A charming Victorian "railroad" flat in San Francisco's Mission District. 10-foot high ceilings, easy access to public transit, and 2 minutes from the highway where one can take daytrips to beautiful coastal locations. The flat is on a busy street but the back of the apartment is quiet, with a sunny back room leading out to a lovely garden which is shared with occupants of the three other flats in the building. Occupants are quiet and considerate. One large bedroom, one smaller bedroom, each with very comfortable double beds, a back sunroom with a loft that can sleep one. Large, modern kitchen next to large dining room with Mahogany dining table that seats 10. In the front of the house, a large living room with TV, DVD/VCR, etc. One toilet and bathroom with shower and claw-foot tub. The garden has beautiful established plants and trees and is a real plus . You can enjoy a cup of tea in the afternoon or take advantage of the barbecue and heat lamp in the evenings. Car (old but reliable) with garage parking could be part of the exchange.
The neighborhood is an eclectic combination of professional, artist-bohemian, and Hispanic. This is a safe neighborhood, with a few restaurants (Mexican, Thai, and hipster cafe) within 2 blocks. Lots of inexpensive produce stores and shops selling Mexican products. You are a 15-minute walk from Valencia Street, which is full of restaurants and shops, both budget-ethnic and upscale. The flat itself is on a busy, noisy street, a main artery through this part of town. The advantage is it's easy to get anywhere, the disadvantage is noisy at rush hour but the house has good soundproof windows and in the back of the house you would never even know you were on a busy street.
I am college professor and independent filmmaker , raised in Latin America. I teach video and film at the University of California in Monterey. My husband is a carpenter.