About this listing
Best location in SF. Walk to anywhere you want or take public transportation at your doorstep. This condo is a Gem. Our Reviews really say it all !! We also can arrange wine country excursions with private tasting room access.
Yes! the garaged parking spot is included!
Stylish Flat with Balcony overlooking Fillmore Street and inside a quiet Private Patio
Door downstairs opens up onto Fillmore Street Shopping/Dining District. 2 Blocks from JapanTown in Lower Pac Heights Neighborhood.
Modern Kitchen, Bathroom remodeled is AMAZING, see reviews!
Towels, Linens, and Bathroom Amenities included. Coffee,tea and fully stocked kitchen for cooking.
Wifi/Laundry Included in Unit
With Garage Parking
Bus picks up at door to go to union square and downtown (12 Min Trip) , or the Fillmore bus takes you over Pacific Heights into the Marina in 7 minutes (But it's a beautiful walk with the best picture spots of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and old Pac Heights mansions) I walk it a lot, about 20-30 mins to Crissy Field, great work-out, especially the Fillmore Steps!!!
You will have 30+ restaurants to choose from in walking distance on Fillmore Street and some of the best take out / delivery in town. Molly Stones the grocery store is 3 blocks away on Fillmore/California St. There is a corner store across the street on Fillmore/Sutter that sells breakfast food and a wine shop. But the French Bakery on Fillmore/Bush has fresh bakery items in the morning. Boulange on Pine street is worth the 3 blocks, but you'll never be the same ;)
The Kabuki Spa is 2 blocks away, also the Sundance Independent Movie Theater and International Film Fest Cinema.
Come explore, you'll love it!!
Interaction with Guests
I'm easy to reach via text, email and phone.
This is a classic SF neighborhood with a feeling of Europe. Tree lined street with shops and restaurants with food from any culture you can name! It's hard to leave this neighborhood but if you do transportation is everywhere although we use Uber the most. We leave the car parked and Uber while in the city, but the garage offers a quick getaway when you want to venture to the Napa Valley, Santa Cruz, Tahoe , Yosemite or our favorite Big Sur.
Yes the bus stops right at the front door
Small dogs considered on case-by-case bases w/ $80 for upholstery cleaning
Please no large parties
Please let the garage door close completely before you drive away. Do not leave any valuables in your car.
Please don't discuss Airbnb with any of the neighbors. The HOA is not friendly towards Airbnb. Please say that you are a long term renter. If they say how long just tell them you are staying over 30days and they shouldn't have anymore questions. Only one neighbor is nosey, our apologies for her. She lives in unit 317.
You won't find a more gracious and conscientious host than Marin. She is an absolute PRO at taking care of every detail and making sure everything is perfect during your stay. We were welcomed with wine and all sorts of information on the area including her favorite local restaurants. Any issues we had were immediately attended to with the utmost respect and care. Fantastic neighborhood with tons of shopping and food right outside your door. The bed is on the small side and you will definitely hear the upstairs neighbors. Anyone with mobility issues should be aware that there are a fair amount of stairs leading into the apartment. The private patio outside the unit is sheer heaven, especially if you like to see hummingbirds and be surrounded by a gorgeous garden of green. Lush plants and trees in the middle of the city - so peaceful!
We had a wonderful time staying at Marin's place on Fillmore Street. The location is absolutely amazing with many great restaurants within walking distance. Public transport was also convenient so pretty much the only time we needed to take the car out was to leave the city. My wife and I both fell in love with the area and will be looking for accommodations there in the future.
The apartment itself is very nice as well. It is well designed to make use of the space. We had a couple of hiccups with all of the lightbulbs in the house turning off within days of each other but Marin handled it.
The parking spot was a lifesaver too and there was a tiny patch for dogs to relieve themselves just around the corner.
All in all we had a wonderful stay and wish the apartment had availability for longer because we would have loved to stay there for a few more months!
My husband and I had a fabulous stay at Marin's apartment. The location is perfect, with many restaurants within a 4 block walk, close proximity to the Kabuki theater and a Safeway. The rental definitely lends itself more to long term stays as it feels more as if you are staying in a home rather than a hotel, and has all the amenities needed for a longer stay (large closet, good knives, beautiful kitchen, parking, washer/dryer). I would definitely recommend!
My husband and I spent one month at the Balcony on Fillmore. Our host Marin couldn't have been more accommodating . She was responsive and helpful with all our questions. The location of this apartment is fantastic. We had access to dozens of eateries,movies,shopping sightseeing venues etc. We even had the luxury of a garage. If we chose not to use our car public transport was literally out the door. Fabulous location with the convenience of kitchen washer dryer etc
Great apartment - fantastic location and free parking! What a deal... Worked out great for me as I was there for a business conference
Marin was a fabulous host and made us feel extremely welcome during the entire process from start to finish. The place was absolutely AMAZING! The location is incredible, in our opinion you are pretty much staying on the best street in San Francisco with all the amenities you could ever need, incredible food places a few steps away (Roostertail, Pizza Inferno, Elite Cafe, Bunmee, Roam Burger). The bus stop is actually right outside and makes transport very easy! If you have a car this place could not be better as you have very safe and easy underground parking which is so useful in this city. The place itself is absolutely fantastic with a really comfortable sofa, a big TV, a great comfortable bed and an amazing shower. Balcony onto Fillmore street was so nice to sit on and watch the world go by. Marin went way beyond the call of duty when there was a small problem where her cleaning company had let her down and she drove all the way from her Napa family vacation to get everything sorted out for us so we were happy and comfortable for the labour day weekend. Wow it obviously means a lot to her that her guests are completely set up and comfortable in the apartment. So impressed and grateful. Thank you so much Marin! If you are going to come to San Francisco we would recommend you look nowhere else. We would definitely stay here again.
Marin's flat was perfect in every respect : ideally located in one of the nicest neighbourhoods of San Francisco (central, animated AND safe, which is clearly not the case everywhere), tastefully decorated, spacious (we were three : two sisters in the bedroom, and our father in the livingroom sofa) and absolutely spotless ! The garage spot is a great asset (unbelievably precious in the general parking hell that is this city) !
We did not meet Marin in person, but she was very available by messages. We got the (email hidden) downstairs without problems (nice beer halt, by the way).
We tried and approved several of her restaurant recommendations one or two blocks away from the flat : "SPQR" is exceptional for a sophisticated, creative, italian-inspired and very very tasty dinner ; "The Grove" for a great brunch.
We heartily recommend Marin's place !
L'appartement de Marin est parfait à tous points de vue : emplacement idéal dans l'un des quartiers les plus agréables de San Francisco (animé mais sûr - ce qui n'est pas le cas partout...), décoré avec goût, spacieux (on était à trois, deux sœurs dans la chambre, notre père dans le canapé du salon) et impeccablement propre ! La place de garage est un atout non négligeable si on est en voiture (se garer à SF est un enfer) !
Nous n'avons pas rencontré Marin en personne, mais l'échange par messages interposés s'est déroulé sans souci. On a pu récupérer les clefs au bar du rez-de-chaussée et boire une bière au passage.
Ses recommandations gastronomiques (que nous avons eu la bonne idée de suivre) étaient un régal, juste à côté de la maison : "SPQR", d'inspiration italienne, créatif, savoureux, pour un EXCELLENT dîner ; "The Grove" pour un petit-déjeuner copieux (très très bon chai tea latte), de quoi aller gravir les rues en pente non loin...
L'appartement de Marin : à recommander sans hésitation !
About the Host, Marin
I'm 35 yr old marketing consultant for banking and technology clients but am also a licensed sommelier. I have been renting my place out in San Francisco for three years on Airbnb and as you can see have had many wonderful guests that have loved my place.
In my former life I use to work in hospitality on yachts in the South of France. I managed the interiors and worked as a Sommelier. During your stay I will make sure the house is picture perfect and has all the amenities for you stay as well as culinary suggestions. What is special about your stay at the Fillmore House is that is comes with a customized itinerary to the Napa Valley Wine Region should you wish to visit.
The house is decorated from my trips to 36 different countries and treasures from spending 3 years in Europe.
The Fillmore house is a total Gem, you will be super cozy and love being able to walk right out the door to wine bars, top restaurants, Kabuki Spa, Sundance Theaters, and the best shops in SF!! It's a great neighborhood, but you probably already know that :) !!
The bus picks up right in front of the door and is a straight shot to Union Square and Financial district (12 Mins). Also in front of door on opposite street is the Fillmore Bus that takes you to the Marina (10 mins) just up and over the hill where there are the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. You really are in the middle of everything, but on a tree lined street that is a favorite neighborhood of all SF Locals. It has a very european feel but with the flavor only California has!