About This Listing
*Premium Cable TV
*Nicely Equipped Kitchen
*Private Deck w/ View
*Washer/Dryer in building
INTRODUCTION: This bright, quiet one-bedroom apartment is located right in the heart of picturesque Noe (No-ee) Valley. This well-appointed stylish accommodation is perfect as an executive apartment or longer-term vacation rental (32 day minimum signed lease and photo ID required upon arrival). It is clean, secure, smoke-free and pet & eco-friendly. Call for availability and reservations.
SIZE & LAYOUT: Tucked away from the street noise, this one-bedroom unit is about the size of a hotel suite. Its open kitchen and bright living area adjoins a large private deck with outstanding panoramic views. A separate bedroom adjoins the living area. It has a private full size bath and there are no stairs to climb.
BUSINESS AMENITIES: Secured high-speed wireless internet is included in the rent. A shared laser printer/copier/scanner/fax machine is also connected to the network. Your own private phone line with unlimited domestic long distance calls and two cordless phones are also included (international calls require your own calling card). “3G” & “4G” cell phone reception is excellent.
ENTERTAINMENT: A 42” flat-screen HDTV, equipped with a DVD/CD player and cable box is installed. Local & premium cable channels plus many free on-demand programs and more are available, free of charge. An I-pod compatible stereo alarm clock is also provided in the bedroom.
STYLISH FURNISHINGS: A breakfast bar with bar stools, twin lounge chairs, coffee table, entertainment console with a wide-screen HDTV, queen-size bed with nightstands, dresser and work desk & chair are tastefully arranged. Elegant, contemporary wall hangings and area rugs enhance the space’s ambience.
PRIVATE DECK: You’ll enjoy exclusive use of your own spacious wood deck with panoramic views of the city, the bay and the neighborhood gardens below. You will find that this space can be a tranquil sanctuary in the middle of the bustling city. Deck furniture includes a gas BBQ, chaise lounge and a patio bistro set.
FULLY EQUIPPED MODERN KITCHEN: New granite countertops, sink with disposal, full-size gas stove & oven, refrigerator/freezer, coffee maker, microwave and toaster-oven are installed. Kitchen utensils, dishes, glassware, flatware and cookware also provided.
SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS: You’ll have sweet dreams on the queen-sized “Simmons Beauty-Rest” mattress with high thread-count cotton sheets.
PRIVATE BATH: Full size tub/shower with glass enclosure is installed. All cotton bath towels are provided.
SEPARATE SHARED LAUNDRY ROOM: A modern washer/gas dryer, utility sink and iron with ironing board are included.
PET-FRIENDLY: Your quiet, friendly dog (under 60 pounds) or cat is welcomed. Large, lockable doggy doors lead to the backyard for safe 24/7 pet relief and we will take care of any backyard clean-up. (Backyard is restricted to pets only.) An enclosed kitty litter box is also available for your cat’s use. A doggy/kitty-cat bed is also provided for your pet.
ECO-FRIENDLY: This apartment is equipped with roof-top electric solar panels, renewable bamboo wood floors & ipe wood decks, environmentally friendly insulation, energy conserving compact fluorescent light bulbs, motion activated switches, energy-saving appliances, water-conserving toilets & shower heads, a new large-capacity gas-saving water heater and a new high-efficiency central-air heater with a smart thermostat.
Guests have access to their own private unit & private deck as well as the shared laundry room. Guests do not have access to the garage or driveway. The garden is off limits to human guests, but their dog or cat may access it to relieve themselves or to simply lounge outside.
Interaction with Guests
We typically try to meet with each guest once during their stay. If we are unable to meet with them personally, we will phone to ensure guest satisfaction.
LOCAL CONVENIENCES: A “Whole Foods” super-market is a four-minute walk away. Additionally, a convenience store is within a baseball throw from the house, as is a dry cleaning/laundry business. Numerous banks and real-estate agencies are also close-by.
WALKING: We recommend exploring Noe Valley on foot (WalkScore of 97 out of 100; see “Walker's Paradise”). Noe Valley is a safe, well-lit, police patrolled, up-scale neighborhood that is pedestrian friendly. Loads of charming, eye-popping Victorian homes that escaped the fire of 1906 adorn the neighborhood.
FITNESS & BICYCLING: Two local fitness clubs are right around the corner and Castro’s fully equipped two-story gym is a short streetcar ride away. Bicycle rentals are just down the street.
TOURISM: There is no shortage of things to see and do in San Francisco and the greater bay area. We will provide maps and tourist information for you on request and we would be delighted to answer any questions, provide directions or supply insider’s tips on having fun here in the “city by the bay.” Together, we have over forty years of combined living experience here in town and we are happy to share it with you.
TRANSIT & PARKING: We are just steps away from the Muni streetcars (J & F-lines) and busses (48-line), the Genentech & (website hidden) shuttle coaches and a ten minute walk to BART (24th St Station) and the 24 bus line. This makes getting around town a breeze without a car. Street parking is also available.
Rental Agreement for the
“City View Suite” (a One-Bedroom Furnished Apartment)
located at ______________________________________
This Rental Agreement and/or Lease shall evidence the complete terms and conditions under which the parties whose signatures appear below have agreed. Landlord/Lessor/Agent ______________________________________ shall be referred to as “Landlord” and Occupant(s)/Lessee(s) _____________________________________ shall be referred to as “Occupant.” As consideration for this agreement, Landlord agrees to rent/lease to Occupant and Occupant agrees to rent/lease from Landlord for use SOLELY AS A PRIVATE DWELLING for a duration of 32 days or more, the premises known as the “City View Suite” (a one-bedroom furnished apartment) located at _________________________________
TERMS: This agreement shall commence on ______________________, 20_________ and continue until ______________________, 20_______ as a leasehold. This apartment is a dwelling unit and therefore will not be leased or occupied for less than 32 days per Occupant(s). After the lease period has passed, all remaining terms of this agreement shall remain in force and the tenancy shall become month-to-month. If Occupant should move from the premises prior to the expiration of the lease period, he/she shall be liable for all rent due until such time that the apartment is occupied by an Landlord approved paying Occupant and/or expiration of said time period, but not less than 32 days from the commencement of this lease, whichever period is shorter.
PAYMENT POLICY: Leases require payment in full in order to reserve this unit for the first 32 days using a MasterCard, Visa or e-check through the leasing agency you have selected. Paper checks there after are acceptable providing they clear. Monthly rent checks must be received 14 days prior the ______ of each month. After the initial payment through your leasing agency, your check payment may be delivered to ________________________________ ______________________________ . Your monthly rent for this unit is $___________. Partial months rent are prorated based on a 30-day month. Your prorated nightly rate is $________. A late fee of $100 shall be added to any payment of rent not made before five day(s) after the due date or for which a deficient (bounced) check shall have been given
CLEANING FEE: A non-refundable cleaning fee is required for all stays and must be paid at the time of booking of $_____.
INSURANCE PREMIUM: Either a refundable security deposit of $___________ or a non-refundable insurance fee of $__________ or a combination of the two is required prior to accepting occupancy, as selected by the Landlord.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations are handled in accordance with the leasing agency you have selected.
DESIGNATED/SIGNED Occupant(s) ONLY: Only those Occupants who have signed this lease are allowed to stay overnight at the “City View Suite.” One additional unsigned guest of the Occupant’s is limited to one overnight stay. Occupants that have not signed this lease staying over 14 days cumulative or longer during any 12-month period, without the Landlord’s written consent, shall be considered a breach of this agreement. ONLY the following listed individuals and/or animals, AND NO OTHERS shall occupy the subject apartment for more than 14 days unless the expressed written consent of Landlord obtained in advance: (_______________________________________________________________________________________________) Occupant shall not assign or sublease the Property or permit the use of any portion of the Property by other persons who are not family members or persons listed in this agreement.
CONDITION AND USE OF PROPERTY: The Property is provided in “as is” condition. Landlord shall use its best efforts to ensure the operation of all amenities in the Property, such as internet access, satellite or cable TV access or fireplaces, etc. as applicable. Landlord shall not be held responsible for such items failure to work, but will make every effort to correct any issues as reported as quickly as possible. Occupant acknowledges that use of amenities such as fireplaces, decks, and the like may be potentially dangerous and involve potential risks if improperly used, particularly with regard to children and such use is at the Occupant’s own risk. Occupant shall use the Property for dwelling purposes only and in a careful manner to prevent any damage or loss to the Property and keep the Property in clean and sanitary condition at all times. Occupant and any additional permitted Occupants shall refrain from loud noise and shall not disturb, annoy, endanger, or inconvenience neighbors, nor shall Occupant use the Property for any offensive or unlawful purposes, nor violate any law, association rules or ordinance, nor commit waste or nuisance on or about the Property.
CONDITION OF PREMISES: Occupant(s) acknowledges that he has examined the premises and that said premises, all furnishings, fixtures, furniture, plumbing, heating, electrical facilities, all items listed on the attached inventory sheet and or photographs, if any, and/or all other items provided by Landlord are all clean, and in good satisfactory condition except as may be indicated elsewhere in this Agreement. Occupant(s) agrees to keep the premises and all items in good order and condition and to immediately pay for costs to repair and/or replace any portion of the above damaged by Occupant(s), his guests and/or invitees, except as provided by law. At the termination of this Agreement, all of the above-enumerated items in this provision shall be returned to Landlord in clean and good condition except for reasonable wear and tear; the premises shall be free of all personal property; trash not belonging to Landlord. It is agreed that all dirt, holes, tears, burns, or stains of any size or amount in the carpets, drapes, walls, fixtures, and/or any other part of the premises, do not constitute reasonable wear and tear.
MAINTENANCE AND ALTERATIONS: Occupant(s) shall not paint, wallpaper, alter or redecorate, change or install locks, install antenna or other equipment, screws, fastening devices, excessively large nails, or adhesive materials, place signs, displays, or other exhibits, on or in any portion of the premises without the written consent of the Landlord except as may be provided by law. Occupant(s) shall deposit all garbage and waste in a clean and sanitary manner into the proper receptacles as provided and shall cooperate in keeping the garbage area neat and clean. Occupant(s) shall be responsible for disposing of items of such size or nature as is not normally acceptable by the garbage hauler for the building. Occupant(s) shall be responsible for keeping the garbage disposal clean of chicken bones, toothpicks, match sticks, celery, pits, grease, metal vegetable ties, and all other items that may tend to cause stoppage of the mechanism. Occupant(s) shall pay for the cleaning out of any plumbing fixture that may need to be cleared of stoppage and for the expense or damage caused by the stopping of waste pipes or overflow from bathtubs, washbasins, toilets, or sinks, if caused by negligence or misuse by Occupant(s) or their guests. Occupant must notify landlord with a written notice stating what item(s) need service or repair and give landlord a reasonable opportunity to service or repair that item(s). Should any charges be incurred by the City as a result of not notifying the Landlord in writing of such needed service or repairs, Occupant shall be responsible for a minimum of $200 for each occurrence.
SMOKE DETECTOR: The rental unit is equipped with properly functioning smoke detectors. Occupant(s) agrees to test the smoke detectors in the rental unit monthly for proper function. Occupant(s) agrees not to interfere with their normal function or disable the smoke detectors in any manner.
HOUSE AND LAUNDRY RULES: Occupant(s) shall comply with all house, pet, and laundry rules, which may be changed from time to time. These rules shall apply to, but are not limited to, noise, odors, disposal of trash, pets, parking, use of common areas, and storage of toys, bicycles, tools, and other personal items (including signs and laundry), which must be kept inside and out of view. Landlord shall not be liable to Occupant(s) for any violation of such rules by any other Occupant(s)S or persons.
DEFAULT: If Occupant should fail to comply with the conditions and obligations of this Agreement, Occupant shall surrender the Property, remove all Occupant’s property and belongings and leave the Property in good order and free of damage. No refund of any portion of the Total Rental Fee shall be made and if any legal action is necessary, the prevailing party shall be entitled to reimbursement from the other party for all costs incurred.
RISK OF LOSS AND INDEMNIFICATION: Occupant agrees that all personal property, furnishings, personal affects and other items brought into the Property by Occupant or their permitted Occupants and visitors shall be at the sole risk of Occupant with regard to any theft, damage, destruction or other loss and Landlord shall not be responsible or liable for any reason whatsoever. Occupant hereby covenants and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Landlord and their agents, Landlord’s successors, employees and contractors from and against any costs, damages, liabilities, claims, legal fees and other actions for any damages, costs, attorneys fees incurred by Occupant, permitted Occupants, visitors or agents, representatives or successors of Occupant due to any claims relating to destruction of property or injury to persons or loss of life sustained by Occupant or family and visitors of Occupant in or about the Property and Occupant expressly agrees to save and hold Landlord harmless in all such cases.
UTILITIES: All utilities (water, gas, recycling & trash, electric, domestic phone charges and cable TV as advertised) are included in the rent. Excessive water, electric, gas, international telephone charges or pay-per-view cable TV charges will be paid by the Occupant. Excessive use is defined as 10% increased utility usage from same month of the previous year.
PARKING/STORAGE: Automobile parking or storage is not provided to the Occupant under the terms of this lease. The Occupant is responsible for all parking fines and violations that he/she may incur. Occupant may not store household goods outside of the unit, such as the back deck or common areas (i.e. hallways or laundry room).
QUIET HOURS: Between the hours of ten o’clock PM and eight o’clock AM, noise must be kept to a normal conversational level. Your neighbors not only live and sleep on either side of your apartment, but also below your apartment. Although we have gone to extra lengths to sound insulate the apartment, nothing is fool proof. Your conscientious courtesy will be greatly appreciated by your neighbors.
LOITERING AND PLAY: Lounging, playing, or unnecessary loitering in the halls, on the front steps, or in the common areas in such a way as to interfere with the free use and enjoyment, passage or convenience of another Occupant(s) is prohibited.
PETS: No animal, fowl, fish, reptile, and/or pet of any kind shall be kept on or about the premises, for any amount of time, without obtaining the prior written consent and meeting the requirements of the Landlord. Although your quiet/friendly/housebroken cat or dog (under 60 pounds) is welcomed at the “City View Suite”, we must insist that incessantly noisy, ill-behaved or intimidating pets be left at home. Also, you will be held financially responsible for any damage (such as chewing/clawing marks and pee/poop accidents) caused by your pet during your stay.
GARDEN/BACKYARD: The garden/backyard is off-limits to Occupants, although your pet may use it to relieve itself via doggy-doors. The door that leads to the garden/backyard is for emergency use only and an alarm will sound when it is opened.
SMOKING: The “City View Suite” is a smoke-free apartment to ensure a safe and healthy living environment. Smoking is not permitted inside the building. But, if you do wish to smoke, you may step out to on to your private deck to do so. An ashtray is available for your use.
FIRE PROCEDURES: Your safety is our paramount concern. Your apartment has an ABC fire extinguisher in the kitchen, garage and laundry room. Familiarity with its use is critical for the safety of everyone. In the unlikely event that you encounter a fire and you cannot easily contain a fire using the extinguisher, you must egress the building immediately. Once you are safely away from the fire, call 911 and report the fire, then call the Landlord, as there may be other occupants still in the building. Remember: never use water on a grease fire and never return to a burning building until the fire marshal give the OK. The risk of fire in San Francisco is why candle burning/smoking in not allowed inside the building.
GENERAL PROVISIONS: This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties with regard to the rental of the Property, and any changes, amendments or modifications hereof shall be void unless the same are in writing and signed by both the Occupant and the Landlord. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California. The words “Landlord” and “Occupant” shall include their respective heirs, successors, representatives. The waiver or failure to enforce any breach or provision of this Agreement shall not be considered a waver of that or any other provision in any subsequent breach thereof. If any provision herein is held invalid, the remainder of the Agreement shall not be affected. Any notice required to be given under this Agreement shall be in writing and sent to the contact information included herein. This Agreement may be signed in one or more counterparts, each of which is an original, but taken together constitute one in the same instrument. Execution of a digital signature or initial payment of the rent shall be deemed a valid signature.
CHANGE OF TERMS: The terms and conditions of this agreement are subject to future change by Landlord after the expiration of the agreed lease period upon 30 days written notice setting forth such change and delivered to Occupant(s). Any changes are subject to laws in existence at the time of the Notice Of Change Of Terms.
TERMINATION: After expiration of the leasing period, this agreement is automatically renewed from month-to-month, but may be terminated by either party. The Landlord giving a 60-day notice and the Occupant(s) giving a 30-day written notice of intention to terminate. Where laws require “just cause,” such just cause shall be so stated on said notice. The premises shall be considered vacated only after all areas are clear of all Occupant(s)’S belongings, and keys and other property furnished for Occupant(s)’S use are returned to Landlord. Should the Occupant(s) hold over beyond the termination date or fail to vacate all possessions on or before the termination date, Occupant(s) shall be liable for additional rent and damages, which may include damages due to Landlord’s loss of prospective new Occupant(s)(S).
POSSESSION: If the Landlord is unable to deliver possession of the Apartment to the Occupant(s) on the agreed date, because of the loss or destruction of the Apartment or because of the failure of the prior Occupant(s) to vacate or for any other reason, the Occupant(s) and/or Landlord may immediately cancel and terminate this agreement upon written notice to the other party at their last known address, whereupon neither party shall have liability to the other, and any sums paid under this Agreement shall be refunded in full. If neither party cancels, this Agreement shall be pro-rated and begin on the date of actual possession.
INSURANCE: Occupant(s) acknowledges that Landlord’s insurance does not cover personal property damage caused by fire, theft, rain, war, acts of God, acts of others, and/or any other causes, nor shall Landlord be held liable for such losses. Occupant(s) IS HEREBY ADVISED TO OBTAIN HIS OWN INSURANCE POLICY TO COVER ANY PERSONAL LOSSES. This does not waive Landlord’S duty to prevent personal injury or property damage where that duty is imposed by law.
RIGHT OF ENTRY AND INSPECTION: Landlord or Landlord’s Agent by themselves or with others, may enter, inspect and/or repair the premises at any time in case of emergency or suspected abandonment. Landlord shall give 24 hours advance notice and may enter for the purpose of showing the premises during normal business hours to prospective Occupant(s), buyers, lenders, for smoke alarm inspections, and/or for normal inspection and repairs. Landlord is permitted to make all alterations, repairs and maintenance that in Landlord’s judgment is necessary to perform. In addition, Landlord has the right to enter pursuant to Civil Code Section 1954. If the work performed requires that Occupant(s) temporarily vacate the unit, then Occupant(s) shall vacate for this temporary period upon being served a 7-day notice by Landlord. Occupant(s) agrees that in such event Occupant(s) will be solely compensated by a corresponding reduction in the rent for those many days that Occupant(s) was temporarily displaced. No other compensation shall be offered to the Occupant(s). If the work to be performed requires the cooperation of the Occupant(s) to perform certain tasks, then Occupant(s) shall perform those tasks upon receiving a 24-hour written notice. (EXAMPLE: removing food items from cabinets so that the unit may be sprayed for pests.) Upon 24 hours notice, Occupant(s) hereby agrees to lend Landlord the keys to the premises for the purpose of having a duplicate made for Landlord’s (website hidden)’S FEES: If any legal action or proceeding be brought by either party to this agreement, the prevailing party shall be reimbursed for all reasonable attorney’s fees up to $5000 in addition to other damages awarded. Due to the fees that can be charged by attorneys, it is agreed by the parties that both sides will waive their right to a jury trial.
ABANDONMENT: California Civil Code Section 1951.2 shall govern Abandonment. If any rent has remained unpaid for 14 or more consecutive days and the Landlord has a reasonable belief of abandonment of the premises, Landlord shall give 18 days written notice to Occupant(s) at any place (including the rented premises) that Landlord has reason to believe Occupant(s) may receive said notice of Landlord’s intention to declare the premises abandoned. Occupant(s) failure to respond to said notice as required by law shall allow Landlord to reclaim the premises.
The undersigned Occupant(s) are jointly and severally responsible and liable for all obligations under this agreement and shall indemnify Landlord for liability caused by the actions (omission or commission) of Occupant(s), their guests and invitees.
CREDIT REPORTING: Pursuant to Section 1785.26 of the California Civil Code, as required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit history may be submitted to a credit reporting agency, if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligation. Occupant(s) expressly authorizes Landlor (including a collection agency) to obtain Occupant(s)’s consumer credit report, which Landlord may use if attempting to collect past due rent payments, late fees, or other charges from Occupant(s), both during the term of the Agreement and thereafter.
LEAD WARNING STATEMENT: Housing built before 1978 may contain lead-based paint. Lead from paint, paint chips and dust pose health hazards if not managed properly. Lead exposure is especially harmful to young children and pregnant women. Before renting pre-1978 housing, Landlord must disclose the presence of known lead-based paint hazards in the dwelling. Occupant(s) must also receive a federally approved pamphlet on lead poisoning prevention.
Landlord DISCLOSURE (Initial)
Landlord’s initials (on left) mean Landlord has no knowledge of lead-based paint and/or lead-based hazards in or on the Premises and Landlord has no reports or records pertaining to lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in or on the Premises, or
Agent has informed the lessor of the lessor’s obligations under 42 U.S.C. 4582(d) and is aware of his/her responsibility to ensure compliance.
Occupant(s)’ ACKNOWLEDGEMENT (Initial)
Occupant(s) initial (on left) indicate that Occupant(s) has received a copy of a “Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home”, and that Occupant(s) shall notify Landlord promptly in writing of any deteriorating and/or peeling paint.
MOLD: The Landlord has inspected the unit prior to lease and knows of no damp or wet building materials and knows of no mold contamination. Occupant(s) agrees to accept full responsibility and maintain the premises in a manner that prevents the occurrence of an infestation of mold in the premises. Occupant(s) also agrees to immediately report to the Landlord any evidence of water leaks, excessive moisture or lack of proper ventilation and evidence of mold that cannot be removed by cleaning.
ADDITIONS AND EXCEPTIONS: Occupants or their guests are restricted from accessing the rear garden, however, their pets may access the garden via installed “doggy-doors.” Landlord will pick up pet waste in garden. Occupant(s) is responsible for all other pet waste clean up inside and in front of the the building.
NOTICES: All notices to Occupant(s) shall be served at Occupant(s) apartment and all notices to Landlord shall be served to: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ .
An alternate person who is authorized to act for and on behalf of the Landlord for the purpose of service of process and for the purpose of receiving and receipting for all notices and demands when _____________________________ is unavailable: ____________________________________________ .
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The reservation was canceled 119 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
We loved our stay in the Little Yellow House! It was clean, quiet,comfortable and the view from the deck was spectacular. The location can't be beat. Lee and Bob thought of everything to make our stay in SF wonderful. We loved that we didn't have to buy coffee, milk and orange juice and they even provided robes!
The reservation was canceled 237 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Great flat to stay in in SF.
Was roomy and quiet and met my expectations.
There is a fun sports bar, with an attached Italian restaurant down the road, and a 24hr bagel (and donut!) and coffee shop on the corner. Very convenient.
I'll likely stay there again when next in SF.
We had a wonderful stay. The apartment was beautifully appointed with a terrific view. Location was perfect. Access to public transport was extremely good. We really enjoyed ourselves and hope to be able to stay there again.
Would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to visit the Noe Valley area.
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About the Host, Lee_&_Bob
Combined, we have over 40 years of experience living here in San Francisco, so we have good working knowledge of San Francisco history, sights, and transportation. We are both outgoing friendly guys who communicate well with almost everybody. We will try our best to make sure your stay at "The Little Yellow House" is one of your favorite memories.
We purchased the "Little Yellow House" in 2005, and have renovated both rental units.