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European comfort, Cable car in front, walk to Union Square

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Aug 27, 2016
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom (sleeps 4)+ convertible bed(s)

Best location for your visit to San Francisco. Enjoy the convenience of an easy walk to Financial District, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, Union Square, the theater District, or just simply take the Cable Car.

This is the ideal place to have the quintessential experience of living like a local in San Francisco. Have a nice cup of coffee in the morning with the Cable Car bell sound outside your window. Explore the many famous sites around the city, then come home to a quiet evening. The use of 2 transit cards are included to make exploring the city easier.

The flat is a spacious 750 sq. ft. (70 sq. M) located on the top floor of a 4 story building. The bedroom has a wonderful bay and Bay Bridge view. You will have a great night of sleep on the queen sized bed with 800 thread count sheets.

The living room is next to the bedroom, with the option of pocket doors to separate the rooms. Enjoy sitting on the comfortable couch by day and convert it into a queen sized bed by night. The living room is also furnished with a beautiful dining table and chairs, as well as a 40' flat screen.

The kitchen is stocked with cooking pots, pans and utensils, as well as basic spices.

The full bathroom has a shower over tub.

Keywords: Flat with a view

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

I grew up in San Francisco. Love this world class city for all it has to offer.

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Speaks: english

40 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Where to start! What a wonderful apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Apartment: When we scheduled our San Francisco vacation I could not have imagined how IDEAL this apartment and location would be for us. When we travel I usually clean upon arrival because I am pretty picky. This apartment was spotless, no cleaning needed. Even our socks stayed clean walking around without shoes. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, pans, etc. and the washer and dryer made it so we didn't have to pack as much for the 12 day stay.

Transportation: The apartment is on the cable car route so you can ride the cable cars if you get lucky and there is room. We had better luck with the buses and they stop at the corner (1/2 a block away). I used an app called "Smart Ride" and we were able to find our way through the public transport system very easily. To go to Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39 we walked. It is downhill and not too far, we rode the cable cars back up. The transport passes included with the apartment are wonderful!

Location: This apartment is kind of at the intersection of most of the places we wanted to visit. It is two block from the "real" Chinatown and we ate at little dim sum places a few times as well as purchased food from the bakeries nearby and the produce stands. It is close enough to get everywhere easily but far enough to be out of the crowds. With the exception of the cable cars, it is very quiet. There is a small grocery on the corner, pharmacy within walking distance, full grocery in walking distance, etc.

View: The pictures do not do it justice. We found ourselves staring out the window in awe of the beautiful bay bridge and watching people stop to take pictures of the bridge in front of the building.

Host: Mike is fantastic! When we arrived he came by and brought us information to help us enjoy the city. He recommended several restaurants and all of the ones we tried were wonderful. He also explained the public transportation system to us, helped us figure out where to go and where to avoid and made us feel like family. On our first day we set up the living room with the pull out sofa as a second bedroom for our teenage daughter so she would have some privacy (which was great). When we went to close the pocket door it came off the rails and he came to fix it right away!

Drawback: This apartment is on the forth floor and is a walk up so be ready for the stairs after the hills.

I would (and have already) recommend this apartment to friends/family traveling to San Francisco. It is wonderful!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant stay in this apartment. It is well located to see most of the typical visiting areas and for connection to the metro, bus tours, etc. Got very helpful guidance from the owners on ways to get to and from airport, and we really appreciated having the passes for the cable car and local buses. The unit was clean and had all the basic necessities. We did not go out much after supper and though Netflix is available, we would have enjoyed having at least broadcast TV. (I would think a cheap antenna would provide a fair number of stations at no monthly cost, especially in this top (4th) floor location on a moderately high part of the city.) Wifi worked very well. Enjoyed the view. Appreciated the quiet of the building; although cable car noise is notable at night for this light sleeper, I took ear plugs in anticipation of this issue and had no problem. Probably around a15 minute walk to Fisherman's Wharf or Union Square area. Parking would be a headache but wouldn't recommend bringing a car anywhere in town anyway. You can make transit connections to all the local attractions plus neighboring areas of Sausolito and Muir Woods, which we enjoyed a great deal. We highly recommend this as a a place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location for enjoying San Fran!!!

  • 4 of 5

Cannot say enough how this Apt was perfectly located. My wife & I stayed for a week here & Mike was a great host, returned my text(s) & emails, gave us a write little book (in the kitchen) about where to go for : attractions, parking, how to use things in Apt & the best was the 2 transit cards we could use in San Fran! Apt was very clean, everything was easy to use, comfortable place & we had a fantastic time too!! The only small small bummer part was there is no cable TV. There is a great flatscreen TV in the apt, but is just hooked up to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc there is just no local tv hooked up. But honestly it made my wife & I go explore San Fran more & not just sit in front of the tube. Thanks again Mike & we will be back next time in San Francisco!!!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, location, location

  • 4 of 5

This good sized 4th floor apartment was just a perfect location for our visit, the edge of Chinatown with the cable car stopping in front. The view of the Bay Bridge from the bedroom is just beautiful with LED lights waving down the bridge at night. We traveled all over the city. The transit Clipper passes given to renters, made our travels so much easier. Mike and Amy left us pages of information and maps covering restaurants, groceries, television, etc so helpful. They also responded immediately to our questions. The apartment was clean and with spare furnishings, lots of closet space, great bed, fully equipped kitchen and a great washer and dryer. All we needed was there for our visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't ask for a better place and host

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our 20 mos old stayed in Mike's apt for a week and had a fantastic time. Mike was very responsive, helpful and accommodating. The apartment was clean, very spacious, and close to most of the tourist attractions (i.e. within walking distances to Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, Chinatown, Financial District, Embarcadero, etc). Mike was a fantastic host and was very helpful in making our stay enjoyable. He lent us a Pack N Play and even helped us accept and return the baby equipment to the rental company on our arrival and departure dates. Having a full size kitchen, and washer and dryer units in our apartment made a our life easier as it allowed us to pack lighter and ensure our son eats properly as we had most of our breakfasts and dinners at home. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice apartment, close to everything

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my family for a week. This apartment was very nice. It had a fantastic view of the city and bay from the bedroom window, and was convenient to walk to several locations (e.g. downtown, North Beach). Host also left transit passes which were very useful as the cable car passes right outside and ordinarily costs $7.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

It is centrally located. You can walk every where, or take public transit. Our world famous cable car is just right outside of the building.


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Mar 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Tax Rate 14.0%

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From the Owner

Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf, Financial District are all within an easy 20 minutes walk, or take the Cable Car.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Bathroom 1
  • 1


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • Queen size Beds (1)


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • free use of 2 transit passes while visiting. (good for all public transit in San Francisco, including Cable Car.)

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