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Recent San Francisco reviews

  • Oasis of calm in SF

    "What a good address! There is no traffic noise and easy parking. Those are two features very hard to find in SF. The apartment faces a park with a lake so you can go hiking out your own back door and enjoy the view from the large bay window in the living room. The neighborhood feels both quiet and secure. Inside, there is everything you need to prepare your own meals whenever you prefer. There is a full bedroom and bath, plus a sofa bed that we didn't use. Leila quickly answered all of our questions and was a pleasure to work with. We would recommend this listing without a single caveat and hope to stay there again."
    Guest: Lenny Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: January 7, 2017
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  • would definitely stay again with a few caveats that the owner can fix

    "This is a beautiful apartment in a great neighborhood. The apartment is the perfect size; great kitchen with modern, beautiful appliances; great bathroom with natural light and a modern shower; and a comfortable bed. The layout is very cool - how the bedroom opens to the living area with double doors. The furnishings are high quality and they make you want to live in the apartment. Having said all of that, I'm not sure I would stay again unless the owners did a few simple, but crucial improvements. I would ask the owners to meet me at the apartment on my arrival. Currently there is a lock box with a key. I had trouble getting into the front door and the heat was not working on my arrival. The owner was very responsive to both requests (sent a repair man for the heater), for which I was grateful. However, I was in town on business. The inconveniences added to my baseline level of stress on my arrival. I would have been more easy going about it if I was there on vacation. There are some quirks with the apartment. There is limited privacy. A kind of atrium that separates the units in the duplex is beautiful, letting in natural light. However, if I was standing at the kitchen sink, I could see directly in high definition into the living room/couch of the unit next to me; and if they were standing at their kitchen sink, they were watching me sit on the couch. It was just awkward. The bedroom and living room have dark-colored sheer drapes that are elegant, but you can see right through them from the street at night time if you have the lights on in the apartment. The street is certainly noisy -- and I live in New York City, so I'm calibrated to a pretty high level of background noise. It was surprising. All the sounds come right through the large windows. I never felt unsafe in the apartment, but I could see how someone might. Because the apartment is a duplex and the front door needs locked manually, you are basically relying on the person in the unit next to you to lock the front door. The occupant of the sister unit while I was there never locked the front door when s/he left, so I was always nervous about walking up the stairs on which there is a blind turn. There is also no peep hole on the door to the unit, so if the front door is unlocked/open, you never know who is knocking. Perhaps this is New York City paranoia. The only other thing I would comment on is that there is only one mirror in the entire apartment - in the bathroom."
    Guest: Christopher S. Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: January 17, 2017
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  • Great place to stay!

    "This was a great place to stay. I was in San Francisco on business for a month. Michael's garden apt was in a quiet neighborhood with a short 2 block walk to mass transit (muni) into town and about 3 blocks to Golden Gate Park. Lots of places to eat within a short walk as well. The apt was clean and very comfortable. Michael was a gracious host and was always willing to answer question about the apt and the area in general. We would definitely book again if staying in the San Francisco area."
    Guest: Kevin Z. Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: February 23, 2017
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  • Very stylish in a great location

    "Our overall experience was very good and we would definitely stay here again. The apartment is very big. The master bedroom is really a suite so two couples could easily stay here with enough space to have time to themselves in separate parts of the property. The waterside location is excellent with great views from the bedroom balcony. We walked to Potrero Hill via 18th St several times where there are several trendy coffee bars, wine shops and restaurants. The apartment is also located a pleasant 30 minute walk north to many of the main sights, museums and restaurants. We highly recommend Marlowe for brunch, lunch or dinner on Brannan Street. The apartment would probably suit to adult couples than families; that said, we would certainly stay here again, with or without our child."
    Guest: Robert J. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: January 11, 2017
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