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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 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 (4), 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 December, 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 The Castro

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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Quiet Elegance, Charming luxury, Great value!
average rating of 4.966292 based on 89 reviews

well appointed quiet place

  • 4 of 5

We thought the apartment was very nice. The kitchen was well stocked with all the condiments required along with all of the dishes and glassware and very adequate pots and pans. The mattress was very comfortable as well as all of the living room furnishings. The throws in the living room were a welcome plus. Information about the city, bus routes and area maps were excellent. The garden was great, but weather allowed limited usage. We will return to this very quiet relaxing place.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An ideal apt in a convenient location!

  • 5 of 5

The apt Guillermo offers is perfect! Well appointed, clean, spacious and comfortable. The location is ideal for traveling by foot & easy access for Uber as well. Guillermo has provided everything to make our stay ideal. Communication was effortless & detailed. To top it all off the apartment has a Zen filled courtyard that is a dream! A spot that we will revisit on our next trip to the west coast! Thank you Guillermo!!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient and Comfort in Corona Heights!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our recent stay in this Corona Heights gem immensely. Property was as described, and the views of the City from this neighborhood are simply magnificent. Guillermo's attention to detail is to be commended; there were detailed instructions on how to operate appliances, trash handling, maps, guides, and more. We occasionally heard footsteps above us, which was the only way we knew there were others around. We loved the charming garden / back patio area, and enjoyed our coffee from there in the morning. We would highly recommend this property to prospective visitors, and can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great accommodations! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

A great condo which met all of our needs. Clean and well-appointed. Great location! We highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Guillermo provides comprehensive assistance in the form of information about the apartment so that it makes it easy to settle in and stay there. The apartment is exceptionally well equipped with good quality appliances and the like, and there are many essentials such as oil, coffee, condiments and spices and the like. It was a great base to experience San Francisco from.

Again, thanks to Guillermo for his professionalism.


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  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was absolutely fantastic, situated in a quiet apartment block, about a 15 min walk from the Haight district, in one direction and Castro in the other. Not only was it beautifully decorated, but Guillermo had provided absolutely everything you could possibly need for your stay. The kitchen was well equipped, the bed really comfortable and the living room great to relax in. The little garden was just perfect to sit in each morning for our breakfast. The bathroom was beautifully light with lots of mirrors, a huge shower and a hairdryer. We would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone, it felt like a home from home and we were very sad to leave it. We are already hoping we can visit again in the not too distant future (already started saving!)

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Standard pricing
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £112.58
Cleaning fee per stay £82.56
5th person +$25/nightly £0
Parking pass +$25 pr wk. £0

*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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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