Fantastic Luxury Big One Bedroom Apartment

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6120 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94121

Overview

Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 5
Type: Apartment
Per night: $199
Per week: $1,195
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the San Francisco vacation apartment rental
Traveler Rated Best Vacation Rental for the past five years
I am very proud that my vacation apartment has achieved the highest five star rating and is the Most recommended Apartment in San Francisco on TripAdvisor, Please see TripAdvisor for up to date reviews.

Experience the real San Francisco, stay where the locals live, my apartment is in the perfect location, if you are visiting this fabulous city on business or as a tourist, my apartment has it all. Walk to China Beach, Ocean Beach, the Presidio and Golden Gate Park.

Big Queen Sleigh Bed, Double sofa bed, Single Ottoman pull out bed, Dining room with seating for 6 people, Full Kitchen, Cable TV, Free Netflix, FULLY EQUIPPED HOME OFFICE, WITH BRAND NEW DELL COMPUTER & PRINTER, COPIER AND SCANNER, HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION, Multi disk CD player with a selection of CD's, plus lots of DVD movies and books for you to enjoy during your stay, Plus a working Log Fire(Gas)for those foggy evenings.

Have a look at the comments from previous guests, my previous guests have all recommended the apartment and every one of them has given a positive comment.
Previous Guests Testimonials are the very best advertisement, we now have over One Hundred testimonials from previous guests and all are 100% positive, Please read the comments sections for tips and ideas from fellow visitors.
I am very proud that we have never had a negative comment, And that we get lots of referrals from previous guests.

BABYSITTING, my Daughter can babysit any night, (Advance notice required).

If you are here on business, there is an Express bus to downtown right outside my front door. If you are visiting as a tourist and wish to experience the real San Francisco, then my apartment is the logical place, do not get ripped off in the high priced tourist restaurants, eat where the locals eat, there are many Ethnic restaurants within a few blocks, have a beer at some of the best neighborhood bars in the city. If you really want to be a tourist, take a walk to the Cliff House for dinner.

I own the building, it has 2 apartments and a retail store, the other apartment is occupied by a retired school teacher, Vladimir and his wife, they both take care of my apartment for me, so just knock on their door if you should need anything during your stay.


The neighborhood: Richmond/SeaCliff
The Richmond/Seacliff neighborhood has world-class recreation, You are within walking distance of 3 fantastic beaches, Ocean beach, China beach or Baker beach.

Golden Gate Park is only 5 blocks from the apartment. You also have a municipal golf course, Lincoln Park Golf , it is a short 6 blocks from the apartment.
The Richmond retains a neighborhood feel along its main shopping streets.
You can find Mexican, Russian, French and Italian restaurants with ease, not to mention a plethora of establishments serving food from every corner of Asia. 'Like the Outer Richmond itself, Geary calms down considerably after 25th Avenue as it meanders off into the fog and ultimately ends at the Pacific Ocean.'

Sea Cliff is dominated by Spanish architecture homes perched on the cliffs east of Golden Gate Bridge. Certainly one of the most desirable and picturesque residential areas in the U.S. Success exudes itself from any of houses, stars and theatrical types such as Robin Williams, Sharon Stone, and Carol Hayes of Hayes Productions all have homes here. The Presidio Trust sits to its east with remains of the Land's End Park and the famous Sutro Baths of 1896 to the west. The California Palace of the Legion of Honor museum built in 1924 ( inspired by the Palais de la Legion in Paris), home of Rodin's 'The Thinker', and the public golf course of Lincoln Park all share the Sea Cliff address!'

Lincoln Park: Most people know Lincoln Park for two things: The Palace of the Legion of Honor and the golf course. Fewer know about the park's easy access to Land's End and a portion of the Coastal Trail that runs about six miles along the bluff above the sea, from Baker Beach to Ocean Beach. Walkers along this path will be treated with incredible views.

Golden Gate Park:
The California Academy of Sciences Its fantastic, you have to go.
You simply must rent a boat in Stow Lake or explore the park by bike. Stow Lake Bike & Boat Rentals, 50 Stow Lake Dr.
M.H. de Young Museum.

You have all this right outside your front door and are only 15 minutes to downtown Union Square.

Muni Bus system:
If you intend to ride the cable cars, then it is cheaper to buy a bus pass, the fare on the 38 bus downtown is $2.00 and the cable cars are $6 so its better value to get a bus pass. The passes are for consecutive days.

Passports may be purchased at the Airport, SFO Information Booth (Baggage Claim area)

For more information on Muni Passports, see Muni's site
1-day Passport $14
3-day Passport $22
7-day Passport $28

The cheapest way to get to the apartment from SFO is a door to door Super Shuttle, it costs $18 per person one way, if there are 3 or more people then a Taxi is cheaper, about $45. You do not really need a rental car, except if you wish to see the Wine Country, I would suggest that you rent a car the last 2 days of your vacation, there is a Hertz location a few blocks away, pick the car up at the local Hertz and drop it back to the Airport, that way you save on a shuttle to the airport.

ZIPCARS: you can rent Zip cars by the hour or by the day,
There is a ZIPCAR location one block from the apt,
Please go to ZIPCAR site for more information.

PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR AVAILABLE DATES, I ANSWER ALL EMAILS THE SAME DAY.

***EXTRA, EXTRA, I now have a second location, A one bedroom apartment in Twin Peaks, with parking and laundry, sleeps up to 5.
Area Information
PLEASE READ THE COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS GUESTS, EVERYBODY GAVE A 100% POSITIVE RATING.

The neighborhood: Richmond/SeaCliff

The Richmond/Seacliff neighborhood has world-class recreation, You are within walking distance of 3 fantastic beaches, Ocean beach, China beach or Baker beach.

Golden Gate Park is only 5 blocks from the apartment. You also have a municipal golf course, Lincoln Park Golf , it is a short 6 blocks from the apartment. The Richmond retains a neighborhood feel along its main shopping streets.

The many waves of immigrants who have settled have put their stamp on it; whole blocks along Geary Boulevard hum with Russian and Cantonese speakers, and you can find Mexican, Russian, French and Italian restaurants with ease, not to mention a plethora of establishments serving food from every corner of Asia. "Like the Outer Richmond itself, Geary calms down considerably after 25th Avenue as it meanders off into the fog and ultimately ends at the Pacific Ocean."

"Sea Cliff is dominated by Spanish architecture homes perched on the cliffs east of Golden Gate Bridge. Certainly one of the most desirable and picturesque residential areas in the U.S. Success exudes itself from any of houses, stars and theatrical types such as Robin Williams, Sharon Stone, and Carol Hayes of Hayes Productions all have homes here. The Presidio Trust sits to its east with remains of the Land's End Park and the famous Sutro Baths of 1896 to the west. The California Palace of the Legion of Honor museum built in 1924 ( inspired by the Palais de la Legion in Paris), home of Rodin's "The Thinker", and the public golf course of Lincoln Park all share the Sea Cliff address!"

Lincoln Park: Most people know Lincoln Park for two things: The Palace of the Legion of Honor and the golf course. Fewer know about the park's easy access to Land's End and a portion of the Coastal Trail that runs about six miles along the bluff above the sea, from Baker Beach to Ocean Beach. Walkers along this path will be treated with incredible views and a series of alarming yet amusing warning signs with messages like, "Danger: People have fallen from these rocks and drowned." What a downer.

Golden Gate Park: You simply must rent a boat in Stow Lake or explore the park by bike. Stow Lake Bike & Boat Rentals, 50 Stow Lake Dr.,
M.H. de Young Museum: In addition to the newly installed permanent collection of American, African, Oceanic, American Indian, New Guinea, Maori and Filipino art on the first and second floors, visitors can see treasures from Egypt's Golden Age in special exhibition galleries. The museum courtyard, cafe, store, sculpture garden and tower can be entered without admission fee. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive,

You have all this right outside your front door and are only 15 minutes to downtown Union Square.


The cheapest way to get to the apartment from SFO is a door to door Super Shuttle, it costs about $17 per person one way, if there are 3 or more people then a Taxi is cheaper, about $45. You do not really need a rental car, except if you wish to see the Napa Valley Wine Country, I would suggest that you rent a car the last 2 days of your vacation, there is a Hertz location a few blocks away, pick the car up at the local Hertz and drop it back to the Airport, that way you save on a shuttle to the airport.

Availability Calendar

Rates

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May 13 2013 May 31 2020 $199 $199 $1,195 $2,995 3 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Deposits: $300 Booking Deposit
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: 3-6 Nights 199 per night (3 Night Minimum) 7-13 Nights 185 per night ($1295 Per Week) Monthly $2,995 High Season July/August/Holidays $229 per night, $1495 per week, $4,995 per month. We will accept a two night booking if only two nights are available NO HIDDEN EXTRAS, NO CLEANING FEES, NO EXTRA PERSON FEES, OTHER PLACES SHOW LOW TEASER RATES THEN ADD CLEANING FEES AND OTHER CHARGES, DO THE MATH

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Twin Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 Crib
  • Features

  • Fireplace
  • Hardwood Floors
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Full Kitchen
  • Heating
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • VCR
  • Computer
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Activities

  • Beach
    (1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (1 mile)


Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Nearby Supermarkets
Thom’s Fresh Organics – 5843 Geary Blvd.
25th & Clement Produce Market – 2354 Clement St.
New World Market – 5642 Geary Blvd.
There is a “Smart and Final” on 7th Ave between Geary & Clement.
Fresh and Easy Supermarket
375 32nd Ave @ Clement St
Pharmacy/ Drug Store
Walgreens – 5280 Geary Blvd.
CVS Pharmacy – 377 32nd ave @ Clement St.
Muni Bus system
If you intend to ride the cable cars, then it is cheaper to buy a bus pass, the fare on the 38 bus downtown is $2.00, and the cable cars are $5 so it’s better value to get a bus pass. The passes are for consecutive days.
Passports may be purchased on the Muni site or at the Airport, SFO Information Booth (Baggage Claim area)
For more information on Muni Passports, call Muni's Revenue Department
1-day Passport $14
3-day Passport $22
7-day Passport $28
Parking
I have lived in San Francisco for 25 years and still get caught with street cleaning. They clean on Sunday mornings also. BEWARE, look at the signs.
The meters in the neighborhood are enforced between 9am and 6pm Monday through Saturday and on Sundays between 12pm-4pm and are expensive, 25 cents for 8 minutes. The best place to find parking is on 26th or 27th Aves on either side of Geary. The worst time to park is between 6pm and 9pm when everybody is in the area at the local restaurants. If you can’t find parking close by, drive up Geary towards 28Th Ave, there is usually lots of parking the further out you go. There are 2 schools on Geary: one at 30th Ave and one at 31st Ave. There is usually lots of parking around the entire block of both schools. You can also park at a meter after 6pm and move it before 9am the next morning. Then after 9am there is lots of parking on 26th & 27th Aves, because everybody has already gone to work.
Bike Rentals
If you want to ride a bike across the Golden Gate Bridge, the best place to rent a bike is at “Sports Basement” in Crissy Fields. They also have free parking, and the prices are super cheap: $10 for 3 hours or $30 for the whole day.
610 Old Mason St
San Francisco, CA
Places of Interest Close to the Apartment
San Francisco has numerous great places to see, I am only going to list places very close to the apartment.
Legion of Honor
34th Ave & Clement (10 Blocks)
Open six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday, 9:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m.
Built to commemorate Californian soldiers who died in World War I, the Legion of Honor is a beautiful Beaux-Arts building located in San Francisco's Lincoln Park. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Golden Gate Bridge and all of San Francisco, the Legion is most noted for its breathtaking setting. Its collections include Rodin's Thinker, which sits in the museum's Court of Honor, European decorative arts and paintings, Ancient art, and one of the largest collections of prints and drawings in the country.
The Legion of Honor's collections span 4k years and include the 70k prints and drawings in the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, a 15th-century Spanish ceiling, Roman, Greek, and Assyrian art, and paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Watteau, de la Tour, Vigée Le Brun, Cézanne, Monet, and Picasso, among other Dutch, Italian, German, English, and French masters. The Legion is particularly known for an extensive collection of sculpture by Auguste Rodin, including The Thinker, the Age of Bronze, John the Baptist, and The Three Shades.
The de Young Museum
Located in Golden Gate Park, the de Young is San Francisco's oldest museum. Its collections include American paintings, decorative arts and crafts, and arts from Africa, Oceania and the Americas, as well as western and non-western textiles. Long known as the City's Museum, the de Young is particularly recognized for its many educational arts programs for children and adults. In the 109 years since its inception, the de Young museum's permanent collection has evolved from an assemblage of exotic objects from the Americas and Africa into a world-class collection of more than 25k Western and non-Western works of art. The de Young is particularly renowned for its holdings of historic and contemporary American art, ancient Mesoamerican art, the arts of the indigenous peoples of the American continents, Oceania and Africa, and textiles from around the world. In recent years, the de Young has placed particular emphasis on enhancing its collections of contemporary art. The new building provides significantly more space for the display of the museum's growing contemporary collections, and features four site-specific commissions by leading contemporary artists Gerhard Richter, James Turrell, Kiki Smith, and Andy Goldsworthy.
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Fridays until 8:45 p.m.
Admission
Adults $10, seniors 65 and over $7, Youths 13-17 $6, College Students with ID $6, Children 12 and under FREE.
Admission tickets to the de Young may be used on the same day for free entrance to the Legion of Honor.
First Tuesday of each month FREE. Special exhibition fees, if any, still apply.
Golden Gate Park
5 blocks away, go south on 25th Ave.
The California Academy of Sciences:
It’s fantastic, you have to go. It’s also located in Golden Gate Park, across from the De Young Museum. , 9:30am to 5pm. The admission price is kind of high: $24.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids, but it’s worth it. Also, it’s free admission the third Wednesday of each month.
You simply must rent a boat in Stow Lake or explore the park by bike. Stow Lake Bike & Boat Rentals, 50 Stow Lake Dr.,
Suggestions for Day Trips
Cross the Golden Gate Bridge, stop in Sausalito for beautiful photo shots, and an espresso in one of their cozy coffee shops, then head to Tiburon for a relaxed lunch in one of their waterfront restaurants. One of our favorites is Sam’s Anchor Cafe. It gets very crowded on weekends but during the week, if it’s a nice day, sit outside in the patio and enjoy lunch with a view. There is also Servino Restaurant - Italian, and Guaymas, Mexican, all of them have tables outside.

If you don’t have a car, you can take Golden Gate Transit bus to both locations and/or take the ferry from the Ferry Building, at the beginning of Market St. You can also ride a bike through the Golden Gate Bridge and down to Sausalito, and come back by ferry.

Hike/walk from the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park all the way down to Ocean Beach.

Sonoma – It’s a beautiful drive, and only an hour from SF! You can stop on your way in some wineries such as Viansa for tastings and for local specialty food shopping (olive oil, olive tapenade, jams, sauces etc). When you get to downtown Sonoma, park your car and walk around. There are lots of cute shops, restaurants and cafes. You can rent bikes and go wine tasting (not sure if it’s very safe), or simply enjoy this picturesque town. One of our favorite restaurants for lunch or dinner is “The Girl and The Fig”.

Places to visit with kids
SF ZOO – 10am-4pm, 365 days a year. Sloat Blvd. & the Great Highway
California Academy of Sciences – Golden Gate Park.
Stow Lake – Boat and bike rentals – Golden Gate Park -Martin Luther King Dr.
Exploratorium Museum – Interactive museum - at the Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon St.
Crissy Fields – Ride a bike, enjoy the beach. Visit Fort Point - The fort is now open Friday through Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Monday through Thursday. From its vantage point overlooking the spectacular Golden Gate, Fort Point protected San Francisco harbor from Confederate & foreign attack during & after the U.S. Civil War. Its beautifully arched casemates display the art of the master brick mason from the Civil War period.
Best Restaurants close to the Apartment
Irish Bakery
Okay, you have probably guessed I am from Ireland. There is an Irish bakery beside the Blarney Stone on Geary @ 19th Ave. It has the best bread you have ever tasted; they do a take away Irish breakfast sandwich called “The Belfast Bap”. Also try their soda bread and sausage rolls.

Best Seafood
Pacific Café (This is my favorite seafood restaurant in this area)
7000 Geary Blvd, Cross Street: 34th Avenue
They do not take reservations, so be prepared for a wait, but they do give you a free glass of wine while you wait. It is a nice 9 block walk, it is always packed, and the best time to go is before 6pm or after 9pm.
The food is fantastic, Very hearty portions of fish with a choice of sides: boiled red potatoes, steak-cut fries, rice pilaf and a choice of shrimp Louie salad or soup for a starter. The Parmesan crusted halibut is one of my favorites, also the stuffed trout.

American: HARD KNOX CAFE
2448 Clement St. @ 26th Ave, one block away
San Francisco, CA
The food is good home cooking! Reasonable prices and you can order on-line and pick up.
For $11 dollars you get three perfect pieces of fried chicken, two delicious cornbread muffins, and your choice of two delicious sides.

American: Bill's Place
2315 Clement St (Cross Street: 24th Avenue)
The bustling interior is built like a classic New York City diner--complete with a long row of vinyl counter seats. Only a pleasant outdoor patio betrays its California locale, along with a creative list of gourmet burgers named after local celebrities. An offbeat, presidential dinner plate collection hangs on one wall, and incongruous crystal chandeliers lend a quirky, vintage atmosphere. Old-fashioned breakfasts, sandwiches, ice cream sundaes, fountain drinks and other diner treats complete the menu.The kids' menu features a fabulous list of pint-sized specialties named for Bill's daughter Pearl.
Pizzeria
Pizzetta 211
23rd Ave. (California St.)
Artistic pies with organic, fresh toppings. Bring cash and get there early!
French: Don’t miss this restaurant; it’s my all-time favorite: Chapeau!
126 Clement St (between 2nd Ave & 3rd Ave)
Food is excellent and the prices are reasonable. Make reservations, it is always busy.
Michael Bauer, The San Francisco Chronicle's restaurant critic wrote this review in August 2007:
FEW RESTAURANTS RECEIVE such glowing reviews on reader-generated Web es as Chapeau. Of course the food is good - that's almost a given in San Francisco - but what really sets the place apart is Philippe Gardelle. This chef-owner approaches every guest with a warm greeting, genuine smile and a hearty handshake. He roams the restaurant throughout the meal, keeping a glass in his hand so he can taste each bottle of wine on the moderately priced list to see if it's OK. When guests leave, Gardelle will practically break a leg to say farewell, going as far as bolting out the door and calling out as customers stroll to their cars.
Gardelle does everything - he's the chef, makes up the wine list, acts as the host/sommelier every night and juggles all his duties with the energy of a 20-year-old. His wife, Ellen Gardelle, is at his side, handling the front of the house.

Tia Margarita Mexican Restaurant
19th Ave and Clement, (6 Blocks)
“Giant portions! Good food, good margaritas! I think it has a fun atmosphere too”

Tommy's Mexican Restaurant
5929 Geary Blvd (Cross Street: 23rd Avenue)
At night, boisterous 20- and 30-somethings fill the red vinyl booths and a small bar gets crowded quickly. With fresh ingredients and the best selection of tequila this side of the Rio Grande, Tommy's makes a mean margarita. The vast Mexican menu includes combination platters as well as Yucatecan specialties like poc chuc (broiled pork served in roasted tomato sauce).
Thai
Khan Toke Thai House
5937 Geary Blvd. (at 24th Avenue)
Wear clean socks, you have to take your shoes off to enter the restaurant!
Overall good food and great dining experience. Khan Toke Thai is so traditional you're asked to remove your shoes before being seated. Popular for special occasions, this Richmond District fixture is easily the prettiest Thai restaurant in the city; lavishly carved teak interiors evoke the ambience of a Thai temple.

Chinese
Ton Kiang
5821 Geary Blvd (Cross Street: 22nd Avenue)

Best known for Hong Kong-style dim sum, there's also a Hakka-focused menu offered at dinnertime. Highlights include minced squab with lettuce leaves and velvety salt-baked chicken. Specialties such as delicate seafood clay-pot casseroles are sure to please. An endless parade of dim sum dishes stream out of the kitchen--adventurous diners can eat for a half hour and not see repeat items. Standard favorites are well-represented, such as perfect pork buns and steamed dumplings stuffed with delicate fillings like scallop, shrimp, green chive or pea tips. Heads-on roasted shrimp are sensationally smoky, and crisp-skinned duck is meltingly tender.
Vietnamese:
La Vie Vietnamese Restaurant
5830 Geary Blvd (Cross Street: 22nd Avenue)
After one of my guests wrote a recommendation for La Vie in the guest book, we decided to give it a try. “The first impression right after entering the place is the detailed decoration and atmosphere, which gives warm, relaxing feeling. This is an excellent place for a romantic dinner date. The Vietnamese dishes served here are refined, meticulously prepared unlike most ordinary Viet restaurants in the city.”
Italian:
Ernesto's Pizza Restaurant
2301 Clement St. @ 24th Ave
Ernesto’s is a friendly, regular kind of Italian restaurant, where the food is consistently hearty, and the staff is warm and casual. The prices are a real draw as well, so it’s usually busy. The house salad with tangy vinaigrette is a great way to start. Then move on to linguini with clams or vegetarian lasagna. It may not be the most creative Italian cuisine, but it’s got a homemade quality that is very appealing. This eatery serves up Italian cooking. Expect the average entrée to cost $8 to $12, and you’ll be fine if dressed casual.

Moroccan: (also in the top 100 SF restaurants)
Aziza
5800 Geary Blvd. (at 22nd Avenue)

Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants, Michael Bauer
AZIZA
The menu has expanded and taken on a more creative aura in the last year, which is reflected in the prices, too (the five-course tasting menu price has risen). Now chef-owner Mourad Lahlou offers dishes like baked giant lima beans with fresh feta, small meatballs skewered with grapes or spicy lamb sausage with a goat yogurt and fromage blanc dip. Unlike many Moroccan restaurants that play up Middle Eastern cliches, Lahlou has created a sophisticated menu and dining room with both table and more traditional seating. It's romantic and understated, and the food is fabulous.
Specialties:
Five-course tasting menu ($69); b'steeya; Mediterranean spreads; couscous Aziza (with lamb, chicken, prawns); squab with mushrooms.
Best View and Tourist Restaurants
Sutro's, at the Cliff House
1090 Point Lobos

If you feel like a really good walk, it’s about 20 blocks, turn right when you leave the apartment and keep walking; Geary turns into Point Lobos.
Housed in the new Sutro Wing this addition to the Cliff House features a spectacular two story dining room with the quietly chic Sutro's Bar and a Balcony Lounge on the street level. You can see the Marin coast line, the Sutro Bath ruins, and the entry to the Golden Gate and, of course, the Pacific Ocean. You feel like you’re on an elegant ocean liner.
Sutro's at The Cliff House is a fine dining establishment that focuses on organic produce, great service, top fresh seafood and local ingredients that are farmed using sustainable practices.

Beach Chalet (great for breakfast/brunch with a view)
1000 Great Highway, Ocean Beach

Best Sushi
Kitaro – 5723 Geary Blvd.
The best value in Sushi; just judge it by the crowds waiting to get a table. It is so packed sometimes, that I just order to go and enjoy it at home.

Breakfast or Brunch - there is a dive place a few doors away, it’s an Old School Coffee Shop, don’t judge it by its appearance, its run by a Chinese Family, and the breakfast is very good : Joe's Coffee Shop, 6134 Geary Boulevard.

Bars close by:

The Blarney Stone is just a few blocks away, on Geary @ 20th Ave – They do a fantastic Irish Breakfast on Sat & Sun Mornings, plus they have an Irish Bakery open everyday, YOU HAVE TO TRY THEIR SODA BREAD AND SCONES.

Ireland’s 32 on Geary @ 3rd Ave. I usually walk the 22 blocks to the Bar, so I really need a beer by the time I get there. If you don’t feel like walking the 22 blocks take the bus, it’s only $2 (exact change only) - keep the bus ticket, it’s good for the return journey within 2 hours.

Trader Sam’s is just a few doors away; it’s a great people watching place, it gets all types, from 21-year-olds sipping exotic cocktails, to seasoned old drunks downing Budweiser s.

Best Show to go to:
DON’T MISS THIS SHOW!

BEACH BLANKET BABYLON
It is the longest running hit musical revue in theatre history. The Show premiered at the Savoy Tivoli in San Francisco's North Beach, June, 1974. I have seen this show about 10 times and it gets better every time.
Alcatraz and Fisherman’s Wharf parking
The cheapest parking garage is on 2210 Stockton street @ Bay Street
It’s a 4 minute walk to Pier 33
2210 Stockton Street (Lot #20)

Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 6:00am - 11:00pm
Holidays: 6:00am - 11:00pm

Daily Parking Rates
Early Bird (in by 9:00am, Monday - Friday): $9.00
Daily Max (Monday - Friday): $13.00
Daily Max (Saturdays): $15.00
Daily Max (Sundays): $15.00

Reviews for this vacation apartment rental in San Francisco, California

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Robyn Shannon

Canberra, Australia

October 2008

The flat is very comfortable with all the amenities. Plenty of local restaurants with a variety of good food are available. The 38L bus running past the front of the property makes the 30 min journey into town easy. Short walk to China Beach. Loved it.

Eric Renfro

Santa Monica, CA

Loved the Apartment

Yes, the flat was fantastic. I had to be in San Francisco for work for a week in February. I usually just stay in a hotel, but this apartment caught my eye on the internet. I have had several business trips to SF and have always stayed in downtown hotels, This was the first time I actually got to see the real San Francisco. The home office with printer/Fax & copier are a great feature, it saved me a few trips to Kinkos. The bed was very comfortable and the full kitchen was equipped with everything. The #38 express bus had me downtown in about 15 minutes, and its stops right outside the front door. The choice of restaurants within a few blocks of the apartment was amazing. The apartment was so good, that I am going to book another week in the fall, and bring my wife and son.

Lynn Rubbathan

Newark, New Jersey

What a Great Find

What a great find! We had never stayed in a vacation apartment before, but after reading all the great comments on Paul’s website, we decided to give it a try. The apartment totally exceeded our expectations. It is very handsomely furnished and decorated and had everything anyone could possibly need. Vladimir was very friendly and offered some great advice on places to visit. The location is excellent, as some other people said, it can get a bit noisy at night, but hey you’re in a vibrant city and in the middle of it all. Having said that, it really only was a bit noisy on Saturday night when Trader Sam’s closed and its patrons were looking for Taxis. It was great to be able to walk to fantastic restaurants all with in a few blocks. Paul’s list of restaurants had some excellent recommendations. We really liked Chapeau. Loved the Irish bread in the Irish bakery down the street. We would highly recommend the apartment and have sent the link to all our friends.

Jay Lyons

Leeds, UK

Highly recommend

This was our first time to book accommodation over the internet. Before we had children my wife and I were avid travelers. Now that the kids are a little bit older, we decided to visit interesting cities like San Francisco. After seeing the cost of 2 hotel rooms, we looked at alternative accommodations, This Apartment sounded ideal, we would have our own bedroom and the kids could sleep on the sofa bed, plus we could save more money by cooking breakfast and lunch in the apartment. The apartment has everything anybody could wish for a short stay. We found the neighborhood very safe, very centrally located and we were easily able to visit all the sights of San Francisco. Vladimir and his wife could do enough for us; they even offered to baby-sit our kids while we went out to dinner. Overall I would highly recommend this apartment. Jay Lyons Leeds, UK

Helen Mooney

Canada

Fabulous

Paul's place is great! The furnishings are comfortable -- the bed, the linens, the furniture. The location is also perfect! We've both been to San Francisco before but never got beyond the touristy areas. Staying here for a few days really gave us a flavour of what it's like to be in a wonderful, safe San Francisco neighbourhood. Lots of things to do and plenty of fabulous restaurants. We were very happy with the accommodation and would not hesitate to come back or recommend to all our friends. Helen Mooney, Canada

Frank McGuinness

Dublin, Ireland

Fantastic

Paul, we had very pleasant stay in your apartment, it's location is excellent and it is well furnished and well maintained. Frank. Frank McGuinness, Dublin, Ireland

Roisin Millar

Orlando Florida

Definitely a good choice

Thank you for the wonderful stay at your home. It was located in a great area it was very easy to get to see the sights using public transport or with walking to the many local points of interest. The apartment was very very comfortable all the comforts of home with a great new city to explore. This was definitely a good choice on accommodation for my stay. I would recommend you to anyone planing a trip to San Francisco with out hesitation. Roisin Millar, Orlando Florida

Patrick McCann

Norman, OK

Wonderful city-living experience

We had a great four-day stay at Paul's San Francisco home. The apartment was clean and equipped with everything we needed. The convenience of the Cala Foods grocery store across the street was also much appreciated. As other guests have commented, the apartment worked well for two adults and our two children who were able share the futon in the living room (both are now asking why they do not have 400 thread count sheets at home). Parking, always a concern in the City, was not too difficult; I was always able to find a space within about two blocks in less than 10 minutes. Overall we had a wonderful city-living experience while exploring the fantastic sights in my old hometown. Patrick McCann, Norman, OK

Tom, Dorothy & Katelyn Henslee

Denison, TX , USA

EXCELLENT

This was the first time that we had booked through the internet and/or stayed in accommodations other than a standard hotel/motel room and I am delighted to say it was an EXCELLENT choice. My husband and I and two teenagers had the privelege to stay in Paul's apt during July, 2006 and the accommodations were excellent. The apartment was clean and is a wonderful respite after spending a day sightseeing. Vladimar was so charming and graciously had some ideas of places he thought we would not want to miss....We had lived in SF 15 years ago and the places he mentioned were the very ones we wanted to make sure our daughter saw....so listen to his advice if he offers! Other than that, Vladimar was unobtrusive, but nearby if you needed anything. I agree on leaving food. We also left some food in the fridge and hope someone wasn't afraid to utilize it. Thanks Paul (and Vladimar) and if we are back in SF someday....or vacinity of any of Paul's other apts, we will be checking on staying at his property! Tom, Dorothy & Katelyn Henslee Tom & Dorothy Henslee, Denison, TX

Grace & Jon MacCall

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Exceeded our expectations

Paul - we are very happy to have found your apartment on the internet. The neighbourhood was great - 10 minutes' walk to Golden Gate Park, 5 minutes drive to the cliffs/sutro baths. The apartment itself exceeded our expectations - newly-refinished, nicely put together, comfortable and large. Lots of great dining within a 10 minute walk of the apartment, and only 1/2 hour from downtown by bus. We will seek you out again on future trips. Thanks also to Vladimir who waited up late for us on our delayed arrival. Cheers, Grace and Jon Jon and Grace MacCall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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All was well. We greatly enjoyed your cute apartment and would recommend it to anyone. Our boys loved TV's and Play Station
We had no trouble with parking and loved the convenience of De Lano's, the coffee place across the street, and the awesome Dim Sum at Lucky Sun. Even though there is a big line outside the wait is only 15 minutes. Also, loved the convenience of being close to the GGB, since we had to go to Marin 3 times during our stay.
Thank you,
Michele and Scott


-Michele, Granite Bay, CA -916-784-2833

We had a great time at the apartment! We spent a week there with our 4 year old and 1 year old and had ample space. Great restaurants nearby and conveniently located to the Park and the Presidio. We had a car with us, and always found parking within 2-3 blocks. Would definitely recommend it to friends.

-L. Writer, New York, NY

Although our stay in Paul's apartment was brief, only 3 days, we found it to be very comfortable and convenient to public transport. San Francisco is fabulous and we would certainly stay for longer next time.
Thanks again Paul and we will pass on your details to our friends.

Cheers
Karyne and Michael
Salisbury East, South Australia

-Karyne, Adelaide, Australia

San Francisco is a wonderful place to visit and Paul's place is the perfect venue to do it from. The apartment has all the ammenities, the information packet provides direction and guidance to everything one could need, and the neighborhood low key and friendly. It was the perfect place to end our 10 day trip traveling about northern california. Thanks Paul!

-Susan Merritt, Rockaway, NJ

We had a great stay in San Francisco at Paul's apartment. The apartment was very well equipped and very comfortable, a real home away from home. Our 4 year old son loved all the kid's DVDs. We had great meals at the local restaurants (the guide was spot on and very useful) and we enjoyed being close to Golden Gate Park. Would love to come back again sometime!

-F Lyng, Dublin, IRELAND

We had a fantastic time in the apartment - it was a real home away from home. Midway during our stay we had 2 nights in a hotel out of town and it made us realise how kucky we were to be staing in the apartment. We had a fantastic time and when we return to San Francisco - we shall be planning our visit around the availability of the apartment!

-Linda Ashton, Bristol UK

It was a great experience to stay in Paul's appartment
- it is close to everything - the bus stop, the beaches,
the Golden Gates bridge and park. The kitchen was
well equipped, which saved us a bunch of money on
eating out. You really get to experience San Francisco
like a local. I would definitely stay at Paul's appartment
again.

-Nadia, Raleigh, NC

After 6 months on the road it was wonderful to find ourselves in such a lovely appartment. We had a fantastic stay in San Fran, in fact we came back after a month and spent a further few days there. The appartment was fab, providing us with all we could possble want by way of facilities (and very stylishly too) and the location was great. Thank you Paul - we hope to come back some time.

-Sally, Jonathan and Maddie, London, UK

This is a great place for both adults and children. Paul has outfitted the apartment with most entertainment diversions and culinary equipment. The apartment is adequately furnished and the location is perfect for access to the SF downtown, the ocean, local shopping and eateries and Golden Gate Park. I rec'd it fully, you will not be sorry.
While we had some confusion over the initial reservation, Paul exceeded all expectations in straightening it out and we look forward to returning soon.

-Mark Furnari, Burlington, Vermont

We come to SF two times a year, this was the first time we did not stay in a hotel. Paul's Apartment has everything you need to provide the comfort of a home along with the freedom of a vacation. The location was convenient allowing you to experience SF like a local.

-Jesa & Tim Goodrich, Kailua, Hi

We had a great time in Paul's apartment; it is very well equipped, great location, Ideal for our family, 2 adults and 2 children.
Paul's list of restaurants was very helpful and also the Bus passes saved us a lot of money. We did not rent a car, rode the buses everywhere, got to see San Francisco from a local's perspective.
I would totally recommend the apartment.


-Jan Bakker, Amsterdam, Holland

Good location, lovely apartment well equipped with everything you need. Make sure you take a walk north to Baker beach its about 15 minutes but the best views of the GG bridge youll get.

-brian, surrey england

I will never stay in a hotel again.
Myself, my wife and our 2 year old son stayed for 6 nights in the apartment in Jan 2007,
My wife was attending a convention in the Moscone centre; she was able to take the express bus from right out side the front door of the apartment to downtown.
While she was at her convention, I was having a great time with my son, we walked to the beach, spent many hours in golden gate park, rented a row boat at the lake, went to the De Young, watched the Buffalos and also went on the carousal.

The apartment is very comfortable; it had a pack n play crib for my son, lots of DVD's,
Full kitchen and a cozy fireplace.
Paul's information brochure was very useful; he recommended some great restaurants,
Parking was very hard to find the first few days, but got easier as I got to know the neighborhood. I would not recommend having a rental car, its more hassle than its worth.
The neighborhood was great; we got to experience the real San Francisco.


-Roger Pendle, London, UK

My Family and I had a fantastic time in your apartment.
It was perfect for 2 adults and 2 kids, having a full kitchen and dining room was great with small kids.
Vladimir and his wife baby-sat for us on 2 nights, at home we are used to paying $15 an hour so at $10 an hour its great value.
The bed was so comfortable that I wrote down the name and brand of the mattress and intend to buy the same one for my home.
I agree with Paul about leaving unused food behind, I hope the next guests had kids,
Cause we left lots of kids foods.
There was no Play Station; my kids had brought PS2 games thinking that every home had a PS2. But they survived the week without it.

The only thing that was a tiny bit annoying was people leaving Trader Sam's at 2am on the Sat night, they made a lot of noise, it only woke me up, not the kids or my husband.
But that goes with the neighborhood, if you want to be in the middle of everything.
Parking was hard the first days, but got easier as we got to know the area.
And YES, we did get caught with a parking ticket on a street cleaning day.

We love any type of Asian food, to save money we did take away from the many Asian restaurants, The Chinese across the street is really great, (I can't remember the name of it)
Also the Yet Wai on Clement at 23rd is fabulous.

Over all, we had a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend the apartment.


Sally Farmington
Chicago

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    I used to own a travel agency for 15 years and like to think I know what tourists want in a vacation apartment.

    I bought the building in 2000 and totally renovated the owners unit apartment, I lived in this apartment for 3 years, then bought another Apartment building in Twin Peaks, where I now...
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