With a daughter in San Francisco, we fly in at least a couple of times a year. We've tried hotels, B&Bs, and now VRBO. For us, this location was perfect. The 1 BR flat in which we stayed was on the first floor of a two story carriage house. The main house has a deck in front, overlooking the street, to which we had access. The flat itself, because of its off-street location is quiet. The bed is comfortable. Having access to a full kitchen meant that a quick trip to one of the many near-by convenience stores allowed us to stock up on breakfast items and snacks, saving some money and the inconvenience of eating every meal out. Public transportation options abound, but if you're driving, there's off-street parking right in front of the carriage house. Location-wise, since it's in NOPA (North of the Pan-Handle), it's convenient to several great parks...Alamo Square, Buena Vista Park, and of course, Golden Gate Park. We are walkers, so we walked to all these locations, but we could easily have taken a bus or cab. Our host, who lives in the main house was friendly and helpful, but not intrusive. While the flat itself is seeing some wear and could use a little freshening, we still give this rental five stars because of the other positive factors.