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Cozy, Sunny, and Private Space

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom guest suite, close to stores

We are conveniently located on Cortland Avenue, the heart of Bernal Heights, and only two blocks away from a wonderful selection of restaurants, cafes, bakeries and independently owned boutiques and shops. Within the vicinity, we have our own library, fitness gym, dry cleaner, pet store, yoga studio, florist, as well as parks and playgrounds. A few short blocks away is San Francisco’s famous Alemany Farmers Market (Sat) and Flea Market (Sun).

We are about 15 minutes from San Francisco International Airport, and about 10 minutes from downtown by car. Easy freeway access to Highways 101 and 280. Two Muni bus lines can take you to the downtown area, as well as BART stations at Glen Park and Mission/24th. Urban hikes are plentiful in our beautiful Bernal neighborhood, with the highlight at the top of Bernal Heights Park, offering a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and the Bay. Local residents are a friendly, eclectic mix of families, professionals, dog lovers and young couples with babies.

Modern amenities, including freshly laundered bed linens, bath towels and a well-stocked kitchen with all the comforts of home. It can comfortably sleep 2 adults (or an exception - 2 adults, 2 small children below 10 years old), with a queen-sized bed plus a fold-down, full-sized sleeper sofa. The space is ideal for couples.

RATES

At the moment, we are only doing monthly rentals.

- $2,700/month at discounted rate of $90 per night for first 2 guests; $3,000/month after first 2 guests (up two max. 3).

- Extra person charge $300 per person (up to max. 3) or $10/night.

- $80 Cleaning Fee and $200 refundable security deposit to be paid in cash or 2 checks (USA guests) upon check in.

- $500 initial deposit to secure booking.

- Balance payment due 30 days before check in date.

OTHER INFO

1. Rent fee can be paid by cash, personal check, PayPal or credit card via Home Away Reservation Manager.

2. Separate payments of US$80 cleaning fee and US$200 refundable security deposit to be paid in cash or 2 checks (for USA guests) upon check in.

3. All guests are required to acknowledge and sign a standard rental agreement that provides an overview of duration of stay, total rent fee, house rules.

4. Rental Agreement and Arrival Guide will be sent to guests by email upon confirmation of booking.

5. Check in time: after 2pm; Check out time: before 10am

6. Access to washer and dryer can be arranged for longer stays.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Is the rental noisy?

We are in the city, so city life happens. The rental has double glazed windows and insulated walls to cut down on noise, and it does help. Noise tolerance is very personal and highly subjective to the individual’s comfort zone. Most of our guests do not have a problem with street noise, even babies and toddlers have slept soundly throughout the night! If you are a very light sleeper or highly sensitive to any noise, then this is not the right place for you.

2. Why do you charge an extra $80 cleaning fee?

The cleaning fee is a one-time charge to clean the rental after you check out. It is a fair market rate by San Francisco standard. We take pride in delivering a clean, sanitized and comfortable space to each guest staying with us.

3. Why do I need to sign a rental agreement with you?

The rental agreement is a standard document that I require all my guests to acknowledge and sign, so that we are on the same page and have no cause for any misunderstanding. Different hosts have their own way of doing things to ensure a safe environment for themselves and their guests. I find it useful as a communication tool to make sure all is good and agreeable before the guests check in. This is also one way to gauge the sincerity of complete strangers coming into our home.

4. Is there parking available?

For those driving, there is ample free street parking nearby. It is not a problem to find parking on this side of Cortland Avenue.

5. What is your refund policy?

An upfront deposit equivalent to one night’s stay is required to reserve the rental. The balance payment is due one month before arrival date. You can cancel your reservation at any time, provided that you notify us one month before your check in date to get your initial deposit back. If the check in date is less than a month away, then a full payment is required to book the apartment. No refunds will be issued for last minute cancellations.

6. Can 4 adults stay in your rental?

NO. Our listing clearly states the maximum occupancy is 2 adults, or 2 adults with 2 small children under 10 years old.

7. Are babies and toddlers welcome?

Yes of course! Just a few things to consider: The rental is essentially meant for two adults, so we are not equipped for infants and toddlers i.e. no child proofing and no bathtub, only a small shower stall. This might be something to think about with infants and young children.

8. Is my baby/toddler considered a third person?

We are happy to waive the third person charge for children under 12 months old. Extra person charge applies for everyone older than 1 year old.

Our calendar is updated regularly, so please kindly check the calendar for available dates before you send an inquiry. We would also appreciate it if you can tell us a little more about yourself when you send us a message, so that we can accommodate your needs better.

Thanks for your cooperation!

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Mandarin, Chinese, Cantonese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 December, 2017

About Owner

I am a traveler and global culturalist at heart, with a fondness for learning new languages, understanding different life perspectives and meeting wonderful people from all walks of life who are equally open-minded and perceptive. Having lived in many places around the world, San Francisco is home and I look forward to welcoming you to my city! Safe travels and be happy!

Owner purchased this studio in 2005

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent a very enjoyable week in this apartment which was well appointed and perfect in every way.



Prior to our arrival we received lots of helpful information on travel routes to the apartment. Although our arrival time was very late at night Lisa was there waiting to welcome us and show us around the apartment.



The apartment's proximity to public transport was ideal for exploring this beautiful city, an added bonus being that Bernal Heights missed much of the fog which affected the downtown areas.



Lisa was a most attentive host and was readily available and happy to answer any queries we had.



We would definitely recommend this apartment and would love to stay there again on any future visits to San Francisco.
Aug 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Bernal Heights in San Francisco

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • town ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Standing shower only, no bathtub
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Other - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The rental can comfortably sleep 2 adults (or an exception - 2 adults, 2 small children below 10 years old), with a queen-sized bed plus a fold-down, full-sized sleeper sofa. The space is ideal for couples. Occupancy limitation is 2 adults max. (or 2 adults, 2 small children below 10 years old).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
Notes:
1. All utilities are included in the price, and the rate is valid for 2 people. 2. Information folder with local maps, insights and bus schedules. 3. Welcome fruit platter

Reviews

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Cozy, Sunny, and Private Space
average rating of 4.875 based on 76 reviews
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
4

Great

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable and has everything you need. Although seems far from downtown, Uber only about $15-$19 mid day. Lisa is very nice and accomodating. On a busy street so a bit noisy early on weekday mornings, other than that, it was a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent apartment!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was easy to book and pay for.

Lisa always replied promptly to my emails.

The apartment was very clean and had everything we needed.

The area, Bernal Heights, was nice with lots of places to eat and drink nearby. As well as a couple of supermarkets.

As we didn't have a car it was easy to get anywhere by bus. The nearest stop was opposite the apartment.

The area is hilly so be prepared to get fit!

Would definitely recommend the apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean, cozy and quiet flat in a great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in San Francisco staying at this apartment. It is very accessible by public transport, with two bus routes having their stops right outside the house - these will take you to the Mission neighborhood as well as to South West (Castro). We didn’t have a car and you wouldn’t need one if you were just staying in SF. There are plenty of shops an restaurants on Cortland which are very good. The apartment itself is great - very clean and there is everything one can possibly need for a comfortable stay. We really loved staying here and would happily return if we are ever back in SF. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lisa's apartment was the best one !

  • 5 of 5

The welcome is very warm. The owner spends a lot of time giving us intersting informations and documentation about the area and all the visits to do in San Francisco.

This apartment is very comfortable, clean and practical, ideal for the stay. It's located in a lively and nice neighbourhood near downtown and well connected with public transportation.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice stay in San Francisco

  • 5 of 5

Very nice apartment. The owner, Lisa is very kind and very helpful. Everything was just perfect, including San Francisco of course ☺️☺️☺️

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Brooklyn, NY
5

Fantastic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

There is nothing negative to say about this space. I am even hesitant to share what a wonderful place it is for fear it will become even more booked! Lisa is the most gracious host and her space is everything and more than the description on the website. It is clean, comfortable, convenient and delightful! We have been there a few times and hope to return whenever possible.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Location

Car: not necessary

Other Activities: shopping, eating, urban hikes, farmers and flea market

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Bernal Heights, The Bay Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
£2,026
for 30 nights
£2,026
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Is the rental noisy?
We are in the city, so city life happens. The rental has double glazed windows and insulated walls to cut down on noise, and it does help. Noise tolerance is very personal and highly subjective to the individual’s comfort zone. Most of our guests do not have a problem with street noise, even babies and toddlers have slept soundly throughout the night! If you are a very light sleeper or highly sensitive to any noise, then this is not the right place for you.

2. Why do you charge an extra $80 cleaning fee?
The cleaning fee is a one-time charge to clean the rental after you check out. It is a fair market rate by San Francisco standard. We take pride in delivering a clean, sanitized and comfortable space to each guest staying with us.

3. Why do I need to sign a rental agreement with you?
The rental agreement is a standard document that I require all my guests to acknowledge and sign, so that we are on the same page and have no cause for any misunderstanding. Different hosts have their own way of doing things to ensure a safe environment for themselves and their guests. I find it useful as a communication tool to make sure all is good and agreeable before the guests check in. This is also one way to gauge the sincerity of complete strangers coming into our home.

4. Is there parking available?
For those driving, there is ample free street parking nearby. It is not a problem to find parking on this side of Cortland Avenue.

5. What is your refund policy?
An upfront deposit equivalent to one night’s stay is required to reserve the rental. The balance payment is due one month before arrival date. You can cancel your reservation at any time, provided that you notify us one month before your check in date to get your initial deposit back. If the check in date is less than a month away, then a full payment is required to book the apartment. No refunds will be issued for last minute cancellations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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