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Modern Studio, North Beach/Telegraph Hill

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Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 3
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

FANTASTIC LOCATION, REASONABLE PRICES ...

Modest and cozy basement studio apartment, in a fantastic North Beach/Telegraph Hill location. It sleeps up to three people, with kitchenette, bathroom, and wifi Internet.

MINIMUM STAY USUALLY THREE NIGHTS ...

However we accept shorter reservations that completely fill a shorter empty slot.

MORE ON LOCATION...

The studio is perfect for visitors who want to be in the very center of San Francisco, with most things in easy walking distance. You're on elegant and quiet Telegraph Hill, yet the lively restaurants, cafes and bars of North Beach are just two blocks away, teeming with life day and night. Coit Tower, Greenwich Steps, Fishermen's Wharf, Chinatown, Nob Hill, the Financial District, Russian Hill and the shops of Union Square are all a very short and very pleasant stroll. For major sports events, AT&T Park is is also a delightful walk, either through Chinatown or the Financial District, or even better along the coastline ("The Embarcadero") of the San Francisco Bay.

San Francisco is one of the world's gastronomic capitals. You are surrounded by Italian, Chinese, French and Vietnamese restaurants, fitting every pocket. My personal favorites, all two blocks away: Ideale (bustling Roman trattoria), The House (Asian fusion), and Caffe Trieste (literary/intellectual hangout, the most famous cafe in the US).

Feel like a splurge? Many of San Francisco's finest restaurants are within half a mile, such as Kokkari Estiatorio, Gary Danko's, Sotto Mare, and The House. Feel like a non-splurge? There are many excellent restaurants where you can eat for under $10, especially in and around Chinatown.

For shopping the location is hard to beat. The charming and sometimes quirky clothing shops of Upper Grant street are two blocks away. Four blocks takes you to the bargain shops of Chinatown. Within a 15 minute easy stroll you are at the large department stores of Union Square, and the trendy boutiques of Union Street.

There is a good quality organic grocery store within two blocks of the apartment. In addition, San Francisco is home to numerous neighborhood farmers' markets and the apartment is a short walk to the largest one, The Saturday Ferry Building Farmer's Market.

So without exaggeration, it really is a fantastic location.

If you don’t feel like walking, public transportation is very easy. In fact, San Francisco is one of those very few US cities where you don't need a car. Cabs are everywhere, and if you order one, they normally show up within five minutes. Public transport from the airport is also easy:

--20 minute cab ride from SFO assuming no congestion.

--Take the BART subway from the airport to Montgomery Street station, then walk or take a bus or cab for the last mile.

--If you have a car, you can either park on the streets, or in the parking lots two and three blocks away.

MORE ON THE STUDIO...

There's a 33" flat screen monitor with Netflix giving you access to a huge library of movies, documentaries, TV shows, news channels, etc. Free wifi (up to 20Mbit/sec down, 3Mbit/sec up) keeps you in contact with the outside world.

The bed is double/full size (54" × 75", or 137cm × 191cm).

The kitchenette has a microwave/toaster, hotplate, and a mini-refrigerator, and good quality dishes, glassware, and cutlery. So it's fine for light cooking, but you'll want to use local restaurants for more ambitious culinary adventures.

The bathroom has a sink, tub, and shower. There's a bureau with four drawers to store clothes.

Despite being in the heart of things, the apartment is quiet. The street outside doesn’t have a lot of traffic. All but the lightest of sleepers will sleep soundly, because the bedroom is away from the road.

The roof has beautiful views over San Francisco, and a BBQ and table and chairs.

A parking spot is available for an additional fee. It's half a block from the apartment, far more convenient than public parking. Street parking is scarce and limited to 2 hours during the day. Let us know when you book if this is of interest.

THE SMALL PRINT …

The studio is in the basement of the building, and there aren't a lot of windows nor is there much sunlight. It should be fine if, like most guests, you're mainly using the studio to sleep in. If you want to spend a lot of time in the studio and are given to claustrophobia, you should probably stay elsewhere.

It's a bit crowded with three guests.

As the photographs indicate, there is limited garment hanging space.

Babies, even if you bring a crib, count as an additional person.

We provide the flat in good order, with clean linen and towels, and basic supplies including several toilet rolls and some soap and shampoo. For longer stays, we change linen and towels every five days.

Garbage collection comes once a week, and sometimes from 5am onwards. The noise is brief, and if the collection is early, it may disturb your sleep.

As noted above, local TV stations may not be accessible, due to a poor signal.

IN SHORT ...

A modest and cozy studio apartment, in a fantastic North Beach/Telegraph Hill location.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

David
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

About David

Londoner, went to the US to grad school at Stanford in philosophy. California girls are beautiful, they offered me a scholarship, plus had fantasies of being a philosopher, so decided to try out the place.

Instead discovered computers and mathematical logic so got diverted into research in artificial intelligence. Which people say describes me perfickly. Met some Extremely Rich and Famous people, sadly their defining qualities didn't rub off on me. Founded and ran an IT research company in Silicon Valley. Recently founded and established a technology museum.

Then started this holiday rental business to provide for ill-deserved retirement, assisted by friend Sara (met her in Eritrea, lovely but very poorly-governed country). And Jason, Angelica, and Magally, who help with meeting guests and cleaning.

Next project is to write essays on how technology affects humanity. After that, am evaluating oblivion.

David purchased this apartment in 2013

Why David chose San Francisco

Purchased because fantastic location for tourists, purchase price although high allows me to offer good quality accommodation at reasonable rates.

What makes this apartment unique

Most things you want to see are just a short and very pleasant stroll away. North Beach is delightful and picturesque area full of cafes and restaurants, and retains its strong sense of community.

Attractive, clean, modern decor.

Reasonable price.

Can accommodate larger groups of family and friends, further reducing per person price.

52 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(52 traveller reviews)

Redondo Beach
5

Great Unit in North Beach/Telegraph Hill.

  • 5 of 5

Super clean, unit as described. Owner definitely has put the time to create a great experience. Parking spot is super convenient and safe. Communication with owner is top notch. This will be my go to place of stay when I come to the city. Thank you guys tremendously. A++++

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quaint Studio

  • 5 of 5

Adorable place in a great neighborhood. Quiet area, close to financial district, North Beach and China Town. Great little studio - very clean, updated, cozy. Has a coffee maker, microwave, toaster and some plates/mugs. Exactly what I needed for one night while on business in SF. Plan to return with my partner for a weekend SF getaway.

Heater didn't work though. Walls are paper thin (a head's up if you're a light sleeper and noise wakes you - bring ear plugs).

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location; Comfortable space.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this lovely spot and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting San Francisco. There is ample space for 2 people, the studio is pristine and is thoughtfully appointed for travelers. The rooftop deck provides a fantastic view of the North Beach neighborhood and City, and is particularly breathtaking at night.

The location is ideal for sightseers, particularly if you intend to walk and use BART and Muni transit. That said, we would have been content to spend our week in North Beach alone - great dining, charming shops, and Washington Square Park all in easy strolling distance.

This place is a gem!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here a couple of nights last week. The apartment was perfect for someone new to the city. No AC, but it stays plenty cool being a basement apartment. Loved the view from the roof as well. Walking distance to telegraph hill, fisherman's wharf, ghiradelli (sp?) square, chinatown, and tons of great restaurants. Recommend going up to the top of coit tower your first day to get a lay of the land.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The space is great 👍🏾 clean and comfortable and the location is amazing! The Quinonez family

  • 5 of 5

The local restaurants and proximity to attractions is perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great location and perfect for our purposes.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was exactly as it is shown in the pictures. David did a beautiful job decorating and making it a nice place to land every night. Since it is a basement level apartment, there isn't much light but if you're experiencing San Francisco to the fullest, you shouldn't be hanging around the apartment all day. It was within walking distance to a ton of restaurants and bars which was really great. It was perfect to come back to after a long day out, the bed was comfortable, and the unit was very quiet. Overall it was a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Purchased because fantastic location for tourists, purchase price although high allows me to offer good quality accommodation at reasonable rates.

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mar 16-31
16 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
£136
for 1 night
From
£101
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Apr 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£170
for 1 night
From
£135
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
£201
for 1 night
From
£165
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Jun 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£201
for 1 night
From
£165
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Jul
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
£190
for 1 night
From
£155
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Aug
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
£252
for 1 night
From
£217
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Sept
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£252
for 1 night
From
£217
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Oct
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
£222
for 1 night
From
£186
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Nov
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
£232
for 1 night
From
£197
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Dec
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£118
for 1 night
From
£82
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £35
Refundable Damage Deposit £403

Early checkin, if available:
* Noon to 2pm, $25; 9am to noon, $37.50; 7am to 9am, $50
Late checkout, if available:
* Noon to 3pm, $25; 3pm to 6pm, $37.50; 6pm to 9pm, $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Most things you want to see are just a short and very pleasant stroll away. North Beach is delightful and picturesque area full of cafes and restaurants, and retains its strong sense of community. Attractive, clean, modern decor. Reasonable price. Can accommodate larger groups of family and friends, further reducing per person price.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town

Attractions

  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 350 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower

Bedrooms

  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Studio - 1 Double Bed, + one airbed
  • Up to one additional guest can be accommodated on a comfortable foldup bed (39' x 75”, or 99cm × 191cm) which is put on the floor. It quickly gets crowded if you have the foldup bed (see photographs), so during the day, expect to put it aside.

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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