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Charming, Magical Views, Central To Everything - SF Registration: STR-0000031

Romanus Wolter

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment

Romanus Wolter

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
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Charming, Magical Views, Central To Everything - SF Registration: STR-0000031

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Castro District Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 1 Sleeper Sofa, Sleeps 3

Tucked into the hill between the Castro & the Haight/Cole Valley & Near Noe Valley, UCSF, Downtown, Buena Vista Park, Duboce Park, this private getaway is walking distance to Subway, Muni and Bus transportation & a wide array of restaurants, cafes, gourmet food stores, & shopping. Near the center of the city, this neighborhood has the most favorable weather in San Francisco.

The flat is clean, stylish & has magnificent sweeping views from Twin Peaks to San Francisco Bay. There is easy street parking & an inviting backyard where you can relax and experience the authentic charm of the real San Francisco. A bus stop is at the top of the street or you can walk down to the Castro streetcar that goes downtown, the financial district, Union Square, Embarcadero, the Zoo, the Ocean and Fisherman’s Wharf. Please read our reviews to see how we pay attention to every guest detail and love making their stay magical: Free WiFi, laundry room, cableTV, coffee & more.

Close to everything in San Francisco: The flat is a short walk to grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, bars, dance clubs, shopping and much more. You can walk to MUNI/Subway lines F, K, L, T and M which take you downtown, CalTrains and all the visitor attractions. The above ground F Line Cable Car goes to Fisherman's Wharf. Non-permit street parking is available in the neighborhood. And, the views are amazing - on top of the hill overlooking Eureka Vally and Twin Peaks. We love our guests and take care to ensure they have a wonderfully comfortable and non-stressful experience. Please feel free to cal us with any questions you may have - always happy to answer them.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Romanus Wolter (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2015

About Romanus Wolter

I'm a filmmaker, writer, director and enjoy the smile I bring to our guests. Discover more at:

Why Romanus Wolter chose Castro District

57 Saturn Street is central to everything in San Francisco - yet, far enough away from the commotion that the peaceful rest provided is magnificant. When walking my pup, I pass by Corona Heights Park (best view of the City I believe), tennis courts, flowers, Rosemary Trees, blackberry bushes, plum trees, and wonderous Views.

Yet, when I feel the urge I can quickly walk down to two different small villages (The Castro and Cole Valley) and eat or purchase whatever I feel like in that moment. And, also take the Subway to any location in San Francisco I need to go.

What makes this apartment unique


Easy Street Parking with no permits needed or street cleaning moving like other streets in San Franciscio

We'll provide a discounted ride to the airport so you know you can leave on time

Personalized tours on request



Washer and Dryer




Automatic Check In Procedures

Quiet and yet accessible to everything you need

Vacation like a local with all the amenities

Romanus' favorite Guest Review:

If anything the listing understated the benefits of staying here. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION says it all. The flat (apt) is near the Castro muni stop from which you can visit virtually all of the attractions in San Francisco (SF); eg the F streetcar goes from the Castro directly to Fisherman's Wharf. You can change along the way for a ride on the cable car or take a bus (or subway/train) to any attraction SF has to offer. The muni system is very easy to navigate, with maps available showing the various routes clearly marked. Since my wife & I had rented a car for the out of SF experience as well (Muir Woods, Napa Valley, Sausalito, etc) we were interested in the parking situation which proved to be plentiful and free near the apt (for the 10 days we were there we found parking within view of the apt building daily). The apt itself was more than clean it was immaculate, as well as cheery and bright with a postcard view from the livingroom window. To the right was the Twin Peaks and in the distant left Alcatraz with plenty of picturesque SF houses on the hills in between. There are numerous restaurants within walking distance, from fast food to dining to breakfast (my favorite breakfast place was Squat & Gobble). Since virtually all of SF is but a commute away (if you're in a hurry taxis are plentiful) the list of restaurants is endless. Not only would I recommend this apt to family and friends it will be the first place I call on my next trip to SF. Frank & Melissa

Guestbook comments from the owner

Having grown up in SF and going back to visit many times, I decided that I

wanted to get back to that at-home feel this last visit. I was tired of the

loud, cramped hotels, the expensive hotel parking, the lack of privacy, and

most importantly the lack of that feeling of actually being part of the city,

and more of just a tourist.

This is why I wanted to try a vacation rental, specifically this flat.

And I'm so glad I did!

If you stay, think about what you're missing out on: a private apartment

likely twice the size of many hotel rooms, a full kitchen to cook and save

money on eating out, a refrigerator for any leftovers, free street parking

(many of the hotels I stayed at are around $40 a night!), great views, and

being close to public transportation that will take you to many of the tourist


I think if you're tired of those plain hotel stays, like me, you have to stay

here instead!
Aug 2009
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average rating of 4.9310346 based on 148 reviews

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Our son found us this spotless, tastefully decorated flat (just a few blocks away from his tiny apartment),with all the comforts of home. The view was amazing.

We walked down to the Golden Gate Park, a neigborhood market, the Castro station and Buena Vista Park. We enjoyed the early am antics of a black and white cat visiting the rooftops and balancing on tiny rails.

It's the perfect place for those want a little space in the center of San Francisco, from which to experience its treasures.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2007
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
  • Source: HomeAway

Neat location, gorgeous view and funky furnishings

  • 5 of 5

This is a fun apartment in a fun neighbourhood. Everything is really well thought out. No clutter but not too minamilist either. Easy to walk places, and you will get in shape too! (Actually not easy with a 3 year old and no stroller, but luckily parking is not a problem. )

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Love this Vacation Spot.

  • 5 of 5

Every detail and courtesy was extended by the property owner! From the time of our booking, the correspondence was delightful and so helpful. We easily found the flat on its quiet, lovely street. We immediately enjoyed the beautiful, clean, graceful flat as we opened the door and then walked into the room with the fabulous views- outstanding. Photographed sunrises and nightscapes from the open windows.

The Guest information was so complete for use of everything in the flat, for finding anything we would need in the neighborhood and for using all modes of public transportation. which we did. We loved out downhill walks and finding great coffee shops along our way. And, we especially loved having great coffee grounds in the flat to start each day with good coffee.

We will want to come back and highly recommend this property to others.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Fabulous place high above San Francisco

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this cute little rental! We parked our car on the first day and left it there until we left San Francisco a week later - there are many public transportation options nearby. Of course, they are all downhill, but even at our age (sixty-some) this was not a problem for us, but some visitors might need to use their car more often just to get home! The location is terrific, walk down the hill to the Castro or over the hill to Haight-Ashbury, easy access via bus/trolley/subway to all the sights. We even could take BART to Berkeley for a great dinner with friends at Chez Panisse. Fantastic information folder about the apartment on (or even before, via email) arrival! These guys know how to take care of their guests! Not to mention the incredible view. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Will come back!

  • 5 of 5

This place was awesome, will definitely rent again. The owner went out of his way to accommodate our need for a late checkout. Very clean, cute place w an awesome view! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Wonderful views!

  • 5 of 5

I like to stay at places with good reviews for good reason: you know what you're getting. This place is exactly as it looks in the pictures. I stayed there with my wife and our 15 month old son and it was perfect for us.

The view from the apartment is really beautiful. We spend our evenings in when we travel so having a nice view is important to us, and this place was amazing for that. The windows are large so the view can be enjoyed from inside the apartment.

The kitchen has everything you need to make a meal. There is no oven, but that wasn't expected as it is clearly stated in the description that the oven doesn't work. In fact everything was just as stated in the description.

The owner's have their ducks in a row and check in and check out is a breeze. No going down to the local cafe to try to find your key. We arrived a bit later than expected and that was no problem at all.

I really only have good things to say about this place. Book and stay with confidence. You won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Castro District
"fantastic food, bars, shops, puppies and walking tours - this is the F Line which goes above..."
Golden Gate Park
"Tea Garden, Museums, Fantastic Walking Tours, Buffalo, Picnics, Beach"
Peet's Coffee & Tea - Castro
"Yummy coffee"
Castro Theater
"Great shows, independant films, sing-a-long Sound of Music/Frozen/Little Mermaid, Peaches Ch..."
Corona Heights Park
"wonderful view of the city, how San Francisco used to look, tennis, dog park, fun"
Tank Hill
"One of the parks on our personal walking tours, magnificent "
Ashbury Heights
"Right up the block - the center of San Francisco"
Burgermeister - Cole Valley
Capture the sun in Cole Valley!
"great place to walk to"
Buena Vista Park
"Gorgeous, bird watching"
Saturn Street Steps Park
"Right near the flat - wonderful views, quiet place to read, one of the "stairways of San Fra..."
vulcan stairway
"Right near the flat - wonderful views, quiet place to read, one of the "stairways of San Fra..."
"Visit our colorful psychedelic past"
Twin Peaks
"Great hike up from the flat - amazing views, wonderful neighborhoods"
Anchor Oyster Bar
"YUM and YUM"
Ike's Place
"great sandwiches - a must"
Cafe Flore
"great people watching as you have a coffee, a drink or a snack -- and a farmers market on We..."
Fitness SF Castro
"Great work out space right down the hill"
Randall Museum
"Great views, shows, plays, zoo, classes, walk, fun"
"Walk down the hill"
"Yum on the more expensive side"
"Our own Michelin Star Restaurant !!"
Castro Street MUNI Metro Station
"Take the KLM or T lines anywhere in San Francisco"
Duboce Triangle
"Great park for people watching"
Mollie Stone's Markets
"Everything you need plus a FREE shuttle to the flat if you ever need one"
Bi-Rite Creamery
"I love ice cream - go for the soft serve at the second line. You won't have to wait and it i..."
Dolores Park
"Perfect spot to hang out"
Tartine Bakery
"Always a line for this fabulous bakery"
Alamo Square Park
"Must see the painted ladies.. :)"
Philz Coffee - Castro
"Local single serve coffee right down the hill"
Samovar Tea Lounge - Yerba Buena Gardens
"For our tea lovers - and their food is simple delicious. There is one in our hood on Sanchez..."
Little Star Pizza
"Deep dish amazingness"
"Brunch - Dinner fresh amazing french food"
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Twin Peaks
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Legion of Honor Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
South Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Catch Seafood
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: not necessary

There is a small park across the street, hiking trails around the hills of San Francisco and parks with Tennis Courts nearby. And, street parking is easily accessible without the need for parking permits or moving your vehicle for street cleaning which is required on most streets in San Francisco.


Rates & Availability

From $180 Per night

Castro District Apartment Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Tax Rate 14.75%
Notes Thank you for choosing 57 Saturn for your vacation getaway:
- Due On Arrival: a $150 Cash Refundable Damage Deposit
- We will send a Copy of our Guest Book upon receipt of your deposit
- If you prefer to pay Cash on Arrival for the second half of your payment that is awesome!!
- Feel free to call or text me at 415-602-7177 at anytime

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Castro District Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Well appointed bathroom with iron and ironing board available.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sofa in Living Room Converts into Single Bed
  • Plenty of room to store suitcases out of the way or put in a travel crib. Lots of closet and drawer space for clothes. The back and sides of the blue sofa in the Living Room 'pop off' to convert it into a single bed for a 3rd person.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Smoking is allowed on the patio area and on the sidewalk in the front of the flat.

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