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'a Jewel Box', 1BR Penthouse in the Center of the City

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Dramatic City Views, Especially at Night


Last updated: 01/26/2017

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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible sofa, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Located on the edge of the very hip Hayes Valley, and in the center of San Francisco's Cultural District. The apartment is three blocks from the San Francisco Opera, Symphony, the San Francisco Jazz Center and Asian Art Museum. This luxury one bedroom, one bath penthouse apartment with incredible views of the City, is located in a luxury complex with many amenities. The apartment is well-appointed both in furnishings and artwork. In addition, guests may use the heated pool and jacuzzi located in the courtyard below, work out in the well equipped gynnasium and play racketball on one of two courts. Secure parking is included.

Keywords: Condominium

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/26/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 11
  • 700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Queen size Bed (1), (1) Queen hide-a bed in living room

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Recently remodeled. Shower over tub. Equipped with safety handrails.

Other Amenities

  • Our apartment is convenient to the center of San Francisco's cultural district including The Opera, Symphony, Herbst Theater, San Francisco Jazz Club, the Asian Art Museum, the San Francisco Public Library, the Orpheum and Golden Gate Theaters. Hayes Street with many colorful shops and trendy restaurants are located three blocks away. We are convenient to all public transportation. Downstairs and within the public portion of our building is Peets Coffeehouse, Max's Deli, a Japanese Restaurant and the Opera Plaza Independent Movie Theater and a well stocked book store. An AMC movie theater showing all the recent movie offerings is three blocks up Van Ness Avenue. ...moreless



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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Fort Mason at the end of Franklin St is another walking area with views to Alcatraz and a beautiful walk which could take you all the way to Fisherman's Wharf o the Golden Gate Bridge. ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Lands End, at the end of Geary Street offers beautiful views, a museum and a walk overlooking the Golden Gate Strait and the Pacific Ocean. Unforgetable views!...moreless

  • Monument View:

    Exceptional views overlooking the City Hall, Opera House and Davis Symphony Hall. Spectacular city light views at night...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Racquetball
  • Swimming


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Shared with others...moreless

  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Fully equipped fitness/ exercise room available on premises including outdoor spa, swimming pool and racketball courts...moreless

  • Garage:

    Covered, Secure Parking is included in rental price, ($220 monthly value) This is located in our building and is directly accessed by elevator...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Quality towels and sheets...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Beautifully furnished with flat screen TV. Magnificent views of City Hall which is exceptional at night....moreless

  • Parking:

    Included in rental rate. Accessed directly by elevator...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline available...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Shared with others. Laundry facility/room is steps away from our apartment. Each floor has it's own laundry room. Very quiet...moreless


  • Kitchen:

    A well appointed kitchen. State of the Arts appliances. Everything one needs to prepare morning coffee or a lovely dinner....moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    Some staples are on hand for your convenience...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Views overlooking the City. Nice for morning coffee. Overlooks city and pool area....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Outdoor heated pool with poolside lounge chairs. This is an incredible addition to City Living!...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Outdoor. Adjacent to swimming pool...moreless

  • Sauna

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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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


  • Move out Cleaning Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500


Checks should be made out to Shirley Kliman. Bank wiring instructions can be provided if requested. When we have received final payment we will send move-in instructions, information about the apartment including how to access the key. Opera Plaza's HOA requires a move in fee of $185 (I will pay) and an access key fee of $30 (you will pay). Secure parking is included.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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200 Miles
Nearest Ski
Squaw Valley,Lake Tahoe

Car: Not Necessary

Our PENTHOUSE apartment is located on the 11th floor. It is south facing which allow nice sunlight in throughout the day. We have exceptional views towards the Opera House and City Hall which, when lit at night, is especially beautiful. We have many activities within the property. An outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, 2 racquetball courts, a well equipped fitness center, Opera Plaza Movie Theater offers independent films. Max's Deli and a Japanese restaurant. Peet's Coffeehouse with an adjacent bookstore, and a salon are located on the Plaza level. A three block walk up Van Ness will bring you to a AMC Movie Theater showing current films. Tommy's Joint, an early San Francisco Hofbrau/Pub is also a three blocks walk. (Good for take out). Whole Foods Market is four blocks up Franklin St. We are three blocks from the Opera House, one block from City Hall, three blocks from the San Francisco Public Library. The San Francisco Symphony (Davis Hall) and the San Francisco Jazz Center are a three block walk. Hayes Street, a trendy walking street. is a short distance and provides, exceptional restaurants and shopping. Whole Foods market for groceries, is a short distance away. Public transportation is available on Van Ness Ave which includes city buses, historic trolleys and our subway BART. We provide a well located car parking place within the building for our guests. The San Francisco Opera rents our apartment in season. We often have returning artists who appreciate the convenience and the comfort of our location.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: We live in lake Tahoe and have this apartment for our 'City Fix' We enjoy all the cultural attractions, wonderful walks, specialty restaurants and special events.

Why the Owner Chose Civic Center, San Francisco, CA, USA:
It's location is wonderful. The amenities the Opera Plaza property offers is quite exceptional for San Francisco. It is a very secure and well managed building.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
We are always thrilled to stay in our apartment. The views are spectacular, especially at night.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/26/2017

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  • Dramatic City Views, Especially at Night

    Dramatic City Views, Especially at Night

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • View to Twin Peaks

    View to Twin Peaks

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Remodeled bathroom

    Remodeled bathroom

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • View of Civic Center at dusk as seen from apartment

    View of Civic Center at dusk as seen from apartment

  • Living Room with Spectacular Views

    Living Room with Spectacular Views

  • Work area with WIFI Internet Connection

    Work area with WIFI Internet Connection

  • Courtyard swimming pool with Jacuzzi on right

    Courtyard swimming pool with Jacuzzi on right

  • Bedroom with queen size bed

    Bedroom with queen size bed

  • New kitchen

    New kitchen

  • View to kitchen

    View to kitchen

VRBO #199653

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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