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Paul Brody

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Productive, Peaceful Noe Flat

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

Take a century old carriage house, locate in the best living and shopping neighborhood in San Francisco, tear out the insides, and completely update.

Just off 24th street in a quiet alley-way, we found the perfect place to renovate and update. From dark-small rooms, we tore down walls, ripped up carpet (to find great hardwood) and redid just about everything.

The result is something that is absolutely central in one of the best neighborhoods in the city. Bright, modern and peaceful, it's the ideal home base in San Francisco. You can walk to some of our favorite food places (crepes at Savor), coffee (Martha Brothers) and groceries (Whole Foods) in under 5 minutes.

We're just 2 minutes from the J-Church street car line, that goes directly downtown. You can also walk 10 minutes and get to BART which goes directly to the airport or downtown as well.

Inside we've completely redone the kitchen. Modern appliances and everything our friend, a Cordon-Bleu trained chef has told us to get for her when she visits.

We have a big LCD 'smart' TV with Netflix preloaded for your viewing pleasure!

For the more technically oriented, there's 50mb broadband, WiFi, a printer/copier/fax and an Apple TV in the house as well so you will not be out of touch.

We've done our best to be eco-friendly here. The roof has hot-water solar (feel free to take long afternoon showers), most of the lights are LEDs (many of them using the new L-prize winner Philips LED bulbs) and the home is equipped with smart power and heat management systems.

We also have a single garage space that's shared between the two units, which you can reserve with prior notice and a small additional nightly fee. Please note that the garage will only fit compact cars and requires comfort with snug spaces and city driving.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Paul Brody (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Paul Brody

After many years of renting other people's places on vacation, we decided we'd like to do this ourselves. We're professionals (lawyer and business consultant) living in Silicon Valley with two kids. We love San Francisco, and we don't always have time to go there for the weekends, so we can share this place with our friends and family. We hope you have a great time at our place. We've put a lot of time into making it the kind of place we want to go. All the best, Paul and Daniel (with small help from Andrew & Oliver)

Paul Brody purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Paul Brody chose San Francisco

We're not San Francisco natives. That's probably why we've come to appreciate how fantastic this city is as a place to live, work and visit. Since we moved down to Silicon Valley in 2002, we've been thinking about how we keep one foot in this great city.

What makes this apartment unique

Location, location, location. Noe Valley is one of the most amazing neighborhoods in San Francisco. Totally peaceful yet just a few minutes from everything.


based on 4 traveler reviews

Productive, Peaceful Noe Flat
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Little gem in Noe Valley

  • 5 of 5

I spent a wonderful 2 months here. You couldn't ask for a better location, and the flat was comfortable and charming with high quality appliances.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Comfortable Apartment in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is everything described on its website: Bright, airy, well equipped, cheerful, comfortably furnished and clean. The architect took advantage of every source of light, and created maximum utility in the small space. It's located right in one of the nicest, safest walking neighborhoods in San Francisco - full of shops, restaurants, and ambling locals including lots of families with children and dogs. So many places have outdoor seating that it's easy to become part of the neighborhood just by being friendly. We spent a month here when our daughter had a baby. It's close to public transportation, so we didn't need a car to go anywhere in the city (parking in San Francisco is terrible). We found the apartment to be quiet, convenient, and up-to-date in every way. The welcome gifts were a nice surprise, and the owner was responsive and kind when we needed to call him. We would gladly stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Epic Location, Bright and Modern

  • 5 of 5

Straddling Noe Valley and The Mission, this is a quaint neighborhood location a stone's throw from a slew of restaurants, stores, Whole Foods, etc. Moreover, the nearby Muni and BART stops are a huge deal. With one small child, we found the apartment to be ample size--but more importantly, nearby Dolores Park has an amazing playground. High marks for the kitchen, family room, TV, hot shower and high-functioning heating (SF can be chilly during the winter)

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review! Do come back again!
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Great appartment in awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent 5 nights in this wonderful appartment and couldn't imagine being anywhere else. What a great space! Completely renovated and very clean. Very bright with its big windows, white kitchen and light-coloured walls. The kitchen is truly amazing, wish mine was like this back home. We unfortunately didn't get to use it much as San Francisco is filled with top-rated restaurants and we were on a foodie mission.

The bedroom was perfectly suited to our needs, with a comfortable bed and a good amount of closet space. There was even a noise-reducing device. It's a very quiet neighbourhood but the people who rented below walked heavily and slammed doors pretty loudly so the device did come in handy.

The living room was also a very bright space with comfy furniture, a computer desk and a flat screen TV with Netflix. But you won't need to do much of that: get out there, it's awesome!

I loved the neighbourhood: quiet at night yet very close to great shops, restaurants and all the amenities (including a Whole Foods). Everything you need is on 24th Street, so basically at your door step. A short walk will get you to Valencia St and Mission St, in the heart of the busy Mission district so once again, very close to fabulous restaurants, bakeries and shops. And just walking is a treat as the houses are beautiful and colourful.

The tram is a street corner away so easy transit to anywhere.

My recommendations in the neighbourhood:

- Saru: a tiny Japanese restaurant with the best sushi I have ever had. Ever.

- Bi-Rite Creamery: Decadent ice cream! I had Ricanelas (OMG if you like cinnamon), Brown sugar, basil, honey & lavender.

- Humphry slocombe: funky flavours! I had Horchata, black sesame, Salt & Pepa.

- Pizzeria Delfina: delicious Neapolitan pizza

- Tartine Bakery: very busy but I had a fabulous fruit tart. Not too sweet which is what I like personally.

I warmly recommend this property and would book it in a heartbeat if we came back to San Francisco. Well, WHEN we come back to San Francisco :)

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Considered one of the most liveable, walkable neighborhoods in San Francisco, Noe Valley is ideally located near the city centre just a few minutes walk from mass transit. The location has a Walk-able neighborhood rating of 100. The place is loaded with great shops, restaurants. For groceries there is also a Whole Foods nearby as well. To head downtown, you're 3 minutes walk from the J-Church line (street cars) or 5 minutes walk from BART, which also goes directly to SFO.


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Noe Valley Apartment Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $500

Tax rate includes the following local taxes:
Hotel Tax (San Francisco) City 14%
Moscone Expansion District Assessment Zone 2 (San Francisco) City 0.3125%
Tourism Improvement District Zone 2 (San Francisco) City 0.75%
Total: 15.063%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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San Francisco Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Check-in is 3pm Check-out is 11am We'll do our best to accommodate special requests if possible.

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