A Beautiful View Apt - Heart of North Beach/Telegraph Hill -Central To Everythin

A Beautiful View Apt - Heart of North Beach/Telegraph Hill -Central To Everythin

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Property Details

Updated: Sep 7, 2014
2 Bdrms +futon, 1.25 Bthrms - Sleeps 5+ -Incredible Golden Gate Bridge VIEWS!

This residence is perfectly situated at the foot of Telegraph Hill and central North Beach. It is 2 blocks to the heart of North Beach, 'Washington Square', which is Little Italy and showcases the many local shops, restaurants, coffee houses etc. The church that faces Washington Square Park is famous as the site where Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were married in 1954. It is a short walk to Coit Tower, the Embarcadero along the Bay, the home to the America's Cup staging ground, Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39 where you can catch Ferry's to Alcatraz, Sausalito and Angel Island. Also, easy access to local transportation which can take you anywhere in the City in approx. 15 minutes. You can see and also walk within 10 minutes to the 'Crooked Street' which is world famous. China Town is adjacent to Little Italy and therefore also a short walk. No better place to stay in SF and enjoy all it has to offer.

Please see article featuring North Beach published by the San Francisco Chronicle below under 'Other Activities'.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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A Beautiful View Apt - Heart of North Beach/Telegraph Hill -Central To Everythin
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p562168vb
+1 415-723.0103
North Beach San Francisco
Southeast Alabama
5

One of our best rentals ever

  • 5 of 5
Had an overwhelmingly positive experience here. Apartment is in an older building that has been tastefully remodeled, consists of four units which I believe are all rented out, two on the second floor, two in the third four. Location was ideal for doing the tourist thing. Almost every major tourist destination was within walking distance. We did use uber to go to the Presidio and AT&T Park. The apartment had everything that we needed. It was spotlessly clean when we arrived. The whole procedure with the owner, David, speaks of first class and professionalism.

Have to dig deep to find some negatives. These include a faint off smell in the kitchen which resembled soiled cat litter. Not sure if it was coming from the basement or from the pipes(perhaps some bleach or vinegar need to be run through the disposal). It cleared quickly whenever the window was open and was of little consequence.

The pictures of the apartment represent it well. The view out the back window is occupied, 15–20%, by a slightly slummy building next door, but this is more than made up for by the astounding view elsewhere which includes the Goldengate and Alcatraz. Hopefully the owner will see fit to open the rooftop deck which truly has a million-dollar view (I took a peek from the top of the steps).

As pointed out by other reviewers, you do hear the people in the apartment above you. Those who have had any experience as apartment dwellers will find this within the range of normal experience. However, if you are an exceptionally light sleeper devoted to sleeping late, it may be worthwhile to get one of the third floor apartments (which I believe were slightly larger and more expensive). Everyone staying in the building, however, was exceptionally well-behaved and this also was of no real consequence for our visit.

The water pressure was simply amazing. The 40 gallon electric water heater, however, does have a limited capacity. This is something to bear in mind if 4–5 people are planning on taking showers in consecutive order.

Finally, the room in which the toilet is located is extremely small. It takes a small acrobatic maneuver in order to get out the door. If you were "big boned" or had some sort of disability, you might find the toilet room challenging. However, if that is the case, walking several miles each day over the hills of San Francisco also might be a challenge.

Alas, I'm giving too much ink to negatives. I would rent anything from this owner, sight unseen!
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
A Beautiful View Apt - Heart of North Beach/Telegraph Hill -Central To Everythin
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p562168vb
+1 415-723.0103
North Beach San Francisco
5

Great Apartment and Location

  • 5 of 5
Great location, close to so many sites, restaurants, bars, like other reviews have said. The apartment is updated, clean, comfortable, and in a very nice neighborhood. We always felt safe walking in the area day or night. Owner provided excellent instructions and information - overall rental process was smooth and trouble-free.

The only minor negatives - better sized for 5 than 6, and the sound does carry - we could occasionally hear the neighbors in adjacent units. However, did not detract from a wonderful vacation week.

We did not rent a car and had no problem walking to many sites. We used Uber a few times which is also a great convenience when you're tired of walking or need to get somewhere further away (Muir Woods, Sausalito).

Would definitely recommend.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
A Beautiful View Apt - Heart of North Beach/Telegraph Hill -Central To Everythin
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p562168vb
+1 415-723.0103
North Beach San Francisco
5

Great Apartment and Location

  • 5 of 5
Great location, close to so many sites, restaurants, bars, like other reviews have said. The apartment is updated, clean, comfortable, and in a very nice neighborhood. We always felt safe walking in the area day or night. Owner provided excellent instructions and information - overall rental process was smooth and trouble-free.

The only minor negatives - better sized for 5 than 6, and the sound does carry - we could occasionally hear the neighbors in adjacent units. However, did not detract from a wonderful vacation week.

We did not rent a car and had no problem walking to many sites. We used Uber a few times which is also a great convenience when you're tired of walking or need to get somewhere further away (Muir Woods, Sausalito).

Would definitely recommend.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
A Beautiful View Apt - Heart of North Beach/Telegraph Hill -Central To Everythin
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p562168vb
+1 415-723.0103
North Beach San Francisco
visalia
4

giants couple

  • 4 of 5
Great location, nice clean unit. A microwave would be very useful in his unit. For a couple with two teens, like we had, it was a great apt. We enjoyed very much.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I did not realize there was no microwave until this comment and one is going to go in there for our next guest. Sorry for oversight but problem fixed.
business
A Beautiful View Apt - Heart of North Beach/Telegraph Hill -Central To Everythin
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p562168vb
+1 415-723.0103
North Beach San Francisco
Birmingham, AL
4

Great location

  • 4 of 5
Wonderful location and extremely well kept apartment. We had a family of five staying here for four nights and were very comfortable. The location was perfect for a family that wanted to spread our time throughout Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown and North Beach. There were many excellent restaurants and markets nearby so we could really consider this a "home base" for our trip. The only negative was parking (as with all of San Francisco), but there was a deck that was only a few blocks away.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
A Beautiful View Apt - Heart of North Beach/Telegraph Hill -Central To Everythin
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p562168vb
+1 415-723.0103
North Beach San Francisco
Australia
5

Gorgeous apartment made for a fantastic vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic time in San Francisco and truly enjoyed our stay in this apartment. The location could not have been better - walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach restaurants, Coit tower and so much more. David, the owner, was very welcoming and provided all the information we could have possibly needed, including numbers for cabs and restaurant recommendations, and he was very responsive when we had any questions. The photos perfectly represented the unit, which was spotless, very comfortable, offered enough space for our group and had a very nice view of SF and the Golden Gate bridge from the living area. The space is not huge but it was very comfortable and frankly we only used it mostly to crash at night since there is so much to do and see in SF. No reason to ever cook when you have so much at your door step. We would highly recommend David and this apartment to anyone coming to San Francisco!
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

From the Owner

This property is as charming as it gets with only two properties on the alley and given its proximity to everything the area has to offer at your door step, it is a wonderful place to be while seeing all that SF has to offer. There are wonderful views from the kitchen and upstairs living room.

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

Published by the San Francisco Chronicle:

North Beach is that rare place - a neighborhood that manages to be a perennial hit with tourists, yet remains beloved by San Franciscans. It's best known as San Francisco's Little Italy, with its high density of check-clothed ristorantes, caffes and Old World delicatessens. It's also a popular pilgrimage for fans of the Beat movement seeking the old haunts of Kerouac and Ginsberg. However, North Beach is no relic as it has much to offer beyond pasta and poetry.

This vital neighborhood is home to some of the liveliest nightclubs and bars in town. Small boutiques carrying handmade clothing and imported goods dot the streets, particularly on upper Grant Avenue. Though Italian restaurants appear to dominate the dining scene, there are plenty of other good spots to try once you've had your fill of lasagna, with menus featuring Japanese, French and contemporary fusion cuisine. City Lights, original publisher of Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl,' is still one of the best bookstores in San Francisco, and founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti can sometimes be seen strolling the neighborhood.

Part of the old Barbary Coast, North Beach is steeped in the past - Grant Avenue itself is the oldest street in San Francisco. In the early days, North Point docks served as a gateway for immigrants from South America, Europe and the Australian penal colonies. It wasn't until the late 1800s that thousands of Italians made the area their stronghold and turned it into the local Latin Quarter. The Italian-American community can also be credited in part with protecting the neighborhood against the fire that swept the city after the 1906 earthquake. According to legend, some enterprising residents cracked open the barrels of red wine in their cellars and saved their houses by draping them with wine-soaked blankets. In more recent history, North Beach has produced some notable people, including baseball's great, Joe DiMaggio, who moved there at the age of one and grew up in a flat at Valparaiso and Taylor. Also, former San Francisco mayor Joseph Alioto was born in North Beach.

Whether prowling for historic landmarks, sampling house-roasted espressos, shopping, clubbing or chowing down, you'll find North Beach has plenty to offer for both a leisurely afternoon visit and a night on the town. Take a detour off the main drag of Columbus and you're likely to run across some unexpected treasure of a shop, restaurant or spectacular view that only this San Francisco gem-of-a-neighborhood could offer.

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Summer
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$425
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • One Time Cleaning Fee $250
  • Refundable damage deposit $250

Rates do vary sometimes due to number of people or available days left for a particular month or if in the heart of the busy season and holidays.

DECEMBER 18 - JANUARY 5 IS AT A FLAT RATE OF $525 PER NIGHT.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

Amenities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

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

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...

Suitability

  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • walking
  • boating
  • shopping
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • deepsea fishing

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, Also has a sink
  • Bathroom 2 - combination tub/shower, toilet, Also has a sink
  • Large bathroom has a tub/shower and a sink but NO toilet even though it says it does above. The smaller half bathroom has the toilet and a small sink.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed
  • Bedroom 3 - Futon that can sleep one in living room.
  • There is one bedroom with a king bed, dresser and lots of closet space. The second bedroom has a bunk bed with a twin bed on top and full on the bottom. There is also a futon couch in the living room that will sleep one maybe two. All bedrooms come with beautiful linens, comforters with Duvet covers and dressers, end tables and lamps.

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • This property is as charming as it gets with only two properties on the alley and given its proximity to everything the area has to offer at your door step, it is a wonderful place to be while seeing all that SF has to offer. There are incredible views from the kitchen/living and dining area. Fully equipped with all the dishes, utensils, pots and pans, microwave, toaster, coffee maker etc
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