Beautiful 1 Bedroom Minutes to Sfo and Downtown (Can Sleep 4)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
South San Francisco apartment description
Our 2-unit home is Victorian and was built in 1906 right after the earthquake. The lower unit is completely separate from the top unit. We’ve done extensive work on the home and land. It is a double sized lot so half of the land is landscaped with waterfall and pond with fish, over 15 varieties of Hawaiian and Polynesian plants and an expansive lawn and yard. It is a 2 unit home, we live above and Halekipa (the guest home) is on the first level. Our 1 bedroom unit features Bamboo wood floors, carpet in the bedroom, washer and dryer in unit, updated appliances, full size bed and pull out couch in living. It can comfortably fit 4. There are extra pillows, blankets, sheets and towels for you also. We also have a few things for children (boys and girls sleeping bags and a few games…still adding on to this. The home is equipped with High speed WIFI and Cable T.V. (Astound) as well. This property also dubs as the Kaululehua Hawaiian Cultural Center. You’ll notice a dance studio and library on the land as well. Once a week there are classes (dance) and once a month classes on cultural arts/crafts (weaving and lei making). Our home was awarded the Beautification award for South San Francisco in 2011 for the most beautiful Home in South San Francisco!
We are located in downtown South San Francisco (SSF) all restaurants are walking distance (Starbucks, Pete’s, Subway, multiple Chinese and Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese , Korean, Italian, Argentinian, American, Japanese and more). There are a few grocery, liquor and drug stores within a block. Some of our favorite restaurants: For Breakfast – Cable Car Café (nothing fancy, just quick good ole fashioned breakfast), For Lunch - La Morena (best al pastor nachos, tacos and plates), For Dinner - Izanami (great specials, brand new and nice atmosphere, some killer Ramen!). If you’ve never had See’s candy, the factory is down the street you might want to go in for samples ;-)
Everything you could possibly need is within 1 mile (drug stores, department stores, chain restaurants etc..) Most people stay at our place go site seeing. There is 1 car parking designated for our guest but if you don’t drive bus is within 1 block, Train (Cal. Train) is 4 blocks, Bart is 10 blocks away. All of these can take you somewhere interesting. Downtown San Francisco is about 10 minutes by car. Besides San Francisco you should make time to explore our coast especially downtown Pacifica and cruise along famous highway 1 to visit downtown Half Moon Bay!
- On floor 1
- 650 sq. ft.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Beautifully remodeled with pedestal sink and a rainfall shower head.
Kitchen & Dining
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- Living Room seats 4:
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- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- DVD Player
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- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
- Massage Therapist
- Pier Fishing
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Recreation Center
- Bird Watching
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the Country Cottage just down the street on Downtown's Grand Ave. There you can take a stroll down this quaint area of a variety of specialty shops. Do some shopping at the Tanforan Mall or enjoy a good movie at Theaters. Have a meal at one of the many culturally diverse restaurants in the neighborhood. Visit the world renowned Sees Candies just a few blocks from the house and revel in all the mouth-watering chocolate delights. Stay fit by playing a game of basketball or Tennis at nearby Orange Park or do a little cardio workout at Bally's Gym down the street. At night, take a quick drive to North Beach in San Francisco and have dinner at Pena Pacha Mama, a delightful Bolivian restaurant and a San Francisco Landmark where Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio use to frequent back in the day. And to close the evening, make sure to have reservations to watch the famous Beach Blanket Babylon. You'll find it to be an amazing show and is the longest running musical revue in theater history. The options are almost endless. ...moreless
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Valentine's Weekend get-a-way
Valentine's Weekend get-a-way
OK, let me start by saying that we have NEVER been to South San Francisco. Oh sure, driving up the 101 but that's the extent. We didn't know if this was going to be the location we wanted. We LOVED it! Downtown So San Francisco is wonderful. QUIET to start with, (no sirens and no empty bottles being dumped into trash bins @ 2:30 AM), a couple Coffee houses, (chains), one of the BEST Italian restaurants, Buon Gusto, YUMMO! And other local businesses and eateries to visit. This great rental is 1 block off the downtown main street. Walking distance to these great places. Easy drive into the City and surrounding areas. It has everything you need for your stay from linens to appliances, The welcome treats were a very nice touch. This weekend we were able to make new discoveries and visit old haunts. Thank you so much for opening your well appointed home to us!
- Guest Scott J. (-)
- Date of stay 02/14/14
- Review Submitted 02/21/14
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
I came to San Francisco from Virginia to celebrate an early Thanksgiving with my son and found a relaxing tropical retreat in the Bay area. Everything was available in the kitchen for an enjoyable cooking experience. The apartment was lovely and very comfortable. The location was perfect for sightseeing in the city. I thank the owners for providing such a welcoming haven. I would definitely return and recommend to friends and family.
- Guest beth p.
- Date of stay 09/13/13
- Review Submitted 12/11/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with teenagers.
A charming little getaway for 1 to 4 people. Well thought out layout with all the comforts of home. The property was exactly as described, so no hidden surprises. Very clean! would be nice to have a dishwasher, but Im just spoiled :) Youll end up eating out most of the time, so really not many dishes were used. Would def stay here again!!
- Guest Meg (Surrey, British Columbia)
- Date of stay 07/31/13
- Review Submitted 08/14/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children.
Clean and cozy
Clean and cozy
Decorated beautifully, comfortable and cozy for a family of 3. Clean and convenient location near freeway and SFO airport. Mahalo for the hospitality!
- Guest Kjersti (Hawaii)
- Date of stay 07/05/13
- Review Submitted 07/16/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children.
Kawaki and Kai'i's lovely apartment provided my father the perfect place to rest while going through radiation treatments at UCSF. The surroundings are lovely with the lush garden and calming water fall into the pond right outside our door. We felt like we were in a tropical get away, complete with wildlife sightings if you were up early in the morning to see the racoon taking a dip in the pond! The apartment is quaint and comfortable and we took full advantage of the kitchen and laundry facilities. There are numerous dining options within walking distance, and I enjoyed getting a workout in at the local Bally's Fitness Center located within a mile of the apartment. Everything we needed was conveniently located within a short walk or drive away and the off-street parking was a bonus. I am so glad to have found this wonderful apartment and we will definitely be back for future visits!
- Guest Laura M.
- Date of stay 03/25/13
- Review Submitted 04/06/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Everything you could want...
Everything you could want...
I was visiting from NYC and stayed here for the New Years Eve 2013. It was awesome the bedroom has sliding shoji screens for privacy. The kitchen, private bathroom, and washer dryer makes for everything to make your trip pleasant, efficient, and worry-free. The owners are incredibly kind and wonderful worldly people. Looking forward to staying here again!!!
- Guest Chaddy (Honolulu, HI)
- Date of stay 01/30/13
- Review Submitted 01/31/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.
We recently stayed at this gorgeous vacation rental in South San Francisco. It was breath taking from the pathway to the door. The pathway way was filled with lush green plants. Then upon entering the rental, from the guest area to the kitchen and to the bedroom, it felt very warmth and cozy. This place can be called a second home with amenities. This location was perfect. Close to the airport. Plus it was short drive to Golden Gate Bridge, Exploratorium, Fisherman's Wharf , Market Square and Ocean Beach. During our stay, we noticed that Half Moon Bay and Sausalito were near to San Francisco. We really enjoyed our stay in South San Francisco. The owners are very friendly and very helpful. We would return to this location on our next vacation. We will call this place our second home.
- Guest Meyan (Sacramento)
- Date of stay 01/05/13
- Review Submitted 01/23/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with teenagers.
I was attending a NYE event in South San Francisco and was referred by a friend to this lovely vacation rental tucked away in charming downtown SSF. When I walked in I was surrounded by beautiful lush plants, palm trees, and a pond with a small running waterfall! I felt like I was transported from SSF to a place in the tropics. The unit itself is warm and cozy and decorated like a home and not a vacation/hotel room. The owners are warm and friendly and they allow pets (BONUS!) Parking is available and there are several great restaurants within walking distance. I highly recommend this charming place! Oh, and it's also conveniently located near SFO.
- Guest Kulia (San Francico, CA)
- Date of stay 12/31/12
- Review Submitted 01/23/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car.
Hospitable!Guest comment entered by owner
During a recent visit to San Francisco we were fortunate to find this beautiful apartment.The property is lovely - lush with plants and trees, inside was decorated beautifully, Spacious and included everything we needed.We had easy access to our car which could be hard to find in the city. Within the walking distance surrounding the place we found a variety of restaurants and shops. The owners of were helpful and hospitable making us feel welcome. I will definitely stay here again.
- Guest Teresa Elk Grove Ca
- Date of stay 12/27/12
- Review Submitted 01/22/13
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$125-150 Mon-Thurs / $150-175 nightly Fri-Sun
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additional $75 cleaning fee *stays longer than 1 week cleaning fee will double.
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $300
- Cleaning: $75
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- Nearest Airport: San Francisco Airport at 1 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: South San Francisco at 1 Miles
- Nearest Train: South San Francisco Cal Train at 1 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: 101 and 380 at 1 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Pacifica at 7 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: 1 block from house at 0.1 Miles
- Nearest Ski: South Lake Tahoe at 200 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Lake Merced Golf Club at 3 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: La Morena at 0.25 Miles
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: Our names are Kawika and Kia'i and we are the owners of this property and we currently live on the property. Here we also run both the Kaululehua Hawaiian Cultural Center and the Hawaiian Cultural Dance Group called Halau o Keikiali'i travelling world-wide preserving & perpetuating the rich Culture of Hawaii. Let the Spirit of Aloha welcome you to this perfect weekend getaway.
Why the Owner Chose South San Francisco:
We fell in love with this property when we first saw it. Because it is located on a double wide lot, we were amazed with the space and all the potential it offered. Over the years, we lovingly worked on landscaping by adding trees, plants, & foliage most of which are native to Hawaii. We continued by adding a pond & waterfall and worked on improving the dwellings including our dance studio located on back of the premises.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
We love beautiful Victorians because they have so much character and this home was exactly what we were looking for when we made our move to the Peninsula. Our goal was to bring a piece of Hawaii to this land, to grow native plants, and have a place to continue our Cultural work. We love the fact that this area where our home is located is so convenient to shopping, restaurants, shopping malls, theaters, and all the specialty shops we could ever need....not to mention the abundance of parking which was refreshing moving here from the Big City of San Francisco.
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Living room. fully furnished.
Full size bed, lots of closet space, a single cushioned seat for reading & frplc
Modern kitchen with granite counters and full size fridge
Buffet counter with microwave and toaster oven
Full bath with pedestal sink and rainfall showerhead
View looking out front door
During the holiday season.
View of the livingroom from the Bedroom.
Full size washer & dryer
Peak to the 2nd 1/2 of the yard
Also Home to the Kaululehua Hawaiian Cultural Center
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Date last modified - Thursday, February 27, 2014
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