INTRODUCTION: Unit C – our Garden View apartment – is a bright and quiet, completely new, fully private large one-bedroom apartment with a separate entrance, located right in the heart of picturesque Noe (No-ee) Valley. Built just above the garden level of our cute “Little Yellow House,” this well-appointed stylish accommodation is perfect as an executive apartment or vacation rental. It is clean, secure, smoke-free and pet & eco-friendly. It has many amenities you would find in a fine hotel but with the personal touch of a bed & breakfast. It’s ideally suited for one to four persons, but can accommodate up to seven. Your hosts are available to assist you during your stay.
LOCATION: Nestled in the heart of Noe Valley of San Francisco (Church & 24th), the “Little Yellow House” is uniquely perched overlooking the city and the bay, but without having to climb any hills to get to the house. Noe Valley is also blessed as having one of the sunniest and warmest neighborhoods in the city – an important consideration here in San Francisco. And Noe Valley is known for its up-scale desirability and charm -- boasting trendy restaurants, bakeries, wine & cheese shops, fashionable apparel boutiques, floral shops and public transportation. Other B & B’s like to say they are located near Noe, but the “Little Yellow House” is right in the middle of it.
SIZE & LAYOUT: Tucked away from the street noise, unit C is a completely private one-bedroom apartment that’s much bigger than most hotel suites. It is accessed by descending one flight of stairs from the street level and overlooks our lovely garden. It has a separate kitchen with a built-in granite breakfast bar as well as a separate dining area. The bright living area adjoins a private deck with a beautiful city view. A large separate bedroom suite, sheltered from outside noise and sunlight, allows you to sleep-in as late as you like. It features an abundance of lighting, ceiling fans, a built-in granite desk, two walk-in closets and a private full size bath.
STYLISH FURNISHINGS: A granite breakfast bar with bar stools, comfortable couch, coffee table, entertainment console with a wide-screen HDTV, dining set for four, two queen-size beds, a twin-size convertible bed, dresser and a built-in granite desk with an executive chair are tastefully arranged. Elegant, contemporary wall hangings and area rugs enhance the space’s ambience.
PRIVATE DECK: You’ll enjoy exclusive use of your own spacious wood deck featuring a beautiful view of the city and the garden below. You will find that this space can be a tranquil sanctuary in the middle of the bustling city. Deck furniture includes a gas BBQ, chaise lounge and a patio bistro set.
WELCOME GIFT & BREAKFAST: It is our pleasure to present you with a welcome gift of a bottle of wine or other preferred beverage upon your arrival. Complimentary continental breakfast items are included for stays up to one month.
BUSINESS AMENITIES: Secured high-speed wireless internet is complimentary. A shared laser printer/copier/scanner/fax machine is also connected to the network. Your own private phone line with unlimited domestic long distance calls and two cordless phones are also included (international calls require your own calling card). “3G” & “4G” cell phone reception is excellent.
ENTERTAINMENT: A 37” flat-screen HDTV, equipped with cable box is installed in the living area. Local & premium cable channels plus many free on-demand programs and more are available. A second bedroom HDTV is also features premium cable channels. An I-pod compatible stereo alarm clock is also provided.
SEPERATE FULLY EQUIPPED MODERN KITCHEN: New granite countertops, stainless steel sink with disposal, automatic dishwasher, full-size gas stove & oven, refrigerator/freezer, coffee maker, blender, microwave and toaster-oven are installed. Kitchen utensils, dishes, glassware, flatware and cookware also provided.
SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS FOR FOUR plus: You’ll have sweet dreams on either queen-sized memory-foam mattress with high thread-count cotton sheets. The bedroom also features a twin size convertible bed. An inflatable queen-size mattress is also available upon request, which is great for the kids!
PRIVATE BATH: Full size shower with glass enclosure is installed. A designer sink and commode as well as a large toiletry cabinet complete this elegant granite tiled bathroom. All cotton bath towels, quality soap, shampoo and conditioner are provided.
SEPARATE SHARED LAUNDRY ROOM: A modern washer/gas dryer, utility sink and iron with ironing board, spray starch, detergent and dryer sheets are also available for your use, free of charge.
MAID SERVICE: Towel and linen change and standard hotel-style maid service is provided once a week for stays up to one month. For stays beyond one month, towel and linen exchange is provided.
TRANSIT & PARKING: We are just steps away from the Muni streetcars (J & F-lines) and busses (48-line), the Genentech & Google shuttle coaches and a ten minute walk to BART (24th St Station) and the 24 bus line. This makes getting around town a breeze without a car. Street parking is also available.
LOCAL CONVENIENCES: A “Whole Foods” super-market is a four-minute walk away. Additionally, a convenience store is within a baseball throw from the house, as is a dry cleaning/laundry business. Numerous banks and real-estate agencies are also close-by.
WALKING: We recommend exploring Noe Valley on foot (WalkScore of 97 out of 100; see “Walker's Paradise”). Noe Valley is a safe, well-lit, police patrolled, up-scale neighborhood that is pedestrian friendly. Loads of charming, eye-popping Victorian homes that escaped the fire of 1906 adorn the neighborhood.
FITNESS & BICYCLING: Two local fitness clubs are right around the corner and Castro’s “Gold’s Gym” is a short streetcar ride away. Bicycle rentals are just down the street.
TOURISM: There is no shortage of things to see and do in San Francisco and the greater bay area. We will provide maps and tourist information for you on request and we would be delighted to answer any questions, provide directions or supply insider’s tips on having fun here in the “city by the bay.” Together, we have over forty years of combined living experience here in town and we are happy to share it with you.
PET-FRIENDLY: Your quiet, friendly, housebroken dog (under 60 pounds) or cat is welcomed here at the “Little Yellow House.” Large, lockable doggy doors lead to the backyard for safe 24/7 pet relief and we will take care of any backyard clean-up. (Backyard is restricted to pets only.) An enclosed kitty litter box is also available for your cat’s use. Individual pet water bowls are always clean and full. A doggy/kitty-cat bed is also provided for your pet. Our own mature and friendly dog -- “Molly” -- will make your pet feel right at home.
ECO-FRIENDLY: This apartment is equipped with roof-top electric solar panels, renewable bamboo wood floors & ipe wood decks, environmentally friendly insulation, energy conserving compact fluorescent light bulbs, motion activated switches, energy-saving appliances, water-conserving toilets & shower heads, a new large-capacity gas-saving water heater and a new high-efficiency central-air heater with a smart thermostat.
Your hosts: Lee, Bob & Molly.
It's wonderful its marvelous neighborhood! One of the city's sunniest, charming and desirable neighborhoods.
We recommend exploring Noe Valley on foot (WalkScore of 97 out of 100; see “Walker's Paradise”). Noe Valley is a safe, well-lit, police patrolled, up-scale neighborhood that is pedestrian friendly. Loads of charming, eye-popping Victorian homes that escaped the fire of 1906 adorn the neighborhood. A relaxing stroll through Noe does wonders for the soul at the end of a busy day.