Fine art Painter and curator.
Lived in San Francisco for 24 years. I do a lot of traveling for my work.
My partner and I really enjoyed our stay at Zannah's loft. She was very sweet! She left us coffee & even offered to drive us to the local farmers market. It was our first time staying in the Dogpatch & while there aren't as many restaurants, bars and cafes to chose from as there are in other SF neighborhoods we absolutely loved it!
The loft is quite cozy. Zannah is a very talented artist and her work compliments the space nicely. We really loved the big windows & high ceilings. These features do however pose a challenge to keeping the space a constant temperature. If you are sensitive to hot & cold this may not be the space for you. Luckily this wasn't too much of a problem for us and we look forward to staying there again the next time we are vacationing in SF.
We spent three nights at Zannah's loft and were truly amazed with the experience. Unfortunately Zannah was out of town during our stay but she left us plenty of information and her neighbor Courtney was very helpful during check-in and check-out.
This is an industrial loft which feels far more boheme than bourgeois, and is the actual studio of the owner. Believe the pictures, the loft is smartly decorated with a honest, straight industrial style, but remains extremely cozy and homey, after long walks in the cold san francisco summer.
It is located in Dogpatch, a small historic neighborhood east of Potrero, still off the beaten track. It boasts with turn of the century warehouses and Victorian cottages, and there are a few trendy (and delicious) places to eat, which we could sample thanks to Zannah's recommendations. Despite being relatively far from downtown SF, it is well connected by public transport. Free parking spots are easy to grab in the front street.
Overall, I highly recommend this listing to travelers wanting a more authentic, less touristy SF experience.
Zannah lives in the best area of The City (I live in SF, too) to access all places, but most importantly if you have a car . . . . it's EASY parking! With that and the best weather, Potrero Hill is the best place to be (I grew up here). My fiance was visiting from out-of-town and we needed a place for the long weekend since I have a housemate.
Her place is a real, artist live/work loft, not one of those fake, nouveau ones you see all over The City. (Her building was converted from a factory years ago.) Everything was great - the only thing is that it got a little cold downstairs (it was a cold weekend) and since there's so much room, it didn't warm up as quickly as it did upstairs.
It was great being surrounded by so much art and I loved all the art books she has. (I'm a Banksy fan and spent a lot time going through his book "War and Piece" - SOOO glad you had it!)
You will not be disappointed staying at Zannah's and if you're going to have a car, you won't find a better place.
I instantly fell in love with this appartment! Lots of sunlight and Zannah's wonderful paintings make this airy loft a wonderful, creative place to stay. Zannah was easy-going, very helpful and friendly. Absolutely recommended, would come again anytime.
The room was great. Could not have been any easier. Loved be able to just come and go, and have a place to hang my hat. Would definitely rent it again
Zannah and her dog, Diesel, have been our roommates for a month. Moving in with three people that one doesn't even know is a hard task, but she has integrated well with our family. She is pleasant company, likes to cook (and we like to eat:) and keeps our shared spaces neat. She is an artist working on her art and its been interesting to see her process. We recommend Zannah to be your guest when she visits your town!
Zannah and her greyhound, Diesel, were wonderful guests! While I was out of town during more of her visit, Zannah extended it, so I was able to meet her and Diesel, for which I was grateful. She left me with a wonderful piece of art - thank you so much! I would host Zannah any time, and recommend you do if you get the chance. Much luck with your art and the rest of your trip, Zannah!
Response from Zannah:
Thank you Nathan, it was a great stay. Love your neighbor Dennis right next door and Detroit. I haven't finished with Detroit! There was so much to do and I had to work most of my stay. I will be back.
all the best Nathan!
Zannah has a passion for life and is reliable,trustworthy and fun. She accepts everyone as they are and is always eager to meet new people. She seeks out new and exciting opportunities for herself and others. She is a asset to any business or friend. Traveling with Zannah is the way to go.
Completely fun, creative, interesting, and always can be counted on to follow through with any project, responsibility, etc. with which that she may be involved. If you ever need that unique combo of heart, smarts and imagination, then Zannah's your gal.
Zannah is a friend and fellow artist. In the years that I've known her, she has proven to be tireless, faithful, and energetic about everything she touches. There is no doubt in my mind that she would be a great host for anyone's visit to San Francisco.