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Peaceful Purple Hayes 2 Bedroom Penthouse & Spectacular View - West Wing

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Penthouse With Spectacular View Of San Francisco

Perched atop this funky 1900 San Francisco Victorian is a warm 1,100 square foot comfortable apartment complete with vaulted/peaked ceilings, with a nice collection of unique art pieces and a magnificent view from the 3rd floor deck. This Alamo Square/Hayes Valley marvel puts you in the heart of the city...literally within walking distance to the ¨uber trendy Hayes Valley.

The Flat:

This warm and bright, open format, top floor Victorian flat has 3 sleeping areas and is fully furnished with a nice collection of unique art pieces throughout. The unit has hardwood floors, open-airy high peaked ceilings with skylights in every room that brings in a lot of natural sunlight to this top floor. Catch some crosswind when the back door is open to the deck.

Front Bedroom:

There are 2 north-facing rooms that both feed into the living room. This front bedroom has a queen-size bed with a 32in flat screen with Direct TV satellite service and a closet with full length mirrors. Adjacent to this bedroom is its own sitting area that has a screen partition that separates these two rooms. It includes a full-size, pull-out sofabed that can sleep another two. You can close off this section from the main living room/kitchen area with its French doors if you want some additional privacy.

Living Room/Kitchen:

There is a 50” flat screen with Direct TV satellite service and a DVD player, large east-facing windows that lets in ample light with multiple skylights that can open to let in fresh air and provides an open feel in this room. This large room flows into the open dining area that includes the usual kitchen amenities with a fridge, microwave and a gas stove. There is a large, comfortable leather sectional sofa with a matching ottoman which gives you plenty of relaxing space to lounge around in.

Bathrooms:

One full bath with shower

One full bath with bathtub

NOTE: You will climb a narrow staircase to the top/3rd floor of this flat so for those who have stayed in older French style buildings with stairs, you will feel right at home!

Convenience Store:

There is a grocery store/corner market conveniently located across the street, H&W Market. It opens at 830am and closes late on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays. It has coffee and a very good deli with a variety of fresh, made-to-order sandwiches. Other deli items include lasagna, tamales, cheeses, macaroni & potato salads, etc.... for those late night hunger pains.

Cafe:

Up the street to your right as you leave the building, on Fillmore Street is a local coffee shop, Alamo Square Cafe has plenty of breakfast goodies and good coffee to choose from.

Supermarket:

Also nearby is a mini mall that has a large supermarket, SAFEWAY... south of the apt (left on Webster St when you leave the building) just about a half a mile down the road.

Laundry Service:

There is an additional fee if you wish to have daily towel and daily linen service by our housekeeper/host. There is a coin-operated laundromat conveniently located at the corner from the apartment with last wash 75 minutes before closing. Wash & Fold service is also provided here which you pay by the pound with a 24-48hr turn-around time. Hours of operation are:

Monday: 7am-10pm

Tuesday: 7am-10pm

Wednesday: 7am-10pm

Thursday: 7am-10pm

Friday: 7am-900pm

Saturday: 7am-900pm

Sunday: 7am-10pm

The Neighborhood

We are centrally located in the heart of SF. Alamo Square / Hayes Valley is one of the most vibrant and revitalized neighborhoods in San Francisco. It includes wine bars, cafes, five-star restaurants, high-end boutiques, clubs, bars, close to movie theaters, Civic Center/City Hall, museums, the symphony & the Opera House and much more. Public transportation is very convenient with a bus line right across the street if you want to head downtown (21 Hayes). The 5 Fulton line is just 2 blocks away.

You can find some of the best coffee and foods in this part of the city and much more in the nearby districts. Also within 1 mile walking distance is the Fillmore District which offers the same with a handful of jazz clubs to enjoy. You have the Painted Ladies to the right and City Hall to the left, Western Addition behind you and the Lower Haight in front of you. Great spot to be!

Getting around

BY BUS:

I suggest to use public transportation. The 21 HAYES is right outside of our apartment! This convenient bus line will take you directly downtown and connects onto other bus lines that will bring you to other neighborhoods throughout the city. Another bus line close by is the 5 FULTON which is only 2 blocks south of us (behind the apt). It's only a 10 minute walk to Van Ness MUNI station, and 15 minute walk to Civic Center MUNI station for BART and other MUNI lines.

MUNI is an integral part of public transit in our city, operating year round and connecting with regional transportation services, such as BART, Caltrain, SamTrans, and AC Transit.

ADULT FARE: $2.25

CHILDREN: $.75c (ages 5 - 17yrs)

The city's lone subway tube is called MUNI Metro; also 3 cable car lines, and a heritage streetcar line known as the F Market & Wharves. MUNI shares 4 metro stations with BART. Travelers can connect onto San Francisco & Oakland International Airports via BART.

BY CAR:

Convenient for driving. We do not have a garage. Parking is very expensive here in SF!! FREE parking can be found on our residential streets nearby. Metered parking are on most business areas. Located just off highways 101, 280, and 80. VERY EASY ACCESS to the freeway and only 2 mins away from our apt which leads you right to Oakland Airport and the SF International Airport.

ON FOOT:

You can explore many nearby neighborhoods by walking a mile or two in every direction from the apt.

Other Things to Note:

This building still has the original narrow staircase from the 1900's. The spiral staircase was removed so you can get through with your suitcases!

We have a small water heater so it's best to take short, quick showers in order to have enough hot water to go around for a large group...especially since we are experiencing a drought/water shortage in CA.

The main closet is 3/4 full of the owner's personal belongings and clothing. You may hang some of your clothes there if you wish or hang your clothes on the suit rack provided or on the rack in the second bedroom.

There will be an additional fee for laundry service if you want more towels other than what was provided and/or linen service. Please be considerate of our water shortage/drought in CA.

There is a key/knob for the skylight windows in the island drawer if you wish to open and/or close them. You can open the back door to the deck to catch a gentle breeze.

More Details
Registration Number : Pending (STR-1012390)

Owner
Simon Lavoine
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Simon Lavoine

As Brother and Sister, we are the perfect combination of native San Franciscans and International citizens. Although raised and educated in the San Francisco Bay area, after college Denise turned her passion of fashion into a career and moved to Paris, France for over 20 years. Bringing that international lifestyle and flair back home, combined with Mark’s exquisite knowledge San Francisco dining, the city’s unique experiences and culture, we are poised to open our home to travelers and tourists to continue our tradition of openness and world living. We are more than welcome to help make your stay as event filled as possible or perhaps give you the space to simply relax, exhale and get as much peace in this unique “little” big city, whatever the intent of your get away trip may be.

With the combined stamps in our passports, there are probably few places we haven’t been, heard of, or would like to visit so we would like to hear your experiences and share ours.

…And if by chance you are here on the 3rd Sunday in May (of any year), be prepared for a truly unique experience that runs right past our home….it is part-Olympic caliber 12k footrace and part-Mardi Gras style parade that is 100% San Franciscan, it called the Bay to Breakers!

Why Simon Lavoine chose Alamo Square

Our apartment is located in Hayes Valley. It is one of the most vibrant and revitalized neighborhoods in San Francisco. Centrally located we are 1.5 miles from Golden Gate Park, 1 mile from the Haight/Ashbury, .5 miles from Japan town, a short bus ride to downtown (Union Square and shopping), 5 miles to Ocean Beach. Our neighborhood is safe and diverse, it is urban yet filled with lush areas of green, grass and trees uniques open park spaces unique to San Francisco.

What makes this apartment unique

Our apartment is located in Hayes Valley which includes wine bars, cafes, five star restaurants, high-end boutiques, clubs, bars, is near movie theaters, Civic Center, the Symphony & Opera and much more. Public transportation is readily available There is some of the best coffee and food to be found in the city and much more very close by. Within a few blocks of each other is Blue Bottle Coffee, Four Barrel Coffee, Ritual Coffee, The Fatted Calf Meats, Gourmet and More, Beirgarten, Suppenkucke, Stacks, La Boulange, Boxing Room, Bar Jules, Absinthe, Pause Wine Bar, Sebo Sushi, and for sweet tooth fans Charles Elbow Chocolates and Smitten Ice Cream. Clothing and Interior Design boutiques are another in high numbers in this perfect neighborhood.

Amenities

Alamo Square Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom #1 includes a queen size bed, 40' flatscreen with Direct TV service and a half closet with full length mirror. Beautiful angled ceilings and a skylight for a wealth of light. Bedroom #2 is adjacent to Bedroom #1 and has a comfortable pull out double sofa bed that sleeps 2. There is also a single twin bed in the same room that sleeps 1 Although cozy, this room essentially sleeps 3 people. You will also find a lounge chair, desk and stereo system in this space.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

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Peaceful Purple Hayes 2 Bedroom Penthouse & Spectacular View - West Wing
average rating of 4.2291665 based on 48 reviews
5

Great time!

  • 5 of 5

It was a great to stay, only drawback was we had 4 girls and getting them ready for our wedding was loud... disturbed ther neighbors. Friendly people and location was perfect for wedding and post wedding celebration.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Wonderful location and huge space

  • 4 of 5

The only criticism we have is that the beds were very uncomfortable; however, the host was great and went out of his way to accommodate us. The location is amazing and only 2 blocks from the Painted Ladies and lots of restaurants. I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Longview, Washington - USA
5

Spacious apartment in prime location

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two adult sons, and I loved our stay at this Hayes valley apartment; it was spacious enough for all of us to have our own space, and within easy walking distance to so many great restaurants and sites. We were there primarily for the opera - it was less than a mile walk to the opera house. Simon was so considerate - left us bagels & cream cheese, milk, and juice to get us started. My younger son had a later flight than the rest of us and Simon was kind enough to allow him late check-out, since there wasn't any booking directly after us. He was prompt to respond to any questions, and I'd definitely stay here again. Thank you Simon for your hospitality - we really appreciated it!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne
5

Wonderful location, spacious apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a great visit and stay in San Francisco in Simon’s apartment. He was kind enough to meet us and explain the ins and outs and leave a few essentials in the fridge which were appreciated. Very responsive when we had a small issue, which was quickly resolved. The apartment had everything we could need, it’s a quiet location in such a nice area. Lots of local restaurants and bars in easy walk and Simon’s recommendations were great. Would stay there again, thanks Simon

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Camas, WA
5

Nice location with plenty of room!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very comfortable for our family of 6! We were greated by Simon who was very pleasant and welcoming. He left lots of groceries to get us started. We were very close to public transit and walking distance to cute restaurants, shops and parks. The neighborhood felt very safe for walking day or night. We had everything we needed for a comfortable stay and would recommend it for larger families.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location, accommodations a little shabby.

  • 4 of 5

Hayes Valley is filled with great restaurants and shops. The accommodations are right in the heart of this. The downside is that the accommodations are quite shabby. The beds sit on the floor, it looks like it has been furnished from garage sales, paint

Is peeling in places, windows would not close... the list goes on. But, with that said, it beat payimg hotel prices, had a great view from the tiny deck and served its purpose. Would i stay there again. No.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Map

Nearest Airport
13.5 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Bar Noir
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
San Francisco Ferry Building
Nearest Golf
2.7 Miles
Presidio Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
AMTRAK Railroad Passenger Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Interstate 5, Interstate 280 and Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Hayes Street Grill
Nearest Ski
189 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
San Francisco Ocean Beach
Car: not necessary

The Area

Hayes Valley is one of the most vibrant and revitalized neighborhoods in San Francisco. It includes wine bars, cafes, five star restaurants, high-end boutiques, clubs, bars, is near movie theaters, Civic Center, the Symphony & Opera and much more. Public transportation is readily available There is some of the best coffee and food to be found in the city and much more very close by. Within a few blocks of each other is Blue Bottle Coffee, Four Barrel Coffee, Ritual Coffee, The Fatted Calf Meats, Gourmet and More, Beirgarten, Suppenkucke, Stacks, La Boulange, Boxing Room, Bar Jules, Absinthe, Pause Wine Bar, Sebo Sushi, and for sweet tooth fans Charles Elbow Chocolates and Smitten Ice Cream. Clothing and Interior Design boutiques are another in high numbers in this perfect neighborhood.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Insurance $79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.