SUN-FILLED GARDEN STUDIO IN HEART OF THE CITY

Jan Medina

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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SUN-FILLED GARDEN STUDIO IN HEART OF THE CITY

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Newly Built Spacious Studio Opening Directly To The Garden.

This peaceful and quiet hidden gem of a studio is perfectly situated in the heart of the city. We're located in the bustling Castro district only a five minute walk to Market and Castro -- a convenient and fast transportation hub with Muni underground, trains and buses. Downtown is only 10-15 minutes away. It's possible to travel directly from SFO by Bart with only one transfer at Civic Center to the Castro Street Muni Station. You won't need a car to get around -- most of our guests enjoy the city without one -- but if you do drive, parking is easy and free on our block.

The Castro is a friendly neighborhood with well cared for classic Victorian and Edwardian buildings, parks, cafes, restaurants, small groceries, shops and the venerable Castro theater. Although it is a flat walk to transportation and Castro street shopping, we have lots of hills nearby with hidden staircases and wonderful views. Start your day with a walk to Tartine Bakery on Valencia for croissants & coffee or up to Twin Peaks for the views. We are perfectly situated next to some of the city's hottest restaurants -- walking distance from the Mission, the Valencia Corridor, Duboce Triangle, Hayes Valley, Lower Haight & Noe Valley

This studio apartment was newly built in 2012 at the garden level of a renovated 1907 Edwardian. Accessed through a side door and corridor to the back, it's great for folks who prefer not to climb a lot of steps. It's a spacious 440 square feet with 9' ceilings, hardwood floors, recess lighting and Anderson sliding doors to a patio and shared garden.

We've set up the apartment for the way we'd like to live if we, family or friends were to stay there for weeks at a time. The sitting area has a comfortable couch and chair, a 32' LCD TV w/cable and DVD, the fabulously comfortable king size bed has lots of great pillows and high thread count cotton sheets. There are bathrobes in the closet and the tiled bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer, bath products and lots of room for your things. Upon request, there is a single mattress for a third person and for our smallest visitors a travel crib or child's cot.

The kitchenette with refrigerator, convection microwave, induction burner, toaster oven, coffee maker, tea kettle, rice cooker and crock-pot, etc. has everything you'll need to eat in when you're not in the mood to take advantage of numerous restaurants nearby. There is a supermarket three blocks away and farmers' markets all over town.

Your hosts, Jan and Wandralee, are happy to direct you to neighborhood cafes & restaurants, interesting places to walk or bike, and all of the wonderful amenities San Francisco has to offer.

We also have an extra bicycle or two that may be available if you inquire before booking.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Jan Medina

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I've lived in San Francisco for more than 40 years and can't imagine ever moving. I still appreciate the parks, museums, cultural activities, great food and being able to walk everywhere. I'm a bicyclist, avid reader, traveler, mother of two grown daughters, grandmother, scuba diver, ceramist, Realtor and work for social change.

My partner and I love spending time with friends, enjoying a walk across town, and hosting travelers from around the world.

Jan Medina purchased this studio in 1992

I moved from the Mission district to this wonderful 2 unit Edwardian about twenty years ago because it's both quiet and only a few blocks to the center of everything. I love that I can walk to Muni-Metro (which connects to BART) in five minutes and get anywhere easily and quickly -- it's one of the easiest places to catch a bus, train or taxi in SF.

Although street parking is fairly easy, in 2011 we raised our building to put in a three car garage. At that time we built out a new large studio at the garden level.

The Castro is a friendly neighborhood with well cared for classic Victorian and Edwardian buildings, parks, cafes, restaurants, small groceries, shops and the venerable Castro theater. Although it is a flat walk to transportation and Castro street shopping, we have lots of hills nearby with hidden staircases and wonderful views. I often walk to Tartine on Valencia for croissants & coffee or up to Twin Peaks for the views.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 42 traveler reviews

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Sun-Filled Garden Studio in Heart of the City
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 42 reviews
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Sun-Filled Garden Studio in Heart of the City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438319vb
415-271-0129
Upper Market San Francisco
Los Angeles CA
5

THIS WAS THE BEST ACCOMMODATIONS WE HAVE HAD ANYWHERE AWAY FROM HOME.

  • 5 of 5
The apartment was absolutely immaculate. Perfect location,quiet neighborhood, plenty of parking. Easy access to munii(mass transit), completely private. The apartment is exquisitely decorated and it was well stocked. We had a great time and we will surely return.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Sun-Filled Garden Studio in Heart of the City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438319vb
415-271-0129
Upper Market San Francisco
5

IF I COULD GIVE 6 STARS, I WOULD!

  • 5 of 5
I simply could not have asked for a better place to stay in SF. The neighborhood is charming and bright with convenient public transportation nearby. The studio gets incredible light and is perfectly appointed. The king bed is luxurious. The garden was such a joy to look out upon in the morning. Most importantly, the owner was incredibly kind, welcoming and accommodating. She really helped me feel at home during my stay.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Sun-Filled Garden Studio in Heart of the City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438319vb
415-271-0129
Upper Market San Francisco
Tupelo, MS, USA
5

PERFECT HONEYMOON SPENT IN THE GARDEN SUITE!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first trip to California! The owners left a wonderful welcoming gift to congratulate us on our wedding. Great location with amenities and delicious food nearby. Clean, cozy, and exquisite- felt like home.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
business
Sun-Filled Garden Studio in Heart of the City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438319vb
415-271-0129
Upper Market San Francisco
Albuquerque, NM
5

BEAUTIFUL PLACE

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful place and garden patio!! Very comfortable king bed. A quiet and relaxing place to be at the end of a busy day. Six and 1/2 blocks from Muni. Easiest & quickest walk to Apt. is up Market St. to Diamond turn left. Short walk to 18th from there and then 1/2 blk to Apt. Alot easier than walking down Castro to 18th and then a long 61/2 blks up. Loved the old buses that go down Market St. People in SF were extremely friendly and very helpful!! Bus drivers, Muni operators, trolly drivers were extremely helpful and kind. Wonderful vacation and clear skies the whole time we were there. Enjoyed our visit there!
  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
business
Sun-Filled Garden Studio in Heart of the City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438319vb
415-271-0129
Upper Market San Francisco
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
5

BEAUTIFUL SPACIOUS STUDIO APPARTMENT IN NICE NEIGBOURHOOD

  • 5 of 5
Having stayed in the Union Square hotel area many times we decided to try something different. This was so much better. The beautiful garden and spacious appartment was great. The neigbourhood is beautiful. Publicatie transportation bus and muni are close and got me to the Moscone Center in about 20-25 minutes.
Supermarkten and everything close by.
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
business
Sun-Filled Garden Studio in Heart of the City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438319vb
415-271-0129
Upper Market San Francisco
Bluffton, SC
5

QUIET, CONVENIENT GARDEN SPOT -- WITH KING BED!

  • 5 of 5
The Garden Studio was a cheerful, contemporary, off-street unit with sliders opening onto a wonderful sun-drenched (while we were there!) perennial garden. It's just five (fairly steep) blocks from a bustling restaurant/shopping area, but just 1/2 block to catch the number 33 bus, which runs to that business area as well as connecting to other buses and trains, making it easy to get all around the city. There's also a small grocery with assorted beverages, food and toiletries just 1/2 block up the hill. We've found king-size beds to be scarce among VRBOs in San Francisco, so that was a plus here. While there's no range, the unit has a fridge, microwave, toaster oven and crock pot -- adequate except for heavy cooking -- and there's a microwave/toaster oven cookbook on the shelf. There's a helpful assortment of local travel brochures and schedules plus wifi, cable tv, players, magazines and books in case you want to just hang out. Communication with Jan was always prompt and helpful. We highly recommend giving the Garden Studio a try!
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
SFO
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island, Alcatraz, and Al
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Cal Trans
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
101 or 280
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Ocean Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
several
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Presido Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
many
Car: not necessary

Close to several of SF's hippest neighborhoods including the Castro, Duboce Triangle, Lower Haight, Hayes Valley, Mission Dolores and the Mission, the Fillmore, Civic Center with Opera, Ballet, Symphony etc.. Use one of our bikes to ride to Golden Gate Park or around the city.

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Availability & Rates

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Upper Market Studio Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$160
From
$170
Fri,Sat
$1,050
$3,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $90
Property Damage Protection $49
Notes Cleaning fee is $90. Holiday and event rates may be higher - check with owner. There will be an additional $30 per night fee for a third person or child. Weekly or longer rentals preferred.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Upper Market Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 440 sq. ft.
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , The twin mattress is by request.
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) folding foam mattress. Travel crib and child's size cot are also available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
If there is anything not mentioned that you may need, please ask if we can accommodate your request.
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