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Attractive 1-Bedroom, North Beach/Telegraph Hill, Sleeps 1-5

Overview

Property

Updated: 30-Nov-2016
FANTASTIC LOCATION, REASONABLE PRICES ...

This is a bright and comfortable one-bedroom apartment, in a fantastic North Beach/Telegraph Hill location. It sleeps up to five people, with bedroom, kitchen, dining/living area, bathroom, wifi Internet, and optional parking.

MINIMUM STAY USUALLY THREE NIGHTS ...

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

MORE ON LOCATION...

The apartment 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.

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 APARTMENT...

Two people normally share the queen sized bed (60'× 80', or 152cm×203cm). The bed has an electric blanket to keep you toasty warm on colder nights. There's plenty of cupboard and drawer space for all your clothes. There's a 40" flat screen TV with cable. Free wifi (up to 20Mbit/sec down, 3Mbit/sec up) keeps you in contact with the outside world.

Temptation is one of those things that's hard to resist ... if you can resist the restaurants of North Beach and opt to do the cooking yourself, you'll like the kitchen. It is fully equipped, with top of the line stainless steel appliances and gourmet cookware. There is a four ring gas stove, convection oven, refrigerator/freezer, coffee maker and toaster.

The plates, silverware, and glassware are all good quality, too. The dining table expands for larger groups. The bathroom has a sink, a shower, and a tub to luxuriate in if you feel like a good long soak.

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.

Two guests are included in the price. Up to three additional guests can be accommodated on a comfortable double size sofabed (54' x 75', or 137cm × 191cm) and a comfortable single folding bed. The photos illustrate typical layouts.

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 bathroom is accessed through the master bedroom, so expect some level of informality in this regard. The longer you stay, the larger your group, and the more you value privacy, the more likely this is to be bothersome.

It's very important to keep noise to reasonable levels. This is a Great Earthquake-era building, so walls are wooden and comparatively light. Neighbors will be disturbed if you make a lot of noise or have a party, and both are forbidden.

As we note above and the photos illustrate, expect it to be a bit crowded if you have the air bed set up, and you may want to put it aside or deflate it during the day to make space.

Less mobile people should be aware that there are seven steps from the street up to the apartment door, the flat is on a steep hill, and many of the local streets are steep hills.

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

There is no access to the roof.

We provide the flat in good order, with clean linen and towels, and basic supplies including two toilet rolls and some soap and shampoo. Unlike a hotel, we don't change linen and towels or replenish supplies or during your stay.

Street parking during the day is usually limited to two hours. Overnight street parking can be hard to find. There are various local parking lots. In the case of rental cars, it can be better to simply rent them when needed, or park them in our parking spot.

You can usually drop off luggage earlier than 3pm, provided the cleaner is there. Sometimes you can also have an early checkin or a late checkout. We can only confirm this a day or two before, depending on when other guests arrive or depart. A fee applies.

IN SHORT ...

A bright and comfortable one-bedroom apartment, in a fantastic North Beach/Telegraph Hill location.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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 but alas their defining characteristics didn't rub off. 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 poorly-governed country). And Jason, Angelica, and Magally, who help with meeting guests and cleaning. And Sean and Steve and Rex, who help with maintenance.

Next project is to write essays on how technology affects humanity.

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47 Reviews

4.7
based on 47 holidaymaker reviews

5

Very smooth transaction, best location, excellent

  • 5 of 5

I've lived in S.F. and when I go back to visit North Beach Is the place I like to stay. David's apartment has got to be one of the most convenient spots you could possibly find in North Beach. Very comfortable, clean with everything you need for great stay. Thanks David 🤗

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're welcome! I hope you come again.
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4

Beautifully kept apartment

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at David's apartment. Everything was clean and well kept, there was plenty of space, everything we needed was there. The bed and duvet was divine.

We did however think we could use the washing machine and dryer on the premises but the new guest manual says we could not so that was a small inconvenience as we would've liked to do some washing at the end of our stay.

The guest manual was very informative and detailed though it did not provide the PIN to unlock parental controls on Amazon so we were unable to watch amazon programs - only Netflix. This was not an issue apart from the fact that amazon programs came up as options but whenever we tried to view one it wouldn't let us (just meant we wasted time looking through them trying to select something to watch!)

The property is on a very steep street. I think it's probably one of the steepest in San Fran! We were traveling with a baby (and pram) and pushing the pram up the hills was interesting!! Not impossible (well not for my husband but I would've struggled!) and certainly good exercise!! Something to consider for those who have a baby in tow. It was a great central location though and we walked easily to Fishermans wharf, union square and other downtown locations. We started to avoid using the pram and used our baby carrier instead! It was very very close to the restaurants of North beach (little Italy) and Chinatown.

Another small gripe - the info said the bed had an electric blanket but it did not. It was not too cold when we stayed but I'm a cold sleeper so still would've appreciated it!

Thanks David for having us. We enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy and GREAT location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was just as advertised, and the central SF location could not have been better. Don't miss out on all the great restaurants within a few blocks (we went to Park Tavern for their weekend brunch TWICE!) and Hole in the Wall Coffee right around the corner. We would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

North Beach/Telegraph Hill Gem!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this perfectly appointed apartment was just what we needed while in town for business. We were within walking distance to restaurants, night life and shopping as needed. The neighborhood is vibrant and the property managers were very helpful. We will definitely be back if we find ourselves traveling to San Francisco again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying and glad all went well. Yes, the location is lovely!
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5

Excellent Location!!

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with David's apartment! It is within walking distance of Fisherman's Wharf, trolleys, and bus routes. We were also very impressed with all the information David provided before we arrived in San Francisco. This made it easy for us to use the BART train from the airport, which is quick and inexpensive. Angelica was at the apartment when we arrived, and she was very helpful! There are TONS of restaurants around the apartment, and again, we appreciated David's recommendations. We were disappointed to find out the Fog Hill Market has permanently closed, but there were other convenience stores close by. The apartment itself was very clean and quiet. We would definitely stay here again!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Regina. We are sad, too, that the adjacent corner store has closed. It had been there for many years. Hanna, the owner, was an industrious, hard-working Lebanese immigrant, who had served the neighborhood well with charm and compassion. He was a reassuring part of locals' lives. And now that he has gone, our lives are in the same measure diminished.
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5

Safe & Central Location to Take in the Sights of San Fran!

  • 5 of 5

Location: Fantastic central location within walking distance to Union Square, the Ferry Building, Coit Tower, lots of restaurants (you may want to invest in a taxi/Uber to get back to the suite, which requires going up, up, up the famous hills of San Francisco! On average, we paid $5-7/Uber ride). Located in a safe & relatively quiet neighborhood (keep in mind that you're still in a major city so there's going to be some traffic noise but we were surprised how quiet it was).

Communication: We were provided with a VERY comprehensive guide prior to arriving to the suite, complete with detailed directions (including pictures for us "visual learners") and recommendations for transportation/parking/restaurants. In addition to being helpful and informative, it was a very entertaining read! I appreciate the time David put into writing & compiling this guide. Due to a previously scheduled appointment, the management company had to go into the suite during our rental period to install a bookshelf. We were notified well in advance and appreciated the heads up.

Suite: The suite was very clean & had everything we needed for our short stay in San Francisco. The guide mentioned there was an electric blanket on the bed which would have been nice as we found the foggy evenings were chilly but I expect the electric blanket may have been removed during the summer (we stayed the end of September and apparently had just missed a stretch of hot weather). The first morning we couldn't figure out why the shower curtain was so short but before we had a chance to mention it, the shower curtain rod was fixed when management came in to install the bookshelf so it was a non-issue the next day.

Our only complaint was that we didn't get to stay longer! We will definitely stay at this suite again if/when we find ourselves in San Francisco! Way better than the over priced hotels. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • 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

Nearest Airport : San Francisco / SFO at 15 Miles Car: not necessary

Availability

Rental rates

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Dec
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
£142
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£99
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
£290
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£246
 
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Feb 2017
1 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
1 night minimum stay
£261
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£218
 
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Mar 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
£270
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£227
 
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Apr 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£254
for 1 night
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£211
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
 
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
£254
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£211
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
 
Jun 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£300
for 1 night
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£257
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £393
Cleaning £43

Check In: from 3 PM
Check Out: by 11 AM
Initial payment:
* 25% of total lodging [GR1 or GRA: and parking] fees if booking made >14 days before arrival; otherwise 100%
* Plus full security deposit if booking not made >14 days before arrival
* Must be made within 24 hours of initial booking. Reservations not made within 24 hours of initial booking will be cancelled.
Second payment (if booking made >14 days of arrival):
* 75% of total lodging and parking fees, plus 100% of security deposit
* If second payment not made prior to 14 days before arrival, it will be assumed that guest wishes to cancel and 1) the reservation will be cancelled and 2) any lodging and parking fees in excess of 25% of the total lodging and parking fees will be refunded
Cancellation fees. Notification received:
* >14 days before arrival: 70% refund of total lodging and parking fees, except fees levied by HomeAway network and any financial services intermediaries
* 8-14 days before arrival: 50% refund of total lodging and parking fees, except fees levied by HomeAway network and any financial services intermediaries
* 0-7 days before arrival: 0% refund of total lodging and parking fees, except fees levied by HomeAway network and any financial services intermediaries
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 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 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 ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • city centre
  • 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

  • 450 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a sink, a shower, and a tub to luxuriate in if you feel like a good long soak. Plus stylish taps that some of our guests like to play with. The bathroom is accessed through the master bedroom, so expect some level of informality if you have a larger group.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Two people normally share the queen sized bed (60'× 80', or 152cm×203cm). The bed has an electric blanket to keep you toasty warm on colder nights. There's plenty of cupboard and drawer space for all your clothes. The living room has a sofabed which converts to a comfortable double bed. It quickly gets very crowded if you have an air bed installed (see photographs), so during the day, expect to put the air bed out of the way.

Outside

  • Balcony

Meals

  • Self-catering

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

 
Portable wifi hotspot