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Fantastic Luxury Apartment Close to Golden Gate Park & Beach, Recently remodeled

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Remodeled in December 2017 with new kitchen, bathroom and in unit washer/dryer.

Due to the new San Francisco short term rental law, we can only accept bookings for a Minimum stay of 30 days.

Staying Less Than a Month? It still may be CHEAPER to Rent For a Month! ASK US!!

Traveler Rated Best San Francisco vacation Rental 2009/10/11/12/13/14/15/16/17.

Perfect apartment for business travelers or people moving to San Francisco who need a place for a month or two while they find a permanent place to live in the city.

Experience the real San Francisco, stay where the locals live, my apartment is in the perfect location, if you are visiting this fabulous city on business or new resident, my apartment has it all.

Walk to China Beach, Ocean Beach, the Presidio and Golden Gate Park.

Big Queen Sleigh Bed, Double sofa bed, Full Kitchen, Cable TV, Free Netflix, Home office with Desktop, printer/copier/scanner, Comcast high speed internet, Multi disk CD player with a selection of CD's, plus lots of DVD movies and books for you to enjoy during your stay, Plus a working Log Fire(Gas)for those foggy evenings.

Perfect location, Close to Tech Shuttles, Golden Gate Park, The Presidio, Baker Beach and Lincoln Park Golf course.

If you are here on business, there is an Express bus to downtown right outside my front door. If you are visiting as a tourist and wish to experience the real San Francisco, then my apartment is the logical place, do not get ripped off in the high priced tourist restaurants, eat where the locals eat, there are many Ethnic restaurants within a few blocks, have a beer at some of the best neighborhood bars in the city. If you really want to be a tourist, take a walk to the Cliff House for dinner.

I own the building, it has 2 apartments and a retail store, the other apartment is occupied by a retired school teacher, Vladimir and his wife, they both take care of my apartment for me, so just knock on their door if you should need anything during your stay.

The neighborhood: Richmond/Seacliff

The Richmond/Seacliff neighborhood has world-class recreation; you are within walking distance of 3 fantastic beaches, Ocean beach, China beach or Baker beach.

Golden Gate Park is only 5 blocks from the apartment. You also have a municipal golf course, Lincoln Park Golf; it is a short 6 blocks from the apartment.

More Details
Registration Number : Long-Term Only

Paul Downey
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2018

What makes this apartment unique

Live like a local in a very family friendly neighborhood,

Everything is right outside the front door.

Previous guests have commented on how great the neighborhood is. There are all types of cafes, bars and restaurants from a Michelin star (Aziza) to Mom & Pop places all within a few blocks.

You really do not need a car, but if you need one for a few hours or a day, there is a ZIP car location just one block away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Paul,

I just tried to post a comment on the VRBO site, and it will not allow me as I posted a comment on my last visit in 2007.

Here is what I was going to post:

We stayed here in Dec 2007 and had a totally wonderful time; we loved San Francisco so much that we could not wait to return. The apt has been painted and spruced up since our last visit, it was great back then and it’s even better now.

We love the neighborhood; it’s great to be able to walk to so many restaurants.

Our favorite restaurants were Chapeau (French), Aziza (Moroccan) and Pacifica Café (Seafood).

You do not need to rent a car, as the bus service is terrific, make sure you purchase a bus pass at the airport when you arrive.

I would suggest doing the land’s end walk, its finishes right at the Cliff House.

Overall another great vacation in San Francisco.

Lynn Rubbathan, Newark, NJ
Mar 2011
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Richmond District Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full Bath Tub with Shower, and yes we do have a hairdryer!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Big Queen Sleigh Bed in the bedroom, Double Sofa bed , we also have a Pack-N-Play baby cot.
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Everything is supplied linens, towels, fully equipped kitchen, Two HD TV's, Easy Street Parking


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Fantastic Luxury Apartment Close to Golden Gate Park & Beach, Recently remodeled
average rating of 4.9183674 based on 148 reviews

Very updated!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Paul’s apartment previously and thought it was great then. Wow! Now it’s fantastic. San Francisco apartments can leave much to be desired but not this one. Look at the photos they don’t lie.

Paul is a great guy, very helpful and super fast to respond.

I would not bother wasting my time trying to find alternatives and will definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our first review since the extensive remodel, Costa and his wife had stayed twice before, for a month in 2015 & 2016,
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Incredible, clean, comfortable & well located

  • 5 of 5

This apartment feel like your own home. It is a great spacious apartment, clean, comfortable, well located & well equipped. A great stay in SFO.

Best short rental I have ever been!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Experience

  • 5 of 5

This was our first VRBO experience, and our first time to San Francisco. Great accommodations and friendly neighborhood. Street parking was a bit of a challenge but overall a 5 star experience. We highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA


  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful and gracious. We walked in and felt at home. Spotlessly clean. Lots of fluffy pure white towels. Fluffy comforter on the beautiful bed...and so comfortable. Everything you could want...very well equipped kitchen, tv's which we never turned on because we were either out or too tired. There were CD's and Netflix available. I could go on and on. There is a book on the dining room table with explicit info about the apt. Lots of good info on SF also. Everything was better than one could even wish for. Nothing but accolades...and we do a lot of VRBO. THANK YOU TO THE OWNER.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Four days in San Fran

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Paul's apartment. It was conveniently close to most things we wanted to see and do in San Fran. Driving or taking public transportation was easy. There's a bus stop very, very near the apartment. The neighborhood was safe and had a few good restaurants and a grocery store nearby. As Paul warned, the parking was a little tricky but easy to figure out. The apartment itself was very clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enumclaw, Washington

A breath of fresh air!

  • 5 of 5

I want to thank you, Paul for providing the perfect place for my husband and I to stay on our recent trip to SF and specifically, to UCSF for medical evaluation. While this was a very stressful time for us, having your place to come back to made it so much easier! Being so close to UCSF made it easy to Uber back and forth and relieved a lot of stress for us. Vladimir was so nice and helpful to us and we couldn't have asked for a better outcome for our visit. We are on track to better health and want to thank you for allowing us to stay at your place. It was just right for us and checked all the necessary boxes we needed. Hopefully, at some point, we will be able to return to the area for a fun trip. God willing! Best regards,

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lincoln Park Golf Club
Private Presidio Golf Club
The Blarney stone
Cliff House
Golden Gate Park
Walk to Golden Gate Park, Rent a boat on Stowe Lake
Baker Beach
The World Famous Baker Beach, with Jaw-Dropping view of the Golden Gate Bridge, The far end ...
China Beach
I've been here numerous times and this is one of my favorite beaches. It is tucked away in a...
Lands End Trail
The trails and walk ways are landscaped with amazing vegetation and wild flowers. the view ...
Fantastic restaurant
La Vie Vietnamese Restaurant
Stow Lake Boat & Bike Rentals
Legion of Honor
Legion Of Honor, only 6 blocks away
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lincoln Park Golf course
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Baker Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Supermarket, One Block from the APT
Nearest Point of Interest
Lincoln Golf Course, 6 blocks away
Nearest Point of Interest
The Famous Sea Cliff district
Nearest Point of Interest
The Presidio
Nearest Point of Interest
World Famous Baker Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Blarney Stone Irish Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
The Famous Cliff House Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Golden Gate Park
Car: not necessary

Only 4 blocks to Golden Gate park, 5 blocks to beach, 6 blocks to golf course, supermarket 1 block, bus stop directly outside. Hundreds of restaurants and bars in the neighborhood.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning fee $80

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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