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Private Garden Apartment

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Studio, Studio + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

"Possession of a San Francisco Short-Term Rental Registration Certificate certifies that the registration certificate holder has agreed to comply with the terms of the San Francisco Short-Term Residential Rental Ordinance (San Francisco Administrative Code Section 41A). This ordinance does not require an inspection of the City for potential Building, Housing, Fire or other Code violations." Beautifully remodeled garden in-law apartment. Separate entrance.

New bathroom, kitchen, appliances, flatscreen TV and hardwood floors. Large windows that overlook a shared garden with patio furniture.

Fully furnished in pottery barn style.

Located in prime San Francisco neighborhood. Across the street from the hiking trails of the Presidio and Mountain Lake Park. Easy bike or stroll to Golden Gate Park. Two blocks to the fabulous Asian restaurants on Clement street.

Extremely comfortable Queen Bed with luxurious linens.

Full Kitchen, Cable TV, WIFI, Ipod docking station. New heating system to keep you warm during the foggy SF nights.

The Lake District neighborhood has world-class recreation, You are close to 3 fantastic beaches, Ocean beach, China beach or Baker beach.

You also have the Presidio golf course right across the street. 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.

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.

We are also located a short drive to Marin County and only an hour to the quaint town of Sonoma and all the wine country has to offer.

You have all this right outside your front door and are only 20 minutes to downtown Union Square.

Several Muni Bus lines a block away.

The cheapest way to get to the apartment from SFO is a door to door Super Shuttle or Uber.

A taxi from the airport costs roughly $60 with tip. You do not really need a rental car, except if you wish to see the Wine Country or explore Marin. There is an Enterprise rental car company on Geary between 6th and 7th

Renting a zipcar by the hour or day is another option if you would like to explore outside of the city. Please visit zipcars website for more information.

A few things we would like to make you aware of

1) The cell service is not great inside the unit. Some people need to go to the patio to get clear service.

2) There is two hour street parking M-F from 9-6

We rarely see anoyone from the traffic department in our neighborhood but it is a risk to leave your car all day long

There is all day parking when you cross Geary street 3 blocks away.

3) We live upstairs and have a toddler that is starting to move around a lot and it can get bit noisy in the mornings after 7am. The neighbors on the top floor also have two small children.

Keywords: Private apartment with shared garden

More Details
Registration Number : STR-0002381

Liz and Luis Andarcia
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Liz and Luis Andarcia

We are frequent users of VRBO and it has allowed us to explore both domestic and international destinations. We love San Francisco and want to share it with fellow travelers. We live upstairs and are a very active family that enjoys all the SF and our neighborhood has to offer. We have a lot of suggestions for places to dine in SF and the neighboring towns. Triathlete with a lot of suggestions on the best places to train in the area. Also, a great location for those who want to compete in any of the marathons or triathlons in the city.

Why Liz and Luis Andarcia chose Richmond District

We love San Francisco and want to raise our family here.

What makes this studio unique

Our neighborhood is a great place to enjoy San Francisco like a local. There are wonderful parks, restaurants and museums within walking distance

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have certainly enjoyed my stay at "the cottage"

It is a wonderful alternative to a hotel room-very warm and homey. Thank you again.
Aug 2011
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Richmond District Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.6857142 based on 75 reviews

It was wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Walking in the park with our granddaughter was the best!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Comfortable Quarters

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely spot that feels very private, as the access is tucked into the back of a home. We enjoyed the character of the Richmond district location especially the Sunday morning farmers market, Noah’s for bagels and finding the Baker Street steps in neighboring Pacific Heights. Another highlight was The Golden Gate Bridge at sunrise— it’s not far from the vrbo. Access to the studio apartment was easy, and it was very clean. The bed linens were extraordinary, however; we would have appreciated more than one wash cloth and perhaps an extra towel or two. We texted with our hosts, but never had the pleasure of meeting them. They warn that we might hear the patter of little feet, which we did, but it was not the least bothersome.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect place for a weekend getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Liz was a great host! She was quick to respond to any questions.

Their place was adorable, clean and in a quiet neighborhood. We loved staying there. We were looking for a quiet place to get away and explore the city. Their place offered just that. We hiked so many trails that were vertually out their front door. It’s centrally located, we either walked or took a short Lyft ride anywhere we needed to go.

I would welcome another opportunity to stay here.

Thanks again to Liz for offering up their home.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, great apartmrnt

  • 4 of 5

Loved it! Will definitely be back

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Clean and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Very much enjoyed our stay here. The unit is just as pictured, very clean and cozy. The neighborhood felt very safe as well. Lots of places with ink walking distance and an easy uber ride into the city.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Comfortable, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay. We were comfortable, able to walk to shops, restaurants, wine bars. Close to everything. Liz and Luis were great and attentive hosts. Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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