Remodeled Gem in the Heart of the Castro

Remodeled Gem in the Heart of the Castro


Property Details

Updated: Sep 14, 2014
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3

This newly remodeled vacation rental is in a fabulous location in the heart of the Castro district of San Francisco. With high end furnishings, linens and amenities, this charming and cozy flat has new hardwood floors, updated bathroom and granite countertop and stainless steel appliances. Yes still retains some of it's original Victorian era details such as built in cabinets.

Walk to the best the Castro or Mission District has to offer Just a 5 min walk to Castro St, Dolores Park, or public transportation to much of SF's sightseeing. Many trendy, fantastic restaurants, bars and shops in the neighborhood. Being nestled on top of a hill makes for great city views from either end of the street. The house's entrance is landscaped with jasmine and flowers and there is easy street parking in front of the house, which is an anomaly in San Francisco.

You get all modern conveniences while retaining typical San Francisco Victorian charm.

Sleeps 2 adults in Queen bed and has a reading chair plus a desk in the bedroom. (A portacrib available upon request). The living room has a loveseat and ottoman and is equipped with high def flat panel TV with premium cable and HBO, wireless and dsl broadband internet. Kitchen is equipped with cooking items as well as coffee maker, toaster, and microwave and modern amenities including high end linens/towels, bathrobes, etc.

Perfect for business travelers, couples with or without small children, short-term corporate housing, and vacationers.

Visitors looking for traditional San Francisco charm as well as a desire for privacy should look no further.

- Living room with comfortable modern furnishings

- Jr. Bedroom with queen sized bed

- Kitchen finished in granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, gas range, microwave, fridge and eat in area

- Large walk in closet for your suitcases and clothes

- Brand new Hardwood floors in living room and bedroom and central heat

- Shared side garden with bench

- Fully stocked with high end kitchen items and linens

- Vacation or corporate rental ready

- Quiet (urban) neighborhood with easy access to restaurants and nightlife

- Easy street parking

- On-site laundry pick up available for fee and access to washer and dryer can be arranged for longer stays

- No toxic cleaning products used

- Pet friendly

- 32' Flat panel HD LCD TV with HBO and premium cable

- iPhone/iPod docking clock radio

- Public transportation or a short taxi ride to tourist locations including Haight/Asbury, Pier 39, Fisherman?s Wharf, Golden Gate Park, Giants Baseball Stadium, Downtown Theater District and Union Square

Please contact us for additional information about this wonderful San Francisco getaway, and any other questions you may have about the neighborhood or house.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Amy & Jeff, San Francisco dwellers for the last 15 years, love to explore the city with their young children and chocolate lab. The property is maintained to a very high standard. They are happy to offer advice on all SF has to offer and hope you enjoy your stay.

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Remodeled Gem in the Heart of the Castro
+1 4156994081
Castro District San Francisco

Wonderful stay in an amazing neighborhood

  • 5 of 5
Perched on a hill in an amazing neighborhood. We had a lovely stay in this very clean, well-appointed apartment. Great amenities including cozy bedding and towels, kitchen with ample supplies and even an ipad for guests' use! Responsive managers/great customer service. The neighborhood is super central to shops, great restaurants and nightlife. Also extremely convenient for using public transit (including BART to get across the Bay). Bring your walking shoes to get up the hills in SF...the spectacular views make it well worth every step. Thanks for the great stay!
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Remodeled Gem in the Heart of the Castro
+1 4156994081
Castro District San Francisco

Wonderful Place to stay - Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5
This location is wonderful and a very cool place to stay. There is enough space for two people. Amy and Jeff are great hosts. At our arrival the apartment was very clean and looked good - exactly like the pictures. There is a very well equipped kitchen and comfortable bathroom. The location is perfect to visit SFO and the park nearby is one of SFO best.
Thanks Amy and Jeff for hosting us!!
And sorry for our delayed voting!
Best regards
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Remodeled Gem in the Heart of the Castro
+1 4156994081
Castro District San Francisco


  • 5 of 5
Dealing with Amy and Jeff was fantastic. The space was well laid out and the book of recommendations was a wonderful touch. Very easy to come and go at our leisure, and substantial views right out the front door. Would definitely stay here again!
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Remodeled Gem in the Heart of the Castro
+1 4156994081
Castro District San Francisco

What a nice street & apartment

What a nice street & apartment
  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed staying here very much. The unit was just right for two people. By taking BART from the airport and transferring to MUNI we got off at the top of Dolores Park and walked two blocks up the hill to get there. When we rented a car there was plenty of street parking nearby.

The apartment was clean and had everything you need for a quick meal. The mission restaurants are also close by. The wi-fi was awesome at over 100 mb/s which was a real treat. We never spoke to the owners the four days we were there but could easily get in touch if necessary. I emailed a parking question and got a quick response.

Being at the top of Dolores Heights you just walk down one side to get to the Castro and Noe Valley or the other side to get to the Mission. A very interesting part of the city to explore away from the regular attractions but 5 minutes away by MUNI to the city if you want. Apartments are a good alternative to a hotel room.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Remodeled Gem in the Heart of the Castro
+1 4156994081
Castro District San Francisco
London, United Kingdom

Best Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5
This was the best vacation rental we have ever stayed in for many reasons; starting off with location, cleanliness, layout, amenities, and finishing off with professional and courteous customer service. FIVE STAR on all of the above.

The location, sublime.
The views of San Francisco from the street as you pull in for the very first time were incredible, talk about first impressions! The apartment is conveniently located on top of a hill on a quite residential street, but just down the hill easy public transport to any where in the city your heart desires. Centrally located you have several great neighborhoods within walking distance like the Mission and Castro Dolores Park is just one block away, with gorgeous views of the city and a brand new well equipped playground from sand pit to an instrumental section with drums and wind-shims. Our daughter loved it.

There are many great restaurants near by, the owners recommended a pizza place down the hill called Delphina, which was amazing. But wait don't forget dessert! Across the street, the Bi-Rite Creamery is the best ice cream shop ever, try the salted caramel. The Mission was the best deal if you are on a budget, seriously authentic mexican burritos abound.

Design and Layout, impeccable.
The house which is comprised of two studio apartments and one large house in the back, where the owners live, is very well maintained and seems to have been recently renovated. The place was spotlessly clean, kitchen well appointed, the decor modern with neutral high end furnishings. The space was well laid out, with attention to all the small details. There was even an ipad connected to the tv with OnDemand shows for free! We stayed in the downstairs apartment, and although there were three people staying in the upstairs apartment, we slept soundly through the night.

Already booked our next visit.
I would definitely stay there again, in fact, we have already booked the apartment for our upcoming trip to San Francisco this December.
Big thank you to the owners, your hospitality is unmatched.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Remodeled Gem in the Heart of the Castro
+1 4156994081
Castro District San Francisco
Maarssen/ The Netherlands

Cosy place in good neighberhood

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed our stay in the apartment. It's cosy, fresh en well equiped. The best thing is the neighberhood, with a great park. Our daughter loved the playground, it's the best we have ever seen! The location is perfect, half hour drive from the airport and downtown.
  • Submitted: May 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing


From the Owner

Location! Many people consider this flat to be on one of the best blocks in the city. Quiet, tree-lined street with gorgeous homes, yet only 3 blocks from the heart of the Castro or a few minutes walk to the best of the hipster Mission district and the fantastic Dolores Park. Up on a hill, the street has gorgeous SF views of downtown and the Bay Bridge.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : SFO at 13 Miles Nearest Ferry : Ferry Building at 4 Miles Nearest Train : J Church MUNI train - 2 blocks away at 0.03 Miles Nearest Motorway : 101 Fwy at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : Crissy Field at 4 Miles Nearest Barpub : Many bars 5 to 8 blocks away at 0.02 Miles Nearest Ski : Lake Tahoe at 205 Miles Nearest Golf : Presidio Golf Course at 4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Many restaurants 5 to 8 blocks away at 0.02 Miles Car: not necessary

SF Airport is 20 minutes by taxi or 25+ min by BART train; This apartment has access to the great sights, restaurants, and bars SF has to offer yet has a neighborhood feel. Easy car access to 101 or 280 fwys; Public transportation is a short walk away.

Other Activities: Health/Beauty Spa, Rock Climbing, Basketball Court, Shopping, Parks, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars, Nightlife

Golf: Many golf resorts within driving distance.

Ski: Lake Tahoe is a 4 hour drive.


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Updated: Sep 14, 2014

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2014
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
1 night minimum stay
Fall 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 18 2014
1 night minimum stay
2014 Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2014 - Nov 22 2014
1 night minimum stay
2014 End of Year
Nov 23 2014 - Dec 18 2014
1 night minimum stay
2014 Holidays
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 1 2015
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $0.01
  • Cleaning $65

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


From the Owner

Access to the great sights, restaurants, and bars SF has to offer yet has a neighborhood feel. Easy car access to 101 or 280 fwys; Public transportation is a short walk away.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Computer Available ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Parking On Street
  • Living Area
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...


  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove


  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible


  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • live theater
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • coin laundry
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • festivals
  • nude beach

Leisure Activities

  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • bowling center
  • scenic drives
  • naturism

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • wind-surfing
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • golf

Floor Area

  • 400 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet, shower
  • Newly remodeled


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, 1 baby crib
  • Crib: portacrib/pack n play available Sleeps 2 adults and a small child


  • Patio
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 2 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • San Francisco is a unique city that has gentle weather year-round. There never is a need for air conditioning! Linens Provided: High end sheets and towels. Easy street parking in front of house. Premium cable including HBO; 32 inch LCD flat panel on wall. Marble countertops, stainless steel appliances. Side garden with bench. Laundry service available on request for extra charge.
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