About this listing
A charming, quiet retreat for your visit to San Francisco. Located in the Lone Mountain neighborhood, near Golden Gate Park, USF, the Inner Richmond, NOPA, and Haight-Ashbury
This lovely garden studio is a one-room suite with attached kitchenette and full bathroom. This unit is fully private with direct access from the street. The owner lives upstairs and there is a separate apartment adjacent to the studio.
The room is 268 ft² (24 m²) and 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.
This apartment is a quiet and comfortable place to unwind after a day exploring San Francisco. Enjoy your stay!
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.
Interaction with Guests
This unit is fully private with direct access from the street. I live upstairs and am available to answer any questions you might have. I'm often out of town but am reachable by phone.
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.
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
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.
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.
Smoking is not allowed in the house. You may smoke out on the sidewalk.
Please be quiet and respectful of the neighbors.
I stayed here with my husband and his Mom. I have been to San Francisco several times but this was their first experience. Phil's place was perfect for the three of us. Clean( which is mandatory for us all) , inviting and well situated in the city. Phil is knowledgeable and supportive without being intrusive, a perfect host. If we come back to the city we are staying here! Unless you beat us to it....
Thank you Phil for letting us stay at Lone Mtn! We had a great time and was very pleased with the studio. For a Mom and twin 10yr old boys, the space was just the right size. Would not be feasible with 4 people. We loved the close proximity to the park and the bridge. Located in a quiet neighborhood. It was very convenient to get around from this location, and finding parking spots was not a problem. I appreciated the supplies in the kitchen. Everything that is needed to cook with was available. Including the oils/spices that one needs but can't buy in small supply so usually, it's wasted. Walking distance to a laundry and great co-op market. We will stay here again!
We enjoyed our stay. The Lone Mountain Garden Studio was perfect for for my husband and I. Phil's attention to detail to make the place inviting as well as functional is visible throughout the studio. I love all the hooks :) The place is centrally located so it provides easy access to anywhere you need to go in the city. Phil provides flexibility and will work with your schedule. We are grateful to have this place to stay at when we are in San Francisco.
Great experience! Everything was extremely clean and all the little knick naks made the studio very comfortable. The garden is lovely if you have time to sit and have a glass of wine! We were very busy on our vacation and it kept us cozy at night when we tucked in for much needed sleep. Would stay again!
Enjoyed our stay very much. Location is convenient to public transportation, also close enough to walk to Golden Gate Park and all it offers. Neighborhood felt safe. Phil greeted us on arrival and was available when needed during our stay. I would stay here again.
Great location, checking process was very easy and Phil was always helpful. We loved the studio and garden adn would definitely stay here again.
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