Charming Cole Valley Apartment

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Stanyan Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States
Your host, Stacey
79 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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
Accommodates: 5
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
  • Great place!! Great views of the city from a unique house. Our whole family loved it.

    June 2014
  • The relationship with the host was great. The accommodation was cozy, nice and functional. The surroundings were perfect and very typical for San Fransisco.

    June 2014
  • The place was very nice and well kept. Stacey was very accommodating when we told her about our need to check in early to get ready for a family members wedding! Definitely would stay there again.

    June 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Stacey's apartment; although we didn't meet her in person, everything was well prepared with all we needed. If necessary, she could be contacted via email and she replied fast. The apartment is cosy and offers great views of the city and the safe neighborhood. We definitely recommend host and place.

    June 2014
  • Excellent location and wonderful host. We couldn't of been happier with the accommodation and the location. Hope to return soon.

    June 2014
  • Très bonne expérience de location, l'appartement idéalement situé, quartier typique et maison de charme. Les indications laissées par Stacey étaient très précises. Stacey est charmante, nous avons été ravie de partager cette expérience avec elle.

    June 2014
  • Stacey's place was awesome. The views from the private deck and bedroom were fantastic. I have been to San Francisco a few times, but have never stayed on this side of town. Now it will probably be my go to area. There are so many great places walkable from her house, and we had absolutely no problem finding parking.

    Stacey was very accommodating, and her place was immaculately clean. I hope to stay here again!

    June 2014
  • Stacey's place was lovely and spacious for our family of three. Our teenage son took "possession" of the comfy chaise during our stay. The views from the bedroom and balcony were stunning in the sun and fog. Stacey was very kind and went out of her way to help us with a couple of needs. We made full use of the coffee shops and restaurants that are just a three block walk. We enjoyed our dinner at Padrecito. The biggest surprise was how easy it was to find street parking within a block of the house. Highly recommend.

    May 2014
  • My wife and I flew in a bit earlier then checkout and Stacey let us drop our bags off before check-in which was a major plus since we had a lot of luggage and no place to put it. Stacey responded quickly and was very helpful.

    This part of town is awesome and chill and next to Cole St I believe which has many quaint diners and restaurants. Only a few blocks from Haight and Ashbury which is a cool spot for tourists like us.

    The room was as advertised and with a great patio view of the city. Was a very nice place to stay for our fist night of our honeymoon. I recommend it to all.

    May 2014
  • What a wonderful place Stacy has to share! It was so clean and quaint but plenty of room for our small group to enjoy the Cole Valley area. The patio entrance was adorable, so perfect to enjoy the city views and weather. She was a gracious host to my friends and myself. The beds were comfortable and plenty! Also, It was great to be able to park the car near the house all weekend without fees. We also used the nearby public muni for convenience. Hope to stay again in the future. Couldn't be happier with our choice to stay here and not a hotel!

    May 2014
    Response from Stacey:

    Dear Holly, Thank you SO much for the lovely review, I truly appreciate it, and would love nothing more than to host you and your friends in the future!
    All my best,

    May 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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