Charming Cole Valley Apartment

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Stanyan Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

The Space

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.

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 and shuttle buses down to Silicon Valley, so public transportation is easy, cheap and plentiful. However, if you're driving, it's also 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 where you can park round the clock for free and they don't ticket, but you have to search a bit for them.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $400
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • What a perfect location for my family to experience San Fran. Charming neighborhood and close to public transportation. Stores so close with anything one needs. The apartment has a lovely deck to enjoy your meals and take in the views. Apartment was clean and comfortable. We truly hope to return someday.

    April 2014
  • Great location, clean, good bed, great view! Communication with Stacey was great and easy!
    Thanks Stacey for taking care of our parents!

    April 2014
  • What a lovely apartment! We loved our stay and Stacey was wonderful and accommodating to our weird arrival and departure times. The apartment was clean, with AMAZING views of San Francisco. Stacey was incredibly responsive and I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.

    March 2014
  • I have the rare pleasure of being able to say I have stayed in both apartments offered by the host in her lovely house in San Francisco. The first time we stayed in the lower floor (see separate review) and the second time my group stayed in the upstairs apartment. The upstairs apartment was a nice treat with their amazing view which we noticed immediately. The furnishings were very comfortable (we were in need of a good night's sleep after our travels) and we loved the cozy atmosphere. It was clean and welcoming. We had five people, and we all slept comfortably in the upstairs apartment. Only wish we had longer to stay because we loved the city! Location of the house is amazing. Just a short walk from some amazing areas in San Francisco. This is definitely an amazing host with lots to offer!

    March 2014
  • The apartment was excellent and it had a wonderful view over San Francisco. I would like to come back, when or if I will visit San Francisco again.

    March 2014
  • This was only the second time my husband and I had used air bnb and Stacey couldn't have made the experience any better. The apartment has beautiful views, very private, quiet and safe and equipped with everything you need. Cole Valley is a great, friendly neighbourhood and a good place to escape to after a busy day in the city. It's full of great cafés and shops and beautiful houses. Finally Stacey was the perfect host, super helpful and responsive and dealing with her really made us both feel like we had a friend in the city. She couldn't have been more helpful. If we ever visit SF again we will certainly stay here again.

    March 2014
  • This place is so cute and cozy, and Stacey is really organized. There were signs and labels for everything, and many amenities provided for. The view is great and even the futon was comfortable. The stairs are a little scary (especially in heels) but the automatic lights are very guiding. I did hear the baby from the floor below, but it wasn't loud enough to wake me, and I'm a light sleeper. Be sure to walk softly as the floors are creaky. I'm definitely planning on staying here again the next time I go to SF!

    March 2014
  • This apartment is really cool, and the views across San Francisco are lovely. One of the beds is in a cupboard and we felt like Harry Potter. Check in is really easy and the location is ideal for exploring the city.

    March 2014
  • Fantastic apartment! Used as home base for me and my 3 and 6 year olds, great transit and walking access to the city, fantastic views and my 3 year old even made it up all the steps at the end of every day :) Extremely clean, lots of extra blankets and towels, lots of light.

    February 2014
  • Stacey is a warm and welcoming host and available if you need her.
    The unit has spectacular views of San Francisco and is close to anything one may want: a walk in the park, a visit to a museum, good food, easy transportation, etc. Highly recommend.

    February 2014
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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! :-)
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