About this listing
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 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!
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!
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!
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!
Can I reserve the room for more than 1?
No, unfortunately I can only have a certain number of people in the apartment, and I am currently only accepting single reservations per room.
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.
Logistics to make your stay comfortable:
- In order to keep floors as clean as possible, this is a shoes-off apartment
- This is a smoke-free, drug-free, pet-free home. Light drinking is fine, but if you are an extensive partier, this probably isn't the place for you.
- Internet service provided, but no TV
- If you come home late/get up early, please try to be as quiet and respectful as possible. The same courtesy will be extended to you!
- To ensure the comfort and safety of everyone, NO overnight guests are allowed. You are welcome to bring a friend or 2 over briefly to show them the space, get help with luggage, etc., but please do most of your socializing outside of the apartment. (Unless it's socializing with me or other guests!) :)
Beth was a great hostess! She was very flexible in letting me drop my bags off early and she provided lots of great information on what to do in San Fransisco. Her apartment is in a FABULOUS location, super close to public transit and Golden Gate Park. I would stay here again in an instant. Thanks Beth!
Beth is a very, very nice host. She is friendly and kind and also very helpful. I had some questions regarding the city, transportations and so on which Beth helped me with. I had a very nice room; cousy and nice furnitured and it was also quiet. Location was great and the train stops right outside the apartment.
Beth is a very nice host....the apartment is in a good location with only 10 minute drive to Union Squiare which was perfect for me since i was at convention there. the room is good and bathroom and shower good as well.
overall a very good stay with plenty of shops in the area as well....
Beth was super nice and helpful! The room was adorable and perfect for my stay. The location was the best part of my stay, pretty central to everything I needed to see. Even though I got lost in beautiful San Francisco... the room was central and easy to find once I read the address correctly! All amenities were perfect, even had a nice little fan! Great internet to turn in some assignments on time, overnight parking around the corner only cost $20! This was a great place to stay!
Beth is very helpful and willing to solve problems that I might have before I arrive. The location is just as great as it can be. It's right next to the Muni N train. The room is cozy and the house is well-maintained. I am satisfied with my stay in San Francisco very much!
I would like to recommend Beth's Cole Valley Charm as a great place to stay if your visiting San Francisco. Its ideally located near cafes,restaurants and transport,also walking distance to Golden Gate Park . I arrived very late on my first evening ,I made Beth aware of this as I thought it may be an issue but Beth assured me it wasn't and made it possible for me to access the room.The room itself has everything you need,very comfortable and peaceful,"best sleeps I had on my holidays", Beth's place is suited for those wanting a warm beautiful and calm environment. Rowdy people please stay away!!,If i return to San Francisco I will definitely look at returning here for my stay.
Beth was wonderful! She made my first airbnb experience amazing. The listing was exactly as posted. She provides exact instructions from sfo to her place which was essential for someone unfamiliar with the city transit system. I was only here a few days but I quickly found myself feeling like I was at a home away from home. She interacted with guests as much or as little as we wanted. She was honest, friendly, and professional. Her place was clean and beautifully decorated. Her place is in a great location to easily make it to the tourist attractions and enjoy the local scene. The yoga mat in the room was perfect to start and end my day finding my balance and zen. Thank you Beth for an amazing birthday trip!
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About the Host, Beth
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 in 2006, and am very familiar with the city, and finding unique, affordable activities to enjoy. I will gladly pass on my knowledge to my guests!