A bit of French countryside right in the heart of the Castro! Come stay in a charming two bedroom flat in San Francisco's hippest neighborhood. The apartment is relaxing and private and features a large garden and hot tub, 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.
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 gigantic closets. The full bath has a tub and shower. We designed and stocked the kitchen with the serious chef in mind - you'll have all kinds of pots, pans, spices and implements at your command. 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 shared garden and hot tub. This sofa is a work of comfort - down-wrapped cushions and a down featherbed on the pull out elevate it from your typical instrument of back torture.
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 week-long street parking is available a few blocks away.
*Private access to the entire apartment;
*Private Redwood Deck;
*Wireless Internet and 42' (107 cm) wide-screen TV with cable;
*Full Kitchen with dishwasher;
*2 blocks from Dolores Park;
*2 blocks from Castro Street.
Please checkout my Guidebook for more info about the restaurants, shops and other amenities in my neighborhood. Guests over the age of 3 are welcome, but we're not able to host guests under that age. Also, please note you may encounter a small (15 lbs), friendly dog in the backyard, but there are no pets in the apartment itself. Thanks.