About This Listing
This is a truly one-of-a-kind vacation cottage with private entry from Iron Alley Stairs at the foot of Twin Peaks. Top-of-the world panoramic view. Bright, natural light through large windows and bedroom glass patio sliding doors. 825 sq feet
Adorable. Cozy. Comfortable. Simply stunning panoramic views. Quiet. Private. And a spa-like bathroom. 30-day or longer rentals only. Popular with singles and couples relocating to San Francisco and looking for their next apartment. Pet-friendly!
Nestled at the mid-point of Twin Peaks, a short 10-minute walk to Castro and 18th Streets. Important: the cottage is ONLY accessible via the Iron Alley Staircase -- a steep wooden staircase--between Clayton and Corbett. If you're looking for an only-in-San Francisco experience amongst the locals--with incredible views, and just a short walk to the Castro; this is for you. It feels like you're in a bird's nest or in a modern tree house.
Top-of-the world panoramic view of the Castro, Mission, SF Bay, East Bay, Bay Bridge and Mount Diablo. Bright, natural light through large windows and bedroom glass patio sliding doors. Very, very private. No contact with other buildings on any of the property boundaries.
Hardwood floors throughout the living, bedroom, and kitchen areas. Beautiful bath 6’ x 12’ approx., stone and tile view window from the bath and vanity mirror TV. Gourmet kitchen with granite counters.
Laundry and storage in sub-basement. Dog friendly, Pets possible.
MUNI: 33 & 37, 12-minute walk to Castro Street Station
Wine store and mini-market 5-minute walk down the hill. Full grocery store a 10-minute walk down the hill, the center of the Castro (@ 18th Street) is a 15-minute walk: cafes, restaurants, bars, the Castro Theatre, 24-hour Walgreens, US Post Office, almost every service you'd need.
Hearty walkers enjoy the climb up the hill to the cottage, but a quick cab ride to the top of the staircase on Corbett makes that a snap.
Parking: No parking space with the unit. Street parking is available on Corbett. Some days are better than others, but not too challenging.
Main floor has most everything guests will want. Washer/Dryer in small sub-basement.
Interaction with Guests
I welcome guests to the home, answer any questions, and am available for assistance, recommendations, and suggestions as desired for your visit.
Simply gorgeous views wherever you look. It's quiet, but only a short walk away to busy urban life.
MUNI lines 33 and 37 one block away. Within 10-15 minutes you are in the Castro where you can find cafes, bars, restaurants, public transit, etc. If taking a taxi, get out on Corbett and walk DOWN the staircase. If you are driving, there is on-street parking available (watch for street cleaning).
Other Things to Note
Accessible only via wooden staircase (Iron Alley) between Corbett & Clayton. The hill provides panoramic views.
Responsible adults who clean up after themselves and leave things as they find them. No smoking inside. Pet friendly, let us know if you're traveling with a dog.
Keven met me at the apartment on time and helped me with my bags. He was very friendly and chatty and had a great sense of humour.
The house is pink, and adorable and has a breathtaking view of the city. I mean breathtaking. The only thing that comes close to the breathtaking view is the size of the bathtub. Amazing...
The kitchen was extremely well stocked with everything you could need, and Kevin went above and beyond with the food items to get me started. I was shocked at the quantity and quality of the stuff. Really sweet.
The house was quiet as it standalone and doesn't share walls with neighbours.
I would highly recommend staying here. The location is perfect for the castro/mission area and the bus connections are fantastic. 10 minute walk to the castro. Outstanding.
Kevin was super helpful when I had a little flood due to a torrential downpour and also upgraded the modem to make sure I got the fastest internet speeds possible in the house. He was extremely attentive and very fast to respond.
I will definitely stay here again next time I'm in San Francisco. I mean definitely.
Kevin was an exceptional host. He provided us with a lot of great information on the area and made sure the house was warm and inviting before we arrived. We stayed at the cottage for two months and really enjoyed our stay. The small backyard area was very convenient for our dog. And you can't beat the incredible views. Thanks, Kevin, for making our stay so great.
This is our second time around in this place. We just love it, the location, the view is great and getting up and down those steps is an added bonus gets us some exercise and makes for very quiet nights. Parking in the area is very easy and free.
Kevin is the most gracious of host, always ready to help and solves all problems you might have in style.
The little pink house turned out to be a really beautiful and comfortable place to stay for a couple of days in SF. We found there every thing one needs to have an unforgettable experience: a breathtaking view on Castro and downtown, a fully equipped home and a welcoming host. There was no difficulty to park a car on Corbett Ave.
We will be definitely back. Thank you Kevin!
This space was a wonderful place to land. My fiancé and I had to find a place for 2 months between houses and this was the perfect spot. Really comfortable sleeping, a gorgeous view from the living room over all of SF and an easy 10 min bus ride to the Mission. Kevin was super responsive as a host and we had an overall pleasurable stay in the Treehouse!
We stayed there for a month and it was just right, good location, nice house, great host, easy parking and walking distance to entertainment and shopping.
We will be back.
We had a fantastic time at the cottage. Everything about it is great. Special mention goes to the beautiful views, the convenient location, the superb bathroom, the fast internet and the unmatched welcome and care offered by the host Kevin, who was a legend. Yes the stairs were a bit strenuous but if I could do it so can anyone. I'm far from the fittest person around! As to get to Castro or further afield, the buses 33 and 37 are very regular and easy. We absolutely recomend this place for either short or long term stays.
Thank you Kevin for all the recommendations and the great welcome and friendly service you gave us.