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CASTRO AREA STUDIO IN SAN FRANCISCO VICTORIAN, GREAT LOCATION

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Laurence Chang

Speaks english, german, mandarin, and taiwanese
Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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CASTRO AREA STUDIO IN SAN FRANCISCO VICTORIAN, GREAT LOCATION

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

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. Car owners will find street parking and a public garage is one block away. 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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

Laurence Chang

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2009
Speaks english, german, mandarin, and taiwanese

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

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.

This Queen Anne Victorian is located on a street lined by old Magnolia trees. The Castro district, restaurants, shops, parks all surround this location.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday apartment rental in San Francisco, USA

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Castro Area Studio in San Francisco Victorian, Great Location
average rating of 4.85 based on 80 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
4

Great Castro Location. Perfect for travellers!

  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
Lawrence + Nick we're fantastic hosts. We had everything we needed. The downstairs room suited us perfectly. Good attention to detail by the hosts. They provided great reviews if local hotspots. And everything was well stocked. Highly recommend this as a great home base in San Francisco. Super close to transport and shops.
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Castro Area Studio in San Francisco Victorian, Great Location
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p297503
San Francisco The Bay Area
Walnut Creek, CA
5

Nice Place, Great Location!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
We really enjoyed our stay and in particular loved how close the apartment was to the MUNI station. I used to live in the Castro many years ago and so it was like coming home almost. Part of what makes the area so charming are the numerous boutique type restaurants and shops that are available. This location is really special in that way and the neighborhood is extremely friendly. With MUNI so close you can hop around the City with ease. We drove into the City and were able to park our car on the street over the weekend without issue. Monday-Friday, you do need a parking permit to stay longer than 2 hours at a time but on those days, we used the car to tour around. The apartment that we stayed in was located on the bottom level with a private entrance. The house itself is gated so you feel very safe on the bottom level. The studio apartment has a small kitchen but a very nice sized bedroom/living room area. It was very clean and well maintained. Even though the owners live on site, they are extremely respectful of giving you maximum privacy but are available to assist if you need them. No inquiry goes unattended to. Few areas in the City have all that the Castro has to offer - reasonably priced accommodations, great restaurants and plentiful coffee shops, boutique shops, some night life, street parking, a neighborhood feeling, friendly people and fabulous access to public transportation. If you are from out of town or locals like us who want a genuine SF City experience, I would highly recommend this place.
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Castro Area Studio in San Francisco Victorian, Great Location
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p297503
San Francisco The Bay Area
4

Great couples retreat

  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
We were overall VERY pleased with our stay! From the very beginning N & L were very accommodating and quick to communicate. We found the studio to be more than enough room for 2 people to stay, unpack, and be as comfortable as home. The location is great, very convent to the muni, easy walk to great shops and restaurants, and the area seemed very safe! As far as the interior goes we found it to be very clean, every amenity we could have needed was provided, great wifi and cable, perfect kitchenette, and the bed was very comfy and clean. Even had an iPod docking station!

Warnings (not negatives):
1) because it is a basement apartment the air is controlled by the main house I believe. Which means if you're hot or cold natured you can't crank it up or down. WITH THAT BEING SAID the owners have thought of everything and already provided in unit a fan and heater, and if your are extra cold there is a wonderful working fireplace!
2) For anyone who doesn't get around so well or has really large luggage, there are a few steps and narrow walk way down to the studio. We didn't have a problem with it, and it's probably on the rental agreement, but it just wanted to give everyone a heads up.

One GREAT thing is if you are using the buses there are stops going each way right out front which makes the climb back up the hill when you're full, tired, or drunk much much easier .
One BAD thing is there is bus stop right outside and buses run at 7am even while you are on vacation lol. Honestly wasn't really loud enough to wake you up, especially with the fan or heater on.

One personal note ,not that it wasn't spotlessly clean, the bathroom could use some updating to go with the well appointed rest of the place. But hey it's not home and there was nothing broke or dirty.

All in All it was a great, safe, and clean place to stay with fantastically polite and helpful owners! Can't wait to stay here again!

Thanks M&J
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Castro Area Studio in San Francisco Victorian, Great Location
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p297503
San Francisco The Bay Area
4

This apartment is wonderful!

  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
It is a very quiet and charming apartment wIth super accommodations: comfortable bed and pillows; towel warmer, coffee for guest, small kitchen, etc, and a perfect size for two guests. Nick and Laurence are very gracious hosts and go beyond anything expected to make one’s stay enjoyable. It is in a good location with easy access to public transportation and in a neighborhood full of great restaurants.
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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

Absolutely lovely - a real gem in the Castro

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
The room was a delight - lovely appointments, high quality bedding, large bathroom, internet and cable television, shampoo and soaps provided, and a thorough guide to the area's attractions, with maps.
The owners, Laurence and Nick, are equally delightful - unobtrusive while ensuring that they are available in case you have any needs.
The location is a quiet street just off the heart of the Castro. Everything one could want is just a short walk away.
This stay was lovely and my only regret is that it was not longer. I can definitely recommend this rental for anyone wishing to stay in the Castro.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Location

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

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 2013-14
16 Nov 2013 - 30 Apr 2014
3 night minimum stay
$475
for 3 nights
From
$145
$985
$3,940
 
 
Spring Summer 2014
1 May 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
$490
for 3 nights
From
$150
$1,020
$3,940
 
 
Fall Winter 2014-15
1 Nov 2014 - 30 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
$490
for 3 nights
From
$150
$1,020
$3,940
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $200.00
Cleaning Fee $40.00
Pet Fee $25.00 + Tax
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 and bedding and towels for 3rd person (room is furnished with a queen sized bed that sleeps two) for $25 per night.
Be sure to ask for information about parking options if you plan on driving.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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:
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
Communication / Internet:
  • Fax
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Courtyard
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • botanical garden
  • playground
  • festivals
  • bay
  • naturist beach
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • Shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • hiking
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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