Your hosts are Lisa and Hal. Hal is a physician and Lisa is an artist. We have lived here for 27 years and are avid bicyclists and love the outdoors.
Lisa and Hal were wonderful hosts - incredibly responsive and helpful. The apartment itself is just as described, and I couldn't have asked for a better location to live in San Francisco! So glad I had the chance to stay here
Thanks Lisa and Hal for a great stay 2.5 month in Pacific Heights. The apartment was as listed, clean, light and airy. The welcome directions easy to understand and my own name on the mailbox made me feel at home.
The neighbourhood was fantastic and all in walking distance (a longer walk) to downtown. Fillmore Street offers a lots of eating choices, shopping and a handy supermarket and just 2 blocks away!! The apartment was quiet and it was fun walking up the Alta Plaza Park steps as well as enjoying the many crazy hills of the city. It was a great stay and I would recommend it to others.
Staying in Lisa & Hals apartment was lovely. Really enjoyed the neighborhood and sweet apartment. It was sunny, comfortable and a relaxing environment. It is far enough west in the city to get exposure to the ocean climate with foggy mornings and sea breezes. From the small deck the neighboring gardens provided a quintessential Northern California view with Palms, evergreens, lemon & an olive tree all accented with a variety of purple flowers. Two blocks away, as others have mentioned, is Fillmore Street shopping with many nice restaurants, coffee shops with both high end and thrift store shopping. I highly recommend Troya and BonMee. The kitchen area in the apartment small, but functional to make small meals or reheat leftovers.
This is a great location for someone wanting to stay in a nice SF neighborhood and not near tourist attractions. if someone is envisioning what it would be like here without a car, the California line cable car is about a mile away, so I can see the possibility of taking the cable car to touristy areas like Chinatown, Union Square, Embarcadero area. It is also just under a mile walk down to the Marina district through Cow Hollow. Be prepared to walk up hill getting back. There are several Zip Car locations near by. Half a dozen or more yoga & Pilates studios. I had a car for part of my stay and parking in the neighborhood was not bad. Temporary permits are available for weekday parking, so that you don’t have to move your car every two hours. Uber also is a great option.
Although I didn’t see much of Lisa & Hal, they were welcoming hosts with good hospitality. I highly recommend staying in Lisa & Hal’s apartment.
We had a great, month long stay. The apartment is in a fantastic location. The sun streams in in the afternoons and having the balcony is great. Very comfortable and enjoyable stay, would definitely recommend.
Spacious, bright apartment with lovely sunny balcony/ terrace in a safe, quiet and very convenient location within easy walking distance of parks, the bay and the shops and restaurants of Fillmore St and Divisadero. Our hosts Hal and Lisa were very helpful and friendly and we hope very much to be able to visit again before too long - we really enjoyed our stay.
We had a wonderful 3-month stay at Lisa and Hal's place. The location is just perfect in the Fillmore neighborhood, within 5-minutes walk to numerous cafes and restaurant. Several bus lines stop nearby, making it easy to access any part of the city, without needing a car. Our hosts were very friendly and at the same time respecting our privacy, so that we felt like at home. The apartment is very cosy and has a lovely terrace. We definitely recommend staying here and would just love coming back ourselves.
Our stay at Lisa and Hal's apartment was wonderful. We stayed for just over 10 weeks in the apartment and could not have picked a better place to live. The apartment was just as described, very clean, and stocked with everything that you need to settle right in upon arrival. The apartment itself was comfortably spacious and had plenty of natural light. Many of the windows can be opened to let in the cool San Francisco air, which is very nice. The apartment faces the rear garden, so it is quiet. The deck is a nice place to sit and watch the fog roll in at night or just relax and soak up the sun during the day with views of the city hills. The location of the apartment is superb. It is close to the shops on Fillmore, the Marina/Cow Hollow shops, and the Japantown mall--all walkable. The neighborhood itself is very safe and quiet. When it comes to public transportation, it is well-served by some major bus lines that will take you downtown or elsewhere. If you will be working downtown as I did, it is close to the 1BX express bus, which takes 15 minutes to get to the financial district in the morning. Not having a car was not an issue, as there were many zipcars located nearby. Lisa and her husband were very helpful and friendly and were quick to respond to any communication. However, we were lucky enough to have no problems whatsoever during our stay. I would definitely recommend staying here and would not hesitate to return. Thanks Lisa!
I had a week at Hal & Lisa's apartment and would stay again without hesitation. The apartment is clean, very spacious and with all the amenities to make the stay as comfortable as possible. Location is fantastic, just two blocks from the Pac Heights shopping strip, an easy walk down to the Marina area and having the Presidio so accessible. Hal & Lisa were great hosts with lots of suggestions for places to explore in the local area. Highly recommended.
I stayed here for about a month after a move from Boston and had an A+ experience. The apartment was great and Lisa was super responsive.
Our 2 months stay went very smooth. The apt was exactly as described and the host Lisa was super accommodating and a fast responder to all our needs.
There is no washing machine in the apt which was the only downside for us. The closest self laundry or clean and fold place is about 2 blocks away.
It was very good to host Lisa and her friends. No problem for damages and house's rules. Definitely door opened for the next time!
lisa was great!