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.
Telegraph Hill and Best View of Alcatraz
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.
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.
4.9 based on 10 traveler reviews
Telegraph Hill and Best View of Alcatraz
Fantastic San Francisco pad
Left my heart in San Francisco
Great location with stunning views for your stay in San Francisco!!!
I would definitely suggest a stay at Chestnut street, Telegraph Hill if you are planning a trip to SF!
Lovely Apartment with Incredible Views
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.
Great location. Felt right at home.
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
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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3 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $100
- Property Damage Protection $79
- Tax Rate 5.0%
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.”
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- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Water View
- botanical garden
- duty free shops
- health/beauty spa
- live theater
- recreation center
- theme parks
- bird watching
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- basketball court
- hot air ballooning
- mountain biking
- roller blading
- 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