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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 with shower. WiFi. Wood floors. Excellent bus connections. Garage available: $15 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.

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Howard Junker
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 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 Richmond District

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 -
(70 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.3 based on 70 reviews

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Quaint, relaxed, spacious and comfortable place to sleep. Owner is very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. No real kitchen.

  • 3 of 5

This is a two room ground floor space. It was cold and a bit musty even though it was very clean. There is not a real kitchen but great location with lots of good restaurants in waking distance. Convenient to The park and transportation.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so sorry you didn't let me know you were cold and musty. I had urged you to contact me with any problems, so I could do my best to solve them. I would have suggested you turn on the space heaters, one in each room. And use the electric towel rack, which would have kept your towels dry and toasty. And of course if you had read my description, you would have known that there was no kitchen stove.
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Quiet Property 10 min from EVERYTHING

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here during a conference in SF, the stay was quiet, and easy. Howard left me clear instructions, and I had zero issues while there. Comfortable bed, clean bathroom, and close to downtown area were my requirements. All 3 were met. Thank you to Howard for an enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simple. Convenient. Clean

  • 5 of 5

If you’re looking for super fancy it’s not but we loved it. Who wants to spend your vacation inside when you’re in San Francisco? Howard is extremely eager to make sure your stay is a good one. That counts for a lot. We will go back.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Howard is a very thoughtful host.

  • 5 of 5

The description is perfect, but we did not expect to be so close to Golden Gate park. That was a very pleasant surprise.

The neighborhood is calm and bus transportation easy.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect stay for our buisness trip!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week here on business and it was perfect for us! Very affordable, quiet, clean and Howard thinks of everything--great instructions on how to get around and where to find everything, etc. I can't think of any better value for San Francisco. The apartment was larger than the pictures made it look, the beds comfy and tons of towels, soap, toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, etc were provided. Even a hair dryer!

As noted, it doesn't have a full kitchen, but the food prep area was more then sufficient, with microwave, small fridge, a small sink and cupboards to store food. And there are plenty of utensils, dishes, cups, etc. to prepare food. We walked to Trader Joe's every 2-3 days and picked up what we needed.

Howard made us feel right at home! Also, the neighborhood is very walkable--just a few blocks form Golden Gate Park. Lots of restaurants, markets, etc. within a few blocks.

Internet was fast enough for both my husband and me to work together while we were there.

Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

third adult per night $20 + Tax
garage parking per night $15 + Tax
cleaning $60
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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