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 super sweet, accommodating and very knowledge about where to go, and how to get there... The listing is absolutely correct and everything I expected and more.. A very cozy, convenient, and safe place to stay at an amazing price.. I would absolutely stay here again! I'm full of gratitude for the week I spent with Beth in Cole Valley...
I only stayed one night but, Beth's pad is lovely, close to all the action and well organised. Although we didn't see each other much, when we chatted she was helpful and charming. I would recommend staying here if you want somewhere near the Haight.
Until next time.
I met Beth at the end of my stay - great hostess, lots to talk about. While the apartment has some wear and tear from the ages, it was comfortable, with an electric real-touch piano and lots of books. The bed was also comfortable, and the streetcar, which ran in front of the house, wasn't all that noisy. It got me to and from the airport for around $15 in about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
The neighborhood is awesome, with everything from food, restaurants, coffee houses, pubs and ice cream to hardware and computer repair. As for me, it was a mile walk to the University of San Francisco, where I was working.
The stairs were a little scary for someone my age, but I handled them just fine. As I told Beth, those stairs were a fitting finish to my good walk from USF back to the house!
I felt a little funny, rooming it with people my kids' ages, but I'd come back in an instant.
Beth communicated with me during my stay even though she wasn't around. The place was great, and the neighborhood seems chill yet had some noises that are easily adapted with. If you're staying in the cozy room, make sure you close the small window above you so you won't get scared with all the noises of the wind rumbling through the house.
Beth was not in town during my stay, but I still enjoyed my stay at Beth's place. Her place is a little bit small, but comfortable and clean.
Like what she described, there is a narrow and steep stair connected to the 3rd floor. Grabbing my luggage to go up/down stairs is the most difficult part, but her place is worth for it.
Great location. Easy access to the N train and restaurants/grocery stores.
Beth wasn't at home when I visited, but she left extensive instructions about the apartment and was very responsive whenever I had questions. The room was pleasant, the apartment was attractive, and there was a Muni stop right across the street. Also a neighbourhood with good restaurants and ice cream! I would stay with Beth again.
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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!