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Spectacular Telegraph Hill 3br Penthouse with Private Deck

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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Feb 17, 2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

3 Bedroom Penthouse with amazing views and deck

Please inquire for rates. We are seasonal and fluctuate depending on demand.

Luxury 3 Bedroom 3 level penthouse (definition of penthouse: an apartment on the top floor of a tall building, typically luxuriously fitted and offering fine views). We are not on a "tall" building, but we are top 2 floors and roof deck with tremendous views of much of north beach, the bay near the Gate. Please see photos for views.

The perfect location for an intimate getaway with friends or family, this pad has 1 Master bed with a crazy big king, 65' TV, steam shower and spa tub. The other two bedrooms are queen beds, each with a private bath and one with its own kitchen dining nook and a separate sitting area. There is a chef's kitchen, keyless entry, fireplace and an awesome seating / entertaining area.

Outdoor deck is 1,000 sq ft. with 360° city and bay views. Entire apartment is approximately 2,400 sq ft. of interior space, high ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, panoramic views in every room; views of: Golden Gate Bridge, Russian Hill, Transamerica pyramid, Coit tower, Chinatown, Historic North Beach and Piers along Embarcadero.

This place is nestled up a quiet walking street in the heart of San Francisco's most iconic neighborhood.

Parking for up to 2 small to mid-sized cars is available for $20 a night each but needs to be requested at time of booking.

We hope you will enjoy your stay at our apartment, leave your heart in San Francisco and come back again soon!

Pets are open to discussion...

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About the Owner

Tommy Payne
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, mandarin, Mandarin
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
10%
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2017

About Tommy Payne

Michelle is from Taiwan and works in Commercial Insurance in downtown SF.

Tommy is from Colorado and works in Technology in Soma.

We have two Labrador Retrievers (who do not live on the property) and feel very fortunate to be living in San Francisco!

We travel to Asia a couple times a year and try to spend time with my family in Colorado and Arizona.

Tommy Payne purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Tommy Payne chose San Francisco

Its a spectacular property on Telegraph Hill. Amazing views, well appointed and close to wherever you want to be in San Francisco.

Why NOT this property? there is no elevator and a fair number of stairs. Just fair warning, if you have health problems or are elderly, you might look elsewhere.

What makes this apartment unique

Views, wonderful social living space and fantastic deck.

20 Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

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Rent at your own risk!

  • 2 of 5

We have rented many times from VRBO over the past decade. This was the most frustrating and disappointing rental, by far.

The condo has an excellent view and location, it is spacious, and it has a nice layout. Hence the two stars. Otherwise, it gets no additional stars for the following reasons.

First, over our nine day stay the heat never worked. It was in the 40s to 50s in SF; in the unit it was in the 50s and 60s. We exchanged many emails and calls with the manager. The second day he suggested we walk to a store and buy some wood to use in the fireplace to try and warm the living room (this is the only fireplace that works of the 3 that are shown in the photos). After 4 days he gave us several portable heaters that were only slightly effective. However, the rest of our family left the next day so the majority of our time was with room temperatures in the 50s and 60s.

On our 4th day, we returned from an excursion late afternoon and there was not only no heat but no hot water (we wanted to take showers). We called the manager immediately; he came the next day and said a repairman had turned it off while we were away (I had actually asked him if that was a possibility, but he said no). So, no heat for the entire nine days and no hot water for one full day.

In our various exchanges with the manager, we learned that they had been having problems with the heat and the hot water system for quite some time, which makes it very disingenuous that they still charge the full rate for rentals, and that they don’t warn renters of these potential problems.

There were other minor items (e.g. coffee maker must have been sitting for weeks without cleaning the grinds, which were moldy- we didn’t use it; the parking space we rented was occupied one day we returned; even when the hot water was working it was highly variable; light bulbs out in multiple spots).

In summary, this rental is absolutely not worth the risk. We never felt we got straight answers, let alone solutions, from the manager.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The heating issue that the guest mentioned was completely new to us and happened over the holiday when literally every qualified hydronic company had a company holiday. We provided the guests with wood and space heaters despite getting an earful to the effect of "don't even try to give us space heaters" and worked literally every day to diagnose and cure the problem (burned out valve). Ultimately, we had to overnight a valve from the east coast and installed it ASAP. They were without normal heat, this is true, but frankly, i'm not sure i could have done much else. It is completely untrue that these are recurring problems. this one was completely new. We have had issues with water heat in the past (it always comes up but sometimes takes a few minutes for the on demand to kick in) but in this case, our plumber merely forgot to turn the on demand water back on after working on the boiler and it took me a day to figure that out! Adding agony to misery all over again!
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5

Great for family with kids

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

The apartment is pretty well equipped and has plenty of space for everyone in our family. Very close to many places, coit tower, china town, fisherman's wharf and so on.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top

  • 3 of 5
Verified Stay

amazing view and great area with lots of color

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location on telegraph hill, steps away from North Beach, Little Italy

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

Awesome views of the skyline, city, and bay! Apartment is roomy and full of natural light. Roof deck is wonderful! Bedrooms and bathrooms are all well appointed with high end fixtures. Tommy was very responsive to any issues. We actually had a problem with the freezer and he made every effort to get it fixed over Thanksgiving weekend. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

We had a lovely time in this apartment. I honestly don't think there could be a better location in San Francisco! This is my 11th trip to this city and my first time in this area. I loved it! We had breakfast every day in the cafe down the street and dinner in the same area too. It wasn't too far to walk to both fisherman wharf and through Chinatown to downtown - it seems to be kind of in the middle. We were with elderly relatives and small children - all of who managed the apartment fine. And actually as one bedroom is on the main level and the other two bedrooms are on the lower level, it meant some degree of privacy also. The owner answered on first ring when we needed to contact him. Overall absolutely no complaints! The view is incredible! Five stars all round from us. It's worth the price for the view, the space, the deck and the location.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location Location Location

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

Great stay in a super cool location.

Thanks for making it work out perfectly Tommy.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Its a spectacular property on Telegraph Hill. Amazing views, well appointed and close to wherever you want to be in San Francisco. Why NOT this property? there is no elevator and a fair number of stairs. Just fair warning, if you have health problems or are elderly, you might look elsewhere.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : sfo at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : topolo at 200 Metres Nearest Ferry : Ferry Terminal at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : lincoln park at 10 Miles Nearest Train : Caltrain at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : 280 / 101 at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : ideal at 200 Metres Nearest Ski : tahoe at 200 Miles Nearest Beach : Crissy Field at 5 Miles Car: not necessary

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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30 night minimum stay
$899
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Housekeeping $180
Refundable damage deposit $3,000
Tax Rate 14.0%

Rates are subject to change until booked.

Base rate is for 2 people. +$200 for 3-4 people, +$400 for 4-8 people.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

From the Owner

Views, wonderful social living space and fantastic deck.

Property Type

  • apartment

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Onsite Services

  • Car Available

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean

Attractions

  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2400 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Master Bathroom - toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub, Steam Shower
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Off the main living area
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, 1 double, Kitchen and sofa bed
  • Master has huge King size bed, 65' flatscreen, steam shower and spa tub

Outside

  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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