COZY, COMFY, CENTRALLY-LOCATED 2 BEDROOM IN HAYES VALLEY

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Joe Bender

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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COZY, COMFY, CENTRALLY-LOCATED 2 BEDROOM IN HAYES VALLEY

Hayes Valley Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

This lower garden level apartment is a modern, recently renovated 2 bedroom, 1 bath with a full, well-equipped kitchen and comfortable living room in a 2 unit, owner-occupied, circa 1896 Victorian. The unit sleeps up to 5 utilizing the sofa bed in the living room, assuming 2 people per bedroom. Located in vibrant, desirable Hayes Valley, a 5-15 minutes walk takes you to Opera Plaza, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco Civic Center, San Francisco Jazz Center, Fillmore Jazz District, Kabuki Baths, Main Library, Asian Art Museum, movie houses, theaters, art galleries, coffee houses, cafes, Alamo Square Park, Haight Street and more. 20-30 minutes walk takes you to Dolores Park, Powell Street Cable Car turnabout, Westfield Shopping Center, Union Square, Golden Gate Park, The Castro District and South of Market bars and clubs. Public transit is convenient and comprehensive. Easy freeway access to SFO and Oakland Airports, City of Oakland, UC Berkeley, and points east such as Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe. Also convenient to Golden Gate Bridge and points north such as Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties and Point Reyes National Seashore, as well as points south such as San Jose and Santa Cruz.

Friendly, discreet owners have lived in the neighborhood for 20 years and are happy to provide advice about dining in or out, how to have a great time on a budget, and memorable, world-class walking tours and day trips. We also know how to leave you alone in your private abode if that is your preference. Free wireless internet access and premium linens and bedding provide for your convenience and comfort. Gated entryway provides privacy and security. Access to private garden patio. Easy daytime street parking, but you don't need a car as our walk and transit scores are 91 and 100 respectively. Chauffeur service available at cost. Comfortable, private, secure.

Keywords: cozy, centrally-located, oak st.,downtown, 2 bedroom

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Joe Bender

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english

I am a San Francisco Unified School District Special Ed teacher who has lived in and loved this neighborhood for more than 20 years. Ashley and I enjoy making sure our guests get the most out of their visit and are glad to provide advice and directions as requested by guests. However, we won't intrude, and will wait for your request for help. This is a great location for travelers who love exploring urban environments on foot or using public transportation, which is very close and takes you all over the city.

Joe Bender purchased this apartment in 1986

We bought this property because of the neighborhood. It has a unique mix of walking convenience to all that a big city has to offer, such as music, theater, museums, restaurants and night life, and yet still retains a homey feeling.

The shops, restaurants, and nightlife of this neighborhood are exciting, dynamic and diverse. There is easy freeway access, and so many famous San Francisco sites within easy walking distance, including Alamo Square, Hayes Valley shopping, Opera Plaza, Symphony Hall, Theaters, Museums, The Castro District, City Hall and so much more. One ritual we enjoy is walking our dog at Alamo Square early in the evening during 'doggie social hour' when the best-behaved dogs play together in the park.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property Reviews

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Cozy, Comfy, Centrally-Located 2 Bedroom in Hayes Valley
average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews
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Cozy, Comfy, Centrally-Located 2 Bedroom in Hayes Valley
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Hayes Valley San Francisco
5

Great place in the heart of the city

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
Thanks Jon and Ashley for helping make our stay in SF so enjoyable. Both of you were so helpful and the flowers upon arrival were so sweet and much appreciated. The beds and bedding are amazing and the little backyard with the lights was very quaint. Location very convenient and centrally located. Kitchen amenities were good and our overall stay was delightful!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We really enjoy making our guests feel special whenever possible. Thanks for staying with us!
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Cozy, Comfy, Centrally-Located 2 Bedroom in Hayes Valley
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Hayes Valley San Francisco
4

Late March San Francisco Trip

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Three people spent the weekend in San Francisco and seen as much of the sites as we could. The basement apartment suite is very well located as it is about 20 mins walking distance too a municipal rail station.From here you have quick access to a large portion of the city.
The grocery stores are about 15-20mins away.We tried to get a week long pass to the local gym but that didn't work out.We did however run in the Panhandle park each morning which is also 15-20mins away.
The only disadvantage of this place is the plumbing.The shower is weak due to the poor water pressure and the potable water screens on the tub drain...I would assume that is because of the poor plumbing condition of the house.This is understandable as the house is over 100 years old.
Many thanks to Joe and Ashley...we appreciated your home and hospitality!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Cozy, Comfy, Centrally-Located 2 Bedroom in Hayes Valley
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Hayes Valley San Francisco
4

Wonderful Vacation Home

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We had a great week in Joe and Ashley's suite. Once we figured out how to work the shower (thanks to Ashley) everything worked great. Joe and Ashley have created a wonderful home away from home and are great hosts. The beds in the bedrooms are very comfortable. We slept great. The fold down sofa in the living room, not so great. Take advantage of the inflatable mattress they have available if you need more sleeping area than the bedrooms.
The kitchen is fully equipped (including a great coffee maker). The bathroom is very comfortable and comes with lots of towels etc. The living room is bright and comfortable. All in all a very comfortable suite for 4 people.
Oak St. is a busy street, so expect lots of traffic. The location really couldn't be better though. It's walking distance to Market St. and Van Ness Ave., so lots of transit available. Lower Haight St., Hayes valley, the Civic Centre area and the Castro are all within an easy walk, and the rest of the city is just a ride on the MUNI system away.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed our central location, and we will replace that fold out bed with something better soon!
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Cozy, Comfy, Centrally-Located 2 Bedroom in Hayes Valley
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Hayes Valley San Francisco
5

A huge, long overdue, thank you!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
My husband, toddler son, and I had the wonderful opportunity to stay in this beautiful basement apartment. We really could not ask for more! It's well maintained, beautifully decorated, and incredibly well located. We have stayed in the area before, and though we have had nice experiences at other properties, this is by far our favorite. Since we were traveling with our toddler, that we could walk to various parks and restaurants was a huge plus for us. When we did drive to places, parking was really never an issue when we returned. You do have to read signs but there was always a spot within reasonable distance from the apartment.

Joe and Ashley went above and beyond in extending their hospitality with their welcoming assortment of cookies, binder full of neighborhood information, and celebratory bottle of champagne on NYE. They were incredibly responsive to any questions we had and strived to ensure our stay was the best possible. After we checked out, we realized we had left our son's favorite ball behind. Even then, Joe looked around the apartment, found the ball, and mailed it to us (refusing to let me reimburse him for the postage) which is a testament to his dedication to your experience at his property.

We are looking forward to our next stay with Joe and Ashley. I can't recommend this property enough!

Thanks Joe and Ashley!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cozy, Comfy, Centrally-Located 2 Bedroom in Hayes Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p237768vb
Hayes Valley San Francisco
Pittsburgh, PA
3

Ultimately Disappointing!

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: May 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
The apartment itself was a good value for the money. Very well located in a nice area. My problem was with the owners' shady attitude over the refunding our security deposit. Joe refused to refund our deposit because of some questionable and unverifiable problems with how we left the apartment. As we all felt we had met or exceeded the owners' requests, we felt scammed. Just know that going in- and maybe take pictures to back yourself up.
Owner's Response: This is such a strange review, coming almost a year after the guest departed, and wrong in every respect. A full security deposit refund was issued without any complications through PayPal to this guest on June 21, 2012. I have sent an email to the guest and hope to hear back from them soon. I can only think maybe their account has been hacked. The mystery continues........
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Map

Nearest Airport
13.7 Miles
SFO
Nearest Ferry
2.8 Miles
Baylink Ferry Terminal
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
MUNI Railway
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
I 80 & 101
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Chrissy Field
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Too many to name
Nearest Ski
189 Miles
Heavenly Mountain Resort
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Presidio Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Too many to name
Nearest Point of Interest
Painted Ladies at Alamo Square
Nearest Point of Interest
Hayes Street Shopping
Nearest Point of Interest
Castro District
Nearest Point of Interest
Civic Center Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Westfield Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Fillmore Jazz District
Nearest Point of Interest
United Nations Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Golden Gate Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Haight Ashbury
Nearest Point of Interest
Lower Haight
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

Hayes Valley Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Easter
Apr 13 2014 - Apr 27 2014
$210
$1,400
3 nights
 
 
July 4th Holiday
Jul 2 2014 - Jul 6 2014
$210
3 nights
 
 
High Season
Jul 7 2014 - Oct 10 2014
$210
$1,400
$5,500
3 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$210
3 nights
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 4 2015
$210
$1,400
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$200
$1,300
$5,250
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Hayes Valley Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Both bedrooms fitted with soundproofing.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Both bedrooms fitted with soundproofing.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single , small convertible bed sleeps only 1
  • King size beds (1) Premium King mattress., Queen size Beds (1) premium queen mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Smaller than a full size, larger than a twin. Very firm.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • parasailing
  • tennis
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
  • hiking
Notes:
'Private gated entrance'
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