Location and Bernal Heights Information
37 Stoneman Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (+1) 415.273.9627
Arrival From Airport:
Take BART to 24th and Mission station ($7.50). Go up main escalator, and on the 24th St. side, is the 67 bus ($2.00). Tell the driver to let you off at Stoneman Street, about five stops away near the top of Bernal hill. Walk on Stoneman 1.5 blocks to house.
You can also make the 12 minute walk from BART to the house by walking south on Mission St. After you cross Cesar Chavez, Precita is the next street on the left. Turn into Precita, make the first right to Coso and walk one block up hill to Mirabel and make a left. Follow Mirabel all the way around (it changes name to Shotwell) until it meets Stoneman. Make a right on Stoneman.
Lyft from the airport is about $28-38 and van service is about $20.
Bernal Heights was a farming village within the city of San Francisco until the 1906 earthquake. Due to the solid foundation of the hill, it was undamaged during the earthquake and many people sought shelter in the neighborhood. Earthquake cottages housed the refugees from downtown and soon those cottages were expanded to full-sized homes. Bernalview B&B was built in 1898 and has survived the 1906 and the 1989 quakes without any damage.
The neighborhood is a mixture of gay and straight singles, couples and families and almost as many dogs as people. Bernal Hill Park on the top of the hill is filled with people enjoying the 360 degree view of the city, the Bay, and the bridges. Bernal Hill has it share of wildlife including red-tail hawks, Mexican jays, owls, and the occasional coyote that comes seeking the good life.
San Francisco is a food destination city...and in each neighborhood there are local favorites. Virtually every nationality is represented in Bernal Heights, from informal family-owned eateries to three-star restaurants. You can find Nepali, Thai, Indian, Peruvian, Italian, Caribbean, Mexican, Salvadoran, Nicaraguan, Honduran, Cambodian, Chinese, Japanese, and even American food within walking distance.
For entertainment, El Rio has salsa bands on Sunday afternoon in the patio and a women's night on Saturday. Roccapulco features live bands from throughout Latin America and a large dance floor. The Wild Side West is the oldest lesbian owned bar in the city and is a homey place with a pool table and a funky, only in San Francisco back yard.
The Castro is only a ten minute bus ride away with its shops and bars and the world-famous Moorish-inspired art deco Castro Theater with an organist who plays before every movie. Towards downtown are the South of Market (SOMA) bars and clubs, including the Eagle, Lone Star, Powerhouse and Oasis.