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Cozy, Comfy, Centrally-Located 2 Bedroom in Hayes Valley

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, + sofa bed on entire first floor, at the heart of it all!

This lower level garden rental is a modern, renovated 2 bedroom, 1 bath space with a full, well-equipped kitchen, small, private outdoor hummingbird garden, and a comfortable living room in an owner-occupied, circa 1896 Victorian. It includes othe entire bottom floor of our house and has its own private, gated entry. The unit sleeps up to 5 utilizing the sofa bed in the living room, assuming 2 people per bedroom. Located in vibrant, desirable Hayes Valley, a 5-15 minutes walk takes you to Opera Plaza, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco Civic Center, San Francisco Jazz Center, Fillmore Jazz District, Kabuki Baths, Main Library, Asian Art Museum, movie houses, theaters, art galleries, coffee houses, cafes, Alamo Square Park, Haight Street and more. 20-30 minutes walk takes you to Dolores Park, Powell Street Cable Car turnabout, Westfield Shopping Center, Union Square, Golden Gate Park, The Castro District and South of Market bars and clubs. Public transit is convenient and comprehensive. Easy freeway access to SFO and Oakland Airports, City of Oakland, UC Berkeley, and points east such as Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe. Also convenient to Golden Gate Bridge and points north such as Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties and Point Reyes National Seashore, as well as points south such as San Jose and Santa Cruz.

We do not rent more than 3 months in advance for stays of less than a week, sorry.

Friendly, discreet owners have lived in the neighborhood for 20 years and are happy to provide advice about dining in or out, how to have a great time on a budget, and memorable, world-class walking tours and day trips. We also know how to leave you alone in your private abode if that is your preference. Free wireless internet access and premium linens and bedding provide for your convenience and comfort. Gated entryway provides privacy and security. Access to private garden patio. Easy daytime street parking, but you don't need a car as our walk and transit scores are 91 and 100 respectively. Chauffeur service available at cost. Comfortable, private, secure.

Keywords: cozy, centrally-located, oak st.,downtown, 2 bedroom

More Details

Owner
Joe Bender
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Joe Bender

I am a San Francisco Unified School District Special Ed teacher who has lived in and loved this neighborhood for more than 20 years. Ashley and I enjoy making sure our guests get the most out of their visit and are glad to provide advice and directions as requested by guests. However, we won't intrude, and will wait for your request for help. This is a great location for travelers who love exploring urban environments on foot or using public transportation, which is very close and takes you all over the city.

Joe Bender purchased this house in 1986

Why Joe Bender chose San Francisco

We bought this property because of the neighborhood. It has a unique mix of walking convenience to all that a big city has to offer, such as music, theater, museums, restaurants and night life, and yet still retains a homey feeling.

What makes this house unique

The shops, restaurants, and nightlife of this neighborhood are exciting, dynamic and diverse. There is easy freeway access, and so many famous San Francisco sites within easy walking distance, including Alamo Square, Hayes Valley shopping, Opera Plaza, Symphony Hall, Theaters, Museums, The Castro District, City Hall and so much more. One ritual we enjoy is walking our dog at Alamo Square early in the evening during 'doggie social hour' when the best-behaved dogs play together in the park.

Amenities

Hayes Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Both bedrooms fitted with soundproofing.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Both bedrooms fitted with soundproofing.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single , small convertible bed sleeps only 1
  • King size beds (1) Premium King mattress., Queen size Beds (1) premium queen mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Smaller than a full size, larger than a twin. Very firm.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • tennis
Notes:
'Private gated entrance'

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(87 traveler reviews)

Cozy, Comfy, Centrally-Located 2 Bedroom in Hayes Valley
average rating of 4.7471266 based on 87 reviews
5

Great location and accommodations for first time family trip to SF

  • 5 of 5

First time SF family vacation with our three young boys. Had a great time. Home was very comfortable. We appreciated the full kitchen, large beds, and cozy family room. Also the snacks were a nice touch. Thanks Joe!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Better than it looks, just perfect!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay, lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The apartment is extremely spacious, well equipted and spotless. We had very easy communication and Joe was great to work with. Everything was exactly as described and there was a comprehensive binder of important information on the counter which was very helpful. Wonderful rental, thanks again!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The location and apartment were very convenient.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Garden Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Bender's garden apartment on Oak St in SF was perfect. They have made a very warm and welcoming place that is well equipped with everything one would need. The place is centrally located with easy access to public transportation. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are sure to return again.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for such a gracious review. I'm sorry we were traveling and didn't get to meet you. Hopefully on your next visit with your family we can say hello. We're so glad your enjoyed your stay.
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5

Comfortable apartment in a good central location.

  • 5 of 5

Lindsay and me stayed 6 nights in the apartment as part of a four week trip touring California. We found it to be very homely and made us feel as if we were residents of San Francisco and not just tourists. We used the public transport throughout our stay which was excellent for getting about. We liked staying in the Hayes district and the owner, Joe, gave us lots of tips as to places to go. We even managed to the top of Twin Peaks to see the fog blowing in over the city. Wonderful.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you made it to Twim Peaks at just the right time of day! Future guests: Make sure you ask us about Twin Peaks for a memorable SF experience that costs no money...
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Rates & Availability

Hayes Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$250
$7,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

We do not rent more than 3 months in advance for stays of less than a week, sorry. Rates are subject to change until bookings are confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Map

Nearest Airport
13.7 Miles
SFO
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Too many to name
Nearest Ferry
2.8 Miles
Baylink Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Presidio Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
MUNI Railway
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
I 80 & 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Too many to name
Nearest Ski
189 Miles
Heavenly Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Chrissy Field
Nearest Point of Interest
Painted Ladies at Alamo Square
Nearest Point of Interest
Hayes Street Shopping
Nearest Point of Interest
Castro District
Nearest Point of Interest
Civic Center Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Westfield Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Fillmore Jazz District
Nearest Point of Interest
United Nations Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Golden Gate Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Haight Ashbury
Nearest Point of Interest
Lower Haight
Car: not necessary

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