About the Homestay
We can sometimes host guests, even if the calendar shows unavailable. Please message me to confirm availability!
Our classic Edwardian Victorian home is just steps from Golden Gate Park and 3 bus lines. Your private suite includes one or two bedrooms, bath, and cozy sitting room opening onto a large garden deck. Soak in the jacuzzi hot tub enjoying the view of Golden Gate Park and neighborhood rooftops, and watch the fog roll in! A generous continental breakfast is included each morning, and all meals, snacks and dessert can be included for $50 per day per person.
Our home is located in a safe, quiet, residential neighborhood. Street parking is available, three bus lines take you anywhere in San Francisco for just $3.00, and Uber and Lyft are also excellent transportation options. Please note that our home is not set up to accommodate babies, toddlers or pets.
Additional Services Available:
-English lessons-Darcy has many years' teaching experience: $50/hr.
-Pick up and drop off to Airport, or other SF location: $50-$100
-Accompanied sightseeing or shopping: $35/hr.
-Guided hiking or biking: $35/hr.
-Personalized, professional San Francisco real estate assistance in partnership with premier Zephyr Real Estate team
We also have a lovely 4-bedroom mountain vacation home in the Sierras, and trips can be arranged to include world-class downhill and cross-country skiing, hiking, swimming, lake sailing, horseback riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, or just relaxing and enjoying the amazing Sierra Nevada.
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our home is in the Richmond district, just steps from Golden Gate Park and three bus lines that will take you anywhere in the City for $3.00. Ours is a safe, quiet, family-oriented neighborhood with street parking available. Two blocks from our house is Balboa Street, a newly revitalized hub of the neighborhood with many good restaurants, stores, spas, and services: http://www.balboavillagesf.org/
AND, our neighborhood businesses offer fantastic deals and fun programs on Wednesday nights. Check it out at: https://medium.com/@BalboaVillageSF/eat-drink-play-in-the-balboa-village-on-wednesday-nights-6dfebb56dc9e#.5nfvwo8y8
Following are some of the sights and events in "the Richmond," most of which you can walk to easily: The Pacific Ocean; art-house Balboa Theatre; Camera Obscura at Point Lobos; Seal Rocks, De Young Museum and Academy of Sciences; Cliff House; the Great Highway; Spreckles Lake; Sutro Cliffs, Park and Baths; Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival; Lands End; Stow Lake, Palace of the Legion of Honor; the Presidio; Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival; Golden Gate Park Golf Course; Japanese Tea Garden; Kezar Stadium; Polo Fields; Windmills; Bison Paddock; Conservatory of Flowers; Golden Gate Park Carousel.
The Richmond District is a restaurant haven, with a commercial strip on Clement referred to as the second Chinatown, boasting more highly rated Chinese restaurants the Chinatown itself! The Richmond also has deep Irish and Russian roots and has many Catholic and Orthodox churches.
San Francisco International Airport is about a 30-minute drive and we can often arrange private pick up and drop off ($50-100). Other distances to our home: Haight-Ashbury is 2.8 miles; Castro Street is 3.6 miles; Golden Gate Bridge is 3.7 miles; Downtown/Civic Center is 4.4 miles; Union Square is 5.4 miles; the Mission District is 5.4 miles; Embarcadero Center is 6.2miles; Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf are 6.4 miles, and the Financial District is 6.6 miles.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Water sports
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Half Board
- Full Board
Diet Type available on request
• Balance to be paid one week in advance by credit card, or at time of arrival by cash
• Check-in time: 3:00PM Check-out time: 11:00AM
• A photocopy of guest(s) Passport or Driver's License taken upon arrival, per Homestay.com
• Please, no visitors without prearranged permission
• We ask that food and drink be consumed in the kitchen/dining areas only
• Please note that our home is not set up to accommodate babies, toddlers or pets
Smoking is not allowed.
Darcy is really a nice and attentive host, she is really kind and helpful. Her breakfast is amazing, the room spacious, the bed super comfortable.
If you look for an experience more intimate and true, Darcy is the right place to stay.
Darcy was the ultimate host and her house was beyond expectations. Darcy is an incredibly friendly and caring San Franciscan who clearly loves her city and hosting guests from all over the world. The upstairs suite was spacious, comfortable and immaculately clean. Anything we needed during our stay, Darcy was quick to provide. She and her husband, who is also a warm and friendly person, are a wealth of knowledge and were eager to help however they could during our visit. The pictures of the suite actually don’t do the space justice. It was a perfect room/suite/outdoor deck area.
I think Darcy missed her calling in the hospitality world as she and her husband provided such a great experience!
Il y a deux sortes d'humains sur terre, ceux qui aiment les gens et ceux qui ne les aiment pas. Darcy et Nick font résolument partis de la première catégorie. Une maison où dormir comme à la maison près du parc et le bus n°5 passe juste à côté 24h/24 (ou presque).
There are two kinds of Humans on Earth, those wo love people et those who don't. Darcy & Nick are definitely from the first category. A house to sleep like at home near the park and bus n°5 stop is just at the corner and runs 24 hours a day (almost).
This guest awarded the host 4 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.
Lovely house, excellent host! We're missing your bread already!! Also, Darcy's house is in a well-located area. We would most definitely highly recommend her home-stay.
Excellent accueil et conseils avisés de Darcy et Nick nous ont bien aidé à nous organiser pour programmer nos diverses visites. . Le logement est bien organisé un peu indépendant. De plus , Darcy nous a servi de très bons petits déjeuners a été très à l’écoute de nos questions.
Unsere Aufenthalt bei Darcey und Nick war super. Beide waren sehr gastfreundlich,immer hilfsbereit und haben uns ein familiäres Gefühl vermittelt. Alles war sehr sauber und gemütlich. Die Lage ist einfach super....alles gut zu erreichen. Das Frühstück war perfekt und mehr als ausreichend. Am Tag unserer Abreise hat Darcy uns mit reichlich Proviant ausgestattet - samt Kühlbeutel und Eiswürfel - Einfach perfekt!!!!
Vielen Dank für alles!!!!!
Gabriele, Otto,Renate und Adrian
Dear Darcy and Nick,
Thank you so much for hosting us. Our stay was so nice and we felt at home. The breakfast was great and the best start for the sightseeing tour ever....Everything was clean , cozy and close to the sights...you were always open for questions and help.....Thank you!
Hope we see us again....once a time!
Gabriele, Otto, Renate und Adrian
Darcy and Nick were perfect hosts and very accommodating. Their beautiful home was spacious and comfortable, in an ideal residential location. We loved the Balboa Street neighbourhood amenities, especially Chino's Taqueria! Don't miss walking through Golden Gate Park (right on the doorstep) and checking out Land's End with it's spectacular views of the Golden Gate. Thanks again to our hosts for all their kind suggestions and help!
I had great time. Her home is like a hotel and everything is there. The location is also great. The huge park and the beach are walking distance. Darcy and Nick, her husband, are brilliant communicators. Unfortunately I stayed there only for three days though, I wanted to stay much longer and explore many spots, baseing her home.
This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.
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