Beautiful, modern, cozy, new, all for you, on Cortland Ave in the heart of SF's idyllic Bernal Heights. Ideal for couple, efficient for couple plus 2 kids. Beautiful tiled bathroom, shower, and soaking tub, Japanese-touch bedrooms, and a kitchenette. Quaint shops, great restaurants, hills for hikes, four parks within five minutes walk, and a diverse neighborhood of friendly folks. Bedroom #1 has a full bed plus a single bed in Japanese capsule style which I love. Bedroom #2 has one full bed plus a foam sofabed. The tiny living "room" has a chaise lounge that converts to a single bed. A Japanese rock garden and design elements help relax you after a busy sightseeing day. It is small and efficient - the space used to be our basement so we have worked hard to give it a light feel, with creative elements so that even though there are no windows it seems like there are! We're on Cortland Avenue with its delightful small shops - everything you need is steps away. Parking is free and relatively easy - never more than 2 blocks walk. Many transportation options: carshare vehicles are 1/2 block away, Lyft and Uber are prolific, and the 24 bus passes our place with stops steps away. Easy access both to downtown and SFO.
Bill Shireman and Aileen Ichikawa
- english, japanese
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 9, 2018
About Bill Shireman and Aileen Ichikawa
We are a family of four (the two adults on the right plus our 9-year-old twins) who love SF and live right next to your apartment here. Mom is a former tech sector executive and dad runs a non-profit, Future 500, dedicated to bringing together political enemies - lots of work on our plate, as you might imagine. Our little zen apartment is also our escape and creative work area, when we are not hosting others.
Bill Shireman and Aileen Ichikawa purchased this Apartment in 2007
Why Bill Shireman and Aileen Ichikawa chose Bernal Heights
Bernal Heights is one of SF's friendliest and quaintest communities. It's a great location - close to downtown, the airport, parks, sites. If you want to focus on Fisherman's wharf or the Marina, we are a little distant, so base yourself on the other side of town.
What makes this Apartment unique
Quiet, relaxing, and zen, with an upbeat slightly funky element.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Amazing house in a friendly neighbourhood
House was clean and functional with everything we needed. Hosts were lovely and more than happy to help with anything. We were even given free tickets to the Science museum which we loved! The neighbourhood was family friendly and all conveniences were at our fingertips. We would definitely stay again.
Great little space, in a nice neighbourhood
Stayed two nights on a recent holiday in San Francisco. Place is a basement unit, well set up but there are no windows and it did get a little stuffy. Since we spent most of the time out and about it wasn't a huge deal. Hosts were accessible and friendly.
Cozy and friendly
Bill and Eilleen were wonderful and friendly hosts. The apartment is cozy and modern. The neighborhood is adorable and friendly with restaurants and a supermarket close by. Street parking was easy to find and close by.
This flat was a great spot to stay. Quiet with easy access to uber and the muni. It was excellent for my children and I. We cooked breakfast in and everyone had their own bed. We enjoyed the California museum of science pass included with our stay. We will stay again if our travels bring us back.
Definitely will come back
Bill and Aileen are great hostess!
Their kindness is very impressive!
Clean 2 bedroom in great location
Bill was a great host. Checked in with me via messages to make sure we had everything we needed. If you read the previous reviews (which we did) and go in knowing you’re going to get a bit of noise from foot traffic above and the shower is a little low then there really isn’t any other complaints. The space was very clean, in a nice safe neighborhood. Short walk down to mission street with plenty to do. I would 100% stay there again and recommend to others.
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