This was a lovely place to stay. Accommodations were clean and spacious. Well stocked with dishes, flatware, cooking utensils, washer, drier, etc.There was WIFI and a LCD big screen TV. Our hostess lived next door which was fantastic as she helped us with getting settled, places to go, how to park, etc. There was a delicious cake to welcome us as well a bottle a wine. The neighborhood was quiet and seemed very safe.
We originally planned on taking UBER cabs but decided at the last moment to rent a minivan through Hotwire (there were 6 of us). Although we were only 3 miles or so from the wharf area it still takes about 20 to 30 minutes to drive. Definitely would not be walk-able due to the steep hills and the cab fare anywhere would add up fast. Uber cab is a flat $60 from the airport. There is a grocery store 5 blocks away and small sandwich/breakfast shop 2 blocks away.
Parking is a problem anywhere in the city, but there was one place at the house where we had a guaranteed spot. We were there during the World Series and 2 medical conventions so that was a factor. We had a handicapped parking placard from Ohio which was recognized by CA. With the placard you can park at a metered place for 2 hours, although the locals say they do not enforce it very much..
We would highly recommend this home for your stay. Our deposit was refunded in 2 days.