At the end of April 2019, Quest House will be moving from Sausalito, to beautiful Pacifica! After hosting 30 different surgical guests and about 1/3 of those folks having already returned for secondary stays, we’re ready for a house of our own!
Quest House has been in full-swing fundraising mode since February to help cover the costs of: first, last, security deposit, moving truck, movers, furnishing a larger space, and to hopefully still have a bit to tuck away for emergencies, scholarships, and our house host stipend. Here is the link to our current fundraiser which has dollar-for-dollar matching donations up to $5,000 through the month of April: https://www.gofundme.com/questhouse
Stats on our new locale!
Things we prioritized when we chose this location:
COVID-19 ((( Last Updated: 3/26/20 )))
A NOTE TO GUESTS SCHEDULED TO STAY WITH US @ QUEST HOUSE:
We at Quest House are closely following the lead of the local surgeons, and hospitals in the area who are responding accordingly to the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand that there is A LOT riding on your planned surgeries and are committed to supporting you through this time of uncertainty. As of now, all “non-emergent” surgeries between 3/17/20 – 5/31/20 at the main CPMC Davies hospital, as well as cases at Greenbrae/Bon Air Surgery Center are being rescheduled. Please see the link below for the most up-to-date information from Dr Chen on his practice website.
Dr Chen’s COVID-19 Updates: https://www.gurecon.com/covid-19-update
LODGING: Quest House will do whatever we can to plug people into different dates on our calendar for those that are impacted by these cancellations. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns that you have. Information has been changing rapidly, sometimes on a daily basis and we’re working to keep up with the shifts that this health crisis has had on our community space and the folks that we serve. For this reason, our responses may be delayed due to an influx in email at this time. Please be assured, that we will get to you as soon as possible.
Take care of yourself and know that we’re here if you’d like to talk. We’re all in this together.
Join Us! … A space designed with you in mind.
Quest House is currently located in Sausalito, CA. 4 short miles from the Golden Gate bridge in an apartment that we rent 2 bedrooms out of. In spring of 2019 we will be moving into a 4 or 5 bedroom house in order to offer this resource on a larger scale.
We offer lodging on a self-selected sliding scale: $75 – $125 per night. You choose what you are able to pay, there is no application process and we do not ask about your income. A non-refundable deposit of $250 is requested to secure your reservation. This can be sent via FlipCause, PayPal (w/ transaction free) or by check – whichever is most convenient for you. This $250 goes towards your stay with us.
*** If paying your lodging invoice via PayPal, an additional 3.5% fee is required – as this will be taken out automatically from your payment before it reaches us.
We also provide CARETAKING such as transportation, basic meal prep, and assistance with daily tasks; such as those that someone traveling with a family member would be able to help them with.
Guest Room: (smaller of the two rooms we rent)
In order to protect your privacy, and to keep the apartment as a healing space, we rarely have guests over. If we do invite a guest, they are always trans and queer affirming, and respectful toward people of color.
At some point in the future we’ve been thinking it could be fun to have a small once or twice monthly potluck at Quest House for guys who are post-op or are in the area for consults. The top priority with the space is to make sure our guests are comfortable. We will always check with you before confirming any gatherings or guests that would impact your stay here.
We are currently only able to accomodate service animals. We’ve had pets stay with us a few times and it’s necessitated carpet cleaning after guests have left and lots of extra daily cleaning to keep the space a clean healing environment.
A rental car is sometimes cheaper than using Uber/Lyft depending on how much you plan to be out and about, and also great for allowing more freedom to explore when you feel able. There is limited visitor parking in the apartment complex and you may wind up having to park a block or two away at times within the complex if our parking space is being used by another guest. If you plan on having a vehicle, please know that I give guests priority to Quest House’s (1) dedicated parking space as I can easily park in a visitor space and walk a little further. I am also usually able to transport folks whether that be airport pick-up/drop-off, pre-op, post-op appointments, grocery runs etc for a reasonable fee (usually equal to or less than Uber). Airport pick ups, for your arrival here I can sometimes free up time for to do personally. However, the Marin Airporter bus stop is conveniently located less than a 5 min drive from Quest House and goes to and from SFO; 1-way transportation is $22. Similar to a Greyhound bus. You would get on at SFO and get off at the 2nd stop, Manzanita/Mill Valley. We’re happy to give folks a lift from there.
If you would like to speak with other folks who have stayed with us during their recovery we are happy to connect you with them. Please contact us directly and we can find a way to connect you.
Booking calendars are posted in the menu tab above, under “BOOKING“. This is to serve as a visual aid for when we have availability for interested future lodgers. Please check the calendar to see if there is availability or just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm our most up-to-date availability. The calendar always lists when it was most recently updated in the upper righthand corner.
SECURING YOUR BOOKING:
Please let me know if you have other questions, or if you’d like to arrange an exploratory phone call to determine if our space would be right for you. Booking is offered on a first come, first serve basis. An inquiry about the space does not secure your stay with us. We ask that a non-refundable $250 deposit be placed to secure your reservation and lock in your requested dates. This $250 deposit goes towards your stay with us and is not lost money. 4 weeks prior to check-in 50% of your lodging costs are due. 2 weeks prior to check-in the remaining lodging balance is due. For more details please check out links for BOOKING and COSTS
We look forward to being part of your healing process!!!
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