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Garden Apt., center of The City

Bedrooms 2
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

bedroom, sitting room, bathroom. Sleeps 3

On the ground floor of a house on a quiet cul-de-sac in a good, safe neighborhood in the geographical center of The City. Private entrance. The bedroom has a full-sized (double) bed. The (larger) sitting room has a single bed, which looks sort of like a sofa, as well as a real sofa. Both rooms look out at the garden. Private bath. WiFi. Wood floors. Excellent bus connections. Garage available: $10 a night.. Easy walk to Golden Gate Park. Easy walk to three foodie destinations: Arsicault (best croissants in the country); Arguello Market (best sandwich—turkey—in the city); Hong Kong Lounge II (dim sum as good as there). Also nearby: a classic diner, many coffee shops and restaurants, post office, pharmacy, banks, and FedEx. Warning: no TV; no stove (there is a microwave and mini-fridge and electric kettle). My theory is to give you good value on lodging so you can enjoy our very expensive city.

Howard Junker
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Howard Junker

I'm a retired editor who does volunteer work, reads, studies HBO Latino, plays online chess, shops at Whole Foods...

Howard Junker purchased this apartment in 1994

Why Howard Junker chose San Francisco

on a quiet cul-de-sac near everything, nice layout, good light, solid construction


Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Ferry Building
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nagano, Star India, Mel's, Hong Kong II, Bella
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: not necessary


Richmond District Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Hotel
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Books ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(64 traveler reviews)

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Garden Apt., center of The City
average rating of 4.28125 based on 64 reviews

Nice location near Golden Gate Park

  • 4 of 5

Quit neighborhood walking distance from Golden Gate Park

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
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New Jersey

San fran stay!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome spot! All necessities are available. Close to great restaurants that he suggests. Velo cafe and internos were our favorite. Own entrance and space. Garage available. Park in walking distance.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fab location and easy access to public transport

  • 4 of 5

Really good location and the apartment was suitable for the 3 of us. It is definitely the location that sells this apartment as it is a couple of mins walk to bus stops! The apartment itself is basic but has everything needed it's perfect for exploring the city. The only thing it needed was a blind in the bathroom! We felt very safe walking around the area late at night and would definitely recommend it to others!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Utilitarian unit. Nice location.

  • 2 of 5

Pros: Good location, access to garage ( for a modest fee that is not advertised ahead of time), relatively comfortable beds and accommodations. There are plenty of towels and the bed sheets were clean. The owner was kind enough to make a list of local restaurants and a map of area which was helpful.

Cons: This is a one bedroom unit (not 2) located directly behind the garage with a day bed and futon in the living area . The advertised garden is neglected and mostly dead and unusable. The door to the unit does not lock at all (the outer doors do, but not the unit itself). This may not be a big deal to some, but we found it a bit odd and a heads up on that fact would have been helpful. The rental is very basic, but the price is great, so as long as you aren't going to spend much time in the apt, it should be adequate.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Considering that I let you use the garage for free, since you claimed I hadn't mentioned it was (ALL OF) $10 a night, your complaint sees ungracious. As to locking your door, as I explained to you, you were inside my house; the outside doors were all locked:: Do you lock your bedroom door at home? Unfortunately, the garden dies during the summer, because we're still recovering from a long drought. With luck, the monsoon will strike again, as it did last winter, and everything will once more spring into bloom.
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Milwaukee, WI

highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We (2 friends) stayed at this lovely apartment for 3 nights - perfect location, especially for walkers as us 😉

Quiet, clean, cozy... With an eye for important details such as extra duvets, plenty of towels, towels warmer, heaters for the room if required, a little map with tips of the area etc.

Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks, Julianna, glad you enjoyed your visit.. btw, your gift of tulip bulbs to plant was so sweet, and i just came back from watching the beautiful movie, TULIP FEVER, for which I was well-prepared.
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Simple but nice appartment at a good area of San Francisco

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice relaxed stay at Mr. Junkers place. The rooms were nice, the bathroom was OK but the kitchen area was very small and basic. The creaking floor was something we could not get used too. Mr. Junker was very nice, friendly and supportive and provided great instructions at arrival. Overal a good experience

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: i'm sorry you were bothered by the floor creaking when your daughter walked to the bathroom in the night. on the one hand, how lovely that it was so quiet otherwise, no street noise, no noise from the corridor. On the other hand, did you ask her to tiptoe?
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

garage parking per night $10 + Tax
cleaning $50
Tax Rate 14.0%

parking in the garage: $10 a night

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.

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