A charming, quiet retreat for your visit to San Francisco.
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.
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.
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.
Airport Transit Options
There are several options for getting from the airport to the apartment.
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).
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.
You'll be staying at a Pillow Homes approved property, and guests are encouraged to follow Pillow rules and terms.
This space is *super* cozy. Not giant, but just right. It's also a great combination of proximate to parks, restaurants and transit, while being very quiet and tranquil (the entrance is around the side, off of a garden courtyard).
I booked my parents here, due to it's closeness to my home, and they loved their visit, and enjoyed having a space of their own, away from my pull-out couch. For them, this spot has just become the nearby luxury guest-bedroom I could never afford in SF :)
Host's instructions for getting checked-in and using the space were the best I've seen from any air b'n'b . 100% clear and easy.
This place was great! Clean, great little backyard, easy to get into/out of. The bed was comfortable for my tall boyfriend and I. Loved being close to both gg park and the presidio. Would recommend!
My grandparents and I stayed at Phil's studio for a short sight-seeing trip to SF. We never met Phil but he was friendly, and quick to respond to my messages. The location was quiet and convenient - a short bus ride to downtown. The sofa bed was very comfortable, and low enough for my elderly granddad to slide into. We thoroughly enjoyed the neighbourhood "Arguello Market".
A few things to note: this studio is smaller than it looks in the pictures. The main room looked about 2 meters longer than it actually was. We were a party of 3, and it was a tight fit. Would recommend for 2 people.
Although SF is expensive, for the same price, we could have got something much closer to the action and in much better condition (the place is in need of a facelift). The property is managed by a 3rd party service called "Pillow", which I found to be quite complicated to deal with. Too much information coming from different directions.
Check-in was very easy with a code lock. The studio was smallish but just fine for our needs. The neighborhood could not be better if, like us, you prefer parks to the downtown.
Phil's studio was just as described with lots of amenities that we don't always find at rentals: coffee (and a French press) on hand, lots of hot water, and a compilation of great tips for the neighborhood. The garden was a lovely place to relax after a day of sightseeing.
Phil let us leave our luggage with him during our last day before we left for the airport in the afternoon.
This a small, but relaxing and comfortable room. The direct access to the garden is lovely. The location is quiet and very private. The property is managed by a separate service called Pillow, but done in a clear and efficient manner. I did run into the owner of the home, Phil, and he's a very relaxed and friendly person who made me feel very welcomed.
I booked this place for two of my teammates who were in town for work. This is what they said: The place was amazing--cozy and cute and was just right for 2 people. Everything was very clean and modern and the neighborhood is great with a very cute and peaceful backyard. One of the best stays I've had yet!
This is a great place and I wish we had had more time to utilize it. Clean, elegant, very comfortable, well laid out and great response from host. Very easy, however, to walk places, visit USF (our purpose) and catch the bus to other parts. Highly recommend this place.
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