Sole structure on the third floor. Private bath with shower. Extensive sunlight. Hard wood floors / tile in bath. Queen bed. Private stairs to suite. Room maintained solely for guests/Otherwise unoccupied. GREEN house. Water conservation required. 30 days MINIMUM stay
Secluded space w/private bath - picture windows w/ panoramic city views protected from wind and weather. Comfortable reading, working space. . Stairs. Minimum 30 days
Cats not permitted in this space.
thoughtful access to gourmet kitchen / bkfast room, LR/DR, deck and garden, laundry. Abode Iyengar Yoga 5" walk;Glen Pk BART 12" walk/5" bus; easy MUNI to UCSF/SFSU/Financial Dist; direct I280 / 101 access to Stanford U and Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley Corp. buses at BART
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This space permits you to be entirely private or come down to main level to interact with other guests present. Welcome to join any dinners prepared.
Three cats live here. Minimum 30 days.
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NO NOISE After 10 PM or before 10 AM – No LOUD conversations or music / Games (electronic devices). Reasonable alarm clock devices are OK.
NO CELL Phones or electronic devices at meals/kitchen or dining room tables. Make/receive telephone (CELL) calls in PRIVATE – in your room or outside if no one else is present. DO NOT SHOUT into cell devices – the people to whom you speak will hear normal voices on electronic devices.
Overnight guests or visitors are only welcome with prior approval. Guests who enter under your code are your responsibility.
ALWAYS LOCK Front Door when you ENTER or DEPART. Entry CODE is specific to guest. You MAY need to enter code to lock door. SEE ‘locking mechanisms” directions on table in entry hall.
DO NOT USE code when exiting. Simply press bar and turn lock. In a few seconds you will hear a click and know that the door is locked. Simply turn lock bolt when you enter. TURN OFF porch and hall lights if you think you are the last person to enter at night.
The electronic door pad tracks entry by code. DO NOT give your code to any other person. You will be responsible for unwelcome entry.
ONLY Community conversations should occur in community spaces. Private communications – including all cell calls and use of electronic devices that make noise – must occur quietly in your private space. Study in your room with door closed so as not to disturb others. Use headphones.
DO NOT Open West facing Kitchen windows wider than security stick permits. NEVER leave the Kitchen to deck door open. Exit or Enter and CLOSE the door immediately.
DO NOT Open West or SW windows in the Penthouse more than one inch. Keep them CLOSED when you are not present in the room. Keep the WINDOW Coverings down and fully in place at all times.
WATER: The San Francisco BAY AREA / California is experiencing a severe DROUGHT –
WE MUST CONSERVE Water; we are mandated to cut water use by 25%. Everyone MUST DO Their Part.
Take ONE (1) ‘NAVY’ showers per day. A navy shower is a method of showering that allows for significant conservation of water and energy by turning off water during the "middle" portion. An initial thirty seconds or so are used to get wet, followed by soap and lather without running water, which is then rinsed off in a minute or less. The total time for the water being on is typically under two minutes. Shower only as needed – one does not need to take a shower every day! “Time your shower to keep it under 2 minutes. You’ll save up to 1,000 gallons per month. Each shower is equipped with a small bucket. While you are regulating the shower water temperature run water into bucket and subsequently give it to your favorite garden plant. Run small amount water into bucket to use while shaving. Do not keep the water running during the process.
Turn off the water while washing your hair and save up to 150 gallons a month.
Reuse your towels. Hang towels to dry – on racks in bathroom or on the rails of the penthouse bed or the clothes lines (lower deck, garage). NEVER put wet towels / any wet items on wood surfaces – wood doors, dressers, floors. This house has real wood – it will suffer. Your security deposit may be at risk.
Water is generally immediately HOT
Turn off faucets tightly after each use.
USE BASIN in sink to capture shaving, tooth brushing, hand washing water - instead of running the water continuously and save up to 300 gallons a month.
Turn off the water while you brush your teeth and save up to 4 gallons a minute. That’s up to 200 gallons a week for a family of four.
This house uses dual-flush toilets. These toilets have two flush options: a half-flush for liquid waste and a full-flush for solid waste. Under current water rationing it is mandated not to flush every instance of liquid waste. Flushing every third / fourth time is adequate.
Drop tissues in the trash bin instead of flushing them and save water every time.
Flush ONLY human waste down the toilets. Dispose of all feminine hygiene products in waste bins.
Keep Shower curtain INSIDE tub in main bath at all times. DO NOT remove wire mesh baskets from drains. They perform an important function.
In MAIN bathroom, Towels are located on shelves behind the curtains. Hang towels to dry. Put towels to be laundered in clothes basket.
Toilet paper is also located in the cabinet where towels are stored.
Leave bathroom tidy – wipe excess water from counter.
KITCHEN: Kitchen OPENS at 6:30 AM – CLOSES at 10:00 PM
DO NOT Use the garbage disposals. Compost vegetable food waste in green bin to right of the main sink - and save gallons every time.
Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap. This way, every drop goes down you and not the drain.
Forgo those plastic water bottles to lower your carbon footprint.
There is a pink catch basin in the main sink. We reuse the water in the garden. Scrape dishes into COMPOST and quickly Rinse dishes and glasses over this basin and put them in the dishwasher. Designate one glass for your drinking water each day, or refill a water bottle. This will cut down on the number of glasses to wash.
When ice cubes are left over from your drink or you drop some - don’t throw them out. PUT Cubes in pink basin in the sink OR Pour them on a plant...
Dishwashers typically use less water than washing dishes by hand.
I will run dishwasher only when full.
Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean. However, you are responsible for cleaning all cooking pots / pans after use.
Don’t use running water to thaw food. For water efficiency and food safety, defrost food in the refrigerator or microwave.
Wash your fruits and vegetables over the basin in the sink and save water. Collect the water you use while rinsing fruit and vegetables. Dump basin to bucket outside deck door. I use it to water plants.
Select the proper pan size for cooking. Large pans may require more cooking water than necessary. Larger pans/pots require more water to wash/rinse. SAVE water from cooking pasta (do not add salt to cooking water) and vegetables and water plants when it cools.
Cook food in as little water as possible. Many different strainer inserts available. This also helps it retain more nutrients.
Reuse leftover water from cooked or steamed foods to start a nutritious soup.
USE appropriate size burner for the size of the pan. Little pan – little burner. DO NOT burn sides of the pans.
YOU are responsible to clean up after yourself.
ALL FOOD is stored and prepared in the kitchen. Food is consumed in the kitchen dining area. You may take your food to the deck or the garden for consumption. Return dishes to the kitchen. NO FOOD should be stored in your room. NO dirty dishes should be IN or left in your room.
CLEAN UP after yourself. Follow water conservation rules as specified. Stack dishes in dishwater appropriately and safely. DO NOT Obstruct the water spray arms. DW detergent located under the main sink. USE ONLY properly labeled DW detergent (GREEN Costco container). Hand dish washing detergent CAN NOT be used in the dishwashing machine.
BE CAREFUL that water does not overflow sink and get on wood cabinets. WIPE surfaces dry after using the sink to clean up.
ALWAYS COVER food in the microwave. The appropriate cover is stored to the right of the microwave. There are microwave safe dishes with lids in the drawer under the microwave. IF your food splatters – CLEAN the microwave using dish soap and water ONLY. DO NOT USE any cleaning products on surfaces that relate to food preparation.
COVER fruits left on the counters with a brown bag. Ripening fruits – especially BANANAS - attack fruit flies – fruit flies are a nuisance.
KNIVES ARE SHARP. Use appropriately and safely.
ALWAYS USE cutting boards. SEE boards behind cooktop – under the window.
NEVER CUT anything directly on the counters. USE coasters and other heat absorbing devices.
ASK for instruction to use the cooking appliances. Be careful to use the appropriate size burner for the pot or pan. This is a GAS cooktop with three (3) options re heat output; two small. Two medium and one extra hot burner in the middle. This middle burner is appropriate for large pots only. The flames should be contained to the bottom surface of the vessel only. Too much flame scorches the sides of pans. DO NOT get any water at or near the cooktop controls.
Keep counter surfaces clean and dry. Be VERY CAREFUL when using water faucets on either sink NOT to let water run down the front of the cabinet onto the wood.
Label any food that you put into the refrigerator with your name and a date. Remove any spoiled food to the compost – it may be removed to compost by cleaners, if not by you. Ask for cabinet space. There is a second refrigerator in the garage.
CLEAN up any spills. Dust brush/pan, cleaning supplies are located under the main sink.
Compostable items go in the small container to right of the main sink (inside the green bag); recyclables go in the trash bin to the left under the main sink; trash goes in the bin on the right. Owing to significant land shortage, San Francisco penalizes homeowners for excessive garbage disposal. CHECK for the recycling symbol on the bottom of a container. Avoid purchasing items in containers that cannot be recycled. Plastic bags and wrapping cannot be recycled the same as other items– there is a special container for these items. SEE guidelines on front of frig. Any container that contained food is generally composted – once the plastic is removed (closing caps/wire handles) after remaining food is put in the compost container. Keep lid on the compost container as it will attract flies otherwise.
Reusable containers, aluminum foil, plastic bags, etc. are located in drawers to left of the small sink. Saran wrap is located in the small sink cabinet.
Silverware for eating located drawer to right small sink; utility items in drawer to left; napkins/towels in drawers to left. Teas are in the cookie jar; coffee in the frig – grinder in bottom drawer of center cabinet section. French Press coffee pots on counter behind the small sink; tea pots above.
Cooking pans are located in large drawers under the cook top. DO NOT USE metal utensils on non-stick pans.
OPEN the window above the cooktop just a fraction BEFORE you turn on the gas. IF you forget and need to open the window for ventilation TURN OFF the gas first – open just a fraction (wood stick will prevent your opening the window too much – DO NOT REMOVE it)
DO NOT leave any standing water/liquids on wood surfaces – table, chairs. USE wood cleaners and cloth to clean wood – DO NOT USE the usual cleaning products like 409 / Spic Span.
STEREO: (URL HIDDEN) is the ONLY possibility. ASK for instruction prior to using.
While tea and liquid drinks may be consumed outside the kitchen, ALL glasses and cups should be quickly returned to the kitchen and NOT left sitting in other parts of the house. If you spill anything, clean it up immediately AND bring the spill to my attention so that the house cleaners may clean the area thoroughly. Should you spill anything on rugs or furniture, please immediately inform me.
If you break or damage any items your security deposit may be called upon.
Sheets are laundered every other week.
GREY Water system in use. Please ASK for instructions. Can be tricky. Laundromat at Monterey / Foerster may be good alternative. The Dry Cleaner at Diamond / Chenery does Wash / Fold as well as dry cleaning.
Laundry can be done at 434 ONLY between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM. NOT before 9:00 AM and MUST be completed before 8:00 PM. Use QUICK WASH cycle and COLD water. USE ONLY HE detergent provided. Hang clothes on lines when weather is clear. Use clothes dryer only to complete drying if necessary. Clothes may be hung on lines on WEST deck; in the garage or on rack above the heater in the playroom.
Remove your clothes from washer or dryer when cycle complete.
MANY people will want to do laundry on weekends – could be a wait.
DO NOT Place luggage on or near the beds. IF you have previously been anywhere where you suspect there may have been ANY bugs please notify me immediately and DO NOT TAKE your luggage into the bedrooms.
House Cleaners come every FRIDAY. They will clean bathrooms, change the sheets every other week and vacuum floors. YOU are responsible for making your bed and keeping room neat and clean. NO DISHES in the bedrooms! Dirty dishes may attack ants – please tell me immediately if you see any ants/other bugs.
If you see anything that appears to be ‘wrong’ please tell me immediately.
FIRST AID” - there is a first aid kit on shelf below tea / coffee mugs in the kitchen and additional supplies in the middle section of the medicine cabinet in the main floor bath as well as in the penthouse. Ask if you don’t find what you need.
FIRE: there are four smoke/CO2 alarms throughout the house, predominantly in the hallways. There is a fire extinguisher in the kitchen by the stairs leading to the ground floor. You may exit the front door; kitchen door to the deck; playroom doors to either east or west yard. Garage door is automatic, but can be opened manually. Check that the deadbolt is not activated if you attempt to open this ‘heavy’ door.
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Retired legal professional and AVM Survivor. I am very fortunate to own this beautiful house (26 yrs this month) and settling into my passion of hosting interesting professionals, cooking (can do gluten free) and gardening. I also travel (recently returned from around the world in 7 months) read and write.
I help people with English pronunciation (most recently with Chinese guests, but also in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Turkey) and have many friends/neighbors who speak French, Italian, Spanish, and/or German.
Come enjoy this fabulous city while staying in grand style at a fraction of the hotel cost. Ample street parking. Bring a coat - remember Mark Twain's comments on our weather.
SEVERE drought conditions mandate severe water conservation measures.