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!

Your host, Beth
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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

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
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  • Beth's apartment is very nice, clean, good location with bars and cafes around the corner. Small room as described. Very clean. Beth also provided a list of maps and guides for the eating, groceries, etc. I didn't meet Beth in person, but a neighbor was looking after the apartment. The communication was quick and nice. A small problem regarding check-in could be sorted out quickly.

    July 2014
  • Great apartment. Good location. Small room as described. Very clean. Unfortunately couldn't meet Beth because I stayed only one night. But the contact through airbnb was quick and nice. Definitely recommend.

    July 2014
  • Beth was an amazing host. She's warm and inviting and has a peaceful demeanor. Her home is just as the photos show and in a lovely neighborhood with good eats around the corner. Beth does travel often, but Yvonne is available and also equally wonderful. I would gladly come back on another visit if I can book it before it fills up. Seriously, book now!, before someone else beats you to it!!
    only thing to consider... there is a flight of stairs to walk up.

    July 2014
  • Beth's room and apartment were very lovely. Unfortunately I never got to meet Beth, but all communication and checking in and out were easy. Was a pleasure to stay here and would love to again. Would recommend to anyone!

    June 2014
  • J'ai été déçue par le logement de Beth. C'est vieux et poussiéreux. Il y avait une drôle d'odeur en entrant, peut-être due aux 15 paires de chaussures laissées dans l'escalier d'entrée. Ce n'est pas très propre et le déjeuner est minimal avec seulement des céréales et du gruau instantané. Je n'ai eu qu'une banane à manger pendant les neuf jours de mon séjour. On doit manger dans notre chambre car il n'y a pas de salle à manger. Je n'ai pas pu réellement y cuisiner car les poêles Tefal sont très usées. Je n'ai fait que réchauffer une soupe et manger du "take out". Les portes de chambre claquaient à cause du vent. La douche s'est brisée et heureusement que Beth l'a remplacée rapidement. Comme il y a deux autres chambres en location, cela fait cinq personnes pour une seule salle de bain. De plus, il fallait laisser la fenêtre ouverte pour éviter la condensation de vapeur (pas de ventilation), fenêtre qui donnait directement sur les fenêtres de la maison voisine.
    Le WiFi fonctionne très bien et le lit est confortable.

    June 2014
  • There's a charming & clean room.
    Beth is so nice person.
    In front of the house, there's a train running straight to Caltrain.

    June 2014
  • Had an excellent stay with Beth in Cole Valley. The apartment is really nicely decorated and is well equipped. Also the location of the apartment was ideal - around the corner from golden gate park i.e. perfect for an early morning run, around the corner from Haight street, some nice local restaurants (breakfast and dinner) and a metro stop in front of the door.
    Beth is also very friendly and provides a lot of info about SF.
    Perfect for first time or regular SF visitors.

    June 2014
  • Cute room, great location!

    May 2014
  • Room was smaller than envisioned. Very communal but hostess was helpful.

    May 2014
  • Hi,
    der Aufenthalt in Beth´s Apartment war super!! Das Zimmer zwar klein und etwas dunkler als auf dem Foto - allerdings, wer will schon immer ´drinnen sein, wo es doch s(phone number hidden)el Fantastisches in San Francisco zu entdecken und zu tun gibt?!
    Küche, Bad, Essplatz alles klasse!!
    Beth war ein super Gastgeberin - unglaublich hilfsbereit!!!

    Ich finde die Lage in Cole Valey genial: 2 Blocks zur Haight Street, Castro um die Ecke, der Golden Gate Park fast vor der Haustür und die Muni fährt direkt von der Carl Street zum Beach oder in die andere Richtung Downtown!!
    Alles in Allem eine super Entscheidung bei Beth zu wohnen.
    Thank you, Beth!!

    Viel Spaß allen zukünftigen Besuchern!

    May 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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