|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Our 2-unit home is Victorian and was built in 1906 right after the earthquake. The lower unit is completely separate from the top unit. We’ve done extensive work on the home and land. It is a double sized lot so half of the land is landscaped with waterfall and pond with fish, over 15 varieties of Hawaiian and Polynesian plants and an expansive lawn and yard. It is a 2 unit home, we live above and Halekipa (the guest home) is on the first level. Our 1 bedroom unit features Bamboo wood floors, carpet in the bedroom, washer and dryer in unit, updated appliances, full size bed and pull out couch in living. It can comfortably fit 4. There are extra pillows, blankets, sheets and towels for you also. We also have a few things for children (boys and girls sleeping bags and a few games…still adding on to this. The home is equipped with High speed WIFI and Cable T.V. (Astound) as well. This property also dubs as the Kaululehua Hawaiian Cultural Center. You’ll notice a dance studio and library on the land as well. Once a week there are classes (dance) and once a month classes on cultural arts/crafts (weaving and lei making). Our home was awarded the Beautification award for South San Francisco in 2011 for the most beautiful Home in South San Francisco!
We are located in downtown South San Francisco (SSF) all restaurants are walking distance (Starbucks, Pete’s, Subway, multiple Chinese and Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese , Korean, Italian, Argentinian, American, Japanese and more). There are a few grocery, liquor and drug stores within a block. Some of our favorite restaurants: For Breakfast – Cable Car Café (nothing fancy, just quick good ole fashioned breakfast), For Lunch - La Morena (best al pastor nachos, tacos and plates), For Dinner - Izanami (great specials, brand new and nice atmosphere, some killer Ramen!). If you’ve never had See’s candy, the factory is down the street you might want to go in for samples ;-)
Everything you could possibly need is within 1 mile (drug stores, department stores, chain restaurants etc..) Most people stay at our place go site seeing. There is 1 car parking designated for our guest but if you don’t drive bus is within 1 block, Train (Cal. Train) is 4 blocks, Bart is 10 blocks away. All of these can take you somewhere interesting. Downtown San Francisco is about 10 minutes by car. Besides San Francisco you should make time to explore our coast especially downtown Pacifica and cruise along famous highway 1 to visit downtown Half Moon Bay!
Our names are Kawika and Kia'i and we are the owners of this property and we currently live on the property. Here we also run both the Kaululehua Hawaiian Cultural Center and the Hawaiian Cultural Dance Group called Halau o Keikiali'i travelling world-wide preserving & perpetuating the rich Culture of Hawaii. Let the Spirit of Aloha welcome you to this perfect weekend getaway.
Kawika Alfiche & Kia`i Maurille purchased this apartment in 2003
We fell in love with this property when we first saw it. Because it is located on a double wide lot, we were amazed with the space and all the potential it offered. Over the years, we lovingly worked on landscaping by adding trees, plants, & foliage most of which are native to Hawaii. We continued by adding a pond & waterfall and worked on improving the dwellings including our dance studio located on back of the premises.
We love beautiful Victorians because they have so much character and this home was exactly what we were looking for when we made our move to the Peninsula. Our goal was to bring a piece of Hawaii to this land, to grow native plants, and have a place to continue our Cultural work. We love the fact that this area where our home is located is so convenient to shopping, restaurants, shopping malls, theaters, and all the specialty shops we could ever need....not to mention the abundance of parking which was refreshing moving here from the Big City of San Francisco.
During a recent visit to San Francisco we were fortunate to find this beautiful apartment.The property is lovely - lush with plants and trees, inside was decorated beautifully, Spacious and included everything we needed.We had easy access to our car which could be hard to find in the city. Within the walking distance surrounding the place we found a variety of restaurants and shops. The owners of were helpful and hospitable making us feel welcome. I will definitely stay here again.
1. Great location. Easy access to the airport and freeway; walking distance to downtown South San Francisco with tons of restaurants, shops, etc.
2. The place is just like what's shown in the picture. Clean, nice decor, and has all the essentials. Definitely better than hotel rooms.
3. Very friendly owner.
1. My biggest issue is the noise. The construction workers started at around 7am every day. We were also waken up by the noise from upstairs in the middle of the night several times. We didn't get very good sleep during our stay.
2. Also related to sleep, the bed was a bit too soft.
My husband and I stayed during our trip to hawaii. we had a 2 night lay over and took time to visit with family on our way. This was a terrific find for us. it was convenient to the airport and our family. very nicely decorated. had everything we needed for our stay. The bath towels are the softest I have ever used! Was clean and comfortable. There was construction in the yard which made it a little hard to manuever in and out but we were told of this before we booked.
Had a great stay! Beautiful remodeled vintage house. Thanks for letting us stay, definitely will stay again in the future.
I am preparing to relocate to the Bay Area and I used the apartment as a home base as I explored the surrounding neighborhoods. The place was clean, cozy, and convenient. Everything was well maintained and ready for me when I got there. I didn't have an opportunity to use the kitchen, but there's definitely everything you need there to prepare meals. I would definitely recommend this apartment to a friend.
We arrived on a late flight (after 11 p.m.) for our first trip to California and had no trouble finding this apartment. We had no problem getting in to the apartment, which was very clean and welcoming. The pictures accurately show this nice one bedroom apartment. We were happy to find a washer and dryer in an alcove near the bathroom. We were surprised that the commute to downtown SF was so easy and quick. There is a market just about two blocks away. We certainly enjoyed our first visit to this area!
We were staying in the Bay area and were planning on splitting our time between the south bay, the shore, and the city, and wanted a place to make our own meals. This was a great place, clean, nice kitchen and laundry. Close to 3 highways and the airport, lots of shops on the the main street in S. SF. We had 3 of us, and the bedroom plus the futon worked out great. Just be aware that the bed is a full size...
Kawika and his Hawaiian guests were very friendly hosts.
Just around the corner on our downtown main street (Grand Ave) there are many options for food all times of the day... A couple great breakfast houses, Mexican food, Thai, Chinese, Italian, American, Japanese, El Salvadorian and more!
Very close by we have a couple shopping centers (Tanforan Mall has Move Theaters and major stores like Sears, Jc Pennys, Target) and Town Center (Luckys, Marshalls, Chucky Cheese and more)
Also near by is our towns large park (Orange Park) which has a public swimming pool, basketball/Tennis and Baseball and many Picnic spots.
We are 10 minutes to downtown San Francisco via freeway.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
$125-150 Mon-Thurs / $150-175 nightly Fri-Sun
Certain Holidays are more
additional $75 cleaning fee *stays longer than 1 week cleaning fee will double.