Cherie Chooljian

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 28 nights

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WEE GARDEN STUDIO

Noe Valley Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Small (250 sf), bohemian, charming studio (2 small rooms plus bath) overlooking and adjacent to shared garden in a three-unit building. French doors, stove, small refrigerator and small dishwasher in remodeled kitchen. Bath is renovated with claw-foot tub and designer hardware. Easy commute to downtown via BART or J Church Streetcar. Minimum one month preferred. Located at 1208 Dolores.

Walk score of 95! Easy walk to both the Noe Valley and Mission District neighborhoods, and also to Dolores Park. No smokers, sorry. Also, one of the rooms (converted from basement) has a low ceiling height of 6'5', so if you are tall, this may not work..

Most dogs permitted, cats negotiable. One month minimum.

Keywords: charming, renovated, Mediterranean, Spanish

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Cherie Chooljian

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks english

jazz/latin pianist, realtor, lawyer (don't practice), resident of San Francisco for 30 years, love being Armenian, love samoyeds

Cherie Chooljian purchased this apartment in 1992
Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 28 nights

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3.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Wee Garden Studio
average rating of 3.857143 based on 7 reviews
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Wee Garden Studio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p346464vb
Noe Valley San Francisco
San Francisco
2

"BOHEMIAN" IS A CHARITABLE WAY TO PUT IT

"Bohemian" is a charitable way to put it
  • 2 of 5
I had to move out of my condo because of a flood in my building, and this place accepted my dog which was a major plus. I was already fairly stressed out at having to move out of my condo only a month after I had just moved in, and when I arrived at the studio, I found the place to be filthy. I spent an afternoon cleaning cobwebs off of windows, light fixtures, and vacuming dirt off the floor. I found rat's nest- sized wads of the previous tenant's hair in the bathroom and behind the bed. For this welcome, I paid a cleaning fee!
I complained to the owner and she was quick to respond. She acknowledged the poor cleaning job and refunded my cleaning fee right away.
Once I got the place cleaned up and brought my own things in (I live in SF), I found the place to be ok. I had a problem with the odor in the place which may have been due to the bedroom deck doors off-gassing. I'm not sure where the smell came from but I was never able to get rid of the smell.
The garden is the best part about the place, but like the later tenant mentioned, the outdoor furniture cushions are ready for the trash heap. I'm glad to read that the place was cleaned up for future tenants. I believe it's the least one can expect when renting a temporary place.
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly
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Wee Garden Studio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p346464vb
Noe Valley San Francisco
5

GREAT RENTAL

  • 5 of 5
The pictures on the website did not do this rental justice. We were pleasantly surprised how clean and we'll maintained the property was. The size of our rental was perfect for the two of us and we were located in a safe neighborhood close to everything. The outdoor area was delightful with all the flowers and hummingbirds. The only things that could be changed to make the place even better would be to replace the couch in the lower level (it is somewhat worn), and replace the cushions or chairs outside around the table ( cushions moldy and cannot be wiped off when wet). These things really did not bother us, but would improve the rental. Will definitely stay here in the future. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Leah

Thanks for the review. i will get a new couch and outdoor cushions---I appreciate the suggestions...

Best,
Cherie
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Wee Garden Studio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p346464vb
Noe Valley San Francisco
3

CUTE STUDIO, VERY NOISY

  • 3 of 5
The neighborhood, street, and building couldn't be better. You have most everything at your fingertips, and the individual Mediterranean house in which the studio (bottom floor, back yard in-law apartment) is located is beautiful.
I stayed here for just over 3 months, which, I must say, was a bit too long. A space this small I would say is ok for about a month, depending on what you are used to. Half of the studio used to be part of the basement giving on to the garage, so, you definitely won't be hanging out there too much.
Noise:One of the neighboring houses has an alarm that goes off about once every 2 weeks (at random times of the day). No one every seems to shut it off. The laundry room and water heater are also in the basement, on the wall with the bed. Every time laundry or a shower is taken by another unit you definitely know it! Although my upstairs neighbors were respectful and took off shoes, these old creaky houses still make enough noise to wake up the cavalry.
The garden is lovely, although I was only able to benefit from it for about 3 weeks at the beginning of my stay, because little did I know that an entire remodel (kitchen upstairs unit, house re-paint, plumbing etc) was to happen for the rest of my stay. Because the studio has glass doors out onto the back garden, and the workers were on ladders painting etc back there, there was very little privacy. I assume this won't be happening for the next tenants, and that I had to bear the grunt of it, but being warned about 2.5 months of construction would have been nice.
I did complain to the owner, who reimbursed me 400$ on the last month. Worth it? No, but a nice gesture.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
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Wee Garden Studio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p346464vb
Noe Valley San Francisco
Montreal, QC Canada
4

GREAT GETAWAY!

  • 4 of 5
We had an enjoyable stay in our VRBO Rental. It was a great location, easy walk to anything you might need as well as public transportation. Easy ride downtown. I had a friend who lives in the area, so it was perfect for us!! The only thing I would point out is that the bathroom door is made predominately of frosted glass... so ensure you are very close to the one you are staying with as there isn't much privacy! :) We were just some friends staying there, and it did the trick just fine. Cherie was very responsive & helpful when I had questions. Photos in ad are very accurate. Beautiful terrace out back! :)
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Wee Garden Studio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p346464vb
Noe Valley San Francisco
Western Colorado
3

SOMEWHAT FUNKY

  • 3 of 5
This is partly a basement partly first floor atmosphere. I appreciated the internet and many appliances, hair dryer and redone bath/bedroom floor. Has new kitchen sink, dishwasher and fridge. Also security gate and security lights were good, landlady even provided a little flashlight. Tenants above were sometimes noisy and disregarded the quiet rules. I would not stay in a place with other tenants again: this is the second time I have had to put up with other tenants.. Living/kitchen floor is painted concrete with paint peeling off. There are cords and extension cords everywhere and paint peeling on some of the walls. Floors not clean. I did not feel at home here , sofa too soft to sit on comfortably and so I spent all my time in chairs provided.
Landlady was very helpful with problems and provided things immediately that were needed, however I think the pictures and the description of the place is somewhat misleading. Needs a good paint job, electrical changes and floor treatment. I think the place COULD be made more cozy and got the feeling the landlady did care to hear suggestions and will probably make changes as needed.
Very well situated in terms of Noe Valley and transportation and restaurants. In back of house so noise from busy street greatly reduced. Birds chirping in back yard and sunny days made sitting outside nice.
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wee Garden Studio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p346464vb
Noe Valley San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
5

GREAT LOCATION, COMFORTABLE, CLEAN, QUIET PLACE FOR TWO

  • 5 of 5
I live in nearby Bernal Heights and put my elderly parents up at Cherie's place for a week. They had a great experience. The place is very comfortable and plenty of space for two, and it opens up to a spacious and lovely yard where my parents would have breakfast in the mornings. They did not feel cramped at all. It's also just a block away from the J-Church muni (bus) and walking distance to the BART.

My parents had some issues with the Wi-Fi when they arrived, and Cherie personally showed up at 8pm to resolve the problem! I found her very helpful, accomodating, and easy to deal with.

Lots of great restaurants within walking distance -- check out Chloe's Cafe on Church Street for brunch, Eric's on Church for excellent Chinese food, and Beretta on 23rd and Valencia in bustling Mission District.

I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet, clean, comfortable, and convenient place to stay in a great SF neighborhood.
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: thank you for the good review Sherry! I enjoyed meeting your parents....
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Amenities

Noe Valley Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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