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 excellent restaurants in the immediate neighborhood, many banks & a 24hour Fitness up the block.
Private entrance off the front porch. First door
up the steps - Unit 1
-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 some 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! lots of bakeries, taquerias, coffee shops, bars, and art.
Walking and public transportantion:
It will take you less than 10 minutes to walk to the center of Valencia Corridor/Guerrero Street.
walk on flat streets, no hills, and lots of urban shopping.
-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.
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!
Silicon Valley busses stop at the corner & up the block on Castro. (website hidden) - (website hidden) - others
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 but it is hit or miss.
More on cars:
If you have a car and don't want to use it during those times(8-4), there is public parking in the neighborhood (website) or 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 more 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 accommodate.
Please feel free to contact us with any other inquiries if we haven't 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, banks in all directions, "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, full (email hidden)ross Market is the farmer's market on Wednesdays. Parks with tennis & basketball courts & acres of lawns for soaking up the sun.
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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 & the
financial district. The Embarcadero markets
are on this line where it is just blocks walk to
Pier 39 & Fisherman's Wharf. Walk South a
few blocks to an outstanding waterfront, art
installations & the ball park.
Ferries to North Bay & East Bay (Berkeley) & Alcatraz tours. Street cars to Ocean Beach.
Five minutes walk to underground to downtown or airport.
Taxi service is conveniently located in the neighborhood.
Underground to the airport just down on Mission Street at 24th or 16th Streets.
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.
I didn't get to meet Linda but the apartment was very nice and in a convenient location, close to restaurants and public transit.
My husband and I enjoyed a fabulous long weekend in San Francisco. We stayed at Linda's apartment Friday - Sunday night. Linda was both welcoming and accommodating. Our flight schedule put us outside of the normal "check in" time, but we were able to put our bags inside before we hit the streets for our first day of sightseeing. Linda even called to ask if we had any special snack requests - how nice is that?!
The apartment is very true to the photos. It is charming, clean and has everything you need for your stay - dishes, refrigerator, shampoo, soap, closet hangers and (my personal favorite) - a high powered hair dryer! There are even umbrellas and reusable bags in case you find yourself in the rain, or need to hit the grocery store. The bed is comfortable, and although we did not use it much, there is a nice cable TV in the bedroom.
This is a colorful neighborhood with a lot of energy! However, if you are in the mood for something more quiet, Noe Valley is just a short walk up the hill. If you're active and enjoy the outdoors, I recommend walking (or taking a car) to Corona Heights and/or Twin Peaks. Both are beautiful moderate to easy hikes where you can get a breathtaking view of the city. The apartment is also just a few short blocks to Dolores Park.
We loved our time in San Francisco! Linda was an A+ host and you can tell she really cares about her guests. She was very kind and made sure my husband and I were comfortable during our stay.
We will certainly be back soon.
-Lauren & Matt (Los Angeles, CA)
We loved Linda's apartment and San Francisco! The apartment is in a great neighbourhood in a typically hilly street. It was close to everything we needed. The space was perfect for a couple. It felt cosy and calm. The large windows in the livingroom area let in beautiful light. We felt like locals for 4 nights.
Linda is a wonderful host. Communication prior to our stay made us feel extremely comfortable and welcome. She provided breakfast provisions upon our arrival and friendly, attentive communication throughout our stay. Could not have asked for more.
We would definitely stay here again!
We had a great time in Linda's place! It had everything we needed and the snacks and wine were a nice surprise. Great location, we could easily walk to many restaurants. Would definitely recommend!
I had a wonderful 4 night stay in Linda’s beautiful and cozy apartment in the heart of the Castro. Check-in was easy as I met Linda’s son Reggie who was on site when I arrived; he gave me the key and a quick tour of the place, answering any questions I had. The apartment was immaculately clean and was perfectly laid out, with a cozy living area consisting of a comfy couch, coffee table, small dining table and chairs and a working wood fireplace (too warm to use this time of year). The bedroom can be closed off using pocket doors which were helpful when sleeping in late, as the morning sun streams through the windows.The bedroom had a fantastic wardrobe with plenty of drawer space and closet rods. The bed was so comfortable. The bathroom was great as well, with a clawfoot tub with ample hot water/good water pressure and lots of good quality bath towels & some great smelling bath gels/shampoos to use. The separate galley kitchen was a perfect size, well equipped & I used it each day to cook breakfast. Linda even provided some fruit, coffee, yogurt and some wine for me in the fridge for me upon my arrival, which was very kind of her! I truly enjoyed my stay here and exploring the neighborhood. I felt like a local! When my travels take me back to SF, I hope to be lucky enough to stay at Linda’s apartment again. It’s a fantastic place! Thanks Linda & Reggie!
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.
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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.