We are transplants from the east coast. We are scientists at UCSF. We love San Francisco and are thrilled to share this remarkable city with others.
We had a most enjoyable experience staying in the renovated and nicely furnished Sunny Garden suite. Robert and Cassie were very welcoming and hospitable. The suite is accurately pictured and described , clean and pleasant. The kitchenette is stocked adequately for simple meals and the bathroom is spotless. The bed is very comfortable and there is adequate supply of fresh towels and sheets. The access to the beautiful garden is a great plus. Above all, Robert and his family welcomed us with warm smile and were always available to help. The location is fantastic with wide choice of shops and restaurants on Clement Street and the bus stop around the corner in California street is very convenient for downtown trips. We recommend this apartment and would happily look forward to renting it in future visits. Thank you Robert and Cassie.
At first I was worried about privacy, the suite is accessible through garage, but Robert and its family keep us privacy. They are very friendly and helpful. For example we asked for additional key and we got it in hour. The studio is placed near beautiful park, which is awesome for running and yoga. I also suggest to try run to beach and back, very nice route :-)
The whole experience was fantastic. It was _easy_. It was warm (SF housing isn't, usually). It was very private. There is everything you need at the apartment to live permanently, and albeit being minimalist, covers all needs very nicely. The laundromat at the corner is 70m away, and there are so many easy ways to get anywhere using the bus line number 1, it was almost shockingly easy from the place! It was everything one wants from a place while visiting as a couple.
Robert and his wife were amazingly pro-active in making sure we were comfortable. He inquired about the heating, and even told us about upcoming noisy moments they were expecting in the living space above (!). Good people.
I will definitively try to book with Robert in the futur, as again, it was a superb experience.
Although the property appeared to be newly painted and furnished, I did not see the value paid for my 30 day period of stay. Most of the living experience left much to be desired for the price paid. First, the entrance to the property is through a dimly lit garage area, with all of the issues associated with being a wall away from a garage/refuse storage area. As the property is under the main living area of the owners, the insulation between the floors appears non-existent and you must contend with the normal noise that a family creates in using their area. If your desire is to be up and out by 6:30 to 7:00 AM each day (sometimes even on weekends) then this won't be a problem. Sleeping in is a different story. Additionally, the HVAC controls are controlled by the main living area above you and therefore you are at the comfort level for such that the owners prefer, although they will accommodate change if requested, but you don't have ability to change on your own schedule as at most places. The kitchen area, again, is not preferable for a longer stay where you would want to prepare meals. It is essentially an alcove with small counter space and small appliances, best suited for warming up take-out food (website hidden) and Netflix provided were adequate except the TV service is not provided through a cable service, but rather antenna hookup which limits channel accessibility, and Wi-Fi access was not always available.
Stayed 5 nights in Robert's lovely 1 bedroom apartment. Living room furniture new, flooring new and bathroom newly remodeled...Very Nice!. Queen bed was comfortable and wardrobe with drawers was ample for two. Kitchen small, but had everything we needed for light meals. Lovely backyard for sitting and reading. VERY CONVENIENT to shops and restaurants on Clement & Geary Streets. Also convenient to buses and freeway. Would highly recommend.
The Blelloch's were fantastic. The took us in like family and really made us feel welcome. Additionally, the place is great - beautiful, clean, spacious, and easily accessible by public transit...