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Luxurious San Francisco apartment with stunning views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine


About the property

2 Bedrooms; 1 bathroom; sleeps 6, city centre

Enjoy your San Francisco vacation from a 1940s vintage building located in Buena Vista Heights. This vacation home includes two separately rented beautiful full floor two bedroom apartments, each with spectacular panoramic views! Both flats have hardwood floors, a fireplace, a deck, a separate dining room, and a complete kitchen. For your enjoyment, we also provide high speed wireless internet access, and satellite television with DVR, making this truly a home away from home.

The top floor, CBV#3, features breathtaking San Francisco views from every room. Elegantly furnished, its warm airy environment is uplifting and inspirational. CBV #1 is equally attractive with spacious bedrooms and an arched living and dining room. This unit also has lovely, expansive views.

This vacation rental is in a quiet, residential neighbourhood in the geographical centre of San Francisco. The small winding streets and two nearby parks provide wonderful surprises for those who wish explore by foot. The rental has three separate neighborhood shopping streets within a mile. There is ample parking on the block, and easy access to public transportation allowing you to travel to other parts of the city.

More Details
Registration Number : APPLICATION PENDING

Sandy Farrow
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 April, 2018

About Sandy Farrow

I love San Francisco and sharing my wonderful home with guests visiting our amazing city. Although I grew up in the Midwest, I have spent my adult life living in northern California. I was a teacher in San Francisco for many years. I enjoy travelling the world and love to meet others from all cultures and countries.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Sandy, Great apartment, great city! We had a lovely time here...amazing views and perfect location, close to everything but quiet and peaceful for recuperating after walking up and down those hills!

You are the perfect host...invisible yet available. We will recommend this apartment to anyone coming to San Francisco.
Jun 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in The Castro in San Francisco

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • There is a $100 cancellation fee for all cancellations.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • In addition to the two beds there is also a portable futon which will sleep two additional persons in CBV#3; a portable futon and a futon couch in CBV#1
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Parking is available on my block with no restrictions.


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Luxurious San Francisco apartment with stunning views
average rating of 4.5405407 based on 46 reviews
The Woodlands, Texas

Beautiful view - excellent location

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in the upstairs apartment (2 adults, 4 children) and had a great time. The views are absolutely gorgeous and it's an easy walk to Castro, Haight. The dining room was spacious enough for all six of us. Sandra was an amazing hostess. We booked at the last minute, literally from the plane, and she was very patient and accommodating. We had a minor issue the first night and she resolved it quickly and was very responsive. Two of my children slept in the second bedroom and the other two slept in the living room on the couch and futon mattress and everyone was comfortable. My girls loved opening the windows and feeling the fresh air breeze through the apartment - that is a treat we don't get to experience in humid Houston. We loved this home and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spaciousness in the City

  • 4 of 5

My family of 4 stayed here for a few nights and it worked perfectly for us. The unit (#3) was much larger than I expected - especially considering it's San Francisco. The kitchen was stocked with enough items to get us by. Parking wasn't always guaranteed, but we had no problems finding a spot close by. The neighborhood is quiet and only a 5-10 minute walk to The Castro. My husband found two gyms close by as well. The view from the master bedroom was stunning and even the kitchen had a great view. Great place to stay if you want to be in the city without the noise and traffic of the city.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hard to Leave This Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

Better than described. The property is wonderful and in a great location. When we arrived we were greeted by a spotlessly clean and spacious home. An abundance of windows and sky-lights surrounding us in natural light. the 360 degree view drew gasps and left us speechless. The night view eased us to sleep as the speckle of street lights from the quiet hillside neighborhood felt like sleeping among the stars. Street parking was unrestricted and we never had a problem finding a spot nearby. Our host Sandy was a quick email or phone call away. This was one of the best stays I have ever had and will always lead my search by contacting this host on my next Bay Area Visit.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment in Corona Heights

  • 4 of 5

I rented this property for three colleagues from the UK who were in San Francisco for four days of meetings. The apartment was ideal for their requirements -- a low-key, quiet place (with fabulous views). Very comfortable and homey. If you are looking for a modern, fully remodeled apartment, look elsewhere; this property has a lived-in feel and in this respect it's very welcoming and offered a great way to experience San Francisco. Interesting neighborhood. Quiet street. Easy and beautiful walking down the hill to the Castro and Mission in one direction, to Cole Valley, the Haight and the Golden Gate Park in the other. I look forward to renting again and will recommend it to friends and others coming in from out-of-town.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet retreat with terrific view

  • 5 of 5

We visit SF occasionally to visit our family and have stayed in various rental properties around the Buena Vista area. This last visit we stayed at Sandy's third floor unit. It is in a quiet neighborhood steps away from puplic transportation. The apartment is spacious, clean and well furnished. The beds were comfortable, the towels thick and the kitchen adequately stocked with essentials. We slept well and had lots of room to entertain our grandson. The unit sits high on a hillside and has a wonderful deck in the back with stunning views of Sutro tower, Twin Peaks, Mission district and the Bay. On our future visits to SF we hope to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Gorgeous Comfy home with STUNNING view

  • 5 of 5

Wow!! We had such a wonderful time staying at this stunning home. Super comfy living room, well equipped kitchen, charming accents and decor detail, very comfortable beds with plenty of closet storage and room to stretch out. Our 7 and 10 year old enjoyed all the space, the many tv channels, and dining at home instead of every meal out. Our husband and I went completely "ga ga" over the view- holy moly!! Best view I have ever experienced in San Francisco, with a beautiful balcony equipped with a table and chairs for our happy our wine, cheese and crackers. I can't express enough how much we adored the view. The location was far enough away from the hectic part of the city, but still just a breeze down the hill to get back to the action. I highly recommend for a family, or a couple that wants to relax, stretch out and enjoy a view that is an unbeatable. Sandy was super responsive with booking questions, and followed up upon arrival to make sure all was well. Do yourself a favor and book with Sandy for this great home next time you are in SF!! Thanks Sandy, we will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Kilometres
San Francisco International
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Cal Train
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Highway 101
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Ocean Beach
Car: not necessary

At Casa Buena Vista you are right in the heart of world famous San Francisco. Walk out the door and in a few minutes you can be at countless restaurants or quaint shopping streets. The subway will whisk you downtown in 10 minutes, and the nearby streetcar will provide a leisurely ride to the famous Embarcadero, Pier 39, and Fisherman's Wharf.

If you want to travel outside the City by car, the direct highway arteries are close and convenient. Sausalito, Napa Valley, Santa Cruz, and Monterey are all viable day trips.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in The Castro, The Bay Area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Jun 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £67.86
Pet Fee £214.29
Tax Rate 14.0%

Rental rates apply to four persons. Additional $25 per person per night charge to maximum of six. $95 cleaning fee per stay. Ask about late booking specials.Deposit required for pets.

Payment can be made by bank transfer of funds; credit card through Paypal; personal check in US dollars....no money orders. 50% is due upon booking with the balance due 30 days before arrival. Guest pays 50% of paypal fees, 1.5%-2.0%.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.