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Kawika Alfiche & Kia`i Maurille

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Beautiful 1 Bedroom apartment minutes to SFO and Downtown (Can sleep 4)

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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1 bedroom apartment in a nicely remodeled 1900's Victorian Home.

Our 2-unit Victorian home and was built in 1906. The lower unit is a completely separate 1 bedroom unit. We’ve done extensive work on the home and land. It is a double sized lot so half of the land is landscaped with waterfall and pond with fish, over 15 varieties of Hawaiian and Polynesian plants and an expansive yard. Please note because of the serious drought we have discontinued watering the lawn. All other plants are watered by recycled or catchment water. It is a 2 unit home, we live above and Halekipa (the guest home) is on the first level. Our 1 bedroom unit features Bamboo wood floors, carpet in the bedroom, washer and dryer in unit, updated appliances, full size bed and pull out couch in living. It can comfortably fit 4. There are extra pillows, blankets, sheets and towels for you also. We also have a few things for children (boys and girls sleeping bags and a few games…still adding on to this. The home is equipped with High speed WIFI and Cable T.V. (Astound) as well. This property also dubs as the Kaululehua Hawaiian Cultural Center. You’ll notice a dance studio and library on the land as well. Once a week there are classes (dance) and once a month classes on cultural arts/crafts (weaving and lei making). Our home was awarded the Beautification award for South San Francisco in 2011 for the most beautiful Home in South San Francisco!

We are located in downtown South San Francisco (SSF) all restaurants are walking distance (Starbucks, Pete’s, Subway, multiple Chinese and Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese , Korean, Italian, Argentinian, American, Japanese and more). There are a few grocery, liquor and drug stores within a block. Some of our favorite restaurants: For Breakfast – Cable Car Café (nothing fancy, just quick good ole fashioned breakfast), For Lunch - La Morena (best al pastor nachos, tacos and plates), For Dinner - Izanami (great specials, brand new and nice atmosphere, some killer Ramen!). If you’ve never had See’s candy, the factory is down the street you might want to go in for samples ;-)

Everything you could possibly need is within 1 mile (drug stores, department stores, chain restaurants etc..) Most people stay at our place go site seeing. There is 1 car parking designated for our guest but if you don’t drive bus is within 1 block, Train (Cal. Train) is 4 blocks, Bart is 10 blocks away. All of these can take you somewhere interesting. Downtown San Francisco is about 10 minutes by car. Besides San Francisco you should make time to explore our coast especially downtown Pacifica and cruise along famous highway 1 to visit downtown Half Moon Bay!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Kawika Alfiche & Kia`i Maurille (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Kawika Alfiche & Kia`i Maurille

Our names are Kawika and Kia'i and we are the owners of this property and we currently live on the property. Here we also run both the Kaululehua Hawaiian Cultural Center and the Hawaiian Cultural Dance Group called Halau o Keikiali'i travelling world-wide preserving & perpetuating the rich Culture of Hawaii. Let the Spirit of Aloha welcome you to this perfect weekend getaway.

Kawika Alfiche & Kia`i Maurille purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Kawika Alfiche & Kia`i Maurille chose San Fernando

We fell in love with this property when we first saw it. Because it is located on a double wide lot, we were amazed with the space and all the potential it offered. Over the years, we lovingly worked on landscaping by adding trees, plants, & foliage most of which are native to Hawaii. We continued by adding a pond & waterfall and worked on improving the dwellings including our dance studio located on back of the premises.

What makes this apartment unique

We love beautiful Victorians because they have so much character and this home was exactly what we were looking for when we made our move to the Peninsula. Our goal was to bring a piece of Hawaii to this land, to grow native plants, and have a place to continue our Cultural work. We love the fact that this area where our home is located is so convenient to shopping, restaurants, shopping malls, theaters, and all the specialty shops we could ever need.

Guestbook comments from the owner

During a recent visit to San Francisco we were fortunate to find this beautiful apartment.The property is lovely - lush with plants and trees, inside was decorated beautifully, Spacious and included everything we needed.We had easy access to our car which could be hard to find in the city. Within the walking distance surrounding the place we found a variety of restaurants and shops. The owners of were helpful and hospitable making us feel welcome. I will definitely stay here again.
Dec 2012
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based on 32 traveler reviews

Beautiful 1 Bedroom apartment minutes to SFO and Downtown (Can sleep 4)
average rating of 4.75 based on 33 reviews

A Hidden Gem in South SF!!

  • 5 of 5

My two girls (ages 12 and 13) and I were delighted with this tucked-away gem!! Perfect size for 2-4 people. Off-street parking was a definite plus. Easy freeway access to all around the Bay Area. Washer and dryer were an unexpected bonus after being baptized by a passing sea gull down at the Wharf!! Highly recommended; would stay here again!! Mahalo!!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nice place a few minutes away from San Francisco

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay , we were there for a little bit more than a week. We had everything we needed even beach towels! The place was very clean, we had a parking space and it was easy to go to San Francisco, to the airport or to the south (Santa Cruz, Montery, etc) Laroche Family, Laval, Qc, Canada

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Very nice location to stay in San Francisco Bay

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for my family to spent 4 nights in the Bay area. The pullout bed was plenty big for our kids (ages 9 and 6). The property was nice and clean. The place is wonderfully decorated, the kitchen is equipped with all we needed for breakfast and dinner before and after we heading into the city. It took about 25 minutes to reach downtown.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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convenient location but...

  • 3 of 5

This apt was located conveniently to downtown South San Francisco and easy access to San Francisco.Our problem with the place was cleanliness.

The towels in the bathroom had something black in them, the microwave had not been cleaned, there were stains on the rug in the main area. I mentioned this to the owner and he said that he would look into it and after review agreed that the cleaning could be better. But the thing that surprised me the most was the black "gunk" along the gray plastic rubber in the washing machine. I noticed in the morning we were leaving (after I washed some clothes) and did not have a change to show the owner. The place could be perfect - just needs a deep cleaning!!! The owner was responsive to our emails when the cable box no longer worked.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there - to all who are reading this review please be assured our place is CLEAN. The 2 items that were a problem was 1) the microwave wasn't cleaned by our cleaner which was addressed and 2) black gunk in the rubber part of the washing machine??? really???. Our place is a 1906 refurbished Victorian set on a large property with a beautiful waterfall and wonderfully landscaped yard. I'm not sure these guests should stay in vacation rentals, these are not brand new untouched model units, these are our homes which take pride in. It's too bad because they seemed like nice guests but obviously not easy to please. I wouldn't recommend other owners to take these guests in for fear of receiving a low rating.. which can greatly affect our business as Home Owners. Please take the time to read the other ratings below this one and thanks for taking the time to read this.
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This location is perfect for us to stay at to visit our family in South San Francisco. The facilities are well kept and has everything that we need to make our stay enjoyable. Communications with the owners were always handled promptly and efficiently. We hope to stay here again as soon as the next opportunity presents itself.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here when we came down to San Francisco for the Super Bowl. It was a great place to stay. It was exactly like the pictures, cute and clean. We loved the beautiful garden area right outside our door. It had everything that we needed in the kitchen. Very comfortable bed. There were 4 of us for part of the time and there was plenty of room. It was a great location for us. We had access to a parking spot, which was great. Easy access to the freeways and the Bart. Cute neighborhood. Very quiet. Some good restaurants within walking distance. We would definitely stay here again if we come down that way.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
San Francisco Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
1 block from house
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
South San Francisco
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lake Merced Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
South San Francisco Cal Train
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
101, 380, 280
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
La Morena
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
South Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Car: recommended


Just around the corner on our downtown main street (Grand Ave) there are many options for food all times of the day... A couple great breakfast houses, Mexican food, Thai, Chinese, Italian, American, Japanese, El Salvadorian and more!

Very close by we have a couple shopping centers (Tanforan Mall has Move Theaters and major stores like Sears, Jc Pennys, Target) and Town Center (Luckys, Marshalls, Chucky Cheese and more)

Also near by is our towns large park (Orange Park) which has a public swimming pool, basketball/Tennis and Baseball and many Picnic spots.

We are 10 minutes to downtown San Francisco via freeway.


Rates & Availability

Downtown Apartment Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $300

$125-150 Mon-Thurs / $125-175 nightly Fri-Sun
Certain Holidays are more
additional $75 cleaning fee *stays longer than 1 week cleaning fee will double.

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Downtown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Beautifully remodeled with pedestal sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • One bedroom with brand new full size bed, mirrored closet doors, and a cozy electric fireplace. A 2nd sleeping is available in living ro om (pull out couch) that sleeps one adult or 2 children comfortably, also we have a single futon and full size air bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Couch in living room is a full size pull out. Airbed with extra blankets, linens, and pillows available for additional guests. 1 car parking in front of 2 car s/s garage at the rear of 423 Baden Avenue on 2nd Lane.

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