This San Francisco vacation rental is in the Sunset Distrcit of San Francisco. We are close to Golden Gate Park (1 mile away) as well as Ocean Beach (14 blocks) and the Zoo (also a mile away).
What kinds of restaurants are available nearby?
There is a great Irish Pub about 5 blocks away with really good food. There is a Thai place that delivers we love about ten blocks away. There is a good pizza place right by the produce market on Noriega. Then there is the West Portal neighborhood a 5 minute drive away with about 10 great restaurants (Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Middle Easter, Italian, Peruvian and more.) There is a guest book in the kitchen here with more details, menus etc.
Where is grocery shopping nearby?
Noriega Street offers our favorite market (2 min drive, 1 mile) or Safeway (5 blocks, walkable).
How far away is public transportation?
We are just three blocks from the L Taraval streetcar which takes you anywhere in the city in about 20 minutes. It comes every 10 minutes or less so is quite easy to hop on and get anywhere you like. We are also just 3 blocks from a main city bus line that is also very easy to take everywhere. Use www.511.org to check routes and how long it takes to get places. It's a great resource. Just put in our address, 2123 33rd Ave. as the starting point and something like "Union Square" to see how to get there and how long it will take.
How far away is Fisherman's Wharf and all those well known tourist areas?
You can drive there in 15 minutes (parking lot available there) or take the L Taraval downtown (20 min ride) to the Cable Car (15 minute ride). I recommend the later option. Keep in mind that San Francisco is only 7 X 7 miles big (think 49ers). So, nothing is very far to get to.
What's the neighborhood like?
The house is in the Parkside/Sunset District. It's a quiet, residential neighborhood. It's filled with professionals, surfers and families. It's a safe, solid, easy neighborhood.
What's the parking situation?
The driveway is for your exclusive use. There is also plenty of free street parking in front of the house. This is really unusual for San Francisco. It doesn't have a time limit and it's free. Huge bonus!
How many TV's are there?
Just one, in the living room. It's a 47" Plasma TV with a premium cable package including the full sports package. There are no TVs in the bedrooms.
Is there free WiFi?
Is there a computer to use?
Yep. The Mac in the second bedroom is for your use.
Is there a local phone we can use?
Yes, in the kitchen and the second bedroom are telephones for your use. There is free unlimited local and US long distance calling included.
How far is the house from the airport?
If you rent a car at the airport, it's just a 15 or 20 minute drive from the airport. If you take a taxi, plan on around $50 for the ride after tip. There isn't a really good public transportation option from the airport (it's do-able but not super easy) so I recommend a taxi. I also have an excellent airport limo driver who charges around the same price and can be waiting for you. Just let me know if you want his phone number.
What's your cancellation policy?
If you cancel 60 days or more in advance you get a full refund LESS a one night penalty ($299.00) If you cancel within 60 days there is no refund.
What's your payment requirements?
We require full payment at the time of booking. We don't require a security deposit.
Do you have a contract?
No. I send out a confirmation email with details when I receive full payment. That email is the contract. We are pretty low key and welcome you to our home with minimal hassle.