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Castro Area Accommodations in San Francisco Victorian, Great Location

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Property Details

Updated: Feb 22, 2017
  • Sleeps 3
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Bedroom with Queen Bed, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2; additional bed available cost extra)


Possession of a San Francisco Short-Term Rental Registration Certificate certifies that the registration certificate holder has agreed to comply with the terms of the San Francisco Short-Term Residential Rental Ordinance (San Francisco Administrative Code Section 41A). This ordinance toes not require an inspection of the unit by the City for potential Building, Housing, Fire, or other Code violations."

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Located in a Queen Anne Victorian in the heart of San Francisco, this location is a perfect setting for exploring the City. Visitors without cars will find a wide range of transportation options: all MUNI train lines are within a couple blocks, including the Historic F line which travels down Market Street to Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, farmer's markets, shopping, museums and more. For travelers wanting to visit Union Street, the Marina and Presidio MUNI bus service is available on the same block; the same bus runs through the Castro and Noe Valley in the other direction. Even traveling to and from the airport is just one train connection away. Rental cars are available from several ZipCar locations within a couple blocks. Cars are discouraged; save money and hassle but not having a car in San Francisco. The clean bedroom with private bath is located in a historic Queen Anne Victorian in the Duboce Triangle neighborhood with a wrought iron gate.

A Comfortable Place in a Great Location: This studio has its own exterior entrance. This studio features a comfortable queen size bed, designer sheets, a separate, private bath and separate area for coffee, microwave and supplies and a fireplace. An additional twin bed is available for an additional fee. Stroll to nearby outdoor cafes, a French bistro, a wide range of diverse bars and dance clubs, the historic Castro Theater, the historic Mission Dolores and much more.

Amenities: Your hosts will welcome you with an initial setup of fresh linens and towels and coffee, and are happy to direct you to all of the wonderful amenities San Francisco has to offer. Your hosts both speak English, and one speaks German (Deutsch), and the other speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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About the Owner

Laurence Chang
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german, mandarin, and taiwanese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

About Laurence Chang

A trained hospitality and restaurant professional, the owner lives in the same building.

Laurence Chang purchased this studio in 2004

Why Laurence Chang chose San Francisco

This building is located in the very heart of San Francisco, with access to great transportation all over the city and much to do within walking distance. The neighborhood is safe, pedestrian-friendly and public transportation options are abundant.

What makes this studio unique

This Queen Anne Victorian is located on a street lined by old Magnolia trees. The Castro district, restaurants, shops, parks all surround this location.

129 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(129 traveler reviews)

Fayetteville, NC

Best VRBO in San Francisco

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at the apartment on Castro and we love it. The apartment is always spotless, large bathroom with a great shower. The kitchen is the perfect size for cooking a small meal on your own or simply heating up leftovers.

The apartment is centrally located to everything. Walk down the hill on Castro and you're in the heart of the city. Walk down 16th Street and you're on Market Street.

The landlords are very responsive and accommodating. If you need anything or have questions - simply text or email them.

This has now become our 'go to' VRBO when we come to San Francisco.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, clean and exactly like the photos!

  • 5 of 5

Laurence and Nick were great hosts, checking in with us several times during our week long stay in San Francisco. The apartment was clean, the bed comfortable and in a great location. We were there to visit family and are familiar with the area, but if we had needed tips, there was a detailed notebook with lots of ideas for restaurants and sightseeing as well as transportation. The online description and photos are an accurate representation of the well maintained and lovely property. We will definitely stay there again on a future trip!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't be more pleased with our accommodations while visiting the awesome city of San Francisco. The rental was conveniently located for all of our excursions, the room was beautiful and fit our needs completely and our hosts were gracious and helpful. We had the utmost of privacy while knowing we were being looked after. Helpful insights about the neighborhood and the city beyond were shared with us. We ate at amazing restaurants at our hosts' recommendations, too. We will definitely stay at the beautiful Castro Home again on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I spent 6 days here in the heart of the Castro district. The ground floor efficiency apt. is comfortable, clean, and quiet, complete with a kitchenette and sitting area. There's a patio facing the street which is pleasant for morning coffee, although there's quite a bit of loud street traffic on Castro Street (barely audible inside the apt though.) Queen bed was very comfortable and we slept well. Easy walking distance to many restaurants, Duboce Park, Market Street, Buena Vista and Golden Gate Park. Apt. contains a binder full of info about nearby and more distant attractions.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco Success

  • 4 of 5

My husband, 6 month old and I traveled to CA for the first time and stayed at Nick and Laurence's place. Upon arrival, Laurence greeted us in their small, clean apartment-like place. The mattress did hurt me and my husband's back. Everyday I really enjoyed Laurence and Nick's daily tips via emails about sights to see, food to eat and local attractions that we could check out.

The district we stayed in was a good location for local eateries and shops and easy access to public transportation. Like any big city there were bums in the area. Also, we were able to hear the city traffic at night. But overall was a good stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Well maintained residence close to everything important

  • 5 of 5

First time visitors to San Francisco. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Nick & Laurence made the reservation process smooth and professional. Laurence warmly welcomed us and provided lots of valuable information to ease our minds about getting around in this very busy city. They even have a nifty three-ring binder with more info that was fun to peruse.

The apartment was very clean and modern. Small but usable kitchen stocked with a Keurig coffee maker (and K-cups) plus condiments, etc. The bathroom has a tub/shower as well as extra toiletries if you forgot something. Perfect for a couple! Vacation, second honeymoon or even visiting family => the place is close to mass transit, shopping, Castro/Mission sights and more if you are willing to walk a bit.

N&L provided several emails as our stay progresses with more suggestions. Those hints were quite welcome and we used several to enhance our visit including visiting the farmer's market just a block away.

Although we didn't have to contact N&L while were staying in the apartment, Laurence made it clear that he was available to help us as needed.

We highly recommend renting from N&L. We will definitely contact them as a first resource when we next visit San Francisco.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

This building is located in the very heart of San Francisco, with access to great transportation all over the city and much to do within walking distance. The neighborhood is safe, pedestrian-friendly and public transportation options are abundant.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Francisco International Airport at 14.8 Miles Nearest Barpub : Cafe Flore and many others at 0.1 Miles Nearest Ferry : San Francisco Ferry Building at 3.4 Miles Nearest Train : Castro Street MUNI Station at 0.1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Cafe Flore, Catch, L'Ardoise Bistro at 0.1 Miles Nearest Ski : Lake Tahoe area resorts (ie Heavenly Ski Resort) at 201 Miles Nearest Beach : Ocean Beach at 4.4 Miles Car: not necessary

Located on a Magnolia tree lined residential street just north of San Francisco's famous Castro District. This quiet residential neighborhood is safe and walkable with nice restaurants and shops. And across Market Street is the historic Castro Street theater, restaurants, bars and shops. One block away is our weekly Farmer's Market (seasonal). Located within blocks of ALL San Francisco MUNI light rail lines and the historic F line which features historic street cars from around the world and is a fantastic way to travel to Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf and more. You won't need a car! See the map - look how many parks are located nearby. Hike? Play tennis? There are a number of tennis courts nearby - play tennis surrounded by redwoods and views of the Golden Gate and San Francisco Bay. Or walk a few blocks down 16th Street to Mission Dolores which is where San Francisco was founded. VIsit the historic wooden church which still holds services in German. Dine outside and enjoy the California sun.

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Fall/Winter/Summer 2016/17
Nov 1 2016 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

Short Term Rental Regulations in San Francisco require us to collect and remit the 14% Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT).
Request a customized quote if you want:
- 5% discount offered for rental pre-paid at booking, at least 60 days prior to check in.
- Additional bed, bedding and initial towel set up for 3rd person for $25 per night.
Be sure to ask for information about parking options if you plan on driving; even if you plan to drive in California, consider not keeping a rental car during the San Francisco portion of your trip as you will find that much of what you want to visit is either walkable or accessible with safe, reliable, convenient public transportation. Parking is NOT provided.

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From the Owner

This Queen Anne Victorian is located on a street lined by old Magnolia trees. The Castro district, restaurants, shops, parks all surround this location.

Property Type

  • studio


  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • fax


  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • jetted tub

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Downtown


  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Full 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub, Fully tiled, with slate floors.
  • Each guest is provided with a full set of towels (bath and hand towels and washcloths), soap, shampoo, conditioner and bathroom tissue are provided. The large tub is jetted - enjoy a nice hot bubble bath!


  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Additional accommodations available upon request.
  • You will be welcomed with a freshly made and comfortable bed with nice designer sheets and six large pillows. The queen bed has two nightstands, reading lights, an alarm clock. A luggage rack is provided and a large wardrobe is available for hanging clothes. There is a fireplace, a table with chairs for working or eating, there is a comfortable seating area for reading, relaxing or watching TV. The TV is equipped with high definition cable and movies on demand. An additional single bed is available for an additional charge.


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Smoking permitted outdoors in gated courtyard, but not in building. The building has a secure, wrought iron gate and the studio has its own ground floor entrance. Public transportation (street cars and subway) to downtown, museums, Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf is located one block away. Rental car facility also located one block away. Weekly Farmer's Market one block down the hill on Noe Street, every Wednesday (March to December). The owners live in the building and are readily available to address questions or concerns, provide recommendations or directions... but otherwise leave renters to enjoy their privacy.

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