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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 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 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.

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 -
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Beautiful 1 Bedroom apartment minutes to SFO and Downtown (Can sleep 4)
average rating of 4.7090907 based on 56 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: Jul 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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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: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Perfect retreat from the chaos of sfo plus right next to airport. Nice pullout couch plus inflatable bed with kids sleeping bags.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

So accommodating at a last-minute's notice...

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for lodging for a work trip, and Kawika and Kia'i (the owners) allowed me to stay at their rental. The location was incredibly close to the airport (less than 5 minutes away?) The space had everything I needed to set up shop: work and decompress in comfort. The aspects of the rental that I thought made it above the top are: the washer/dryer, kitchenette, and the seclud-able bedroom which allows for entertaining in the living room, while keeping my sleeping area private. Thoroughly enjoyed this rental and it's owners.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chadwick was a pleasure to have, easy going and over all nice person. I look forward to being able to host him again!
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5

Lovely accomodation with character

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The owners were extremelt courteous. Although they were away for much of our stay, a friendly and helpful family member was on hand on the day we checked in. We are a family of four so the two kids slept on a fold out couch and a futon. The apartment was well equipped and the little garden area was really lovely. The property is in a nice area of South San Francisco. We didn't dislike anything about the property. The only isssue is the distance from downtown San Francisco. However, we used uber/lyft to get in and out so just factor that in to your budgeting. Also, the nearest supermarket is about 1.5 km away. If we were going back to San Francisco again (and I hope I do at some point because it's a stunning city) I would definitely rent this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Lovely, secluded garden apartment

  • 4 of 5

A really delightful property with a lovely garden and gracious hosts. We mistakenly thought it was within walking distance to BART, but it is just a short drive. Plenty of places to eat and great local fruit/vegetable stores nearby

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 Fee $75
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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