I was looking for someplace to stay near the Castro and someone suggested homeaway.com. I was a bit leery as I had never gone that route. I read the reviews of this property and decided to go for it.
No regrets at all.
Location - fantastic - On Castro street - You can walk to restaurants, bars, attractions with great ease. Easy access to public transportation and wasn't hard to find a place to park to my surprise.
Accommodations - Very nice. Not a huge living area but I wasn't looking for that. It was more than adequate plus 2 nice bedrooms and a great bathroom. Great layout for travelers and Andy has pretty much thought of everything. There are menus for area restaurants, brochures of attractions, wi-fi, fridge - pretty much everything you need.
Andy, our host - He offers to provide pickup/dropoff at airport which we didn't need as we had a car. He did graciously offer to drop us off for our ferry to Alcatraz which he had very wisely suggested we book in advance when he mailed us a map after we booked with him. On the way to the ferry he drove us down Lombard Street! He even gave us a tour in his car around town and said if we had any questions to call him anytime.
Thanks Andy for the hospitality. The only regret is that our stay wasn't longer.