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NEWLY RENOVATED NORTH BEACH APARTMENT WITH SPECTACULAR ROOF DECK

Ralph Vonder Haar

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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NEWLY RENOVATED NORTH BEACH APARTMENT WITH SPECTACULAR ROOF DECK

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in San Francisco - Mason Street

2 Bedroom/1 Bath, Sleeps 6, Small Pets Ok, Breathtaking Views Roof Deck

Thank you for your interest in our apartment. Our six unit building was completely renovated down to the studs a few years ago. Everything is like new. You get the charm of an original 1908 San Francisco walk up with all the modern conveniences like an tank-less water heater and an in-unit washer/dryer. Our unit is on the top (third) floor. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and a bay window with a built in bench from which there are beautiful views of Russian Hill and a quaint little alley reminiscent of the left bank of Paris. The second bedroom has a full size bunk bed and twin trundle that can sleep up to 4 adults and 1 child. All of the bedding, linens, mattresses and pillows are brand new with hypoallergenic and waterproof coverings. Everything is professionally cleaned and sanitized between guests.

The living area features a large comfortable sectional with views of Coit Tower and a full entertainment system that including a 55” flat screen TV with HBO and Showtime, CD player, DVD/Blue Ray player and auxiliary input for iPhone/iPad or other MP3 device. The large, open kitchen has a gas Bertazzoni range and a side-by-side refrigerator with an ice maker. The kitchen is stocked with basic essentials like spices, condiments and coffee so you can make meals at home without having to purchase things that won’t get used up. There is a large counter height dining table on which to enjoy family style meals.

The apartment is equipped with a portacrib, a child's convertible car seat, and stroller if you have a little one.

If you don’t feel like cooking there are literally hundreds of restaurants that will deliver right to the door.

Perhaps the best feature of the apartment is the spectacular private roof deck. With 360 degree views including Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower and the Transamerica Building, you feel like you are on top of the world. The roof deck features a high quality sound system, a dream BBQ, a commercial propane heater and a fire table so you can enjoy the deck even on chilly evenings.

North Beach is one of the best places to stay for a San Francisco vacation. It is walking distance to many of the major tourists attractions like Cable Cars, Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, Chinatown and Lombard Street. And North Beach is a foodie's dream come true with literally hundreds of restaurants and bars including Michelin star-rated Gary Danko’s and the famous 'Saloon' where Tommy Castro recorded his first album.

If you want to venture out of North Beach there are many options for public transportation. The famous Mason/Powell Cable Car and Muni stops are only 1 block away. The beautiful F-Line - impeccably restored vintage trains from around the world (I love the one from Milan) is 4 blocks away. Cabs are plentiful and easily hailed on the street or by phone.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Ralph Vonder Haar (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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About Ralph Vonder Haar

My wife and I both grew up in the Bay Area and moved to North Beach about six years ago after the kids grew up. We own and live in the apartment adjacent to the rental unit. I'm a VP at a high tech silicon valley company and my wife is the COO of high tech consulting company. We have a beautiful King Charles Cavalier Spaniel named Lily who is the rock star of North Beach. We love to travel ourselves and look forward to hosting people in our beautiful city.

Ralph Vonder Haar purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Ralph Vonder Haar chose San Francisco

North Beach is one of the best places to stay San Francisco. It is walking distance to many of the major tourists attractions and it is a foodie's dream come true! North Beach also has a wonderful local culture. Staying in our apartment instead of a tourist hotel down the street you can get the best of both worlds. Right around the corner is Sweeties Art Bar which is generally considered the 'Cheers' of North Beach. The diverse group of regulars range from sailors in their 20's to professionals in their 40's and 50's to retirees. Everyone knows everyone yet newcomers can make friends instantly. There is a list of our other favorite little neighborhood places in the apartment as well.

What makes this apartment unique

The best feature of this apartment is the spectacular roof deck. With 360 views including Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower and the Transamerica Building, you feel like you are on top of the world. Throw in the high quality sound system, a dream BBQ and a glowing fire table and it becomes a little slice of heaven. As you relax with a glass of wine you can hear the clang of cable cars in the distance, the faint bark of sea lions at Pier 39, the forlorn call of the fog horns and the ringing of the church bells at St. Peter and Paul's.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 32 holidaymaker reviews

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Newly Renovated North Beach Apartment With Spectacular Roof Deck
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews
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Newly Renovated North Beach Apartment With Spectacular Roof Deck
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p481842vb
408-605-3403
San Francisco The Bay Area
U.K.
5

Perfect apartment & location

Perfect apartment & location
  • 5 out of 5
Just the perfect place to rent from start to finish.
The owners met us punctually & fully explained how to use all the high-spec appliances/gadgets. The apartment has been finished to a very high standard; top-end kitchen, comfortable beds & plenty of space. The roof-top deck with fire-pit was amazing. During our stay, nothing was too much trouble e.g. the hairdryer broke & the owners' immediately replaced it with their own & then bought a new one. The local restuarant recommendations were fantastic. It's a great base from which to explore the city; close to tourist attractions yet still in a quiet part of North Beach.
  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
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Newly Renovated North Beach Apartment With Spectacular Roof Deck
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p481842vb
408-605-3403
San Francisco The Bay Area
Princeton, NJ
5

Perfect for Long Stay in San Francisco

  • 5 out of 5
The apartment is better than in the pictures. Of course the roof top deck is amazing but the apartment itself has highest quality fixtures, appliances, and furnishings. Completely set up kitchen and a Safeway and Trader Joe's one block away makes cooking easy. In the flat area of town near bay and can walk to Fisherman Wharf in few minutes or bus lines / trolley lines also very near. Property very well maintained, owner is next door and very helpful.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Newly Renovated North Beach Apartment With Spectacular Roof Deck
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p481842vb
408-605-3403
San Francisco The Bay Area
5

Perfect location to explore San Francisco

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at this location with six people (incl 4 kids) for a long weekend and we would recommend this to everybody who wants to visit San Francisco. It's a short walk to popular places like Fisherman's Wharf, Italian District, China Town, Lombard Street, Cable Car. The apartment is complete, very well maintained and contains high quality equipment. Also basics like coffee and sugar is already available. The roof deck with the city view is awesome. We enjoyed staying here and would definitely choose this apartment again when visiting SF.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
business
Newly Renovated North Beach Apartment With Spectacular Roof Deck
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p481842vb
408-605-3403
San Francisco The Bay Area
5

BEST LOCATION AND VIEW IN THE CITY HANDS DOWN!!!!!

  • 5 out of 5
Hands down the best location you will find in the city! The rooftop upstairs is spectacular! Even better than the pictures! From the top you can see a sight from every angle, Coit Tower, Alcatraz Island, St. Peter and Paul church. Fisherman's warf and Pier 39 are both only a 5-10min walk away. Ghiradelli Square, Washington Square, Chinatown, and Little Italy are all within walking distance. We met Ralph the owner upon arrival and he gretted us with a very friendly and warm welcome. Not only was the place spotless for us, even cleaner than a hotel but it was stocked with anything we could have wanted. All dishes are provided, coffee is nicely provided, so is toiletries and laundry detergenet just incase. All the applicances are brand new and it definitely looks modern, like it was just remodled. The only downside is there is only one bathroom but we made it work and it didn't make our stay any less enjoyable. There were six of us and it still felt like plenty of room our entire three night stay. The best feature by far is the rooftop. Spectacular view. Best view in the city HANDS DOWN! We made drinks up there and watched the sunset everynight. We also roasted marshmellows up there. It seriously made our trip! What a perfect way to wind down after a busy day of sighseeing and exploring the city. Ralph even provided blankets up there and with the firepit, it was suprisingly very warm and definitely cozy! We were so impressed with their hospitaltiy. His wife Bethie even had a book she put together with information about the place and also tons of suggestions for good places to eat- they literally thought of everything! We would all definitely recommend this place to stay in fact we would recommend it over any hotel. You can't beat the view, the location and the hospitatliy. Simply wonderful. Makes us want to make a special trip back just so we can stay here again!
  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
business
Newly Renovated North Beach Apartment With Spectacular Roof Deck
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p481842vb
408-605-3403
San Francisco The Bay Area
5

BEST LOCATION HANDS DOWN!!!!!

  • 5 out of 5
Hands down the best location you will find in the city! The rooftop upstairs is spectacular! Even better than the pictures! From the top you can see a sight from every angle, Coit Tower, Alcatraz Island, St. Peter and Paul church. Fisherman's warf and Pier 39 are both only a 5-10min walk away. Ghiradelli Square, Washington Square, Chinatown, and Little Italy are all within walking distance. We met Ralph the owner upon arrival and he gretted us with a very friendly and warm welcome. Not only was the place spotless for us, even cleaner than a hotel but it was stocked with anything we could have wanted. All dishes are provided, coffee is nicely provided, so is toiletries and laundry detergenet just incase. All the applicances are brand new and it definitely looks modern, like it was just remodled. The only downside is there is only one bathroom but we made it work and it didn't make our stay any less enjoyable. There were six of us and it still felt like plenty of room our entire three night stay. The best feature by far is the rooftop. Spectacular view. Best view in the city HANDS DOWN! We made drinks up there and watched the sunset everynight. We also roasted marshmellows up there. It seriously made our trip! What a perfect way to wind down after a busy day of sighseeing and exploring the city. Ralph even provided blankets up there and with the firepit, it was suprisingly very warm and definitely cozy! We were so impressed with their hospitaltiy. His wife Bethie even had a book she put together with information about the place and also tons of suggestions for good places to eat- they literally thought of everything! We would all definitely recommend this place to stay in fact we would recommend it over any hotel. You can't beat the view, the location and the hospitatliy. Simply wonderful. Makes us want to make a special trip back just so we can stay here again!
  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Newly Renovated North Beach Apartment With Spectacular Roof Deck
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p481842vb
408-605-3403
San Francisco The Bay Area
natick ma
5

When the Lights Go Down in the City

  • 5 out of 5
Our family of six (parents and kids ages 9-18) LOVED this apartment. It was beautifully decorated, clean and ORGANIZED. Everything was labeled and easy to find. It was lovely to have things like coffee, spices laundry soap, dish soap, paper towels already supplied.

The binder explaining everything (again neatly organized with tabs :) with everything from how to operate the TV to activity and restaurant recommendations was a huge help and we referred to it often.

You have the best of both worlds in this rental--a quick five minute walk and you are in the thick of the tourist attractions of Fisherman's Wharf; a quick five minute walk in the other direction and you are in the actual neighborhoods where the locals eat and hang out. Our family loved sitting at cafes on Columbus Ave watching the world go by and dinner at Calzones was voted best meal.

It can sometimes be nerve-racking to rent from an online site but this apartment is as great as it seems online and the owners are great to work with. Ralph and Bethie were very communicative throughout the process of renting and they are actually right next store if you have any questions while you are there.

Last but not least the roofdeck--WOW! All of us went up there as much as possible to enjoy the view. It is an urban oasis with comfy couches, pretty twinkle lights, plants, speakers to pipe in music, an AMAZING grill (my husband had grill envy) and of course the fireplace. When the lights go down in the city by the bay you get an incredible view and if it gets chilly there are even cozy blankets to warm up with.

Thanks for a great place to explore your gorgeous city Bethie and Ralph, the only negative thing about our stay here was that it was too short!
  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Blue and Gold Fleet
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Caltrain: 700 4th St., San Francisco 94107
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
101 & 280
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Crissy Field, Baker Beach
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Sweeties Art Bar
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Presideo Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
numerous
Car: not necessary

North Beach is the 'Italian' section of SF filled with famous restaurants and bars. Tony's Pizza is the only non-Italian to win pizza making contest in Italy. Gary Danko Restaurant is within walking distance. Washington Square Park is a short walk.

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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
 
Thanksgiving
24 Nov - 30 Nov
3 night minimum stay
$1,775
for 3 nights
From
$550
$3,800
 
 
Christmas/ New Years
23 Dec - 2 Jan
3 night minimum stay
$1,775
for 3 nights
From
$550
$3,800
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
23 May - 27 May
3 night minimum stay
$1,775
for 3 nights
From
$550
 
 
Summer
1 Jun - 1 Sep
3 night minimum stay
$1,775
for 3 nights
From
$550
$3,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,475
for 3 nights
From
$450
$3,100
$12,125
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $100
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
No smoking in apartment. Smoking on roof deck OK.
Small pet OK.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shower has waterfall shower head. Soft 100% cotton towels.
  • Hotel-size shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and soap provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , 1 child bed , Bunk bed is full size. Trundle bed is twin size.
  • 2 bedroom. Master has great with of Russian Hill 2nd bedroom has full size bunk beds with trundle
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
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