Very zen, very mod. The cute footed bathtub and simple design makes for a relaxing, clean environment. Gorgeous backyard! Only a 20 minute drive from San Fran. My friend and I stayed for two nights and were out in the city almost the whole time so we didn't speak to Marlene in person, but her correspondence and our arrival/departure were all handled very professionally and smoothly.
Everything was perfect! The apartment looks exactly as on pictures, new, clean and comfortable. Parking was right out front and free and also Wireless Internet. Easy check-in and check-out. I would highly recommend this place!
Todo fue perfecto, aunque íbamos con algo de miedo por la fama de la ciudad, el vecindario parecía seguro y muy tranquilo. Al ser una zona residencial recomiendo tener coche, aunque veíamos pasar autobús por la puerta todo el tiempo. Hay un espacio para aparcar el coche justo en la puerta y siempre disponible!! El jardín era precioso, una pena que el tiempo no nos dejó disfrutarlo durante los desayunos y cenas.
Couple & Infant baby, 7 nights
Note: traffic downtown can be tough but thats SFO
In short: great stay!
Lovely and exactly as described. Nice location with easy access to Laurel District and the freeway. The backyard is great.
Perfect sized spot for me- easy travel to the freeway, but don't get caught in 580 commuter traffic!!
Marlene's place was clean, well stocked. Wish I could have spent more time in her beautiful garden!!!
Place looks exactly as on pictures. Everything is new and clean. Very nice mini-garden with lemon (!) tree. Communication with Marlene was good.
The apartment was nice, and well furnished with a very warm comfy bed. The neighborhood was close to a major highway so it was easy to get everywhere and back around the city. I liked the tranquil environment and Marlene was very hospitable and gave us plenty of privacy to enjoy the place as our own for the week. I would definitely use her space again. FYI beautiful garden but respect the honey bees that live there. ;)
Marlene's apartment was great: clean, comfortable, and well-designed. We loved the claw foot tub and fabulous kitchen! Parking was right out front. We would stay again.
Great place to stay, highly recommended
We stayed at Marlene studio for 5 days and we enjoyed the place! It has a very beautiful garden! And the kitchen has all what you need.
Marlene was really nice during our stay, she was always available to answer questions really fast when I wrote to her and very flexible with check in and out.
The only one thing to note is the bed was on the soft side, and my husband and I prefer the bed more firm. everything else was just fine! Thanks Marlene
Marlene has a great sense of style and it shows through in her living space and garden. The back yard garden is impressive, a wonderful oasis from the bustling metropolis of San Francisco that I call home. Having spent some time in Japan, that influence definitely shows through in her clean, organized style and efficient use of space. The apartment space in her home is a wonderful warm retreat.