NEWLY FURNISHED, ONE BEDROOM GARDEN APARTMENT IN CASTRO AREA VICTORIAN HOME

Laurence Chang

Advertiser since 2009
Speaks english, german, mandarin, and taiwanese
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

Laurence Chang

Advertiser since 2009
Speaks english, german, mandarin, and taiwanese
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NEWLY FURNISHED, ONE BEDROOM GARDEN APARTMENT IN CASTRO AREA VICTORIAN HOME

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

Overview

Overview

San Francisco Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2, Bedding for 2 More Available at Additional Cost

From owners who have listed with HomeAway/VRBO since 2009, we are now offering a second larger one bedroom apartment for our guests who need more space. This apartment features a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances (full refrigerator, dishwasher) and a dining table seating up to six. Fully tiled bathroom with slate floors and a large tub (with shower combination). Bedroom faces rear of house/garden and is very quiet at night. Bedroom features queen size bed which very comfortably sleeps two adults. Living room has a new leather sofa, which converts to a queen sized bed and also sleeps two adults (if desired a fifth person can be accommodated on an optional portable bed). Living room also features a large screen television with high definition cable TV and movies. French doors lead to covered deck with seating overlooking a small garden with lemon and olive trees and a Koi Pond.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Laurence Chang (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
Speaks english, german, mandarin, and taiwanese

About Laurence Chang

A trained hospitality and restaurant professional, the owner lives in the same Victorian building and manages multiple rental units and has been listed with HomeAway/VRBO since 2009 (see HomeAway listing 297503).

Laurence Chang purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Laurence Chang chose San Francisco

This historic Victorian is located in the very heart of San Francisco, with access to great transportation all over the city and much to do within convenient walking distance. The neighborhood is safe, pedestrian-friendly and public transportation options abound.

What makes this apartment unique

This Queen Anne Victorian is located in a neighborhood with many Edwardian and Queen Anne Victorians, but it is within easy walking distance of some of the City's best dining and shopping. The street is lined by old Magnolia trees and there are large parks close by, but this apartment also faces a small garden in the rear. For us, from the moment we walk into the gated front yard, filled with jasmine and lavender, it is a quiet oasis, with the Castro District, restaurants, bars, clubs, parks all conveniently located close by.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Newly Furnished, One Bedroom Garden Apartment In Castro Area Victorian Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Newly Furnished, One Bedroom Garden Apartment In Castro Area Victorian Home
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San Francisco The Bay Area
5

Glad we did it!

  • 5 of 5
What can I say...amazing place. We (party of 4) spent 4 nights in this appartment and it exceeded expectations. Payment and reimbursement of our deposit went without a hitch. The place was exactly as described, a quaint little Victorian place in the city but without the hustle and bustle unless you wanted to. It was walking distance to the tram, restaurants and super market. In fact, just days before our trip, Nick had already started writing to us, giving us tips on places of interest and what to dos. This went on even whilst we were there. All this was on top of the already very detailed file that they (the owners: Nick and Laurence) had put together in the appartment for visitors.
The appartment was modern and extremely well maintained. Cable TV kept the kids quite whilst getting over the time change. One morning the cable receiver decided to take a break but Laurence was in real quick fixing it up. I did spend some time on the porch which overlooked a small garden with pond. A small oasis of peace and tranquility....and some nice wine. There are restaurants galore around the area so just walk around. We had dinner near- by at Super Duper Burgers. Good stuff. The queue did wind out of the doors at one point...always a good sign.

We did spend quite a fair bit of time in the main city area itself which was about 40mins away with the tram (direct) depending on where you were getting off so real convenient getting to the sight seeing spots. Recommend renting a bike and riding across the Golden Gate. There are bike rentals opportunities galore - just walk along the wharf area and you can't miss them. View was spectecular and the bike rental place provided maps and tips - mind you it's not exactly cheap where bike rentals are concerned. We stopped at Sausalito and took the ferry back but you could bike further if you wanted.

So if you're are planing a trip to SF, we were glad that we stayed at Laurence and Nick's place. I believe they even have a studio appartment on top of this one bedroom that we took.
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Newly Furnished, One Bedroom Garden Apartment In Castro Area Victorian Home
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5

Comfortable and well located

  • 5 of 5
The apartment is comfortable and in a quiet location, close to restaurants and local transport, exactly as described in previous reviews.
We would like to make special mention of the way that Laurence and Nick put themselves out to make our stay as enjoyable as possible.
Nick sent us several emails with information on places to visit and things to do.
One suggestion was Mission Dolores on 16th, a 15 minute walk from the apartment.Completed in 1791, it is the oldest intact building in San Francisco. In addition to the Mission itself, the Basilica, Museum and Cemetery are fascinating and provide an insight into the founding of the City of San Francisco.

The Castro district is fun and we made the 'Twin Peaks' pub our local. Our favourite restaurant was 'Cafe Mystique.' Try the Moroccan Chicken followed by fried banana.

On the day of our departure, Laurence kindly arranged for a taxi to take us to the Airport.

The apartment provided a comfortable and economical way to enjoy San Francisco. Much nicer than any hotel.

Ps. An iron on the premises would have been useful.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newly Furnished, One Bedroom Garden Apartment In Castro Area Victorian Home
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5
No Hotel can compete with this appartment. The appartment is very well situated close to Market Street, thus to enjoy the City by public means is very easy. It is furnished tasteful and clean. WLAN is fast. The is not a single reason to complain.
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco The Bay Area
Vancouver
5

Secluded and Quiet

  • 5 of 5
There was no decision easier to make than when I found this listing. When we got to the house, everything was exactly as described. Lawrence greeted us and showed us our new "home" that we'd be living in for the next few days. After that, we saw him around but he was never intrusive - we honestly felt like we were staying at a friend's house.

Staying in a suite in a house versus staying at a hotel is something we always prefer to do as it makes us feel like we are living and experiencing the real life of San Francisco. Both Nick and Lawrence made us feel comfortable and gave us lots of wonderful suggestions of places to see, restaurant recommendations, and even directions how to get to Candlestick Park.

The suite was spotless and the bed was comfortable.

Thank you Nick and Lawrence for having us. We would love to stay with you again, soon.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco The Bay Area
Farmington
5

Hidden Gem in the Castro.

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here the last week of July 2014 and absolutely loved it. Beautiful hardwood floor, tastefully decorated, and a wonderful zen garden in the backyard complete with fountain and fish! We enjoyed several nights sipping wine on the back deck just listening to the fountain. Perfect for unwinding after a full day of sightseeing!
We also loved the complimentary coffee and teas as well. The queen bed was extremely comfortable and the unit is extremely clean. The neighborhood is very quiet and safe, but is close to the Castro area and if you want you can be almost anywhere in SF in 15 mins. There is a narrow set of stairs to the back unit so if someone has issues walking it might not be the best, but doable.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Newly Furnished, One Bedroom Garden Apartment In Castro Area Victorian Home
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5

A really cool place to stay in San Francisco!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here form 23rd May- 8th June 2014. This is a really nice apartment with large living area with TV, Convertible sofa/Double Bed, and Armchair/Single bed. It has a large bathroom fully equipped with towels etc and a large Bedroom with a very comfortable double bed, built-in wardrobe and lots of drawers in side-table and bedside tables. A fully equipped kitchen (with coffee/tea maker and complimentary teas and coffees!) and a nice deck area at the rear make this a super place to stay. It has a brilliant location, beside the famous Castro Street Theater and shopping area and is a only a 2 minute walk from the MUNI tube serving the City (frequent trains - 20 mins to city centre) and a train direct to the Zoo. The F train is also 2 minutes away and takes you direct to Pier 39 and to the Exploratorium and the cable car ride up California Street! It is 15 minutes walk to Haight Ashbury and the nearby N train from Duboce (5 mins) leaves you 10 minutes walk from the Botanical Gardens, California Museum of Science and all the other attractions of Golden Gate Park. The area is very safe and everyone id really helpful andf friendly We intend to return again next year! Our hosts were very thoughtful and made sure that our stay was a really enjoyable experience - We would never want to stay in cramped hotel rooms again!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
14.8 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Cafe Flore
Nearest Ferry
3.4 Miles
San Francisco Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Presidio Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
San Francisco MUNI subway and Historic Streetcar
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Miles
101 Freeway Onramp
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cafe Flore; Catch; L'Ardoise Bistro etc.
Nearest Ski
201 Miles
Lake Tahoe Resorts (i.e. Heavenly Ski Resort)
Nearest Beach
4.7 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: not necessary

Known as Duboce Triangle, this area features many Victorian homes but is close the restaurants, bars and nightlight. Located on a Magnolia lined residential street just north of the famous Castro District, this quiet residential neighborhood is safe and walkable with nice restaurants and shops close by. And across Market Street is the historic Castro Theater; up the hill is the Randall Children's Museum overlooking the City. One block away is our weekly Farmer's Market (seasonal April to December). The unit is within blocks of all San Francisco MUNI light rail ones and the historic F line which features historic street car from around the world and is a fantastic way to travel to Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, the Moscone Center, museums and so much more. You won't need a car! See the map - look how many parks are located nearby. Hike? Play tennis? There are a number of free public tennis courts nearby - play tennis surrounded by redwood trees and views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. Or walk a few blocks down 16th Street to Mission Dolores the old Spanish Mission which is where San Francisco was founded.Visit the historic wooden church across the street which still holds services in German. Dine outside and enjoy the California sun in this neighborhood which is part of the sun belt protected from the summer fog by the ridge line to the West of us.Enjoy all San Francisco has to offer… but come home to quiet, cozy place to rest.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $185 Per night

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring Summer 2014
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,330
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall/Winter 2014-15
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,330
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Booking Special 2015
Mar 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
30 night minimum stay
$185
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $60
Notes All payments through HomeAway system (all major credit cards accepted). Apartment strictly non smoking. Tobacco use permitted outdoors. Illegal activities invalidate the rental agreement and not tolerated. No pets. More than 2 guests? $25 pp./pn. added.includes add'l initial towels/bedding setups. Early birds: opening summer season 2015 bookings now for discounted 30 day min. stays first.

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Amenities

Amenities

San Francisco Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 890 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , Fully tiled walls with slate floor.
  • Full private bathroom has entrances into the bedroom and into the living room. Fully tiled bathroom with slate floors. Towels are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen sized bed has separate doors to the full private bathroom and to the living room. Windows face the rear deck overlooking the garden. Bedroom includes a closet and dresser. Wood floors with area carpeting.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This apartment sleeps two on a queen sized bed in bedroom and bedding and towels included for two; two more can sleep on a fold out convertible sofa bed, additional bedding and towels available for $25 per person in excess of two people. While Washer/Dryer are not included in the rental, full service and self service laundry located on same block and dry cleaner too (both on Noe Street).
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