Private Room Sublet in Great Marina Apartment
I am a 44 year old Meditation Coach and Business Advisor 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). Because of the never-ending Tech boom, the market rate for this area is ridiculous for a standard 2 BR. Sharing this smaller apartment allows us to live in an amazing location while spending our money on other things. Tactically, we simply split the rent proportional to the size of our individual private space (you have a large private bedroom and I have a small semi-private, tastefully partitioned area off the living room) and you will be surprised how well it works. And for me, the choice to occupy a smaller private space for less rent, allows me to leave my corporate career behind for good and follow my dreams and my spiritual path; not a sacrifice at all from my perspective. And in consideration of my roommate, I try to keep my private area zen-like so you barely notice it when hanging out in the common area.
Available for move-in: March 15
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 the apartment:
*Fully Furnished 1 (½) BR with furniture, kitchen appliances, cooking utensils, dishware, etc.
*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 available for a 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 your room:
*Fully Furnished private room with Queen size bed, end tables, armoir, desk, chair and full size closet.
*Super quiet. Black-out drapes if you like to sleep in a cave.
About my room:
*Tastefully partitioned area off the living room.
*My “office/desk” is 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, 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.
I am female, 44 years old, presently single and work as an independent Personal Development Coach and Business Advisor who teaches mindfulness, visualization and meditation to professionals. I also work with people on a personal level with relationships, health issues, depression or anxiety. I study 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 I had a successful 15 year career in the Financial Industry as a Database Marketing Consultant, I have been studying meditation and intuition for 14 years and feel like it is my path and my dream to continue to learn and teach, especially within the professional business community. Click here for my professional profile.
I 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 am a Gemini and like diversity so I occasionally work at the local café, in Presidio Park or on the rooftop when the weather is nice. When not working I am getting out in nature, at the nearby Marina Green, Golden Gate Prominade, 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 museum or gallery showing.
As my job suggests, I am a good communicator and quiet intuitive. I think I am (or at least 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 speak it or take care of it myself and move on. 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, what I find most fascinating is the exploration and mastery of the mind (yes, this is what I call fun! Ha Ha). Alcohol is a suppressant to this so it, like excess processed sugar, gluten bread and pasta has migrated out of my diet.
About the ideal roommate for this situation:
You live alone (no additional roommates please), do not have any pets, and do not do drugs or smoking of any kind. Ideally, you are a professional in need of a completely furnished home for either short or long term and do not need storage for things other than clothes and what can fit into a bedroom or a bike. You work outside of the house (otherwise we may get sick of each other!). You do not have a car (it is true, you REALLY don’t need one in SF!) or you are fine with parking on the street. You are honest, a good communicator, and know how to let things go. You pay the rent on time and you honor your agreements even when they are ending. Hey, it is a lot to ask but I know you are out there!
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.
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
PS. DONT FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS!