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

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Overview

Property

Updated: 25-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

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 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.

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 folding bed set up, and you may want to put it aside 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.

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.

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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

David
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
25 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 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.

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.

61 Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(61 traveller reviews)

Thornton, Colorado
5

Great location, clean and well equipped, very responsive owner

  • 5 of 5

As I said, North Beach location is great. Embarcadero, financial district, downtown, Chinatown are within walking distance. Many Italian restaurants, cafes and bakeries are all around. Admittedly the walking is quite hilly but well worth it. The apt is cozy and comfortable. The owner's guide to both the apartment and the neighborhood is comprehensive and extremely helpful

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great property, Great location!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this property for 8 days and had a great trip and experience in San Francisco. We have 2 boys (10 and 12) that slept on the pull out couch and cot. The arrangement worked out fine and everyone was comfortable. To save space, we only pulled the couch out at night, but ended up keeping the cot set up all week which gave the boys some extra space to relax during the day! The apartment was very clean and neat, and the interior was very updated. Unfortunately, there is construction being done to the side of the building and we were woke up every morning with workers on scaffolding basically right outside the window. If the window didn't have the shades, they would have been staring at us in the bedroom. They were quite loud so there was no sleeping in, except on the weekend when they were not working. You may want to inquire as to when this work will be completed. The location was superb. We walked everywhere! To Coit Tower, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square and to all the great restaurants in the area. Also, the hill leading to the unit is very steep but my boys loved it! The only other issue was the bathroom. It is extremely small and has barely any space to place your items. It got very crowded with the 4 of us. However, overall I would recommend this unit with its great location in a quiet area and so close to everything!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christine, thank you for the feedback. I'm so sorry the building works disturbed you;. The repairs are now complete and the scaffolding has been removed.--David
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4

Great getaway!

  • 4 of 5

My friend and I had 4 beautiful days in David's condo in North Beach! So conveniently located to charming neighborhoods, unique shops and great food! We were all over town so easily with the Red Bus tour and great Uber drivers. Great floor plan for 2 people, all necessities furnished and Nature Shop just around the corner for groceries. The bathroom is quite small so plan to uee a hanging bag for toiletries, and the shower is great! Sofa bed mattress needs to be replaced though. Must check out the view from the rooftop, so special!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Goodyear
5

Great location and apartment!!!

  • 5 of 5

Sometimes less is more, and so it goes with this apartment and my review! I needed to travel to SanFran for the RSA Security Conference, but wanted to bring my family along to keep me company. Rather than go the hotel route, chose to try to find a VBRO place. This apartment was perfect. Located a nice 20 minute walk to Moscone, but your legs better be in good shape, oh them SanFran hills! The apartment was everything as advertised, clean with modern decor and appliances. Great pre-rental communication and local assistance for anything we needed like extra towels etc. All in all, just a great place to stay to sleep family of 4. I highly recommend this unit and the owners and staff that make it available!

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

Peaceful North Beach

  • 5 of 5

Being just outside the hustle of the city makes for easy sleeping at night while giving quick access to downtown and firshermans warf destinations. I stayed at Davids place for a business trip while my co-workers stayed in a loud dirty sleepless overpriced near union square hotel. Using the BART from the airport and less than a mile walk (though rideshares are available) to the apartment made for a great car-free work trip. I absolutely would stay Davids clean apartment again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

North Beach Appartment

  • 4 of 5

Had a great stay at this cozy apartment with a fantastic view from the roof! It was conveniently located for all our needs on our visit to San Francisco. Parking was a little tricky but expected in the city...would recommend booking the owners spot in the initial inquiry if you have a car- we did get a good work out climbing San Francisco's famous hills. Close to food and attractions - The owner did a great job describing the area and amenities in the apartment book.

The apartment itself was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed for the four of us. We would definitely stay here again- such a great city and area we really loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: 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

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mar 16-31 2017
16 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
£164
for 1 night
From
£120
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
 
Apr 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£236
for 1 night
From
£192
 
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
£280
for 1 night
From
£236
 
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
£280
for 1 night
From
£236
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
 
Jul 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
£266
for 1 night
From
£222
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
 
Aug 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
£354
for 1 night
From
£310
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
 
Sept 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£354
for 1 night
From
£310
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
 
Oct 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
£310
for 1 night
From
£266
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
 
Nov 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
£324
for 1 night
From
£280
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
 
Dec 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£162
for 1 night
From
£118
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £400
Cleaning £44

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 ...
  • 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
  • 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 the foldup bed installed (see photographs), so during the day, expect to put it out of the way.

Outside

  • Balcony

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

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