Come stay in our huge (1300 sq ft) apartment right by the waterfront. Right next to all the great tourist hot spots, the apartment is ideal for seeing the city. 2 feet from our doorstep you can see Alcatraz in plain view and 5 steps away you can hop on the iconic Hyde/Powell cable car. Within 5 minutes walk to some of the most popular and photogenic spots in SF. Within 5 minutes from Pier 39, Beach street, Ghiradelli Square, Lombard Street, Fort Mason, & North Beach. Why pay $300+ a night at a hotel when you rent our entire 3 bed/3 bath for the same price?
Walk Score: 91 "Walkers Paradise"
Of special interest to our summer 2013 visitors: We're only about 1.5 blocks from the wharf and less than 5 minutes walk from Marina green / Fort Mason / Crissy Field which means you'll be in the perfect spot for all of the Americas Cup action. You can easily view the action by walking a block to the waterfront and enjoying the waterfront park.
The apartment is sunny, spacious, and warm. You'll have the entire space all to yourself. Classically San Franciscan, the building was built a little over 100 years ago after the Great Quake. The entire 2bdrm/2 bath apartment was just completely renovated last month. Brand new kitchen counter tops, tiles, dark hardwood floors, intercom system, back patio, custom cabinetry, new refrigerator, central heating, and with huge windows. From our 25 x 13 foot living room you watch the cable cars clatter by or hang out in the grass and listen to the ocean waves a block from our front door.
We've now purchased a monthly parking spot free for our guests! Cheapest parking around is otherwise $40 / night.
Conveniently located near:
.5 block to major bus stops for the #47, #49, & #30 buses
.5 block to the Hyde / Powell Cable car stops (skip the lines)
1 block from Ghiradelli square
1 block to a dry cleaner
2 blocks to major ferry ports Pier 39/40 for Alcatraz, Angel Island, rocket boats, pleasure cruises, North Bay, and of course the sea lions.
2 blocks to Beach street and the cites best clam chowder/ street performers
3 blocks the famous Lombard street
2 blocks to Walgreens (open late).
3 blocks to Safeway, Trader Joes for any groceries you need.
3 blocks to Fort Mason park and the Fort Mason Center
3 blocks from Polk Street
3 blocks from the Alice marble tennis courts
3 blocks to the quirky "F car" street car that runs along the entire Embarcadero.
4 blocks from
5 minute walk to Marina Green and the Marina district
5 minute walk to Union Street
5 minute walk to a 24 hour fitness (we can help you get a guest pass)
8 minute walk to the buzzing neighborhood of North Beach & Coit Tower
10 minute walk to Grant street and China town.
Easy access by bus to the Presidio park and the GG bridge.
Take the cable car in front of the apartment into Union Square
Right next to UPS and a brief walk to the post office
Hotels across the street from us charge at least $300 a night!
If there is anything you need to help make your stay easier just let me know. I can gladly pick up any food, prepaid phones, or prepaid transit tickets that you'll need beforehand. Any groceries you think you'll need also just let me know. If you forget we're always within a 5 minute walk to a Safeway or a Trader Joes. Our kitchen is pretty stocked with the basics and you are free to use any of the utensils/spaces as you please. Morning people are free enjoy any of the breakfast cereals/muffins that we have and any of our delicious Kona coffee as well.
Our kitchen has all the standard equipment including a french press, microwave, full oven, gas stovetops, rice cooker, toaster oven, garbage disposal, dishwasher, and a set of Ninja blenders.
If you're looking to workout we can help you get a guest pass to the 24 hour fitness thats close by. Similarly we have cityshare/zipcar accounts if you're interested in renting a car for the day. There is pretty easy street parking on our street and surrounding areas. If you need restaurant/activity recommendations just ask and we'll point you in the right direction. Similarly we can help you if you're interested in seeing Napa Valley and organizing a day trip around it. A point about visiting Alcatraz: a lot of people don't realize this but you need to make reservations well in advance in order to go. We're mere blocks from where the ships leave once you do make your reservation.
Every Sunday there is an awesome farmers market at Fort Mason about 5 minutes away. On Fridays in the same spot there is the wildly popular Off The Grid food truck extravaganza in the same location.
Smokers are welcome but you'll need to use the back deck. If you have pets please mention them in your message and I'll see if we can accommodate. We're generally pet friendly. We're pretty flexible on check in/check out as long as you let us know in advance. You're also welcome to use our back patio and grill set as you please (picnic table will be coming soon). There is coin laundry on the premises.
Send me a message and I'll always respond within a half day (usually sooner.) We'd love to have you.
Had a great time staying at Evan's apartment in SF. As a Bay Area resident and someone who is in the City 2-3 times a week the best advice I can give you is location, location, location. This spot is located walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach and the Marina. If you want to head to Union Square or Market St then just hop of the Hyde St trolley which basically loads at your doorsteps.
Evan was a great host who had a stocked fridge and offered it all to us. Even better than that Evan let our check in/out be as flexible as we needed so the wife and I were able to relax on our check out day till nearly 5pm.
Thanks for the great stay Evan!
Just like the rest of the reviews this place is great. You'd be hard pressed to find a place with a better location. Evan and Justin were both very helpful and had great communication.
Great location and setup. We used all three bedrooms and made breakfast in the very nice kitchen every day. Recommend highly!
We had a great stay at Evan'a place on Hyde. We used it for a family reunion for Thanksgiving, and hosted 11 for dinner. Apps in the backyard and turkey in the large living room. Lost of space but we had to improvise on the table.
Perfect location to visit the wharf and the bay in general. Walk to the Buena Vista Cafe, Aquatics Park and Greens. This is our second Airbnb in San Francisco and both have been great.
Our stay was awesome. This place has the greatest location and was very comfortable. Evan and Justin were very accommodating. I would highly recommend their place.
Evan was amazingly accommodating (even though my flight arrived a bit late) and knew so many cool things to do in the city and great places to eat. It made our visit so much better!
The apartment was beautifully decorated, very clean, and was in the perfect spot to explore the city. We found it super easy to get around - the apartment is within a block of Fisherman's Wharf, and just a 15 minute walk from the Marina, Lombard street (which was so cool!), Fort Mason park, and Nob Hill. Plus, you can see Alcatraz from the front of the house! Parking is also available which was really convenient.
My favorite part of the apartment was the back patio where the 5 of us hung out and shared a glass of Napa red wine that Evan was kind enough to provide. The weather was perfect, which made sitting outside a real treat.
Overall, this was a fantastic apartment in an amazing location with a great host. Our group of friends had a great time staying while in San Francisco and hope to be back!
Staying with Evan was really enjoyable. The pictures were realistic and helped us anticipate what we were getting into. Staying in this area was ideal for what we wanted to do. Fisherman's Wharf was a quick walk down the hill and it didn't take us long to get to Evan's place from the airport.
The hosts were really accessible and willing to help accommodate the varied needs of my group of 7. My texts were always answered promptly.
Staying at Evan's was much cheaper than getting hotel rooms for 7 people. If / when we come back to San Francisco, we'll definitely be staying at Evan's place again.
There is not too much to add to what the other reviewers said: the location is just great, it's THE perfect base to explore San Francisco. (note: the parking spot is a big extra plus, given how difficult/expensive parking in SF is)
We stayed with 5 people, and it was more than enough room for us.
Evan, please reserve the spot for our next visit to SF! ;-)
Dynamite stay.... the place was exactly as advertised , perfect location, clean and spacious. I dealt with Evan as well as Justin , responses were immediate and helpful , we could not have enjoyed the place and our stay in San Francisco any more...thanks very much guys....July 29th,2013.