There are many great things to say about the Beach Retreat and the property owner, Angeline. It was ideal for our needs and offered lots of adventure: daily walks--romps for our Golden!--on the beach; weekend post-walk breakfasts at Devil's Teeth bakery, Java Beach Cafe, Andytown Coffee; walkable dinner destinations like Underdogs Too (and craft cocktails at White Cap next door!!); exploring the bodegas and shops nearby, not to mention Golden Gate Park and Lands End.
Angeline was responsive and accommodating; an excellent host.
A few tips:
*Gus's/Noriega Produce gets their coffee beans from Andytown and sells for a lower price. EXCELLENT coffee.
*Did I mention White Cap craft cocktails on Taraval? ;-)
*We bought some cleaning supplies and paper goods, as they were lacking. But the apartment is well-supplied otherwise.
*The Preschool behind the apt. is noisy during the day, which could be annoying if you're trying to telework. Bring headphones.
*If the people in the apartment above are not sensitive to apartment living, the noise from above can be disturbing. We had mostly very considerate neighbors above for the six weeks we were there, but there was one set of teenagers (for only two nights, thankfully!) that made our lives miserable, noise-wise.
Overall, a great place to stay!!