Designer and Sewing Expert. i love dogs too!
I will be down in San Fran on business, and 2 days of fun!
I do not drink or smoke, but I love a good cup of coffee!
i also like yoga and walking!
Staying with Cheryl was an absolute delight. She is very accommodating, kind, and an overall wonderful host. Highly recommend staying at her place.
Cheryl was a lovely host and I had a great experience at her place. It is cozy, clean, and inviting and Cheryl was great at giving tips about where to go around town and for wonderful conversation. Wouldn't hesitate to come back again!
To be honest, though Cheryl herself is a great lady, my boyfriend and I had a really mixed experience here.
First, Cheryl is a VERY sweet, kind-hearted woman who is a driven, talented independent designer. She was willing to accommodate me and my boyfriend for 3 months, then our baby for a few weeks just after he was born, which was a true blessing and a saving grace as I finished school!
However, this room is one area of a dark basement (not a sunny cottage) that has no access point except through the main house, and no room door separating it from the rest of the basement that is home to Cheryl's sewing supplies and printer. She comes down to access these at will (she'll usually nicely ask first -- though there were several times in the middle of the night or early morn where she came in anyway when she assumed we were sleeping). She was kind enough to hang a tapestry up on request -- though it was a month after we asked -- so that the room at least felt to be sectioned off, but we both agreed that it never really seemed to be its own room, which was hard for a long-term stay.
Cheryl uses this rented room partially as a storage space, and we felt like we were a bit of a hassle for requesting that we move her things into a different area of the basement so we could have space for our things. Being new parents, we admittedly had way too much stuff, but it still seemed a little unfair that the room we were paying for was half full of things already. This probably wouldn't be an issue for a short-term stay, however, and if you were to ask, Cheryl would jump at the chance to help, though she might not easily find space for the things, as pretty much every corner, drawer, shelf, and nook of her house is packed with things.
Her dogs and cat are characters! Very cute and unique. You may be asked to take them out in the backyard if you're at the house while Cheryl is at work. If you have allergies to pet dander at all, beware: there is hair everywhere.
Cheryl is very generous with food, and we shared many-a-meal with her, which was lovely. She'll freely tell her life stories and show you sewing projects she's working on. She is charming, but she joked with us about how she is anal about the way her house is kept, which is very true. There were at least 40 particularities we counted that she repeatedly mentioned we do & not do. But again, this is another thing that might not be an issue in shorter stays.
All in all, Cheryl is a good-natured person, but we cannot honestly recommend this room unless you are staying briefly, looking for something affordable, & not bothered by the above mentioned things.
Cheryl was a gracious, relaxed host. Made us feel very welcome without being intrusive. She is a rising star in the sewing world! The room is in the basement, but is comfortably appointed. We were there in the summer so the cool temperature in the room was welcome, but I imagine it may be a little chilly in the winter. I'm sure Cheryl has it figured out. Her friendly dog will never say no to a treat from the jar on the counter. The accommodation worked perfectly for our stay.
Cheryl is the perfect host always willing to help. You get more of a sense of home and family when you stay with her.
I had a wonderful stay, I wish I could have stayed longer. The bed was comfy and quite. Cheryl was delightful, acomidating and great with driving directions. The location is very close to the city but far enough away to be quiet. Parking was easy too.
Cheryl was a wonderful host and helped us feel right at home. She was very helpful in suggesting restaurants for us as well. Her cozy spot was exactly what we needed for a peaceful getaway.
Cheryl was a great guest. I picked her up from the airport and brought her buy the grocery to store to stock up. She was very grateful for me doing this for her. I was in and out the time she was at my loft, but never had any doubt my place was in great hands. She was clean and kept everything orderly. I would definitely recommend hosting Cheryl.
It was such an honor for me to host Cheryl. What a nice person with such a beautiful heart! She was very friendly, polite and very respectful of the things in the space she occupied. I enjoyed every opportunity I had to chat with her which weren't many unfortunately. I will be delighted to host Cheryl again in the future. Very highly recommended guest. Thank you for being so awesome, Cheryl! Hope to see you again soon.
Cheryl was very warm, communicative, and thoughtful as a guest. She stayed with us for 3 nights while in town for her sewing/pattern business and would be welcome back for any future ventures in San Francisco. She generously brought us a lovely bouquet of flowers on her last night and left us some relaxing bath salts and organic tea as well... which was super sweet and appreciated. Thanks Cheryl!
Cheryl was a fantastic guest - polite, friendly, and interesting.