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Top of the Hill Designer Flat in the Heart of San Francisco!


Property Details

Updated: Oct 21, 2016
MONTHLY RENTAL: Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Quintessential San Francisco Haven! Looking out to the bay through beautiful leaded-glass windows, you can see the cable car bustling up Hyde Street... the wild parrots of Telegraph Hill flying by... hear the sea lions barking at Fisherman’s Wharf... and on a foggy night, the deep sound of foghorns blowing.

Designer home located in the Heart of the city!  Less than 1 block to Hyde Street cable car as well as public transportation... 2 blocks to the famous, curvy Lombard Street... 3 blocks to Polk Street’s boutiques and restaurants on your way to Union Street and the hip Marina District... 5 blocks to historical Ghiradelli Square leading to Fisherman’s Wharf... and 6 blocks to North Beach, better known as ‘Little Italy’, and Chinatown.  All of which have an amazing variety of restaurants, wine bars and boutiques!

A fabulous 2-story, top-level flat with partial bay views from both the living room and private master suite, located on the 2nd floor.  The guest suite, on the 1st level, leads onto a private deck and gorgeous landscaped yard, which includes a gas bbq, lounge chair and table with (4-8) chairs.  There is a fully-stocked gourmet kitchen with gas stove, built-in microwave, dishwasher and granite bar counter that will seat (2) people. The dining area, located within the living room, seats up to (4) people comfortably.

Other amenities include Wi-Fi, DSL, 48” flat screen t.v. with surround sound, Direct TV in Living & Master rooms as well as HBO, piano, local telephone only and washer/dryer in the unit. Guidebooks, maps, menus from favorite restaurants, games and a variety of novels for your enjoyment will also be provided during your stay.

Please keep in mind: Parking is not included, but is rarely needed in this area as it is centrally located within the city... public transportation, including buses and taxis, are right around the corner. Absolutely NO smoking is allowed anywhere on the property, including the backyard. I also do not allow large gatherings at the flat for any reason. Not ideal for babies, small children or anyone with physical ailments - there are 40 outdoor stairs coming up to the front door, and the place is not child-proof.

I have enjoyed immensely being in this beautiful setting for over 10 years. Due to career and lifestyle changes, I am in the city less and less. So I am thrilled to be able to share this unique haven which encompasses so many San Francisco traditions. You will truly feel like you are a part of this fabulous city!

Please email me with any questions and to Reserve your stay now!

Keywords: 2-Story Flat

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I have enjoyed immensely living in this beautiful setting for over 8 years. Due to career and lifestyle changes, I am in the city less and less. So I am thrilled to be able to share this unique haven which encompasses so many fabulous San Francisco traditions. You will truly feel like you are a part of this beautiful city!

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner


We enjoyed your lovely home. We were not here much, because we had so much to see in a short time. After a long day we very much enjoyed the wine and fruit. Hope you like the Crown & Tanqueray. San Francisco is beautiful and we will be back. The east coast of Lake Michigan is a lovely vacation spot, look us up if you are in the area.

Thanks, Barry & Linda, Three Oaks, MI
Aug 2011
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28 Reviews

based on 28 traveler reviews


Wonderful place. Wonderful location

  • 3 of 5

The apartment was roomy and clean. We thought the pillows were too hard for a comfortable night's sleep and there was little in the way of shampoo for the shower. Could also use a luggage tray when you unpack. Otherwise your suitcase either has to be opened on the floor (hard to do) or on the bed (least desirable) Overall a wonderful stay, but those minor glitches would have given this place a five star rating.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay for business travel

  • 5 of 5

My coworker and I stayed for a work week to attend a conference. The apartment was perfect for our needs. We took the cable car (only a half block from the apartment) to and from the convention center (Moscone) downtown, and found plenty of nearby restaurants for dinner, along with delivery options when we were too tired. The apartment was clean, comfortable, and had a surprising amount of light and air for an urban flat. The views, neighborhood, and architecture feel very San Francisco. Definitely recommend it as an alternative to a generic business hotel!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, great apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was in a great location with views over the bay. Although it took a little effort to walk up the hill it was worth it. The apartment was exactly as described. We loved our stay in San Francisco and would recommend this apartment to anyone who visits this great city

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent San Francisco Location

  • 5 of 5

A truly lovely spot to enjoy San Francisco. Beautifully decorated and maintained. Beds, kitchen all top notch. Apartment has great character with a charming gated entry, brick steps, view of the Bay and charming back yard. Owner's book included everything you would need to make your visit perfect. Hope we have a chance to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights in this apartment at the beginning of our stay in California.

It was perfect in every way for us and our 2 late teens children with plenty of room and all mod cons.

The location was ideal for fishermans wharf as long as you don't mind walking up very steep hills,although the cable car does run very close by.

Heather provided lots of very useful information about the area which was a big help for our first visit.

I would definitely recommend this beautiful apartment to anyone visiting San Francisco.

We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, beautiful condo

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a long weekend in San Francisco. This condo was perfect in every way. The location was fantastic - central to everything we wanted to see. We did not spend much time in the condo but it was beautifully decorated, and very comfortable. It had a great view also!! It was perfect for relaxation after a long day of touring. Heather provided a lot of information to make our stay easier - how to navigate the city, a list of local grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants etc. The unit is very clean and well maintained. I highly recommend this condo to anyone looking for a place in San Francisco!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Refundable damage deposit $500

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Property Type

  • condo


  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...


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


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television


  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Water View


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathtub/shower in Master Bathroom and Shower only in Guest Bathroom


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Queen size Beds in Master suite and in Guest suite


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

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