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Highest Rated Apt in S.F. Close to Golden Gate Park & Beach, Wifi, Babysitting

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Last updated: 12/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Richmond apartment description

Due to the crazy new law that San Francisco just passed, as of the 1st Feb 2015, we now can only accept bookings of 30 days or more. We would love to accept your offer for less than 30 days, we simply cannot as its now against the law, so please do not send us requests for bookings for less than 30 days.

Traveler Rated Best Vacation Rental 2009/10/11/12/13/14.
I am very proud that my vacation apartment has achieved the highest five star rating and is the Most recommended Apartment in San Francisco on VRBO, 119 previous guests have awarded 5 stars and totally recommended this Apartment, no other property in San Francisco has a perfect score of 100% positive Five Star testimonials.

Experience the real San Francisco, stay where the locals live, my apartment is in the perfect location, if you are visiting this fabulous city on business or as a tourist, my apartment has it all. Walk to China Beach, Ocean Beach, the Presidio and Golden Gate Park.

Big Queen Sleigh Bed, Double sofa bed, Single Ottoman pull out bed, Dining room with seating for 6 people, Full Kitchen, Cable TV, Free Netflix, FULLY EQUIPPED HOME OFFICE, WITH BRAND NEW DELL COMPUTER & PRINTER, COPIER AND SCANNER, COMCAST HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION, Multi disk CD player with a selection of CD's, plus lots of DVD movies and books for you to enjoy during your stay, Plus a working Log Fire(Gas)for those foggy evenings.

Have a look at the comments from previous guests, my previous guests have all recommended the apartment and every one of them has given a positive comment.
Previous Guests Testimonials are the very best advertisement, we now have over One Hundred testimonials from previous guests and all are 100% positive, Please read the comments sections for tips and ideas from fellow visitors.
I am very proud that we have never had a negative comment, And that we get lots of referrals from previous guests.

BABYSITTING, my Daughter can babysit any night, (Advance notice required).

If you are here on business, there is an Express bus to downtown right outside my front door. If you are visiting as a tourist and wish to experience the real San Francisco, then my apartment is the logical place, do not get ripped off in the high priced tourist restaurants, eat where the locals eat, there are many Ethnic restaurants within a few blocks, have a beer at some of the best neighborhood bars in the city. If you really want to be a tourist, take a walk to the Cliff House for dinner.

I own the building, it has 2 apartments and a retail store, the other apartment is occupied by a retired school teacher, Vladimir and his wife, they both take care of my apartment for me, so just knock on their door if you should need anything during your stay.

The neighborhood: Richmond/SeaCliff
The Richmond/Seacliff neighborhood has world-class recreation, You are within walking distance of 3 fantastic beaches, Ocean beach, China beach or Baker beach.

Golden Gate Park is only 5 blocks from the apartment. You also have a municipal golf course, Lincoln Park Golf , it is a short 6 blocks from the apartment.
The Richmond retains a neighborhood feel along its main shopping streets.
You can find Mexican, Russian, French and Italian restaurants with ease, not to mention a plethora of establishments serving food from every corner of Asia. 'Like the Outer Richmond itself, Geary calms down considerably after 25th Avenue as it meanders off into the fog and ultimately ends at the Pacific Ocean.'

Sea Cliff is dominated by Spanish architecture homes perched on the cliffs east of Golden Gate Bridge. Certainly one of the most desirable and picturesque residential areas in the U.S. Success exudes itself from any of houses, stars and theatrical types such as Robin Williams, Sharon Stone, and Carol Hayes of Hayes Productions all have homes here. The Presidio Trust sits to its east with remains of the Land's End Park and the famous Sutro Baths of 1896 to the west. The California Palace of the Legion of Honor museum built in 1924 ( inspired by the Palais de la Legion in Paris), home of Rodin's 'The Thinker', and the public golf course of Lincoln Park all share the Sea Cliff address!'

Lincoln Park: Most people know Lincoln Park for two things: The Palace of the Legion of Honor and the golf course. Fewer know about the park's easy access to Land's End and a portion of the Coastal Trail that runs about six miles along the bluff above the sea, from Baker Beach to Ocean Beach. Walkers along this path will be treated with incredible views.

Golden Gate Park:
The California Academy of Sciences Its fantastic, you have to go.
You simply must rent a boat in Stow Lake or explore the park by bike. Stow Lake Bike & Boat Rentals, 50 Stow Lake Dr.
M.H. de Young Museum.

You have all this right outside your front door and are only 15 minutes to downtown Union Square.

Muni Bus system:
If you intend to ride the cable cars, then it is cheaper to buy a bus pass, the fare on the 38 bus downtown is $2.00 and the cable cars are $6 so its better value to get a bus pass. The passes are for consecutive days.

Passports may be purchased on the Muni website or at the Airport, SFO Information Booth (Baggage Claim area)

For more information on Muni Passports, see Muni's website.
• 1-day Passport $14
• 3-day Passport $22
• 7-day Passport $28

The cheapest way to get to the apartment from SFO is a door to door Super Shuttle, it costs $18 per person one way, if there are 3 or more people then a Taxi is cheaper, about $45. You do not really need a rental car, except if you wish to see the Wine Country, I would suggest that you rent a car the last 2 days of your vacation, there is a Hertz location a few blocks away, pick the car up at the local Hertz and drop it back to the Airport, that way you save on a shuttle to the airport.

ZIPCARS: you can rent Zip cars by the hour or by the day,
There is a ZIPCAR location one block from the apt,
Please go to ZIPCAR Website for more information.


***EXTRA, EXTRA, I now have a second location, A one bedroom apartment in Twin Peaks, with parking and laundry, sleeps up to 5.



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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Over 21's only...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking allowed anywhere in the building....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          • Bedroom 1


          • Convertible bed(s)


          • Big Queen Sleigh Bed in the bedroom, Double Sofa bed and a single sofa bed in the living room, we also have a Pack-N-Play baby cot....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1


          • Full Bath Tub with Shower, and yes we do have a hairdryer!

          Other Amenities

              • Everything is supplied linens, towels, fully equipped kitchen, Two HD TV's, and DVD players one in the living room and one in the bedroom, Easy Street Parking...moreless


              • Books:

                Lots of books, leave a book, take book system ...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                Built in DVD players in both HD TV's...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Over 100 CD's ...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (2) HD TV with built in DVD player in the living room and in the bedroom...moreless

              • Stereo:

                CD player...moreless

              • Television:

                (2) HD Flat screen TV...moreless

              • Video Game Console:

                Play Station 2...moreless

              • Video Games:

                Some games available...moreless

              • Video Library:

                FREE Netflix on Demand plus Lots of DVD movies to choose from...moreless


              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Parasailing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                Full size dining table, we also provide a baby high chair...moreless

              • Dining Area


              • Broadband Access:

                Comcast High speed Wireless and Wired LAN connections....moreless

              • Computer Available:

                Full Home Office, with desktop computer, printer, scanner and copier...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Cozy gas fireplace...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                Cozy log fireplace...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Central heating...moreless

              • Internet:

                Home office with high speed internet, plus we have a scanner/copier/printer...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                High quality cottons. Down comforters. Extra pillows and blankets. Please bring your own Beach Towels,...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Lots of Free Street parking available...moreless

              • Telephone:

                Skype telephone...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Bath Towels, Face Towels & Washcloths. Kitchen towels....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Access to secured network provided for guests with their own wireless capable laptop, smartphones and tablets ...moreless


              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                Fully equipped...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Fully equipped...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer:

                Freezer with Ice maker...moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Eat in Kitchen with Gas stove and full size oven, Large Refrigerator/Freezer with Ice maker, Dishwasher, Microwave, Drip Coffee Maker, Toaster,Spice rack...moreless

              • Microwave:

                Larger size with turntable....moreless

              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Paper towels, paper napkins, condiments, spices. Check cabinets before buying more!...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Large Refrigerator...moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa


              Write a review 5
              from 126 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              High Season
              Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
              30 night min stay

              My Standard Rate
              30 night min stay

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

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Taxes Not included


              3-6 Nights 199 per night

              7-13 Nights 185 per night ($1295 Per Week)

              Monthly $2,995

              High Season July/August/Holidays $229 per night, $1495 per week, $4,995 per month.

              We will accept a two night booking if only two nights are available


              Cancellation policy:

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

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              Last updated: 12/05/2014
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              7 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              1 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Lincoln Park Golf course
              1 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Baker Beach

              Car: Not Necessary

              Only 4 blocks to Golden Gate park, 5 blocks to beach, 6 blocks to golf course, supermarket 1 block, bus stop directly outside. Hundreds of restaurants and bars in the neighborhood.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2000

              About the owner: I used to own a travel agency for 15 years and like to think I know what tourists want in a vacation apartment.

              Why the Owner Chose Richmond:
              I bought the building in 2000 and totally renovated the owners unit apartment, I lived in this apartment for 3 years, then bought another Apartment building in Twin Peaks, where I now live. I decided to rent this apartment to tourists and its been a huge success. Lots of guests have said it feels like your are staying in a friends apartment and not a sterile vacation place, I thinks its because I furnished and decorated it as my home, so when I moved out I left everything as is. I loved living here!

              The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
              Live like a local in a very family friendly neighborhood, Everything is right outside the front door. Previous guests have commented on how great the neighborhood is. There are all types of cafes, bars and restaurants from a Michelin star (Aziza) to Mom & Pop places all within a few blocks. You really do not need a car, but if you need one for a few hours or a day, there is a ZIP car location just one block away.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • Living Room with a Cozy Fireplace

                Living Room with a Cozy Fireplace

              • Leather Sofa and Love seat, Both are sofa beds

                Leather Sofa and Love seat, Both are sofa beds

              • Cozy Fireplace

                Cozy Fireplace

              • Bathroom


              • Eat in Kitchen

                Eat in Kitchen

              • Liquor Cabinet

                Liquor Cabinet

              • Stow Lake Boat Rentals in Golden Gate Park

                Stow Lake Boat Rentals in Golden Gate Park

              • Legion Of Honor, 6 blocks from Apt.

                Legion Of Honor, 6 blocks from Apt.

              • Russian Orthodox Church, One block away

                Russian Orthodox Church, One block away

              • One of the best sea food restaurants in the city is just a short walk away!

                One of the best sea food restaurants in the city is just a short walk away!

              • You must take a Cable car ride

                You must take a Cable car ride

              • Separate Bedroom with a big Queen Bed

                Separate Bedroom with a big Queen Bed

              • Computer Desk, with Printer/scanner/copier and High speed Internet

                Computer Desk, with Printer/scanner/copier and High speed Internet

              • Bookshelf with lots of books and tons of DVD's to watch

                Bookshelf with lots of books and tons of DVD's to watch

              • Big Kitchen

                Big Kitchen

              • Bathroom


              • Full size Fridge with ice maker

                Full size Fridge with ice maker

              • Walk to Baker Beach, it has a fantastic view of the Golden Gate Bridge,

                Walk to Baker Beach, it has a fantastic view of the Golden Gate Bridge,

              • Sea Cliff is just a few blocks from the Apt.

                Sea Cliff is just a few blocks from the Apt.

              • Lincoln Golf Course, 6 blocks from Apartment

                Lincoln Golf Course, 6 blocks from Apartment

              • Take a walk to the world famous Cliff House restaurant

                Take a walk to the world famous Cliff House restaurant

              • Alcatraz, book it before you arrive, as its always sold out

                Alcatraz, book it before you arrive, as its always sold out

              • Golden gate Bridge

                Golden gate Bridge

              VRBO #89116

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              This listing was first published here in 2006.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

              $2,955 - $4,995 per month (USD)

              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 5

              View calendar: Updated 12/05/14
              Minimum stay: 30 nights
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              Member since: 2005
              Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
              • Response time: Within a few days
              • Response rate: 80%
              • Calendar last updated: 12/05/2014
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