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Garden Studio, Wifi, Walk to GGP and UCSF

Anne McGinty

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Anne McGinty

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015
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Garden Studio, Wifi, Walk to GGP and UCSF

Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Sunset District Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Bright Garden Studio close to GGP and UCSF

A peaceful and light filled retreat in San Francisco: Curl up and read your book. Enjoy a cup of coffee in this comfortable space or grab a seat in the courtyard. Listen to your iPod, bring your own laptop and use our wireless internet. Have this home as your base as you explore all that San Francisco has to offer!

Great natural light, high ceilings, outdoor space

Features: Hardwood floors, 2 people can comfortably sleep in the queen bed.

There is a pack n play available.

There is a roll away cot available.

High speed wireless Internet, just bring your laptop to access movies and shows online or use your Netflix account on the TV.

This flat is in a three unit building with a separate entry door.

The flat is on the ground floor with the front door to the studio in the courtyard. Entrance to the courtyard is through a garden gate.

Parking is relatively easy in our area! We are a few blocks outside of the

restricted 2 hour parking (so you can park all day if you need to)

and we are in a residential area.

There is street cleaning one day a week, so you just have to check the signs.

Occasionally, you may need to park a block or two away, but we can provide

a map showing the next easiest places to park if that ever happens.

When we lived there, we had 2 vehicles, and never used our garages

(it's a 1939 building and they are a tight squeeze!). It was never a problem and we could regularly park within a block.

Don't forget to 'curb your wheels' on hills (any slope). There is a law in SF that you need to turn your wheels 'into' the curb (so that if your car came out of park for any reason, it would not go rolling into the next vehicle or down the road).

A leisurely walk to Golden Gate Park (De Young, Cal Academy, Japanese Tea Gardens, Botanical Gardens, Playgrounds, Buffalo, and so much more). Time your visit just right and be walking distance to one of the amazing and sometimes FREE music festivals such as Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.

Walking distance:

N Judah Line (1 block away) - straight ride to downtown area.

UCSF Medical Center

Golden Gate Park

9th & Irving - Inner Sunset (boutiques, restaurants)

Grand View Park (small 360 view hilltop park)

Mt. Sutro Park (wooded trails behind UCSF)

20th & Irving - Central Sunset (Asian food)

Andronico's (gourmet grocery store - 4 blocks away)

Variety of local restaurants (Cafes, Japanese/ Sushi, Brunch, Peruvian, Ethiopian, Italian/ Pizza, Local Brewery, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian, Mexican, and so much more)

For those whose shoes were made for walking -

Walk to other nearby neighborhoods - Cole Valley, Haight Ashbury, Ocean's Beach, explore every trail of Golden Gate Park (larger than NYC's Central Park!), the Panhandle, the local and trendy restaurants in NOPA (North of the Panhandle), and more.

Bike lanes are on Kirkham Ave. and throughout the city for those who enjoy exploring on wheels! Bikes not provided, but are available for rent at various locations throughout the city.

The top floor is also available under VRBO listing #417967 (it is a 2 bd/ 1 ba)

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Anne McGinty (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015

About Anne McGinty

I am from Atlanta, GA and my husband is from the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. After attending Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, I worked in Australia and traveled in New Zealand where I met my husband! We love San Francisco and loved living in the Inner Sunset. We have recently relocated to Sonoma County to raise our growing family and enjoy coming into the city periodically to walk the neighborhoods we know so well.

We originally lived in the Inner Sunset, then moved to Pacific Heights (which is also a great neighborhood, but with a completely different feel) and ended up moving back to the Inner Sunset. The Inner Sunset has a great location and is a wonderful neighborhood for living like the locals do. There are local restaurants for every budget from $-$$$$. And, we love being near Golden Gate Park because we enjoy the green space on a much more regular basis when it's right there!

Anne McGinty purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Anne McGinty chose Sunset District

We started our family at this building in the city and used to live in the top floor. With a growing family, we decided it was time for a little bit more space. But, this building and neighborhood is close to our hearts! The house was built in 1939 and we have tried to retain much of that charm. We painted the exterior of the building in 2014 from a peeling and old white to vibrant sky and ocean blues. In 2013, we added solar panels for the entire building. Little by little, we have been improving this property because we love it, the neighborhood and our neighbors! And, we hope you do too!

What makes this apartment unique

We fell in love with the space and how light and airy the place feels. Sometimes the Inner Sunset feels like one of the undiscovered neighborhoods of the city - it's GREAT and recently some very established boutiques and restaurants have decided to join this increasingly popular spot. The Inner Sunset is the main neighborhood for anyone working at UCSF, including new interns and residents! It's down to earth and you can grab a burrito for $5, but it also has some of the best award-winning restaurants in town including Ebisu (Japanese) and Marnee (Thai). There is an increasing list of delicious restaurants: Nopalito (Mexican), Pasion (Peruvian), San Tung (authentic Chinese), Social (Brewery), PPQ (voted best pho vietnamese in SF). So, you can eat on the cheap or go out for a slightly pricier dinner - go on a date or go out with your family! We love the peace and quiet with the close proximity to the boutiques and restaurants... It makes for a great walk home after dinner.

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Garden Studio, Wifi, Walk to GGP and UCSF
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

prime location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed three nights and the studio was a perfect base camp to explore the city. We arrived late but had no trouble finding the building or getting inside. Its in a safe neighborhood with on street parking right out front. The studio is cute, clean and quiet. The bed is firm and comfortable with good linens and pillows. A pack n play and booster seat were available for our 1 year old. Wifi and cable was nice to have and worked well. It's an older building with a few quirks but has character. The location was a great surprise. There are some fantastic restaurants nearby, a great bakery and coffee shops for the morning stroll. The mosaic stairs are literally across the street leading to a park with awesome views of the city and bay. We walked everywhere - Haight Street, Golden Gate Park are easy to get to. The ocean is a quick drive. One side note is that the studio seems to be in the windiest and coolest park of the city. Bring a jacket and layers, even in May. Overall totally satisfied with the accommodations, way better than a hotel!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Family visit

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed this studio. There were so many personal touches - afghan on the chair, tea bags for relaxing with a cup of tea in the garden, spices in the pantry, cards, games, books, etc. It was a quiet little sanctuary in the "big city". Restaurants and grocery store were very convenient along with close proximity to the beautiful Golden Gate Park. The owners were very helpful with any questions we had prior to our stay. Our only negative was the walk from Judah to Kirkham. It's a fairly steep hill for this old Grandma & Papa, but it was no big deal for our son & his family. After all, it is San Francisco!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the thoughtful response, Jeannette! It was great having you stay with us. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. The walk to the Judah line is a little steep. I will add that to the information I provide to future clients - good call. I appreciate your feedback.

Feels like home in the Inner Sunset

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in the inner sunset, the apartment was very clean and comfortable! Perfect after the many adventures taken throughout the city! There were so many wonderful places to choose from in walking distance to eat, drink, and be merry! Thank you so much Ashley for our wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback, Kendra. So glad you enjoyed your stay!

Cute studio in Inner Sunset

  • 3 of 5

The cute studio apartment is in a good and safe neighborhood, where you can walk to excellent restaurants, markets, and coffee shops. The owners won't intrude during your stay; we never saw them during our visit, and the communication beforehand was prompt. The garden was beautiful, although rain and cool weather didn't allow us to take advantage of sitting outdoors and enjoying it. Generally, this was a fine enough place to stay for a few days, but we do have to say that the mold in the bathroom (bathtub walls), missing towel bar in the tub area and dead bugs on the ceiling near the bathroom door were a real turn off. We appreciate the fact that it's hard to keep these places clean with the San Francisco damp climate . . . still, because of this, it wasn't up to the standards of other VRBOs we've stayed at in the city. I don't think we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback. We will make sure to let our cleaning company know about your input on the bathroom walls - they are usually very good about cleaning the tiles between stays, so I am sorry to hear that it did not meet your standards, but it is important to us that we get this fixed for future visitors. This is the first time we have heard about any bugs on the ceiling, so we will also ask the cleaning company to clean that area as well. In regards to the towel bar in the tub area - the building is old, as many are in San Francisco, and we are assuming that the old bar was made out of wood as it was done back then (there has not been one there as long as we have known) and we have not replaced it as it constantly gets wet by the shower. The towel bar holders are tiled-in with the existing tiles, but when we are able to renovate that bathroom, we will make sure to take care of it and create a better overall design. We truly appreciate your feedback.
Austin, Texas

Simple, quiet studio

  • 4 of 5

Quiet neighborhood. Super easy to get anywhere in San Fran with the Muni!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your trip to SF. Thank you for the thoughtful feedback!

Great little studio

  • 5 of 5

Great little studio with everything needed for a comfortable stay. I love the Inner Sunset, it's a quiet residential neighborhood but close to transit and Golden Gate Park -- 1 block to the N Judah streetcar, 4 blocks to big Andronico's market/deli, Pete's Coffee, restaurants, etc. The studio's little garden would be perfect for morning coffee or evening glass of wine -- except in February. Hope to visit again in warmer weather!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the thoughtful review, Vicky! So glad you enjoyed your stay!


Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Underdogs, Fireside, Cornerspot, Social Brew
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Ferry Building
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
TPC or Presidio
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
19th Ave/ Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Izakaya Sozai
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Ocean's Beach or Baker Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Sunset District Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Outside Lands
Aug 7 2015 - Aug 10 2015
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Oct 2 2015 - Oct 5 2015
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85.00
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

*Please keep in mind that we often receive multiple inquiries for similar dates and our current available dates can quickly become unavailable. Our calendar is updated as bookings are made and a reservation is only confirmed once we have received a deposit.*

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Sunset District Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Shower over tub
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • This is just a little bit more than a studio. Suitable for 2 adults and 1 child. The main room is the bedroom and has a queen bed. There is a separate room with the kitchen. A pack n play is available. A roll away cot is available.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis

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