Your private bedroom and bathroom in my recently remodeled home is close to all the charm that Cortland Avenue has to offer. It's also near Bernal Hill, which has amazing views, and the highway, for folks working in the south bay. My place is great for couples, business travelers, and families. We have a washer and dryer, and street parking is generally easy.
For more info on Bernal, do an internet search for "Bernal Heights" "new york times."