Voted best San Francisco vacation apartment on TripAdvisor 2009/10/11/12/13 /14
Experience the real San Francisco, stay where the locals live, my apartment is in the perfect location, if you are visiting this fabulous city on business or as a tourist, my apartment has it all. Walk to China Beach, Ocean Beach, the Presidio and Golden Gate Park.
Big Queen Sleigh Bed, Double sofa bed, Single Ottoman pull out bed, Dining room with seating for 6 people, Full Kitchen, Cable TV, FULLY EQUIPPED HOME OFFICE, WITH BRAND NEW DELL COMPUTER & PRINTER, COPIER AND SCANNER, COMCAST HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION, Multi disk CD player with a selection of CD's, plus lots of DVD movies and books for you to enjoy during your stay, Plus a working Log Fire(Gas)for those foggy evenings.
If you are here on business, there is an Express bus to downtown right outside my front door. If you are visiting as a tourist and wish to feel the real San Francisco, then my apartment is the logical place, do not get ripped off in the high priced tourist restaurants, eat where the locals eat, there are many Ethnic restaurants within a few blocks, have a beer at some of the best neighborhood bars in the city. If you really want to be a tourist, take a walk to the Cliff House for dinner.
I own the building, The apartment is located in a 2 unit building, the other apartment is occupied by a retired school teacher and his wife, they both take care of my apartment for me, so just knock on their door if you should need anything during your stay.
We now offer a great new service, especially for our international guests, If you wish to purchase items on-line (on-line is tax free, saves you 9%) we will sign and accept your deliveries and hold them for you until you arrive.
The neighborhood: Richmond/SeaCliff
The Richmond/Seacliff neighborhood has world-class recreation, You are within walking distance of 3 fantastic beaches, Ocean beach, China beach or Baker beach.
Golden Gate Park is only 5 blocks from the apartment. You also have a municipal golf course, Lincoln Park Golf , it is a short 6 blocks from the apartment.
The Richmond retains a neighborhood feel along its main shopping streets.
You can find Mexican, Russian, French and Italian restaurants with ease, not to mention a plethora of establishments serving food from every corner of Asia. "Like the Outer Richmond itself, Geary calms down considerably after 25th Avenue as it meanders off into the fog and ultimately ends at the Pacific Ocean."
Sea Cliff is dominated by Spanish architecture homes perched on the cliffs east of Golden Gate Bridge. Certainly one of the most desirable and picturesque residential areas in the U.S. Success exudes itself from any of houses, stars and theatrical types such as Robin Williams, Sharon Stone, and Carol Hayes of Hayes Productions all have homes here. The Presidio Trust sits to its east with remains of the Land's End Park and the famous Sutro Baths of 1896 to the west. The California Palace of the Legion of Honor museum built in 1924 ( inspired by the Palais de la Legion in Paris), home of Rodin's "The Thinker", and the public golf course of Lincoln Park all share the Sea Cliff address!"
Lincoln Park: Most people know Lincoln Park for two things: The Palace of the Legion of Honor and the golf course. Fewer know about the park's easy access to Land's End and a portion of the Coastal Trail that runs about six miles along the bluff above the sea, from Baker Beach to Ocean Beach. Walkers along this path will be treated with incredible views.
Golden Gate Park:
The California Academy of Sciences Its fantastic, you have to go.
You simply must rent a boat in Stow Lake or explore the park by bike. Stow Lake Bike & Boat Rentals, 50 Stow Lake Dr.
M.H. de Young Museum.
You have all this right outside your front door and are only 15 minutes to downtown Union Square.
Muni Bus system:
If you intend to ride the cable cars, then it is cheaper to buy a bus pass, the fare on the 38 bus downtown is $2.00 and the cable cars are $6 so its better value to get a bus pass. The passes are for consecutive days.
Passports may be purchased on the Muni website or at the Airport, SFO Information Booth (Baggage Claim area)
For more information on Muni Passports, call Muni's Revenue Department.
•1-day Passport $14
•3-day Passport $22
•7-day Passport $28
The cheapest way to get to the apartment from SFO is a door to door Super Shuttle, it costs $17 per person one way, if there are 3 or more people then a Taxi is cheaper, about $45. You do not really need a rental car, except if you wish to see the Wine Country, I would suggest that you rent a car the last 2 days of your vacation, there is a Hertz location a few blocks away, pick the car up at the local Hertz and drop it back to the Airport, that way you save on a shuttle to the airport.
PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR AVAILABLE DATES, I ANSWER ALL EMAILS THE SAME DAY.
***EXTRA, EXTRA, I now have a second location, A one bedroom apartment in Twin Peaks, with parking and laundry, sleeps up to 5.
We have never had a complaint,
also never had to retain a security deposit,
Please respect this home as you would your own,
Vladimir, the caretaker lives next door,
No parties, no loud music etc
The apartment was great! Very cozy with a nice fireplace and spacious. The host, Paul, was extremely responsive to communication. I would highly recommend staying here and will definitely be visiting again!
The Place was great. It was spacious and very comfortable. My Family really enjoyed their visit here in SF. the bus stop is just right next to the apartment which makes is easy to commute. Highly Recommend!!!
The place is really great! Everything was perfect. Paul is a really good host espacially when you're not from SF. We will definately come again when we see SF next time.
Alex, Alex, Maik
Wonderful apartment with great information about the facilities and San Francisco in general. We got exactly what was advertised and would not hesitate to recommend this apartment to other travellers with ow without children. Always felt we had options for communicating with the owner if we had any questions before, during or after our stay. The replies were prompt and the owner acted very professionally at all times. If you want a quality stay at great value stay here!
We had a very nice stay. The apartment was clean and comfortable; with many helpful items such as the computer, local maps & tourist information. The location is convient; the bus stops right out the door and runs very often downtown and back. You can also check on the web to see when the next bus is coming. The kitchen is also a nice way to eat in occasionaly and save some money.
I would rate our stay here very highly.
Absolutely superb, thanks to Paul and Vladimir. Everything was tip top and the weather incredible. Thanks again, ill be booking soon
Great apartment in a safe and clean neighborhood and very convenient to public transportation. Paul is a great host who respects your privacy but at the same time is available should you need him. Highly recommend.
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I am from Ireland and Debbie is from Brazil, we have lived in San Francisco for over 27 years.
I used to own and manage a travel agency, Debbie is a language teacher, she teaches Portuguese, Spanish and French. We have both visited over 60 countries and have stayed in tons of hotels and vacation apartments. We have stayed in good vacation and fantastic vacation apartments. We like to think our two San Francisco vacation apartments are in the "Fantastic" range. We are very happy that we have never had a negative review.
We absolutely love San Francisco and like to share recommendations on our favorite restaurants and places to see etc.
Paul & Debbie