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Spacious Chic Sanctuary Abundance of Light, Loft in Soma w/High speed WiFi

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 180 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 4, Parking, High Speed Wireless Internet, Phone



Dear guests,

This is a beautiful and relaxing home that is cherished and a perfect getaway in the heart of soma, san francisco. We have a large open contemporary one bedroom loft available for a minimum 30 day lease or longer. The natural light is incredible and the decor creates an oasis of pure and decadent relaxation.

Dozen's of renowned restaurants, bars and clubs are all just minutes away as is world-class shopping in union square. Top restaurants such as oola, and lulu's are all within a one block radius.

Location location location

The unit is centrally located between the moscone center and the yerba buena center for the arts (7-10 minute walk), the sf giant's at&t park (12-15 minute walk), the china basin waterfront (15-20 minute walk) and the westfield mall (5-8 minute walk), all within a 5 block radius. A 20 minute scenic walk along the embarcadero's famous waterfront also gets you to the historic ferry building where local, organic produce and delicious fare are sold and weekly farmers' markets are held.


-50mbps wireless internet (highest speed internet available in the area)

-free local and long distance calls with phone number and answering machine.


Each guest is welcomed with a complimentary gift basket. It is nice to have a warm welcome coming into your new home away from home after a long trip. It is our goal to make your stay special and to let you know how much we enjoy each unique guest. Providing you with some delicious treats and refreshments is one way that we show our appreciation. You can take them with you to snack on during your adventures throughout the city.

Comfort & amenities

-1200 square feet

-1.5 bath

-in unit washer and dryer

-fold up treadmill


-fischer paykel refrigerator

-coffee/espresso maker


-gas stove and oven


-brand new queen-sized top of the line mattress and a very comfortable airbed if you need a separate bed.

-desk with flat screen apple monitors.

-you also get basic toiletries, hair dryer, and flat iron included.

Living room

-20 foot ceilings and formal dinning area (rare in sf)

-free netflix & hulu allowing you to watch the best new and old tv shows and movies

-56' marantz tv with internet connection and a large selection of movies

-xbox 360 kinect

-leather barcelona chairs and stool

-custom raj tent designed for the space 15 feet tall (black and gold)

Dining area

-4 philipe starke ghost chairs

-1 french vintage chandelier (3 chandeliers total in loft)

Communal patio rooftop access

-wooden deck

-tables and chairs

-panoramic views of the city

Parking in building

-one free parking spot in the building included with 24 hour in an out privileges! Garage comes with a automatic opener/clicker to be used from the car.

-there is also 2 hour free street parking on the street and/or metered parking on 5th street.

Public transportation

Including the muni light rail, bus system and zipcar are within a 3 block radius. Cabs can be hailed on the street or booked in advance. You can call the cab dispatcher directly or try and application like taxi magic. Uber (car service) is also an option.

No smoking

This means any smoking inside the loft or common areas in the building as well as leaning out the window and smoking. In the event that smoke is detected $150 of the deposit will be withheld. Thank you!

Check-in can be flexible if pre-arranged based on availability.

Walkers paradise

Walkability rating is 97%

Check out my guidebook for neighborhood recommendations!

Arguably the most exciting neighborhood in SF, with new restaurants and bars popping up weekly. This is the loft apartment you want to stay in when you come to San Francisco!

More Details

Karina Diaz
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, norwegian, A little French! I try :)
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 8, 2015

About Karina Diaz

I enjoy speaking foreign languages, helping others to be their best, exercise, decorating, spending time with my family and travel.

I grew up visiting my family in Norway during the summers and have duel citizenship with Norway. Thankfully my relatives enjoy visiting often. I hope to be able to visit them more in 2015. The more guests I have the easier it will be to make that a reality :) SO stay at my place!!

I love to share my home with vacation rental guests. I have met so many kind and thoughtful people from all over the world. I grew up traveling frequently so now hosting brings the world to my door. YAY! It brings me great joy to have the opportunity to open my cherished home, and to share it with others. You can enjoy the space I have created and get to know San Francisco from the South of Market (SOMA) perspective. Right now SOMA really is the pulse of the city of San Francisco with all of the new restaurants, start ups, and wine bars. Not to mention SOMA is central to San Francisco highlights such as: Union Square, the Ball Park, the Cable Car ride, Westfield Mall and Market Street. It's even better to be one block from the Moscone Center, considering many of my guests are attending conferences during their stay! It is a pleasure to be able to offer everything at your fingers tips just steps away from my home and your home away from home.

I have had a photography business for over 14 years where I support women to be their best. It is an honor and privilege to have photographed over 2,500 exceptional and inspirational women. As well as incredibly fun and heartwarming.

This year I am studying Integrative Nutrition.

I hope to have the chance to host you here in the loft or studio. Although I am not there during guests stay's I am easily reached to answer any questions. :)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ive stayed in Karina's apartment for a month and enjoyed every minute. The place is beautifully designed and fully equipped with everything you might need. The location is perfect, both close to public transport and a walking distance to Market Street and Union Square. But the thing that mattered the most to me was the personal attention and care that Karina has given me - She always respond quickly and happy to help or advise. If you are to stay in SF this is the place I would recommend.
Aug 2014
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South of Market Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom on First Floor - toilet
    Bathroom Upstairs on Second Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Soothing open space with lots of light. Loft bedroom. The bedroom has a full bathroom as well.
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Spacious Chic Sanctuary Abundance of Light, Loft in Soma w/High speed WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews
Daly City, Ca

Amazing Loft

  • 5 of 5

Karina was very thorough with everything. Me and my husband only stayed one night. It was his birthday and I wanted to surprise him with dinner in a very romantic and personal space. This amazing loft was all that. Very clean, bright, romantic, and I fell in love with the artwork and vintage home decor. She has beautiful chandeliers which absolutely gave a nice touch to the living space. I wouldn't mind staying longer next time! The area was located around convenient liquor stores, coffee shops, and restaurants. Parking was in the building which made it easy for us to load and unload. We even checked out the roof top and it was a beautiful day. I'd prefer this place to anyone and everyone.

Thanks for the stay Karina! :)


Shauna & Sam

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Because I have put so much care, time, money and love into making my home as much of a peaceful, elegant and luxurious sanctuary as possible, it warms my heart when I get responses like this to the loft. Sharing it with respectful and appreciative guests like you is what makes opening up my home so liberating. To have the opportunity to share something I love so much with someone I have never met and likely will never meet takes a big leap of faith and your gracious messages reminds me of the great value in opening up and trusting the unknown. Thank you for sharing your heartwarming experience. I am verklempt. Sappy homebody cancerian that I am. You are welcome back anytime.
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Australia, Canberra

Mark Webster

  • 5 of 5

As a frequent traveller it is nice to see people still put in a lot of effort into providing personal touches; and this place does it well. Fantastic layout with everything one could need and very cosy for couples. This will be one place I will be recommending to my friends and colleagues. Thanks again Karina.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. It was such a pleasure to have you stay in my home and it means a lot to me that you appreciate my efforts in making it nice for you. Wishing you the best with everything! :)
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Milwaukee, WI

Excellent stay for our conference at the Moscone

  • 5 of 5

Karina was an excellent host and her loft is simply amazing. The walk to the Moscone Center was only 10 minutes and the SOMA area had a lot going on. The place had a nice air mattress downstairs that was very comfortable and a bed upstairs that was also very comfortable. There was plenty of space to put our things and the weather was beautiful and made even more enjoyable by the windows in the living area that allowed a nice breeze to enter the apartment.

Next time I'm in San Francisco, I will definitely be staying here if it is available!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephanie could not have been a better guest. I am thrilled to have had her stay in my home. For the first time in my vacation rental career my cleaning lady sent me a text giving my guest a 5 star review! I thought that was super fun and shared it with Stephanie. Having people like her stay in my home, take such excellent care of it, and be so kind makes me feel so good about opening up my home to people I have never met. Thank you Stephanie for taking the extra time to be so kind and have such positive communication as well. You certainly made my day! Best wishes to you all and I hope you can come back soon.:) Karina
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Amazing Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Karina is a great host! Always ready to help. She is also very organized and everything was nice and easy. The apartment itself is amazing, quiet street near everything you might need. I will stay in this apartment when I get back to SFO.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I loved having Aliki stay in the loft. She could not have been a better guest. I didn't want her to leave. She was very responsive, flexible and respectful. I am very lucky to have met her and hope to see her again sometime as a guest or as friends :)
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Glendale, CA

Lovely SOMA Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Just got back for a girls' weekend in San Francisco, and we felt extremely lucky to call Karina's loft home. It turned out to be just as pictured: a modern and inviting space where you could completely relax and recharge, rooftop deck included. We had a car with us, since we drove up from Los Angeles, so the garaged parking space was a huge bonus. But the loft is so centrally located (within easy walking distance to anywhere downtown), that we ended up ignoring the car until it was time to check out. Karina has put a lot of thought and care into decor--there's a beautiful black and gold canopy in the living room--and provides a truly unique and lovely place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Hayes guests could not have been more wonderful. It is such a pleasure to communicate with guests like these two. They could not be more positive, thoughtful, helpful, or easy to communicate with. They have an excellent attitude about life and it spills over into everything they do. It is an honor to host them. I feel lucky to have had them as guests. Come back!!
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Lovely Space

  • 5 of 5

Karina has a beautiful space in downtown SF. The location is great, the free parking is helpful and convenient, and her home is full of light. My sister and I had a relaxing time in Karina's home. We weren't looking for a crazy, just a pretty and comfortable space to catch up on sleep, take a bath, and watch loads of tv at night. This was the perfect place! Karina is a wonderful host who keeps in touch on the regular and I would definitely recommend her home!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yerba Buena Ice Skating & Bowling Center
"Good clean FUN."
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
"Art is good. "
Yerba Buena Gardens
"The crown jewel of San Francisco."
Whole foods Market
"One block away and it's just awesome to have it so close!"
Twenty Five Lusk
"Good for a drink and some people watching. They also have a nice restaurant upstairs. "
Mizu Spa
"Best and most expensive manicure in SF."
"Excellent decor and delicious food."
Fondue Cowboy
"Quaint hip and yummy."
The Vortex Room
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"Cool decor and pool."
Cat Club
"Fun dancing on Wednesdays = 80's night"
San Francisco Tennis Club
"Nice tennis courts indoor and outdoor."
Hubba Hubba Revue
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Bar Agricole
"Best lighting fixtures in town. Love the high ceilings. Also, nice outdoor seating."
Chez Spencer Restaurant & Bar -- CLOSED
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Children's Creativity Museum
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AT&T Park
"Baseball anyone?"
Moscone Center
"Walking distance to the biggest conference center in San Francisco. (only a couple blocks away)"
Moscone Center
"Walking distance to the biggest conference center in San Francisco. (only a couple blocks away)"
Trader Joe's
"Reasonably priced healthy food."
Union Square
"Major famous shopping area downtown."
Riding a Cable Car
"A must if you are a first time visitor to SF."
San Francisco Caltrain
"Direct transit to San Jose and Silicon Valley"
Samovar Tea Lounge - Yerba Buena Gardens
"Love the JOOK with Duck and 2 eggs."
Fifth & Mission Parking Garage
"Do not leave anything in your car. This is the closest parking."
AMC Metreon 16
"Great 3D movie theatre a couple blocks away."
111 Minna St
"Bar, art, events, and sometimes dancing"
Peets Coffee & Tea
"One block away!"
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park
Fisherman's Wharf
"Local attraction."
de Young Museum
San Francisco Zoo
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Foreign Cinema
Blue Bottle Coffee
Osha Thai Restaurant
Mrs. Field's Cookies - Westfield San Francisco Centre
Kokkari Estiatorio
Asian Art Museum
Davies Symphony Hall
Supperclub San Francisco -- CLOSED
Nearest Airport
13 Miles
SFO - San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Oola Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Ferry Building
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Eagle Club Indoor Golf
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
4th and King (N Line)
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
HWY 80 and HWY 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Le Charm French Bistro with outdoor seating
Nearest Ski
177 Miles
Sugar Bowl Ski Resort (Tahoe Area)
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Crissy Field
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

4% Rental MGMT Fee TBD $15 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
5% INT'L MGMT Fee TBD $15 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.5%

4% Management Fee & 5% International Management Fee totals added upon receipt of reservation request

15.5% Required San Francisco Hospitality Tax

Dog Fee of $20 per night (for additional cleaning)
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Late check outs charged $75 flat fee plus $50 per hour the guest/or their baggage is in the apartment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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