About this listing
CHARMING NORTH BEACH ALLEY HIDEAWAY
In the heart of San Francisco's renowned North Beach is our inviting alley hideaway situated in a 1908 building. This upscale flat has just been completely renovated and includes:
- 2 bedrooms with a queen size bed in each
- 1 full bath with tub/shower
- PLUS a spacious 1/2 bath off the master bedroom
- Kitchen and living room share one enjoyable communal space
- Full kitchen complete with gas stove, full refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, garbage disposal, pantry and a friendly island that seats 4. It also has contemporary cabinets and Caesarstone quartz counter tops
- Comfortable living room with 40" flat screen cable HDTV
- Wireless internet
- Your own washer and dryer too!
- Original wood fir floors throughout the flat
- There is a handy health food/grocery store just around the corner
- Fabulous restaurants – Italian, Greek, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai cuisine, and great American hamburgers all within a block or two.
In just a short jaunt you can see the sights of Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy Coit Tower and its colorful WPA murals, downtown San Francisco and Union Square surrounded by a multitude of department stores and boutiques, the famous Ferry Building home to quality farmers' markets and mouthwatering food, Chinatown with its authentic cuisine, lively culture, and backdoor side alleys. You can stroll the Embarcadero, a waterfront promenade that leads to AT&T Park and in just two miles you can catch a Giants baseball game (between the months of April to October). Public transportation to anywhere in the city is easy and accessible. There are a myriad of neighborhood entertainment choices to explore within minutes of the flat — restaurants and cafes, bookstores and art galleries, music and the nightlife that North Beach is famous for. At the end of it all, you get to retreat home to your quiet alley oasis, relish the day's exciting discoveries, and restore and rejuvenate for your adventures tomorrow.
Interaction with Guests
We give a 15 minute orientation upon arrival. There is a detailed guidebook we've prepared for the guests' use as well. We give our guests complete privacy, but are available for any questions.
- No smoking anywhere on premises.
- No pets.
- Quiet time 9pm - 7am.
Please make yourselves at home during your stay here. That being said, please be respectful of our neighbors and keep your noise level down. Please do not host any loud social events.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 5 nights.
The description and photos are accurate and all the reviews more than adequately reflect what to expect in John’s apartment. John greeted us and spent a short time going over the apartment. This was supported by a comprehensive house manual. We found the apartment a home from home.
Situated in North Beach, we found all that we wanted within easy walking distance. The best place to eat that we loved was MO’s, a five minute walk around the corner in Grant. Transport was easy to navigate, and a couple of times we got the CalTrain to go further a field. Taking it to Mountain View to visit the Computer History Museum was a worthwhile excursion. As a note there is a free shuttle that can take you to the museum from the station.
Sam Francisco is a great place to visit and John’s apartment is the perfect place to start your (website hidden) My tip of the trip, if you want to visit Alcatraz and have not booked online and it all looks fully booked. Don’t fall for the trip around the bay option, just turn up early on the day you want to visit and buy a ticket from the booth. I got their at 8am and purchased a 1030am boat trip to the island. The ticket office opens at 7am if you're looking to get a chance for the first trip of the day.
Nous avons adoré l'appartement. Il est très bien situé dans San Francisco, dans le quartier de North Beach, à proximité de nombreux sites touristiques. Le quartier est très agréable et authentique. L'appartement est très bien équipé, calme, la cuisine comprend tout ce dont on peut avoir besoin, le décoration est soignée et chaleureuse. John nous a accueilli et nous a conseillé. Merci, John, pour vos attentions. Nous reviendrons avec bonheur.
Great place to stay in "Frisco". Well situated, well equipped. Little gestures around the flat: bottle, chocolats ... toilet paper, that were appreciated. Stayed a family of 4, with 2 grown kids, plenty of space for every one. Thank you John.
It was a great experience staying at Johns place. Everything you need is near by, we did not take a cab the whole time we stayed there other than to the airport. The house is on a quiet street and it was just as we thought it would be. John met us there and had a whole book of suggestions for us, he had a bottle of champagne chilling in the fridge for us as well. I would recommend staying here if you are looking for a place in San Francisco!
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour dans cet appartement vraiment bien situé...
Le logement est chaleureux à l'image de John, son propriétaire....
Très propre, confortable et au calme. Linge de maison de qualité.
Quartier agréable à quelques minutes à pieds de Chinatown, de la Coit Tower et à 20 mn du Pier 39 et de Lombard Street.
Nous recommandons vivement cet appartement pour une famille de 4 personnes....
Absolutely fantastic apartment! Had everything that we could want - we've stayed in a few apartments through airbnb now and it is amazing what a difference those little extras make. John was very welcoming and helpful. Location is perfect. Close to Columbus street with all those lovely restaurants and within walking distance to Fishermans wharf, ferry to Alcatraz and heaps of other things to see. would definitely stay there again - we loved it!
We loved John's place! It is close to everything. We walked to restaurants and all touristic places. The place was great, well kept, very comfortable. The shower was awsome! John and his wife were really nice and checked in with us to see if anything was needed.
I would love to go back in the future. Totally worth it!
Thank you John!