We stayed in Hawken's Nest for 7 days - a Danish family with 3 kids (8, 14 & 17). The appartment was the perfect solution for us. Well maintained, clean and had lots of space. Great with a fully equipped kitchen - and very nice living room (the TV was old and blurry though). The bedrooms were very nice too - and our kids looooved the fancy showers! The location of the appartment was just perfect - very charming neighborhood and very close (walking distance) to grocery stores, shops, cafés, restaurants, movie teater etc. And very easy access to transportation. We took a bus, just around the corner, directly to SF almost every day, took approx 30 min. We spent 7 days in Alameda/San Francisco without a car - and it was not a problem at all. The owner was very helpful and very easy to get hold of. We definitely recommend this appartment to other families with kids.