We are Chris Lippert and Anne Hughes and have lived in San Francisco for 33 years, 18 at our home in Bernal Heights.
Our experience with the hosts and the apartment couldn't have been better! The apartment was very clean and the lovely decoration made us feel at home the minute we walked in. The hosts thought of everything - even coffee and sparkling water upon our arrival! We had breakfast in the lovely garden and enjoyed the views from there!
The very welcoming hosts were flexible and allowed us to leave our suitcases in the corridor even after check-out.
Bernal Heights are about 25min from San Francisco centre. The J-Line tram (to Market Streeet) leaves just one block from the flat and is the perfect public transportation to get best views of SF.
We will recommend this apartment to family and friends, and will certainly be back ourselves!
The place was lovely, just as pictured. It was extremely clean, but welcoming and homey. The warm tiles in the bathroom were an unexpected bonus. I liked the separate entrance and all the light and open windows. We didn't use the garden, but I wish I had.
The house was located on a hilly side street. Street parking was available about a half block down. The space itself was absolutely beautiful. Too beautiful to describe in this review. The garden was wonderful. The hosts were ghosts, but left us lovely notes with their contact information. Everything was as promised and more. We had our own entrance too, which was lovely. The hosts' apartment was quiet too. They even left us little treats (sparkling water and bathroom amenities) and had a well-stocked kitchen.
Anne and Chris have a gorgeous garden apartment in Bernal Heights. Wonderfully clean and well decorated. Lots of little details make the visit a good one - a selection of spices and herbs on the shelf for cooking, oil and balsamic too. There is even heating in the bathroom floor which was bliss. Essentially you feel as if you are staying at an old friend's downstairs apartment. Very comfortable and welcoming. Separate entry provides privacy and ease of access.
Bernal Heights itself is a great area. Cortland Street is really charming and two blocks away - good restaurants and supermarkets. Mission Street and the BART (train) stops are not far - perhaps a mile. The area is very hilly so be prepared to drive or walk a lot of hills.
Lovely little apartment with a great view from the big kitchen windows. Warm and cozy with heated floor in bath. Chris and Ann was very accommodating. They where kind to borrow us an extra bed for our little toddler, and even a toy!
We stayed here for seven nights while visiting family nearby, and found it to be a spacious, light-filled apartment. Super clean. Full new kitchen with plenty of dishes and pots and pans; even some spices and oil and vinegar. Heated tile floor in the bathroom is a nice bonus. Sweet little garden out back.
This is a great location, especially if you're wanting to spend time in the Mission, Noe Valley, Bernal Heights and Glen Park in particular, but the nearby public transit (J trolley-car and buses on Mission St) also make it easy to get downtown, and all around the city, too.
The only downside for us was the noise from upstairs. This is a basement suite (albeit with lots of light and high ceilings) in a vintage cottage… so the floors above squeak, and you hear the upstairs plumbing sounds, as well as folks walking around with shoes on etc. Overall it was a great value and would highly recommend staying here if you're not sensitive to that kind of noise.
This was my second time staying at the garden studio, and it was just as perfect as the first time. I'll stay here whenever I can!
This was a great Studio apartment in an great location. I really enjoyed my stay. I will definitely try to stay here again on my next trip to San Francisco if it is available.
What a find!
This was our first AirBnB experience and it was one never to forget! The apartment itself was beautiful and just like the pictures; equipped with everything we could have needed. The bed was super comfortable and I will miss the heated floor in the bathroom!
Despite being on basement level, there was so much light flooding into the room and the views over to Twin Peaks were wonderful. The garden is an added bonus and provided so many little areas to enjoy it.
The welcome brochure provided us with all the info we needed about the apartment and local area. The place is perfectly positioned between the edgy (but not threatening) Mission St and the tranquil Cortland Ave.
Getting around was so easy thanks for the local J Church tram stop and local buses. Get yourself a Clipper and the city is yours to explore!
We fell in love with San Francisco and the apartment; we are sure to return and book this Garden Studio again! 5 STARS!
We had a wonderful stay at Bernal Heights. We very much enjoyed the apartment that we stayed in, and yes the heated floors in the bathroom are a highlight and a wonderful treat. Apartment feels spacious. And the owners let us do our laundry which was great. However Bernal Heights is approx an hour from Fisherman's Wharf and other major attractions by bus. And the route 49 is all along Mission street which has a lot of shady people. Other than that it was great. Thanks Anne and Chris
A pleasure to have! Neat, clean and respectful. Would have them again!