One short flight of stairs DOWN from street level, the guest suite occupies a full, private floor of my house. I live upstairs (street level) and there is a full-time tenant below in the garden apartment. The open floor plan includes a kitchen/dining room, tiled bathroom, bedroom, and living room with deck. I am not always available to greet guests upon arrival or answer every question in person, so I've engaged the property manager Pillow to be the primary contact. Pillow also manages the cleaning and linens for the property.
The bedroom area has a full sized bed for two (also known as a double/standard measuring 54" wide x 75" long), and there is a twin bed in the living area.
The living area has comfortable seating and large windows looking out onto a deck, which has table and chairs. The house is over 100 years old, but the guest quarters have a contemporary feel.
The location is four blocks from the commercial district area, public transportation, and interstate 280, so it is quiet but still close to restaurants and neighborhood amenities. San Francisco is full of hills, and the Glen Park neighborhood is no exception. The walk from the Glen Park commercial district to the property is up a moderate hill -- nothing like the hills of the cable car neighborhoods, but a hill nevertheless. The reward is the views.
Four blocks in another direction is Glen Canyon, a 70-acre park with beautiful walking trails, tennis courts and a playground. A short car ride (1.2 miles) brings you to the famous Twin Peaks with amazing views of the city and the bay, and the Mission District is one subway stop away on BART. Also on the BART line is the Civic Center neighborhood, SoMa, Market Street shopping, and the Ferry Building.
Glen Park neighborhood has a gourmet market with prepared foods, a bakery, a cheese boutique, book store with live music, a dry cleaners, ATM machines, library, and several restaurants. Glen Park BART station, with service to downtown, the East Bay and the airport, is just past the commercial district intersection, about a 10 minute walk from the apartment. Bus and light rail MUNI stops are also around the commercial district.
There are several international dining options in the area, such as Gialina Pizzeria, Manzoni, and La Ciccia (Italian), Tataki (Japanese), Le P'tit Laurent (French), local favorite La Corneta Taqueria (Mexican), and other possibilities within walking distance.
There is an electronic lockbox located next to the guest suite door, which is a short flight of stairs down from the street level on the left side of the house. The first door gets you into the house (the owner uses this first door to access private storage and laundry room) and the second door is your private entrance into the guest suite. You will have access to a mobile-friendly House Manual that contains check-in instructions, access instructions, amenity details, FAQs, and a reporting tool for maintenance requests. The codes needed to enter the property are available 48 hours prior to check-in in the online house manual.
Please remember that you will be staying in my home, not a hotel. There is a second apartment below with a full-time tenant, and I live above at street level. Please treat the space with the same respect you would show your own home. If you break or damage anything, please leave me a note so that I can replace, fix, or clean it.
The Pillow team will be available for assistance via email.
Before and during your stay, you will have access to our mobile-friendly guest site that contains check-in instructions, access instructions, amenity details, FAQs, and a reporting tool for maintenance requests.
The codes needed to enter the property are available 48 hours prior to check-in in our online guest site.
Thank you in advance for respecting our house rules, they are very important to us. Please keep a reasonable volume so as to not disturb our neighbors, and do not invite other guests or have parties. We would appreciate it if you wash any dishes you use during your stay. Please leave the house in the same condition you found it as when you first arrived. You will be staying at a Pillow Homes approved property and guests are required to follow the Pillow rules and terms.
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My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights and we loved it! The neighborhood is beautiful and quiet with just a quick walk to some really good restaurants. The apartment was perfect for what we needed and Robin was a very accommodating host. Pillow did an excellent job with the cleaning. We loved it and would book again!
Let's start with the good. It's very clean and roomy. The kitchen/dining area has lots of room and the living area has a big couch that over looks at the balcony. The bathroom is a little on the small side but the shower is pretty large. The neighbors were very quiet while we stayed as was the neighborhood. The apartment is very bright which is a pro and con. There is no shades on the Windows looking over the balcony so for my husband and I, who are used to it being dark, it was hard to fall asleep and to sleep in as it was light until later in the evening and was light at 5 in the morning. The bed was extremely comfortable as were the pillows. There wasn't a tv in the apartment which wasn't a huge deal, however it is nice to have something to help wind down after touring the city all day. Over all, definitely a great place to stay, just has a couple things that we were a little picky about.
We stayed here for 4 nights in April. We have stayed in multiple VRBO properties in NYC and San Francisco. I would put this property in the middle of the pack but it could rise to near the top with just a couple inexpensive tweaks. First the good: the unit has a large, bright living area, it was very clean, it’s in a quiet neighborhood, and is very reasonably priced. We met the owner and she was very nice. On-street parking is available. The biggest drawback is accessibility. It’s one floor below sidewalk level and the outside steps are steep and uneven with nothing to hold onto. Once inside the outer door, there is another half-flight of stairs to the door into the unit so if you’re traveling with large or heavy luggage, getting inside a somewhat of a chore.
Here’s what needs work: the bathroom is missing some key items: wash cloths, hand towels, and a stopper for the sink. The faucet is plumbed backwards (hot on the right, cold on the left), although the handles are marked. When I inquired about the wash cloths, the Pillow response was “unfortunately, wash cloths and hand towels are not part of the linen pack.” Although common in Europe, I have never stayed in a place in the US that did not supply wash cloths.
One of the advantages of an apartment over a hotel room is you can buy some food items and make your own breakfast. The tiny fridge is adequate for milk, juice, etc. There is table service for 4 and a large eating area. There is no electric coffee pot but there is an electric tea kettle and a French press coffee pot so it’s possible to make a cup of real coffee. The kitchen sink is a single small basin and there is no dish drainer so washing the dishes if you need to use them more than once is somewhat inconvenient. The drip pans on the range look ancient, all rusty and corroded. An aesthetic more than a functional issue.
Overall, this unit is a good value and despite my criticisms, I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.
This place was a perfect spot with access to great little restaurants and only a few stops from downtown San Francisco (Mission 2 Stops). Great price, very clean, and everything you need.