We are renting a second floor apartment in Noe Valley for one month from July 7th to August 7th. It is a great place full of light; it serves as an excellent base for a San Francisco vacation. It is suitable for approximately two to three adults, or, perfect for a family of four – two adults and two kids.
There are two bedrooms and one bathroom. The living room looks up to Twin Peaks, and you see Mt Diablo in the distance when looking out the window in the kitchen. Grrrreat view!! There is a gas stove, dishwasher, and microwave oven. Dishes and utensils are provided. Mourning doves and robins sing from treetops.
Home is fully furnished with a queen bed in one bedroom, and a twin bed in the second bedroom. The living room sofa has a fold a bed within. Sheets and towels are provided. There is plentiful closet space. Floors are hardwood, kitchen is tiled.
Washer and dryer are below the garage level in the back. Wood deck looks east, north, and south. Cheerful container gardens in front and in back showcase palms and succulents, fuchsias and lilies.
There are a total of 19 stairs leading up to the apartment. There is free and easy street parking, usually within a block of the apartment.
The apartment is walking distance to coffee stores, Whole Foods Market, and Saturday farmer’s market. The neighborhood is friendly and safe, quiet and respectful. It is located in the heart and middle of town – by car, 25 minutes or less to anywhere in San Francisco.
Walk down to the local video store on Castro Street to rent some movies, and hike up to the top of Twin Peaks to see the wildflowers. About nine minutes by car to Golden Gate Park’s San Francisco Botanical Gardens.
This is a great spot; you’ll have a happy and wonderful time here in San Francisco. Contact the owner Mr. Wang at (phone number hidden) make a reservation. Thank you.
750 square feet
Guests cook their own meals, call for take out, or go out.
Guests do their own laundry in facilities on site, or take clothes to the dry cleaners one block down the street.
One bath – shower and tub
One toilet and one sink
Two flat screen TV’s (19 & 30”) with DVD and VCR capability. No cable, just basic digital TV through an antenna.
DSL internet and wireless access. Bring a computer and plug it in.
No land phone lines. Use cell phones.
Wheelchair access difficult due to stairs
Guests clean up after themselves.
1. Keep noise down during quiet hours. Quiet hours are 10 pm to 8 am on weekdays and 10 pm to 9 am on weekends. Tomorrow might be a final exam or an important conference; sleep is good. Walk lightly and close doors softly.
2. Do not park in the driveway or blocking the driveway.
3. Recycle and compost; break down cardboard boxes to fold flat before placing in the blue bin. There is limited space in bins. If you have a lot of cardboard it can be placed in one cardboard box and on the curb the day of pickup. Garbage pickup is early am on Wednesday.
4. Do not put heavy items or heavy loads in the washer and dryers; plastics, shoes, rugs and carpets are prohibited. Laundry hours are between 9:30 am to 9 pm all days. Clean up the lint traps after each dryer load. Close the lids of the washer and dryer gently; there is a sensor that can break and kaput goes the machine then it is off to the laundromat.
5. Please use hair and sink traps on sinks and tubs. Clean them regularly and dispose of hair, soaps, etc. in trash. Do not put anything other than pee, poo, toilet paper and water down the toilets. Do not use any drain clearing chemicals of any kind in sinks, tubs or toilets. They are harmful and destructive to pipes, and do not work. The best is to use a plunger, or a mechanical snake. Do not put oil down the sink, it will lead to clogs. Wipe oil with a napkin and dispose of in the compost or garbage.
6. Be gentle with appliances, faucets, and doors.
7. Exercise care so as to not create safety and fire hazards – e.g. hanging clothes on the heaters, leaving sharp tools around, etc. No fires in fireplaces.
8. No nails on the walls.
9. Communicate with others in the house if you have any concerns, gatherings, etc. We want to live in the house in peace and harmony, and enjoy a happy home with minimal tension and anxiety.
In case of emergencies, stuff does not work:
Worst-case scenario is an earthquake breaking pipes and shutting down electricity, gas, and water supplies. Prepare to live in the old time style for at least a few days until connections are restored. Please have some bottles of water handy for these situations. If possible, save the water in the toilet tank for something other than flushing a turd. If you smell leaking natural gas, do not light a fire, and alert the owner. The gas shut off is in the front. Once it is turned off, it can only be turned on by PG&E staff. The stoves, stand up room heaters/furnace, and hot water heaters run on natural gas.
If there is a water leak inside the house from a particular sink or shower, there is a small shut off underneath the cabinets. If there is a big leak there is a water shut-off in the front on the sidewalk under the water department lid.
The electric boxes are in the garage. If there is an overload the switch will have to be completely turned off, then turned on again.
If any appliance breaks down, do not use it. Let the owner know and a repair-person will be on their way.
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