£194 / night
Price for guests, Nights

The Guest Suite – Home 7259052 Apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 4 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


The Guest Suite, located in the geographical heart of the city, is in a convenient area for traveling to all parts of San Francisco. Served by 5 bus lines within ½ to 5 blocks away, our guests can be downtown in 10 minutes, but there’s so much more to San Francisco than its Civic Center. We are 5 minutes by bus to the Castro District, Haight Ashbury, and Golden Gate Park, in NOPA, the North Panhandle neighborhood that has become a destination in itself. People may call it “trendy”, but you can call it home.

The Guest Suite affords one the opportunity to live in a middle class American neighborhood with conveniences such as 3 supermarkets, multiple corner grocery stores, 7 coffee shops, and restaurants too numerous to mention. Within several blocks you can find Seafood, Italian, Japanese, Thai, Northern Indian, Vegetarian, Mexican, New Mexican, New Orleans, Korean, Chinese and French cuisines. We have a raw bar, 2 wine bars, and a brew pub. There is a laundromat on the corner that provides a wash and fold service, and also a dry cleaner close by.

The Guest Suite was designed for family with comfort in mind. We offer a heavy cotton towels, and a Hot Water On Demand system that assures our guests of a hot shower anytime. The comfortable queen sized bed is fitted with 600 thread count sheets; down pillows and extra blankets are available upon request. The bedroom dresser is completely empty for your exclusive use, and the closet, with cedar flooring, is also empty except for an abundance of hangers and extra pillows. We offer a separate bedroom, not just a designated, open space in a studio, with a window facing the garden. How would you like to wake up to birds chirping each morning, instead of suitcases rolling down the hallway in a hotel?

The kitchen area that we describe as a "breakfast bar" features a coffee pot, electric tea kettle, microwave oven, toaster, dishwasher, and refrigerator. Please note, we do not have a stove, but why would you want one with all these restaurants to try? Dishes, bowls, mugs, glasses, wine glasses and flatware are also provided along with other necessary kitchen utensils. We are stocked with locally roasted Peet's coffee, tea, and sugar as well as olive oil, salt and pepper. When our guests want to stock up on drinks or breakfast items, we arrange a trip to the store upon their arrival, as a courtesy. Bi-Rite grocery sells prepared foods that are easily microwaved for those who do not want to go to restaurants daily.

Guests are encouraged to feel at home, but are asked to respect the neighbors by keeping the volume down on the TV after 9:30 p.m. We have a high definition, cable television with Netflix for their use and WiFi. In warm weather, the guests are also invited to enjoy the garden, but are requested to take their conversations indoors by 9:30 p.m. As natives, we know plenty of places that you will not find in your guide books or those provided for your use. We love our city, but do travel ourselves, so we are hoping to please our guests in many small ways.

If time allows, you may be able to see the Academy of Science in Golden Gate Park without cost, since our membership allows us to bring in a guest, or The DeYoung Fine Arts Museum where we may bring in 3 guests. Drives into the wine country of Sonoma County can be arranged for you. Tasting charges can be applied to purchases. Personalized shopping trips are also available, as well as a trip along the Pacific Coast to a small farming community, where we can stop for lunch. When was the last time you were able to find abalone on a menu or eat crab cioppino ?

Since we travel most often to Europe, we would be happy to provide a currency exchange of dollars for euros or pounds sterling, based on the Internet rate of the particular day of exchange, thus eliminating bank charges and currency conversion fees for both our guests and ourselves.

Check in time is flexible for your convenience, but we must know the time a week before your arrival. We have selected the least punitive cancellation policy available, again, because we ourselves travel and know that sometimes cancellations are unavoidable. Depending on our own schedule, we may have the opportunity to be more flexible with your check out time, so ask upon your arrival. For further flexibility, we normally leave 2-3 days free between bookings in case our guests need to make last minute changes due to transportation delays or cancellations. We hope you never have to sleep at the airport. We also need enough time to make certain that we thoroughly clean for new guests.

We have a firm no pet policy. Smoking is not allowed on or in the property, no parties, no additional guests. Because of a guest spilling red wine and food on our sofa, no one is allowed to eat or drink on or near the fabric sofa. We cannot offer a low security deposit if we have such costly damage again. Your booking is your express agreement to abide by these house rules.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Staffed property
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Our bus lines can take you any where and in all directions. We ourselves use the bus to go downtown, to avoid the traffic and cost of parking. The #24 and #43 buses travel north to south and the #5, #21, and #31 travel east and west. visitors can buy a 3 day or 7 day pass that will allow you to ride all the bus lines, the underground light rail, and our famous cable cars as many times as you like. The #24 can take you to Castro St. where you can hop on an "F" trolly taking you to the Ferry Building at the foot of Market St. and further along to Fisherman's Wharf.

Interaction with guest

I'm happy to be as present as your needs dictate, or as absent as your desires require. I meet guests with the key, give them a short orientation of the apartment and then take them to the grocery store. I'm available to answer questions or make suggestions whenever necessary.


This rental can only be paid for online through HouseTrip using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: (£152.68) $200.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

-No additional persons allowed into the apartment or to stay overnight without written permission and consent of hosts.

-No smoking in or on any part of the property.

-All eating/drinking must be confined to the dining table inside, garden patio table, or far from rugs, upholstered furniture or linens.

-Sheet replacement charge of $64 will be taken from security deposit if soiled, beyond normal laundering or dry cleaning capability to remove stains.


About the owner

Donna T.

Tourist Licence

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08 Jan 2020
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Languages spoken: English


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Guest reviews

33 reviews

Very Good

“One of the nicest rentals I've ever stayed in!”

Reviewed 21 Dec 2019

I don't even know where to start because this place was so incredible. The location was amazing and close walking distance to the painted lady's and the beautiful Alamo Square park. It'… More

“Good location, excellent facilities, very helpful ownner”

Reviewed 26 Sep 2018

Good central location for bus, restaurants and food shops. Easy to catch public transport or hop on hop off bus. Away from the tourist areas to enjoy a drink or food. Very quiet and comfortable apar… More

Owner's reply: Dear Michael & Jeanne, Glad you liked the neighborhood, and enjoyed the apartment. I’m also happy that you were able to be my guests at the California Academy of Sciences....this coming year they will officially allow me to bring in 2 guests!!!

“A 5 star apartment with a 5 star host.”

Reviewed 12 Sep 2018

We loved our time at Donna’s apartment in San Francisco. Donna was a fabulous host and although we declined a car trip to the grocery store on our arrival (we had been travelling for 14 plus hou… More

Owner's reply: Dear Sue & Robert, Thank you for your generous, lovely review and your feelings about the apartment. I agree that staying in a neighborhood is so much nicer than a congested downtown and it gives one the sense of what it would be like to live in a particular place. !'m glad that you saw the reality that the apartment is a part of my home and not just a slapped together rental with only the bare minimum of amenities and thought put into it. I hope to see you again.

“A beautiful home away from home!”

Reviewed 26 Jun 2018

This suite is absolutely lovely, as is its owner! It is conveniently located on a major bus route so we found it easy to get around the city. It is tastefully decorated (loved the orchids) and equipp… More

Owner's reply: Dear Lori and Mark, Thank you seems inadequate as a response to your kind review. I was fortunate that you allowed me to be a part of your trip. Interaction with guests is my favorite part of hosting and you were generous with your time. I believe we all benefited by it. I do hope to see you again, Donna

“Great host and good.”

Reviewed 19 Jun 2018

Donna is the consummit host. She met me when I arrived and then took me for groceries. She offered to take me to the science centre in golden gate park and would have paid for the entrance. She is han… More

Owner's reply: Thank you, Don, so glad to hear that you liked your stay. You make me sound too generous. We like to support The California Academy of Sciences and the Fine Arts Museums with our membership, and they allow us to take guests in for free. Their admissions are $35 and $25, so I do like to take advantage of the ability to get guests in for free, but I don't have to pay for a guest. I only have to show up with you for you to get in for "free".

“A great stay with a great host”

Reviewed 31 Mar 2018

A great place to stay. The bedroom is at the back of the unit, so there was no street noise. San Francisco's big, so you can't walk everywhere, but the apartment is central, and steps away f… More

Owner's reply: Dear Blair, Marryat and "Happy", A host is only as good as the guests allow them to be, so I was lucky to have you allow me to do a little extra for you. In that spirit I am looking for a bedside lamp, to make avaiable to any guest requesting one. Since I do not read in bed, there will certainly be a learning curve involved, but I hope I get the right light on the first try.

“Quiet elegance with an wonderful hostess”

Reviewed 9 Mar 2018

My daughter and I just returned from a 4-night stay in San Francisco. Donna was gracious enough to pick us up from the airport (for a nominal charge) and took us on a mini-tour and up to Twin Peaks f… More

Owner's reply: That view was breathtaking, Pam and I hope to see your photos soon. I found your bread from The Mill, and it was hard as a rock, but the birds are now enjoying pieces of it, although they cannot appreciate it as much as we can. I would enjoy hosting you again, but perhaps in summer or fall, so you can really enjoy the garden. It's guests like you that make hosting such fun, so I thank you.

“A lovely place to stay right in the heart of San Francisco.”

Reviewed 29 Jan 2018

The guest suite is beautifully decorated, comfortable and clean. There is a lovely little garden with a seating area just outside the suite. The suite has a well equipped kitchen with a variety of co… More

Owner's reply: Thank you, Katherine, it is so heartwarming to know that you really enjoyed your stay. I have another Thai restaurant to suggest for your next trip and a great place for bahn mi, although it will be difficult to top Le Soleil...I've been back 2 times already. You were a wonderful guest to allow me so much interaction. I may have enjoyed your trip as much as you did.

“Awesome SF stay in the guest suite”

Reviewed 15 Jan 2018

Fantastic place in a great neighborhood (near all The cool nopa Restaurants and walking distance tommany other area). The decor is warm and cozy; little Kitchen already well equipped w teas and coffe… More

Owner's reply: Hi Mike, thank you for the kind words, and for the excuse to take a "Sunday ride" something I miss from childhood. Sorry you ended up with a winter garden, as it is not the most beautiful, but I was happy to discover that the rain let up enough to allow you a few minutes to use it. Did I mention that I designed the bathroom myself? :-)

“Perfect place to stay in San Francisco”

Reviewed 15 Oct 2017

I'm not sure that we can capture in words how much we enjoyed our honeymoon as a result of this rental. This is the first time that I have used Trip Advisor's rental option and I was a bit u… More

Owner's reply: Dear Amanda and Ryan, I have to thank you for being so communicative yourselves with your interests and needs, because you made my part of the bargain easy. It was a pleasure meeting you and spending some time together and I hope you decide to come back one day, maybe an anniversary!!! Thank you also for taking such good care of the property, and for letting us be a part of your celebration.

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Send Donna (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Donna the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Donna (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Donna (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Donna (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Donna (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

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You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Donna (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Donna (the owner) a message.

If Donna (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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