|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||700 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Luxury, Romantic, City|
Description from the owner
5 STAR 100% positive reviews from previous guests!
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Please read the comments from previous guests about the apartment.
Experience the real San Francisco, stay where the locals live, Family Friendly location, Walk to Golden Gate park, Baker Beach, The Presidio, Legion of Honor and Ocean Beach,
Big Queen Sleigh Bed, Double sofa bed, Single Ottoman pull out bed, Dining room, Full Kitchen, Cable TV, Fully equipped home office, with new Dell computer & printer, copier and scanner. COMCAST HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION.
Two LCD HD TV's with built in...Read more
Fantastic Apt, Close to G.Gate Park & Beach, WiFi
San Francisco, California
Additional Location Information
Location, Location, Location.
4 blocks to Golden Gate Park.
Close to 3 beaches, Ocean Beach, China Beach and Baker Beach.
4 blocks to the world famous Presidio.
6 blocks to Lincoln park Golf Course.
Take a walk to Sea Cliff and view the movie star's million dollar mansions.
Location Type City
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$199||$199||$1,295||$4,995||3 nights|
|All Dates||$199||$199||$1,295||$4,995||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
NO HIDDEN EXTRA FEES,
All Rates are totally inclusive of all charges, No Cleaning Fees, No Extra person fees etc.
A $300 Deposit will hold your reservation, Balance due 30 days before you arrive.
We will accept a two night booking if only two nights are available.
Season: September through June:
3-6 Nights $199 per night (3 Night Minimum)
7-13 Nights $185 per night ($1295 Per Week)
Special rates for 14-30 nights
High Season: July, August & Holiday W/ends.
3-6 Nights $229 per night (3 Night Minimum),
7-13 nights $214 per night ($1495 Per week)
NO HIDDEN EXTRAS,
NO CLEANING FEES, NO EXTRA PERSON FEES,
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THEN ADD CLEANING FEES AND OTHER CHARGES,
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Marnie and Alastair
Waterloo, ON, Canada
Well equipped and perfect location
We had a wonderful 3 week holiday, living in San Francisco!
Staying at the Geary Street apartment was easy, clean and safe, and it was great having Vladamir nearby for advice. All San Francisco points of interest could be reached quickly by walking or public transit (museums, art galleries, restaurants, beaches, downtown and natural areas).
Convenient, clean and friendly
Has everything I needed from spare towels and bed sheets to kitchen utensils. It was clean and the neighbor was very helpful.
It was very convenient the overall a very nice place to stay.
Business and Pleasure
Great comfort in a fantastic location
This place gives you all the experiences of owning a great apartment in the city without any of the hassle! We could walk or bus to anywhere, and did. Great restaurants are all around, as are many cool attractions. The apartment is comfy (great bed!) and has everything you need to feel at home. I booked this as an alternative to a hotel for a business trip and invited a friend to enjoy the "vacation" part. We both loved the cool location. When we tired of walking the city, the big easy chair and a warm fire provided a great respite. You can find just about anything within a block, from groceries to wine, expensive meals to budget breakfast. If you have a question about the place or the area, Paul has already answered it in his prep materials.
I recommend this for a couple and for business travelers sick of room sevice and tourist traps. Even if your business is far away at Moscone Center, a $2 bus ride will get you there, and the bus stop is right across the street. Thanks Paul, can't wait to come back!
Fab apartment in a perfect location
Our family of four, 2 adults and 2 teenagers stayed for 5 nights in this Fab apartment in December 2012.
The apartment has everything you could possibly need, it was great to have our own bedroom and let the kids watch TV and play on the computer in the living room.
The location was perfect, we walked to Golden Gate park, the Presidio and Baker Beach. There are tons of restaurants all around the area. Our kids loved Bill's Place, a great burger restaurant just around the corner on Clement street. We took the 38 bus downtown a few times, great value and very quick.
We loved San Francisco and liked living like a local in a great friendly area.
We would totally recommend this apartment for value, location and amenities.
New Bern, NC
We Left Our Heart in San Francisco
We spent an amazing 3 days in San Fran!! Staying in Paul's apt. was so convenient and comfy!! We were able to relax after sight seeing-even brought Chinese food in one evening and enjoyed time with family without being rushed or interrupted!!! Paul gave us lots of suggestions and it was fun reading all of the notes from previous guests with suggestions of places to go!!! There was even a computer to print out our boarding passes!!! The only thing that was difficult was the stairs leading up to the apartment-my 82 year old mother has some mobility issues and it was a bit tough for her!! We would definitely stay here again!!!
It[--]s ok...not great
This property is just an ok option for families in San Fransico. I can say this with some authority because I stayed at this property for 4 nights but then also stayed at a large hotel in union square after returning from Yoesmite for a further 2 nights. The advantages of the property at Geary ave is the cost of the accommodation and the fact you have a kitchen to make all your meals if you wish. The clear disadvantage compared to a large hotel at union square is that it is a noisy location (you are on a main street) and you are not close to the action. This is not a complaint...it is simply the reality. Lucky with our journey we used to Geary location as a base for our Napa visit and other out of SF visits and then when we stayed at Union Square (grand orchard hotel which was excellent) enjoyed the ambience and fun of the city and all it has to offer. However if you have only a few days in the city by the bay, go for the real location, spend a few extra dollars and book yourself into a nice hotel, rather then having to take the number 38 bus from 25 th Geary ave. If you don't enjoy the 29 stops!
Response from Paul & Debbie - 11/22/2012
Hi Peter & Caroline,
From what I gather from your review is that you would have preferred to have stayed your total time in San Francisco in a nice hotel in the Union Square area rather than a "Home from Home" family friendly apartment in a very nice quite neighborhood.
You recommend "Go for the real Location" which is all very fine if that is what you desire, Union Square is a great part of the city, it has all the hustle and bustle, shops, restaurants and all the pros and cons of any downtown location.
It is more probably a matter of taste and maybe you should have researched what you actually wanted from your San Francisco experience.
I would also point out the other reviews on this and other websites, a lot of our previous guests recommend the apartment for its "Real San Francisco" location,
it is walking distance to Golden Gate park, The world famous Presidio, Lincoln Park and two beaches.
People book and recommend our vacation apartment for the very reason that it is not downtown, they wish to experiences the real San Francisco and yes mingling with locals on a bus is a great way to see parts of the city that most tourists do not get to see.
It seems clear that you are a "hotel" person more than a "Vacation apartment" person ,which is fine, but it is not fair to compare the two in the same review with more negative thoughts on the apartment and all positive thoughts on the hotel.
You forgot to mention that you had a rental car during your first 4 days , The apartment neighborhood has free street parking, parking in the Union Square area costs $36 a day.
We were very sad to receive our very first average review, and before your review we had a 100% recommendation that guests would stay again.
Your review knocked us down to 98%, which is still an A rating in any test score.
Overall we think we are doing a fairly good job with the description of what guests will find when they arrive.
Paul & Debbie,
Fantastic place for a family getaway
Our family of four stayed in this wonderful apartment when we visted San Francisco for a wedding. The kids were super comforatble on the pull-out beds, and we loved the bedroom. The place has a nice, bright feel, and the neighborhood is pleasant with some good restaurants within an easy walk. Parking was easy to find (watch for street cleaning signs), and Paul was extremely easy to deal with. Highly recommended.
A home away from home
Paul's instructions were extremely clear. Having the notebook with the instructions on hand was very helpful as well. Everything was straight forward. The place was simple but with all the amenities one needs to make the apartment your home for the duration of the stay.
Location couldn't be better. The location offers great shops for food, and the place is so close to the Golden Gate Park, which makes the place even more attractive when a walk is needed at any time.
The only thing I would recommend is to have option of curtains in both the living room and bedroom to make the rooms darker at night. We traveled from the East Coast with a baby, and the time change was quite difficult. In addition, the sign of the ace is on until 12:30am, which lightens the room quite a bit. Other than this, the place is great to stay.
I will definitely consider this apartment on my next visit to San Francisco.
The perfect weekend getaway with your family.
If you are looking for a clean, convenient, comfortable and affordable rental for your family in San Francisco, look no further. The location is ideal for Golden Gate Park, the Beach, tons of great food and the parking was easy. I would recommend this rental to anyone...families, couples on a romantic getaway, tourists...it is perfect. I won't stay downtown anymore, I will opt for the quiet of this area and the great food that is available all around.
We had a wonderfull time in San Francisco and this apartment made it even better.
The apartment was much better than we expected.
The whole process from booking to checking in and out was perfect.
We loved the travel guide that the owners provided, the local resstaurant suggestions were really great, our favorite restaurant was Pacific Cafe, which was just a short walk from the apartment.
The apartment was clean, cozy and so much nicer than a hotel room.
We purchased the 7 day bus pass and it really is a great savings.
We loved being so close to the Golden Gate Park.
We totally recommend this apartment.
Really nice place to stay
Really nice place to stay
We had a great time in this apartment,
Perfect place for our family of four.
We cant wait to visit again.
Geologue ET gérant et cuisinier du restaurant les 1°°1 Lunes
Pas d'idee pour le titre
Excentré du centre, l'appartement est cependant situé sur la rue principale et le bus est direct (20-25 minutes).
Endroit idéal pour visiter les parcs, le golden gate, voir le pacifique.
L'appartement est très confortable, très lumineux.
Le seul bémol est le manque de machine à laver le linge (c'est plutôt courant aux States) mais il y a des lavomatics très proches.
Le reste est sans défaut, il y a même des jeux, des DVD et des CDs à disposition, ce qui est moins commun.
Paul a la gentillesse de données une ribambelle de renseignements utiles,
sur les locations de vélos, les balades... et les restaurants.
Là, j'ai un désaccord avec lui : je préfère de loin aziza, seul restaurant marocain étoilé Michelin, à Chapeau, plus conventionnel, moins fin. De plus, les vins chez aziza sortent enfin des sempiternelles vins sursucrés, suralcolisés, sur boisés, que la Napa Valley, Opus one, Parker et consort nous délivrent au grand dam des amoureux du terroir et de la non-uniformisation.
Pensez : Aziza propose même du Jean-Paul Brun ou du Montilles !
Ken & Lorraine
Fab apartment in terrific location
We will never stay in a hotel again.
Perfect apartment in a terrific location,
The owners have thought of absolutly everything that could enhance your stay.
As previous renters have said, it really felt like we were staying in a friends apartment.
Cant wait to come back.
Lovely apartment in a great neighbourhood.
Our family of four stayed here for a week in November and we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay.
Paul, the owner, was very helpful in providing a lot of useful information about the apartment, The Richmond neighbourhood and the city in general and this really made our stay much easier.
The apartment is very clean and nicely decorated. There is a good-sized kitchen and dining area, although there are so many great restaurants nearby, particularly on Geary Blvd and Clement St, that we mostly ate out. The main bedroom is well-sized and the bed was extremely comfortable - the best of all the places we stayed during our holiday. Our kids were happy on the fold-out sofa in the lounge room, particularly with Netflix available on the tv. The bathroom is small, but I think that is to be expected in a city apartment and how much time do you really want to spend in the bathroom anyway? Free wi-fi access was great and made it easy to keep in touch with family back home.
The apartment is very conveniently located for catching the 38 bus Downtown, with the bus stop right across the street. Depending on the time of day, it took around 30 mins to travel by bus Downtown. A couple of times we actually caught a cab back from Downtown and that cost around $25. It is also very easy to travel to the nearby Golden Gate Park and the Presidio by bus.
Vladimir, who manages the apartment and lives next door, was very friendly and helpful during our stay.
We loved staying here and would highly recommend the apartment to anyone visiting San Francisco.
Response from Paul & Debbie - 12/01/2011
Thanks Rachel, I am glad you all had a great time in San Francisco
North Hollywood, CA
Myself and 2 of my girlfriends stayed here for a girls getaway. Check-in instructions were a breeze. The apartment was clean and well furnished. You'd never expect suck a lovely place to be above the ace Hardware. :-) The pictures posted of the place are 100% accurate. You are right across the street from a Muni stop that will get you where ever you need to go in the city. The kitchen is well equipped if you want to save money and cook in. Or there are numerous apartments within walking distance. I went to an Indian place, Italian place, greasy spoon diner, and a mexican place all within a square block. If you want to get away from the typical small hotel room I would definitely recommend this place. I'm so happy that I'm actually planning on visiting the city again and staying in Paul's other rental property.
Response from Paul & Debbie - 10/27/2011
Thanks for your really nice review,
Looking forward to seeing you when you stay at the Twin peaks apt in Nov
Paul & Debbie
Auckland, New Zealand
Brilliant apartment in a fantastic location
The apartment is located in a really nice part of the city. Walking distance to Golden Gate park, The Presidio and Ocean Beach. The 38 bus takes about 20 minutes to get to downtown and the bus comes every 5 minutes. The neighborhood has lots of fantastic restaurants, we loved Pacific Cafe and Khan Toke.
We had breakfast most mornings in the little cafe 3 doors away. The apartment was super cozy, clean and the bed was really comfortable.
We loved the added extra of the desktop computer.
San Francisco is one of the best places we have ever visited and finding this FaB apartment made it even better.
Response from Paul & Debbie - 10/20/2011
Thanks for your really nice review,
I am glad you all enjoyed the apartment and had a great time in San Francisco,
Definitely know you're in the city here...
The apartment pictures here are a little different than what we found when we arrived - and not that's necessarily bad either. The couches are now black leather/pleather and there are 2 large matching ottomans - that at least 1 converts to additional sleeping space. The bed was comfortable, but the bathroom was tiny. But, that's city living. The apt/condo is located in the Richmond area (above an ace Hardware store), and the 38 bus travels frequently to downtown/union square (24/7) making travel on public transportation all over the city easy. The stop for the bus is nearby (less than 1/2 a block walk), so that means if you try to leave the windows open to sleep, you may not be able to unless you're used to city sounds. The restaurants in the area within walking distance were numerous and very good. Our favorite was the Red Tavern, a Russian restaurant recommended by Vladimir; we hade the best beef stroganoff there.
Response from Paul & Debbie - 10/20/2011
Okay, I don’t know how to respond to this review?
It looks like Tanya wants to be negative in her review, but has to point out the good things in a negative way.
"Definitely know you're in the city here..." Is that not why you visited a city?
I recently purchased a really nice leather sofa, armchair and ottoman, the sofa converts in to a double bed and the armchair and ottoman convert in to a single bed. (I must take new photos)
Yes the bed is very comfortable.
The bathroom is the same size as 90% of bathrooms in San Francisco
The bus stop is very convenient, directly across the street.
As in any city there will be street noise if you leave your windows open. (I installed double pane windows to keep out street noise)
This apartment has 109 positive reviews on VRBO and 42 positive reviews on this website, 100% of previous guests all say they would stay again and would recommend the apartment to friends.
We really try to please all our guests. So it’s kind of upsetting when we receive a review like this one.
Peter Hastings, New York City
What can I say that has not already been said by other guest reviews!!!
Great apartment, great value, great location, great owner & Manager, great extras like a home office,great kitchen, really comfy bed.
Would love to stay here again on our next trip to San Francisco.
Response from Paul & Debbie - 10/20/2011
Thanks for the great review,
I really hope you stay with us again when you next visit San Francisco,
Paul & Debbie
The best time ever
We arrived at the appartment which was still being prepared but were able of load our bags & head straight out. The beddroom was great with lovely bed, clean linen. Bathroom fine the towels were soft. One guest slept on the sofa bed which was huge. A great location for our needs, great breakfast restaurant next door along with every time of food you could wish for. We discovered a micheln star morrocan retaurant a couple of blocks down & had the best food ever. I could go but all I can say it was fab & intend to go back..
Response from Paul & Debbie - 10/20/2011
Glad you all had a great time and that you loved the apartment.
I must have dinner at AZIZA the Morrocan restaurant again, I didnt know they were awarded a Michelin star.
Paul & Debbie
Our family of four stayed in the apartment at Geary Blvd for 7 days in august 2011 and enjoyed it immensely. The apartment was spacious, clean, tidy, fully equipped and perfectly situated for our itineraries. We loved the big kitchen working area, the wood flooring and the fireplace. The newly opened organic supermarket "Fresh and Easy” was just a few blocks away (15 min on foot) and supplied us with fresh fruits and vegetables. The bus stop across the street had great connections for the Down Town. The super fast Wii-Fi internet connection enabled us to be on-line quickly and check what is going on in the San Funcisco around the clock.
Being overseas visitors we appreciated the Nokia phone charger with U.S. plug adapter, HP Desktop PC with the Printer and the Philips Voip handset for Skype ready phone calls. The valuable help of our host Vladimir was great indeed. He was willing to accept our FedEx packages while we were sightseeing the city and hand them over to us afterwards.
Great apartment, great value for money!
Harry & Jen Chang
Best place ever
this was the best place we stayed ever stayed in.
Clean, comfortable and very homely.
The brochure that Paul sent us before we arrived was a great help, it gave us tips on restaurants, buses and loads of general information.
we loved San Francisco and this neighborhood was a great way to see the real city as compered to touristy areas.
You must do the Lands End walk to the Cliff House, its really great.
We hope to come back to San Francisco next year and hopefully stay in this fabulous apartment again.
Harry & Jen Chang, Hong Kong
Prairie Village, KS
A Wonderful affordable Place to Stay in San Francisco
The owner was great leading up to our arrival despite my tardiness in submitting payment:). When we arrived, everything was set to access the apartment and it was very clean and tidy. It's in a great neighborhood called the Richmond . Walking distance to many great restaurants including Joe's Coffee Shop which is just below and great for breakfast, everyday. The location is walking distance to Golden Gate Park and if you walk up the hill a few blocks, there's a good view of the GG Bridge. Overall, the location was perfect for us and everything was smooth and affordable. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a good spot in San Fran area that is affordable.
What a gem!
The apartment is so convenient for busses, shops and eateries. We never hired a car; there was no need as public transport really is that good, it took us everywhere we wanted to go. We never waited longer than ten minutes for a bus. Bill's Place is great for tasty american food and Indian take-away across the road was great to have while washing our clothes at the laundromat just a block away. Everything was just as described and Paul's information kit was so helpful. We thought the street noise might keep us awake, but we simply melted into the most comfortable beds we came across in all our journeying across USa and never heard a peep. WiFi access and the tv's were an excellent addition to a very clean, airy and comfortable unit. We loved it and will definitely stay there next time we visit beautiful San Francisco :-)
We spent 4 nights in July 2011, loved everything, great apartment, great location, great price, etc etc etc
Wonderful, Clean,spacious and comfortable apartment
We stayed for 7 nights in June 2011, The apartment was everything as described, Very Clean, Very Spacious and very comfortable. We loved staying here and loved the local area of the city.
The sofa bed was perfect for my two children and the big queen bed in the bedroom was very comfortable.
We loved having milk shakes and big american Cheese Burgers in Bill's Place restaurant, its just one block from the apt, you have to visit it.
We had a very happy holiday in San Francisco.
Grosskopf Family, Vienna, Austria
a great family stay!
Very nice apartment and much larger than expected. Kids loved the computer and TV movies. Kitchen was well stocked and the "community" approach to using supplies/books is a great help for travellers. Thanks for showing great trust. The location is a great way to soak up how the locals live in San Francisco. Bus at front door and 20 mins to city! very easy. A car was not needed but since we had one we found the driving easy and parking was just like at home... Meter parking at the front door was great and a couple of blocks walk for longer stays was ok too.
Will definitely stay again if we are lucky enough to be in San Fran again. Thanks for allowing us to use your home.
Great, Fantastic etc etc
Had a really great time staying here,
The apartment was perfect for a family of four,
Very Fine apartment
My family stayed for 6 nights, we loved the apartment, it was a perfect fit for the 4 of us.
We loved staying in a local area and got to live like real San Francisco natives.
We would recommend this apartment 100%.
Karlsson family, Oslo, Norway
Lovely, well thought out apartment
If you are looking for somewhere that is clean, well stocked and like a home from home to really experience San Francisco then this is the perfect apartment. It is spacious, well decorated but without being cluttered and having Vladimir next door for any questions makes the stay that little easier. Paul provides such a comprehensive welcome pack (he really does thinnk of everything!) and really goes the extra mile to make sure that your stay is as perfect as possible. The apartment is in the Richmond area which is a really interesting area and is on the 38 bus route which is frequent and goes straight into the centre of SF. You will find that the people are so friendly and travelling on the buses we met so many nice people.
I really can not think of anything that I would change about our stay here...there is even a launderette 2 mins from the apartment and a good range of shops (so you really feel like you are living in San Francisco!).
Nancy & Henry Lee
Fab apartment in a great part of the city.
Fab apartment in a great part of the city.
The apartment was better than we ever expected, big but very cozy.
Enjoying a nice glass of wine in front of the fire was so nice.
The bed was really comfortable, the kitchen was very well equipped and the computer was a real nice extra.
There are literally dozens of places to eat within a 3 block radius of the apartment.
Our favorite restaurant was Khan Toke, the Thai restaurant just down the street.
Also the burgers were amazing at Bill's place, a real american experience.
We had a great time and would love to stay here again,
Nancy & Henry Lee, Singapore
Best place ever
Best vacation apartment we have ever stayed in,
Wish the vacation apartments in Israel were as nice as this one. It was like staying in a friends apartment, everything was supplied, even an umbrella for rainy days.
We would totally recommend this apartment for a family, very safe neighborhood with lots to see and do, we walked everywhere and had some fantastic dinners in local restaurants.
Rick & Joanne
Wonderful apartment in a great neighborhood
Wonderful apartment in a great neighborhood
My wife and I stayed for a week in March. This was our first time to ever stay in an apartment rather than a hotel. We did a really extensive search before we booked this particular apartment. The reviews are great for lots of apartments, but what attracted us to this place was its one price includes everything, the owner stated in his email, "No other fees or charges" whereas other places had a low upfront per night rate, then tagged on as many extra fees as possible, it maybe just me, but I hate that, okay enough about the price.
The apartment is nicely decorated, has new furniture, great kitchen and two Tv's with premium cable, it also has a desktop computer.
The apartment is located in a very nice neighborhood, we walked to a different restaurant every night, had drinks in a few local bars, had coffee every morning from the really nice coffee shop across the street.
We bought the 7 day bus pass at the airport when we arrived, great value for getting all around the city, plus the pass works on the Cable cars, which cost $5 one way, so it really saves you a lot.
We loved our first vacation in San Francisco and look forward to visiting this amazing city again, and we intend to stay in this apartment the next time.
Rick & Joanne, Toronto, Canada
This apartment was in an amazing location. So many wonderful restaraunts and bakeries around and close to the beach where you can see the Golden Gate Bridge. Found the apartment had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable, and especially loved the fireplace to come to after chilly nights out. Paul was extremely helpful before arriving with giving me information. And the packet he ends you via email gives alot of wonderful tips on the city. If you stay here, take the time to turn right out of the apartment and go to the end of Geary Blvd. You will end up at the Cliff House restaraunt. To the right of that is a hiking trail along the ocean. It's breathtaking and worth the 2 mile hike!!! By the way, Tommy's you recommended not only had excellent food, and of course margarita's.. but when our flight got us in way too early to check in yet. He let us store our luggage in a locked room at their site .. so very kind. I know if I come back to San Francisco I could think of staying no other place. From the apartmen to Fisherman's Wharf is about 7 miles. I know we walked it and had a blast. Got to see so much of the city that way. San Francisco is truly a city not to be missed. Just my opinion but Chinatown is highly overrated. Fisherman's Wharf is not to be missed.. And if you have the time and energy rent a bike and take the trail over the Golden Gate Bridge. We did and loved it.
Extra Nice apartment
Extra nice apartment in a great area of the city,
great restaurants and bars all around the area.
We had a great time and would love to stay here again,
The LeMass family, France
Otima estadia! Great Vacation!
Our family enjoyed the stay in this apartment,
it was a very clean, big and warm place to stay.
We had a great time and would love to visit again,
Everything was great.
Gonzales Family, from Lisbon, Portugal
Highly Recommend this apartment
I would recommend anyone heading to SF to stay here - a great location, just a reasonable walk to Cliff House, Presidio, Golden Gate Park and in a cool neighborhood with tons of restaurants, giving a real sense of life as a resident would see it. I'm really glad we did not spend extra $$ to stay down in the tourist areas.
Perfect Holiday in a Perfect apartment
Perfect holiday in a perfect apartment,
We loved the neighborhood; there were so many restaurants, coffee shops and places to see around the apartment.
We played golf in Lincoln Park, which is about 6 blocks from the apartment, also played the 9 hole course in Golden Gate Park.
The apartment was a gem of a place, we loved coming home in the evening after a hard day sightseeing.
The check in was a breeze and on the day we departed Paul allowed us to check out late, as that night was vacant, our flight back to London was at 7pm, so we got to enjoy our last day.
Would totally recommend the apartment and would stay here again.
Gavin & Alice, London, UK
Great Holiday accomodation !
Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful,
Location, Location, Location.
We had the best time ever in Paul's apartment.
We walked to Golden Gate Park, rented a boat in the small lake in the park, then rented bikes and got to see most of the park, great day.
We also walked to Baker beach, sun bathing at its best with a fantastic view of the Golden Gate Bridge.
The bus stop is directly outside the apartment, and the buses come every 5 minutes, it gets you to down town in about 20 minutes, great shopping in Union Square.
We took Paul's advice on local restaurants around the apartment.
The best was Pacific Café, its located on Geary @ 34th ave, just a short walk from the apartment, food was amazing, they do not take reservations, but they do give you a free glass of wine while you are waiting for your table.
We had breakfast every morning at the small little diner 4 doors from the apartment, great breakfast at very reasonable prices.
Had drinks a few nights at Trader Sams, really great cocktails and a great fun crowd.
The apartment was really comfortable for the four of us, it everything you could ever need, the desktop computer was a super bonus; we were able to print our boarding passes for our flight home.
We all agreed that this apartment was so much better than a down town touristy hotel.
We got to eat, drink and mingle with the locals and got to experience the real San Francisco.
10 out of 10
anne Maree, Dave, Pauline and Pete, Sydney, Australia
Great location, everything you need, friendly help.
Taveling with a child, this place was great. Equipped with all the amenities you'll want. Vladimir was very helpful in setting us up, very friendly. The location is outstanding, we liked the proximity to Goldend Gate Park and Presidio... And the immediate area has a ton of great and diversified restaurant options, and a great coffee shop across the street. Two thumbs up for good value.
We stayed for 4 days at this apartment with 2 adults and 2 children. Firstly let me say I love San Francisco. It is the perfect place to come to for a short/medium stay. On our first day having caught the bus (38) downtown with 2 children (and it was a busy Saturday afternoon) I wondered if we should have stayed downtown. The journey felt like it took a long time although very convenient as the bus stop is right outside the apartment. However after a very long day we returned to a lovely cosy apartment which warmed up beautifully with the fire going (as it had been a very cold and windy day). We met lots of older Chinese ladies on the bus who suggested different restaurants locally and we were sold. This apartment is very centrally located. It has amazing restaurants locally, a coffee shop right across the road, transport right outside the door and very close to the Presidio, Golden Gate and Golden Gate park areas. And the downtown bus probably takes 20 minutes (not on a busy weekend afternoon perhaps) and comes every few minutes. I highly recommend this place for its convenience and value for money. What hotel room could you get for a family of 4 for under $200 a night. And it is far more interesting staying where the locals live. We ate at Fishermans Wharf once and regretted it. From then on we ate in Richmond. I highly recommend this place to stay.
Perfect Holiday in a great apartment
My family of four stayed for 6 nights in Feb 2011,
The apartment was perfect, the bed was really comfortable and the kids slept on the sofa bed. The apartment was exactly as described on the website; it had absolutely everything you would need, from spices to coffee.
The info brochure was invaluable, use it, it has great tips on what to do and were to go.
Vladimir the on-site caretaker was really friendly and also offered fantastic info on the things to do etc,
We used the bus for our whole time; you really don't need to rent a car.
I would rate this apartment at 10 stars.
Apartment with Extras & Fantastic location in SF
First of all, my wife & I fell in love with the Richmond neighborhood. Full of great restaurants ( not expensive), shops, near parks, beaches & safe.Walking distance to Golden Gate Park, Presidio Park, China beach. Get a Muni Passport like Paul suggests and you can literally catch a bus evevry 5 mins right outside the apartment to anywhere in the city! The apatment is roomy with a big, full kitchen, cable, HBO, and Netflix & books. A PC with fast internet & printer as well! Didn't have to lug my laptop on plane.The apartment is super safe - the only other tenant in building in Vladimir who is the on site caretaker & will help you with a problem. There's a tub in the bath to soak at the end of the day. This was a Great Value, & Paul & Vladimir were both helpful. A+++
Great apartment in safe and clean area
My husband and I stayed in this apartment and enjoyed every moment. The apartment was spacious, modern and well equipped. There is plenty to do nearby and public transport is right outside the front door. I would highly recommend staying here!
An excellent apartment in Richmond
We had a very pleasant stay. My wife and daughter enjoyed the proximity to Golden Gate park, and the bus was very convenient for me. Parking was a bit tricky at times, but it worked out fine. It's unfortunate that DeLanos closed - it would be handy to have a food store that close.
Saint Louis, MO.
Great apartment above an ace Hardware Store. We loved the location with public transportation right outside your door. We embraced the street "noises". Urban/suburban setting that allowed us to visit downtown SF, Golden Gate Park, the beach, the Haight and alcatraz. Appreciated the information provided by the owner about local restaurants, markets, parking, and services all within walking distance. Lots of tips from Paul. Would stay at this apartment again. There was a fireplace that was cozy on a rainy Sunday morning.
Don and Victoria
Great owner, manager and place to stay
We found this home warm, inviting, well stocked, and quite worth the visit! The gas fireplace and wood floors were beautiful, and the location was near so many sites. There were great restaurants and free street parking nearby and a very reasonable rate. We loved meeting both the owner and the manager (great guys!), and appreciated how much the home provided us, including internet, printer, Dvds, books, a great kitchen, "tour guide" on-line for those who stay, and a quiet respite in the City.
We actually thoroughly enjoyed that the unit is above an ace Hardware Store, as there was no sound intrusion, but we felt we lived in an actual S.F. neighborhood with its uniqueness. We loved our stay and would be thrilled to stay again.
Excellent rental, with a friendly welcome.
The apartment totally corresponds to the description : many facilities among which the PC and wifi enable to enjoy more each day if necessary. Comfortable beds, well-furnished kitchen, lively streets around to go food shopping, regular bus lines ( 38 & 29 right at the corners of the blocks ), beaches and parks nearby.
Good starting point for a west-east discovery of San Francisco.
And it's been a pleasure to meet Vladimir, wo lives next door and sees if everything is ok for you !
We highly recommend this rental.
Really marvelous place
I stayed with my wife & two kids for a week in June,
the location was perfect, everything is right outside your front door, supermarket is just across the street, bus stop is also across the street. Every type of ethnic restaurants are within a few blocks, we had some of the best dinners ever for very reasonable prices,
The apartment was very clean and spacious, it was perfect for our family of four, Vladimir was a great source of information and very helpful.
The booking process was super easy.
My best advice to families, dont stay in a hotel when there are apartments like this to rent.
A Must Stay, Great Property
I stayed here with my husband and son and had one of the best holidays ever. This apartment has everything you need and is definately home from home. Eventhough it's only has one bedroom it very spacious and has a pull out sofa in the sitting room. The apartment itself is very bright and clean and Paul, the owner made sure that everything we needed was there. It's was great for my son as there were Dvd's and video games and even board games there to entertain us on the few nights we did not go out. The location is great and the area nice and quiet. You are right in the middle of great restaurants and shops and there is a supermarket just a few blocks away. Paul left a manuel with information about everything in the general area which was very helpful. Public transport is right outside the front door and you can get to any part of the city within 20mins. You can even walk to Golden Gate Park or the beach! I would highly recommend this property and would definately stay again if I ever return to San Francisco.
OTTIMA SISTEMAZIONE A SAN FRANCISCO
Alloggio piacevole e ben attrezzato, situato di fronte alle fermata del bus 38 che in pochi mituti porta in centro,vicino al Golden Gate park e al Lincon Park. Paul molto gentile e puntuale nelle comunicazioni. Una sistemazione che raccomando caldamente. Teresa Italia
Response from Paul & Debbie - 05/03/2010
Excuse my Italian!
Here is an English translation,
Pleasant and well equipped accommodation.
The Bus stop is directly outside the apartment and the 38 Bus has you downtown in a few minutes.
The apartment is near the Golden Gate Park and Lincoln Park.
Paul was very polite and punctual in communications.
I highly recommend the apartment.
Rockaway Beach, New York
YOUR CRAZY TO GET A HOTEL ROOM!
Wow, let me say this again WOW! The apartment is large, clean and located in a great neighborhood. You have to be crazy to every stay in a hotel again. The bed is very cozy, full eat in kitchen, cable TV & computer. The 38 bus is right downstairs and takes you everywhere you need to go or at least the the next transfer. Paul you have the right idea for those traveling - I would definately book this again or any other of your other 'Downey Homes'! Thanks for making our stay in San Francisco so much more... and like home.
Home Base in San Francisco!
Paul's apartment was not done justice by the pictures....it was very clean and had everything we needed. Vladimir was a fabulous resource for us. (The next door neighbor.) Tremendous restaurants abound in this Richmond neighborhood (try the Clay Oven around the corner) and the 38 bus is right across the street. It was cozy and comfy.....the only negative was parking....which would have been negative ANYWHERE in the city, but even that wasn't that bad. We visitied almost every major SF landmark, plus Sonoma Valley, Point Reyes, Point Bonita in the Marin County Headlands, and Sausalito from our little home place. Thanks Paul!!! (In addition, Paul was always amiable about helping us online, and even switched our reservations by a day or so when we neeeded it.) Thumbs up!
Auckland, New Zealand
Spacious, clean, homely, warm, handy to everything
After staying on the East Coast in small apartments it was great to ahve so much space. It was clean, homely, very comfy king size bed, and the no. 38 bus stops right outside which takes you downtown. A diverse area with heaps of ethnic restaurants and (relatively)close to everything. Geary St is very busy but it tends to quieten down between about 11pm and 6.30am. Great value for money and a lovely, welcoming apartment overall.
Angie & Nigel
We booked a package with this apartment and the cabin in the wine country.
This was our first time to visit the US, so we decided to follow all Paul’s tips in his information brochure.
We took a taxi from the airport to the apartment, and planned to pick up a hertz car on the day we were to go to the wine country.
The first night we had dinner in the Pacific Café,
The second night we went to Chapeau and our third night we had dinner in Khan Toke Thai House. Each Restaurant was fabulous.
We also had a few drinks in Trader Sam’s, what a hilarious bar!
We also had breakfast in the little café 2 doors away, cheap and really good.
Did all the touristy things, the 38 bus comes every few minutes and has you downtown really fast, Tip: get off on Powell Street, then take the cable car to Fisherman’s wharf.
The apartment was wonderful; it felt like you were staying in a friends place,
The drive to Sonoma was great, especially driving across the Golden Gate Bridge,
Of course we stopped took tons of photos of the bridge.
WOW! The cabin is so romantic & quaint. We didn’t want to leave it.
We went to the local supermarket and bought a bottle of wine and snacks,
We snuggled up beside the fire and watched TV.
We got up early the next morning and drove to Bodega Bay, wonderful views and walks.
Had a great dinner in Bodega Bay, then back home to the cozy cabin.
On our third day, we visited some of the local wineries.
The town of Guerneville is full of local shops and restaurants,
Had breakfast in Pat’s place twice, really good.
Our last night we had dinner in Mosaic in Forestville, you have to go there, it was one of the best meals we ever had.
Follow the tips in Paul’s brochure, we did and every bit of advice was spot on.
The apartment was wonderful and had everything!
After spending three relaxing days at Paul's cabin in (Wine Country) Guerneville, California I couldn't wait to see what was waiting for me in San Francisco.
The first thing that caught my attention was the GREAT location! I always wanted to live in the city where everything was within walking distant. We loved walking down the street to go to church, eating at the local restaurants or just going downstairs to the grocery store and buying a few items for the apartment.
We also took advantage of the local transportation (38 L Geary bus, Cable Car, etc.) and went to NOB Hill, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, etc. The travel information package that Paul provides to you prior to your visit (and he also has a copy on the premise) is like having a travel agent at your finger tips!
The apartment was wonderful and had everything!I especially loved the Internet access.
I can't wait to contact you again to plan my follow up trip next year! The weather in San Francisco makes you feel like you are in the Caribbean, I miss it already!
I will never stay in a hotel room again
Great place, my daughter and I spent a week in Paul's end of June 08. The place is everything it says it is in advertisements. You have so much more than you possibly would get in a hotel room. In fact if I ever go anywhere again for more than 3 nights I will never stay in a hotel room again. The neighborhood is good too. We ate at Bills Place on Clement twice it has great American cuisine. Also ate at Tommy's Mexican a few blocks down Geary, excellent food really excellent Margaritas. Also had breakfast our last morning in SF 2-3 doors from the apartment can’t remember name, very good food. We also enjoyed a movie around the corner on Clement at the 4 Star theater to relax awhile...very nice...The bus service was great we had 7 day Muni passes. My daughter loved the Haight-Ashbury area so we went twice. I had my best meal all week in a Thai place can’t remember name. The people watching in the Haight is excellent. Vladimir, the man who looks after everything is a great guy very interesting to talk with.
San Francisco is a great city, cool people, good food, easy access and thanks Paul, you set us up in your home, made us comfortable and saved me a few bucks on top of everything else...Have you checked the hotel rates in San Francisco? Holy smokes! Forget that! I'm staying at Paul's if I ever go back to this beautiful city...
Oh, almost forgot...I highly recommend the night time Alcatraz tour. Not only is the tour of the rock incredible but you get an amazing view of San Francisco all lit up and proud!
Thanks again Paul, Vladimir
Mebane, North Carolina
Charming and Comfortable Apartment, Perfect Location
I stayed at the Geary apartment with three friends from September 30 - October 7, 2009. We found the apartment to be so charming and comfortable!! The location couldn't have been more perfect for us! Great markets and restaurants so close - and Trad'r Sam's immediately became a 'staple' for each day we were there! We were in SF for the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park - so a five block walk to the park was also very convenient. We had no problems with transportation in SF - what a great city! Vladimir was so charming and full of information - nice to have friendly neighbors!
Really Nice place
We stayed at the apartment for 11 days and it was perfect, who could ask for more? The price is affordable, and there is a lot of space for a family of four, if compared to hotel rooms! The place is warm, cosy, well furnished. The kitchen is fully equipped and I often cooked breakfast and dinner very easily. The neighbourhood is safe and friendly, we appreciated having everything we needed at walking distance: the supermarket, the laundry (plenty of!), the bank, a choice of restaurants, a very good coffee shop, a Wallgreens, etc. it made us feel as residents! Having two tv sets, a computer and a Playstation was great for my sons. We particularly enjoyed being so close to the beaches, we walked to China Beach in the morning and to Ocean Beach in the afternoon, fantastic places! The bus stop is just in front of the apartment, bus n.38 is frequent and gets you right in the city center in about 30 minutes, we found it extremely convenient. The information brochure was so precious, too! May I just suggest to update bus price and wifi password? Thank you Paul and thanks to Vladimir, who kindly helped and adviced us and even called us a taxi for the airport. Hope to come again some time in the future!