About this listing
Enchanted by sparkling panoramic views of San Francisco and its two bridge beauties: The Bay Bridge and The Golden Gate Bridge?
Inspired by the option to dine in, enjoying dining views that only a select few restaurants offer?
Romanced by a crackling cozy fire as you nestle into bed and watch the city lights?
Delighted to find the RARE San Francisco treasure- FREE street parking!- with the airport a simple 15 minute drive away?
Me too. Welcome to my home, which I call the Gratitude House. When I made this my home, I promised I would share its good spirit and enchantment with others, and that’s where you come in. I offer this beautiful retreat to all who wish be transported and inspired. And if you would like to stay for more than one month, I will negotiate price.
Come experience a private sanctuary in the back half of this home. This suite is enormous. It has a living room area, a romantic bed area with fireplace overlooking the twinkling San Francisco city lights and the Eucalyptus grove below, and the dining room area, with full dining table. Panoramic view windows run along the back width of the home- 25 feet. The suite has hardwood floors throughout, a leather sofa and chair, an armoire, and a wood burning fireplace. You have WiFi and VCR to play movies. Most travelers will find that I am away during their visit. When I am not away, I am living in the front half of the house and you may not even know I am here. When I am home, I will share the bathroom and perhaps briefly visit the kitchen. The full kitchen is virtually yours to create in, cook in, bake in, and refrigerate goodies as you wish.
My home is atop a very tall hill on Bridgeview Drive, aptly named, which real estate agents have called “San Francisco’s best kept secret” because of the obvious bridge views, the warm sunbelt weather, easy, safe, free street parking, and the quick access to downtown San Francisco. Bridgeview Drive is a unique winding hilltop street with a cozy, neighborly, super-safe atmosphere in a neighborhood called Silver Terrace. I have lived here for 11 years and have received only love and assistance from my dear neighbors of this family neighborhood. If you don’t rent a car, the T Muni train is 2 blocks away and runs directly downtown. There are also numerous bus routes that are within 2 blocks. Your 4-leggeds may be negotiable visitors.
So welcome to you, traveler, lover, artist, dreamer, visionary- welcome to the Gratitude House. Come see the world and yourself in a new way and leave inspired.
Welcome. Come, enjoy, bask, rest, restore. Common courtesy is always most appreciated: leave the place as nice as when you found it, mind the fireplace if you light it, put the fireplace screen up before you fall asleep, don't use other candles, no oil based products in or on the bed, no smoking. Please honor quiet hours between 11PM and 8:30AM. Pets may be negotiable. Other questions? Feel free to ask!
About the Host, Gaylene
I am a healer, working with Hospice. I am inspired to drink life up, understanding that there is a finite amount of life to be had. I love to travel. My last amazing journey was to the Amazon. Even more memorable than the visual aspects of that trip were the auditory surprises. In addition to the contant vibrational buzzing and hissing in the air, I have 2 words for you, especially if you get to the Amazon: "Howler Monkeys". They truly sound like I imagine dinosaurs would sound. Apparently they get such volume and monster howl from a hole in a bone in their throats. Must be heard to be believed. But I digress! I'm a weekly dancer, pulling out the boots for two step, the retro wear for East Coast swing, and I waltz every chance I get no matter what I'm wearing. I love beautiful found objects. I write poetry and short stories. I have a private psychotherapy practice and teach mindfulness to people who are interested in more resiliency, more ZEST! But I bet if you talked to my friends, they'd note the overall goofy, delighted way I like to carry on with life in general. As Helen Keller said, "Life is a banquet, but most of us are starving to death." So I invite you to come to my home and take a big bite out of life. The time is now.