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CASTRO AREA STUDIO IN SAN FRANCISCO VICTORIAN, GREAT LOCATION

Laurence Chang

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks English, German, Mandarin, and taiwanese
People3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

Laurence Chang

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks English, German, Mandarin, and taiwanese
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Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
26 November, 2014
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CASTRO AREA STUDIO IN SAN FRANCISCO VICTORIAN, GREAT LOCATION

People3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this holiday apartment in San Francisco - Vacation Rental Apt B

Apartment, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2; additional bed available; cost extra)

Located in the heart of San Francisco, This unit is located in 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 (newly painted, new wood flooring) apartment 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 apartment has its own private entrance. This studio apartment features a comfortable queen size bed, designer sheets, a separate, private bath and separate, kitchenette 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 fresh linens and towels and freshly ground 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Laurence Chang (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks English, German, Mandarin, and taiwanese

About Laurence Chang

A trained hospitality and restaurant professional, the owner lives in the same building and manages multiple rental units.

Laurence Chang purchased this apartment 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 apartment 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.

Why HomeAway

People3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 87 holidaymaker reviews

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Castro Area Studio in San Francisco Victorian, Great Location
average rating of 4.8505745 based on 87 reviews
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Castro Area Studio in San Francisco Victorian, Great Location
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p297503
San Francisco The Bay Area
5

Convenient and spotlessly clean!

  • 5 out of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in SF. Laurence and Nick were very easy to deal with. They put together a binder that gave us many great options for everying from where to eat to sights to see including maps and public transit options! The care they have taken in putting it together tells how much pride they have in the community they live in. Thank you!!
We really enjoyed our stay. The suite is lovely, spotlessly clean with a very comfortable bed and pillows. We loved the neighbourhood too including the architecture and colourful residents! The "Squat and Gobble" was a perfect place for breakfast/lunch and a very easy walk. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend the suite to family and friends.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Castro Area Studio in San Francisco Victorian, Great Location
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p297503
San Francisco The Bay Area
5

Beautiful Apt. Excellent Location

  • 5 out of 5
Stayed at this beautiful apartment in downtown San Francisco. Location was perfect for using public transportation and getting around the city. Plenty of restaurants in the area. Nick and Laurence were very helpful upon our arrival to make sure we were comfortable and took time to explain everything about apartment and areas of interest as well as how and where to catch the buses and trains to get around the city. Apartment was extremely clean. Would definitely recommend place to a friend. Thank you Nick and Laurence. We had a wonderful time. John and Paula. Marco Island Florida.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Castro Area Studio in San Francisco Victorian, Great Location
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p297503
San Francisco The Bay Area
5

Really nice and spotless apartment, great location

  • 5 out of 5
Really nice place in the Castro area. Laurence and Nick are so nice and helpful. Rooms are spotless clean and very thoughtfully decorated. A lot of little things that made this a very special stay for my wife and me. Highly recommended!
  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Castro Area Studio in San Francisco Victorian, Great Location
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p297503
San Francisco The Bay Area
5

Great location, quiet and relaxing

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I stayed at this property while on vacation - my first to SF. The studio apartment was attractive, clean, and just what we needed. The owners provided one of the most complete and detailed binders I've ever seen of everything from amenities of the apartment to area restaurants and transportation. They were also great at providing answers to last minute texts asking questions while we were in the city, and looked up restaurants online for us as we wandered in Chinatown not sure where to eat. The neighborhood is quiet and tree-line, and transportation to anywhere in the city is a block away. After hours street parking is available and a parking garage is within easy walking distance, but we did not need the car due to the proximity of the apartment to public transportation that took us all over the city. As mentioned, Laurence and Nick were available and responsive upon request, but otherwise we enjoyed complete privacy during our stay. The bed was comfortable, wifi and TV were great for keeping in touch with the world and unwinding at the end of the day, and on the day we were just too tired for a restaurant, we were able to prepare a meal "at home" and relax. About a block up the hill is a small market that had beautiful fresh produce, freshly made sandwiches, cheeses, milk, and other essential (including coffee) at very reasonable prices. Not only would I stay here again, I would encourage friends to do so - our hosts help make my first trip to SF truly wonderful and hassle-free.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Castro Area Studio in San Francisco Victorian, Great Location
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p297503
San Francisco The Bay Area
Ewa Beach
5

Exceptional place to stay!

  • 5 out of 5
We loved this place! Thank you Lawrence and Nick for a great stay! We definitely loved it's location, within walking distance to everything in the Castro area and very close to the muni station. Lawrence and Nick are very accommodating and leave you/send you lots of information to help with your stay (directions, maps, recommendations, etc.). A lot of the places we ate at were within walking distance of the place. The bed was very very comfortable as well and we really appreciated the Keurig and tea as well as the bath towel warmer :) We will definitely be recommending you to all of our friends and family heading to San Francisco.
  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Castro Area Studio in San Francisco Victorian, Great Location
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p297503
San Francisco The Bay Area
4

Exceeded expectations!

  • 4 out of 5
This cute, cozy, place was better than imagined! Great hub for getting out in the city and very close to great eateries and bars. The owner's recommendations were great. This is a very clean and comfortable place to call home, while visiting, the owner was attentive but allowed us our privacy. Would definitely come back and stay here again! Thank you Laurence and Nick!
  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
14.8 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Cafe Flore and many others
Nearest Ferry
3.4 Miles
San Francisco Ferry Building
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Castro Street MUNI Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cafe Flore, Catch, L'Ardoise Bistro
Nearest Ski
201 Miles
Lake Tahoe area resorts (ie Heavenly Ski Resort)
Nearest Beach
4.4 Miles
Ocean Beach
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). The unit is 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.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in San Francisco, The Bay Area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Fall Winter 2014-15
1 Nov 2014 - 30 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
$490
for 3 nights
From
$150
$1,020
$4,090
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer/Fall 2015
1 May 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
3 night minimum stay
$490
for 3 nights
From
$150
$1,020
$4,090
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Booking Special
1 Jul 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
30 night minimum stay
$4,090
for 30 nights
$4,090
 
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
Notes 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.
2015 Special: accepting discounted early bookings for 2015 with minimum stay of 30 days

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in San Francisco in The Bay Area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , 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!
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 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.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Communication / Internet:
  • Fax
Outside:
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Smoking permitted outdoors in gated courtyard, but not in building. The building has a secure, wrought iron gate and the studio apartment 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 at the property and are readily available to address questions or concerns, provide recommendations or directions... but otherwise leave renters to enjoy their privacy as the apartment has its own separate entrance.
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