Wonderful Flat for S.F. visit
We just returned from a superb four day visit to San Francisco and a three night stay in the flat on Fillmore. We found the reviews left here on VRBO as very accurate and full of lots of good information. The flat is exactly as described and comes very complete with all your needs for a very comfortable stay. We were met by David and he allowed us to put our luggage away early and we then returned later when he had completed the cleaning. David was very kind and helpful in many ways during our stay. Vallie states in the listing that she helps out in the neighborhood cleaning up and contributing to the upkeep of her area. I saw her walking around twice cleaning up trash. Speaking of the neighborhood, it is excellent. You will find numerous restaurants and shops close by that are some of the best in the city.
- Kate's Kitchen - Wonderful lunch and breakfast place just one block away on Haight St.(found in many travel books as one of the best breakfasts in the city)
- Squat & Gobble - Excellent breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Order at the counter and sit inside or out. We had draft beers for $2.75.
- Safeway - Large supermarket about two blocks away, this can be great for anything you need
- Cafe Soleil - Fantastic french cafe right across the street. Went here for pastries and coffee as well as cold beer and sandwiches. Super friendly staff and owner.
We spent a lot of time as many others have mentioned sitting in the bay window watching life at the corner of Waller and Fillmore. On our last night in the flat they were filming a pilot for HBO right on the corner. We watched as they prepared and shot a bus scene right in front of our noses. The neighborhood is super safe and very clean. Many professionals, families, and curious characters all live nearby.
Another aspect that we really enjoyed was the location. It is super easy to get to on the "Muni" train which also connected to all other municipal transportation: BART, streetcars, buses, and trolley cars. We bought a City Pass that gave us unlimited use of city transit and admission to a bunch of attractions.
If you are looking for an experience that allows you to live a bit like a local, this is it. I would highly recommend staying at this great flat rather than a generic downtown hotel.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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