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this is a private apartment. you will have the whole place to yourself. there is a shared hallway that is common to the whole house. you will use this to enter the apartment and cross over to your private bathroom. the apartment is part of a duplex. the upstairs flat is our home. the downstairs is divided into two apartments. the one listed here has a bedroom, bathroom and large living room with a kitchenette. it has beautiful victorian detail and very high ceilings. the other apartment downstairs is the home of our housemate.
we are located on harrison street and balmy alley between 24th and 25th street. balmy alley is famous for its murals on each side of the brick tiled alley. there is a bus stop on 24th & harrison and a bart station at 24th & mission. take bart from the airport! our location is a central one, you can pretty much walk anywhere from here. the neighborhood is full of good restaurants, cafes, galleries, and is known especially for the murals.
many people have asked which cafes, restaurants, and such are close by...so here is a list: dynamo doughnuts, mission local eatery, humphry slocombe ice cream, philz coffee, wise sons deli, st francis fountain/diner, pop's bar, galeria de la raza, triple base gallery, sugarlump cafe, atlas cafe, pal's takeout, flour and water restaurant, rainbow grocery, la victoria bakery, la palma mexicatessen, brava theather, alley cat books, modern times books, the explorist international record/book shop and several boutiques including arkay workshop, wonderland and minxy. also, it goes without saying that this neighborhood is full of great taquerias and corner stores. within a block in each direction you have several to chose from. have fun exploring!
walk out the door down harrison street, cross over precita park and walk up a lovely stairwell to the trails on bernal hill. at the top of bernal you get amazing views of the city. you can make a loop up and back in 45 minutes for exercise or you can walk down the other side to cortland, the heart of bernal heights, where you will find more cafes, book stores and restaurants. if you don't want to walk, the 48 picks up at 24th and harrison and takes you up to valencia street or on to noe valley. the bart can deliver you downtown if you want to hit any of the sights down there. if you have kids there are 4 amazing playgrounds within one to four blocks of the house.
the kitchenette has a refrigerator, toaster oven, hot plate, hot water maker, tea pot and french press. since there is not a kitchen sink this space is not best for lots of cooking. dishes are washed in the bathroom.
the claw foot bathtub encourages one to take nice long soaks. the shower curtain can be draped to the side so that one can enjoy the open space and unique shape of the bathroom while taking a bath. there is a handheld shower for those that prefer to stand while bathing.
there is a queen sized bed. should you want to sleep a couple more, we have a fold out futon we can set up for your kids/friends.
there is a dresser and a closet with wooden hangers and shelves for your clothes.
we do not provide any food or toiletries.
we use all ecofriendly products/detergents for cleaning and our linens are dried outside in the sun!
should you have a car or rent a car: parking is street parking. you can usually find a spot out front or within a couple blocks. the most important consideration are the street sweeping signs - they are quite generous with tickets. best not to park overnight if they will be sweeping first thing the next morning.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$25 / night after 2 guests|
|Weekly Price:||$650 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2400 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
We spent four nights at the apartment and had a great time. It's located in a great neighbourhood with tons of restaurants, book shops and coffee shops, but still very quiet at night. To get to downtown and most of the sights, you have to use public transportation. But since the BART and lots of bus stops are pretty close, it was never an issue for us.
The apartment itself is very comfortable, especially the bed, and Kim and her family are great hosts, very helpful und quick to respond to all our questions. If you are worried about the shared hallway: Don't be. It was absolutely no issue for us, since you have the bathroom all to yourself. If we're ever in San Francisco again, we would love to stay in Kim's apartment again.
My wife and I spent our wedding night together in this beautiful space. It is true minimalist living, well designed and well maintained. We found parking easily and took many walks to Philz Coffee, right around the corner. Kim was a delight. Helpful, curteous and friendly! We hope to see her again, soon!
My wife and I really liked the neighbourhood. The Mission always seemed sunny, even when other parts of San Francisco were windy and foggy. Kim's apartment was great, and really helped make the experience; just footsteps away from cafes and restaurants, it was a fantastic base for exploring. The apartment had beautiful period features, and he bed was next-level comfortable, with soft, tasteful linens.
Kim was friendly and helpful, while respecting our privacy. We would happily stay here again.
Kim's apartment was lovely. It's located in a fantastic part of the Mission and is near a great array of restaurants on 24th Street. The apartment was very comfortable, has a great amount of light and Kim was very accommodating by sending me an email with various local recommendations.
My boyfriend and I rented Kim's apartment on a trip to celebrate his 30th birthday. Everything was wonderful. Very clean, extremely comfortable, and perfectly located around the corner from some of the best Mexican and El Salvadorian food I've ever had! I would definitely recommend Kim's place to anyone looking for a place to stay in SF. We hope to come back soon!
In a few months I will be going back to SF and I may book this apartment again.
If you are staying in the Mission, this is a good location, just a few blocks away from BART. The bed was extremely comfortable. It was an easy apartment to sleep in with no noise and on a fairly quiet street.
The description and photos are accurate and the apartment was very clean and well kept. Some of the furniture is older, but it added character, and was a great apartment.
The one downside to this rental is that it is listed as a "Entire home/apt" but unlike most full apartments, you don't have the ability to lock yourself or your stuff in your room away from the other people staying in the other apartment on your floor. Overall, this is pretty minor, and I would still consider this an entire apartment, but it is sort of in a grey area of the definition and I think it should be mentioned here.
Of the places I have stayed on Airbnb, this is on the list of those that I would recommend to friends and would visit again.
We enjoyed our time in Kim's apartment in the Mission, especially seeing the area come to life in the weekend, it had a real buzz to the place. Unfortunately we didn't realise how far away the location was from the sights (Fisherman's Wharf) so we ended up catching a lot of transport. Kim's place is very clean and has a warmth to it. To make us feel welcome Kim sent us a thorough list of places to go to in the area which was very helpful.
Kim's apartment was perfect for our first days in San Francisco after a long plane trip. We didn't met Kim but she was always in touch by email. We totally recommend it.
We really enjoyed the stay in the inner mission department. The place looked exactly as shown on the photos and was very clean! The mission is one of the best areas to stay in SF. Close to the centre, cool atmosphere, cozy coffee shops etc. We loved the neighbourhood. We haven't seen Kim but we never felt lost, all went out very well. Highly recommendable!!! Thanks a lot! Doreen & Marco
The apartment was great and centrally located in the Mission. The place was clean and Kim had a futon prepared for us as requested. It is technically a shared bathroom situation but we never saw the other tenant so it felt like it was ours alone. We'd recommend the apartment to anyone looking for a place in the Mission.
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