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.
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.
Stephen is a very gracious host. His attention to details and his warm welcome makes it one of the most pleasant experience when traveling, a home away from home. The apt is spacious, well appointed, in a very convenient location within walking distance to the BART. The neighborhood is pleasantly quiet, and some of the small nearby shops and restaurants are certainly great to have around. Highly recommend it on all fronts.
This is a wonderful place at a terrific location! The host made us feel welcome by personally greeting us (and allowing us to check in a few hours before the check in time) and then leaving us nice surprise treats (wine, bread, cheese, etc.) throughout our stay.
This is a quiet spot a short walk (under 10 min) from a central area with restaurants and Glen Park BART stop.
The flat is tidy and the kitchen is well equipped with all of the essentials.
I stayed at Maison Swiss with a colleague for one week - it was the perfect place to stay while on a work trip. The flat is comfortable, clean, and quiet. Stephen is the ideal airbnb host - he's thoughtful and accommodating. The surrounding neighborhood of Glen Park was even lovelier than I had imagined from other reviews. I look forward to returning here in the future. Thank you Stephen!
Stephen is a gracious and generous host. He has provided food and drink for us as well as an array of toiletries. Maison Swiss has a very nice living room, and the space is safe for little children.
This apartment was in a great location in a wonderfully walkable neighborhood. It had everything we needed and was really comfortable. We'd definitely come back! Thank you, Stephen!
Good apartment in a great location. Very easy to get to downtown SF with local shops, restaurants and station. Free parking is a bonus. Apartment was as advertised. Photos were accurate and the crib and stair gates were a nice touch for families.
Stephen was a great host. There when we arrived and full of info for the local area. On hand when required but left enough space as well for when we were relaxing after a long day.
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.