Light and bright modern space, with 2 bedrooms, separate entrance, and full kitchen; free parking; minutes from public transportation. Clean, comfortable beds. Sleeps 5.
Enjoy San Francisco sunshine as you dine (yes, we have SUNSHINE in our part of the city!).
This space is on the ground floor of our 3-story home, and set back from the street, so it is insulated from street noise, and stays cool in the hotter months. Remodeled in 2004, the unit has travertine marble floors, fresh paint, a full kitchen with newer fridge/freezer and oven/range, a new bathroom, an outdoor deck with a view of the garden, and halogen lighting. Guests enter along a pass-through at the side of the house, which is lighted after dark.
The entire space can accommodate up to 5 people. Each bedroom has a very comfortable double/full bed. The daybed in the living room can be used as a twin bed if you ask us for sheets.
There is a one-time housekeeping fee of $50.
If you'd like to stay longer than 30 days, we request a security deposit of $870, which will be returned, depending on the condition of the flat upon your leaving.
We provide guests with a password for our WiFi network, our garden, and our time, if we're available, to show off our best city sights!
We like to meet our guests and are happy to answer questions about the unit, the neighborhood, parking, public transport. We have put together a custom guide book with recommendations for restaurants, cafes, shops, and museums, and how to reach them. We're eager to make sure you're comfortable and settled in; depending on our schedules, we sometimes invite guests up to share a glass of wine or hors d'oeuvres. Guests may encounter our two small dogs (12 lbs. each) in the back yard, and might hear the dogs moving around our kitchen, which is directly above the guest unit's kitchen.
Check out cool things to do just within a few blocks of us on our online Guidebook.
Interaction with Guests
We love to share a coffee or tea with our guests when we can. It's lovely meeting people from around the world on their first adventure in San Francisco!
In our neighborhood you'll experience the real San Francisco--an eclectic mix of Asians, African Americans, Latin Americans, Mexicans, Europeans, Whites, Mexicans and Samoans. This raw cultural diversity is one of the reasons we love our City. Our neighborhood is industrial and urban with professionals rubbing shoulders with working class folks. It's a mix of warehouses, older housing, and some hip restaurants, breweries and cafes (All Good Pizza, RadioAfrica Cafe, Speakeasy, Trouble Coffee, Flora Grubb. VeloBrews). We've lived here for almost 10 years in peace and harmony with our neighbors, most of whom have been here for generations. There are 35,000 people here and 12,000 families. We have the largest population of kids under 18.
In recent years our neighborhood has become desirable as home prices remain relatively affordable by S.F. standards, new housing is developed at the shipyard site and elsewhere, and light rail has connected ours to other fast-rising neighborhoods nearby like Dogpatch, Mission Bay and Potrero Hill. New businesses, restaurants, cafes, and arts facilities (like glass blowing) are springing up all over our area.
A light rail stop is 2 blocks away; the train is the easiest way to get around the City without the hassle of parking ($2.50 per trip). There is also a bus stop at the corner. If you have a car, parking is on-street and free, and we're close to major freeways if you plan to visit Marin, the wine country, or Silicon Valley.
Other Things to Note
In the 19th century, Bayview was known for its tanneries and slaughterhouses. Residents included French, Irish, Italian and Maltese immigrants. World War II brought an influx of residents, many of them African Americans from the south, who came to work at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. The shipyard closed in the 1970s, and the neighborhood has been in transition since then.
We are considerate of our guests' needs for privacy and quiet, and expect our guests to be considerate of ours. We are happy to provide information and assistance, but we work at home, and may not always be available to guests during working hours. If we are available, however, we'll let you know and accompany you around the neighborhood, if you wish. Our bedroom and offices are on the 3rd floor, which means our guests are unlikely to hear us as we move through our day, and we're unlikely to hear you.
We'd love to be able to include pets, but we have 2 small dogs of our own who might be very jealous! Our neighbors have dogs, too, so don't be alarmed by a little woofing now and then.
We don't allow smoking both for health and safety reasons.
A really excellent stay in San Francisco. The landlords are both very warm hearted. And the house is warm and sweet, and very convenient to city center, we felt very comfortable there. If I have a second time in SF, I would definitely stay there again.Thanks Alka and Brad.
We had a very nice stay and Alka & Brad are so friendly!
Louise and daughters from Stockholm
Great experience! The apartment had everything we needed.
Parking is easy. Alka and Brad are wonderful hosts. Perfect!
Thank you for the lovley hosting, the many Information about San Francisco and all the small Gifts. You made our stay perfekt!!
The Apartment is central locaded and for all travler perfect for a Sightseeing Tour.
It's very clean and the apartment had all the facilities you need- it's perfekt for four Person. We feel us also safety with the small sweet dogs :)
We come definitive back!
We wish you and your husband all the Best for the future!
Thanks a lot and best wishes
My husband & I had a 3 night stay at Alka & Brad's apartment. The space was clean and bright, and had everything we needed. All the rooms are attractively decorated and comfortable. There is a charming deck and terrace, but the weather didn't allow us to sit out there.
We met both Alka and Brad, and they were friendly and welcoming. Alka offered suggestions for restaurants and places to visit. We highly recommend this apartment - and next time we go to San Francisco, we will try to stay here again.
Alka's house is bright and warm. She is so kind and warm-hearted. Alka told us a lot anout San Francisco: sightseeing, resraurants. We spent happy time in this house.
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We're happiest at home in San Francisco, which we share with two loving pups (Coco and Ubu). We've lived abroad in Italy, France, Haiti and India. We speak several languages and love meeting others whose adventures have taken them far and wide. The tastes of different cultures speak to us as does the unspoken bond all global travelers feel when they discover common ground around the world. We love our neighborhoods and stay involved in our community so we're current on where to sip a great latte, get a bite to eat, shop for wine or shoes, create art, rent bikes, and learn a little bit of local history.