About this listing
FIRST AND FOREMOST, WE SPECIALIZE IN GUESTS WHO WILL BE STAYING FOR A MONTH OR MORE.
EXCEPTIONS CAN BE MADE IN SOME CIRCUMSTANCES. AND WE WILL, OF COURSE, RESPOND TO ALL INQUIRIES.
NONETHELESS, IT IS BEST TO CONTACT OUR FRIENDS RON AND RENEE FOR ANY PROSPECTIVE BOOKING OF LESS THAN 30 DAYS. THEY HOST GUESTS IN THEIR LOVELY PACIFIC HEIGHTS HOME. (The listing is: "Pacific Heights, 2 rooms & parking!")
Our listing, "One Block," is a private apartment on the ground floor of a charming Victorian-style cottage, just a block from Golden Gate Park.
Walking distance to all of the park's major attractions, including the California Academy of Sciences, Steinhart Aquarium, De Young Art Museum, Japanese Tea Gardens, and Conservatory of Flowers. Dozens of wonderful ethnic restaurants are just a few blocks away: Thai, Burmese, Russian, Turkish, Vietnamese, and more! Grocery store and bike rental shop within two blocks. Close to USF and UCSF. Several public transit routes are nearby for easy access to the whole city.
Bedroom has a queen bed, and the living room has a sleeper futon, making the apartment perfect for a couple or small family. Fully equipped kitchen with a gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, and small breakfast table. One bathroom (tub and shower), washer and dryer. Huge plasma TV with cable, and WiFi. All linens are provided (sheets, towels, blankets, etc.)
The inner Richmond is a charming and diverse neighborhood, known for great Asian food. There are bars on Clement St. and Geary Blvd., but it is generally quiet at night. A great place to relax after a busy day seeing the city! Nearby neighborhoods such as the lower Haight, have active nightlife. You can easily walk or take public transit to and from the apartment in the evening.
We live in the upstairs flat and have been in San Francisco since 1966. We have raised two children in the city, and are happy to help you find your way around. If you want to experience San Francisco like a local, this is the place for you! Nearby restaurants are affordable and family-friendly. Having breakfast and coffee in our apartment, and getting basics at the grocery store, will make your trip easier and more affordable.
Parking anywhere in San Francisco can be difficult, but it is better in our neighborhood than in most. We recommend against renting a car, as you do not need one within the city. However if you do rent a car, you can usually find free street parking within a reasonable distance around our house.
We are kid-friendly, and this is a great location for children-- centrally located and convenient, but quiet at night. A new Pack'n'Play (meets new 2012 safety standards) is available, as well as a comfortable tatami foam mat for an extra person. Pets are negotiable.
There is a small fenced backyard, accessible from the back door in the kitchen. It is not particularly fancy, but some guests have found it very nice to have a place where small children can go outside without traffic concerns.
If you have questions, please feel free to ask. We look forward to your visit!
No loud noise after 11:00 pm.
Pets are negotiable.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
My wife and I came to San Francisco in 1966, and have been here ever since. I am a "retired" journalist and avid cyclist. She was a long-time civil servant. We have raised two children in the city and now have grandchildren who come to visit. We are happy to help you discover San Francisco.
Our house was built in 1907, and we have owned it for roughly 30 years. We live in the upstairs flat. We enjoy having the downstairs apartment available for friends, family, and Airbnb travelers.
Our neighborhood is centrally located and convenient, but also quiet and safe. This is a great place to stay, especially with children.