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Quiet Elegance, Charming luxury, Great value!

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

1 Queen size bed + 1 queen size Sofabed + 1 Bath

*SAVE 25% off the weekly rate when you book (1) month



*FREE Coffee & Tea

*FREE wifi/laptop & printer use

*FREE Cable/Roku/Netflix/DVR/DVD



This fully furnished and very charming sublet located in this well-kept building features an independent entry, unsurpassed privacy, finely detailed appointments and unprecedented value. Nestled between the quiet neighborhood parks of Corona Heights and Buena Vista, this elegant 750SF furnished apartment has been carefully appointed as a perfect sublet or vacation rental long and short term alike.

This ground floor unit conveniently located in between the famous CASTRO & HAIGHT/ASHBURY Districts, offers EXTREME QUIET and SERENITY from its own private terraced garden! It is home to a modern fully stocked electric kitchen with a full-sized frige w/purified water & ice dispenser, a full-sized dishwasher, microwave and large oven. Also featured is a crock pot for (5), all eating & cooking utensils, oils, salts, pepper, spices, tupper ware and just about everything else needed to cook nightly meals.

The modest yet accommodating living room offers a queen size sofa-bed, a flat screen TV/DVD and CD/Ipod player. FREE WIFI ACCESS is standard for your PC or free use of our in-unit desk top computer w/printer is available. A generous dining room area will accommodate up to four people and both living & dining room areas look out onto the captivating vistas of the rustic garden.

A PRIVATE CLOSED-OFF BEDROOM with a queen size bed relishes its own light-well with sliding door for additional natural light and generous ventilation. An elegant full-size bureau chest of drawers and a full-size closet make this a most accommodating place to stay. A PRIVATE subway tiled bathroom which is accessed from the living areas, features a walk-in shower with railing and bright lighting.

Careful appointments and fine worldly decor have been incorporated into this apartment to create a place of warmth, coziness and a true San Francisco style.


*San Francisco TRANSIT Information

More Details

Guillermo Velez
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

About Guillermo Velez

Welcome to my native hometown of San Francisco! This fully furnished sublet will charm your extended stay with true 'San Francisco style' and fine world class flavors that can only be experienced through an upscale, historic San Francisco residence. The Buena Vista/Corona Heights district offers original Circa 1870s Victorian architecture, lovely and easy back park hikes, quaint hidden staircase walks, panoramic park * city views, international cuisine and friendly Northern California hospitality. It would give me great pleasure to share such an enchanting neighborhood and city with you in this homey accommodation.

Guillermo Velez purchased this apartment in 1991

Why Guillermo Velez chose San Francisco

Because this property backs up to what is actually a small mountain park, the apartment enjoys constant peace and quiet while still remaining centrally located to the city's bussle. Many of San Francisco's most famous neighborhoods and world-wide attractions like Haight/Ashbury, the Castro District, Twin Peaks and Golden Gate Park are all walking distance.

What makes this apartment unique

The geographical position of the this apartment is located on the perimeter of the Castro and Haight/Ashbury districts which is truly central to everywhere else in the city. Other close by districts are the Civic Center, Golden Gate Park, The Panhandle, Twin Peaks Upper Market, Japan Town and UCSF. In these districts you will find some of the most colorful original Circa 1880s Victorian architecture, world-wide cuisine, Napa Valley wine stores, farmers markets, various retail establishments, museums, shopping, movie theaters, libraries and cutting edge hospitals.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in The Castro in San Francisco

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • (1) Queen size in Private Bedroom (1) queen size Convertible Sofa Bed (1) floor foam mattress
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This is a time-shared sublet too


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(83 traveller reviews)

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Quiet Elegance, Charming luxury, Great value!
average rating of 4.9759035 based on 83 reviews

Clean & quiet city getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Great location! Within walking distance to a lot & a short uber ride to everything else. The apartment was very nice & very clean. Great place to come home to while on vacation! Very accommodating and responsive owner! We would definitely stay here if in SF again! Everything we needed was here with a large kitchen and cute outdoor space!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The place was great and clean!

  • 4 of 5

Loved San Francisco!! Be prepared for lots of walking. Public transit is excellent.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Peaceful Sanctuary In a Vibrant City

  • 5 of 5

We visited San Francisco for 5 days and were thoroughly pleased with the accommodations at this property. The garden in this property was so lovely and peaceful. It was a quiet escape after exploring the city. The kitchen was well stocked and had everything we needed to make ourselves at home. The bed was so comfortable and we felt well rested each morning, ready to tackle the days adventures (and the hills!). This property is on a quiet street yet only a few blocks from the lively Castro district. We had a fabulous time exploring San Francisco with this apartment as our "home base". Guillermo, our host, was responsive and accommodating. We were thoroughly pleased and would be happy to stay here again the next time we are in San Francisco.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grenfield, WI

Great first visit

  • 5 of 5

This apartment and it's location were great. Everything was clean and it was furnished just like the photos. We did not rent a car but found the use of Lyft to fit our needs. The neighborhood is quiet and the two parks near by are both wonderful. Saw a coyote in one of them. Would definitely recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Castro rental

  • 4 of 5

Simply because I don't believe in giving max stars for anything (really, how can anything be PERFECT?), I gave the next best. Loved the location. Parking on alternate trash days was challenging for US, but probably over analyzed it and a non-issue once we got it. Pictures are representative but REAL time, even better. Apartment clean and really appreciated the quality of the bath towels and linens. We did not need the help of out landlord much, but when we did, he was very prompt in getting back to us. Very accommodating in obtaining a weekly parking pass. Guillermo is methodical and organized. I appreciated that. Will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, MO


  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this cozy apartment that fit our needs perfectly for our 1st wedding anniversary......convenient.....lots of neighborhood restaurants, public transportation just blocks away, or a short UBER ride to all the main attractions throughout the city. 👍👍👍👍👍

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park
Fisherman's Wharf
California Academy of Sciences
Union Square
Lombard Street
Ocean Beach
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Coit Tower
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Castro & Haight/Ashbury Districts
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
All Bay Area Ferrys
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Legion of Honor
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Cal Train
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-101 & 280
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Castro or Haight Districts
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
SF Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest bus stop
Nearest Point of Interest
Corner produce store
Nearest Point of Interest
Cable Car Staging
Nearest Point of Interest
Historical Street Cars
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Fisherman's Wharf
Nearest Point of Interest
Easy hike- Buena Vista Park
Nearest Point of Interest
1870s Victorian walking tour
Nearest Point of Interest
Golden Gate Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Ocean Beach walk
Nearest Point of Interest
Golden Gate Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Haight/Ashbury District
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Mason/Marina Green
Nearest Point of Interest
Peet's Coffee
Nearest Point of Interest
Japan Town
Nearest Point of Interest
Mission Dolores & Basilica
Nearest Point of Interest
Central Freeway entrance
Nearest Point of Interest
Twin Peaks
Nearest Point of Interest
Pandhandle/Golden Gate Park access
Nearest Point of Interest
Painted Ladies Historical Victorians
Nearest Point of Interest
North Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Ferry Building
Nearest Point of Interest
AT&T Baseball Park
Nearest Point of Interest
BART (closest subway stop)
Nearest Point of Interest
SF City Hall
Nearest Point of Interest
SF Main Library
Car: not necessary

Walk to Golden Gate Park

Short drive to Twin Peaks Observation Point

Walk to tennis courts

Walk to local parks with awesome views

(Corona Heights & Buena Vista Parks)

Walk to Bus Stop (100ft)

Walk to dog park


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in The Castro, The Bay Area

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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £84.78
Pet Fee £115.6

*Rates are subject to change until your reservation is confirmed through payment.

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**A cancellation fee of $150 will be assessed for any cancellation made outside of (30 or 60) days.
**Homeaway booking fees, credit card or Paypal Invoicing merchant fees are non-refundable.
**All stays require full payment before confirme

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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