About this listing
This comfortable one bedroom studio has all you need for comfortable visit to SF, including washer/dryer and fully equipped kitchen. A queen size, real bed makes it home away from home. Close to public transportation and shopping. Quiet neighborhood.
Perfect for those who travel from out of town for an extended stay and want to be close to the downtown for the convenience, but also want some peace and quiet (as well as cheaper local restaurants). Convenient to go Route 101 and I-280 as well, or borrow a bike (provided) to take a short ride to Bart and Caltrain, only 1.5 miles.
-Full bathroom with large shower
-Large closet with lots of storage space
-Built in cabinets and dresser for all your stuff
-Queen size bed with additional sofa bed
-Cable TV and high speed internet
-60 square feet in total
Completely new appliances:
-Clothes washer and dryer with detergent provided
-Full kitchen with microwave, gas cooktop, oven and all the glassware, cookware and silverware you need
-Full size refrigerator with ice maker
Very convenient location:
-1.5 mi from Bart and Caltrain
-3/4 mile from the downtown of South San Francisco with Grocery and Restaurants
-3/4 mils from community pool and ball fields
-1 mile from Bally Fitness
-1.5 miles from Costco and Trader Joes
-Jog and hike at sign hill park behind the apartment
-Easy access to Route 101 and I-280
-Queen size bed
-Sofa that can convert to a sofa bed
-Dining table with 4 chairs
-All kitchenware, pots, pans, plates, bowls, utensils, glassware, toaster and coffee maker
-42 inch TV with cable
-Ample street parking
-Peaceful & quiet – large slate front patio with outdoor seating and views of the bay
-18M high speed internet
-Go for peaceful hikes on trails within minutes
-Walk to downtown for coffee and restaurants
-Like home and hotel in one; shampoo, soap, clothes detergent and everything you need, even a toothbrush or razor if you forget!
-Plenty of towels and sheets for extended stays
This is a studio apartment with separate, private entrance. Ample street parking for those that have a car. Close to public transportation as well. Guests must check in and check out.
Interaction with Guests
When I'm home, of course I like to meet new people from different parts of the world and share a glass of wine. However, I realize many guests want a get away and of course I respect privacy.
South San Francisco (a small city of its own) has a great downtown area (not to be confused with the south part of San Francisco) with many shops and restaurants. The apartment is peaceful and quiet with great views of the Bay, yet close to public transportation, and walking distance to grocery stores (1 mile). Trader Joes and Costco, 1.7 miles away!
Bart and Caltrain. Both only 1.5 miles away. Extra commuter bikes that you can use if you are a greenie.
You can take the Bart from the airport to the South San Francisco station, where there are cabs available to take you 1.5 miles to the apartment, or if you have a fitness band, try walking and add about 3000 steps!
Other Things to Note
Walking distance to downtown South San Francisco which has many different kinds of restaurants; Korean, Italian, Chinese, Mexican, Vietnamese, and several I haven't tried yet.
After damaged sofa covers and re-painting walls several times... NO SMOKING, NO KIDS, and NO PETS. Sorry.
Clean up after yourself. Long term guests must take out their own trash and put in proper recycling bins. This is a quiet household. Parties, OK, but not wild :)
Very easy and convenient. Phillip and Wendy were accessible and have a wonderful and clean apt.
Wir waren für sieben Tage bei Philipp und Wendy in der Wohnung. Es sind so hilfsbereite und freundliche Gastgeber
, wir haben uns sofort wie zu Hause gefühlt.
Das war alles so wie in der Beschreibung angegeben. Wir haben die ruhige Lage von South san Francisco sehr genossen
We had a wonderful experience at this apartment and would certainly recommend it to friends and family, as well as, stay again! The hosts were friendly and helpful. They also allowed us to use one of their bikes for quick errands and welcomed us to the apartment with a bottle of wine. The apartment was very quite, clean, and the patio was absolutely perfect after a day of exploring. Also a plus, the patio had a lovely view of the city.
The apartment is located near the BART and Cal Train and we enjoyed a lovely walk through the neighborhood to access the trains. Highly recommended!
The apartment was quiet, spacious, and very clean! Philip made check in and check out very easy and we had a great stay. Highly recommended!
First off let me say thanks again to the Lew Family for our wonderful stay at their place. Upon arrival we were greeted by Philips's Wife and were promptly shown our place. After entering we couldn't believe how beautiful and well built the place was. It was very spacious and had everything we needed for our 4 day stay. Philip did great work on the renovations. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to stay in San Francisco since it is only a short drive to anywhere in the city and very close to the airport (never heard any airplanes). The neighborhood was very nice, clean, and had a wonderful view of South San Francisco. We are so glad we picked Philip's place over any hotel. Not only was it cheaper than the hotel prices but we had way more space, free internet, full kitchen, huge bathroom/shower, tons of cabinet space, free digital cable, the list goes on. Definitely don't look past this place it is totally worth it to stay at!
Philip was the perfect host and the place is remarkable. Great view, immaculate, perfectly decorated and artfully designed. It was truly a perfect home away from home and we wish we could stay!
We rent Philip's flat for 2 weeks.
We spend a great time there. Everything was as described, proper, and both Philip and his wife were really kind.
A place to recommend!
Thanks a lot for the WIne ;)
About the Host, Philip
I am a road warrior afraid that moss will grow on my feet. I travel light, and don't carry much.
Having me as a guest: I'm the type of guest that is equal to the type of guest that I'd like to have as a host. That means I clean up after myself. I respect others' property and privacy, yet I'm open to hanging out and getting to know the host, and would love that also. I like to make a contribution to the household rather than being an energy suck. That could include doing my share of chores, buying some groceries, treating for dinner, etc.
Things I can't live without include my family, friends, bicycle and backpack.
Favorite places include the mountain peak in back of my house, and other high places in Switzerland.
Favorite authors include Malcolm Gladwell and George Friedman.
Favorite movies include Jerry Maguire and Legends of the Fall.
I love all kinds of music.
I've recently become a vegan in the last 3 years and see no need to eat meat or animal products other than an occasional lobster and cheese:).