About This Listing
Centrally located in hot Hayes Valley, short walk to NEMA/TWTR, Lower Haight, Duboce Triangle, Mission/Dolores & Castro. Great public transit options. Fully renovated ground floor studio has eat/sleep/living area & luxe bath. Not a full kitchen.
Welcome to 'Chez Valley' - a large, contemporary studio in the geographic heart of San Francisco. Beautifully remodeled, fully furnished and located on the ground floor of three story classic 1896 Victorian, the approximately 600 square foot space has its own private entrance and a wonderful open layout.
The studio has ample room for two adults and a small child (bring your own travel cot), with an incredibly comfortable king-size bed with designer linens. The over-sized private bathroom features heated floors, his & hers sink, a deep luxurious tub and a separate walk in shower - perfect for unwinding after a day of shopping and sightseeing. We offer plush robes and 4 sets of towels for your comfort and convenience.
The suite does not have a full kitchen, but we do provide a mini-fridge, microwave, Keurig coffeemaker and toaster. You will also find two wine glasses, cereal bowls, dinner plates and basic utensils. Please note, dishes will need washing in the bathroom sinks.
Chez Valley does not include a television, but you should be able to watch your favorite shows on tablets or laptops using the high-speed wireless internet. The suite is also stocked with maps, tour books and local publications to help you plan your daily adventures.
Longer term rentals are welcome.
Guests will have full access to the unit. If needed, there is plentiful storage accessible from the unit.
Interaction with Guests
I live in the middle floor flat and should generally be reachable via phone or text during your stay if you need me. We like to greet guests upon arrival (if requested) and if you are interested, I'm happy to tell you lots of great things to eat and things to see. We can also leave you be if that's your preference.
Hayes Valley has been continuously voted one of the top neighborhoods in San Francisco for its vast array of restaurants and boutiques. The perfect place to live and even better place to visit. There is a small park just a few blocks away in the heart of the neighborhood with a biergarten, the world's most delicious ice cream stand, and a coffee bar.
Ideally located for everything in the city, but also good for commuting south as we're only 2 blocks from the entrance to the 101 freeway.
Just a step beyond Hayes Valley are some of San Francisco’s most bustling and exciting neighborhoods - walk five minutes east to the Civic Center, with the SF Opera, City Hall and several museums; ten minutes west and you’re in the heart of the Castro; and fifteen minutes south to the sunny Mission district, with its famous restaurants, murals, taquerias, and coffee shops.
All Major transit (Muni, BART, Street Cars and Buses) are within a couple blocks from the apartment. Very centrally located and extremely easy to get around. No car needed!
Other Things to Note
You can hear minimal street noise. You may also hear some noise (e.g. walking around) from our apartment (where I live with my husband and our one-year-old son), though we are a shoe free house and generally spend time in the back side of the house which isn't above the unit. However, ear plugs are provided for the light sleepers or sensitive to sound among you :)
No pets, no smoking, only 2 visitors at any one time. Talking, music and visitors until about 10 pm are fine. As stated above, no patio or yard access.
We like our upstairs neighbors, and want them to keep liking us!
Lucy was a pleasure to deal with and extremely accommodating.
The apartment was wonderful - the bathroom was near Utopian!
My only complaint is that I had to work too much and could not spend longer in the apartment. This is great for work with its closeness to everything and would be even better for a long weekend to explore beautiful San Francisco.
My boyfriend and I stayed at Chez Valley for 3 nights. Lucy was a great host! The instructions she gave us for the house were extremely detailed and clear. She made herself available for any requests/questions we had during our stay. She also gave us a list of things to do in San Fran along with guide books of the city which were really helpful. The apartment was cleaned and equipped with everything we needed - it was even nicer than in the photos. This was my first airbnb experience and I would definitely do it again!
Lucy was a fantastic host! We didn't actually get to meet in person, but her instructions were extremely friendly and informative. She answered any questions I might have had by providing thoughtful information up front. The flat itself was identical to the photos - so if you think it looks too good to be true, do not worry, it is as good as it looks! The bed is comfortable, the bathroom is wonderful - huge soaking tub AND lovely shower with great water pressure. I followed one of Lucy's recommendations for a place to eat, and it also exceeded expectations. My only disappointment is that the flat is not available for my next trip to SF. I'd truly come back and stay again anytime.
Lucy's home was perfect! Quiet, clean, comfortable, and gorgeous: Even more beautiful than the photos. Hayes Valley feels removed from the chaos of a big city but is still super central, and this apartment is within walking distance from amazing coffee, restaurants, and shopping. Lucy checked in right before I arrived to make sure I had all the details I needed, once within the first day to make sure I was settled, and before I left to make sure I knew the check out procedures. We never met in person but I still felt incredibly taken care of. Would absolutely (and hope to!) stay here again.
Très joli appartement décoré avec beaucoup de goût, au niveau d'un hôtel de haut niveau (mais le prix etant assez elevé, il correspond au meme prix qu'un grand hôtel). L'arrivée sur place était bien organisée. L'appartement était très propre et bien équipé. La partie cuisine est très petite mais largement suffisante pour des petits repas à deux. Le désagrément était qu'il est un peu éloigné du centre touristique et que nous avons eu un peu de difficultés avec les transports en commun.
Lorsque nous avons rencontré des problèmes (wifi qui ne marchait pas ou manque de chauffage), Lucy s'est donné du mal à distance pour les régler. Elle était facilement joignable et nous a répondu très vite.
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About the Host, Lucy
British gal living in California 8 years and counting. Love my family and to travel in somewhat equal amounts :)
Recently left the daily grind of a 50+ hour work week to become CEO of Jackson Inc. (Jackson is my young son, and who am I kidding, he's totally the boss of this set-up...). We're looking to rent out our downstairs suite to make some extra income so I can keep staying home. Come on people, help a mama (and baby) out...
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