A San Francisco Beauty

A San Francisco Beauty


Property Details

Updated: Oct 22, 2014
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Spacious And Comfortable Upper Flat now includes Parking

This large, elegant apartment on the top floor of an 100 year old house has an open floor plan, is sunny and light and will ensure a pleasurable vacation. Parking for a compact or medium size car is now included. The apartment was recently remodeled and includes high end appliances, and top furnishings. The apartment is centrally located, close to public transit, the Presidio National Park, Golden Gate Park, shopping, dining, many museums, beaches, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

This apartment was recently featured on a television show called Sweet Retreats. To view the episode click on the link below:


Nearby Attractions:

Coastal Trail

Ocean Beach

China Beach

Baker Beach

Sutro Park & Sutro Bath Ruins

The Cliff House

Legion of Honor Museum

Golden Gate Park

California Academy of Sciences

De Young Museum

Japanese Tea Garden

Beach Chalet and Park Chalet

Buffalo Paddock

Windmills and the Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden

Lincoln Park Golf Course

The Golden Gate Bridge

The Presidio

San Francisco Zoo

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

We have lived in San Francisco since 1983 and love its diversity and excitement. I am a local attorney with my own firm. My wife Malu and I love raising our 2 children here in this wonderful city. Malu has a degree in hotel management from one of the top schools in Switzerland, and previously managed 5 star hotels. We live across the street from this vacation property. We are offering it at VRBO for the first time.

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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, Tagalog


A San Francisco Beauty
Richmond District San Francisco
Hong Kong

Amazing place - Extremely helpful owners

  • 5 of 5
This place was a great location for our wedding stay in SF. The owners were incredibly helpful with every detail required and the parking was much appreciated. The location is so convenient for coffee/lunch/dinner in the area. Just a walk up the street. Head the other direction to get to the park and Golden Gate bridge. Love this place.
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
A San Francisco Beauty
Richmond District San Francisco
Thalwil,Zürich, Switzerland


  • 5 of 5
Liebe Malu Lieber Phil
Die Wohnung war einfach der Hammer. Wir werden sie allen unseren Freunden empfehlen. Ruhiges Quartier, nahe Golden Gate, top modern, sehr heimelig, sehr sauber und einige Blocks weiter fährt ein Bus in Downtown. Wir hatten einfach alles und fühlten uns sofort wie zu Hause. Ist einfach alles vorhanden Kaffee, Tees, Gewürze, Waschmittel, Duschmittel, Seife, usw....Auch alle Geräte sind in einem Top Zustand. Vielen vielen Dank.
Ich hoffe wir kommen bald wieder.
Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz Brigitte Strebel
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank Brigitte und Co., Ich bin sehr froh, dass Ihr in die Wohnung so wohl gefühlt habt. Ich werde mich freuen Ihr wieder in San Francisco begrüßen zu dürfen. Tschüss.
A San Francisco Beauty
Richmond District San Francisco
Hong kong

A Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5
A quality apartment with luxurious fittings. The host has thought of everything to make their guests feel right at home. So close to food and the park. Our stay was so enjoyable and we absolutely felt the true hospitality of San Francisco!
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
A San Francisco Beauty
Richmond District San Francisco

Fantastic stay in a terrific apartment.

  • 5 of 5
Fantastic stay in a beautiful apartment. Spotlessly clean with lovely period features, and very well appointed, with all furnishings, electrical goods, etc in perfect condition.
We are a family of 5, kids aged 18, 16, and 13, and this apartment was perfect for us. Comfortably accommodated us all. Location was perfect for strolling to Golden Gate Park, the Bridge and beaches, and the Presidio. Muni Bus Stops are only half a block away, and the Number 1 Bus stops every few minutes to takes you to the Embarcadero and City Centre in 25 minutes or so.
Malu, the owner, was a pleasure to deal with, very prompt and courteous in replying to our questions.
Malu - Many thanks for the lovely bottle of wine and locally sourced cookies on arrival. We'd stay again in a heartbeat.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
A San Francisco Beauty
Richmond District San Francisco
Where do you live?

Wonderful Apartment!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay in this beautifully appointed, thoughtfully equipped apartment. Furnishings are both lovely and very comfortable. The neighborhood is quiet and safe. The parking pass made our life easy with no worrying about moving car every day. We would love to return sometime! Thank you, Malu!
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
A San Francisco Beauty
Richmond District San Francisco

Nice house but far from City and lacking ammenities and not child friendly

  • 2 of 5
The property is very nice but too very far from the heart of the city. The apartment was not stocked with basics; toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, no extra blankets or pillows. Also, not a kid friendly, we were a family of 5 (4 children) and apartment is above someone else and received a complaint that we woke up to early and caused noise above the neighbors. It's impossible for a family of 5 to not have any noise above any apartment even when not wearing shoes in the apartment. San francisco a great city to visit but not the Richmond area.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: Steve, we are glad you found the house very nice, and are surprised you did not locate the extra toilet paper, paper towels etc., which are located in the cabinet to the left of the washer/dryer. Also, we talked with you a few times during your stay, and you never mentioned you could not find the extra items. We're sorry you did not like the Richmond District; many people enjoy being near the parks and museums, beaches and Golden Gate Bridge, and the restaurants in the neighborhood. When we spoke, you told us that you had been leaving at 5 in the morning for day trips to Santa Cruz and Monterey, which are 2-3 hours away by car. We do not recommend staying in San Francisco if you are planning to spend most of your time in Santa Cruz.


From the Owner

This is a great neighborhood, mostly consisting of families in one and two unit buildings. It is very quiet at night, remarkable for being in the center of a vibrant city, where the bars and restaurants are only a 5 minute walk away.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Francisco International at 12.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Ferry Building at 4 Miles Nearest Golf : Presidio Golf Course at 0.5 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak at 4 Miles Nearest Motorway : 101 North at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Tanuki Sushi at 0.25 Miles Nearest Ski : Lake Tahoe at 200 Miles Nearest Beach : Baker Beach at 1.5 Miles Car: not necessary

We are located within 2 minutes of The Presidio National Park, which includes free tennis courts, basketball and picnicking, and the gorgeous Presidio Golf Course (and driving range) a 10 minute walk from the vacation home. We are also a 20 minute walk, or 5 minute car ride from Golden Gate Park, which has the internationally renowned Academy of Sciences and the DeYoung Art Museum, Japanease Tea Garden and Botanical Garden, together with an array of musical concert arenas, sports fields and walking areas. We are a 3 minute walk from San Francisco's 'Little Chinatown' on Clement Street, with its numerous restaurants of every nationality, and eclectic book stores, pastry shops and cafes. We are 2 minutes from the California 1 bus line which is connected to every part of the city by public transit. It is a lovely 25 minute walk down Lake Street to Baker Beach, adjacent to the Golden Gate Bridge, with its view of San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean, and where you can occasionally see whales, seals and dolphins.


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Updated: Oct 22, 2014

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 23 2014
4 night minimum stay
Nov 24 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 14 2014
4 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2014 - Jan 6 2015
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • Cleaning Fee $120
  • Tax Rate 14.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


From the Owner

This is a pretty home, with some lovely built ins and details. Constructed in 1908, just a few years after the 1906 earthquake, it sits on what was once sand dunes stretching down to Ocean Beach, 3 miles away. A few hundred feet away is a marker showing the spot in 1776 where the first Spaniards camped when they first came to San Francisco to establish Mission Dolores. In this relatively small city of 700,000 there is a world class ballet, symphony and theater. Exhilarating hiking and biking trails surround the Bay, and there is access to every sport and leisure activity. The highly rated restaurants vie with the lesser known but exciting eateries. We love our city and hope you will too!

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible


  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1400 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, includes double vanity
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • There are 2 Bathrooms. One contains a large walk in shower, the other has a bathtub with shower.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • There are 3 bedrooms, consisting of 2 Queens and 1 Full.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Guests provide their own meals
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