We found the location in Cole Valley fantastic - the apartment is close to Cole Valley and the Muni train, and just a short walk to UCSF, Golden Gate Park, Haight St and other key locations. We loved visiting the Cole Valley area and found it had everything we needed - the grocery store was excellent, there are lots of speciality stores and there is a great cafe (the Boulange) and wonderful restaurants (Zazie was a favourite).
The apartment is very well equipped and we found everything we needed had been anticipated. The dining area is very sunny and the rooms were always warm when we came back from UCSF in the evenings - this was really nice as San Francisco can be cooler, even in the summer! Joy and her family were very thoughtful and kind during our visit and we would happily stay in the apartment again. The apartment was very clean and tidy and we felt at home immediately.
The only minor points we'd note is that people with limited mobility might find the walking up to 17th street a challenge, though those who like a short climb will love the location. We weren't used to having people live above us so found we noticed the upstairs noise when we first arrived, though we soon got accustomed to this and found the overall location very quiet and peaceful.
Overall, we loved our stay here and would happily recommend the apartment to others.