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Cozy, Comfy, Centrally-Located 2 Bedroom in Hayes Valley

Joe Bender

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Joe Bender

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015
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Cozy, Comfy, Centrally-Located 2 Bedroom in Hayes Valley

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Hayes Valley House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, + sofa bed on entire first floor, at the heart of it all!

This lower level garden rental is a modern, renovated 2 bedroom, 1 bath space with a full, well-equipped kitchen, small, private outdoor hummingbird garden, and a comfortable living room in an owner-occupied, circa 1896 Victorian. It includes the entire bottom floor of our house and has its own private, gated entry. 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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joe Bender (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015

About Joe Bender

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 house in 1986

Why Joe Bender chose Hayes Valley

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 42 traveler reviews

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Cozy, Comfy, Centrally-Located 2 Bedroom in Hayes Valley
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 42 reviews
5

Very helpful owner puts this place to the top!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation. The place was very homey and clean. What made it great was how helpful Joe was. We would text him everyday questions and he always responded with very helpful responses to make our vacation that much better!

The apartment has everything you would need and is a very comfortable place to be in. Bonus is that the beds are very comfortable!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
North County Coastal/ San Diego
5

Great place for my family of four!

  • 5 of 5

These are the quotes from each of my family members: My 17 year old son said, "The beds were super comfortable and the living room was great for movies and conversation. Oh, and the TV was awesome watching Parks and Recreation!"

My 8 year old son said, " The living room was very comfortable. I liked the smooth wooden seat on the toilet. It's not sticky to my butt. �� I liked the beds and the star lights outside!" My husband said, "It's a super cool downstairs flat with a fun view from the second bedroom. Loved the location near all the restaurants in Hayes Valley and the nice man at the corner store." ��

It really was perfect for our family. It had a cozy safe feel and was stocked with everything we needed to accommodate our stay. We stayed through Easter and luckily for our kids, the Easter Bunny was still able to find us. We drove our car to San Francisco and really did not have a problem with parking. It always seemed to work out. We love walking the neighborhoods anyway.

Thank you Joe and Ashley for allowing us to rent your flat!

We now have more wonderful memories of another fabulous trip to San Francisco because of your VRBO!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great review! Thank you for staying with us, Rachel. Parking is usually easier around holidays. I'm glad your experience was good and hope to see you again soon.
Albuquerque, NM
5

Excellent location & everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Great location by local restaurants and shops. Bus stops nearby and easy to get around town. The apartment has everything you need, plenty of linens, cookware and comfy beds. Plus,friendly owners that let us check-in early. Walking up the hill from the grocery store will get your heart pumping, but that's San Francisco. It was great to come home each day to a spacious apartment where the kids could enjoy the WiFi and we could enjoy the giant TV. Just like home.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great review Lori. We can almost always accommodate early check-in or late checkout if given enough notice. Hope to see you again soon.
Sheffield
5

Excellent Apartment! Clean, Homely, Comfortable and Spacious

  • 5 of 5

We had 5 of us staying there for a week during our visit to SF and we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The apartment was clean and comfortable with plenty of linen, towels, crockery etc. Everything we needed had been provided and the location was perfect! Shops, restaurants and bars were all a short walk and public transport links for getting into the city centre and other locations of interest were close by and convenient, no issues experienced whatsoever. We even rented a car towards the end of our stay for a drive out to Muir Woods and had no trouble parking close to the apartment for 1 night before we checked out to head to Yosemite. Even if you couldn't get a spot right outside there was on street parking a little further down or on a side street, but failing that there were off street parking lots a few blocks away just a short walk from the apartment. That said you really don't need a car if you just want to explore San Fran city, as public transport is cheap and very well connected.

Joe and Ashley were great hosts; friendly, easy to communicate with (throughout the booking process and during our stay) and very helpful when we had queries about the apartment and things to do & see nearby. The bottles of wine left for us were a nice touch. Will definitely stay here again if we return to SF and would highly recommend this apartment to anyone considering a trip here.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great review Danny. It was good meeting you and your friends. Hope you can come back soon.
5

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This place is awesome, super clean, well located, and friendly owners. We stayed here on our very first trip to San Francisco and had a great time. Beds were comfy even the pull out couch was comfy enough for one us. Its located really close to all the attractions which are a short drive away, plenty of food places (Ricky Bobby's) and cool bars (Toronado) nearby. The only real complaint I had was parking, which is completely my fault shouldn't have driven to San Francisco. Other than parking which if you take a vehicle expect to hustle for parking spots and pay in parking garages, I had a great stay here and would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great review, Josue. Sorry parking was such a bear during your stay. It is best to do without a car if you can. Some guests just rent a car for a day or two when they have a special trip to make.looking forward to your return and thank you.
5

Pleimann's

  • 5 of 5

Great family unit. Private and easy access to house. House had everything you could need.

Enjoyed the wine that was left for us by the owners. Great safe location.

Joe and Ashley were easy to communicate with and responded to our needs fast. . Enjoyed our stay and would stay at the place again.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mary P. I'm glad you had a good stay and look forward to your return.

Map

Nearest Airport
13.7 Miles
SFO
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Too many to name
Nearest Ferry
2.8 Miles
Baylink Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Presidio Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
MUNI Railway
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
I 80 & 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Too many to name
Nearest Ski
189 Miles
Heavenly Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Chrissy Field
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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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Hayes Valley House Rental Rates

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$5,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Cancellation Policy

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

Hayes Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 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 ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • tennis
Notes:
'Private gated entrance'

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30 night min stay
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