Lovely West Portal Garden Suite

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Vicente St, San Francisco, CA 94116, United States

The Space

Lovely private one bedroom garden suite apartment self contained with kitchen. The kitchen has a stove, refrigerator, miicrowave, and cooking utensils. The shower (no bathtub) is separate from the w.c. The bedroom is a large room with a big closet. It is private and has a door and is separate from the living room.

It is 3 blocks to the quaint West Portal Village with restaurants, shops and a movie theatre. Close to transportation, 15 minutes to downtown by MUNI. Golden Gate Park, the Golden Gate Bridge and the ocean are close-by.

Large queen size bed suitable for 2 if needed. Can accommodate a 3rd or 4th person as I have two sleeper sofas. There will be an extra charge of $30.00 per person after 2 persons. No charge for children. There is a crib if needed.

Off street parking and free wi-fi.

Nearby attractions are the Golden Gate Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Zoo and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. These are all accessible by bus within a two block walking distance. We are also close to a shopping center with a variety of department stores and large supermarkets. San Francisco State College and UCSF are also within a 7 minute drive and accessible by bus. We have an olympic swimming pool within a 5 minute walk and we are close to Lake Merced/Harding Park Golf Course. There is also a great YMCA within a a 5 minute drive.

Wonderful restaurants are all over San Francisco but a few gems are close by.

Our place is special because it is private, close to amenities and in a great neighborhood that is extremely safe. There are no stairs as this is a first floor suite and there are handicapped grab bars in the w.c. and shower area.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $30 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Sheila was extremely helpful and went out of her way to help us out, even with things such as street parking. Her place is very spacious, well-lit and clean. We had a great stay.

    April 2014
  • We had a very comfortable stay at George & Sheilas home. They are very gracious hosts and even left maps & food, we really enjoyed our stay & appreciated the hospitality.

    April 2014
  • I cannot say enough good things about staying with Sheila and George! From the moment they accepted my reservation up until I left, they were VERY friendly and helpful. To begin with, the apartment is even better and bigger than the pictures show. It was very comfortable and in a very nice neighbohood with a short walk to catch public transportation. Sheila was available to answer all my questions about how to use the public transportation and even gave us a great map and several suggestions. When I get a chance to return to San Francisco, I would DEFINITELY try to stay with them again and would highly reccommend that anyone else do the same!

    April 2014
  • Sheila's accommodations were clean , spacious and welcoming. More than enough room for one person. Close to public transportation , EASY Street parking (not common in SF) and nice nice neighborhood with restaurants and bars in walking distance.

    March 2014
  • Sheila is a great host and I loved it some much in Jan 2014, that I came back in March 2014. The suite is 5 blocks form West Portal, which is like our 8th Street in SE Wash DC. A nice convenient hospitable and roomy space.

    March 2014
  • The Birminghams provide the nicest accommodations and we had our second lovely experience with them. They are friendly and very helpful IF YOU NEED IT but stay out of the way entirely IF YOU DON'T! The apartment is spacious, especially for two. and furnished very comfortably. They provide all the amenities you could ever require and the location is very quiet for sleeping.
    The very best part, almost, is that there is a dedicated parking place FOR FREE and that allows for coming and going on any schedule. In a city like San Francisco this is a HUGE bonus if you have a car!!!
    We love the neighborhood of West Portal and find it very accessible to almost any part of town in a short drive!
    All around, this place is TERRIFIC and a TREMENDOUS bargain for the price. 5 stars plus by my standards, which are pretty picky!!!

    February 2014
  • Everything was just perfect. The pictures on the site do not do it justice. The place was great. Sheila met my wife and I upon arrival and gave us a quick tour. Although we didnt need to much information about the city, it was there for us if needed. Her place is located walking distance to stores, public transportation, dining, and a fine local Irish pub. Her communication with us throughout the entire process was excellent We could not have been happier with our selection. Gorgeous place, nice and quiet, We would recommend it highly and look forward to staying there again

    February 2014
  • We didn't get to meet Sheila but was well greeted by her husband. Our overall experience was excellent, the house was well kept and the location was great. We would recommend.

    February 2014
  • Apartment was great. We could not have ask for anything better. It has a wonderful fireplace and very clean. George was an exceptional host and sent us to the best restaurant. We are sorry we did not get to meet Sheila but I am sure we will in the future as we definitely plan to rent this place again. Thanks again for your hospitality and the goodies you left us. Jim and JoAnn

    February 2014
  • Shelia is a terrific hostess. The apartment is gorgeous, spacious, and has everything you need for a pleasant stay. Sheila thought of many details to help guests be comfortable: from the basic (clean linens and towels, comfy bed) to the deluxe (coffee and tea maker, toaster, full fridge, full stove and oven, all the cooking utensils you would need). The apartment includes a lovely patio. The West Portal neighborhood is a great place to walk and eat -- very safe. If you are driving in on the weekend, there is plenty of street parking; otherwise be aware of the strict parking regulations. Sheila allows guests to park in the driveway, so parking should not be an issue Public transit is within 3 blocks via the L Taraval Muni bus, which takes you downtown and the 28 which takes you to Fort Mason. I highly recommend staying here.

    February 2014
    Response from Sheila:

    Thank you Matt for the great review. As I said, you were the perfect guest.

    February 2014
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I am retired from working for the City and County of San Francisco. I have been hosting international students and love it. I have met people from all over the world and love hearing about their customs and sharing ours and also this wonderful city with all it's adventures. I love traveling and have been to many continents. Asia will be in the near future. I am taking classes at San Francisco State to keep my brain activated.
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