Apartment is a quiet, fully furnished studio in a beautiful building. It is on the 7th floor of an eight story building. It has cable TV and Wireless Internet access.
The apartment has views of downtown, and gets in plenty of natural daylight. It has a full kitchen and also a big bathroom with a tub. Coin-op laundry facilities on site.
The building is safe, quiet and on a friendly and clean block. Lots of shops, restaurants, bars and galleries in the neighborhood and only three blocks walk from Union Square. There is a grocery store (Trader Joe's) within walking distance. There is also an Avis Car Rental facility right across the street. Muni bus lines (phone number hidden) and others stop within one block of the building; BART (Airport train) and MUNI trains are a short walk away (5 min Powell street Station). High tech shuttles within walking distance and easy access to cabs right outside the building.
Sorry, no pets allowed. No smoking.
I live in this apt when I am in San Francisco, which is roughly half of the month, and have most of my personal belongings here. I expect visitors to be respectful of my things. I work in Norway, thus I have a good friend of mine helping me with all the practical stuff. He is responsible for the keys and will be the person to contact if there are any problems. He lives only a few blocks away and will also be the one you hand back the keys to and the one who will be checking on the place once you leave.
Please make sure to call or text my friend (number provided once booked) at the very least 24 hours before your arrival so that you can schedule an exact meeting time with him. Let him know if your flight is cancelled or delayed ASAP so that he doesn't have to waste a lot of his time waiting if you are going to be late. We have had some problems with this in the past, thus I'm specifying this now to save both you and my friend a lot of time and problems. He is very busy and needs time to plan accordingly.
Check in time is after 3:00 pm and check out is no later than 11:00 am. This is because we have other guests coming and staying prior to you, and we need time to properly clean the apt.
If you haven't gotten in touch with my friend 12 hours prior to check in, please write me here ASAP. I work in Europe and if you are outside of the apt there is little I can do from there. This way I have time to make other arrangements.
Upon arrival he will show you around and explain the most essential things you need to know about he apt. We clean the apt after every visit, change the bed, wash the sheets etc., but I expect guests to do ALL of their own dishes if you have used any. Please leave the place as it was when you checked in.
Thank you for your consideration and have a pleasant stay!
This was our second stay at Barbara's apartment & it felt like a home away from home. Such a good location with everything close by. Yes it was a bit noisy but I'd prefer a home over a hotel for our 2 week holiday. Barbara was great at communicating with us and her friend Jamil was super helpful getting us into the apartment both times. We'd stay again :-)
No shampoo and conditioner in the apt is a pity
I enjoyed my stay in Barbara's apartment. The unit was exactly as pictured and described. Close proximity to Nob Hill was very convenient and there were loads of fun places nearby. While she was abroad during my visit, check-in was handled through her friend which went fine. I did not spend much time in the room as I was working late, but the unit had everything I needed. Internet connection was adequate, but a bit slow at times.
Overall I enjoyed my stay and would consider staying here again.
Jamil provided all the necessary information for me during my checkin. The location of the apartment is great easy to reach from BART. Lot's of restaurants, shops and public transportation at ease. The apartment has everything if you are willing to cook. The apartment is clean but not spotless. Everything was provided sheets and towels. On the not so good part. The building is pretty old so expect some noises in the apartment. There is a parking lot right behind the building that gets really noisy sometimes. Barbara is hard to reach, but her friend Jamil who is charge is the opposite, count on him. Definitely I would recommend anybody to stay due to the location.
As advertised and host was an absolute pleasure to deal with. As this was a business trip with a heavy workload, I didn't spend much time in the apartment other than to relax for a couple hours before sleep. Had everything I needed. Only advice would be to bring ear plugs if you're a light sleeper. I definitely got jarred a couple times by street activity. Neighborhood is vibrant in a good way...lots of places to eat, etc. Thanks Barbara!
Great location! Jamil was very helpful and gave more house instructions. Such great places to eat on all surrounding streets. Only a 2 block walk to the cable cart which took us to and from Fishermans Wharf. Really enjoyed our stay in this apartment whilst in San Francisco
I am a flight attendant currently working in Norway, but I live in San Francisco. I love to travel and I do it as much as possible, whenever I have time off, which is pretty often.