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Cozy, Sunny, Newly Renovated and Fully Furnished Apartment

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Living room with dining area

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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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). The apartment is about 20 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. There is ample free street parking outside the apartment.

The entire apartment has been newly renovated and fitted with modern amenities, including fresh bed linens, bath towels and a well-stocked kitchen with all the comforts of home. It can comfortably sleep 3 adults (or an exception - 2 adults and 2 small children below 10 years old), with a queen-sized bed in the bedroom plus a fold-down, full-sized sleeper sofa in the living room. The space is ideal for couples.

All utilities are included in the price, and the rate of $150 per night is valid for 2 people. For more than 2 people, the rate will be $160 per night (up to max. 3).

OTHER INFO
1. Rent fee can be paid by cash, check, PayPal or credit card via one Away Reservation Manager.
2. Separate payments of US$80 cleaning fee and US$100 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.

RATES
- $150/night (2 nights minimum); $160/night for more than 2 guests (up to max. 3)
- $950/week; extra $50/week after first 2 guests
- $80 Cleaning Fee and $100 refundable security deposit to be paid in cash or 2
checks (USA guests) upon check in
- 1 night's rent deposit to secure booking (please enquire about longer term stay
deposit terms)
- Balance payment due 30 days before check in date

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Is the apartment noisy?
The apartment is on the main street, Cortland Avenue, and we are in the city. City life happens. The apartment 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 in our apartment! 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 apartment after you check out. It is a fair market rate by San Francisco standard. We take pride in delivering a clean, sanitized and comfortable apartment 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?
There is ample free street parking on our side of Cortland Avenue. It is not a problem to find parking either just outside or near the apartment.

5. What is your refund policy?
An upfront deposit equivalent to one night’s stay is required to reserve the apartment. 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 apartment?
NO. Our listing clearly states the maximum occupancy is 3 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 apartment 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!

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    We can only accommodate families with small children below 10 years old....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Other: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • The apartment can comfortably sleep 3 adults (or an exception - 2 adults, 2 small children below 10 years old), with a queen-sized bed in the bedroom plus a fold-down, full-sized sleeper sofa in the living room. The space is ideal for couples. Occupancy limitation is 3 adults max. (or 2 adults, 2 small children below 10 years old)....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Standing shower only, no bathtub

Other Amenities

  • 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...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    A selection of CDs available...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    TV-DVD Combo with basic cable channels...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    A selection of DVDs available...moreless

Theme

  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Town:

    We are in the heart of Bernal Heights Cortland Avenue....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Can be arranged for use for longer stay of more than 1 week...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Sofa bed suitable for 1 adult...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street:

    Free street parking just outside the apartment or nearby...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Free local calls...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Can be arranged for use for longer stay of more than 1 week...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Newly remodeled full kitchen with Silestone counter, new tile and hardwood flooring. Gas cooker range and oven, microwave, refrigerator, toaster oven, coffee maker, French press, electric kettle. Basic kitchen necessities and staples for cooking are well-stocked for your convenience....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
casawaisa
Jan 29 - Dec 31, 2015
5 night min stay
$150
$950

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$150
$950

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

FAQ

Is the apartment noisy?

The apartment is on the main street, Cortland Avenue, and we are in the city. City life happens. The apartment 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 our apartment! If you are a very light sleeper or highly sensitive to any noise, then this is not the right place for you.

We are on the main street and we are in the city, so yes, there is city life. There’s nothing much I can do about it except to make sure the windows are double-glazed and the walls are insulated in the apartment.

Why do you charge an extra $80 cleaning fee?

The cleaning fee is a one-time charge to clean the apartment after you check out. It is a fair market rate by San Francisco standard. We take pride in delivering a clean and comfortable apartment to each guest staying with us. Every time a guest checks out, the apartment is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized for the next new guest. This takes time and money to hire the right person to do the job well.

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. AirBnB only handles the fee transaction and is not responsible nor do they own my property. 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.


Cancellation policy:


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Calendar

Last updated: 07/27/2015
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24 Available check-in
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22 Today
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Location

Car: Not Necessary

Articles about Bernal Heights neighborhood:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2009/11/27/travel/escapes/27Bernal.html

http://www.sfgate.com/neighborhoods/sf/bernalheights

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the 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!


Contact us

Speaks: english, mandarin, Chinese, Cantonese

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Living room with dining area

    Living room with dining area

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Cozy dining Area

    Cozy dining Area

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • Bedroom with city skyline views of the San Francisco Bay

    Bedroom with city skyline views of the San Francisco Bay

  • Stores on Cortland Avenue

    Stores on Cortland Avenue

  • Stores on Cortland Avenue

    Stores on Cortland Avenue

  • View of Bernal Heights Park from the neighborhood

    View of Bernal Heights Park from the neighborhood

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Cozy dining area

    Cozy dining area

  • Fully equipped kitchen with gas cooker range

    Fully equipped kitchen with gas cooker range

  • Bathroom with shower stall

    Bathroom with shower stall

  • View of Bernal Heights neighborhood from the apartment

    View of Bernal Heights neighborhood from the apartment

  • Stores on Cortland Avenue

    Stores on Cortland Avenue

  • Liberty Cafe on Cortland Avenue

    Liberty Cafe on Cortland Avenue

  • View of the San Francisco Bay from Bernal Heights Park

    View of the San Francisco Bay from Bernal Heights Park

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