This is the bedroom, with super comfy bed and soothing earth-tone fabrics. You can see the hills above Cole Valley in the distance.
This lovely 1-bedroom apartment in Cole Valley has its own entrance, kitchen, bathroom and private deck overlooking the city is a separate unit and takes up the entire top floor of our classic Victorian house. It is decorated with soothing earth-tone fabrics and charming seascape paintings, and will be a relaxing retreat whether you're in town for work or vacation. (See notes on PARKING in last paragraph below)
It has one extremely comfortable queen-sized bed and chaise with terrific views of the city, and a living room with a couch that folds out to a double bed, kitchen and desk, with VCR and TV (with cable, including HBO and Showtime) and internet. The large deck also has magnificent views of the city.
It is situated in lovely Cole Valley, in walking distance of UCSF and its shuttles to Mission Bay and elsewhere. It is a short walk to Golden Gate Park (great for running, walking, or just exploring beautiful gardens and nature), the Haight-Ashbury, and steps from public transportation (1 block to the bus stop, 2 blocks to the N-Judah train stop; we do not have a garage) and very close to the charming restaurants, shops and services of Cole Valley and the Haight (including a short jaunt to Whole Foods and other natural food stores).
This apartment is perfect if you're in town for work (especially at UCSF), or just in town to relax and visit!
I will mention that to get to this lovely apartment does involve lots of stairs to climb, since it's on the 4th floor and set above the street. But the view and light are well worth the climb.
In terms of getting to the apartment from the airport, you can take a cab here, a bus, the Super Shuttle (a very inexpensive, great way to get here-- just (website hidden) "Super Shuttle" to check fares and schedule a pick-up/ drop-off), or the MUNI train (it's right on the N line-- towards Ocean Beach if you're coming from downtown/ Civic Center; the N-Judah if you're coming from the other direction). Getting here with public transportation is very inexpensive and very easy. You just take BART to the Civic Center stop from the airport, and transfer to the MUNI "N" line, going toward Ocean Beach. Our stop is Stanyan Street (at the intersection of Stanyan and Carl streets).
We are extremely close to multiple MUNI stops (San Francisco's public transportation system), so public transportation is easy, cheap and plentiful. However, if you're driving, please note that while we don't have a parking spot, it's a fairly easy neighborhood to find free parking in. However, while parking is free, it is not unlimited. They ticket every two hours from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, so you need to either move your car by 10 am (not too hard, there are usually spots to be found, and most people start their day by then anyway), or park in a nearby parking lot (there are a couple lots within a 10 minute walk where you can pay to park all day, should you want to leave your car at home for the day. There are also some streets nearby (Rivoli street, for example) where you can park round the clock for free and they don't ticket, but you have to search a bit for them.
While this is a self-contained unit within the building with its own entrance, it is still a private home with a family living below. In addition, there are tenants who live on the ground floor, so please be quiet in the evening/ early morning when leaving and returning home, as sound travels easily, and we don't want to deprive anyone of their sleep and sense of privacy. We expect kindness and respect, no crazy loud parties at all hours of the night, absolutely no smoking inside or out, and just general decency. We're pretty chill hosts, and enjoy swell people. Just be nice, and leave the place as nice and tidy as you found it. :-)
When your stay is over, please strip the bed and place all the sheets and towels on the floor in the hallway between the bedroom and kitchen (outside the bathroom). Please make sure all dishes and kitchen utensils, etc. are clean, and that there is no food left in the fridge or in the drawers. Any garbage should be thrown out in the large garbage cans along the side of the house. Let us know when you're leaving so we can be there to retrieve the house keys-- thank you so much!
Great place to stay, so comfortable and clean, we felt at home. Great neighborhood, with small restaurants and friendly people. Stacey was amazing, thank you, thank you, thank you. Will be back for sure!
I had a wonderful time; the views from the front room and back deck are amazing, and it's one of the things that makes SF so special, so it is a treat to stay in a place like this. The apt. is comfortable, clean, very private. The neighborhood is lovely, good restaurants, good walks and hiking trails nearby. Stacey is quick to respond to any questions. I found this stay to be everything I want in a SF visit and definitely hope to stay here again.
Our stay in Stacey's apartment was nothing short of fantastic! We were able to feel like we really lived as San Francisco locals for a week. The Cole Valley area is fantastic. It is far enough away from the heavy tourist areas, but still really easy to travel into the thick of it when you're ready to. There are plenty cute shops and cafes. Its just a lovely area, and very close to Haight-Ashbury.
The apartment itself is really great - very clean, comfy bed, nice big shower and plenty of room. The balcony/deck has a wonderful view out over San Francisco. We honestly didn't want to leave!
Stacey is a fantastic host. She was so helpful and responsive to any questions we had, and was even able to extend our stay for us at the last minute when our flight was cancelled. This apartment really does feel like a home away from home, and I hope to return for another stay someday in the future!
Lovely apartment consisting of 2 main rooms and a bathroom. All good sizes. Enjoyed the view from the windows and balcony but be prepared for the spiral stairs to get to the apartment especially if you're bringing heavy bags (as we were). Great location for Golden Gate Park but a bus journey or a taxi ride costing around $20 to the more touristy areas such as Fisherman's Wharf. Some lovely cafes and restaurants a couple of blocks away. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the apartment.
This house was gorgeous. The shower is wonderful. The view, brilliant. So close to a whole heap of wonderful shops.
Communication with Stacey was great. She was able to answer all my questions and gave clear instructions. The whole experience was nice and private, as we were able to come and go as we pleased. The location was great and convenient for us also. Stacey was available if required also. Thank- you :)
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Hello! I'm a friendly, open, intellectually curious and creative artist / mother / wife, world traveler and explorer.
I love: a comfy couch + a new book, preferably with a hot cup of tea; a clean kitchen + bathroom; honest, friendly, like-minded people; and cooking + eating delicious food. I love Paris, Istanbul, London, NYC + LA and just about anywhere in Italy.
As Airbnb hosts, we are here if you need us, invisible if you don't; we certainly won't disturb you if you prefer privacy. The apartment has its own entrance, so unless you'd like recommendations for restaurants or help with anything else, you will feel like you're in your home-away-from-home, free of intrusion. We take our Airbnb hosting responsibilities seriously, and aim to make your visit to San Francisco as lovely, comfortable, and enjoyable as possible! :-)