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

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


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, queen 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

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 guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

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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Downtown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • 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 ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Beautifully remodeled with pedestal sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • One bedroom with brand new Queen 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
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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
Couch in living room is a double 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


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Beautiful 1 Bedroom apartment minutes to SFO and Downtown (Can sleep 4)
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 67 reviews

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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Moscow, Russia

Nice authentic home in South SF

  • 4 of 5

It is a very nice house (the ground floor part actually) very close to SF Airport (less than 10-minute drive) but at the same time with a very easy commute to Downtown in a beautiful and quiet residential area with lots of cafes and restaurants representing various national cuisines. The house itself has everything one may need and is suitable for a couple or a family of 3-4. Pull out bed in the living room, though not very comfortable, is handy. Gorgeous little garden, home to colibris and racoons, adds to the attractiveness of the place. Hosts were quick in communication and provided all necessary check-in details. Overall, a nice experience at a moderate price.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home away from home. We loved our stay here and thought that the garden area was amazing!

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 nights in this small but very comfortable apartment. San Francisco turned on 2 days of gorgeous weather and we hired a car to travel around. Having a designated parking spot was a bonus and we had everything we needed in the apartment. Close to shops and restaurants and surprisingly quiet. We would recommend this to others.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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laguna hills, CA

Pleasant and comfortable stay with a few suggestions

  • 5 of 5

A great stay with lots of pros:

- dedicated off street parking spot

- clean apartment and very comfy bed. our two kids were happy enough with the pull out couch

- space heaters available and worked well - we were there during a particularly cold weekend

- books and games were a nice addition (kids were excited about the board games but we never did get a chance to play)

- TV channel selection and wifi were great

- washer/dryer were good (sometimes stacked apartment washer/dryers are small and inefficient but these worked well, were a good size, and our family flew home with a suitcase of clean clothes!)

- other convenient touches: outlet adapter with a plug and USB port to charge a device while keeping the outlet open, shoe rack near the door to keep shoes and other items from clogging up the doorway, “fake fireplace” in the bedroom which served as a heater with a fireplace glow


- noticed that some of the pans weren’t well cleaned from previous guests, colander had chunks of lettuce stuck to it (though I would put this on past guests as the instructions clearly say to wash all dishes and leave in the drying rack)

- someone should probably sort through the food items and condiments in the kitchen – several of the condiments I picked up were past their “best by” date by a year or two

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ashburn, Virginia

Great place, pleasant, quiet, clean, convenient location,.

  • 5 of 5

When a place smells good, you know it’s going to be a pleasant place to stay. It did not disappoint. It is beautifully and tastefully decorated. We were able to get our much needed sleep. The garden was something else! We took a lot of pictures. The owners were very helpful and responded to my emails immediately. Place is also very convenient to shops and restaurants. We would love to be able to stay there again next time we’re in San Francisco. Thank you guys!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: 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
Car: recommended


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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $200

$125-200 Per night
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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