About this listing
Peaceful,spacious downstairs studio, quiet neighborhood, private entrance,comfy queen bed, kitchenette, w/coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, electric kettle. Room opens to tranquil garden. Close to Golden Gate Park & Muni, UC MED Center
Enter the studio apartment through the common, plant-filled atrium. You have a private entrance to the studio. There is a kitchenette, large closet to hang or put folded clothes or other items. Additionally there are two small night stands with drawers. A small step down takes you to the bathroom which also houses a washer and dryer. There is also an ironing board, iron, hair dryer. Linens. blankets, EO shower gel, shampoo and conditioner are included. Since San Francisco has been experiencing a severe drought over the last 5 years, mindfulness of water use is appreciated.
In those moments when you want a break from exploring the city, the French doors of the bedroom open onto a peaceful patio and garden which has lounge chairs and a table. You can eat outside or just enjoy the peace and quiet on one of our ever-increasing sunny days. Take a snooze if you so desire!
Interaction with guests
I love having guests and am always happy to offer recommendations for places to eat, hear music, dance and explore. If I know when you are arriving and I am home, I'd enjoy meeting and greeting and will show your digs. The rest of the time, I'm generally available if you need anything or have questions, but I the place is yours.
It's said that the sunset is one of the best kept secrets of San Francisco. This quiet, safe neighborhood is great place to start and end any exploration of the city. Golden Gate park is just 3 blocks away and is one of my favorite places to visit with museums, Japanese Tea Gardens, paddle boats, bike riding, roller skating, segway rides,Bison, Bison??!!! Yes!) free concerts, and of course Lindy In The Park. ( My personal preference!) The beach is a 5 minute drive, or you can walk uphill 6-7 blocks to the beautiful tiled stairway and great views of the city. Close to local public transportation; UC Med Center is a 10 minute ride on the N Judah.
Close to great public transportation; especially inbound N Judah (2 blocks away) which takes you to nearby UC Med Center, Haight Ashbury, as well as downtown, AT&T Park and Cal Trans which are a bit further. Outbound N Judah (1 block away) is a 10 minute ride to the beach. Great connections to BART as well as other areas of the city. Fifteen to twenty minutes to Golden Gate Bridge.
Other things to note
I live upstairs and occasionally have my dog nephew visit (upstairs). You may also hear a few footsteps. Guests have told me the house is very peaceful and they enjoy the quiet. The house is professionally cleaned after each visit. Please feel free to read the books, use the yoga mats and blocks, or leave rental bikes in the atrium. I've left maps and tourist info for you to use.
All of the amenities in the house are there for you to use. (yoga mats, blocks, books, coffee, tea, etc.) Please ask me to show you how to work the washer dryer before using it. I only ask that you care for the items in the space. If you want to help out the housekeepers when you leave, you can take the sheets off the beds, otherwise, they will take care of all of the cleaning.
Please keep noise to a minimum as a courtesy to the neighbors and the quiet peaceful atmosphere of the neighborhood.
We're in the middle of a severe drought, so please conserve water. Also, no smoking, candles or open flames. Thanks.
Minimum age for guests is 25 years old..
I'm a recently retired educator, an avid swing dancer, Giants baseball fan, former/sometimes yoga instructor, yoga/meditation practitioner, urban hiker and lover of travel, and almost all things chocolate.
I'm bilingual Spanish/English, advocate of social justice with great family and friends. I am grateful to live in a city that I love to explore and enjoy visiting other places and people around the world. I've been to Mexico, Central America, Europe, Middle East, India and New Jersey. (!!)
I enjoy people and I love hosting. I've hosted all my life...exchange students,musicians from all over Latin America, teachers from India as well as my wonderful friends and family.