About this listing
Beautifully designed apartment ... luxurious Queen size bed by Keetsa, full kitchen with every appliance under the sun, en suite laundry room with your own washer-dryer, internet, phone, spacious bathroom, fabulous backyard and adorable front patio.
Need a quiet place to relax and recharge, while staying close to the bustle of downtown? My friends, THIS IS THE PLACE. You'll find a beautifully furnished, clean and well-equipped apartment with en suite washer and dryer, full kitchen, and a lovely front patio and backyard garden. We're eco-friendly, organic, vegan-friendly, walking distance from the city's light rail and regional train lines, as well as some of the best shopping, night life, architecture, and neighborhood feel.
*** 31 Day Minimum Stay ***
The apartment features a business center with laptop computer, printer, copier, scanner, paper, wireless internet, and electronic safe for storing valuables. You'll have your own laundry room, a fully equipped kitchen (stove, dishwasher, brand new Fisher Paykel refrigerator, coffee maker, French press, coffee grinder, microwave ...), spacious bath with organic bath robes and towels, dining bar area, adorable writing desk and bookshelves.
The apartment has a land line phone with UNLIMITED long distance calling to the U.S. and Canada; answering machine included. The TV is a Samsung flat screen with digital antenna TV channels and a nice DVD library. (We don't provide cable TV service.)
According to our guests, the Queen Size Bed is "oops, slept 'til noon comfortable," and the European-style fold-out sofa is stylish and comfy, too. Ask about our crib, playpen, high chair, baby bath tub, toys, children's books and kids' DVDs, which are available upon request.
Ideal for business travelers, grandparents, and couples with or without kids.
We include maid service about every 2 weeks, or twice per month. So if you stay for 1 month, the rate includes the maid service before your arrival, as well as half-way through your stay.
The apartment has been thoughtfully furnished with the big things, as well as the little things you might need ... hair dryer, organic lotion, all natural shampoos & soaps, eco-friendly laundry detergent, dish soap and dishwasher detergent, umbrellas, iron, ironing board, biodegradable zip-lock bags ... need I go on? :) Jeff and Rachel have designed the apartment with your comfort in mind, along with the health of our Mother Earth. Just when we think the apartment has everything, we think of new upgrades. So the apartment keeps getting better all the time.
We're west of Guerrero so we're in Noe Valley, but we're at the intersection of three fantastic neighborhoods ... the Mission, Bernal Heights, and Noe Valley. Glen Park village is a little further away (about 1 mile), but still walkable! We live in a flat part of town, which makes it easy to walk to Dolores Park and on to the Castro or all the way to 16th and Valencia, stopping in at the vintage clothing shops, book stores, and record stores along the way. We also love hiking to the top of Bernal Heights, Billy Goat Hill, or Twin Peaks.
Grocery Stores: Yes, you can walk to pick up your groceries. The 24-Hour Safeway on Mission St is a 5 minute-walk away, and the Whole Foods on 24th St is a 15-minute walk. The Valencia Market and 26th & Guerrero Market are both on the way home from the BART station. You can easily bike or take a bus to Rainbow Grocery.
It's an easy (very flat) walk from our apartment to BART or the J-Church to get downtown for cable cars, museums, Chinatown, Union Square, and everything our fair city is known for. At SF Vacation Hut, you'll receive a warm reception with flowers, chocolate and wine or a favorite beverage, plus transit and bike maps, guide books & more.
$100 per night, for stays of 31 nights or more.
Initial Cleaning Fee and Linen Set-Up included!
Maid service included (twice per month) .
Airbnb charges a "service fee" of 6% to 12% on top of everything (it's kind of like a Ticketmaster service fee), and it's something we have no control over at all. I am simply making you aware of that now, so you won't be surprised when you see your final invoice, upon check-out.
We do have a driveway parking space that can be made available for an extra charge, depending on the size of the car, etc. Your car would preferably be under 190 inches but definitely no more than 200 inches. There is very good street parking if you arrive home prior to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays.
The guest will be renting the 1st floor legal apartment in a 2-unit building. The fabulous backyard and front patio are shared with your hosts, who live in the apartment upstairs.
Interaction with Guests
There is a key code for entry, so you don't need to see us for checking in and checking out. Typically we stop by once at the beginning of your stay, just to say hello. The apartments are completely separate, so we rarely bump into our guests at all. However, if you need anything, we are right upstairs.
We live on a lovely street with front and backyard gardens, and we're walking distance to Dolores Park and Bernal Heights Park. Fun, eclectic shops, restaurants, grocery stores and farmers' markets, on Mission Street, Valencia Street, and 24th Street, are an easy (and very flat) stroll away.
The 24th St Mission BART station, with easy access to SFO airport and the East Bay, is less than a 15-minute, very flat walk from the apartment. The J-Church Muni streetcar (light rail) line is only a 5-minute walk away. Several bus lines, such as the Van Ness and Mission buses to Fisherman's Wharf, are only a 5-minute walk away. If you need parking, you can use our driveway spot as a last-minute resort; if you'll be parking more than 5 days per month, we will buy the street parking permit for you (just pay us cash when you arrive).
Other Things to Note
Printer-copier-scanner is included in the apartment, as well as a laptop and modem / router for either wireless or ethernet connection to the internet. We include maid service twice per month. Typically we come down to the apartment to supervise the maid and also we refill the supplies like dish / laundry soap, tissues, Brita faucet water filter, etc. But if you prefer to be there for the maid yourself (and not have us come in), that's fine, too. As long as the apartment receives its bi-monthly cleaning, that's fine with us.
NO smoking, no pets (Sorry!).
Standard check-in time 3:00 P.M.; standard check-out time 10 A.M. However, you can check-in as LATE as you want, or check out as EARLY as you want ... because we have a spiffy electronic key pad entry system! Yay for technology!
We e-mail you the key code before your arrival ... we pick a unique code for each guest, and we delete the code after you leave. When you get here, it doesn't matter how late ... 2 A.M., no problem! You can let yourself in and start getting settled in, or crash on the comfy bed, or even make some coffee and stay up all night watching DVDs, we don't care! The point is, you have independent access and can come and go whenever you want. Just be sure to arrive after 3:00 p.m. on your check-in and date, and depart prior to 10 a.m. on your check-out day.
We can arrange for before check-in or after check-out luggage storage for you, if you need it. (You'll need to tell us in advance so we can get it all set up.)
Parking is not included, but it can be made available. Maximum length of cars using the driveway space = 200 inches (about 16 feet). The guest car blocks access to our garage, so please remember to leave a set of keys in the lock box, for whenever your car is in the driveway. We will need to move your car to get either our car, or our bicycles, in and out. So you need to be okay with us doing that. We are more likely to consider offering parking to guests if they have a smaller car. If you'll be parking more than 5 nights, we suggest you purchase a temporary permit for street parking; we'll wait in line to get it for you, and you can repay us in cash.
Please leave the apartment tidy. Please take out your own trash, recycling, and compost ... and don't leave any dirty dishes for us to clean.
Do not use traditional bleach in the washing machines. We provide totally awesome eco-friendly detergents and all natural oxygen style bleach for your use. We provide free re-fills, too! Just let us know when you run out of something.
No overnight guests are allowed beyond those listed in the reservation.
The rate includes occupancy of 2 adults plus up to 2 children under age 12. We are a very kid-friendly apartment, with crib, high chair, baby bath tub, bibs, organic baby bedding, and more, available on request.
The City of San Francisco requires 14% hotel tax and approximately 1-2% tourism fees on all reservations of 29 days or less. So if you're staying for less than 29 days, the hotel tax/tourism fee (summing to 15.3125%, in our case) will be added to your total. But: as of January 1, 2014, we are no longer accepting stays of less than 30 nights.
Laptop computer, fast, secure wireless internet and En Suite printer / copier / scanner.
About the Host, Rachel
Hi! I'm Rachel. I'm a bridge inspector on the SF Bay Area's toll bridges. We inspect our bridges via rope access / rappelling, boats, walking on suspended catwalks, climbing, scrambling, and what I would call spelunking (instead of descending into caves, we go deep inside steel towers or concrete structures).
I'm from the Kansas City area originally, and spent my teenage years in San Antonio, Texas. Although I live in San Francisco now, I purchased vacation homes in San Antonio and Kansas City so I can stay connected to my roots. While fixing the places up and furnishing them, I've had help from friends and family as well as all kinds of wonderful trades people in Kansas City and San Antonio who have become my friends. One of them even attended the same elementary school as me! Meanwhile I stay at my vacation homes whenever I can, having friends over and hosting little family reunions, in between Airbnb guests. It has truly been a wonderful experience.
When I travel, I prefer to "live like a local" and stay in a bona fide neighborhood, in a well-cared for home with history and personality, rather than in a faceless corporate hotel. As an Airbnb host, I bring that enthusiasm toward creating a wonderful space for my guests ... on the outside: in a fab neighborhood, convenient to public transit, bike lanes, walkable to a charming town center ... and on the inside: aesthetically pleasing, clean, modern, comfortable and practical in every way.
About me personally ... I'm into dancing, music, reading books, knitting, art, interior design, vegan food, nutrition, rock climbing, languages, hiking and camping, riding bikes, stretching, and running outdoors (not on a treadmill). As I don't watch TV or read newspapers, I learn about "what's happening out there" via the radio (NPR), the books I read, the people I talk to, and of course: the internet. :) I may be clueless about the latest TV shows or celebrity gossip, but I can talk with you about a zillion other things if you like. :)