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Romantic Holiday Getaway

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1000 sq ft, spacious historic 1 bedroom, 1 bath, overlooking SF Bay

The perfect jumping off point for San Francisco! This gorgeous one-bedroom condo is in a quiet cul-de-sac on the northern edge of Telegraph Hill. It looks out over San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz, featuring spectacular views from sunrise to sunset. Its romantic ambiance is enhanced by the sound of the sea lions barking and the endless stream of ships and boats sailing through San Francisco Bay.

Built in 1932, this 1000 square foot apartment is on the first floor of a 6-unit Spanish Colonial building. Its unique features include rounded doorways, hardwood floors, exposed redwood beams and an oversized fireplace with art deco andirons. The apartment is elegantly furnished with Asian antiques, large comfortable sofa, Turkish and Persian rugs and a collection of Hindu temple art and modern western paintings.

The open, eat-in kitchen has a butcher block table and new, top-of-the-line appliances.

The bedroom has a queen-size bed, walk-in closet and walls done in an Italian marble glaze. It also features views to the bay. The cable TV in the bedroom is housed in a step tansu.

The bathroom features a deep tub, large shower with 2 powerful shower heads and unlimited hot water.

There is a radiant heating system. Washer and dryer are accessible in the basement. There is wireless internet and on-street parking.

More Details

Lee Morgan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Lee Morgan

I am a Canadian-trained osteopath practicing manual therapy in San Francisco. I specialize in working with infants and children. I travel to India every year to work with disabled children and am currently focusing on raising money to build the first school for disabled children in the town of Tiruvanamalai, South India. I love to travel, new adventures, nature, a good cappuccino, and dancing Argentine tango.

Lee Morgan purchased this condo in 1996

Why Lee Morgan chose San Francisco

The location is fantastic. You are in the heart of the city, but you feel like you are in nature. You get to watch the boats and weather across the San Francisco Bay, and stay cosy in front of a warm fire.

What makes this condo unique

The view takes my breath away every morning and I have been living here for 15 years. I have beautiful antiques and the place is peaceful, a lovely retreat in the heart of San Francisco.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi, I wish I could post my own pictures of the views from this beautiful condo. Lee's condo is in the prestigious Telegraph Hill neighborhood and both the condo and the roof deck offer panoramic views of the Bay and Alcatraz. The building is a lovely Spanish Colonial and the condo is furnished beautifully and has a very modern kitchen. The condo sits at the end of a cup de sac so there is very little traffic and is very quiet. The wharf and the embarcadero are a short walk away down the hill. The working fireplace is also a nice plus! What a gem - I highly recommend it.
Sep 2013
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North Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • The bathroom features a deep tub, large shower with 2 powerful shower heads and unlimited hot water.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Large elegant bedroom with walls done in an Italian marble glaze. Wooden shutters to make it fully dark at night, and so you can sleep in. Queen size super comfortable bed with down comforter and pillows. Flat screen TV in bedroom, walk in closet, and views out the window to the bay. There is also a comfortable sofa (not a fold-out) in the living room on which one person could sleep.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Romantic Holiday Getaway
average rating of 4.96 based on 26 reviews

Fabulous SF Residence

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful property with a magnificent view in a great location. Everything about this place was close to perfect. Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay! Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victor, ID, USA

Live like a local - experience as a tourist

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long Thanksgiving weekend living in this incredible Telegraph Hill apartment. We arrived at night and woke up to the amazing view, complete with a rainbow over Alcatraz. We had a CityPASS which gave us admission to a many of the sites along the Embarcadero which was a short walk downhill and down steps from the apartment. It was so nice to spend leisurely mornings at home, head out for the better part of the day, come home for a late afternoon break and head out to dinner. The appartment was very well appointed and there were options for groceries not that far away. Definitely did a lot of walking and the trip back to the apartment was pretty strenuous but if you're not up for the climb, Uber is cheap. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to perch

  • 5 of 5

This home has absolutely everything you need to enjoy san francisco and all it has to offer. Perfect location, unbeleivable views, cozy retreat. We had a wonderful time here and would not hesitate for a second to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Top of Telegraph Hill in North Beach

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular one bedroom apartment with incredible views! The property is very well kept and close to all kinds of things to do. Short walk to Chinatown, Little Italy, Fisherman's Wharf etc. Straight on view of Alcatraz. Owner was very easy to communicate with. Many great restaurants all around.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in San Francisco many times and this was our favorite apartment, by far. The apartment was beautiful and spacious, the host provided everything we needed, including in depth information about the apt. And the view -- spectacular! My husband and I were discussing all the wonderful things about this home and our host (and Lucie) and we came to the conclusion that this stay exceeded all our expectations. There is a bit of hike up to the apartment so wear comfortable shoes. We live in a very flat area and the first trip up was a hoot! By day 2 we walked up without a problem. There are excellent restaurants in walking distance, also grocery stores, all of North Beach, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown. It is quiet up the hill and we were entertained by hummingbirds, parrots and nuthatches. Absolutely lovely! We are very grateful for the experience and hope we can return someday. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location in San Francisco

  • 5 of 5

Lee, your Condo was perfect! Awesome view from the huge bay window, out to San Francisco Bay, Alcatrez and Sausalito! Spacious, clean, and comfortable to say the least, with the excellent first floor location! Your place had everything we needed...very close to Fishermans Wharf, North Beach and even Union Square! A great way to experience the beautiful city of San Francisco! I highly recommend your place to anyone or couple visiting your fare town! I will definitely stay there again, when in town visiting our daughter. Very Uber friendly as well !

Dave & Donna C

Toronto, Canada

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Many Bars starting about 5 blocks away
Nearest Ferry
0.6 Miles
Blue & Gold Fleet
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
101 North and South, and 280 south, I-80 east
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Many restuarants in North beach 3 blocks away
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: not necessary

It's just a short walk down the hill to the heart of North Beach, San Francisco's old world Italian neighborhood.

Fabulous restaurants, bars, music venues, and coffeehouses, Washington Square Park, French and Italian bakeries, City Lights Bookstore, Pilates and yoga studios, the Sunday farmer's market and more delights are just footsteps away.

Coit Tower, the iconic landmark atop Telegraph Hill, is a few blocks away offering 360 degree views of the city, the bay and both bridges. The inside of Coit Tower houses historic New Deal murals. We are also near the famous Filbert Street steps, home to the wild parrots of Telegraph Hill. The bustling markets of Chinatown, the financial district and downtown Union Square are all within walking distance.

The cablecar is 5 blocks away. City buses 30 and 45 run down Columbus Ave and the Embarcadero streetcar is also nearby. The Blue and Gold Ferry to Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel island and Alcatraz are down the hill at Piers 39 and 41.

Shopping is easy as we have a Trader Joe's, a Safeway, a natural foods store and many gourmet specialty shops close by.

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Rates & Availability

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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