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SPECTACULAR BAY AND CITY VIEWS

Robert Thorpe

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Robert Thorpe

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2014
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SPECTACULAR BAY AND CITY VIEWS

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Russian Hill Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4-5)

Live in The Garden of Eden in an Urban Environment.

Fabulous north and east bay views, sunny, modern Furnished 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath apartment located in a landmark 3 unit building 4 blocks from SF Bay on the north slope of Russian Hill. The apartment is 1000 square feet. It has a large panoramic view living room, full view dining room, 2 bedrooms with queen and 2 twin pillow top beds, remodeled bathroom with jacuzzi bath, ultra modern remodeled kitchen. Double Pane soundproof windows. Cable TV, DVD,WiFi available. Large outdoor north facing Alcatraz view deck (25ft x 8 ft). Access to large back yard and beautiful garden. Washer/dryer on premises.

1 indoor garage car parking available for additional charge.

Weather permitting, a flock of the 'Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill' stops by at 3pm every day.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Robert Thorpe (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Robert Thorpe

I have lived in San Francisco for 40 years, all the time in this property initially as a renter, then as the owner in 2002.

Robert Thorpe purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Robert Thorpe chose Russian Hill

The views are spectacular from this building. Plus this property was one of the first rebuilt after the earthquake of 1906, and is a classic 'captains' house overlooking the entire San Francisco Bay.

What makes this apartment unique

This property is the perfect blend of the classic past existing in the buzz of all the tourist activities.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Spectacular Bay and City Views
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 13 reviews
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Spectacular Bay and City Views
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Russian Hill San Francisco
Glendale, AZ.
5

A True San Francisco Gem

  • 5 of 5
What a beautiful historic home with the most amazing views I have ever seen! From the living room you can see Alcatraz and from the master bedroom you can see Coit Tower and the Bay Bridge. Close to the Pier and Fisherman's Wharf and close to public transportation. The garage was a wonderful bonus since we did not want to do any driving while we were there. Rob and Laurie were the greatest! They know the city and answered all of our questions. They went above and beyond helping us with a package that was not delivered to our home that we had to reroute to their home instead. Very friendly and helpful. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen is beautiful and well stocked and the little touches make this a very homey environment. The parrots were such a treat! We arrived at feeding time so they were lined up on the patio railing waiting for dinner. What beautiful birds they are. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Spectacular Bay and City Views
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Russian Hill San Francisco
Esslingen, Germany
5

Perfectly situated in San Francisco

  • 5 of 5
flat with superior equipment in historic apartment house * breathtaking view from balcony * walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf, Lombard Street and Cable Car Powell/Hyde * walking distance to shopping facilities * endearing and friendly hosts
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Russian Hill San Francisco
New York
5

Family Trip with 3 Kids

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time and the condo was as advertised... beautiful views and nicely appointed. My three children (8,9, and 13) had a great time and we loved the proximity to Fisherman's Wharf and cable cars. We had an extra special treat (!) the evening we arrived, we were woken up at 3:20 AM from the NAPA earthquake in August 2014! Can report that other than a little shaking and confusion (on my part) all was well. Be prepared to walk up a lot of stairs... not really a problem but luggage took effort.
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Russian Hill San Francisco
Terrace, B.C./Canada
5

Fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a really fantastic visit to SF. The city and weather were wonderful and Rob's apartment was truly perfect for my wife and myself and her 80 yr old parents. Yes there were a few stairs but it's SF after all. The location couldn't have been more perfect with the proximity to transit, the ocean, walks, restaurants, etc. Rob's place was clean, tidy and had all conveniences that we needed for our stay. The living room was a great place to chill and talk about our day and enjoy our dinner and evening. And the balcony with the gorgeous view, was the perfect place to have coffee in the morning while planning our day and for happy hour afterwards to unwind. Rob and Laurie couldn't have been more accommodating and helpful. They were respectful of our privacy but were there to answer questions or provide advice if we needed to ask. All in all a fabulous stay, in a great pad, in a beautiful city. We would definitely recommend staying at Rob's to anyone and we will certainly stay here again the next time we come to SF.
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Russian Hill San Francisco
Indiana
5

nice place to stay.

  • 5 of 5
We had a lovely time in San Francisco, nice place and centrally located. Rob and Laura were very helpful with all of our questions. great view of Alcatraz from the balcony.
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Russian Hill San Francisco
PA
1

Value privacy, allergies to cats or dust, stench of cats, or mobility issues please read on

  • 1 of 5
We apologize for the length of this review but felt it necessary to help future renters. There is no need to believe us on these things. Our only hope is that by writing this review the rental and the areas around it gets the professional cleaning it deserves.

Privacy—the owner lives on the third floor and had the audacity to enter our rented space every time we were out. Occasion 1, sliding door to our rented space was locked when we left, unlocked upon return, 2 plants were brought in, 3 the rug in the hallway to the bedrooms was moved, all of these things while we were out. But the best of all was the day we were sitting on the sofa in the living room a key went in the lock and the owner walked right in. NO KNOCK ON THE DOOR OR ANYTHING. “Oh sorry I didn’t know you were here, just going out on the roof to tie up the ladder” he said. This is a breach of privacy and extremely inappropriate and we are sure many would agree. It’s apparent that the owner has no respect for the privacy of his renters and we find this appalling.

On the topic of appalling, is the cat stench—and we mean horrendous stench. Every time we went out we left all windows opened. Upon our return the stench would hit us like a brick wall. The sliding door had to be immediately opened, but somehow that didn’t always work since the cats have the run of the place and the stench is everywhere--inside and out. If you do rent pray for no rain b/c the moisture intensifies the stench. Everything was opened when we arrived, and the entire place seems to be sprayed with air freshener. It only went down hill from there.

Mobility--there are about 45 to 55 steps on the outside of this apartment, and two 1 foot tiled steps to climb up, to be able to enter the very deep bathtub/shower combo. This was not a problem for us, but for someone with mobility issues or small children climbing the outside stairs to the apartment and entering and especially EXITING the bathtub would be extremely dangerous and difficult to maneuver. With no picture on listing it’s hard to imagine.

We have gone through VRBO many, many, many times for our vacations and have never smelled or experienced anything like this. As always renters should keep all things locked up. Aside from these issues, our vacation in SF was wonderful. We wish we had more space to tell you about it, but thought the reviews of the accommodations were more important.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly
Owner's Response: There is nothing I can do about the 45 steps from the street to the unit. That is why the view is so spectacular. I have incorporated the steps issue in my response to prospective guests.

Nothing I can do about the slightly elevated step into the jacuzzi tub. Again have incorporated this in my response to prospective guests.

This guest was smelling carpet cleaning and disinfectant from a carpet cleaning that took place and was drying out in the owner's unit above the rental during their stay.

There are cats, racoons, and skunks around the building and the block. I am diligent about controlling any odors around the property.

With respect to privacy, I always knock if I need to get into the rental unit to do necessary work that unexpectedly comes up.
Since I live and work on the property, I guard against any security issues. In the 2 years this property has been a VRBO rental NOTHING has gone missing from my guests who have stayed here.

I welcomed the comments to improve this property from this guest. However based on the 4-5 star reviews this property has received from prior guests, and the fact that the reviewer did not tell me in person about issues they may have had prior to leaving, I view this review and guest as extreme.

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Barpub
Buena Vista
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Red and White
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Presidio Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Cal Train Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-280
Nearest Restaurant
Gary Danko
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Crissy Field
Car: not necessary

Convenient to 5 Star rated Restaurant Gary Danko, other world class restaurants, Ghiradelli Square, and Fisherman's Wharf, Safeway, Walgreen's, and Trader Joe's. The Russian Hill neighborhood is quintessential San Francisco.... Cable Cars, chic boutiques, bistros, bars/nightlife, Victorian homes, and the world famous Lombard Street all within walking distance. Short one block walk to Cable Car and Muni bus routes (19, 30,47, 49).

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Russian Hill Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2015
Jan 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$325
$1,950
$7,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,505
$5,010
 

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Russian Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 bath
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) Pillow top located in Master Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 pillow top twins in 2nd bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing

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