Spacious Chic Sanctuary Abundance of Light, Loft in Soma w/High speed WiFi

Spacious Chic Sanctuary Abundance of Light, Loft in Soma w/High speed WiFi

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 16, 2014
1 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 4, Parking, High Speed Wireless Internet, Phone

Dear guests,

This is a beautiful and relaxing home that is cherished and a perfect getaway in the heart of soma, san francisco. We have a large open contemporary one bedroom loft available for a minimum 30 day lease or longer. The natural light is incredible and the decor creates an oasis of pure and decadent relaxation.

Dozen's of renowned restaurants, bars and clubs are all just minutes away as is world-class shopping in union square. Top restaurants such as oola, and lulu's are all within a one block radius.

Location location location

The unit is centrally located between the moscone center and the yerba buena center for the arts (7-10 minute walk), the sf giant's at&t park (12-15 minute walk), the china basin waterfront (15-20 minute walk) and the westfield mall (5-8 minute walk), all within a 5 block radius. A 20 minute scenic walk along the embarcadero's famous waterfront also gets you to the historic ferry building where local, organic produce and delicious fare are sold and weekly farmers' markets are held.

Technology

-50mbps wireless internet (highest speed internet available in the area)

-free local and long distance calls with phone number and answering machine.

WELCOME GIFT BASKET

Each guest is welcomed with a complimentary gift basket. It is nice to have a warm welcome coming into your new home away from home after a long trip. It is our goal to make your stay special and to let you know how much we enjoy each unique guest. Providing you with some delicious organic treats and refreshments is one way that we show our appreciation. You can take them with you to snack on during your adventures throughout the city.

Comfort & amenities

-1200 square feet

-1.5 bath

-in unit washer and dryer

-fold up treadmill

Kitchen

-fischer paykel refrigerator

-coffee/espresso maker

-microwave

-gas stove and oven

-refreshments included

Bedroom

-brand new queen-sized top of the line mattress and a very comfortable airbed if you need additional space (upon request).

-desk with three flat screen apple monitors.

-you also get clean sheets, towels, basic toiletries, hair dryer, and flat iron included.

Living room

-20 foot ceilings and formal dinning area (rare in sf)

-free netflix & hulu allowing you to watch the best new and old tv shows and movies

-56' marantz tv with internet connection and a large selection of movies

-xbox 360 kinect

-leather barcelona chairs and stool

-custom raj tent designed for the space 15 feet tall (black and gold)

Dining area

-4 philipe starke ghost chairs

-1 french vintage chandelier (3 chandeliers total in loft)

Communal patio rooftop access

-wooden deck

-tables and chairs

-panoramic views of the city

Parking in building

-free parking spot in the building included with 24 hour in an out privileges! Garage comes with a automatic opener/clicker to be used from the car.

-there is also 2 hour free street parking on the street and/or metered parking on 5th street.

Public transportation

Including the muni light rail, bus system and zipcar are within a 3 block radius. Cabs can be hailed on the street or booked in advance. You can call the cab dispatcher directly or try and application like taxi magic. Uber (car service) is also an option.

No smoking

This means any smoking inside the loft or common areas in the building as well as leaning out the window and smoking. In the event that smoke is detected $150 of the deposit will be withheld. Thank you!

Check-in can be flexible if pre-arranged based on availability.

Walkers paradise

Walkability rating is 97%

Check out my guidebook for neighborhood recommendations!

Arguably the most exciting neighborhood in SF, with new restaurants and bars popping up weekly. This is the loft apartment you want to stay in when you come to San Francisco!

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I enjoy speaking foreign languages, helping others to be their best, exercise, decorating, spending time with my family and travel.

I grew up visiting my family in Norway during the summers and have duel citizenship with Norway. Thankfully my relatives enjoy visiting often. I hope to be able to visit them more in 2014. The more guests I have the easier it will be to make that a reality :) SO stay at my place!!

I love to share my home with vacation rental guests. I have met so many kind and thoughtful people from all over the world. I grew up traveling frequently so now hosting brings the world to my door. YAY! It brings me great joy to have the opportunity to open my cherished home, and to share it with others. They can enjoy the space I have created and get to know San Francisco from the South of Market (SOMA) perspective. Right now SOMA really is the pulse of the city of San Francisco with all of the new restaurants, start ups, and wine bars. Not to mention SOMA is central to San Francisco highlights such as: Union Square, the Ball Park, the Cable Car ride, Westfield Mall and Market Street. It's even better to be one block from the Moscone Center, considering many of my guests are attending conferences during their stay! It is a pleasure to be able to offer everything at your fingers tips just steps away from my home and your home away from home.

I have had a photography business for over 14 years where I support women to be their best. It is an honor and privilege to have photographed over 2,500 exceptional and inspirational women. As well as incredibly fun and heartwarming.

This coming semester I am studying Anatomy!

I hope to have the chance to host you here in the loft or studio. Although I am not there during guests stay's I am easily reached to answer any questions. :)

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Speaks: english, spanish, norwegian, french, A little French! I try :)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Karina's loft was a great experience. My husband and I stayed there for a month after relocating to SF while we searched for our own apartment in the city, she made us feel very welcome in her home, we appreciated the welcome basket after a long drive up from Los Angeles!



It is a loft so it gets bright in the mornings, but a sleep mask can easily fix that.



Would definitely recommend staying here!!
Apr 2014
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Reviews

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Spacious Chic Sanctuary Abundance of Light, Loft in Soma w/High speed WiFi
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p484127vb
415-533-2001
South of Market San Francisco
Daly City, Ca
5

Amazing Loft

  • 5 of 5
Karina was very thorough with everything. Me and my husband only stayed one night. It was his birthday and I wanted to surprise him with dinner in a very romantic and personal space. This amazing loft was all that. Very clean, bright, romantic, and I fell in love with the artwork and vintage home decor. She has beautiful chandeliers which absolutely gave a nice touch to the living space. I wouldn't mind staying longer next time! The area was located around convenient liquor stores, coffee shops, and restaurants. Parking was in the building which made it easy for us to load and unload. We even checked out the roof top and it was a beautiful day. I'd prefer this place to anyone and everyone.

Thanks for the stay Karina! :)


Warmly,
Shauna & Sam
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Because I have put so much care, time, money and love into making my home as much of a peaceful, elegant and luxurious sanctuary as possible, it warms my heart when I get responses like this to the loft. Sharing it with respectful and appreciative guests like you is what makes opening up my home so liberating. To have the opportunity to share something I love so much with someone I have never met and likely will never meet takes a big leap of faith and your gracious messages reminds me of the great value in opening up and trusting the unknown.

Thank you for sharing your heartwarming experience. I am verklempt. Sappy homebody cancerian that I am. You are welcome back anytime.
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Spacious Chic Sanctuary Abundance of Light, Loft in Soma w/High speed WiFi
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p484127vb
415-533-2001
South of Market San Francisco
Caracas
5

Amazing Apartment

  • 5 of 5
Karina is a great host! Always ready to help. She is also very organized and everything was nice and easy. The apartment itself is amazing, quiet street near everything you might need. I will stay in this apartment when I get back to SFO.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I loved having Aliki stay in the loft. She could not have been a better guest. I didn't want her to leave. She was very responsive, flexible and respectful. I am very lucky to have met her and hope to see her again sometime as a guest or as friends :)
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Spacious Chic Sanctuary Abundance of Light, Loft in Soma w/High speed WiFi
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p484127vb
415-533-2001
South of Market San Francisco
Glendale, CA
5

Lovely SOMA Retreat

  • 5 of 5
Just got back for a girls' weekend in San Francisco, and we felt extremely lucky to call Karina's loft home. It turned out to be just as pictured: a modern and inviting space where you could completely relax and recharge, rooftop deck included. We had a car with us, since we drove up from Los Angeles, so the garaged parking space was a huge bonus. But the loft is so centrally located (within easy walking distance to anywhere downtown), that we ended up ignoring the car until it was time to check out. Karina has put a lot of thought and care into decor--there's a beautiful black and gold canopy in the living room--and provides a truly unique and lovely place to stay.
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The Hayes guests could not have been more wonderful. It is such a pleasure to communicate with guests like these two. They could not be more positive, thoughtful, helpful, or easy to communicate with. They have an excellent attitude about life and it spills over into everything they do. It is an honor to host them. I feel lucky to have had them as guests. Come back!!
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Spacious Chic Sanctuary Abundance of Light, Loft in Soma w/High speed WiFi
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p484127vb
415-533-2001
South of Market San Francisco
5

Lovely Space

  • 5 of 5
Karina has a beautiful space in downtown SF. The location is great, the free parking is helpful and convenient, and her home is full of light. My sister and I had a relaxing time in Karina's home. We weren't looking for a crazy, just a pretty and comfortable space to catch up on sleep, take a bath, and watch loads of tv at night. This was the perfect place! Karina is a wonderful host who keeps in touch on the regular and I would definitely recommend her home!
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Spacious Chic Sanctuary Abundance of Light, Loft in Soma w/High speed WiFi
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p484127vb
415-533-2001
South of Market San Francisco
5

Lovely loft smack in the middle of SOMA off quit alley. Loved it

  • 5 of 5
Karina was super easy to work with, from initial contact to move in time (we met briefly as she was getting the place ready when I arrived). Just gorgeous place with enormous windows. It was clean, bright, charming, tastefully decorated (Karina is a photographer) with a funky-cool tent set up in the main room down stairs. Upstairs is the very comfortable bed and master bathroom. A great place, I'd stay again and recommend it. The only minor thing I'd point out is that there is a streetlight outside in the alley that shines through the big glass windows at night so bring sleep goggles!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Lonn is very thoughtful and easy to communicate with. He is welcome back anytime!

The tent was handmade in India and custom designed for the space. It is a Raj Tent for anyone in the event planning industry who might be familiar with their work. They also did all the tents for the Pirates of the Caribbean and most large celebrity weddings.

The space is full of gorgeous light and it is a good idea to bring an eye mask if you are sensitive to light in the morning or at night. There are sliding frosted glass windows in the loft master bedroom.

Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : SFO - San Francisco International Airport at 13 Miles Nearest Ferry : Ferry Building at 1.5 Miles Nearest Train : 4th and King (N Line) at 0.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : HWY 80 and HWY 101 at 0.1 Miles Nearest Beach : Crissy Field at 4 Miles Nearest Barpub : Oola Bar & Restaurant at 0.2 Miles Nearest Ski : Sugar Bowl Ski Resort (Tahoe Area) at 177 Miles Nearest Golf : Eagle Club Indoor Golf at 0.8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Le Charm French Bistro with outdoor seating at 0.1 Miles Car: not necessary

Availability

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Sept 22 - Sept 26
Sep 22 2014 - Sep 26 2014
2 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Oct 4-11
Oct 4 2014 - Oct 11 2014
4 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Oct 18 - Nov 1
Oct 18 2014 - Nov 1 2014
4 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
December 1 - Sept 15, 2015
Dec 1 2014 - Sep 15 2015
30 night minimum stay
$4,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
$5,054
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $400
  • Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
  • 4% Rental MGMT Fee TBD $15 + Tax
  • 5% INT'L MGMT Fee TBD $15 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 15.5%

4% Management Fee & 5% International Management Fee totals added upon receipt of reservation request

15.5% Required San Francisco Hospitality Tax

Dog Fee of $20 per night (for additional cleaning)
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Late check outs charged $75 flat fee plus $50 per hour the guest/or their baggage is in the apartment.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Amenities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Garage ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...

Entertainment

  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Music Library
  • Games
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...

Location Type

  • Downtown

Attractions

  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums

Leisure Activities

  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • boating

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 1200 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom on First Floor - toilet
  • Bathroom Upstairs on Second Floor - toilet, combination tub/shower

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Soothing open space with lots of light. Loft bedroom. The bedroom has a full bathroom as well.

Outside

  • Deck / Patio

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals
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