and having a kitchen in the city is a great. I'd have no problems recommending someone to stay here or staying here again in the future.

    It's interesting to note that Golden Gate park is larger than Central Park in New York, and this place gives you walking distance to such an incredible location while also being a relatively short bus ride (and even shorter drive) from just about any location in the city you would want to be.

    April 2014
  • This is my second four week stay in this apartment in the last 12 months (see review for May, 2013). Once again, I would say the apartment was very clean, cozy and well-equipped. The neighborhood is safe and convenient to public transportation, Golden Gate Park and other services. My repeat stay speaks for itself as to my recommendation!

    January 2014
  • Laurie carries an intense sense of pride on welcoming her guests. My mom and I stayed at her place for about 10 days, and it was an incredible experience! Such a centric place, had De Young Museum Golden Gate Park, several restaurants and grocery stores within walking distance. We had plenty enough room to place an air mattress which she provided. I strongly encourage other "airbnbers" to stay with Laurie.

    We will think of her for whenever we travel to San Francisco.

    Thank you Laurie!

    November 2013
  • Laurie is a charming host, very responsive and helpful. I asked whether a hair dryer was available, and she bought one the next day. Her studio is very quiet and well located for the Golden Gate park and public transportation towards downtown and other. We particularly liked the walk-in shower. As she mentions in her description, the studio is a little bit dark so you may need to keep the electric light on if you are in during the day. Overall we had a very satisfactory and pleasant stay, thanks Laurie !

    November 2013
  • Laurie's place was great and she was very accomodating and friendly. 2 blocks from Golden Gate Park. Would recommend to anyone heading to San Francisco. Great place!

    October 2013
  • We just got back from San Francisco and had an amazing time. Laurie's place is clean, comfy and nicely kept up. I especially like the walk-in rain shower!! The neighborhood is safe and very quiet at night for a good nights sleep. Laurie was a great host and made sure we were comfortable, had our bearings and delivered amazing coffee to brew! The location is ideal! It is only a few blocks away from Golden Gate Park with so many things to see (Science Museum, Japanese Gradens, Rose Gardens, Equestrian center, art etc.) Segways in the Park were especially fun. The beach is also not far and the Land's End Coastal Trail offers amazing views! We'd highly recommend Laurie and her place for a fun stay in San Francisco.

    October 2013
  • Laurie is the best!

    The apt was super clean, spacious, and beautiful. Not only was the place comfortable, she made my stay even better with a list of local places to dine and buy groceries--excellent suggestions, btw!

    I really had a lovely stay and highly recommend the neighborhood for anyone looking to stay in a tranquil part of SF.

    Thank you for being a lovely host.

    October 2013
  • Fue una experiencia inolvidable! Laurie es encantadora y siempre está dispuesta a colaborar para que el viaje sea maravilloso. La ubicación es muy cómoda, con colectivos muy cerca que te llevan a recorrer toda la ciudad, y un supermercado abierto 24hs a dos cuadras. Muy cómodas las instalaciones. ¡Una excelente elección!

    September 2013
  • We were here on vacation and chose Laurie's place because it looked inviting and although we didn't know the SF area saw it was near the Golden Gate Park. Having her place so close to the park is like staying on the Upper West Side in NYC by Central Park. Her place is located close to most of the activities in the park or a short walk to wherever you need to be. Another great treat for us is all the eateries either in her neighborhood (Richmond) or on the other side of the park in Sunset. We usually walked to dinner and there is no shortage of all types of food available. Salsalito and Tiberon was only a short drive away over the Golden Gate Bridge and of course you have to visit the base of the bridge. Parking is in the street and was never a problem. The furthest we had to park one time was 2 blocks otherwise we were usually less than a block away.
    Laurie is a great host making sure that we had everything. She knows a bunch of great eateries and if you stay you have to ask her about the best sushi restaurant we have ever been to. There is a secret to the place but if you don't stay with Laurie, you'll never know!
    Her place is real cozy. She made great use of indoor lighting to assist the natural lighting coming through the window. Her kitchen was also equipped well enough for us to make garlic Dungeness crab with shrimp for dinner one night (yum). Everything was designed well to utilize the space and we never felt cramped.
    We will be back to her place the next time we are in San Francisco.

    September 2013
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We are four people who live upstairs. My partner and I are co founders and co directors of a non profit mutlidisciplinary arts organization called The Luggage Store (we don't sell luggage-- (website hidden)); my son is a rapper/painter and his girlfriend is an educator... I'm originally from NY, my partner was born was our son and his girlfriend who also lives upstairs... WE are all open minded, friendly, helpful, respectful, diverse... We know many restaurants in the City, yoga studios, gyms, galleries, performance spaces, hiking trails, good bike routes, etc. etc... I practice Vipassana meditation, and practiced yoga for many years... Prior to listing our apartment on Airbnb, we have rented it in the past short term to artists/curators/writers, educators,so it has kind of a good creative. grounding or peaceful "vibe," or so i'm told..... Although I am not fluent in Spanish, maybe 40%...and will try... will try to help you connect with people/places/things that are important or interest you...that could be "us."
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