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Property Details

Updated: May 24, 2015
Spacious Penthouse Studio with 360' Panoramic Views for 1 - 2 Adults ONLY

Why climb to a roof for a view, when you can stay in a ROOFTOP PENTHOUSE STUDIO with panoramic views?•Stylish/Quiet Marina district •Picture windows and large deck with spectacular views •Spacious ~ charming ~ quiet studio retreat for 1 or 2 adults (only) •All comforts and conveniences of home •Retro charm, atop classic `30’s building •Fully equipped kitchen; full bath/tub •Queen-size bed ~ hardwood floors ~ well-lit day and night •Sound system, flat-screen TV, WIFI •Fully-equipped kitchen; private washer/dryer inside unit •Shops/Restaurants on neighborhood's Chestnut Street •Walk to Golden Gate Bridge •Enjoy bay and beach 2 blocks away, at scenic Crissy Field •Half-block to Palace of Fine Arts •Easy access to SF activities •Promenade along the bay to Fort Mason, Ghirardelli Square, The Cannery, Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39 •Linger along the waterfront to Ferry Building/Outdoor Market •Cross Golden Gate Bridge to nearby Sausalito, then further to the Wine Country

Spacious Penthouse Studio with 360' sweeping views ~ Picture windows ~ Large deck for relaxing and dining ~ Comfortably appointed ~ Fully-equipped kitchen with new appliances, including microwave and dishwasher ~ Washer/Dryer inside unit ~ Sound system, flat screen/cable TV, DSL hookup ~ Full bath with tub ~ Separate storage for luggage and bulky bags ~ Queen-sized bed ~ Hardwood floors ~ excellent lighting, day and night.

Stay within blocks of the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Crissy Field and Marina Green ~ Enjoy easy access to San Francisco's attractions, including Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, The Cannery ~ Shops and restaurants on neighborhood's Chestnut Street and nearby Union Street ~ 3 blocks to Golden Gate Bridge, for short ride to waterfront villages of Sausalito and Tiburon ... then continue to California's colorful wine country.

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  • Sleeps 2
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Magical Penthouse Hideaway + Deck = 360' Views!
Marina District San Francisco

Perfect base for San Francisco!

  • 5 of 5
Wow! What a great find this apartment was! We spent 10 nights here as our base for exploring San Francisco and didn’t want for anything during our stay. The apartment is even better than it appears in the photos and was spotlessly clean throughout. We found the fold-out bed to be very comfortable and of equal quality to a normal bed. There were many guide books to peruse as well as a handy folder of menus from local restaurants. The views from every window and the roof deck are magic even when there was fog. We were a bit taken aback by the fog horns at first but it’s now a sound that instantly brings back fond memories of our stay in San Francisco. We quickly started to feel at home in the lovely Marina neighbourhood, finding many good restaurants within 10-15 minutes walking distance. We had a 7 day Muni passport and frequently used the 30 Stockton bus. This is a very handy bus route which enables easy access to Fisherman’s Wharf, Little Italy, Chinatown on Stockton Street and Union Square. To save our feet after a long day of walking, sometimes we even caught a bus back from dinner on Chestnut Street as there is a stop just half a block away from the apartment. The Marina area is relatively flat which is a plus when compared to the steep streets found in many other parts of San Francisco. Rayne was quick to respond at all times right from our initial booking inquiry and was most pleasant to deal with.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Magical Penthouse Hideaway + Deck = 360' Views!
Marina District San Francisco
Alexandria, VA

A Special Place

  • 5 of 5
We had planned on staying in a hotel on our trip to San Francisco and had been online making the usual inquiries. These days this generates all sorts of spam relating to your destination, one of which was on vacation rentals. We hadn’t considered that option at all and started reviewing the offerings just out of curiosity. Our curiosity turned to excitement when we came to Rayne’s penthouse. We read the glowing reviews and immediately booked it for an open week in late May-early June. Well, we loved the place; it was very comfortable and convenient and it lived up to all the accolades in previous reviews. We won’t repeat those but mention an aspect that is important for us but so infrequently attained in vacation lodging in a city. In a hotel room especially, even one with something of a view, we usually feel removed, even cloistered, from the city we have come to visit and enjoy. As a consequence we tend to spend a minimum time there, and as a consequence of that, tend to have less relaxed and more driven vacations. The penthouse totally overcame this problem: you never leave the scene; it still surrounds you with great views in every direction. We never felt we had to rush out and stop wasting time sitting around a hotel room. We were there already. This made a huge difference in the pace of our activities and overall enjoyment of our week in San Francisco.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Magical Penthouse Hideaway + Deck = 360' Views!
Marina District San Francisco
Westlake Village, CA

Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5
Everything about our stay was perfect! Couldn't get over the views! The location is spectacular and the apartment was amazing. Just a short walk to Chestnut St with great dining and shopping. Rayne's hospitality was the best! Looking forward to going again in the future.
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Magical Penthouse Hideaway + Deck = 360' Views!
Marina District San Francisco

Sky-High Views

  • 5 of 5
I spent 5 weeks in SF and stayed in 3 different places, and this one was by far my favorite one!
Beautiful neighborhood, extremely conformable and clean flat and.. the view! Oh my God THE VIEW!
On Sunday I invited a few local friends for a brunch on the deck: they're all from SF and they all own amazing flat/houses. But they were all so impressed by the view that I realized how unique that was.
Not to mention the owner kindness and efficiency.
5 stars and thumb up!
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Magical Penthouse Hideaway + Deck = 360' Views!
Marina District San Francisco

Amazing Condo Rental

  • 5 of 5
For anyone looking for a nice cozy place to stay in San Francisco, this penthouse in the Marina is the place to stay. Firstly the views are amazing. You have a straight shot of the Golden Gate Bridge out of the front window. It is also a half block from the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts. The kitchen comes fully stocked and it is very easy to prepare meals just as if you were at your own home. The location is unbeatable. The Chrissy Field/Presidio/Marina Green area is a great place for a jog or walk along the bay and Chestnut Street has great restaurants and bars for nightlife. The Golden Gate Bridge is so close than you can be in Marin in about 5 minutes if you want to check out Sausalito or Muir Woods.

To sum everything up, the penthouse was extremely clean when we arrived and very spacious. We were able to prepare great meals in the kitchen, but also dined out on Chestnut street a number of times and had plentiful options out there. The location is also great for anyone who exercises as you can get a great morning run in along Chrissy Field. The views are unmatchable and the location is great for anyone looking to make day trips into Marina County.

I would highly recommend this penthouse for all ages! The neighborhood has so much to offer and you are conveniently located for day trips.
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Magical Penthouse Hideaway + Deck = 360' Views!
Marina District San Francisco

Everything we wanted: Views, Location, Cleanliness and Well-equipped Apartment

  • 5 of 5
After looking at many options in SF, we decided on this apartment for a 25th anniversary celebration in January due to the location and views. We were not disappointed in any way. We were impressed that this relatively small apartment had all the things we needed to relax while enjoying a week walking all over SF. The kitchen had everything to cook breakfasts and an occasional dinner, the bed was extremely comfortable, and the "living room" furniture was also a comfortable place to read or watch TV (the screen is small and is probably the only thing we could find any fault with). The posted photos give an accurate representation of the apartment.
We enjoyed the location for many reasons: close to the water, out of the touristy section of city, and still very close to great restaurants, coffee shops and shopping (Delarosa Italian Restaurant is a must and the Coffee Roastery is a great place for breakfast; both are on Chestnut Street).
The owner made the whole experience very smooth and arranged for an agent to be on the property to thoroughly explain everything when we got there. The owner also checked in a day or so after our arrival to ensure everything was ok.
We have stayed at many HomeAway/VRBO properties and this one is a stand-out.
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

SEVEN-NIGHT-MINIMUM! Savor the Big Sky and panoramic views in San Francisco's colorful Marina neighborhood! Enjoy the magic of San Francisco, while staying 2 blocks from its beautiful bay. By day, take in San Francisco's unequaled attractions; at night, fall asleep to the distant lull of outlying foghorns ... then awake to the clear view of the Golden Gate Bridge. You'll be surrounded by panoramic views from large picture windows, or take in the views from the rooftop deck. Stroll along the bay on Crissy Field, then continue your walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy San Francisco at its best ~ the water, bay, bridge, city sights, colorful neighborhood.

SEVEN-NIGHT MINIMUM! Other Activities: Movies, Museums, Theaters, Opera, Ballet


From $1,435 Per week

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Prime Season
Apr 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Off-Prime Season
Nov 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning $95.00

205. to 220. per night: 7-NIGHT-MINIMUM … ALWAYS!!!
7-Night-minimum ALWAYS applies + 95. Housecleaning, upon departure.

$220. Nov. 2014 - March 31, 2015 - 7-NIGHT-MINIMUM
$235. April 1 - Oct. 31, 2015 - 7-NIGHT-MINIMUM
$220. Nov. 1 - Dec, 31, 2015 $235. spanning holidays
PLEASE DO NOT inquire for fewer than 7 nights.
Year-round: 7-night-minimum; 1-2 adults only.

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Updated: May 24, 2015


Property Type

  • studio


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Ocean View


  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 620 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Tub and Shower; full-sized washer and full-sized dryer with detergent; additional vanity separate from bathroom.


  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Spacious Studio with clear view of the Golden Gate Bridge from queen-size bed!


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Wood Deck


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • This spacious studio is half-block to Palace of Fine Arts; 2 blocks to SF Bay and Crissy Field; Jog along bay to Golden Gate Bridge; Walk to neighborhood's Chestnut Street for all commercial conveniences: cafes, restaurants, banks, markets, movies, pharmacies, etc. etc. etc!

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