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A San Francisco Beauty

Bedrooms 3
Space 130 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Spacious And Comfortable Upper Flat now includes Parking

This large, elegant apartment on the top floor of a 100-year-old house has an open floor plan, is sunny and light and will ensure a pleasurable vacation. Parking for a compact or medium size car may be made available for$250/month. The apartment was recently remodeled and includes high end appliances and top furnishings. The apartment is centrally located, close to public transit, the Presidio National Park, Golden Gate Park, shopping, dining, many museums, beaches, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

This apartment was recently featured on a television show called Sweet Retreats.

Nearby Attractions:

Coastal Trail

Ocean Beach

China Beach

Baker Beach

Sutro Park & Sutro Bath Ruins

The Cliff House

Legion of Honor Museum

Golden Gate Park

California Academy of Sciences

De Young Museum

Japanese Tea Garden

Beach Chalet and Park Chalet

Buffalo Paddock

Windmills and the Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden

Lincoln Park Golf Course

The Golden Gate Bridge

The Presidio

San Francisco Zoo

More Details

Malu Soderquist
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, Tagalog
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 1, 2017

About Malu Soderquist

We have lived in San Francisco since 1983 and love its diversity and excitement. I am a local attorney with my own firm. My wife Malu and I love raising our 2 children here in this wonderful city. Malu has a degree in hotel management from one of the top schools in Switzerland, and previously managed 5 star hotels. We live across the street from this vacation property. We are offering it at VRBO for the first time.

Malu Soderquist purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Malu Soderquist chose San Francisco

This is a great neighborhood, mostly consisting of families in one and two unit buildings. It is very quiet at night, remarkable for being in the center of a vibrant city, where the bars and restaurants are only a 5 minute walk away.

What makes this apartment unique

This is a pretty home, with some lovely built ins and details. Constructed in 1908, just a few years after the 1906 earthquake, it sits on what was once sand dunes stretching down to Ocean Beach, 3 miles away. A few hundred feet away is a marker showing the spot in 1776 where the first Spaniards camped when they first came to San Francisco to establish Mission Dolores. In this relatively small city of 700,000 there is a world class ballet, symphony and theater. Exhilarating hiking and biking trails surround the Bay, and there is access to every sport and leisure activity. The highly rated restaurants vie with the lesser known but exciting eateries. We love our city and hope you will too!


Nearest Airport
12.5 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Ferry Building
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Presidio Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
101 North
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Tanuki Sushi
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Baker Beach
Car: not necessary

We are located within 2 minutes of The Presidio National Park, which includes free tennis courts, basketball and picnicking, and the gorgeous Presidio Golf Course (and driving range) a 10 minute walk from the vacation home. We are also a 20 minute walk, or 5 minute car ride from Golden Gate Park, which has the internationally renowned Academy of Sciences and the DeYoung Art Museum, Japanease Tea Garden and Botanical Garden, together with an array of musical concert arenas, sports fields and walking areas. We are a 3 minute walk from San Francisco's 'Little Chinatown' on Clement Street, with its numerous restaurants of every nationality, and eclectic book stores, pastry shops and cafes. We are 2 minutes from the California 1 bus line which is connected to every part of the city by public transit. It is a lovely 25 minute walk down Lake Street to Baker Beach, adjacent to the Golden Gate Bridge, with its view of San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean, and where you can occasionally see whales, seals and dolphins.


Richmond District Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , includes double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There are 2 Bathrooms. One contains a large walk in shower, the other has a bathtub with shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • There are 3 bedrooms, consisting of 2 Queens and 1 Full.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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A San Francisco Beauty
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews
Fort Myers, Florida

Great Location & Exceptional Accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely apartment exceeded our expectations! We were four adults and one 4½ year old.

Kitchen was fantastic as we had every breakfast in the apartment and most dinners too. We had everything we needed to make meals.

Malu & Phil had many children’s books available, which my daughter fell in love with – she especially loved the Hello Kitty Shapes book and took it to bed with her each night! Speaking of beds…the beds & linens were exceptional and rooms were very tastefully decorated. Honestly, I was nervous if my daughter would sleep well while there but she fell in love with ‘her’ room the minute we walked in the door!

Location was great! There was a nice farmers market on Sunday that we visited and bought some really nice fruits and veggie. You must visit Shubert’s bakery, it’s within walking distance and we got a nice tasty cake there. There is also a nice playground a couple blocks over that we visited every day. We had a car so I can’t speak to how close or easy public transportation is from the apartment but the garage to park our rental was a HUGE help.

Malu made us feel very welcome and even printed our tickets for Alcatraz that we misplaced along our travels – THANK YOU Malu for doing so!

To sum this up…everything was perfect! Don’t hesitate when selecting this place, you won’t be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hong Kong

Amazing place - Extremely helpful owners

  • 5 of 5

This place was a great location for our wedding stay in SF. The owners were incredibly helpful with every detail required and the parking was much appreciated. The location is so convenient for coffee/lunch/dinner in the area. Just a walk up the street. Head the other direction to get to the park and Golden Gate bridge. Love this place.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thalwil,Zürich, Switzerland


  • 5 of 5

Liebe Malu Lieber Phil

Die Wohnung war einfach der Hammer. Wir werden sie allen unseren Freunden empfehlen. Ruhiges Quartier, nahe Golden Gate, top modern, sehr heimelig, sehr sauber und einige Blocks weiter fährt ein Bus in Downtown. Wir hatten einfach alles und fühlten uns sofort wie zu Hause. Ist einfach alles vorhanden Kaffee, Tees, Gewürze, Waschmittel, Duschmittel, Seife, usw....Auch alle Geräte sind in einem Top Zustand. Vielen vielen Dank.

Ich hoffe wir kommen bald wieder.

Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz Brigitte Strebel

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank Brigitte und Co., Ich bin sehr froh, dass Ihr in die Wohnung so wohl gefühlt habt. Ich werde mich freuen Ihr wieder in San Francisco begrüßen zu dürfen. Tschüss.
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Hong kong

A Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

A quality apartment with luxurious fittings. The host has thought of everything to make their guests feel right at home. So close to food and the park. Our stay was so enjoyable and we absolutely felt the true hospitality of San Francisco!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay in a terrific apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic stay in a beautiful apartment. Spotlessly clean with lovely period features, and very well appointed, with all furnishings, electrical goods, etc in perfect condition.

We are a family of 5, kids aged 18, 16, and 13, and this apartment was perfect for us. Comfortably accommodated us all. Location was perfect for strolling to Golden Gate Park, the Bridge and beaches, and the Presidio. Muni Bus Stops are only half a block away, and the Number 1 Bus stops every few minutes to takes you to the Embarcadero and City Centre in 25 minutes or so.

Malu, the owner, was a pleasure to deal with, very prompt and courteous in replying to our questions.

Malu - Many thanks for the lovely bottle of wine and locally sourced cookies on arrival. We'd stay again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this beautifully appointed, thoughtfully equipped apartment. Furnishings are both lovely and very comfortable. The neighborhood is quiet and safe. The parking pass made our life easy with no worrying about moving car every day. We would love to return sometime! Thank you, Malu!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Price includes tax and all utility expenses. Free wifi.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.