Welcome to our garden apartment on sunny Potrero Hill (in the summertime, when much of the city is covered in chilly fog, we usually have sunshine!). This studio (a large one-room apartment) is on the lower level of our house and looks out on a quiet garden.
FUN FACT: Science-fiction writer Frank Herbert lived in this house in the 1960s, and wrote most of his acclaimed book "Dune" while living here!
--King-size bed, with sheets, pillows (down, feather and foam are all available) and European down duvet
--Private bathroom with shower, toilet and sink - plus hairdryer and a selection of soaps, shampoos, conditioners and other toiletries
--Big, fluffy bath towels, washcloths and hand towels
--Kitchen area with full-size stove, refrigerator, sink, microwave, coffee-maker, coffee grinder, toaster, teapot, cooking utensils, dishes, silverware - everything you need
--The kitchen is stocked with a selection of premium coffee beans, teas, sugar and other condiments
--Outside door to the garden and deck (shared with us)
--Flatscreen TV & DVD player (we're happy to loan you movies)
--Free wireless high-speed internet
--Free phone calls within the U.S.
--South of Market location, near 2 bus lines (3 blocks to the #10 which will take you to the downtown Financial District and Chinatown; 1 block to the #22, which will take you to the Mission District and the Marina District. We are a 10-minute walk from the "T" tram line, which goes to downtown, the Union Square area and the ballpark.
--We are 4 blocks from a Caltrain stop, where you can catch a train to Silicon Valley destinations and Stanford University (you need to take a shuttle bus from the train station to reach Stanford).
--Grocery stores, restaurants (Italian, French, Sushi, Vietnamese, Mexican, Pizza, Mediterranean, Crepes, Californian, sandwiches), a wine shop, a great coffee house, a bookstore, other shops and a library - all within very close walking distance. There is also a Whole Foods supermarket about half a mile from the house.
--Free street parking is usually very easy to find in the area (though there are street cleaning restrictions on Monday and Wednesday mornings). If you arrive late at night, parking may be a bit more difficult - but even then, you'll typically find a spot within a couple of blocks, which is rare in San Francisco!
--Restaurant and travel advice - I'm a travel and food writer! I'm happy to make recommendations and reservations for you. I'll even share my list of the latest insider food spots - the ones you'll be reading about 6 months from now! I also know the Wine Country quite well.
--You'll find a large collection of local information in the apartment, including guide books, maps, transportation information and restaurant guides. We also provide a folder with menus from all the neighborhood restaurants.
Note: this apartment is at the back of the lower level of our private house. You enter through a private door in the garage, walk through the garage and then enter the apartment through a private door. You may hear a few footsteps from upstairs, but in general, it is very quiet.
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