"Although I'd done a bit of research about Noe Valley before our trip (and that influenced where we wanted to stay) we didn't really expect to be so close to such a peaceful and stress free place!
24th Street is full of fab shops and restaurants, we had awesome breakfasts in Toast a couple of times, pizza at Patxi's was incredible (Deep dish pizzas = a pizza pie!). Whole Foods supermarket round the corner is an amazing place to shop - a bit expensive perhaps, but the quality is superb.
The apartment is very spacious, and with 3 teenagers, room to mooch and chill was very important. We almost had a disaster upon arriving though - the wifi wasn't working! ok, not a disaster for us, but pretty much time to leave for our kids. The owner quickly came by the early the next day and fixed it for us (plugged a cable back in, did I feel foolish?!) and calm was restored once more!
If you've never been to SF before, you probably don't realise quite how small a city it is. We could walk 10 minutes down 24th street to Church to catch the J car into town (takes 15 minutes to Powell, which is pretty much next to Union Square). Stop off at Dolores Park for the view - amazing!
Or, walk the opposite way to Castro and catch the 24 bus to Haight - two streets that provide some quite special sights!
Fishermans Wharf and Alcatraz are also on MUNI, slightly longer journeys, but tops of 25 minutes.
We had a rental car, and we only used it on one day out of the five whole days that we stayed. Parking outside the house is limited to 2 hours during the week days (8am to 7pm) but if you drive a couple of blocks south of 24th street, parking is unlimited. Just check the street cleaning times. We parked on Clipper, about 10 minutes walk away, but through lovely streets and past amazing houses!
The flat provided all we could want for the last stretch of our holiday - comfy beds, hot water, good showers and a bath! kitchen was well equipped and the living and dining rooms comfy and relaxing.
Communication was good during the booking process and once we were there. Vivian was helpful and on hand all of the time.
Like others on here, it maybe is worth mentioning that the TV choices were more limited than other houses, if your stay involves watching a lot of TV, it may be worth investigating with the owner.
However, in a city with so many sights to see, places to go, and things to experience, maybe the channel choice is pretty insignificant? It was to us! :)"
Guest: Paul B.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: August 22, 2016