A gorgeous Provence-style garden retreat in the center of everything!
Come stay in a charming two bedroom flat in San Francisco's hippest neighborhood. This gorgeous, Provence-inspired apartment is relaxing and private and features a large garden but just outside the doors the lively city awaits.The building is a great San Franciscan Edwardian, VERY centrally located on 18th street between Sanchez and Noe. You'll be 2 blocks down from Castro Street and 2 blocks up from Dolores Park. The hip Castro neighborhood is safe, friendly and full of restaurants, nightlife, interesting stores, and it even has it’s own 1920’s movie palace. There are stops for buses, Muni trains, cable cars and the BART (underground train system) all within blocks of the house. The Mission district is down the street and Noe Valley is just over the hill. It is an 8 block walk to the Valencia street restaurants, shops and nightlife.
House Details: The house has vintage French flair, with lots of antique furniture and hardware that we scored while cruising Paris's open-air markets. 2 bedrooms plus a sleeper sofa sleep 6. The master bedroom has an incredibly comfortable memory foam king bed and french doors that open onto a small private deck. The front bedroom has a full-sized pillow-top bed in a French antique wrought iron bed frame, a reading nook, and faces the street. Both bedrooms have huge closets. The sleeper sofa has a down pillowtop mattress. The full bath has a tub and shower. We designed and stocked the kitchen with the serious chef in mind, with all kinds of pots, pans, spices and implements. The kitchen is large and open, with a gas stove, dishwasher, and custom oak cabinetry. The kitchen opens right into the sunny, garden-facing living room. The living room has a queen-sized sleeper sofa, working fireplace, bay window, and opens onto a large, private redwood deck overlooking the garden.
Brand New and Custom Built: The entire house was just completely renovated, with new floors, bathrooms, kitchen, and appliances, and new central heating. All of the cabinetry was custom built for the space by a local cabinet maker, doors and windows are salvaged antiques, and the hardware and furniture are vintage finds. We have a 42' (107cm) flat-screen TV with cable TV, DVD player, and high speed wireless internet. There are no stairs to climb, and secure, off-street bicycle parking is available. The house has no garage, but street parking is 2 hour permitted parking in front of the house, and free weeklong street parking is available a few blocks away.
Amenities Include:: *Private access to the entire apartment
*Private Redwood Deck
*Wireless Internet and 42' (107 cm) widescreen TV with free cable
*Full Kitchen with dishwasher.
*2 blocks from Dolores Park
*2 blocks from Castro Street
Please note you may encounter a small (15 lbs), friendly dog in the backyard, but there are no pets in the apartment itself. Thanks.
A fantastic find. The apartment was exactly as described except it looked even bigger and brighter than in the pictures. The kitchen and living room go right out onto a big deck and garden, and we ate breakfast out there every day. The place was as clean and comfortable as a fancy hotel but a much more personal and fascinating way to see the city. This apartment really is in the center of town! We were planning to get a car but never needed it – There were so many great restaurants and shops nearby, and we could walk or bus to everything in the city easily. Jordan was a wonderful host – friendly, on call 24/7, and even got us dinner reservations on a Saturday night! She met us at the apartment with wine waiting for us, and it was fantastic to sink into the hot tub with a glass after a long flight. She had so many things arranged to make our stay great – maps, guidebooks, restaurant advice, and extras of everything we might need like laundry detergent and toothpaste. I’m definitely staying here on my next visit.
The hip Castro neighborhood is safe, friendly and full of restaurants, nightlife, interesting stores, and it even has it’s own 1920’s movie palace. There are stops for buses, Muni trains, cable cars and the BART (underground train system) all within blocks of the house, plus easy street parking. The Mission district is down the street and Noe Valley is just over the hill. It is an 8 block walk from our house to the Valencia street restaurants, shops and nightlife!