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Modern Studio, North Beach/Telegraph Hill

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Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Feb-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 free Netflix offering a very large selection of movies and TV shows. Free wifi (up to 20Mbit/sec down, 3Mbit/sec up) keeps you in contact with the outside world. Several local terrestrial TV channels are available, although the signal is not very strong and if you're unlucky, the stations won't be picked up.

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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 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.

47 Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(47 traveller reviews)

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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4

Comfy Bed

  • 4 of 5

Clean unit with comfy bed; and in walking distance of all nightlife in North Beach

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice cozy apartment!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I really enjoy our stay at this nice and clean apartment. The space is small, but well organized. David's guide was very helpful. The location was good, near great Chinese and Italian restaurants, public transportation and tourist attractions. The view from the roof was amazing. It was a bit too cold to make a BBQ, but we can easily imagine a fantastic dinner up there.

We took the parking spot for one night and it was very close and safe.

A chance we knew about the garbage collection, because it was surprising, noisy and early, but it was brief.

No heating in the bathroom, it was cold for that period of the year (January).

We recommend this place and if we come back to SF we definitely stay there again! :)

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying, and for your feedback!--David
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5

Nice apartment, wonderful neighbourhood.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 5 days. The landlady was very helpful. Definitely recommended!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very clean, excellent location, great owner communication

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic place to stay if you're in SF for work or fun, and just need a place to sleep, and plan on being out and about (it is quite small, without a full kitchen). Well designed, nice modern look, very clean and comes with a fantastic, illuminating guide to the neighborhood from the long time owner. Great neighborhood as well!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

clean and well priced

  • 4 of 5

Pleasant stay during the JPM meeting

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. The price is competitive because, while the contents are clean and modern and comfortable, the apartment is modest and in the basement. Fine for guests who are out and about most of the time.
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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
 
Feb 2017
1 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
1 night minimum stay
£124
for 1 night
From
£89
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Mar 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£344
for 2 nights
From
£155
 
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
£165
for 1 night
From
£130
 
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
£211
for 1 night
From
£175
 
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
£211
for 1 night
From
£175
 
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
£252
for 1 night
From
£216
 
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
£232
for 1 night
From
£196
 
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
£273
for 1 night
From
£237
 
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
£211
for 1 night
From
£175
 
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
£252
for 1 night
From
£216
 
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
£170
for 1 night
From
£134
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £35
Refundable Damage Deposit £402

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

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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