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Property Details

Updated: May 25, 2015
3BR/2BA Flat 2 blocks away from the SF iconic Victorian 'Seven Sisters' houses

Your home away from home! NoPa is a neighborhood where you can immerse yourself in the rich history of San Francisco. You will be surrounded by San Francisco's famous Victorian houses. So much that even San Francisco tour buses have regular stops in the area. The neighborhood features a unique balance of family life and hip dining scene.

This 3 bedroom / 2 bath unit is located in a three unit Victorian house on the 2nd floor. The first floor unit, also a 3 bedroom / 2 bath, is also available. Please check out VRBO listing #573692 to see the 1st floor unit. Both units can be rented to make a 6 bedroom, 4 bath place if you have a large party. You will be close together.

Each unit occupies an entire floor. This unit has everything you need to feel at home, including:

- 56 inch HD TV

- Expanded cable channels

- High speed Internet via Wifi

- In-unit washer and dryer

- Backyard deck and extra large garden (Note this is not private. It is shared by three units)

- High end mattresses and bedding for a comfortable sleep

- Fully equipped kitchen, including dishwasher

- Sofa pull out bed

- 2 full bathrooms

The neighborhood is highly sought after even by local San Franciscans. It is charming and has all living essential stores within walking distance, including: Bi-Rite Supermarket, Madrone Art Bar, ATM, bank, dry cleaners/laundromat, copy store, hardware store, restaurants, bars, etc.

Tourist attractions include: the Painted Ladies, Alamo Square Park, Golden Gate Park, etc. It is centrally located to San Francisco tourist attractions and one block away from 4 major bus lines and 5 blocks away from 8 bus lines. You will find Zipcar stations within 3 blocks. You do not need a car.

Parking is not available with this property. However, there is decent amount of street parking. Street parking does not have any parking meters or time limits. Car is not recommended as parking is expensive in the city and public transportation is really good. The city is small and packed and so taxi fare to most tourist attractions are within $20/ride. If you do need a car, there is a zipcar lot 2 blocks away. You can rent car by the hour or by the day.

Please email or call me if you wish to book. If this property is unavailable, I may have other similar properties available.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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We've been living in SF for over 24 years and it is our permanent home. We love San Francisco and wish to share the wonderful city with you.

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Victorian Flat in Central Location - No car needed!
+1 -6507840897
Alamo Square San Francisco

San Fran

  • 5 of 5
We had the best vacation! Thanks to the flat that we called home for five short days. We loved staying in a neighborhood to get a true feeling of the city. The flat was roomy and everything we needed for our stay was provided by the owner. A great location for sight seeing, grocery and restaurants, and for enjoying urban living. The owner went out of her way to answer my questions before and after booking, was easy to reach by phone or email, and provided us with valuable information about the location and the entire city. So glad we stayed in the flat.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • 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
Victorian Flat in Central Location - No car needed!
+1 -6507840897
Alamo Square San Francisco

Met expectations

  • 4 of 5
We stayed in this home along with another family over the 4th of July holiday. It was everything we were wanting and expecting. The home was very clean. The layout is very accommodating for multiple families. The updated kitchen was stocked with cookware and utensils enough that we were able to make all the meals we wanted. We love that the bathrooms are both in the hall, and not in any of the three bedrooms. We did not have a problem finding parking across the street and around the corner. Once parked, we used public transportation for the duration of our visit. The owners were very pleasant when we spoke with them on a couple occasions. We hope to stay at this property again in the future.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Victorian Flat in Central Location - No car needed!
+1 -6507840897
Alamo Square San Francisco

Perfect for multiple family getaway

  • 4 of 5
We selected this unit based on price and location to City Hall (We were in town for a wedding and needed to be nearby). Location: The location is great if you don't need to be right in the action. The Muni makes stops at several nearby locations. The Big Bus Tour also has a stop nearby (highly recommend if you are new to the city). There is a fantastic grocery store, coffee shop and restaurant just a block and half walk. Also, located near Safeway within 8 minute drive. Just around the corner is a smaller local shop for coffee, wine and other essentials.

Alamo Square and the Painted Ladies are just around the corner. We found the location of the unit to be perfect for us. A $2 fare on the Muni will take you anywhere you need to go. We did not explore the BART option.

We opted to drive for this trip as we needed the cars for the wedding. Parking is task but can be done. Accommodations: The unit is well equipped. The two bathrooms in the hall made it convenient for 3 families to use easily. The two bedrooms on the street side do get traffic noise so opening the window at night may not be an option. The 3rd bedroom overlooks the garden which is lovely. The pull out couch was comfortable for 2 kids but could also fit 2 adults. The kitchen is well equipped. We were able to prepare a meal for 12 with no problems. We used the grill in the garden as well which was very convenient.

The large TV was enjoyed by the men and kids. The washer and dryer are efficient. The bathrooms each offer a shower (one has a shower/tub). The beds are comfortable and rooms very spacious. Plenty of towels/wash clothes provided.

We had 5 adults and 3 kids in the unit. We had enough space to spread out and did not feel cramped at all. We did have guests over for a celebration so my only comment would be maybe adding one more chair to the living room. Other than that we were all very comfortable.

I read some comments about the condition of the unit. We have stayed in vacation rentals around the world. It is to be expected that short term rentals will not be in the condition you may keep your own home. This unit is a Victorian Flat in San Francisco, it wasn't built yesterday. The unit was clean and neat with all the uniqueness of a older Victorian home.

We had one emergency with the plumbing which was the fault of no one just normal wear/tear. Sylvia and James were taking care of the problem before we even arrived back from the day. We experience no inconvenience.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Victorian Flat in Central Location - No car needed!
+1 -6507840897
Alamo Square San Francisco

Central location but the place could use improvements

  • 3 of 5
Our two families were very excited about staying in San Francisco without having to spend a fortune. Given our budget and desire for a central location, the quality of the rental should not have been a surprise.

The place was central with bus lines only a block away which made getting around the city pretty easy. Another great feature is that it's about a block away from the stop where all the city bus tours drop off for Alamo Square.

The bathrooms were clean and kitchen was good except for the fact that the handle on the faucet was missing.

It slept 6 comfortably, but the couch not very comfortable for the other two.

Unfortunately, the cable connecting the DVD to the TV was missing as well which didn't allow us to keep the kids busy with movies.

If you're trying to stay within a budget and want to stay central to the city, this is a good place. Just make sure to manage your expectations :)

The owners were very nice to work with and allowed us to check in late on the last day.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Victorian Flat in Central Location - No car needed!
+1 -6507840897
Alamo Square San Francisco

Well kept Flat

  • 5 of 5
Good size and nice layout. Our group included 3 couples (6 adults), and this unit was perfect for us. The bedrooms are a good size, and the 2 bathrooms are located in the center of the hallway (not in the bedrooms). Sylvia allowed us to check in one hour early and one hour later than the posted time. It was nice that she accommodated our flight schedule. The flat is in a good location, close to lots of restaurants and bars. We enjoyed our stay.
  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write your exeperiences. We always try to accomodate when and where we can. And you and your group have been very nice people to correspond with.

We welcome you back anytime. Thank you again.
Victorian Flat in Central Location - No car needed!
+1 -6507840897
Alamo Square San Francisco


  • 1 of 5
We decided on renting this property after looking at a good number of properties. I had spoken to the owner and felt that she was a very nice person. I thought it would be a good stay!

On arrival we we surprised that the property didn't look a clean as in the photo's, walls were marked, floors scratched, but worse the kitchen was quite dirty. The worst with implements being dirty, the stove/oven was really quite disgusting and things like the Cutting board being covered with mould, oven gloves with food still on them, floor sticky! Windows were very dirty and cup stains on the window ledges.

I called Sylvia and commented that we were not happy with these issues and sent her a number of photos. Her comments were that the place was cleaned the day before and 2 cleaners spent 14 hours on the job, Wow, did she get ripped off. She came a couple of days later and changed the cutting board and other bits and pieces, and said she realised why it was not so clean, the cleaners were inexperienced( after telling me that they were in fact Hotel Cleaners) and that they used the wrong cleaning liquids. Sylvia and her husband did do some cleaning the day they came.

Parking in the area is a shocker, we drove to SF so needed to find a place nearby but this was not easy, most days we were parked blocks away.

I see some people comment highly on this property but I cannot recommend it to anyone, I'm not convinced that it will ever be a great city getaway where you can fully enjoy a nice stay. A lot of work needs to be considered, and things like better pillows would make it more comfortable.

I'm sorry Sylvia and James.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rudy for your feedback.

You are right in that the cleanliness was subpar. The cleaning ladies are new to me and not as experienced as I had hoped for, depsite them telling me that they used to clean hotels. They truly indeed spent 14 hours cleaning the unit (2 ppl at 7 hours each) and I can only attribute the sub-par quality due to their lack of knowledge. I was in New York when Rudy called and as soon as I returned to San Francisco (got back Friday night and went there Saturday morning), I immediately went to the flat to replace all the items that were soiled with new items (cutting board, oven mit, and dish towel). I also did cleaning.

After Rudy's feedback, I immediately contacted the cleaning ladies and stayed with them for 5 hours to watch them clean another unit of mine. I watched what they did and pointed out the little details that they neglected the first time. I also stayed with them at a 3rd cleaning to check their work.

All this to say that I do genuinely care about my place and take pride. However, there are some stuff that I cannot control but I did the best could to rectify the problem.

As for parking, San Francisco is densly populated and my home is located in a very central location. I have been very forthcoming in my description that parking is hard to find during off-work hours, but much easier at times when people are at work. I don't think it is fair to rate my unit so poorly because of parking as it was noted in the description. When Rudy complained to me about parking, I got street parking 1 block up from the house.

Regarding the scuff marks on the wall - I get alot of visitors and I cannot paint the walls everytime there is a scuff mark. I've priced the nightly rate to be very budget friendly and believe my property is a great value. Homes in San Francisco are old and this is a 100+ year old Victorian house. The really high end and nice properties will likely not be available for vacation rental and if they are, it would likely be $700+/night.

I will be watching the cleaning ladies again to make sure cleanliness is never a problem again.


From the Owner

We love San Francisco and this place is centrally located.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Francisco International Airport at 14.2 Miles Nearest Barpub : Madrone Art Bar at 0.1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Pier 1 Ferry Building at 2.8 Miles Nearest Golf : Presido Golf Courses at 2.4 Miles Nearest Train : Civic Center BART station at 1.4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : NoPa Restaurant at 0.2 Miles Nearest Ski : Boreal Ski Resort at 204 Miles Nearest Beach : Ocean Beach at 4.6 Miles Car: not necessary

Centrally located in a nice and charming neighborhood.

All daily essential services are within walking distance - BiRite Supermarket, laundromat, bank, bar, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, car rental, etc. You do not need a car!

You are surrounded by three major bus lines - 16X, 21, 22, and 24. Lines 5, 6, 71, 71L are within 5 blocks.

Some nearby attractions -

Painted Ladies - 2 blocks

Golden Gate Park - 12 blocks

Union Square - 2 miles

Moscone Center - 2.2 miles

Fisherman's Whalf - 3.4 miles

Ocean Beach - 4.6 miles

San Francisco Airport - 14.1 miles


From $295 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Medium Season
May 1 2015 - Jun 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
June Special!
Jun 19 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
Outside Lands Event Pricing
Aug 6 2015 - Aug 9 2015
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Aug 10 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Dec 5 2015 - Dec 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jan 5 2016 - Jan 31 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $165.00 + Tax
  • Refundable damage deposit $500.00
  • Tax Rate 15.31%

$500 refundable security deposit. Refund processed within 15 days.
$150 One-Time Cleaning fee for each stay.
San Fran Lodging Tax applied to stays less than 30 days. Tax rate is 15.3125%.
Rates subject to change until reservation confirmed.
Check-in time - 4pm. Check out - 11am.
Cancellations: $100 fee for all cancellations. Payment refunded for cancellations at least 60 days before arrival.

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Updated: May 25, 2015


From the Owner

We take pride in our home and want you to feel comfortable.

Property Type

  • condo


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Downtown


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

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 1400 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • 2 Full baths - one with tub/shower combo and the other walk-in shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 3 Bedrooms total. Two bedrooms each with 1 high end queen bed (Sealy/Tempurpedic). One bedroom with two twin beds. 1 sofa bed in living room


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Free wifi and cable. No parking available but there is decent amount of street parking. No pets allowed No smoking anywhere No telephones and lines

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