Our apartment has lovely bay windows with neighborhood views, fireplace, queen bed, centrally located with the best weather in the city, 2 blocks to Dolores park. Castro Theatre around the corner. Beautiful morning light.
This is a fabulous private one bedroom apartment in the Castro district with bars, restaurants & shopping on every block. No fuss - no muss.
The space accommodates two comfortably with a real bed. There are 5 excellent restaurants in the
immediate neighborhood, many banks & a gym
up the block.
Private entrance off the front porch. First door
up the steps - Unit 1
-clean, carpeted floors
-A friendly neighborhood liquor/market on the corner also has an ATM machine inside.
- Laundromat down the corner to the left 3 doors They also do wash-n-fold.
MORE INFO Please look at the Guidebook or (website hidden) maps:
*Consider making reservations for the more popular restaurants before your trip if you are a foodie. A lot of restaurants do take walk-ins, but most take bookings two months in advance. We use opentable and urbanspoon 24 hour Fitness), post office & super mkt
up the block & more restaurants, bars, shops, and of course, murals! Tons of bakeries, taquerias, coffee shops, bars, and art.
Walking and public transportantion:
It will take you less than 20 minutes to walk to the center of Valencia Corridor/Guerrero Street.
walk on flat streets, no hills, and lots to look at.
-close to zipcar location(Valencia and 19th)
-20 minute bus ride(on the #27) to 5th and Howard/Market Street. This would be your stop for Moscone Center for your conference, Union Square for shopping, visitors center, trolleys, cable cars, transfers to the Embarcadero, Fishermans Wharf, Chinatown, North Beach. This area is central to the city and is where most hotels are.
Commuting with a car:
We are VERY close to 280 &101 freeways which makes our place great for someone that has a car and needs to do the daily commute. We know from experience and are happy to help you with the route!
Cars and parking in our neighborhood:
This is a city, and there is street parking with time limits, parking a car without a permit in the evening can be done. Our guests that have had a car have felt that it was pretty easy to find parking after a full day of touring. You may have to walk
a couple of blocks.
More on cars:
If you have a car and don't want to use it during those times(8-4), you will have to move it during the day, or be lucky to find a spot that does not ticket. It is do-able, but you have to be motivated than the ticket enforcers. Do not leave anything visible in your car. Anywhere in the city.
*TWO BOOKED GUESTS maximum, please. No additional visitors during your stay, sorry, no "get-togethers," or parties, no pets.
Again, Check-in is @3PM at the earliest.
Check-out by 11.
We are usually booked almost everyday. If you could include your arrival and departure times, it would help with the inquiry as we are trying to be flexible and really do want to try and accommodate with each booking.
**If you need to drop off your bags earlier, PLEASE make arrangements ahead of time- before you get here so we can discuss if it is possible with our schedule too. We will try our best to accomodate.
Please feel free to contact us with any other inquiries if we havent answered everything. We want our guests to be 100% sure before booking with us & we are happy to help. Sorry if any info is repeated. We just want to be clear.
Interaction with Guests
I will be available or my son will be available - both cell #s listed here as well as home number.
We do not live on the premises but are close
by in the neighborhood.
This neighborhood has so much to offer.
Restaurants on every block, shops around the corner, Walgreens, "world famous classic Castro Theatre two blocks up the street, super market up 18th St., three 4star restaurants within a block, best individually hand made cup of coffee in the city at Philz just around the corner next to the flower shop. Yoga classes up the street, health
food store & farmers market on Wednesdays.
(website hidden) will give individual maps &
schedules for all bus routes in the city.
#33 bus runs just down on the corner.
Streetcars & underground (east/west) 2 blocks walk over to Market Street takes minutes to the Ferry Building & downtown Union Square high
end department store shopping, theatres &
financial district. The Embarcadero markets
are at this line where it is just blocks walk to
Pier 39 & Fisherman's Wharf. Walk South a
few blocks to an outsatnding waterfront art
installations & the ball park.
Ferries to North Bay & East Bay (Berkeley) & Ocean Beach.
Five minutes walk to underground to downtown or airport.
Taxi service conveniently located in neighborhood. Underground to the airport just down @Mission & 24th.
Other Things to Note
This is a very active & interesting neighborhood with easy access to all parts of the city & north to the Golden Gate Bridge, east to Berkeley, south to the airport, etc.
Respect others sanctuary before 9 a.m & after 9p.m.
Everything about this apartment was just as lovely, "cozy," and comfortable as described. Linda and Reggie could not have been more gracious and welcoming, and the croissants, coffee, fruit, wine, etc. were an extra treat. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Prior visit communication was excellent. The accommodation was comfortable and the extensive, welcome pack of provisions (on arrival) was much appreciated. We truly liked the location; away from the busy city centre with lots of local interest (and easy access by public transport, and on foot, to many other interesting places). A big thank you to our hosts.
I was warmly greeted upon arrival by reg who couldn't have been more accommodating ensuring I had everything I needed. The apt was terrific comfortable and clean. I would love to return on my next trip to SF Thank you so much!
My friend and I stayed at Linda's apartment for 4 nights and we loved it. The location is great. Convenient to travel around San Francisco and really cool bars and restaurants are nearby. Linda was very kind and left us wine and bagels. We didnt have to worry about breakfast on our first morning. If I ever come back to San Francisco I would definitely stay again at Lindas. Thank you very much for everything. Tugba
Linda and her son, Reg, were extremely helpful and kind. They made sure I felt at home and comfortable. They responded promptly when I reached out to them with questions. They were wonderful hosts.
Castro is a wonderful neighborhood. I found the culture and and food better than any other neighborhood in SF; I highly recommend any new SF visitors to consider Castro, regardless of orientation. My husband and I stayed here a week and had a blast. This was our first use of AIRBNB. I will always try airbnb over hotels now, since I had such a good experience with Linda in her place. It exceeded my expectations in all ways, and she was helpful, courteous and professional the whole time.
Linda's hospitality was wonderful. My boyfriend and I were in town for New Year's Eve, and Linda had left us croissants and wine (in addition to an already stocked kitchen). The apartment is so lovely and cozy and we were able to walk there from the BART station. The neighborhood is beautiful and close coffee shops and cafes are plentiful!
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I am a stock trader who travels frequently.
I'm actually a doting gramma who likes to
take care of my guests & see them happy.
Live & let live & hope everyone is doing well.
This is my motto.
I love having guests from all over the world.
Just a little visit whilst checking in gives me
a vicarious thrill of another place/culture.
I love a free wheeling type of travel. In the
'70s I traveled around Europe for a year.
I've been to Egypt 6 times & still haven't
seen all that I would like to see.
Mexico is so close & easy going. I love the
village of Ajijic where I have a family home
that I am lucky to use from time to time.
I have two grand daughters whom I help
travel because I think this is the best education.
Being in other countries, languages, cultures.
Whats better than expanding your awareness.
I love it. Come stay with us so I can live
vicariously again & again.