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Luxury Cottage in Secret Garden - Quiet, Central, Great Neighborhood

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Large Garden Apartment - Sleeps 4



Fabulous Neighborhood. Every Amenity. Close to Everything

A luxury appointed two-story home tucked away in tranquil secret garden. Just steps from a main subway station but secluded from the street.

A sumptuous and warm 750 sq. ft. apartment offering:

- A large master bedroom with King Bed, large sunny windows and a private rear garden seating area.

- A large marble-tiled bathroom with soaking tub and shower

- A Queen Bed in main room with dresser and changing area

- A large deck with outdoor seating overlooks the garden

Apartment sleeps 4 and offers a fully stocked gourmet kitchen and dining area.

Our apartment has been professionally designed and furnished. Attention to every detail is what separates us from other vacation rentals: luxurious Egyptian cotton linens, goose-down comforters, premium firm mattresses, tasteful artwork, Moroccan lighting fixtures, bathrooms with floor-to-ceiling marble tile, full soaking tubs with Jacuzzi jets and high-end faucets and fixtures.

The gourmet kitchen has granite counter tops, modern stainless steel energy-star appliances and includes touches like a super-quiet dishwasher and a pro-series 5-burner gas range. The kitchen is fully stocked for the professional chef with matching full service for ten, Henkel knives, professional series cookware and every gadget and tool you'll need. We even include basics like an array of organic spices, a pepper grinder, sea salt, organic olive oil, balsamic vinegar and basic condiments.

All the basics are covered as well. High-speed (300mbps) internet with secure wireless, dedicated private phone with answering machine and unlimited calling, premium satellite TV with movie channels, flat screen TV, and bluray. A washer and dryer are in the unit and are free to use; we even supply eco-friendly detergent. A lovely welcome basket will great you with fresh fruit and cheese as well as coffee and tea.

Even though you will be staying on one of the most serene residential streets in San Francisco, you'll be just a half a block from Market Street, the palm-tree lined main artery of San Francisco. Historic street cars run above ground and efficient subway lines run below. You will be one block away from the F line, a street car that takes you directly to Fisherman's Wharf. Also one block away is a high-speed subway that will get your anywhere in the city within minutes.

With over 300 restaurants within one mile of the flat you can be assured of a feast for all the senses with unique boutique shops, theaters and nightclubs as well as the everyday services you use at home; like world class yoga and fitness centers, independent book stores, big city parks, tennis courts and gourmet grocery stores. For solitude just retreat to the gorgeous landscaped garden in the rear with water features and a slate patio and deck; it's the perfect place to have a glass of wine after a long day of sight-seeing.

This home is a green property. We never use any harsh chemicals or sprays and our service cleans immaculately with all-natural products. We encourage and make it easy to recycle if you wish and our electricity comes from renewable suppliers. We feature energy-efficient appliances and all-natural fabrics in all our linens; like our Organic Egyptian Cotton 600 thread count sheets! Our gardens are drip-irrigated for low water usage and we use no pesticides or herbicides. We offer organic teas and gourmet fair trade coffee, natural soaps and toiletries are stocked from EO Organics, even the carpeting is from an environmentally conscious company.

Once you're checked in you'll have complete privacy, but we will give you a special phone number to call that will always reach one of us if you have any questions or concerns.

The owner and the manager together have traveled to over 60 countries and speak French and Spanish. International travelers are always welcome.

The Castro subway station is one block away; linking you to the entire City, and BART for east bay and airport connections.

More Details
Registration Number : STR-0000976

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About casalunasf

I've traveled to more than 40 countries and I think San Francisco is one of the best cities on earth and the Castro neighborhood is THE BEST of San Francisco, It's a hip, super clean and safe, vibrant and diverse neighborhod - really the quintessential San Francisco spot. The weather is great; nice and sunny even when most the City is fogged in and cold.

The only thing better than living here, is getting to share it with others. I love making sure my guests have an amazing stay and have total privacy as well.

I worked at the Ritz Carlton for years and the experience stuck with me. I've made the flats a luxury home away from home, with everything as perfect as possible.

I'm sure you'll love it here at Casa Luna SF.



casalunasf purchased this house in 2001

Why casalunasf chose The Castro

It's the best neighborhood in the City. Great weather, central location, quintessential San Francisco experience. Super safe, hip and fun.

What makes this house unique

We're just up the block from a major subway stop and the center of the City. You can stay here and have total quiet, but then just walk out the door and you're in a thriving neighborhood! tons of interesting folks, great restaurants and pubs, awesome shopping at one of a kind stores, fun bars and clubs, the best coffee shop in SF (Peet's) and so much more. Oh yea, you can get anywhere in the city with one $2 subway ride.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wyatt was on hand with great advice on the city travelling to the property and things to do in San Fran before our trip. On arrival we found the property to be even better than our expectations from the photos. A comfortable well laid out central apartment location with great view over the mission district. The central location is a perfect point between everything there is to see in San Fran and extra close to some of the best restaurants in the city!
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The Castro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No parties, no events, this is a quiet residential area.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Large private bedroom with rear access to private patio.
    Main Room - 1 queen
  • Bed 1: Large King size bed (193cm x 203cm) Newly purchased High-end firm California King with 600 thread count organic cotton linens and goose down comforter. Choice of high-end hypoallergenic fiber fill pillows or premium goose down/feather pillows. Bed 2: Large Queen size (152cm x 203cm) Newly purchased High-end Queen size pillow top mattress with 600 thread count organic cotton linens and goose down comforter. Choice of high-end hypoallergenic fiber fill pillows or premium goose down/feather pillows.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Sand Box
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
A GREEN PROPERTY! All natural linens, no harsh chemicals, only green cleaning products used in housecleaning, natural eco detergents used in wash, carpeting is all natural - no off-gassing or VOCs. Our electric is supplied by wind supplier, we're adding electric solar on the roofs, recycling organized in the apt, organic teas and fair-trade organic coffee service. Be good to yourself and the environment and still be in total indulgent luxury.


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average rating of 4.95 based on 26 reviews

Best ever...

  • 5 of 5

A rare case of the apartment looking better in real life than in the photos! Very spacious, comfortable and well-equipped, especially the kitchen. Beautiful terrace with view over the landscaped gardens. Great location with lots of transport links, very easy to get around the city.

· Only challenge was finding a parking space but the information provided by the manager was very helpful in finding somewhere not too far away.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Scott!
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Houston, TX, US

Fabulous Property!

  • 5 of 5

The flat is absolutely gorgeous with much attention to detail and fully equipped with everything you need. We loved the location, great neighborhood and convenient public transportation. The service was outstanding. We plan to stay at Casa Luna SF each time we visit San Francisco.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2008
  • Stayed: October 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Five Stars !

  • 5 of 5

Loved it !! This was an easy rental process, Wyatt was a great communicator. Great space to relax after long days in the city. Coffee and great food all within walking distance. Cottage is super cute and comfy (loved that sofa). Clean and bright, everything you need is there. I have rented at least 15 different places in the city of SF and this one is my favorite ! Thank you Wyatt for all your care and concern. Hope to be back real soon ! Lisa

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

Lovely apartment and very helpful and informative staff!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Luna was gorgeous and exactly as pictured on this website and their video on the Casa Luna website. We stayed in the Garden Apt., which is the first floor of the house (#4060.) It was beautiful -- hardwood floors, comfy beds, (they even iron the sheets!) lovely little garden, gorgeous kitchen with every amenity you could think of...for those of you who cook, lol. (Loved the Audrey Hepburn photo in the kitchen!) A MUNI station is just steps away, and we found the staff there to be quite helpful as to which lines to take to get around.

It was the personal touches that stayed with me: Wyatt kept in close touch in the weeks leading up to our stay, sending us several articles and links regarding things to do in San Fran. Most helpful was the neighborhood map which included points of interest. There were also plenty of guidebooks available in the apartment. (Other little extras we used were the full-size bottles of Lavender shampoo, body wash, hand soap, and lotion that are provided, as well as the hairdryer and ibuprofen we found tucked away.) If in need, there is a grocery and a pharmacy nearby. And I enjoyed my morning tea daily from the variety of Stash teas provided.

At one point, we had problems with late-night noise coming from neighbors elsewhere on the property (the Carriage House, below us, it turned out.) I called Wyatt and he promptly answered (at 12:30AM!) and took care of it himself -- problem solved in 10 minutes. Wyatt really goes out of his way to make sure your trip is the best. Thank you to all at Casa Luna!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memphis, Tn, USA

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Did not touch the car for three days - public transport right on the doorstep. The apartment was just as described, with everything you could need for a very comfortable stay. Felt so at home. Loved the little touch of fresh fruit and cheese as a welcome. We were concerned on arrival about the renovations taking place next door, but the builders were considerate of guests, so not a problem. Local information from the owners was extremely useful. Great communication, and very easy to book.

One request would be for some storage/drawers in second bedroom.

Would highly recommend, and can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Luna was the greatest to deal with

  • 5 of 5

I did not get the opportunity to stay at this location but I did have reservations here and had to cancel. Debbie was very understanding and my refund was sent the same day.

When I first booked Casa Luna I was sent all the information regarding how to get there via any transportation I was going to take. I got step by step instructions on how to get into the property, and they even have a You Tube video and you can see the place. I was sent a detailed map of SF attractions and how to get to each one, and instructions on how to get to places to eat, workout, and grocery stories via public transportation. I was even given insider tips on how to avoid long waits at tourist sites as well. The property did look very nice from everything I saw and read, but I am here to say that dealing with Debbie and Casa Luna was just so much a pleasure that I had to write a review about it. She has set a very high standard for the rest of the owners that list on VRBO to reach. When I return to SF it will be to stay at Casa Luna.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.12 Miles
Twin Peaks
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Fisherman's Wharf
Nearest Golf
3.2 Miles
Presidio golf
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 101 - Octavia Exit
Nearest Restaurant
0.12 Miles
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Tennis Courts
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Large Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Natural Foods Store
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Catch! - Great Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Crepe and Breakfast spot
Nearest Point of Interest
Walgreens 24hr Drugstore
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Corner Store
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Meditation Park
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Historic Art Deco Theatre
Nearest Point of Interest
Harvest Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Orphan Andy's 24hr Diner
Nearest Point of Interest
Rossi's Deli - get your muni 7 pass here!
Nearest Point of Interest
Peet's Coffee & Tea - best Cappuccino ever
Nearest Point of Interest
ZADIN - Great Vietnamese Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Cafe Flore European Style Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
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Gold's Gym
Nearest Point of Interest
24 Hour Fitness
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Burittos!
Nearest Point of Interest
Newstand and Magazine Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Subway Sandwiches
Nearest Point of Interest
Thai Food
Nearest Point of Interest
French Restaurant - Sumi
Nearest Point of Interest
Wood Buring Over Pizza
Nearest Point of Interest
Samovar - coolest tea house in the world
Car: not necessary

Close to the Opera, San Francisco Symphony, Ballet. Block away from Mission Delores Park and Buena Vista Park, a few minutes to Golden Gate Park - museums, water boats, roller blading, jogging...

Public Transit

One block from Castro St. Subway

One block from the F Line Street Car

One block from #24, #35, and #37 bus.

Two blocks from the #33 Bus

5 Blocks from the J Church and #22 Bus

Street Car goes directly to Giants Stadium


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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