Roommate Wanted

Private Room Sublet in Great Marina Apartment

I am a 44 year old Meditation Teacher and Personal Development Coach seeking to replace my current male (platonic) roommate who is moving, with a professional male or female roommate for this cozy 1 ½ BR Marina Apartment (see photos tab above).  I am in career transition having left my corporate job behind and trying my best to fulfill my true heart’s desire which is to teach meditation and help people find success and happiness.  Sharing my apartment allows me to financially make this transition without leaving this amazing neighborhood.  Hopefully it will also help someone else out as well, who might benefit from the lower rent for this area, a fully furnished apartment and easy commute.

In this setup, you will have a large private bedroom and I have a small semi-private, tastefully partitioned “bedroom” off the living room and we share the rest of the apartment (living room, cable tv, kitchen, full bath).  This may sound weird, but I really it’s not! If you are used to living with roommates you will not see a difference.  Please see the photos before you make a decision about it because you will be surprised how well it works.  Tactically, we simply split the rent proportional to the size of our individual private space.  It’s a great deal for both of us.

Available for move-in: anytime
Room Type: Large private room
Term: Month-to-month sublease
Prefer long term 6+ months but short term ok for the right person.
Total Roommates: 2

About your room:
*Fully Furnished private room with Queen size bed, end tables, clothing armoir, desk, chair and full size closet.
*Super quiet.
*Black-out drapes if you like to sleep in a cave.

About the apartment:
*Fully Furnished, kitchen appliances, cooking utensils, dishware, etc. Bedding/linens available upon request.
*Rear unit with large windows and very little street noise and quiet long term neighbors.
*Washer and dryer in building
*Basic Cable TV, high-speed internet
* *Street Parking only* *
*Storage: bedroom only.  No external storage available except possibly for one bike.
*Bus Lines: 30, 30x, to North Beach/Union Square/Financial District/BART/SOMA/Caltrain, 42 to Fillmore District, Lower Haight/Potrero Hill, 43 to Upper Haight/Golden Gate Park
*Community Park across the street with tennis courts, basketball courts and golf driving range.
*5 block walk to the Bay front/Boat Marina/Marina Green intramural fields/Golden Gate Bridge Promenade, 10 min walk to Presidio Park/hiking trails.

About my room:

*Tastefully partitioned area off the living room.
*My “office/desk” and personal items are in a closed armoir in the living room and my clothes are in the hall closet.
*The only visible personal item in the living area is my bookcase which I am happy to share.
*My space is tidy and minimal which suits me fine as I am focusing exclusively on my career right now.

About the shared area:
*We share the living room, cable TV, kitchen and bathroom, including all appliances and utensils.
*We also share cleaning responsibilities, including daily maintenance (doing dishes, wiping counter, picking up personal things, etc.) and bi-weekly cleaning of kitchen, bathroom, floors and dusting.  However if you prefer to use a housekeeper for your turn, I have a great one that only charges $65 or $85 if you ask her to do a couple loads of laundry.

About Me
I am female, 44 years old, presently single and work as an independent Meditation Teacher and Personal Development Coach who teaches mindfulness, visualization and active meditation techniques to people so they can focus, be more creative and be less stressed at work and home.  I also work with people on personal development, relationships, health issues, depression or anxiety.  I study the mind and spirituality for my work and my own passion, but I try not to take it too seriously and seek to have fun while helping other people lighten up and do the same.  While training for this work, I had a successful 18-year career in the Financial Industry.  Ironically, my first introduction to meditation was from the CEO of the first bank I ever worked at 20 years ago.  I have been studying meditation, personal development and the intuitive arts ever since and feel like it is my path and my dream to continue to learn and teach this to others in a way that is appropriate for our time, especially within the professional business community.  Click here for my professional profile.

I generally work from home M-F doing client sessions and classes by phone and arrange my work day around my roommates work schedule.  In the future I hope to travel for speaking engagements but my business is still growing into that.  I like diversity so I occasionally spend time writing or reading materials for work at the local café or in the Presidio when the weather is nice.  When not working I like to get out in nature at the nearby Marina Green/Golden Gate Bridge Promenade, Presidio Hiking Trails, or up in Marin and Sonoma counties for longer hikes and camping.

I also enjoy meeting friends in the city for coffee, dinner, dancing and an occasional theater show.  I do not smoke cigarettes or 420.  I also generally do not drink alcohol except for an occasional glass when social etiquette requires.  This is not out of any moral position, but rather because as my career might suggest, I seek awareness and mastery of the mind (yes, this is what I call fun! Ha Ha) and alcohol has the opposite effect on me.  And besides, I like to think I can laugh, let go and make fun of myself just as easy on my own!

As my job suggests, I am a good communicator and quiet intuitive.  I seek to be easy going, accepting and social.  I treat my roommates like family in a helpful, caring way, but have respect for individual space and privacy when desired.  I seek someone who is comfortable in their own skin, has humility and puts honesty up at the top of their list of characteristics.  I tend to be a little more structured around cleanliness to keep the energy clean and moving in the home, but at the end of the day I try not to let things get to me.  I just mention it or take care of it myself and move on.

About you:
*It is important that you work outside of the house and have a steady schedule.  This is because my coaching requires a super-quiet environment and I will be scheduling clients during your work hours.
*You don’t have a lot of furniture or are willing to store it elsewhere while you are living here.
*You are not into substances and you don’t drink more than an occasional glass or two of alcohol.
*You like a comfortable, relatively quiet home.
*You are financially stable, emotionally intelligent, honest and communicative.

Rent: $1,370.00 per month
Includes: rent, water, gas, electric, wireless DSL and basic cable TV
Security Deposit $650.00
Final Exit Cleaning: $85
Total Move-in Costs: (First month rent, last month rent, security deposit, exit cleaning): $3,475.00*

*credit card payment available all or a portion of the move-in costs, if you cover the Paypal processing fee.

Optional costs:
Cleaning Fee (in lieu of your turn for bi-weekly cleaning): $65.00 per month/$85 with laundry to housekeeper
Additional cable fees for premium channels: at cost

Please contact me through the craigslist ad if you think we might be a match.  ;)  Jeri



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