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Sun-Filled Garden Studio in Heart of the City

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Entrance door to sitting area.

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Last updated: 07/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Castro studio description

This peaceful and quiet hidden gem of a studio is perfectly situated in the heart of the city. We're located in the bustling Castro district only a five minute walk to Market and Castro -- a convenient and fast transportation hub with Muni underground, trains and buses. Downtown is only 10-15 minutes away. It's possible to travel directly from SFO by Bart with only one transfer at Civic Center to the Castro Street Muni Station. You won't need a car to get around -- most of our guests enjoy the city without one -- but if you do drive, parking is easy and free on our block.

The Castro is a friendly neighborhood with well cared for classic Victorian and Edwardian buildings, parks, cafes, restaurants, small groceries, shops and the venerable Castro theater. Although it is a flat walk to transportation and Castro street shopping, we have lots of hills nearby with hidden staircases and wonderful views. Start your day with a walk to Tartine Bakery on Valencia for croissants & coffee or up to Twin Peaks for the views. We are perfectly situated next to some of the city's hottest restaurants -- walking distance from the Mission, the Valencia Corridor, Duboce Triangle, Hayes Valley, Lower Haight & Noe Valley

This studio apartment was newly built in 2012 at the garden level of a renovated 1907 Edwardian. Accessed through a side door and corridor to the back, it's great for folks who prefer not to climb a lot of steps. It's a spacious 440 square feet with 9' ceilings, hardwood floors, recess lighting and Anderson sliding doors to a patio and shared garden.

We've set up the apartment for the way we'd like to live if we, family or friends were to stay there for weeks at a time. The sitting area has a comfortable couch and chair, a 32' LCD TV w/cable and DVD, the fabulously comfortable king size bed has lots of great pillows and high thread count cotton sheets. There are bathrobes in the closet and the tiled bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer, bath products and lots of room for your things. Upon request, there is a single mattress for a third person and for our smallest visitors a travel crib or child's cot.

The kitchenette with refrigerator, convection microwave, induction burner, toaster oven, coffee maker, tea kettle, rice cooker and crock-pot, etc. has everything you'll need to eat in when you're not in the mood to take advantage of numerous restaurants nearby. There is a supermarket three blocks away and farmers' markets all over town.

Your hosts, Jan and Wandralee, are happy to direct you to neighborhood cafes & restaurants, interesting places to walk or bike, and all of the wonderful amenities San Francisco has to offer.

We also have an extra bicycle or two that may be available if you inquire before booking.

Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 1
  • 440 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

            The twin mattress is by request....moreless

          • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) folding foam mattress. Travel crib and child's size cot are also available....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Kitchenette with dishes, glasses, serving bowls, casserole and pans for convection microwave and induction burner, toaster oven, rice cooker and crockpot....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Coffee maker with filters and coffee, electric tea kettle and teas, and blender....moreless

          • Microwave:

            large convection-microwave...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Coffee Maker

          Amenities

          • Garage:

            Possible for additional fee of $25 per day. Check with owner about availability....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Washer and dryer is available upstairs for guests staying 10 days or more....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Washer and dryer is available upstairs for guests staying 10 days or more....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            High thread count sheets....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • If there is anything not mentioned that you may need, please ask if we can accommodate your request....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player

              Communications

                  Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio

                      Activities

                      • Arboretum
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Racquetball
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Cycling
                      • Walking
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Cinemas
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Library
                      • Live Theater
                      • Marina
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Restaurants
                      • Synagogues
                      • Zoo
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Tennis
                      • Wind-Surfing
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      My Standard Rate
                      4 night min stay
                      $160 $170
                      Fri, Sat
                      $1,050 $3,600

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • cleaning $90
                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      Cleaning fee is $90. Holiday and event rates may be higher - check with owner. There will be an additional $30 per night fee for a third person or child. Weekly or longer rentals preferred.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 07/09/2014
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                      Location

                      14 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      SFO
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island, Alcatraz, and Al
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Cal Trans
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      101 or 280
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Ocean Beach
                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      several
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Presido Golf Course
                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      many

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Close to several of SF's hippest neighborhoods including the Castro, Duboce Triangle, Lower Haight, Hayes Valley, Mission Dolores and the Mission, the Fillmore, Civic Center with Opera, Ballet, Symphony etc.. Use one of our bikes to ride to Golden Gate Park or around the city.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1992

                      About the owner: I've lived in San Francisco for more than 40 years and can't imagine ever moving. I still appreciate the parks, museums, cultural activities, great food and being able to walk everywhere. I'm a bicyclist, avid reader, traveler, mother of two grown daughters, grandmother, scuba diver, ceramist, Realtor and work for social change. My partner and I love spending time with friends, enjoying a walk across town, and hosting travelers from around the world.

                      Why the Owner Chose Castro:
                      I moved from the Mission district to this wonderful 2 unit Edwardian about twenty years ago because it's both quiet and only a few blocks to the center of everything. I love that I can walk to Muni-Metro (which connects to BART) in five minutes and get anywhere easily and quickly -- it's one of the easiest places to catch a bus, train or taxi in SF. Although street parking is fairly easy, in 2011 we raised our building to put in a three car garage. At that time we built out a new large studio at the garden level.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
                      The Castro is a friendly neighborhood with well cared for classic Victorian and Edwardian buildings, parks, cafes, restaurants, small groceries, shops and the venerable Castro theater. Although it is a flat walk to transportation and Castro street shopping, we have lots of hills nearby with hidden staircases and wonderful views. I often walk to Tartine on Valencia for croissants & coffee or up to Twin Peaks for the views.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Entrance door to sitting area.

                        Entrance door to sitting area.

                      • Apartment entrance door.

                        Apartment entrance door.

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                      • Lots of storage near Kitchenette.

                        Lots of storage near Kitchenette.

                      • Enjoy sleeping on the comfortable king bed.

                        Enjoy sleeping on the comfortable king bed.

                      • Room for you things in medicine cabinets above sink and toilet.

                        Room for you things in medicine cabinets above sink and toilet.

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                      • Outdoor seating and Streetcar at Market and Castro - easy 5 minute walk.

                        Outdoor seating and Streetcar at Market and Castro - easy 5 minute walk.

                      • Castro & Market.

                        Castro & Market.

                      • Side door to left of garage leads back to the Garden Studio.

                        Side door to left of garage leads back to the Garden Studio.

                      • Small private patio is out the siding doors.

                        Small private patio is out the siding doors.

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                      • Roll out the table and open up the leaf to seat two.

                        Roll out the table and open up the leaf to seat two.

                      • Kitchenette with large convection-microwave. Bath has spacious step-in shower.

                        Kitchenette with large convection-microwave. Bath has spacious step-in shower.

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                      • Cafe Flore at the corner of Noe and Market. Farmers' market here on Wednesdays.

                        Cafe Flore at the corner of Noe and Market. Farmers' market here on Wednesdays.

                      • 15 minute walk to Dolores Park Cafe - Tartine and Bi-Rite Market is a block more

                        15 minute walk to Dolores Park Cafe - Tartine and Bi-Rite Market is a block more

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014

                      $160 - $170 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 3

                      View calendar: Updated 07/09/14
                      Minimum stay: 4 nights
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