Lone Mountain Garden Studio

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States

A lovely, quiet retreat for your visit to San Francisco

Your host, Phil
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A lovely, quiet retreat for your visit to San Francisco

The Space

This lovely garden apartment is a one-room studio with attached kitchenette and full bathroom. This unit is fully private with access from the street. The owner lives upstairs in a separate unit.

The bedroom is furnished with a queen sized bed that will comfortably sleep two. There is also a sofa that folds out to sleep an additional person, so a couple with child will sleep comfortably. The unit is ideal for one or two people, but it can sleep three. There is a TV with basic cable and a DVD player.

The apartment opens up to a garden where you can sit out on a lovely day.

The kitchenette is fully equipped and includes a coffee machine, kettle, 2-burner cooktop, microwave, toaster oven and mini-refrigerator. It does not have a full sized oven. There is a private, full bathroom with shower. All water from the tap is filtered.

This studio is conveniently located two blocks from Golden Gate Park and USF, with a short walk to the Haight-Ashbury district and UCSF to the south. The Presidio, Geary and Clement St. business corridors are a few blocks to the north. Just down the street is Rossi Recreation Center, with pool, tennis courts, and playground.

We are located right along a bus line that will take you downtown to the Union Square area, financial district and Embarcadero. Street parking is plentiful, but there are restrictions during the day. Contact me if you need a visitors parking permit (there is an additional fee of $60 for the permit).

This apartment is a quiet and comfortable place to unwind after a day exploring San Francisco. Enjoy your stay!

Guest Access

You will have a fully private apartment, including private bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. There is a garden out the back that is shared and you are welcome to enjoy. Help yourself to lemons or herbs, but please leave the rest of the vegetables that are growing.

The Neighborhood

The Lone Mountain neighborhood (also part of the Inner Richmond neighborhood) is the home of the University of San Francisco. It is a quiet, residential neighborhood with basic amenities such as cafes, laundry, and groceries.

Getting around

The public transportation in SF is pretty good. From the apartment, there is a bus line that will take you to the city center. You catch the 31 bus at Arguello and Turk, one block from the apartment, and get off at Powell & Market St. It’s about a 25 minute ride. At Powell and Market St., there are many options. Union Square and the major shopping district is in this area. You can also catch the cable car here, which will take you on a scenic ride to Fisherman’s Wharf, a major tourist destination.

The tourist information center is also located here, where you can buy a Muni Passport that will give you unlimited rides on busses, street cars, and cable cars. I highly recommend it. A 7 day pass costs $29. Look up "sfmta muni passport" for more information.

Back at the apartment, there is another bus that runs along Arguello Blvd., one block from the apartment. It is the 33 bus. This bus takes you to the Haight-Ashbury, Castro, and Mission district neighborhoods, which are unique neighborhoods that offer a more local feel.

Other Things to Note

Airport Transit Options

There are several options for getting from the airport to the apartment.
Public Transportation:
This is the cheapest option but takes the longest. From the Airport, you follow the signs to BART. Take BART to the Powell St. station. Exit the station and look for the Muni bus stop on the street level. Take the 31 Balboa bus, outbound. Take this bus for several miles. Get off at the Stanyan St. stop. Then walk down the hill to the corner of Turk St. and Willard North. The house is on the corner.
Shuttles/Vanpools are shared vans that will take you right to the door. This will generally get you here faster, but you may need to wait till the other passengers are dropped off. It costs $18-$20 per person (tips for the driver are customary). Look for the "vanpool" signs as you exit the baggage claim area. Tell the driver or attendant that you are going to the Richmond District. Type "sfo airport shuttle" into your search engine for more information.
Taxis are fastest but most expensive. It will cost about $50 with tip for the ride but if you have 3 or more people it can be cheaper than a vanpool. Taxi stations are outside the baggage claim area (follow the signs for taxis at the airport).

Parking Notes

I generally recommend to visitors not to have a car unless you will be making day trips outside the city. There are many good transportation options to get around within the city. However, if you really need a car you will need a parking permit.

The permit allows you to park on the street in my neighborhood all day. Without the permit, you can only park for 2 hours between 9am and 5pm on weekdays. The permit does not allow you to park anywhere in the city, just my neighborhood. The cost of the permit is $40 for two weeks (I charge an additional $20 to go down and get the permit for you). Another thing you need to be aware of is street cleaning. There are certain times where you can't park even if you have a permit due to street cleaning. This happens on different days of the week on certain sides of the street, and is for a couple of hours in the morning. You just need to make sure your car is parked on the other side of the street during this time.
Street parking is not too difficult in my area. If you are parked on a slope, be sure to turn your wheels into the curb. Our parking enforcement is very unforgiving.

As an alternative, you might consider not getting a car. You can get a Muni Passport that will give you unlimited rides on busses, street cars, and cable cars. Also, if you have an iPhone or Android phone there are applications that will summon a car to take you wherever you need to go. This is similar to taxi service but is much better. Type "sf ridesharing services" into your search engine. I recommend SideCar.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Weekly Price: $700 /week
Monthly Price: $2700 /month
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • I had the chance to spent 6 days in Phil's apartment while on vacation in SF. Phil was a great host. He welcomed us though we had a late arrival; took the time to explain everything there is to know about the accommodation itself, the area, the hints and advices useful to enjoy the stay. The apartment is neat and cosy, well situated with regards to downtown, the golden bridge and the ocean side. The area is nice and quiet.
    Long story short, I would recommend Phil's apartment to anyone coming to visit SF, and I wouldn't hesitate once to contact him again!
    Thanks Phil!

    June 2014
  • We had a great time at Phil's apartment. It got everything you need, nice kitchen and bathroom, and is located in a nice area. It is near the great golden gate park and Haight ashbury, it is also possible to walk downtown or to Ocean beach and there are many bus stops nearby. Phil was a great host. He gave us lots of information in advance and was easy to communicate with and quick to respond. I definitly recommend the Lone mountain garden studio for everyone.

    June 2014
  • Phil was super easy to get in touch with, and his apartment was just lovely! My friend and I had no problems whatsoever. We enjoyed using the garden when we had some down time. The bathroom here is top notch (LOVE the shower), and the kitchen was stocked with all of the pans and utensils we needed. I give this place and this host an A+!

    May 2014
  • Phil's apartment in San Francisco is located in a central area of ​​SF where we could use the MUNI bus to visit several places in SF in an acceptable time (average 30 minutes)
    The apartment is very functional studio and kind especially well equipped for yet indispensable needs more of a short or medium term.
    Now the icing on the cake is that Phil is always there when the requests for any service and any information. without forgetting its charmente daughter took care of our arrival and our departure with great smile ....
    Phil thank you and I hope so soon

    May 2014
  • I can fully recommend staying in this place. It is like shown here, very clean, a gorgeous bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. The neighbourhood is nice and it is a really good spot to start exploring San Francisco.

    Phil provides very useful information already beforehand (getting around, getting to the place) and also during the stay (groceries, nice restaurants, etc). Communication was great at all times. We will definitely come back during our next visit.

    May 2014
  • Phil`s apartment was great! My mom and I are from Germany and spend a whole week in San Francisco. We couldn`t even imagine to have a more comfortable apartment than Phil`s. Everything was clean, there was all we needed to cook and in the bathroom. It was a very quiet neighbourhood with almost no traffic noise! The next bus stop to downtown was a 3 - 5 minutes walk (it took as about 25 Min. to the Ferry Building), the next grocery store just around the corner, 10 minutes walk to Golden Gate Park and even the Golden Gate Bridge we reached in 20 Min (with 2 different bus lines). So really nothing to worry about! Phil was a great host and open for questions. Thank you! If there is any chance to come back I would like to spend my time here!

    April 2014
  • The experience at the Phil´s apartment was really fantastic. The apartment is localizated in a excellent area, very close to the San Francisco center. In addition, there is a very good communication from the apartment for moving in the city. By the other hand, the apartment was very confortable and clean. We couldn´t know to Phil, but his daughter was who attended us. We would return again!.

    April 2014
  • We Loved our stay at Phil's place, it was very consistent with what he had descbribed. The apartment was very tidy, super comfy bed was a big plus. Good kitchen, which we cooked dinner in one evening and very fresh bathroom. The appartment was privat and no noise at all.

    It was easy to get into town by bus lines near the apartment but there were also walking distance to grocery store, nice restaurants and bars in the neighberhood.
    Phil hade information out, with tips on what to do in SF and where to eat, also maps on the muni and BART systems which was very helpful.

    We have nothing negative to say about the accommodation and highly recommend you to book Phil's apartment if you visit San Francisco!

    April 2014
  • Phil é stato veramente gentilissimo con noi ed il suo appartamento é molto carino, pulitissimo e arredato con tutto il necessario!!! Situato in una zona tranquilla ma comunque molto vicino al centro. La fermata dell'autobus é davanti casa e il supermercato é proprio dietro l'angolo!!! Quando torneró a San Francisco sapró giá dove alloggiare :)

    April 2014
  • I loved every part of Phil's studio! Clean and airy. Kitchen was fully stocked. Used a lemon from the lemon tree outside. Hope that was ok! The place was close to everything needed. Golden Gate Bridge was 15 mins away driving. Good restaurants near by. Phil was more than accommodating. Excellent time spent at Phil's. I wouldn't stay anywhere else!

    April 2014
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Redwood High, University of California, San Diego, World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts
I'm a native San Franciscan and I love to share my city with visitors. I'm a single father to two girls who are college-aged.
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