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Updated Telegraph Hill Classic

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in North Beach - Updated Telegraph Hill Classic

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)

The perfect home base for your work or vacation awaits. This cozy apartment is walking distance from San Francisco's financial district and just one block from North Beach's famous restaurants.

We put our place together with all the things we look for when we need to get work done or want to get away for a weekend in the city: Great neighborhood, walking distance to everything, insanely fast Internet.

Restful Retreat: If it's R&R you're after, you'll appreciate the amazing custom kitchen, equipped by a Cordon-Blue trained chef, the comfy couch, and the big screen TV with Netflix.

If you insist on leaving the great indoors, try a drink on the roof deck at sunset to start with. If you get hungry, North Beach is just half a block. And if you insist on going into work, the financial district is a nice 10 minute walk. A pair of bikes is also available for your use, but please remember that they are shared with the guests in the unit downstairs.

A Green Place To Stay: We made it greener. Most lights are low power LEDs, the appliances are all energy-star rated, and the hot water heater is a high efficiency, continuous flow heater that combines energy efficiency with a literally unlimited capacity. The only limit on your time in the shower will be your conscience.

This apartment shares a washer/dryer and roof deck access with the unit above. We also have a single garage space that's shared between the two units, which you can reserve with prior notice and a small additional nightly fee. Please note that the garage will only fit compact cars and requires comfort with snug spaces and city driving.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2016

About The Owner

After many years of renting other people's places on vacation, we decided we'd like to do this ourselves. We're professionals (lawyer and business consultant) living in Silicon Valley with two kids. We love San Francisco, and we don't always have time to go there for the weekends, so we can share this place with our friends and family.

We hope you have a great time at our place. We've put a lot of time into making it the kind of place we want to go.

All the best,

Paul and Daniel

(with small help from Andrew & Oliver)

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2011

Why The Owner chose San Francisco

Telegraph Hill and Northbeach are amazing neighborhoods, full of great food, in a great location for work for taking a vacation.

We've hung out here many times on our weekends and when the opportunity came to buy a place here, we jumped on it.


based on 38 holidaymaker reviews

Updated Telegraph Hill Classic
average rating of 4.736842 based on 38 reviews

7 weeks as a local in North Beach, SF.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice unit. Met all expectations and was as presented on the website. Kitchen was very adequate with all new appliances. Unit was clean, well maintained and up to date. Bathroom a bit tight, but updated, and has a good shower. Linens were fresh.

Customer service was excellent. Very good "User Manual" with complete instructions and guidance.

Very comfortable with property security and neighborhood. Not noisy even though in an active, lively part of the city.

Short walk to all sorts of restaurants and bars. Very convenient, available transportation. Would definitely refer friends to this property and location.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect location

  • 4 of 5

We did a lot of research into the various location options before choosing 54 sonoma street. I grew up in SF so know the city and while I didn't know this exact location I knew the neighbourhood. It was the first time for my wife and she was pleasantly pleased at the unit being "cute" . By the time we left the unit 4 weeks later she loved the place and most of all, my choice. :-)

We like to walk and we could walk to Fishermmans wharf, Embarcadero, and Chinatown. Coit tower loomed above us and on many of the beautiful nights we would grab a bottle of wine, a pizza from the best Pizza you will have (only three minutes walk), Tony's, and sit up on the deck just reviewing the day's activities, the partial view of the Golden Gate Bridge, Transamerica building and the lights of Nob Hill.

Live music probably 300 yds away on Grant street, great sports bars, a super and historical coffee place Caffe Trieste(sp). Great breakfast and hamburger place around the corner. At Mo's. Really nice Italian dinners everywhere (try Sorto Mare) , a great oyster bar called Ferry Plaza Seafood.

We walked maybe 10 minutes to Mason street to catch the cable car over Nob Hill to union Square or Market at to catch Bart or other muni lines. You don't need a car, just buy a Clipper pass for one month and you can go everywhere in the city limits. It was so easy and so much fun using the cable car as our normal method of transport . When in doubt you can Uber anywhere .

Faults? Well, to be honest there is a TV system that looks very cool but no operating instructions. I asked 3 times and. Never did get any help which was disappointing. I was told there was a manual but there wasn't and I couldn't print the one emailed me.

I only wanted to watch a few football/gridiron games but worked out Pandora so at least had some music.

Also the bathroom is VERY small so if you are a "big " person you will be uncomfortable.

I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to spend some time in SF. It's right in the best part of town in my opinion.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Neighborhood, Patio, and large bedroom

  • 4 of 5

I stayed here with a colleague for 1 month. The neighborhood and location is amazing. If you like restaurants, bars, action, and high energy from a neighborhood than this is it! The bedroom/bed was lovely and large. The bathroom is really small but has everything you need. This place is perfect for a couple but no more than 2 people. The kitchen is very modern and nice. The garage is made for a small car. Unfortunately we could not get into our property with the code that we were given. This caused a lot of stress on the night we arrived. We could not reach anyone to get access to the property. Our neighbors upstairs also didn't get access with their code on the day they moved in. This seems to be a recurring problem with this property. I would strongly recommend calling Paul's E.A. before arrival to ensure your code is going to work on the doors. Paul and his mom were very pleasant in answering questions and being helpful after we moved in. Overall this is a great place to stay and I would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed a month at this North Beach flat and had a wonderful visit in San Francisco. Almost everything was within walking distance: great restaurants, China town. Downtown, Fishermans Wharf, the Embarcadero. The local buses were close by for other attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge.

As for the apartment itself, everything was just as advertised. The kitchen was well equipped, laundry machines worked well, nice linens on the comfy king bed. We also enjoyed the rooftop deck. Perfectly comfortable!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thrilled you had a great time. Thanks for taking the time to write up a review.
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Melrose, Scotland.


  • 1 of 5

I couldn't recommend this property. The facilities were adequate although the dish washer was out of order & there was no attempt to repair it. It was the fact that we couldn't get into the apartment that bothered us.

We had come from Scotland via New York & were due to land about lunch time. We repeatedly tried to contact the local agents to ask if we could get in before the allotted time but could never get a reply either to emails or phone. When we arrived at the property the entry code we had been given did not work &, again, we could not get a reply from the agents. We enquired at a nearby shop only to be told that we weren't the first ones to be locked out. We went away, with all our cases, for lunch & to charge our mobiles but when we returned in late afternoon the code still didn't work. We had no option but to get a taxi to a local hotel (the first two were full) & book in for the night. We eventually got the owner's phone number & were told that the entry code had been changed that morning. This was not much good to us!

Anyway we got entry the next morning but a good chunk of our short stay had been ruined.

We made a claim for the refund of our costs but have received nothing.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location - really well equipped appartment

  • 5 of 5

a really good recomandation

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ferry Building Marketplace
"A great place to shop or eat or catch a ferry."
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in North Beach, The Bay Area

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £61
Refundable Damage Deposit £410

Tax rate includes the following local taxes:
Hotel Tax (San Francisco) City 14%
Moscone Expansion District Assessment Zone 1 (San Francisco) City 1.25%
Tourism Improvement District Zone 1 (San Francisco) City 1%
Total: 16.25%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in North Beach in The Bay Area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Functional but small, typical of a San Francisco urban environment.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Obscenely comfortable king bed with Posturepedic mattress.
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
Sony InternetTV with Netflix is included along with high speed .Internet

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Portable wifi hotspot

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