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$70/nt UCSF Guest Room for One

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

House, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1)

1. Location - near 'Inner Sunset' (94116)

2. Check in : 4pm; Check out: 11:30am.

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. *******MAXIMUM. stay: 4 weeks.

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 $75~$120 may be deducted if the room is not returned to the original tidy condition.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, mandarin, Taiwanese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 30, 2016

About Sally

I(Sally) am a classical pianist living in San Francisco with my husband(Greg). We also have a German Shepherd dog that was adopted. As a graduate of the Conservatory, our tenant will hear practices from myself on the piano and my students. For recent years have I devoted myself to Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, an international charitable organization.

Sally purchased this house in 1991

Why Sally chose San Francisco

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'.

What makes this house unique

Clean, simple, quiet and safe.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a wonderful, clean, calm, studio in a lovely neighborhood. Very Zen-like. No TV but strong internet. Includes an unexpected outside area with seating and peaceful view. Easy bus transportation steps away so great for day or evening, and avoid parking frustration.
Oct 2016
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

$70/nt UCSF Guest Room for One
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 20 reviews

Great home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My stay in the little red house was great. It is close to public transportation. I would recommend it for a single person. Thank you Susie!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a solo traveler!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for 12 days while I was in town for work and this place was perfect for me. Its a humble space, but its functional and true the pictures. The area was safe and I never had any trouble finding parking, plus you cant beat the price. I met the hosts on the last day and they were super nice. Sally was accommodating and responsive throughout the whole process, I needed an itemized receipt and she sent it to me right away . I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for staying with us! We are so lucky to have such a responsible guest as you are. I look forward to seeing you again!
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Los Angeles, CA

Clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Great price, clean, great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

Great Find

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL, USA

Safe, comfortable, close to public transport

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy, clean and quiet.

Safe neighborhood & area.

Would recommend staying here to anyone traveling solo.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $120
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Inner Sunset House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 1
  • Twin or Single Beds (1) Standard Twin Bed
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • tennis

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