Our garden unit was completely remodeled in the summer of 2011. It has a full kitchen with a five burner gas Bosch cook-top and combination microwave, convection, vent just above the cook-top. The refrigerator/freezer has a smaller profile to accommodate kitchen layout but is more than you’ll need for a few days or even a month. The kitchen is fully stocked with a full set of Calphalon stainless pans, a full set of knives and all the dishes and glasses you’d need to host a small dinner party in the garden on your visit.
The living room has a brand new 32 inch flat screened HDTV with a full stereo and DVD player. The TV has premium Comcast service including Starz if curling up on the couch and watching a movie is your way of relaxing after a hectic day.
The bedroom has a queen bed and the closet is large enough to accommodate a few wardrobes. The bedding will be changed weekly as part of the weekly cleaning fee if you are staying longer than one week.
The bathroom has a beautiful glass tile shower and granite counter tops. Towels will be laundered at the end of the week, but fresh towels can be traded out during the week if desired.
In the kitchen area, opposite the work area, is a wall mounted desk with a wireless router and secure WIFI network just for the unit. You can work late at night or just stay in touch while you are travelling. There is no printer in the unit, but if you need access to a fax machine or a printer that can be arranged with the owner as she has a home office on the property.
This unit has been designed to be the ideal home away from home for the frequent business traveller to SF, but it is also great for the vacationing tourist.
One of the things that makes this property ideal is the location. We are on Bush Street between Baker and Broderick streets. It is extremely easy to get downtown, out to the ocean or to any of the major fun places in SF via public transportation or you can park on the street with a temporary parking permit. Two blocks to the north is California Street and the #1 MUNI line runs E/W and three blocks to the south is Geary Blvd and the #38 MUNI line runs E/W there too. They connect to main lines running all over the city and they both have express or limited lines that run during high commute times and make getting downtown very quick.
It is also located within walking distance to Fillmore and Sacramento Streets. Both with an ample variety of shopping, restaurants, movie theaters and live music venues like the historic Fillmore. There are also beautiful walks you can take from the unit through the mansions of Pacific Heights in into the woods of the Presidio and out to the Golden Gate bridge. Just ask and we’ll map it out for you.
The garden is lovely and very protected between the main building and the small Victorian cottage on the back of the property. It is ideal for enjoying your coffee in the morning during the warmer months.
We love pets, but do have strict rules about use of the garden so that it is always enjoyable and lush for everyone.
We live on the property and can be available to assist you in stocking the fridge prior to your stay so that you can "hit the ground running" or in understanding the logistics for getting around town....Read more
Left on 07/30/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 30, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
The apartment was exactly as pictured, super comfortable and very quiet. Cecilia spent the time to help us get a temp parking permit, which allowed us to park the car and explore the city. I would recommend this apartment anytime.
Left on 04/21/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Kelly TReviewed Apr 21, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
We rented this apartment for a four night stay, in March, while doing the tourist thing and visiting friends. The owner was helpful and answered all our questions regarding the unit's ability to cope with our toddler. She was extremely accommodating and we felt like we had a home away from home for the duration of our visit.
The location is perfect for those wanting to avoid the craziness and expensive parking fees of the Wharf or Union Square. We found good food nearby with no trouble and cooked a few meals "at home" with supplies from the local grocery stores.
With a bit of DIY babyproofing by the guests, we'd definitely recommend this unit to any couples or small families looking for a peaceful place to relax after a busy day of sightseeing or work.
Note: Parking was not an issue, despite permit-only hours. We were out and about during the permit hours of 10am-6pm and the furthest we had to park was 3 or so blocks away. Unless staying for a great length of time, the temporary permit is not worth the hassle.
Left on 01/16/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | NPgregReviewed Jan 16, 2012Stayed Dec 2011
Great location for a couple that did not want to be in a tourist location but wanted to do touristy things during the day. The neighborhood has a perfect bay area feel, everyone was friendly and made me feel at home. A fully furnished apartment like this one is the way to go.
Thanks Nathan, hope to see you if you come to the Bay Area again.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
"Best all around value in Pacific Heights!"
Left on 12/08/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 8, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
I stayed for a week in august. I live in San Francisco but due to some unexpected work on my home I needed a place to hang my hat. I was surprised by the homey atmosphere, the well equipped kitchen, the comfortable bed and the nice view of the garden. The location is good; it's a quick walk to Starbucks, Fillmore Street and the 1 California bus takes you downtown in 15 minutes. The next time my family comes to town I will definitely renting this apartment for them.
Left on 11/29/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 29, 2011Stayed Oct 2011
I just returned from a lovely stay in this garden apartment in San Francisco. It was clean, well appointed and had easy access to great food and quick transportation.
The owner was very friendly and had lots of good suggestions for food and "local" places.
The apartment was fabulous. It is a ground floor unit that opens to a quiet back yard. It's in a typical San Francisco neighborhood with lots of Victorian character. Sparkling new kitchen and bath. Wow!
I can't think of a single thing that wasn't what I expected. If you are looking for a convenient and quiet place to stay in San Francisco, this is it!
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