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Stafford House1901 Edwardian Flat - Sf City Center

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-6)

Beautifully decorated 1901 Edwardian flat -one block from San Francisco's famous 'Painted Ladies' Post Card Houses. Centrally located in trendy Alamo Square Historic District. Enjoy 1700 square feet of living space with bay windows looking towards Alamo Square Park.


Enter through a tall wrought iron gate and a small garden.

This area features a tucked away outdoor seating area where you can enjoy a morning cup of coffee while you plan your day's adventures.

The main rooms in the house have abundant natural light and orginal woodwork. The living room offers comfortable seating for five or six.

Step through the beveled glass paned door into the Butler's Pantry to make a drink or open the bottle of California wine awaiting your arrival.

The a king and a 4 poster queen bed - each set in large bedrooms -have pillowtop mattresses and high quality linens. Closet space is abundant and the bath is stocked with fresh, plush white towels.

Several bus lines are within easy walking distance. A 10-15 minute ride will take you to Golden Gate Park, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square shopping or dozens of other anticipated sites. With a minimum one week stay you will receive TW0 FREE Clipper Cards...providing six days of public transportation at no cost. Enjoy San Francisco from this comfortable and charming cental location.



More Details

Property Manager
Marilyn Blaustein Eldin Tobias
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Marilyn Blaustein Eldin Tobias

The owners- an attorney and a pediatrician - have lived in this home over 30 years. Much of the time was spent parenting their four sons. In the '80's the family restored the home from a shingled exterior to its former glory, doing much of the work with their own hands.

Jan continures in medical practice, but has become a water-color artist and you will see some of her work displayed in the flat. Emerson continues to teach Law Bar Review courses and enjoy his talent on guitar.

The family has traveled much of the world together - visiting over 40 countries.

Marilyn Blaustein Eldin Tobias purchased this apartment in 1979


North of the Panhandle Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This is a large light room that was once the parlor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , The Bookcase Room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , A small and cozy room - twin size bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Fold out futon available, Baby Cribs (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • tennis


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Stafford House1901 Edwardian Flat - Sf City Center
average rating of 4.566265 based on 83 reviews

Great central location, but noisy

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay - loved how central it was and easy to get around. It was very noisy however - 1st night particularly bad with cars zooming by, honking and dog noises upstairs. However we got used to it and overall really enjoyed our SF stint.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old San Francisco

  • 4 of 5

My sons said it reminded them of their student days 20 some years ago. Really lovely except for street construction noise for 2 of the days.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location was great! The apartment was spacious, clean, and equipped with everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Stafford House was charming and spacious, close to the Painted Ladies, and Alamo Park. It was equipped with everything we needed and was within walking distance of stores and nightlife. I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment in amongst beautiful houses

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this apartment just down the road from Alamo square and within an easy bus ride of downtown San Francisco. Felt like stepping back in time. Apartment well-equipped and loved sitting having breakfast at the table in the round window. Owner helpful when a fuse was blown at the property and this was easily resolved. Great shops, cafes and bars close by.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It give us the real San Francisco feelings.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Great place - Great Location

  • 4 of 5

We were very happy with our stay here. We arrived 1 hour before check-in. Cleaning service was very accommodating in letting us drop off our luggage while we went to do more activities. The old Edwardian flat is very charming and just 1 block from the Painted Ladies. The flat is centrally located with Union Square, The Wharf, AT&T Park, Ocean Beach, Mission Dist., all about a $20 Uber ride away. I would definitely consider staying here again as long as we did not have a car to park. Which brings me to our only issue and why this is a 4 star vs 5 star rating.

When planning our vacation we knew we would not really need/want a car while in SF for 3 days but would need one for the 2nd part of our trip to drive to Sacramento and Sonoma. Through my job I am able to get group rates for car rentals so it was cheaper to rent a car from SFO for a full week vs renting from another location in the city for only 3 days provided we did not have to pay for parking. Therefore, it was our intent to park the car the 3 days in SF and use Uber to get around. Before reserving the property I had specifically asked if parking on the street would require a permit or was it ok for a vehicle to sit parked and unmoved for 2-3 days without being ticketed/towed until we needed it to head north. I was told that no permit was required and that I only needed to be aware of the street cleaning restrictions that happen once a week. Upon our arrival we learned that a permit was, in fact, needed. Cars can only be parked for 2 hours from 8am to 4pm on weekdays unless you have a Q Permit. This meant we had to move the car during the day and return late afternoon in order to get a parking spot for overnight. Marilyn did apologize for the bad information and sincerely offered suggestions for our predicament. In the end I don't believe this created any extra expense as we found economical parking options using Parking Panda... $17 in the Wharf from 8am until 10pm which equals what we likely would have paid for an Uber. However, it did put a disruption in our day. We had to take a break from our plans to return "home" so that we could find a parking spot before they were all taken. We then had to Uber it back to wherever we were headed next. I either would have booked another property with parking or have not rented a car for those 3 days if I had known of the permit requirements beforehand. For this reason only, I would not recommend this property if you plan to have a car.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The unit is less than a block from Alamo Square Park and the Painted Ladies. The 2 story red Hop on, Hop off bus as well as 4 central bus lines are less than a block away.

You are truly staying in the city center here, with both the Civic Center and Golden Gate Park - along with many good restaurants) within walking distance. (5- 30 minutes for most people)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $95
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 15.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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