We are lucky enough to live in a classic San Francisco apartment--a turn of the century 3rd floor victorian one-bedroom, full of light, views, and bay windows. Sliding pocket doors connect the living room and bedroom, which can be left open for an open floor plan, or slid closed to provide a more private living situation. Our kitchen is roomy, with tons of counter space, and such a spectacular view of Precita Park below, downtown in the distance, and Twin Peaks to the west, that we often find ourselves lingering at the kitchen table long after finishing a meal.
The space is large enough to comfortably house three, with a full bed in the bedroom, and an extra-long couch in the living room perfectly suited for deep sleeping. If you feel so inclined, there is also a twin air mattress you are welcome to use.
The Neighborhood - Bernal Heights
Nestled on the southern end of the cafe and burrito-filled Mission District, Bernal Heights is an oasis--a quiet, urban village on the edge of a bustling city. Precita Park is often more full of more dogs than people, and most of the neighborhood is on a first-name basis with the corner cafe owner (Charlie), and owner/chefs Jonathan and Tony who run the delicious Hillside Supper Club downstairs.
Everything you need is a short walk away, starting with the organic corner store across the street. Up the hill on Cortland Ave you will find one of the city's tastiest bakeries, as well as a full-sized grocery store, shops, restaurants, a library, yoga studio, and one of the best hidden beer gardens in San Francisco. The cafes, taquerias, restaurants, and stores of Valencia Street are just a 15-minute walk in the other direction in the Mission District.
Getting around the city from Bernal Heights is piece of cake. While we get ourselves around mostly by bike (give it a try! we can leave you a map for the secret routes that avoid all the hills), there is a BART station a 10-minute walk away, with direct trains to both the airport (a 25 minute ride) and downtown (7 minutes away). Multiple busses also stop nearby, with routes that pass through the Mission District into downtown.
The extra bonus of Bernal Heights? If you have a car, parking is easy. Street parking is ample, and there are no meters or pe(website hidden)rmits to worry about.
If you have any questions about our apartment or visiting San Francisco, don't hesitate to contact us! We hope you have a chance to enjoy our place the next time you visit.
Erin & Jon
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$800 /week|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
Jon and Erin were very easy to work with, responsive, responsible, and friendly. I made arrangements for other family members to stay at Jon and Erin's, so I didn't actually stay there myself, but I know that my family had a nice stay. The location is very good - right on a park and nearby cafes, etc.
Flat well located in an upcoming area close to trendy bar. Big appartment with nice vintage furnitures though a bit dusty.