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Castro Cottage w/ Secret Garden

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Castro Cottage w/ Secret Garden

4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Quick responses7 recent guests said this host responded quickly.
Sparkling clean5 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

The space

The cottage was renovated and decorated in August 2011 and it looks stunning. I'm a builder and I live on the property. I have years of experience creating wonderful spaces in San Francisco. The sunny private garden is the highlight of the space.

We'd love to have you as our guest in our secluded, light-filled cottage in the very best hood in SF, near the Castro, Mission and Dolores Park. The cottage is free-standing, quiet, light-filled and opens up to a private landscaped garden. Truly a unique and charming space.


Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with keypad


148 Reviews

Cathie User Profile
October 2015
Always a pleasure staying at the cottage, we stay here every time we're in San Fran. It's super convenient & in a great neighbourhood.
Darrin User Profile
November 2014
Everything went off without a hitch. Easy to find, all instructions clear. It's situated in a quiet location and just a couple blocks from the Castro which was so convenient. We enjoyed our stay. Only negatives would have to be the bathroom could be cleaner, garden could us…
Matt User Profile
Response from Matt:
I've since purchase a new sofa bed and have also cleaned up the garden and re-caulked the tub. The bathroom is kept very clean.
November 2014
Jennifer User Profile
October 2013
Matt was very accomodating to our needs, we were able to check in early! After a long flight that is always a plus. There are only a few steps up from street level to reach the cottage? Matt's secret garden was absolutely a wonderful relaxing place to stay, the garden is wonderfu…
Cathie User Profile
April 2012
Nice large cottage in a great neighbourhood! A lot of amenities closeby. Muni station & F train made it very convenient to get across town. Would definitely stay again!
Vincent User Profile
April 2012
Clean, very intimate and all around cute! Great experience and friendly host. Would definitely recommend and stay there again!
Ginger User Profile
July 2018
Location is great. Property is very easy to access for SF. Garden is nice. Host is responsive to questions. Furniture/fixtures are a bit outdated (bed is squishy and creaky). Space easily accommodated 3 adults + 1 infant. Kitchen is large but kinda set up for light use in terms o…
Josef User Profile
June 2018
Excellent location, walking distance to everything you wish to be around. It is extremely quiet, and you have your own personal entrance and beautiful garden. Matt was very quick to get in touch with as well, and extra towels/blankets were in the room, readily available. Thank y…

Hosted by Matt

San Francisco, California, United StatesJoined in July 2011
Matt User Profile
158 Reviews
4 References
I like gardening!
Response rate: 70%
Response time: within a day
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