About this listing
We're located in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood, just a stone's throw from a BART subway station, and minutes from Freeways 280 and 101.
MAISON SWISS is a bright, modern and beautifully decorated upstairs flat, with 2-bedrooms, 1-bath/ shower. The flat comfortably sleeps 4 persons, with a queen-sized bed in the master bedroom, and double in the other. And because nights can get chilly here in SF, we have down comforters to keep you cozy- warm.
The fully equipped kitchen has all new appliances: Bosch range, fridge, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, dishwasher— everything you’ll need to prepare a whole meal or just make toast and coffee for breakfast.
The living-room is a cozy place to read, watch TV, or just relax. You'll love sitting on the window seat with a cup of coffee and a book— it's like being up in the tree tops.
There's WiFi, cable-TV. Other amenities include hairdryer, sawing kit, electric iron, and twin air bed.
BABY FRIENDLY: Also available is a Pac 'n Play baby cot, baby gate and stuff to baby-proof the apartment. We love our baby guests!
LOCATION/LOCATION/LOCATION: Maison Swiss is situated in one of the most convenient spots for getting to any of the city sites, and it's the best and fastest gateway to the Peninsula. If you're commuting down to Silicon Valley, it's one of the best locations to be, which is why so many people who work for tech companies like Apple, Oracle and Genentech choose to live here in Glen Park. We’re just off Freeways 280 and 101, and far enough South to avoid a lot of the rush hour traffic..
Oh yeah, and there's plenty of free street parking.
But you don't really need a car if your going to be touring the City. Glen Park subway station is just a few minutes walk from the flat. On BART it's a 12 minute ride downtown to the Convention Center, the museums, Union Square, the Ferry Terminal and shopping! It’s a direct, 20-minute BART ride to or from San Francisco International Airport. It's 45 minutes to Berkeley in the East Bay.
At the BART station, there's also a MUNI stop (The "J Church") which will take you to neighborhoods like Noe Valley and The Castro.
Also at the BART station, you can catch the #44 Bus that that delivers you directly into Golden Gate Park in under 20 minutes. The 44 stops right in front of the California Academy of Sciences, the de Young Art Museum, and the Japanese Tea Garden. Now how convenient is that?
A GREAT BREAKFAST IS PROVIDED:
The flat is well stocked with Bello's ground coffee, and an assortment of teas. Typically, there's toast and bagels provided for breakfast. When you book the flat, let me know if there's anything special you want me to get, like soy milk, etc.
GLEN PARK is really like a charming little village in the very center of the city. There are a variety of really good restaurants, from our authentic French bistro, Le P'tit Laurent, American fare at Chenery Park, Gialina Pizzeria, La Corneta Taqueria, Eco Sushi, and Osha Thai restaurant.
For breakfast, try Destination Bakery for fresh brioche, Tyger's Coffee Shop, or my favorite, Higher Grounds, where they serve amazing crepes.
The village has a great independent bookstore, the Bird & Beckett, and there’s live jazz on Friday and Sunday nights.
There’s a terrific gourmet supermarket, Canyon Market (see photos). Finally, the Village has its very own Farmer's Market on Sundays, selling local produce from farms all over the Bay Area. Yummmm!
GLEN CANYON PARK: Just one block from the flat is Glen Canyon Park. Unlike any other park in the City, it is situated in a rustic canyon, with 70 acres of bucolic, walking trails along Islais Creek, or more challenging hikes up to the top of the Canyon. Folks come from all over the City for the birding, nature walks, and even rock-climbing.
Glen Canyon Park has a brand new children's playground, and tennis courts. There is also a recreation center with indoor basketball courts.
SAN FRANCISCO SHORT-TERM RENTAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: STMOOOOO17
Possession of a San Francisco Short-Term Rental Registration Certificate certifies that the registration certificate holder has agreed to comply with the terms of the San Francisco Short-Term Residential Rental Ordinance (San Francisco Administrative Code Section 41A). This ordinance does not require an inspection of the unit by the City for potential Building, Housing Fire, or other Code violations.
Entire upstairs area: Living room, 2 bedrooms, bath and fully equipped kitchen. I live on the premises downstairs off the garden. There's a washer/dryer down here, which is available. upon request.
Interaction with Guests
One of the great things about being an Airbnb host in San Francisco is meeting folks from all over the world. I love interacting with all my guests if they're up for it.
I know quite a bit about the city, and love to sit down with my guest and acquaint them about interest things to see, restaurants and tours. You only have to ask.
We have a motto here at MAISON SWISS.
"If you have any problem, , please tell me. If you enjoyed your stay, please tell a friend."
I live in the downstairs, garden apartment. I'm usually around, or always reachable by phone or text. So do not hesitate to contact me any time, and I'll make sure your problem is fixed.
•You've probably heard we're experiencing a drought here in California. We homeowners are being asked to reduce our water consumption by 20%. So you could really help by taking shorter showers. Also, only run the dishwasher when it fairly full of dishes.
•Could you remember to turn off the porch light.
•Make sure you latch the main gate when going out. Just pull it close and you'll hear a click.
•Occasionally, I'll need access to the flat for general maintenance, and to provide clean towels etc.
•Because of pet allergies, there are no pets allowed in the house.
•No smoking in the house.
Great location (quiet, close to BART & Muni, park, village, etc.), great host (very friendly & helpful), great apartment (clean, nice furnishings and decoration, excellent kitchen). I'd highly recommend this for a SF visit -- ideal for 2 couples.
Stephen was a great and warm host. We tried the restaurants he recommended and they were all delicious. The place was as described and had everything we needed. Very quiet location but still convenient. (He also has an impressive literature collection!)
Si vous êtes 4 et que vous cherchez l'emplacement idéal pour visiter San Francisco, alors il faut loger chez Stephen. C'est un hôte d'une grande gentillesse, qui a pris le temps de nous faire découvrir son quartier et qui s'est rendu disponible à toutes nos demandes.
La maison est très sympa, d'une propreté impeccable, décorée avec goût et bien équipée. Elle affiche surtout le charme que l'on attend d'un logement dans cette ville et se situe notamment dans une rue très en pente. Enfin il faut seulement 5 minutes pour accéder aux transports en commun et 12 minutes de plus pour atteindre le centre de SF c'est dont idéal.
We had great time at Stephen apartment , it's very nice and confortable.
Stephen was a great host , he gave useful information and suggestions.
The neighborhood is quite and really nice.
Stephen's place was great. Clean and comfortable and in a great location. Stephen was gracious and informed. He welcomed us the space and showed us around. He made great recommendations for places to eat and how to get around the city. My family and I really enjoyed our stay at Stephen's apartment and would stay there again in the future!
Stephen was very welcoming. He met us as arranged and was patient with our late arrival due to slow procedures at the airport. He showed us around the lovely apartment and suggested places to visit. He even took us down to the local supermarket and was available when we needed his advice. The apartment lived up to our expectations, was tasteful, comfortable and had a very well equipped kitchen. The location was perfect- in a nice and peaceful part of the city, but close to transport links. We couldn't have asked for anything more.
The flat was spacious, well-appointed, and conveniently located. We were away from the main (touristy) parts of downtown, but very close to BART and MUNI lines for easy access to everything. This is in a beautiful residential area. Stephen was an accessible and gracious host with tips on getting around as well as things to see and do (in Glen Park as well as throughout the city). I wish our stay had been longer. Comfortable and lovely beds, great kitchen with good coffee, a living room/library with cool breezes...I hope to return soon.
About the Host, Stephen
I'm a recovering New Yorker who's enjoying his retirement here in beautiful SF.
In my lifetime, I've live in many cities around the world: I can honestly say San Francisco is the greatest of all of them.
One of my great pleasures in becoming a Airbnb host is helping people discover my City By The Bay, ocean and Silicon Valley.