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Last updated: 09/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review

Property description

This peaceful and quiet hidden gem of a studio is perfectly situated in the heart of the city. We're located in the bustling Castro district only a five minute walk to Market and Castro -- a convenient and fast transportation hub with Muni underground, trains and buses. Downtown is only 10-15 minutes away. It's possible to travel directly from SFO by Bart with only one transfer at Civic Center to the Castro Street Muni Station. You won't need a car to get around -- most of our guests enjoy the city without one -- but if you do drive, parking is easy and free on our block.

The Castro is a friendly neighborhood with well cared for classic Victorian and Edwardian buildings, parks, cafes, restaurants, small groceries, shops and the venerable Castro theater. Although it is a flat walk to transportation and Castro street shopping, we have lots of hills nearby with hidden staircases and wonderful views. Start your day with a walk to Tartine Bakery on Valencia for croissants & coffee or up to Twin Peaks for the views. We are perfectly situated next to some of the city's hottest restaurants -- walking distance from the Mission, the Valencia Corridor, Duboce Triangle, Hayes Valley, Lower Haight & Noe Valley

This studio apartment was newly built in 2012 at the garden level of a renovated 1907 Edwardian. Accessed through a side door and corridor to the back, it's great for folks who prefer not to climb a lot of steps. It's a spacious 440 square feet with 9' ceilings, hardwood floors, recess lighting and Anderson sliding doors to a patio and shared garden.

We've set up the apartment for the way we'd like to live if we, family or friends were to stay there for weeks at a time. The sitting area has a comfortable couch and chair, a 32' LCD TV w/cable and DVD, the fabulously comfortable king size bed has lots of great pillows and high thread count cotton sheets. There are bathrobes in the closet and the tiled bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer, bath products and lots of room for your things. Upon request, there is a single mattress for a third person and for our smallest visitors a travel crib or child's cot.

The kitchenette with refrigerator, convection microwave, induction burner, toaster oven, coffee maker, tea kettle, rice cooker and crock-pot, etc. has everything you'll need to eat in when you're not in the mood to take advantage of numerous restaurants nearby. There is a supermarket three blocks away and farmers' markets all over town.

Your hosts, Jan and Wandralee, are happy to direct you to neighborhood cafes & restaurants, interesting places to walk or bike, and all of the wonderful amenities San Francisco has to offer.

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Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 1
  • 440 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    The twin mattress is by request....moreless

  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) folding foam mattress. Travel crib and child's size cot are also available....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • If there is anything not mentioned that you may need, please ask if we can accommodate your request....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Washer and dryer is available upstairs for guests staying 10 days or more....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High thread count sheets....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and dryer is available upstairs for guests staying 10 days or more....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Complementary Wi Fi...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Coffee maker with filters and coffee, electric tea kettle and teas, and blender....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchenette with dishes, glasses, serving bowls, casserole and pans for convection microwave and induction burner, toaster oven, rice cooker and crockpot....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
 

Reviews

Write a review 5
from 75 traveler reviews
Close to the Metro and check out this amazing garden just outside your door. 08/08/2015

VRBO Bear stayed here:


I loved this rental property as it was right next to everything. We were so close to the Castro, a grocery store, a drugstore and many restaurants and bars. There was even a hardware store nearby with anything that you could need.

I loved the space of the studio. It was perfect for me and my friend. Intimate but not small and perfect for couples, with plenty of space. It’s a lot bigger than any hotel room I’ve seen in San Francisco and has the kitchenette you’ll never find in a hotel room. We were able to keep snacks and little nibbles in the room so we didn’t have to run out to get something in the morning before we were ready to head out to our next adventure. The bed was giant and very comfortable. I could sleep forever on the sheets provided. We had everything we needed from an iron and ironing board to robes and slippers.

We were close to public transportation. It was a short walk to catch the Metro to anywhere in the city. It’s also close to bus lines if you prefer.

Although we weren’t able to meet Jan, we did get to meet Wandralee and had a great time visiting with her. She was able to recommend restaurants and many things that we hadn’t heard of.

The best part of staying here was the amazing garden out back. It was pretty and wonderful to look at as we sat outside in the morning. There’s a great table in the back corner where you can look at the trees and the garden while relaxing or two chairs just outside the sliding glass door. The garden would be great for those who like to meditate or do yoga in the morning. Or anytime as the space is so quiet even during the rush hour. You can’t hear any traffic or noise unlike many of the downtown hotels. I even heard from Wandralee that a couple staying here got engaged in the garden.

I’d highly recommend this studio to anyone wanting to stay in San Francisco. I’d love to stay here again next time I’m in town.

The VRBO Bear
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$195 $205
Fri, Sat
$1,300 $4,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • cleaning $90
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 14%

Notes:

Cleaning fee is $90. Holiday and event rates may be higher - check with owner. There will be an additional $30 per night fee for a third person or child. Weekly or longer rentals preferred.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 09/21/2016
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Location

14 Miles
Nearest Airport
SFO
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
several
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island, Alcatraz, and Al
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Presido Golf Course
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Cal Trans
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
101 or 280
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
many
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ocean Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Close to several of SF's hippest neighborhoods including the Castro, Duboce Triangle, Lower Haight, Hayes Valley, Mission Dolores and the Mission, the Fillmore, Civic Center with Opera, Ballet, Symphony etc.. Use one of our bikes to ride to Golden Gate Park or around the city.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: I've lived in San Francisco for almost 50 years and can't imagine ever moving. I still appreciate the parks, museums, cultural activities, great food and being able to walk everywhere. I'm a bicyclist, avid reader, traveler, mother of two grown daughters, grandmother, scuba diver, ceramist, Realtor and work for social change. My partner and I love spending time with friends, enjoying a walk across town, and hosting travelers from around the world.

Why the Owner Chose Eureka Valley, San Francisco, CA, USA:
I moved from the Mission district to this wonderful 2 unit Edwardian about twenty years ago because it's both quiet and only a few blocks to the center of everything. I love that I can walk to Muni-Metro (which connects to BART) in five minutes and get anywhere easily and quickly -- it's one of the easiest places to catch a bus, train or taxi in SF. Although street parking is fairly easy, in 2011 we raised our building to put in a three car garage. At that time we built out a new large studio at the garden level.

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
The Castro is a friendly neighborhood with well cared for classic Victorian and Edwardian buildings, parks, cafes, restaurants, small groceries, shops and the venerable Castro theater. Although it is a flat walk to transportation and Castro street shopping, we have lots of hills nearby with hidden staircases and wonderful views. I often walk to Tartine on Valencia for croissants & coffee or up to Twin Peaks for the views.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Entrance door to sitting area.

    Entrance door to sitting area.

  • Apartment entrance door.

    Apartment entrance door.

  • Small private patio is out the siding doors.

    Small private patio is out the siding doors.

  • Roll out the table and open up the leaf to seat two.

    Roll out the table and open up the leaf to seat two.

  • Enjoy sleeping on the comfortable king bed.

    Enjoy sleeping on the comfortable king bed.

  • Kitchenette with large convection-microwave. Bath has spacious step-in shower.

    Kitchenette with large convection-microwave. Bath has spacious step-in shower.

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  • Outdoor seating and Streetcar at Market and Castro - easy 5 minute walk.

    Outdoor seating and Streetcar at Market and Castro - easy 5 minute walk.

  • Castro & Market.

    Castro & Market.

  • Enjoy Tartine Bakery - James Beard award winner - is a perfect morning walk.

    Enjoy Tartine Bakery - James Beard award winner - is a perfect morning walk.

  • Side door to left of garage leads back to the Garden Studio.

    Side door to left of garage leads back to the Garden Studio.

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  • Lots of storage near Kitchenette.

    Lots of storage near Kitchenette.

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  • Room for your things in medicine cabinets above sink and toilet.

    Room for your things in medicine cabinets above sink and toilet.

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  • Cafe Flore at the corner of Noe and Market. Farmers' market here on Wednesdays.

    Cafe Flore at the corner of Noe and Market. Farmers' market here on Wednesdays.

  • 15 minute walk to Dolores Park Cafe - Tartine and Bi-Rite Market is a block more

    15 minute walk to Dolores Park Cafe - Tartine and Bi-Rite Market is a block more

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, September 26, 2016

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