|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Centrally located in San Francisco, this sunny and warm 2 bedroom 1.5 bath flat is on the second floor of a 3-unit Edwardian home. The building was built in 1908 and is one of the original houses in the Cole Valley/Parnassus Heights area. The flat has been remodeled for a modern interior feel with some period detail left to preserve the beauty of the era in which it was built.
The flat has a private entrance. The flat comfortably sleeps 6-8 people and is perfect for a family or friends traveling together. The living room has a working fireplace for the cooler San Francisco evenings and a flat-screen television with cable and DVD player. The master suite has a queen size bed with a private working fire place and a television with a built in DVD player. The second bedroom has a full size bed and private bath access. The living room has a comfortable queen size sofa bed along with a full sized futon. Linens and towels are provided. Wi-Fi access is throughout the flat.
Further Details: There are hardwood floors throughout the unit. The flat has a large gourmet chef's kitchen with brand new appliances, pots, pans, dishes and cutlery. The kitchen, formal dining area, and living room can all be connected to make one great room and is wonderful for entertaining. There is a back deck patio that has lots of north facing sunshine which keeps the patio nice and sunny.
The flat is in walking distance to shops, restaurants, and cafes on Cole and Carl Street as well as the entrance of Golden Gate Park (which houses the California Academy of Sciences, the deYoung Museum, the Botanical Gardens, the Conservatory of Flowers, and the Golden Gate Park Children's Playground). It is also walking distance to UCSF's Parnassus Campus. We are also a short walk (9 blocks) to the famous Haight Street where the Grateful Dead and other bands made famous in the 60s and 70s. The flat is also 8 blocks from the Castro district.
In addition, the home is 5 blocks to the N-Judah subway/MUNI line to go downtown to City Hall, the Asian Art Museum, the Opera House, Davies Symphony Hall, Union Square, the Ferry Building, the Financial District, South of Market or to AT& T Park (home of the 2010 World Series winners, the San Francisco Giants) or to even go to the Cal Train (for Silicon Valley or the Peninsula). You can also take the N line right to Ocean Beach where some of the greatest surf is enjoyed year-round. The 43 Bus line (4 blocks away) can take you to the Marina district or Pacific Heights. The 37 Bus at the corner of 17th St and Cole also gives access to other great San Francisco neighborhoods such as Twin Peaks where one can enjoy panoramic views of the entire Bay Area.
A car is not necessary to stay here. However, access to the 101 or 280 highways are both only a few minutes away and the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge are both only 10-15 minutes away by car.
We found the location in Cole Valley fantastic - the apartment is close to Cole Valley and the Muni train, and just a short walk to UCSF, Golden Gate Park, Haight St and other key locations. We loved visiting the Cole Valley area and found it had everything we needed - the grocery store was excellent, there are lots of speciality stores and there is a great cafe (the Boulange) and wonderful restaurants (Zazie was a favourite).
The apartment is very well equipped and we found everything we needed had been anticipated. The dining area is very sunny and the rooms were always warm when we came back from UCSF in the evenings - this was really nice as San Francisco can be cooler, even in the summer! Joy and her family were very thoughtful and kind during our visit and we would happily stay in the apartment again. The apartment was very clean and tidy and we felt at home immediately.
The only minor points we'd note is that people with limited mobility might find the walking up to 17th street a challenge, though those who like a short climb will love the location. We weren't used to having people live above us so found we noticed the upstairs noise when we first arrived, though we soon got accustomed to this and found the overall location very quiet and peaceful.
Overall, we loved our stay here and would happily recommend the apartment to others.
We had a very lovely stay and will definitely come back. Very convenient for public transit, but also no problem with parking. (If you have a friend who lives in SF, helpful to get a visitor parking permit, so you don't have to worry about moving your car to comply with non-resident restrictions on some of the side streets.)
Great eateries and neighborhood stores within easy walking distance.
Joy is very accommodating and responsive. The kitchen is well equipped. The rooms are spacious. Very appreciative of the firm day bed in the living room. Central A/C is fantastic -- both heat and cooling.
The only small negative is there are no shades in the dining room. During the day it's bright and sunny. But feel there's no privacy and a little "exposed", particularly at night.
Nevertheless, I would recommend this place highly.
We love this spot and keep coming back!! As they say, "it's all location, location & location". Convenient to the N.Judah line, Golden Gate Park, Cole Avenue retail and eateries, this apartment has it all.
Having stayed several times, we find this spot comfortable, spacious, fully equipped and
has the most accommodating of home owners. You can't go wrong staying here!
We really enjoyed our stay in Joy's house. San Francisco is a very friendly and nice city. The house was comfortable and everything was pretty much aligned with what was offered. We had some nice walks around the neighborhood and visited the Hippie street as well as Castro. We went to all the main attractions within San Francisco and we loved the city.
I would recommend this house for large groups. The house is conveniently located and very practical.
We loved the flat. It was very spacious, quiet and comfortable . We loved the location and staying in a neighborhood as opposed to a touristy area. Plenty of restaurants and market within walking distance. Highly recommend this flat and hope to stay here again.
Unfortunately, we were not able to stay at this property. Joy (the owner) contacted us as soon as she discovered there was a gas leak on the property (a day before our arrival). While she had people working to fix it, we decided we couldn't stay there because of our small children (and because we couldn't be 100% sure it would be fixed in time). Joy was extremely apologetic and informative and refunded our money immediately. While we wish we could of stayed there, we felt they did their best to make things right in a tough situation.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Cleaning Fee||$100 + Tax|
For over 4 guests, we charge an extra $20/night. The maximum amount of guests in our unit is 6 people.
Holidays and special events are priced differently. Please inquire about the rate with the owners.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.