About this listing
Voted top San Francisco vacation apartment on TripAdvisor 2010/11/12/13/14
Twin Peaks has the best view in the whole city.
The best advertisement is testimonials from previous, we have received all 5 star reviews, 100% of guests would stay again.
Location, Location, Location, The View, The View, The View.
Being almost at the geographical center of San Francisco there is no finer place to see the city than atop Twin Peaks. With its panoramic views, Twin Peaks is a must-stop on every tourist’s list of places to go.
Location, Location, Location,
2 minutes to The Castro, Noe Valley, Diamond Heights and West Portal. Bus stop only a few steps away, 3 blocks to supermarket.
Enjoy everything San Francisco has to offer, then come home to a luxurious apartment and enjoy the best view in the whole city.
Distance by car to Top Tourist sites from the Apartment:
•Union Square: Time: 11 minutes,3.85 miles
•Golden Gate Bridge: Time: 17 minutes,7.31 miles
•Golden Gate Park: Time: 5 minutes, 2.31 miles
•Fisherman’s Wharf: Time: 16 minutes,5.36 miles
•Presidio: Time 12 minutes,3.94 miles
•Castro: Time: 3 minutes,1 mile
•Noe Valley: Time 3 minutes,1 mile
•The Mission: Time: 7 minutes,2.60 miles
This apartment has it all, Big Queen Sleigh Bed, Single pull out Trundle bed, Double sofa bed.
Dining room with seating for 4 people, Fully equipped Kitchen, HIGH DEFINITION LCD TV, ,LAPTOP COMPUTER WITH COMCAST HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION,
NETFLIX on Demand with thousands of FREE Movies to watch, Lots of DVD movies and books for you to enjoy during your stay, Guaranteed free street parking, plus we have a Laundry room.
If you are here on business or 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.
Everything is supplied: Towels, Linens, Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, Iron and Free Laundry & Detergent.
We own the building, The apartment is located in a 4 unit building, We live in apartment number 4, so just knock on our door if you should need anything during your stay.
Golden Gate Park:
The California Academy of Sciences
Its fantastic, you have to go, 930am to 5pm,
the admission price is kind of high,$24.95 and $14.95 for kids,
But its worth it,
You simply must rent a boat in Stowe Lake or explore the park by bike. Stowe Lake Bike & Boat Rentals, 50 Stow Lake Dr.,
***EXTRA, EXTRA, EXTRA, I have a second location, A one bedroom apartment located close to Golden Gate park, sleeps up to 5.
The apartment does sleep up to 5 people, there is a queen bed and a single pull out trundle bed in the bedroom and a double sofa bed in the living room, PLEASE STATE THE AGES OF YOUR PARTY IN YOUR REQUEST, ALSO ARE YOU, ONE COUPLE, TWO COUPLES OR A FAMILY ETC, THE APARTMENT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR 5 SINGLES.
Interaction with Guests
We live on the top floor in Apartment # 4, Just knock on door anytime if you need anything.
Lots of free street parking directly outside the apartment.
TripAdvisor rating for the Twin Peaks area,
Very good 353
Bus stop one black away.
Muni Bus system: If you intend to ride the cable cars, then it is cheaper to buy a bus pass, the bus fares are $2.25 and the cable cars are $6 so it’s 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, see the Muni website.
• 1-day Passport $17
• 3-day Passport $26
• 7-day Passport $35
The cheapest way to get to the apartment from SFO is a door to door Super Shuttle, it costs about $19 per person one way, if there are 3 or more people then a Taxi is cheaper, about $45.
City Car share: There is a City Car share location directly across the street from the apartment, they rent cars by the hour and by the day, please visit the City Car share website for more information.
Other Things to Note
The apartment does sleep up to 5 people,
But it is more suited to a couple with 3 children or two couples, but it is not suitable for five individuals.
There is a queen bed and a single trundle bed in the bedroom and a double sofa bed in the living room, We also have a pack n play cot and a baby high chair.
We have never had a complaint,
also never had to retain a security deposit,
Please respect this home as you would your own,
Owners live in the building.
No parties, no loud music etc
Paul is a really great host and I had the chance to see him on my first day. He provided me with good brief of the house and also gave me recommendation for the trip.
All the guidelines were clear and provided beforehand, making the planning convenient for me. Paul also organized a folder that has ALL the information that you will need in regards to your stay. Communication was fast and easy before and during my stay as well.
As for the apt., it was quite spacious and clean. Most of the necessary kitchenware is there, so I had a change to use the kitchen to cook a proper meal. (Also, there are few basic sauces in the kitchen, which was superb!) The bed is comfy and super soft. Everything functions quite well, and i can't think of anything negative things to say about that apt :) It really felt like home.
Location: It has a beautiful city view. I did not take the bus during my stay and utilized the uber. I am not sure if walking would be convenient since it is located on the hill side. Also, parking is not a problem for those who are renting a car for the stay.
The apartment is really clean and cozy, it has almost everything you will need. The view is extremely amazing during the night.
The apartment was exactly what we needed. Nice view, well equipped, very clean and free parking across the street. Paul was very helpful before and during our stay. I 100% recommend this apt for sure. Thank you Paul!
4 of us stayed here for 6 nights. This is truly home away from home with a great view. All the amenities of home were provided and we had the space to read or rest as needed. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at SFO and this apartment. It was very clean and that was important to me.
Paul is an extraordinarily charming and gracious host who really goes the extra mile to prepare his guests to enjoy their stay to the max. He has written a veritable guide book to the immediate area including reliable restaurant suggestions, travel tips, etc. He lives in the apartment building and was very accessible, including greeting and settling us in upon our fairly late evening arrival. The apartment is spacious and comfortable. A balcony facing the Bay provides a truly spectacular view of this extraordinarily beautiful city. We were traveling as four adults and used all of the beds (full, trundle and sofa), all of them very comfortable. We always readily found parking across the street from the building. The neighborhood is adjacent to the Castro District and we enjoyed making the steep descent, winding through lovely neighborhoods and architecture, to walk there for dinner on a couple of occasions. There is a major mass transit connection in the center of the Castro district to which you can walk (as we did) or take the bus which sails by Paul's house every 45 minutes or so. Mass transit is very well organized in SF and you can readily learn the exact time to expect that bus. Over the course of a couple of trips, we've explored most of SF's neighborhoods. We all agreed that this was an optimal location for our purposes and would seek to stay there again if the opportunity arises. Thanks! -----Beth
The place was really nice to stay and as expected at booking. Paul has been always helpful for us everytime we needed and we appreciated his availability and efficiency. We definitely will come back to this place next time we will come back to SF. Philippe.
The apartment was better than advertised. Everything was up to date and very clean.
The views are amazing from the apartment and the views from the top of Twin Peaks, which is only 5 minutes away, were awesome.
We had a car so transportation was not an issue. It is a little farther out but still were able to walk to the Haight-Ashbury and Castro area.
My entire family (wife, three teenagers, and myself) enjoyed the accomadations.
Paul and Debbie have a booklet that gives you information about the apartment, the Twin Peaks area, how to get around, places to see and eat, etc.
One other tip he gave to us was where to catch the cable car. Don't stop on the end lines. Get it one or two stops up and you will get on a lot quicker.
All in all a great trip and a great place to stay.
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About the Host, Paul & Debbie
I am from Dublin, Ireland and Debbie is from Brazil, we have lived in San Francisco for over 28 years.
I used to own and manage a travel agency, Debbie is a relocation specialist, she helps executives moving to San Francisco, so she is an expert on the city.
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 and our Dublin Holiday apartment are all in the "Fantastic" range. We are very happy that we have never had a negative review.
We absolutely love San Francisco and Dublin and like to share recommendations on our favorite restaurants and places to see etc.
Paul & Debbie