Longtime San Francisco resident, Writer, Editor, Nonprofit Arts Management professional; Bilingual tour guide (French/English).
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We stayed there for a month and it was just right, good location, nice house, great host, easy parking and walking distance to entertainment and shopping.
We will be back.
We had a fantastic time at the cottage. Everything about it is great. Special mention goes to the beautiful views, the convenient location, the superb bathroom, the fast internet and the unmatched welcome and care offered by the host Kevin, who was a legend. Yes the stairs were a bit strenuous but if I could do it so can anyone. I'm far from the fittest person around! As to get to Castro or further afield, the buses 33 and 37 are very regular and easy. We absolutely recomend this place for either short or long term stays.
Thank you Kevin for all the recommendations and the great welcome and friendly service you gave us.
Kevin was a welcoming, friendly face when we arrived at the cottage to start our new lives in SF. My husband (and cats) and I eventually ended up staying for 3 months, extending once as our apartment hunting saga dragged on for a time. We would wholeheartedly recommend this place to anyone!
Kevin was super accommodating--a wonderful host who seems to genuinely love the cottage and wants to provide a great experience to the people who stay there. For example when we first arrived, there was an initial plumbing problem. We let Kevin know, who resolved it swiftly and effectively, even getting hands-on to fix it as needed. He then gave us a discount on our last month as an apology for the trouble--which was very sweet and a most appreciated gesture. .
All in all we found the cottage peaceful, comfortable, charming, and in a gorgeous spot with amazing views. Yes, to get those views, you have to hike up a big hill; however, you can always wait for the 33 or 37 to get back home if you find you don't have the stamina. And seriously, those views are spectacular!
In practical matters: the cottage is fairly close to a good grocery store (Mollie Stone's), but grocery deliveries are also a great option for the area too. For dinner in the neighborhood, we ate regularly at Mama Ji's (great Chinese!), and also liked Anchor Oyster Bar, Sushi Time and Zapata for burritos.
Now that we have moved on to the gritter SoMa, we are already missing the quiet charm and beauty of the old neighborhood (the stunning urban hikes, The Castro just below, and a little bit of the "old SF" feeling in the air)...we miss the cottage already!
We were lucky enough to stay at the cottage for 4 weeks. It was a nice place with a great view. Kevin was super attentive and fast when it come to resolving any issues. The place was as advertised and definitely plenty of room for the two of us, plus our small dogs. It could have been cozier for an extended stay but I know it's a new listing and they're working to make it more suitable to longer visits. For a weekend or a day or two though a perfect place!
Oh and the stairs are a workout but the bus really is right at the top of them and I commuted to downtown daily without a problem.
this cottage at 501 Corbett was all I could have asked for. Kevin, who manages it, was so helpful and friendly. The views from this place are astonishing. One has to be fit to walk up into Twin Peaks from the Castro MUNI station, so if you do not drive or don't want to spend lots of money on cabs, don't rent this place. Other than that it is the perfect perch from which to experience San Francisco. I spent two months in this place when I first arrived and was waiting for my apt. to open up on Telegraph Hill. I could not have asked for a better experience living in San Francisco for my first two months. This place deserves its five stars.