Spacious In-Law Studio Apartment With Private Entrance And Deck.
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About Ilya Kaltman
We are a mature couple with 2 grown children who were raised in this house. We have devoted years of love and attention to the property, and wouldn't want to live anywhere else! The apartment is the in-law unit of a historic home built in 1933. We live in the main house. We have been short term rental hosts for 8 years and genuinely believe that our apartment is something special and guests have agreed.
Ilya Kaltman purchased this Apartment in 1971
Why Ilya Kaltman chose Inner Sunset
House is situated on a lovely quiet street in friendly, low-key neighborhood. Gorgeous views. Historic home with period architectural details, surrounded by natural areas in all directions, yet close to everything one might need. The apartment is especially desirable as it an in-law and feels like a home unto itself- not part of a large complex of multiple units. The owners are on the premises and immediately available to respond to anything that might be needed.
What makes this Apartment unique
The location, the views, the charm of the apartment is truly special. The apartment has been furnished with taste and artistry as the owner has a career in design. You will feel like you are away from the city, while being right in the middle of it!
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
As apartment is situated in a quiet residential neighborhood, we request no noise outside after 9 pm.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A real find in a great neighborhood!
Ilya's apartment is beautifully furnished with all of the amenities you could wish for, including a firm, comfortable bed with down bedding and pillows, a very well equipped kitchen, and reliable internet. The location, a quick walk to the markets and restaurants of Cole Valley and to Golden Gate Park, not to mention the MUNI stop, is ideal. The steep hike up the last two blocks to the house is rewarded with a wonderful vista out over the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands from the balcony and the dining table. But perhaps the best thing about this place is Ilya herself. She is friendly and resourceful, and though she and her husband live upstairs, she strikes a great balance between being responsive to one's needs and giving one the run of the apartment. She loaned me hiking guides for the area and put me on to some great walks right nearby as well as providing info. on yoga classes and music events. Thanks, Ilya, for a very happy month in SF!
Thank you Paula and Jim! We enjoyed meeting you and sharing your enthusiasm for being here and exploring the neighborhood, the city, and points beyond! It’s a delight to meet such enthusiastic and adventuresome guests.
I stayed for two months and enjoyed the peace and quite with the beautiful views from the deck. Commuting daily into the city was not an issue and there were several restaurants and a grocery store within walking distance in the Cole Valley. The apartment was very comfortable and well equipped.
We’re pleased that the apartment worked out well for Gene given that he had to get to and from the Union Square vicinity daily. As Gene and other guests have noted, the short walk to and from public transportation, uphill on the way home, helped them stay fit!
Beautiful view, very comfortable.
Although it is a studio, it feels much larger. The full sized, well equipped kitchen and very large bathroom make it feel more like a one bedroom. Ilya is wonderfully accommodating and helpful. I would recommend!
We’re so pleased that Margot and Al were comfortable here.
It’s always a pleasure to hear from guests how they’ve explored the area, walking about and discovering what San Francisco, and our neighborhood have to offer, hills and all! Hope to have Margot and Al back.
Ideal home away from home
First...Ilya and Jack are terrific hosts. Available for advice and pleasant to speak with. Coming through the red gate into your own secret garden is so welcoming and relaxing...loved the variety in plants and birds. The top deck affords an awesome view toward the parks and water. Inside exudes charming details and again great views from the windows. I had all the comforts to make my stay stress free. I only wish I had found this earlier. On Street parking is always always available. The neighborhood is safe and so much to do. The shops and restaurants of Cole Street are an easy stroll away. If I am ever in need of a stay in San Francisco, this will always be my go to place!!!
We are delighted that Dan was so content here and enjoyed not only the apartment itself, but the plants, birds, and neighborhood as well. We thank him for the photos he took that are featured on the website- especially the one with our resident blue jay who will eat out of your hand!
It is always a pleasure to host someone like Dan who is respectful, communicative, and who takes superb care of the apartment.
I don't even know where to start! The property itself is very well-maintained and the spacious studio is perfect for anyone looking for a quiet, peaceful, and accommodating place with one of the best views of SF. The studio is furnished beautifully and instantly comfortable. Jack and Ilya were incredibly helpful and responsive with everything ranging from parking, recommendations in the area, to questions about the studio itself. You're walking distance from some of the best views in the city (tank hill, twin peaks), Golden Gate Park, the Interior Greenbelt, multiple excellent restaurants and bars, as well as the easy-to-navigate N-line. And, you're only a quick trip from iconic neighborhoods like the Haight, Castro, and the Sunset districts.
I've lived in SF for the past three years, and I was lucky to have spent my last couple of months finishing my MA thesis here. This is hands-down my favorite place in SF, and you'd be hard-pressed to find something like this anywhere else in the city. This is a genuinely wonderful place to stay, and I would strongly recommend it to anyone. Whether you're a local looking for a change of pace or a visitor wanting to experience the city for the first time, the area and the studio itself is perfect! Also, the shower is amazing.
Likewise- Austin was a terrific guest. He was an excellent steward of the apartment-quiet, thoughtful, and took good care of it for his lengthy 4 month stay. We appreciate how communicative he was, quickly and consistently responding to any outreach on our part.
We would have him back anytime and heartily recommend him as a guest!
We enjoyed staying in this well designed and decorated studio on the north side of twin peaks with a deck that looked out over an incredible vista. Ilya gave us privacy but was always there for us if we needed help with anything, and it was very enjoyable to be her neighbor. The Cole Valley neighborhood, several blocks down the hill was vibrant with many restaurants and bars and even had a hardware store and a pleasant fitness club. GG park museums and gardens are about a mile or two away as were so many things. Must be fit to live on the hill and walk up the stairs to the apt however. We look forward to returning in the near future.
We enjoyed having Chris and Ally as guests!. They were communicative, gave us some valuable feedback (pillow for arm chair!), and took great care of the apartment and contents. We hope to have them as guests again.