Cole Valley Charm!

Apartment - Private room · Carl Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

A sweet room in a well decorated apartment with lots of character! Cole Valley is a quiet, safe, central neighborhood with many shops and restaurants nearby. The eclectic Haight is a short walk, as is Golden Gate Park. Many transportation options!

The Space

I'm very excited to finally be an airbnb host! The apartment is a 1906 edwardian flat with lots of character. The room being rented is cozy and clean, with a twin bed, fresh paint and a recently cleaned carpet. There is a closet with hanging space, and a small dresser in it. I am always doing improvements, so the space will look have more character that what's shown now. (Will update photos accordingly). It has a high east facing clerestory window, so the light is best in the morning. There will be a yoga mat provided if you would like to use it.

**Please note: **This is a 3rd floor walk up, so if you have trouble with stairs, this isn't the place for you. The plus side is the views are great, nice light, and no neighbors above us!

Guests will have full access to the kitchen, dining/lounge room, and living room. The living room gets great light, and has a very nice view.

A variety of continental breakfast options will be provided, and there will most likely be other food available at times.

Cole Valley is a great neighborhood that is close to many shops and restaurants. Golden Gate Park, Mt. Sutro, Upper Haight St, and the Castro are all within walking distance. There are numerous high quality grocers within walking distance as well.

No car? No problem! The Muni 'N' line stops across the street. You can get downtown (inbound), or to Ocean Beach (outbound) within 15 minutes. There are also multiple bus lines that serve the area. The (phone number hidden) all stop within a few blocks of the apartment.

There is no washer and dryer in the apartment, but there is a laundromat on the corner.

There may be one or two other guests here at the same time, but I only host awesome people!

I look forward to hosting you!

Guest Access

Guests are welcome to enjoy any common area of the apartment!

Interaction with Guests

I am starting my own business, so tend to be a bit busy, but I love getting to know my guests when possible!

The Neighborhood

Cole Valley is a sweet, safe neighborhood! The train stop is literally across the street, and it will take you downtown within 15min (eastbound), or to Ocean Beach within 15 min heading west.

There are numerous shops and restaurants in Cole Valley, and even more just a short walk to the Upper Haight. There are 4 grocery stores/markets (including a Whole Foods), within a 10 minute walk.

Golden Gate Park is also very close. You can't go wrong with Cole Valley's central location and quiet neighborhood vibe!

Getting around

The N Judah runs right in front of the apartment. Buses close by are the 6 Parnassus, the 43 Masonic, the 37 Corbett, 33 Stanyan, 7, and I believe others...It is very easy to get to many places in the city via public transportation from Cole Valley

Other Things to Note

Please read the following FAQ!

How far are you from the SFO?
This all depends on traffic and which mode of transportation you choose.

- A taxi ride is about 25-30 minutes *if* there is no traffic. It will cost at least $40

- Super Shuttle (Van service) is about $18, and is convenient because it takes you straight to the door. However, it can take awhile depending on traffic, and how many other people are getting dropped off before you.

- Public Transportation will take about an hour, and cost $10 total.

Where Can I Park?
I do not have parking at my apartment, so you will have to do street parking, or pay to park at Kezar Stadium, which is a few blocks away. In my neighborhood you have to have a permit to park for more than 2 hours from 8am-6pm M-F. (Some areas are 7am-7pm, so watch the signs!) After 2 hours, you have to move the car about a block. There are some streets a few blocks away that do not require permits, if you wish to leave your car and explore. Be sure to pay attention to street cleaning signs! My neighborhood is safe, but always be smart and don't leave items visible in seats.

Can I bring a pet?
No! No animals are allowed in the building, and many times there are guests with allergies. There are no exceptions to this.

How does your check-in, check-out time work?
I have a flexible check-in/check-out time, however, the rooms generally need to be vacated by 11am to give time to prep for the next guest. If you want to leave your bags in the living room while you explore more, that is fine. There is a lockbox, so if you're arriving late, or at a time when I might not be around, I can give the code & instructions.

Do I need to bring a towel or bedding?
No - that will be provided, as well as basic shower necessities.

Is there an elevator?
No, and I am on the 3rd floor of an old Edwardian flat. This means the stairs are more steep and narrow for the stairs of today. It is a workout, but well worth it, as the apartment gets a lot of great light, and is quiet, because there is no one above me.

Are there restaurants/grocery stores nearby?
Yes! There are many amenities within walking distance!

Is it easy to get around?
Yes! Many places are walkable, and the public transportation is great from Cole Valley. It's also a very central location in the city.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $475 /week
Cleaning Fee: $20
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • I highly recommend staying at Beth's. Beth was responsive and flexible. Everything was in order and as expected. Room was clean and quiet and wifi worked well. Shower and Bath were good. Great location in Cole Valley with the N line Muni streetcar right there and good restaurants and bars on the corner as well. But still a quiet neighborhood. A perfect starting point for your San Francisco advendture

    April 2014
  • I had such a great time staying here. Great room and great apartment! The whole apartment is wonderfully decorated and there is a swing in the lounge area! The location is amazing. Close to shops, restaurants, wine bars and coffee shops. The area is just really lovely. A very short walk to Haidt street.

    Beth is a great host! She is very friendly, welcoming and helpful. She is happy to give advice about the area; where to go, what to do and how to get there.

    A wonderful place to stay!

    March 2014
  • Great location. Convenient to public transportation and a lot of cool neighborhoods. Beth has a nice place and is super friendly. Really prompt with communication. Good stay overall.

    March 2014
  • I had a really great experience staying here. The room is small and cozy, but it has everything you need. The apartment is beautifully decorated and very clean too.

    Beth is a fantastic host and it was always a pleasure to chat with her when our paths crossed.

    Lastly, you can't beat the location. Cole Valley is just cute and there's no better way to say it. A lot of great shops, eateries, and sights are within walking distance, and it's super convenient to get anywhere via public transportation.

    I highly recommend!

    March 2014
  • Une super location : Hôte très sympathique, appartement très joli et bien localisé, à proximité des lignes de trams et bus...

    March 2014
  • I love vibrant neighborhoods and Beth's place sits in the heart of it. Easy access to anything in the city. Walking distance to great restaurants and a little natural foods store. The room was clean and the shared living space was colorful and welcoming. I would definitely stay there again!!!

    January 2014
  • Great location, great value. The room was perfect for one person, clean and tidy. Beth is kind and funny and she gave me info on what is a must to see in San Francisco (which is gorgeous) and how to get there before I could even ask for advice. Despite I stayed only a couple of nights I enjoyed my time at Beth's. I def recommend it!

    January 2014
  • Nice quiet clean room in the heart of the 7x7. Great value and Beth is super cool. I also met some awesome people during my stay here. I would stay here again!

    January 2014
  • I booked the room a night before and Beth was able to accommodate my needs. The room was very private with a comfortable bed. Overall the experience was wonderful and I strongly suggest picking one of Beth's beautiful rooms during your next stay.

    January 2014
  • La habitación es muy agradable, idéntica a las fotografías. La ubicación es excelente, cerca de cafés, transporte público y el Golden Gate Park. Beth es muy amable y atenta. Definitivamente me quedaría ahí nuevamente.

    January 2014
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William J. Palmer High School, Colorado State University, UC Berkeley Extension
I am a mid-thirties recent graduate from an interior design and sustainable design program. I enjoy anything sustainable/design/architecture related, DIY, crafting, flea markets, tango dancing, blues dancing (with a sprinkling of swing and salsa), eating healthy, and yoga (including partner & acro-yoga). I love ethnic food - especially Thai. I enjoy cooking, and will most likely have food to share. I tend to avoid wheat (unless it's sprouted wheat), and don't eat much dairy or sugar, but can still whip up some tasty meals. I'm ultimately very sensitive to my own needs and to others, and strive to create a harmonious, healthy household. Sometimes we might need some downtime, and space to ourselves, but more than likely I'll be able to create time and space for sharing a meal, playing some music, (I have a guitar, and am hoping to add a ukelele and musical saw to the mix soon), or crafting with a guest(s) open to it! I value open communication, and am very friendly. I moved to SF from CO 6.5 years ago, and am very familiar with the city, and finding unique, affordable activities to enjoy. I will gladly pass on my knowledge to my guests!
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