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.
Welcome to Lone Mountain Garden Studio, San Francisco! I know you're going to enjoy your stay. In the apartment you will find a guidebook with important information and local recommendations. You can also access the guidebook from my Airbnb listing page.
Please keep all communications prior to arrival in this Airbnb message thread for easy reference. If you are visiting from outside the U.S. and are not reachable by email, phone or text during your stay, please let us know.
The address is 3100 Turk Blvd. It is the brown and tan house on the corner of Turk Blvd. and Willard North St. in the Lone Mountain neighborhood. Access to the studio is through the redwood gate on the Willard North side of the building. Enter through the gate (watch your step as there is a step down into the garden), turn left around the stairway and enter through the door on the right (there will be a key code lock on the door).
Check in is after 3pm. Depending on the time of your arrival, I will arrange to either meet you in person or give you the code to get in the front door. I will be in touch via the Airbnb message thread a day or two before your stay to arrange check in details. Please make sure you confirm your arrival time with us before your stay.
You will find fresh towels in your bathroom and clean sheets on your bed.
You are welcome to come and go as you please, just lock the door behind you when leaving the apartment. Instead of a key system, the front door uses a code to open the deadbolt. I change the code frequently, so I will give it to you a day or two before your arrival. To lock the door when you leave, pull the door tightly shut, press the center button and turn the knob. Please double check to ensure the door is locked.
Your full bathroom is equipped with various items for your use, including a hair dryer, soap and shampoo. Please take care to be sure that the inner lining of the shower curtain is inside the tub and closed when showering.
The WiFi network is OW Network, the password is (phone number hidden)
The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking and eating. Please feel free to use any condiments or food you find in the kitchen.
There is always street parking available within a block or two, but SF parking regulations are quirky. Please let me know if you plan on driving and I can explain the details. Contact me if you need a visitors parking permit (there is an additional fee of $60 for the permit). Beware street cleaning restrictions. They are strictly enforced, even if you have a permit! You may need to set your alarm to get up and move your car in the morning if you are parked where the street cleaner will be coming. Also, if you are parked on a slope, remember to turn your wheels into the curb otherwise you may get a citation.
Check out is by 11am. When you are ready to check out please leave your dirty towels on the bathroom floor and make sure you lock the front door upon leaving. Again, to lock the door, just pull it tightly shut, hit the center button (labeled “Schlage”) and turn the knob. You should hear a mechanical noise, but please double check to make sure it is locked. I'm willing to be flexible on check in/out times if I can, depending on prior or following bookings. I have a garage in which I can safely store your bags if you have a late flight and want to spend the day exploring the city.
Smoking is not allowed on the premises. You may smoke out on the sidewalk.
If you will be cooking on the stove, please turn on the ventilation fan, otherwise you might set off the very sensitive smoke alarms.
The heater is on a thermostat that I have set to automatically keep the room temperature at a reasonable level. If you need to adjust the temperature, flip open the thermostat cover and use the up/down arrows to manually override the programed temperature. Please don't touch the controls on the heating unit itself.
The sofa can fold out to a second bed. There is a set of sheets and blankets in the bottom drawers of the chest of drawers for this purpose.
This is a quiet neighborhood. Please be respectful of our neighbors by keeping the noise level to a minimum.
Please call Phil (phone number hidden) if you need anything or have any problems. I hope you enjoy yourself!
Thank you! Phil
Exactly as described. Clean, easy to find, well appointed and a nice residential neighborhood. Would stay again if I needed to be in this part of San Francisco.
Easy communication, nice and clean studio.
Very good location, quiet area next to the park. Bus stop across the street will take you downtown in twenty minutes or to the Cliff House.
Very good stay.
Communication facile avec Phil, appartement très propre. Le bus est au coin de la rue, il vous conduit au centre ville en 20', ou sur la cote ouest. Parfait pour visiter San Francisco en étant au calme le soir.
Everything as expected. Clean, easy access. Great location. Had no issues parking every night.
This efficiently laid out studio feels comfortable and with its private entry we felt just like San Franciscans. We enjoyed the delightful garden being just out the door, just as we loved being able to walk to the nearby Botanical Gardens, Conservatory, and the total charm of Golden Gate Park. Transportation proved to be no problem, and the neighborhood has nice and useful amenities, especially the Arguello Market. The efficiency kitchen was well laid out, with a sufficiency of everything such as cooking utensils, and the all-essential coffeepot. You are away from traffic and will hear mostly the breeze and the wind chime in the garden. We have no complaints and only thanks to Phil for everything. We would happily stay there again.
Phil was a great host for my stay. The studio was small but fit me needs perfectly. The home is in a very quite neighborhood with a beautiful patio right outside the sliding doors. Very peaceful.
I enjoyed my stay at the Lone Mountain studio apartment. The place was clean, well maintained and in a nice, quiet neighborhood. It was easy coming and going and the bus was very close by.
The Lone Mountain Garden Studio was located in a very nice neighborhood. We chose it because it was a very short walk to Golden Gate Park. We had no trouble finding a parking spot across the street. Phil was always available by email, and he provided us with a list of his favorite places to eat and get drinks.
He has hired a service called AirEnvy, and they were also very easily reached when I had questions about the property.
The space was perfect for our needs. We wanted a comfortable bed to sleep in the night before our early-morning race through GG park. We used the mini-fridge to hold our water bottles, but had no use for the stove or coffee maker during our 1-night stay. Using Uber and Sidecar, we were easily picked up and transported to a lovely restaurant for dinner.
I would recommend this spot to a single person or a couple who is traveling through the area. Such a lovely neighborhood! Thanks!
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