About this listing
Our studio apartment in located on the first floor of our house here in Noe Valley, on the hill between the Valley and Twin Peaks. It is newly renovated with a full kitchen and bathroom and set up for guests with basic grocery and bath needs. The bed is a queen sized bed with luxurious bedding, and there is a dining area set for two. There is wireless internet access but no television. An iPod dock is provided for your music.
Noe Valley is in central San Francisco. Our home is 5 blocks from Castro Street and the busy shopping/ restaurant district of 24th Street. Our street is a small one block street with no busses or traffic, it's very quiet and peaceful while still being centrally located. Public Transit is pretty easy, the 48 bus runs right by our house and if you walk down the hill there are several lines.
Our house is on a fairly steep hill (it's all relative in SF!) with two flights of stairs and an uneven ramp so if your mobility is limited this might not be the best option (PLEASE BE AWARE OF THIS - ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE BOOKING FOR SOMEONE ELSE). Parking is very easy on our street since there are no resident sticker requirements and no one from the neighborhood wants to climb our hill.
In the Noe Valley district, lots of nice shopping and dining in the area.
Yes the 48 line stops a couple blocks away. Close to BART.
No groups larger than two persons allowed, no parties/ overnight guests.
Das Studio war schön und sauber. Isaac war immer zu erreichen und sehr hilfsbereit.
Loved staying here, it was perfect for two. Really well taken care of and I loved the neighborhood, quiet and safe.
The apartment was in a super cool neighbourhood, we enjoyed the cafés, the Noe Valley Bakery and the bohemian flair. The apartment is quite old and some things could be in better shape, buy I think considering how expensive San Francisco is it is a fair price for that.
Isaac sent wonderful information before we arrived with extensive suggestions of restaurants, attractions, and things to do in the surrounding area. He was helpful while we were staying, and the place was in the perfect location! The neighborhood had some of the best restaurants within a few blocks (definitely try Firefly!) but was quite and safe.
Jeune couple - 3 nuits
Nous avons apprécié notre séjour à SF, l'appartement étant bien desservi par les transports (bus stop à proximité), et nous étions en autonomie complète (accès indépendant au studio). Isaac répond rapidement aux mails.
Quelques points négatifs néanmoins :
- nous avons trouvé dans les placards beaucoup de consommables laissés par les anciens locataires datant de (phone number hidden), ... etc + le studio n'était pas super clean (toiles d'araignée au dessus du lit, vaisselle à refaire, ...)
- on entend le moindre bruit de pas de l'appartement au dessus
- quelques réparations sont à faire (évier, fenêtre, WC)
Le rapport qualité/prix reste cependant correct dans l'ensemble.
Nima & Benoît
Isaac's studio was the perfect resting spot. Apartment is as advertised--cute, clean nook with privacy, exceptionally comfortable bed, and nice views out of the bathroom window. Heard some noise above a few times, but I'm a very light sleeper. Isaac provided great info about tourist to-dos and nots. Highly recommended.
Lots of useful local information and maps are provided
A fairly dark basement flat, not somewhere you'd want to hang out in for extended periods for dinner etc. but fine if you are going to be out and about most of the time
Didn't seem like the most secure flat in the world- the full length window seemed wobbly and not well locked. the area did feel safe though
We only met Isaac very briefly and his greeting seemed fairly lukewarm- a brief introduction or smile would be nice if guests and host do encounter each other to help guests feel comfortable and welcome
You can hear a lot of footsteps etc. from the main residence above and this is quite loud in the mornings
About the Host, Isaac
A SF native I have lived here all my life. I teach Tai Chi and martial arts and live with my cat Mini. The studio was renovated a few years ago and i really enjoy sharing it. I like to entertain and to cook. I hope you will enjoy the studio and my wonderful city as much as i do.