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Property Details

Updated: May 14, 2015
1000 sq ft, spacious historic 1 bedroom, 1 bath, overlooking SF Bay

The perfect jumping off point for San Francisco! This gorgeous one-bedroom condo is in a quiet cul-de-sac on the northern edge of Telegraph Hill. It looks out over San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz, featuring spectacular views from sunrise to sunset. Its romantic ambiance is enhanced by the sound of the sea lions barking and the endless stream of ships and boats sailing through San Francisco Bay.

Built in 1932, this 1000 square foot apartment is on the first floor of a 6-unit Spanish Colonial building. Its unique features include rounded doorways, hardwood floors, exposed redwood beams and an oversized fireplace with art deco andirons. The apartment is elegantly furnished with Asian antiques, large comfortable sofa, Turkish and Persian rugs and a collection of Hindu temple art and modern western paintings.

The open, eat-in kitchen has a butcher block table and new, top-of-the-line appliances.

The bedroom has a queen-size bed, walk-in closet and walls done in an Italian marble glaze. It also features views to the bay. The cable TV in the bedroom is housed in a step tansu.

The bathroom features a deep tub, large shower with 2 powerful shower heads and unlimited hot water.

There is a radiant heating system. Washer and dryer are accessible in the basement. There is wireless internet and on-street parking.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

I am a Canadian-trained osteopath practicing manual therapy in San Francisco. I specialize in working with infants and children. I travel to India every year to work with disabled children and am currently focusing on raising money to build the first school for disabled children in the town of Tiruvanamalai, South India. I love to travel, new adventures, nature, a good cappuccino, and dancing Argentine tango.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi, I wish I could post my own pictures of the views from this beautiful condo. Lee's condo is in the prestigious Telegraph Hill neighborhood and both the condo and the roof deck offer panoramic views of the Bay and Alcatraz. The building is a lovely Spanish Colonial and the condo is furnished beautifully and has a very modern kitchen. The condo sits at the end of a cup de sac so there is very little traffic and is very quiet. The wharf and the embarcadero are a short walk away down the hill. The working fireplace is also a nice plus! What a gem - I highly recommend it.
Sep 2013
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Romantic Holiday Getaway
Telegraph Hill San Francisco

Telegraph Hill and Best View of Alcatraz

  • 5 of 5
You know that feeling when you have finally found what you were looking for? After paying for a "view" at various San Francisco hotels, my wife and I decided to try vrbo. And we found this beautiful home. The view from this fine first story flat has a view of Alcatraz and Pier 39 area that is the best I have ever seen from a lodging. Search over! There is a Trader Joe's within easy walking distance. Dozens of North Beach restaurants within walking distance. We even walked back home one night after dinner at Pier 5. The home has a wood burning fireplace, and a local convenience store sells cords of wood. Uber never had difficulty finding our front door. And the building is at the end of a cul de sac. What a gorgeous property, and I hope to return often!!
  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Romantic Holiday Getaway
Telegraph Hill San Francisco

Fantastic San Francisco pad

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the apartment for three nights in mid-August. The property is just brilliant, very spacious and sunny with a quality fit out. The best parts are the huge picture window overlooking the bay and the excellent location in a lovely neighbourhood a short walk from the waterfront.
  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Romantic Holiday Getaway
Telegraph Hill San Francisco
New Jersey

Left my heart in San Francisco

  • 4 of 5
Hard to complain about anything when you are in this fabulous city. View was incredible and location perfect if you are looking for a quiet, yet close to the action landing spot. Just wish owner provided some closet space or a dresser. Had to live all week out of our luggage but survived. Loved waking up every morning and seeing the bay from the living room window and a perfect view of Alcatraz!
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Romantic Holiday Getaway
Telegraph Hill San Francisco
Auckland, New Zealand

Great location with stunning views for your stay in San Francisco!!!

  • 5 of 5
We recently stayed at Chestnut street for 3 nights while seeing the sights of San Francisco. The location of the property is perfect you can walk to the piers, there is several restaurants within walking distance, the views are amazing and its a very safe & quiet neighbourhood! The home itself was clean & well equipped with everything & more that you need. Lee also has plenty of info on local restaurants, tourist attractions etc, even a Taxi number to call for a car that will take you to the airport if required, we used this service and I can highly recommend the driver Abdul!
I would definitely suggest a stay at Chestnut street, Telegraph Hill if you are planning a trip to SF!
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Romantic Holiday Getaway
Telegraph Hill San Francisco

Lovely Apartment with Incredible Views

  • 5 of 5
The apartment was lovely, welcoming and well-equipped. The kitchen had everything we would normally need to cook, however, we chose to eat lunches and dinners at the many fantastic restaurants close by along the water or in North Beach. We didn't have a bad meal the whole trip.

The views are fantastic (especially Alcatraz and Sausalito at night), and the neighborhood was clean and safe. We didn't rent a car and instead purchased the 7-day MUNI pass. A quick walk will get you to the cable cars, trolleys and buses. We travelled through many noisy neighborhoods during our visit but always enjoyed getting back to the peacefulness of the apartment. If you choose not to drive, be aware that the hill up to the apartment is steep but doable. As someone else pointed out in the reviews, it gives you the opportunity to really look at the beautiful homes in the neighborhood.

We plan to come back in 2016 when the renovation of the Museum of Modern Art is complete, and I hope the apartment will be available again.
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Romantic Holiday Getaway
Telegraph Hill San Francisco

Great location. Felt right at home.

  • 5 of 5
Went to San Francisco for business and my wife came along to spend some time with family and friends. Lee's place is in a great neighborhood conveniently located for both work and play. The condo is clean, comfortable and has all the amenities you need for a home away from home. The view is amazing and made for a very relaxing week. Would definitely recommend.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


From the Owner

The location is fantastic. You are in the heart of the city, but you feel like you are in nature. You get to watch the boats and weather across the San Francisco Bay, and stay cosy in front of a warm fire.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Francisco International Airport at 16 Miles Nearest Barpub : Many Bars starting about 5 blocks away at 0.4 Miles Nearest Ferry : Blue & Gold Fleet at 0.6 Miles Nearest Train : F-Train at 0.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : 101 North and South, and 280 south, I-80 east at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Many restuarants in North beach 3 blocks away at 0.3 Miles Nearest Beach : Ocean Beach at 10 Miles Car: not necessary

It's just a short walk down the hill to the heart of North Beach, San Francisco's old world Italian neighborhood.

Fabulous restaurants, bars, music venues, and coffeehouses, Washington Square Park, French and Italian bakeries, City Lights Bookstore, Pilates and yoga studios, the Sunday farmer's market and more delights are just footsteps away.

Coit Tower, the iconic landmark atop Telegraph Hill, is a few blocks away offering 360 degree views of the city, the bay and both bridges. The inside of Coit Tower houses historic New Deal murals. We are also near the famous Filbert Street steps, home to the wild parrots of Telegraph Hill. The bustling markets of Chinatown, the financial district and downtown Union Square are all within walking distance.

The cablecar is 5 blocks away. City buses 30 and 45 run down Columbus Ave and the Embarcadero streetcar is also nearby. The Blue and Gold Ferry to Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel island and Alcatraz are down the hill at Piers 39 and 41.

Shopping is easy as we have a Trader Joe's, a Safeway, a natural foods store and many gourmet specialty shops close by.

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  • Cleaning Fee $100.00
  • Property Damage Protection $79.00
  • Tax Rate 5.0%

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From the Owner

The view takes my breath away every morning and I have been living here for 15 years. I have beautiful antiques and the place is peaceful, a lovely retreat in the heart of San Francisco.

Property Type

  • condo


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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  • Iron & Board
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  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1000 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower
  • The bathroom features a deep tub, large shower with 2 powerful shower heads and unlimited hot water.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Large elegant bedroom with walls done in an Italian marble glaze. Wooden shutters to make it fully dark at night, and so you can sleep in. Queen size super comfortable bed with down comforter and pillows. Flat screen TV in bedroom, walk in closet, and views out the window to the bay. There is also a comfortable sofa (not a fold-out) in the living room on which one person could sleep.


  • Guests provide their own meals

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