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Denise Paschal

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french

Peaceful Purple Hayes 2+ Bedroom Victorian Penthouse With Spectacular Views

22 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

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2+ Bedroom, 2 Bath Penthouse With Spectacular View Of San Francisco

Perched atop this funky 1900 San Francisco Victorian is a warm 1,100 square foot comfortable apartment complete with vaulted/peaked ceilings, with a nice collection of unique art pieces and a magnificent view from the 3rd floor deck. This Alamo Square/Hayes Valley marvel puts you in the heart of the city...literally within walking distance to the ¨uber trendy Hayes Valley.

The Flat:

This warm and bright, open format, top floor Victorian flat has 3 sleeping areas and is fully furnished with a nice collection of unique art pieces throughout. The unit has hardwood floors, open-airy high peaked ceilings with skylights in every room that brings in a lot of natural sunlight to this top floor. Catch some crosswind when the back door is open to the deck.

Front Bedroom:

There are 2 north-facing rooms that both feed into the living room. This front bedroom has a queen-size bed with a 32in flat screen with Direct TV satellite service and a closet with full length mirrors. Adjacent to this bedroom is its own sitting area that has a screen partition that separates these two rooms. It includes a full-size, pull-out sofabed that can sleep another two. You can close off this section from the main living room/kitchen area with its French doors if you want some additional privacy.

Living Room/Kitchen:

There is a 50” flat screen with Direct TV satellite service and a DVD player, large east-facing windows that lets in ample light with multiple skylights that can open to let in fresh air and provides an open feel in this room. This large room flows into the open dining area that includes the usual kitchen amenities with a fridge, microwave and a gas stove. There is a large, comfortable leather sectional sofa with a matching ottoman which gives you plenty of relaxing space to lounge around in.

Bathrooms:

One full bath with shower

One full bath with bathtub

Back Bedroom:

This back bedroom has a queen-size bed and it also has its own living room/sitting area as well. Also included here is a 50in flat screen 3-D HDTV with Direct TV satellite service for your pleasure. Being on the top floor, this room has a wealth of warmth: bright, natural sunlight. It leads onto an outside deck with a sprawling view of San Francisco with its beautiful, breath-taking skyline. There is a built-in fan in the ceiling and has adjustable, soft lighting available. This room has its own door that can be sectioned off if you want additional privacy from the main living room.

NOTE: You will climb a narrow staircase to the top/3rd floor of this flat so for those who have stayed in older French style buildings with stairs, you will feel right at home!

Convenience Store:

There is a grocery store/corner market conveniently located across the street, H&W Market. It opens at 830am and closes late on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays. It has coffee and a very good deli with a variety of fresh, made-to-order sandwiches. Other deli items include lasagna, tamales, cheeses, macaroni & potato salads, etc.... for those late night hunger pains.

Cafe:

Up the street to your right as you leave the building, on Fillmore Street is a local coffee shop, Alamo Square Cafe has plenty of breakfast goodies and good coffee to choose from.

Supermarket:

Also nearby is a mini mall that has a large supermarket, SAFEWAY... south of the apt (left on Webster St when you leave the building) just about a half a mile down the road.

Laundry Service:

There is an additional fee if you wish to have daily towel and daily linen service by our housekeeper/host. There is a coin-operated laundromat conveniently located at the corner from the apartment with last wash 75 minutes before closing. Wash & Fold service is also provided here which you pay by the pound with a 24-48hr turn-around time. Hours of operation are:

Monday: 7am-10pm

Tuesday: 7am-10pm

Wednesday: 7am-10pm

Thursday: 7am-10pm

Friday: 7am-900pm

Saturday: 7am-900pm

Sunday: 7am-10pm

Hot Tub:

Our apologies but we cannot offer this as an amenity at this time. The blower/jets work but it takes a very, very long time to heat up. The wiring will be changed out at a later date.

The Neighborhood

We are centrally located in the heart of SF. Alamo Square / Hayes Valley is one of the most vibrant and revitalized neighborhoods in San Francisco. It includes wine bars, cafes, five-star restaurants, high-end boutiques, clubs, bars, close to movie theaters, Civic Center/City Hall, museums, the symphony & the Opera House and much more. Public transportation is very convenient with a bus line right across the street if you want to head downtown (21 Hayes). The 5 Fulton line is just 2 blocks away.

You can find some of the best coffee and foods in this part of the city and much more in the nearby districts. Also within 1 mile walking distance is the Fillmore District which offers the same with a handful of jazz clubs to enjoy. You have the Painted Ladies to the right and City Hall to the left, Western Addition behind you and the Lower Haight in front of you. Great spot to be!

Getting around

BY BUS:

I suggest to use public transportation. The 21 HAYES is right outside of our apartment! This convenient bus line will take you directly downtown and connects onto other bus lines that will bring you to other neighborhoods throughout the city. Another bus line close by is the 5 FULTON which is only 2 blocks south of us (behind the apt). It's only a 10 minute walk to Van Ness MUNI station, and 15 minute walk to Civic Center MUNI station for BART and other MUNI lines.

MUNI is an integral part of public transit in our city, operating year round and connecting with regional transportation services, such as BART, Caltrain, SamTrans, and AC Transit.

ADULT FARE: $2.25

CHILDREN: $.75c (ages 5 - 17yrs)

The city's lone subway tube is called MUNI Metro; also 3 cable car lines, and a heritage streetcar line known as the F Market & Wharves. MUNI shares 4 metro stations with BART. Travelers can connect onto San Francisco & Oakland International Airports via BART.

BY CAR:

Convenient for driving. We do not have a garage. Parking is very expensive here in SF!! FREE parking can be found on our residential streets nearby. Metered parking are on most business areas. Located just off highways 101, 280, and 80. VERY EASY ACCESS to the freeway and only 2 mins away from our apt which leads you right to Oakland Airport and the SF International Airport.

ON FOOT:

You can explore many nearby neighborhoods by walking a mile or two in every direction from the apt.

Other Things to Note:

This building still has the original narrow staircase from the 1900's. The spiral staircase was removed so you can get through with your suitcases!

We have a small water heater so it's best to take short, quick showers in order to have enough hot water to go around for a large group...especially since we are experiencing a drought/water shortage in CA.

At present, the hot tub cannot be offered as an amenity at this time. The blower/jets work but it takes quite a while to heat up. The wiring will be changed out from 110 to 220v at a later date. Our apologies.

The main closet is 3/4 full of the owner's personal belongings and clothing. You may hang some of your clothes there if you wish or hang your clothes on the suit rack provided or on the rack in the second bedroom.

There will be an additional fee for laundry service if you want more towels other than what was provided and/or linen service. Please be considerate of our water shortage/drought in CA.

There is a key/knob for the skylight windows in the island drawer if you wish to open and/or close them. You can open the back door to the deck to catch a gentle breeze.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Denise Paschal (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french

About Denise Paschal

As Brother and Sister, we are the perfect combination of native San Franciscans and International citizens. Although raised and educated in the San Francisco Bay area, after college Denise turned her passion of fashion into a career and moved to Paris, France for over 20 years. Bringing that international lifestyle and flair back home, combined with Mark’s exquisite knowledge San Francisco dining, the city’s unique experiences and culture, we are poised to open our home to travelers and tourists to continue our tradition of openness and world living. We are more than welcome to help make your stay as event filled as possible or perhaps give you the space to simply relax, exhale and get as much peace in this unique “little” big city, whatever the intent of your get away trip may be.

With the combined stamps in our passports, there are probably few places we haven’t been, heard of, or would like to visit so we would like to hear your experiences and share ours.

…And if by chance you are here on the 3rd Sunday in May (of any year), be prepared for a truly unique experience that runs right past our home….it is part-Olympic caliber 12k footrace and part-Mardi Gras style parade that is 100% San Franciscan, it called the Bay to Breakers!

Why Denise Paschal chose San Francisco

Our apartment is located in Hayes Valley. It is one of the most vibrant and revitalized neighborhoods in San Francisco. Centrally located we are 1.5 miles from Golden Gate Park, 1 mile from the Haight/Ashbury, .5 miles from Japan town, a short bus ride to downtown (Union Square and shopping), 5 miles to Ocean Beach. Our neighborhood is safe and diverse, it is urban yet filled with lush areas of green, grass and trees uniques open park spaces unique to San Francisco.

What makes this apartment unique

Our apartment is located in Hayes Valley which includes wine bars, cafes, five star restaurants, high-end boutiques, clubs, bars, is near movie theaters, Civic Center, the Symphony & Opera and much more. Public transportation is readily available There is some of the best coffee and food to be found in the city and much more very close by. Within a few blocks of each other is Blue Bottle Coffee, Four Barrel Coffee, Ritual Coffee, The Fatted Calf Meats, Gourmet and More, Beirgarten, Suppenkucke, Stacks, La Boulange, Boxing Room, Bar Jules, Absinthe, Pause Wine Bar, Sebo Sushi, and for sweet tooth fans Charles Elbow Chocolates and Smitten Ice Cream. Clothing and Interior Design boutiques are another in high numbers in this perfect neighborhood.

Reviews

4
based on 22 traveler reviews

Peaceful Purple Hayes 2+ Bedroom Victorian Penthouse With Spectacular Views
average rating of 3.9545455 based on 22 reviews
4

Not glamorous but location, location, location!

  • 4 of 5

What this apartment lacks in glamour it makes up for in location. Our family of six (three adults and three kids ages 12-5) had plenty of room here. There are essentially two bedrooms and two baths (one of the showers only has a sprayer rather than a mounted shower head which is inconvenient). There is also an extra twin bed and a pull out couch. There is a small but functional kitchen and a generous living area with a flat screen TV and cable. The apartment is in the back of the building and up several flights of steep stairs which makes for lots of exercise! The furniture is definitely eclectic and a bit worn but overall the unit was clean and well stocked with linens, kitchen utensils, paper goods and even fresh fruit provided by the owner which was very nice! We visited during the week of July 4th and kept the windows open night and day to let in fresh air. Unfortunately, the building is old and there is no ventilation so the apartment constantly smells like whatever food the neighbor's might be cooking. The best feature of the unit is the back deck which offers a great view, place to sit and drink coffee and take pictures of the city or in our case, watch fireworks on the 4th of July!

In truth, we were only in the apartment at morning and at night because we spent our days biking the bridge, walking through Chinatown, visiting Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf and Golden Gate Park. All of which were only a short Uber ride away. There are at least two dozen nice restaurants and shops within three or four blocks of the apartment as well as two markets, two coffee shops, a cool nitrogen ice cream shop and two playgrounds (if you have kids). Overall, the apartment itself is by no means fancy or new and can be noisy. However, it was clean and well stocked, the owners were very nice, the price more affordable than two hotel rooms downtown and the location (central to everything with an abundance of shops/restaurants within walking distance) very hard to beat! It certainly wasn't the Four Seasons but it worked well for us. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

That's SF for ya

  • 3 of 5

I found the overall experience good. I personally wouldn't stay their again. I've come to realize I'm a hotel type of guy. I just felt the place needed some TLC, I know I'm a interior designer and my expectations might be too high. But the overall cleanness went beyond dirt and dust, it needed a deep scrub and remodel. And I know this will sound bad. But the artwork should stay natural in a rental. There were too many old photos and it was creepy. I know I had nightmares my first night there. You should also offer parking permits for your guests. The location is great, I would recommend this place to friends, but then again for about the same price we could have gotten a hotel room

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Perfect location, exactly as described, helpful host!

  • 5 of 5

Five friends and I stayed for a week in June. The location was perfect for site-seeing as the bus stop was right outside our doorstep. There was plenty of room to spread out and the deck with the view of the city was the cherry on top!

Denise was very helpful by answering our questions in a timely manner. She showed us where we could find all items we may need.

Thank you again for hosting us, this will be a trip that we will all remember for years to come!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely third story apartment with small deck with beautiful view of the city.

  • 5 of 5

The peaceful purple Hayes apartment Includes three sleeping areas, two rooms with comfy leather couch/chairs for relaxing, a small kitchen area adequate for meal prep, nice sized dining room table and chairs and two bathrooms (One with a shower stall and the other with a bathtub with a hand-held shower wand. However, it would be difficult to take a shower in the tub). The apartment is on the third floor. One flight of steps appears to be original to the home and is narrow and very steep. Pack light! The view from the back deck is well worth the climb to the third floor!! While others live in the building, we never heard them. Located on a bus line meant we could easily access public transportation. Denise met us at the apartment and was a delight to talk to and a most gracious host.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Charming appartment, very well located. Many nice restaurants and you can walk to Mission, nobhill, Chinatown. .. (if you like to walk, that is, SF is not a small city...) terrace has a a fantastic view and the owner gave us a very nice welcome.

At this level of price, we could have expected to get a dishwasher and a washing machine though.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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4

Great location - Great Owner

  • 4 of 5

The owner, Denise, was quick to respond to all of my questions. She arrived at the house with flowers and some basic staples for the morning. She was more hospitable than necessary. Wonderful, interesting woman. Spacious apartment.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
13.5 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Bar Noir
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
San Francisco Ferry Building
Nearest Golf
2.7 Miles
Presidio Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
AMTRAK Railroad Passenger Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Interstate 5, Interstate 280 and Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Hayes Street Grill
Nearest Ski
189 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
San Francisco Ocean Beach
Car: not necessary

The Area

Hayes Valley is one of the most vibrant and revitalized neighborhoods in San Francisco. It includes wine bars, cafes, five star restaurants, high-end boutiques, clubs, bars, is near movie theaters, Civic Center, the Symphony & Opera and much more. Public transportation is readily available There is some of the best coffee and food to be found in the city and much more very close by. Within a few blocks of each other is Blue Bottle Coffee, Four Barrel Coffee, Ritual Coffee, The Fatted Calf Meats, Gourmet and More, Beirgarten, Suppenkucke, Stacks, La Boulange, Boxing Room, Bar Jules, Absinthe, Pause Wine Bar, Sebo Sushi, and for sweet tooth fans Charles Elbow Chocolates and Smitten Ice Cream. Clothing and Interior Design boutiques are another in high numbers in this perfect neighborhood.

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Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $79

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Amenities

San Francisco Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom #1 includes a queen size bed, 40' flatscreen with Direct TV service and a half closet with full length mirror. Beautiful angled ceilings and a skylight for a wealth of light. Sitting area adjacent to Bedroom #1 has a comfortable pull out sofabed. There is also a lounge chair, desk and stereo system. Bedroom #2 has another queen-size bed with a tremendous amount of natural light. This room has access to the back deck which has a spectacular view of downtown San Francisco. There is a 50' flatscreen with Direct TV service and a mini-fridge available.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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