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.
Great place. Accuracy of listing, attention to detail by Phil, and his flexibility in accommodating us was all perfect.
Phil was friendly and helpful, and the location of his place is very close to Golden Gate Park in a nice area. His place is cosy, but clean and well appointed. It's perfect for a short stay in San Fran. I would definitely stay here again!
Phil was a great host, and provided all the relevant information so that we knew what to expect before our stay. He was very responsive and easy to reach. The studio itself is cozy and directly accessed via a very cute garden, with all the eateries on Clement just a short 10-min walk away. Also, while it wasn't necessary, I did have a car and there always seemed to be parking available on the street during the week; with all-day parking available on turk and anza. I enjoyed my stay very much and would definitely recommend this listing to a friend.
Phil's studio was exactly what we were looking for while vacationing in SF. The location is super accessible (perfect if you like the outdoors as it's a couple of blocks to Golden Gate Park) and the interior space was clean and efficient. I didn't actually meet Phil this visit but coordinating with him was a breeze and the FYI binder was useful for finding restaurants and cafes nearby. Highly recommended!
Nice small well-kept studio space in the lower level of a home in a residential area of SF with fairly good access to public transit and excellent access to Golden Gate Park. Comfortable and very private with a nice garden space, shared with other residents/guests, directly off the room. Occasionally noise from upstairs is disruptive but otherwise the fact that it's in the back off Turk, a fairly busy street, makes it a quiet place to stay. Can be a bit dark as there's only the main door and sliding door for windows. Brand new kitchen outfit well-equipped for cooking should you want to. Overall a great place to stay if you want privacy and somewhere cozy to rest your head and your stuff.
I had such a Fantastic Time Staying in this studio! The Apartment is just like the pictures and the garden is phenomenal to take a breather. The bed is extremely comfortable and the apartment was spotless. I really enjoyed the location because it wasn't too far for the Golden Gate Bridge. Phil has a book of excellent spots in the area to check out. He was an excellent host and checked up on me to make sure I was okay.
It was my first time in San Francisco and I absolutely recommend staying at Phil's Studio Apartment. It felt like home and I'm looking forward to staying again.
I had the privilege of staying for 2 nights at Phil's Airbnb studio apartment and this was my first time using Airbnb. I was in SF for the SHOUT! For Women Veteran's art exhibition as an artist with a vehicle so had several requirements to meet. My expectations were beyond being met! The apt was very clean with several amenities you don't always expect such as extra bedding, condiments in the frig, coffee or tea in the pantry and a coffee table book of places to visit, shop, eat created by the owner. I had been in contact with Phil via text and phone and was promptly greeting upon our arrival! What a welcome to San Francisco! When I return in the future, I know we will stay here again! Thanks Phil, you ROCK!
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