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Property Details

Updated: Mar 24, 2015
PRIVATE room/kitchenette/bath (Sleeps 2-3)


Come stay in our gorgeous retreat nestled into Telegraph Hill in the North Beach area of San Francisco. This cozy and chic private room/kitchenette/bath is located on a small, quiet street just steps from the energy and beat of North Beach. It is a part of a very small “compound” which includes a courtyard and the house where we live full-time. The shared courtyard is filled with lush, tropical plants. It is safe and protected.

Once you leave the compound you can walk one block up the hill to Coit Tower for fantastic views of downtown, Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, and Alcatraz. Just one block in the other direction are some of the city’s best and most famous restaurants, cafes, and shopping. If you meander a few blocks to the right you will reach Fisherman’s Wharf -- one of San Francisco’s most visited tourist areas. Just blocks in the other direction lies Chinatown and downtown. Whether you are visiting for work or play, you will be central to many activities.

Inside the private room/kitchenette/bath is a queen-sized bed, a folding single bed, and a pack ‘n play for little ones. It has a small well-stocked kitchenette, microwave, a full bath/shower, TV with cable, and WiFi. A washer and dryer are available to use. Fresh sheets, blankets, and towels are all provided.

Secure parking can be found in a number of nearby garages located within three blocks of the studio.

Keywords: Private room, private bath, private kitchen, North Beach, Telegraph Hill, Coit Tower, Downtown, San Francisco, Washington Square Park, Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, garden, cable, TV, wifi, kitchen, microwave, sheets

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  • Sleeps 3
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We have lived in San Francisco for over twenty years. As East Coasters we were originally drawn to the city for its vibrancy, artistic nature, and moderate climate. Since moving here we have lived in many parts of the city and have found each area to be unique and special in its own right. However, we especially love North Beach for it’s history, central location, and eclectic vibe.

We work in the fields of health/wellness and are committed to constantly expanding our view of the world. One way we feel we can do this is to open our studio to people visiting from other places.

We have two small friendly dogs (one of whom does bark when she's leaving for a walk -- she never barks otherwise). We are mostly on the go, but also enjoy our quiet family time.

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8 Reviews

based on 8 traveler reviews

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Just Steps from Coit Tower
North Beach San Francisco

Great location

  • 5 of 5
Ruth was great and very accommodating. Loved the location and the studio was exactly what I was looking for.
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Just Steps from Coit Tower
North Beach San Francisco

Excellent location and value

  • 5 of 5
Fantastic location. within walking distance to all major attractions. Clean and comfortable. Ruth was a great host. She responded immediately. The best bakery/ coffee shop 1block away.
  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Just Steps from Coit Tower
North Beach San Francisco

Really nice and excellent hostess

  • 4 of 5
Very nice and cosy studio. It's a little dark and one must remember it's above a garage. Therefore, you can't miss the opening and closing of the garage door.
But apart from that, Ruth has been really sweet and helpful (I had internet connexion problems at first), and the street is really quiet. I had good rest, naps, and nice evenings in the studio.
It's nicely furbished and the photos are faithful to the place.
And location is fantastic, of course.
I would recommend it to friends.
  • Submitted: May 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Just Steps from Coit Tower
North Beach San Francisco
New York

Great location, adorable studio!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent our honeymoon in this fantastic little studio, and it was a great experience. The location is perfect -- you are few blocks away from fantastic restaurants (Mama's, Ton'ys, Don Pisto's), shops, and sights. An easy walk to Chinatown, a nice (downhill for the most part) walk to the Embarcadero, and very close to tons of buses. The studio is up on a hill, so you will have to hike up those steep streets a few times, but it's only for a block or so.

You really feel like you have your own little apartment, and you can come and go as you please without interference. The apartment is comfortable if you'd like to stay in for the night, and though there isn't a microwave, there is a stove, oven, and toaster oven. And coffee maker, very important.

Overall, I highly recommend this studio for a great stay in San Francisco.
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Just Steps from Coit Tower
North Beach San Francisco

Charming Studio, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here (along with our dog) for a long weekend getaway and it was just perfect for us! It is an amazingly quiet spot in the center of the city. We could walk our dog down to Washington Square Park and then off to a cafe along Columbus for coffee and pastries each morning. We walked to Chinatown one day and up to Coit Tower, down the Filbert Steps and to the Embarcadero the next. Ruth was very helpful and gave us a great restaurant suggestion. Don't miss Osha on Union -wonderful Thai! You can catch the 45 bus just down the hill at the park and take it straight out Union. We loved our stay and look forward to returning!
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Just Steps from Coit Tower
North Beach San Francisco
Arlington, VA

Great experience!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I could not have been much happier with the arrangements here during our stay in San Francisco.

Securing the reservation with Ruth over the internet was very easy. Checking in upon our arrival was extremely convenient - we were able to pick up our key from a lockbox in front of the property and did not need to set up an in-person meeting at a certain time.

Location is a major plus. Within about 2 miles walking distance of a very high number of notable sites/restaurants and several great neighborhoods. Telegraph Hill is also a very unique area geographically and this adds to the charm. Unlike almost any areas I can think of in other U.S. cities.

There is some street parking available and garages nearby if you have a rental car, however due to the central location a car is not necessary if you are going to be staying inside the city.

Overall we had a great time and thought the place was a good deal. We would stay again!
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


From the Owner

We purchased our home because it is where we wanted to live. When we found this property we knew right away that it would be an attractive rental for travelers form all parts of the world.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Francisco International Airport at 15 Miles Nearest Barpub : Original Joe's, Park Tavern, Tony Nik's at 100 Metres Nearest Ferry : Pier 39 at 0.5 Miles Nearest Train : Cal Train at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : 101/280 at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : North Beach Pizza at 75 Metres Nearest Beach : Crissy Field at 3 Miles Car: not necessary

Being in the heart of North Beach we are walking distance to many activities including: restaurants (Mama's, Original Joe's, Park Tavern, Tony's Pizza, Don Pistos, The Square and more), as well as bakeries, bars, City Lights Book Store, bike rental outlets, live music venues, parks, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, trolley cars, Pier 39, the Filbert Steps etc.


From $175 Per night

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Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $250
  • cleaning $75
  • Tax Rate 14.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Mar 24, 2015


From the Owner

The thing we enjoy about this property – besides its great charm -- is the central location to many interesting activities. In the mornings we like to walk down to the Italian/French bakery and buy fresh croissants, biscotti, and bread. Then we hike one block up to Coit Tower and watch the ships come in as we have our treat. On Saturdays we love to walk down the Filbert Steps to the Farmer’s Market at the Ferry Building. Where you can find some of the best local organic foods available. It’s also great for people watching. Many evenings we walk down Grant Ave to local restaurants – there is a fantastic range from super-cheap to high end. The boutiques on Grant Ave offer unique gifts and the clothing stores are excellent for men, women, and children. Our favorite makes exceptional custom shoes and coats. Another daily activity is taking our small dogs to Washington Square Park just two blocks down the hill. At the park we watch groups of folks doing tai chi, dance, and martial arts. Sometimes there is a saxophone player making the most incredible music. In addition to the many activities within steps of our home, we find ourselves leaving the car at home while we walk or take short bus rides to downtown, Chinatown, and the Marina.

Property Type

  • studio


  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 550 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1
  • Very simple with tub, shower over tub, sink, toilet, and separate heater. A blow dryer and soaps/shampoos are provided


  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • Queen-size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), fold-out twin bed (1)


  • Deck / Patio ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • This is a charming studio located on a quiet street in North Beach/Telegraph Hill. There is some street noise on trash pick up days and street cleaning days. Otherwise the street is very quiet and you will feel like you are worlds away from the bustling city.

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