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Elegant and Serene Garden Retreat

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Built in 2007, with an eye for comfort and good design, this one bedroom garden apartment retreat features:

* New quality fixtures and finishes.

* A modern open living/dining room with light bamboo flooring, recessed lighting, and French doors leading to a private deck.

* A fully equipped kitchen with newer appliances including; microwave, toaster oven, small refrigerator, cuisinart coffee maker, and brand new stove with oven.

* Beautiful bathroom with shower, over a huge soaking tub for two, Italian tile wainscoting, stone tile flooring, and glass block details.

* A quiet, private, bedroom with French doors leading to a second covered slate patio with a gas barbecue.

* Direct view and access to the tranquil garden from both the deck and patio

* A quality stereo system with compact disc player in the main room and television with DVD/VCR combo player in the bedroom. We have an eclectic library of music.

* A private side entrance and shared use washer and dryer conveniently located in the entry hall.

* Located in close proximity to Ocean Beach, Land's End, Golden Gate Park, Sutro Park, the Conservatory of Flowers, the Arboretum, Japanese Tea Garden, museums (De Young, Museum of Science, Legion of Honor),well known restaurants (the Cliff House, the Beach and Park Chalet), and the vibrant Balboa Street shopping district with many good local restaurants with varieties of ethnic foods, cafes, and the Balboa Movie Theater


* Within close walking distance of 4 bus lines for easy access to other city neighborhoods.

* Parking is on the street and one can usually find parking on our block or within a few blocks.

Keywords: Private apartment with patio

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

Why The Owner chose San Francisco

We have lived in San Francisco for over twenty years. We are nature lovers and Cty dwellers. This mix is what we love about the Outer Richmond District of San Francisco. It enjoys easy access to the parks, ocean, and nature, yet within blocks to a Movie Theater, great restaurants and easy public transportation with four buslines to all of San Francisco's city attractions.

What makes this apartment unique

A very private and peaceful place to spend time in. Guests have enjoyed; sitting on the covered patio in all weather, watching the birds, and walking in the garden. Don't miss Sutro Park at sunset.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks for your hospitality and good energy! We enjoyed our stay and the good vibes of your home...

AM and Judi
May 2010
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Elegant and Serene Garden Retreat
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 16 reviews

Lovely apartment in quiet neighbourhood near beach and park

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this apartment. The actual accommodation was very comfortable with everything we needed. The garden was beautiful, although we didn't spent much time in it. The neighbourhood was quiet, but was only a short walk to local shops and restaurants. Charmaine and Robert were the perfect hosts - helpful without getting in our way.

A few tips: read the visitors book as there is lots of info in it (we only looked at it just before we left); get a MUNI pass on your phone if you are planning to use the bus a lot - it takes a while to get into the centre but there are a few good routes.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, beautiful garden, quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

The place is charming and well located. Very well equipped and with plenty of information about the city and the area. We were very lucky with the weather and really took advantage of the beautiful patio and garden. Charmaine and Robert were wonderful hosts! Very helpful whenever we needed any additional information especially in relation to the places to listen to good music. Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Perfect...just perfect

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place from which to explore SF. Took the express bus to financial district on a weekday morning and back in the afternoon (30 minutes and $2 each way). Lands End, the beach and Golden Gate Park walking distance from the apartment. Great restaurants nearby and super quiet neighborhood. Already made reservations for next year. See you guys then.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Cozy, convenient apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is a great location if you want to be in the city, but a little outside all the hustle and bustle of it all. It's located in a quiet neighborhood that's convenient to Land's End, Sutro Baths, Legion of Honor, and Cliff House. It's also convenient if you want to jump on the highway and drive south of SF or across the Golden Gate Bridge and go north. We never had a problem finding parking in the neighborhood, and a couple of times, Charmaine was sweet enough to save us a space right by the apartment. The apartment itself is cozy and homey, with a beautiful garden. The patio is a perfect place to relax and sip a glass of wine after a day of walking around the city. The kitchen is small, but adequate. We didn't cook a lot, as there are many restaurants within walking distance of the apartment on Balboa. The neighborhood felt very safe at night, with few, if any, homeless people in the neighborhood (unusual for SF!). Charmaine and her husband were gracious, laid-back hosts. It was a wonderful home base for our excursions in and around the city. We would highly recommend this apartment!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a great stay at this apartment. We're a young married couple and this was our first trip to the bay area. Charmaine did an excellent job communicating with us leading up to our stay, and she was available to answer questions while we were there. Our flight arrived late at night, and Charmaine was even kind enough to save us a parking spot.

The apartment was comfortable and had everything that we needed. We rented a car and never had trouble finding a parking spot close to the unit. The apartment is about 15-20 minutes from most of the attractions in SF, but I feel that's accurately reflected in the price.

We would absolutely stay here again and recommend this unit to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, California

What a cozy retreat!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 8 wonderful days in this charming and cozy apartment which was very well equiped, comfortable and stylishly decorated. The location is great too, with nearby access to markets, great cafes on Balboa and we really enjoyed strolling through Sutro Park. We had our car, but also took the bus on a few occasions in order to avoid expensive parking lot costs, and the bus stop on Geary was very convenient. Parking was not an issue, and there was only one occasion when we had to park a block away. All in all, having such a delightful and serene base really enhanced our vacation in beautiful San Francisco. Recommend highly!!! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Garden Retreat
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Balboa Movie Theater
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Nibs Bakery
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Secret Trail to the Legion of Honor Museum, Lands End
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The famous Cliff House
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Simple Pleasures Cafe
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Shanghai House
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Golden Gate Park
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Louie's Restaurant
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Sutro Baths and Lands End Trail
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Miki's Japanese Restaurant
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Elevation Pilates and Yoga Studio
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Sutro Park
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Al Masri
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Ton Kiang


Rates & Availability

Richmond District Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 14.0%

$120 a night.
$75 Cleaning
14% Hotel tax Please call for information re: Month long stays

Rates: $120
5-6 nights, $120. Please ask re: monthly fee.
There is a one time cleaning fee of $65.
The refundable damage deposit is $300 and can be paid by personal check or paypal (guests pay 3 % paypal fee).
You may pay in advance for the reservation or upon arrive with cash, personal check, or paypal.
The deposit is not refunded if reservation is cancelled prior to 30 days.

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Richmond District Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 575 sq. ft.
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • (1) Comfy queen bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Large soaking tub for two

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