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Beautiful 1 Bedroom apartment minutes to SFO and Downtown (Can sleep 4)

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Seperate 1 bedroom apartment in a nicely remodeled 1900's Victorian Home.

Our 2-unit Victorian home and was built in 1906. The lower unit is a completely separate 1 bedroom 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 yard. Please note because of the serious drought we have discontinued watering the lawn. All other plants are watered by recycled or catchment water. It is a 2 unit home, we live above and Halekipa (the guest home) is on the first level. Our 1 bedroom apartment features Bamboo wood floors, carpet in the bedroom, full size washer and dryer in unit, updated appliances, full size bed and pull out couch in living. It can 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!

We look forward to pleasant and friendly guests. We are easy going and expect our guests to be also.

More Details

Owner
Kawika Alfiche & Kia`i Maurille
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

About Kawika Alfiche & Kia`i Maurille

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.

Kawika Alfiche & Kia`i Maurille purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Kawika Alfiche & Kia`i Maurille chose Downtown

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the 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.
Dec 2012
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Amenities

Downtown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Beautifully remodeled with pedestal sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • One bedroom with brand new full size bed, mirrored closet doors, and a cozy electric fireplace. A 2nd sleeping is available in living room (pull out couch) that sleeps one adult or 2 children comfortably, also we have a single futon and full size air bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Couch in living room is a full size pull out. Airbed with extra blankets, linens, and pillows available for additional guests. 1 car parking in front of 2 car s/s garage at the rear of 423 Baden Avenue on 2nd Lane - see attached after booking

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(59 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful 1 Bedroom apartment minutes to SFO and Downtown (Can sleep 4)
average rating of 4.7288136 based on 60 reviews
5

Great place to stay to explore San Francisco and the surrounding areas!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay! It was in a nice area and we always felt safe no matter what time of day we were coming back or leaving. The property was beautiful and relaxing with the pond, hammock, and plants. The place was very clean, exactly as described, and we were given detailed instructions for how to get here and get in. Very easy! It was a short drive to the city but we didn't mind it at all. We don't like to stay actually in the city and parking at hotels we looked at seemed so expensive. We felt this was a very reasonably priced, nice option to staying right in the city. We would definitely stay here again if visiting San Francisco!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Laura, thank you for your stay, I'm happy that everything worked out for you!
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5

Awesome place.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 had a great time. Awesome place. The owner Kawika would answer my question immediately. Would definitely come back. My kids enjoyed the pond.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Second stay in this unit. Very convenient to San Francisco. Dedicated parking and washer/dryer are great assets. We visit SF several times a year and plan on staying here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, teenage daughter, and I stayed for one week in this charming apartment. One of the most important things to me is a nice, clean, up to date bathroom with plenty of hot water, great water pressure, and nice fixtures. This bathroom had all that and more! The private bedroom has a huge closet with a huge mirror, plenty of pillows and a comfy bed. Everything you need is available in the kitchen to cook your own meals. It's a short walk to a variety of local restaurants. The gate to the peaceful backyard is code locked on the alley side and we felt totally safe the entire time. No problems with noisy neighbors either. Checking in and out was a breeze and the owner was very pleasant to work with responding quickly. We rented a car rather than use public transportation and that was also a great decision. We drove down the coast, over to Yosemite, up to Muir Woods, and to Fisherman's Wharf twice with no problems. We would definitely stay here again! Wonderful trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent location for San Francisco area

  • 5 of 5

At the end of a four week holiday in the USA we decided to spend three nights in the San Francisco area. Travelling as a couple this property was ideal for our requirements. Comfortable, clean and well-equipped the home makes an excellent base. It is close to SFO international airport and transport links into the city (we used Caltrain - within walking distance). The dedicated parking space adds to the convenience. South San Francisco itself provides a number of good shops and restaurants (again within walking distance) and felt safe in the daytime and evenings. With a well-equipped kitchen, garden area and parking this is a very cost-effective and convenient alternative to hotel accommodation. Will certainly look to return when next visiting San Francisco.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your stay!
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4

Nice layout and very comfortable for 2 people.

  • 4 of 5

Great location only minutes from SFO, major freeways and public transit. One block away is Grand Ave with plenty of options for meals. (Hit the Cable Car Cafe for breakfast). Simple check in and check out. Wifi had excellent signal. With a little more attention to detail, this property would get 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
San Francisco Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
1 block from house
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
South San Francisco
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lake Merced Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
South San Francisco Cal Train
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
101, 380, 280
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
La Morena
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
South Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Pacifica
Car: recommended

COMES WITH 1 CAR PARKING / 1 MILE FROM SFO

Just around the corner on our downtown main street (Grand Ave) there are many options for food all times of the day... A couple great breakfast houses, Mexican food, Thai, Chinese, Italian, American, Japanese, El Salvadorian and more!

Very close by we have a couple shopping centers (Tanforan Mall has Move Theaters and major stores like Sears, Jc Pennys, Target) and Town Center (Luckys, Marshalls, Chucky Cheese and more)

Also near by is our towns large park (Orange Park) which has a public swimming pool, basketball/Tennis and Baseball and many Picnic spots.

We are 10 minutes to downtown San Francisco via freeway.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $300

$125-150 Mon-Thurs / $125-175 nightly Fri-Sun
Certain Holidays are more
additional $75 cleaning fee *stays longer than 1 week cleaning fee will double.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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