First and foremost, we now refer all short-term booking requests to our friends Ron and Renee.
Their listing is: "Pacific Heights, 2 rooms and parking!"
Our listed apartment--"One block from Golden Gate Park!"--is available only for "longer" visits. We will answer all inquiries, but please do not submit a short-term booking request for it.
"One block" is a lovely 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 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, 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 like lower Haight, have active nightlife. You can easily walk or take public transit to and from the apartment in the evening.
Owners live in the upstairs flat, and have been in San Francisco since 1966. They have raised two kids 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 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.
One additional benefit: we have a membership to the Exploratorium-- the first and best hands-on science museum in the world! Passes for two adults and up to four kids are available for your use, and we ask only that you make a donation at the Exploratorium. (Adult admission is normally $25 and kids are $19.)
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.
We spent two wonderful months in David’s apartment. The place is spacious, cozy and very comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped and it helped a lot having a washing and dryer machine at home. The location is excellent! Two blocks from the amazing Golden Gate Park with all the museums, gardens, lakes, trails, etc. in the convenient Richmond District, with lots of restaurants, coffee shops, supermarkets, etc. in walking distance. Very quiet neighborhood with easy access to public transportation. David was most helpful during our stay. Excellent place to stay while in San Francisco!
Very nice and welcoming spot. Hard to beat location and the ground-floor unit was very accomodating and comfortable. All facilities + necessities in order and easypeasy access to grocery, GG park, eateries ++.
We had a comfortable stay in David's suite - lots of space, fully-equipped kitchen, and a great Golden Gate Park location. The main bed was very comfortable and the pull-out in the living room worked well for our kids. We enjoyed starting each day in the park, and explored the Richmond district's offerings - great restaurants and shops (Green Apple Books!) on Clement, Cinderella Bakery just around the corner on Balboa. Public transportation is easily accessible both on Fulton and Geary. David and Barbara were easy to deal with and have provided plenty of information in the suite. We had a great stay and would stay here again.
This was a beautiful place. Tastefully done, great attention to detail, and very convenient. David was helpful and welcoming. One of my favorite AirBnBs I've stayed in.
Just one block away from golden gate park, three blocks from the outstanding academy of sciences and the young museum, two blocks from a Safeway supermarket, quite neighborhood, near downtown and Embarcadero, best place to stay in San Francisco for cost and value. The owner, David, is amazing and a very good chat and helpful. Fully equipped home, big tv at bedroom, small but friendly kitchen with all spices and herbs. Not so easy to find a parking lot. We had a great time, we were along with our two kids and they loved it.
Davids Appartment was really great and cozy. Its very close to Golden Gate Park and there also is a supermarket and the bus station around the corner. It takes about half an hour with the bus to get to market street but that was totally fine. My mom had some difficulties to sleep because she is very sensitive to any kind of noises and the fridge can make some noises at night and there was a wind chime that made sounds. But my brother and I slept very very good. So I think it depends howlight your sleep is ;) Davids appartment definitely felt like home for this week and it was always the perfect place to come home to after an exhausting sightseeing day . I would totally recommend it :)
David is an excellent host! He is very warm and friendly; we felt like we came to visit family. The listing is exactly as described - it was perfect for us and our one year old. The neighbourhood is very nice with a lot of great little restaurants and coffee shops in walking distance. We look forward to visiting again!
My wife and I came to San Francisco in 1966, and have been here ever since. I am a retired journalist, and avid cyclist. 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 over thirty years. We live in the upstairs flat, and we enjoy having the downstairs apartment available for friends, family, and travelers.
Our neighborhood is centrally located and convenient, but also quiet and safe. This is a great place to stay, especially with kids.
My daughter, Caitlyn, will be handling e-mail inquiries. She is quicker to respond to e-mail than I am!