1. Location - near 'Inner Sunset' (94116)
2. Check in : 3pm; Check out: 12:00pm.
3. Payment - Prepay is required. The total amount includes the rent & refundable cleaning deposit.
4. Booking - SINGLE occupancy & non smokers ONLY. Booking is NOT completed until the rent is received. Mail check to: Sally Wei Tylawsky, 1915 10th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94116. Or Paypal: email@example.com.
5. Transportation -
1) Bus #6 stop is across the street from our gate 2) MUNI subway (Forrest Hill Station[M, L, K, T]10~12 min. walk; 9th Ave.+ Judah Station[N])
6. Parking - Street parking
7. Car Rental - ZipCar rental [500 feet; Ortega Street + 10th Ave.]
8. Food & others - 'Inner Sunset' district (5 blocks: restaurants, bakery, grocery markets, laundry, post office & etc)
9. Private entrance + bathroom.
10. Kitchenette - microwave, refrigerator, toaster & water boiler
**Cleaning fee $25 ~$75 may apply if the room is not returned to the original tidy condition.
I(Sally) am a classical pianist living in San Francisco with my husband(Greg) and my teenager son. We also have a German Shepherd dog that was adopted two years ago. As a graduate of the Conservatory, our tenant will hear practices from myself on the piano and my son on the cello frequently. For recent years have I devoted myself to Tzu Chi Foundation, an international charitable organization.
The Owner purchased this house in 1991
A beautiful Redwood tree attracted my attention at the first sight. This charming cottage was built in 1907. We have named it 'the Little Red House in San Francisco'.
Dear Sally: Thank you very much for your rental of your lovely apartment. It was very comfortable and cozy and all part of my wonderful stay in San Francisco, yours truly, Kim.
I drove to The City on this trip and appreciated that parking was not restricted on this block - a huge advantage - and that the #6 bus stopped just across the street. This tiny unit uses its space to good advantage; I particularly appreciated the kitchen amenities. It is quiet. San Francisco was going through a cold snap when I was there but the unit was warm enough. The bed was comfortable. My only quibble is that the only window opens onto a small interior space - if like me you feel most comfortable with an open window nearby even in cold weather, that's a drawback. The owners leave a list of nearby markets and laundries, as well as small bookcase of reading material. Hope someone has enjoyed the copy of a Tina Fey book I added!
I stayed here for six days in late February while visiting my daughter. The location is amazing and right across the street is the bus stop. I rode the #6 bus every morning on my way to downtown San Francisco to spend the day with my daugter. The bus ride itself is fun because it takes you on colorful Haight Street and the houses are fun to see.
Almost every morning I'd walk the few blocks down to Irving Street. You could spend your entire day there if you wanted, everything you need is there. I wish I could remember the name of the coffee shop that had these awsome pastries. If you just follow the morning crowd, you'll find the place I'm sure. By the way, if you're not used to walking up San Francisco hills, you can always take the #6 bus back up 9th Street. I had too many pastries so I always walked. =)
Sally was friendly and accomodating. The space was ready for me when I arrived and was clean and well stocked. The bed is firm but comfortable. I'm from the Seattle area so San Francisco seemed warm to me for winter, but there were plenty of extra blankets in the armoir if you're chilly.
I would recommend this rental to anyone who is traveling alone and wants to feel safe in the big city. This is the kind of place you can feel comfortable sending someone you love to and not have to worry about them.
I stayed for six nights. It felt like a short weekend though because there's so much to do and see in San Francisco. Bear in mind, some of those hills aren't for the timid, bring your sturdy walking shoes and extra socks. You'll rarely see an overweight person in the city--once you start walking around, you'll know why.
You won't need a car during your visit unless there's a reason you can't walk. The public transportation in San Francisco is amazing. The parking stinks so you may as well save yourself the price of the car rental. Plus you'll feel healthier from all the walking.
The place looked just like the photos, although the garden area is much nicer in person.
The only drawback I can come up is the cell phone reception inside the space wasn't great. I had to stand by the door to get reception. It could be my phone, or my phone provider, (Verizon), however It wasn't much of an inconvenience at all.
I would have no qualms recommending this rental to anyone visiting the area. Sally is friendly but unobtrusive.
Next time I'm in the city, I know where I'm staying.
I sent my husband to San Francisco for 5 days as a Christmas gift, to watch his beloved 49ers play one of their final seasons in Candlestick Park. I did a LOT of research for hotel rooms & came across VRBO & this listing. What a steal! Sally was very nice & prompt with her replies to my many, many questions.
He said the neighborhood was very clean, very quiet, very nice. He was told by some locals that the neighborhood was "boring" compared to others, but he thought there was plenty to do. There was every kind of cuisine you could want, sports bars, bakeries, etc, just a couple of blocks away.
The room itself was very small, but how much room does one really need when you're a tourist? He said it was very clean & quiet. He didn't meet the hostess, Sally, but he said her husband was very nice. He was JUST at the perfect height for the bed to be comfortable, but if you're taller than 6 ft, you won't fit in the bed.
The ONLY negative & the reason there is 4 stars rather than 5, is that there was no heat. We live in Texas & he was freezing pretty much the entire time. They provided him with plenty of blankets, but even with 6-7 blankets & wearing several layers, he was unable to get the chill out of his bones. He said there appeared to be a heating unit in the bathroom, but he was unable to get it to work.
I sent him with some warm house slippers, and I'd encourage everyone to do that. He said that really helped.
I did not think to ask if there would be heat, as it's just something I assumed they would have. Therefore, I thought sending him in late December, as long as he had plenty of clothes for when he was outside, would be fine, because he could come back to the room & be nice & cozy at night.
Still, he was told that finding a place in a safe neighborhood for the price it's at, is almost unheard of. I would DEF recommend this place again. Just not in a colder month. I would also recommend bringing a laptop, or something else to watch movies on. He was pretty worn out at night, after walking so much, and he was able to watch movies with their WiFi connection.
Very cozy, clean and quiet.
Safe neighborhood & area.
Would recommend staying here to anyone traveling solo.
As a woman traveling alone to San Francisco and unfamiliar with the city, I was a little nervous about choosing a place to stay. This was place was perfect! It was in a beautiful neighborhood that felt safe. It was within walking distance of Golden Gate Park and a busy strip for shopping and eating. The room was clean and simple, but contained everything I needed for a short stay (wifi, utensils, microwave, etc). The owner was extremely kind, responsive and flexible with my check-in and check-out times since there was not another person staying after my stay. I would definitely recommend and I would stay there again if I travel to San Francisco alone again.
When you pass through the front gate, you’re welcomed by a beautiful garden, and then by your gracious host, Sally. The guest house is tidy, clean, and comfortable, and appears the same as in the photos. While small, it’s fully self-contained. It’s also convenient: there’s a bus stop (#6) right across the street, which I took advantage of every day of my stay. While waiting for the bus, you can catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance! The Twin Peaks are visible in the other direction. The neighbourhood is calm and feels quite safe. On nearby Irving Street, there are plenty of restaurants, shops, banks and cafes. All this for a more reasonable price than a hotel room. Recommended, especially for the lone female traveller.