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Highest Rated apt in S.F. Close to Golden Gate Park & Beach, WiFi, Babysitting


Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
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Highest Rated apt in S.F. Close to Golden Gate Park & Beach, WiFi, Babysitting

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Richmond District Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Traveler Rated Best Vacation Rental 2009/10/11/12/13/14.

I am very proud that my vacation apartment has achieved the highest five star rating and is the Most recommended Apartment in San Francisco on VRBO, 119 previous guests have awarded 5 stars and totally recommended this Apartment, no other property in San Francisco has a perfect score of 100% positive Five Star testimonials.

Experience the real San Francisco, stay where the locals live, my apartment is in the perfect location, if you are visiting this fabulous city on business or as a tourist, my apartment has it all. Walk to China Beach, Ocean Beach, the Presidio and Golden Gate Park.

Big Queen Sleigh Bed, Double sofa bed, Single Ottoman pull out bed, Dining room with seating for 6 people, Full Kitchen, Cable TV, Free Netflix, FULLY EQUIPPED HOME OFFICE, WITH BRAND NEW DELL COMPUTER & PRINTER, COPIER AND SCANNER, COMCAST HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION, Multi disk CD player with a selection of CD's, plus lots of DVD movies and books for you to enjoy during your stay, Plus a working Log Fire(Gas)for those foggy evenings.

Have a look at the comments from previous guests, my previous guests have all recommended the apartment and every one of them has given a positive comment.


Previous Guests Testimonials are the very best advertisement, we now have over One Hundred testimonials from previous guests and all are 100% positive, Please read the comments sections for tips and ideas from fellow visitors.

I am very proud that we have never had a negative comment, And that we get lots of referrals from previous guests.

BABYSITTING, my Daughter can babysit any night, (Advance notice required).

If you are here on business, there is an Express bus to downtown right outside my front door. If you are visiting as a tourist and wish to experience the real San Francisco, then my apartment is the logical place, do not get ripped off in the high priced tourist restaurants, eat where the locals eat, there are many Ethnic restaurants within a few blocks, have a beer at some of the best neighborhood bars in the city. If you really want to be a tourist, take a walk to the Cliff House for dinner.

I own the building, it has 2 apartments and a retail store, the other apartment is occupied by a retired school teacher, Vladimir and his wife, they both take care of my apartment for me, so just knock on their door if you should need anything during your stay.

The neighborhood: Richmond/SeaCliff

The Richmond/Seacliff neighborhood has world-class recreation, You are within walking distance of 3 fantastic beaches, Ocean beach, China beach or Baker beach.

Golden Gate Park is only 5 blocks from the apartment. You also have a municipal golf course, Lincoln Park Golf , it is a short 6 blocks from the apartment.

The Richmond retains a neighborhood feel along its main shopping streets.

You can find Mexican, Russian, French and Italian restaurants with ease, not to mention a plethora of establishments serving food from every corner of Asia. 'Like the Outer Richmond itself, Geary calms down considerably after 25th Avenue as it meanders off into the fog and ultimately ends at the Pacific Ocean.'

Sea Cliff is dominated by Spanish architecture homes perched on the cliffs east of Golden Gate Bridge. Certainly one of the most desirable and picturesque residential areas in the U.S. Success exudes itself from any of houses, stars and theatrical types such as Robin Williams, Sharon Stone, and Carol Hayes of Hayes Productions all have homes here. The Presidio Trust sits to its east with remains of the Land's End Park and the famous Sutro Baths of 1896 to the west. The California Palace of the Legion of Honor museum built in 1924 ( inspired by the Palais de la Legion in Paris), home of Rodin's 'The Thinker', and the public golf course of Lincoln Park all share the Sea Cliff address!'

Lincoln Park: Most people know Lincoln Park for two things: The Palace of the Legion of Honor and the golf course. Fewer know about the park's easy access to Land's End and a portion of the Coastal Trail that runs about six miles along the bluff above the sea, from Baker Beach to Ocean Beach. Walkers along this path will be treated with incredible views.

Golden Gate Park:

The California Academy of Sciences Its fantastic, you have to go.

You simply must rent a boat in Stow Lake or explore the park by bike. Stow Lake Bike & Boat Rentals, 50 Stow Lake Dr.

M.H. de Young Museum.

You have all this right outside your front door and are only 15 minutes to downtown Union Square.

Muni Bus system:

If you intend to ride the cable cars, then it is cheaper to buy a bus pass, the fare on the 38 bus downtown is $2.00 and the cable cars are $6 so its better value to get a bus pass. The passes are for consecutive days.

Passports may be purchased on the Muni website or at the Airport, SFO Information Booth (Baggage Claim area)

For more information on Muni Passports, see Muni's website.

• 1-day Passport $14

• 3-day Passport $22

• 7-day Passport $28

The cheapest way to get to the apartment from SFO is a door to door Super Shuttle, it costs $18 per person one way, if there are 3 or more people then a Taxi is cheaper, about $45. You do not really need a rental car, except if you wish to see the Wine Country, I would suggest that you rent a car the last 2 days of your vacation, there is a Hertz location a few blocks away, pick the car up at the local Hertz and drop it back to the Airport, that way you save on a shuttle to the airport.

ZIPCARS: you can rent Zip cars by the hour or by the day,

There is a ZIPCAR location one block from the apt,

Please go to ZIPCAR Website for more information.


***EXTRA, EXTRA, I now have a second location, A one bedroom apartment in Twin Peaks, with parking and laundry, sleeps up to 5.


More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Paul (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

About Paul

I used to own a travel agency for 15 years and like to think I know what tourists want in a vacation apartment.

Paul purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Paul chose Richmond District

I bought the building in 2000 and totally renovated the owners unit apartment, I lived in this apartment for 3 years, then bought another Apartment building in Twin Peaks, where I now live.

I decided to rent this apartment to tourists and its been a huge success. Lots of guests have said it feels like your are staying in a friends apartment and not a sterile vacation place, I thinks its because I furnished and decorated it as my home, so when I moved out I left everything as is. I loved living here!

What makes this apartment unique

Live like a local in a very family friendly neighborhood,

Everything is right outside the front door.

Previous guests have commented on how great the neighborhood is. There are all types of cafes, bars and restaurants from a Michelin star (Aziza) to Mom & Pop places all within a few blocks.

You really do not need a car, but if you need one for a few hours or a day, there is a ZIP car location just one block away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Paul,

I just tried to post a comment on the VRBO site, and it will not allow me as I posted a comment on my last visit in 2007.

Here is what I was going to post:

We stayed here in Dec 2007 and had a totally wonderful time; we loved San Francisco so much that we could not wait to return. The apt has been painted and spruced up since our last visit, it was great back then and it’s even better now.

We love the neighborhood; it’s great to be able to walk to so many restaurants.

Our favorite restaurants were Chapeau (French), Aziza (Moroccan) and Pacifica Café (Seafood).

You do not need to rent a car, as the bus service is terrific, make sure you purchase a bus pass at the airport when you arrive.

I would suggest doing the land’s end walk, its finishes right at the Cliff House.

Overall another great vacation in San Francisco.

Lynn Rubbathan, Newark, NJ
Mar 2011
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Highest Rated apt in S.F. Close to Golden Gate Park & Beach, WiFi, Babysitting
average rating of 4.96063 based on 128 reviews
Los Angeles, CA

Great Apartment Accessible to Beach, GG Park

  • 5 of 5

Apt. is roomy and functions well. Large kitchen, nice gas fireplace, comfortable bedroom and bed. No neighbors on either side, one neighbor helpful and quiet. Entertainment services plentiful. Owner and on-site manager very helpful. Enjoyed my stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Sydney, Australia

Gorgeous apartment in a great area

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous apartment in a great area of the city.

The apartment was perfect for our family of four, very clean, very spacious and the owner was a pleasure to deal with.

We would totally recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Despite all awesome review, we had a few hiccups

  • 3 of 5

When we first arrived with our infant after a long drive, we arrived to the place not fully clean, sheets were not put on the bed yet and laundry was around and I knew it clean for sure when there were no towels in the bathroom. Anyway, we had to go around the city for a while it was being cleaned which is tough with children. We also found toenails(giant, dirty gross ones) on t che couch. Eww, so you can imagine how this affected everything in our stay. Kitchen table wasn't cleaned when we pulled it out. Told the owner and he offered a discount off of our NEXT stay. Too funny because who would come back after this fiasco. Booked because of all the 5star reviews and would not go back because of all of the above and the older bathroom stuff(I think you need new lids at the very least). It did have a interesting places nearby a hard knox cafe to eat but was really put off by all that went on and the lack of accountability. we spent half the time just washing everything again after finding the toenails(after it was cleaned). Manager and wife are very nice and pleasant, however. May have just been a rarity but not pleasant for us

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well it had to happen, our first negative review in ten years! This review is in revenge because he did not receive a refund. Here are the facts: Richard booked a last minute reservation for 5 adults for two nights. After the booking was confirmed He requested to add 3 children to the reservation and I refused, as it’s only a one bedroom apartment and would not accommodate 8 people. He never ever mentioned that there was also an infant. There was a mix up with the cleaning dates and the apartment was not cleaned, the manager Vladimir thought it was vacant that night. All 8 people and the baby arrived at the apartment at about 4pm and they discovered it had not been cleaned or serviced yet. Vladimir and his wife apologized to Richard and said they would clean the apartment and have it ready in a few hours. The group went out to dinner and all came back at 10pm. Vladimir saw all 8 people and the baby enter the apartment at 10pm, he never saw any of them leave. He thinks they all stayed in the apartment for the two nights. Richard even mentions in his review the infant and the kids who were not supposed to be staying there. Richard contacted me after they departed and wanted a refund as the apartment was not cleaned and ready when they arrived. I apologized and offered him a discount on a future stay; he replied that I had “Insulted” him with this offer. I asked what kind of offer would not be insulting to him; His response was “Give me money back if anything.” It is clear from the very start of the booking process that he was trying to find the cheapest accommodations for 8 people and an infant, and then when we did not have the apartment ready on his arrival, he saw an opportunity to get a refund and wanted money back. When he realized that I did not think he deserved a cash refund for a few hours delay in checking in and also having 9 people staying in the apartment. He decided to try and hurt me with a totally negative review. Please see all 124 five star reviews from previous guests, some that had stayed over 3 months in the apartment, plus lots of repeat guests, Richard stayed two nights.


  • 5 of 5

Perfect apartment for our family of 5 for a 3 night stay in San Francisco.We drove so to keep the cost down we didn't use public transport.If you have a car make sure you read the street signs and move your car at the correct time.Sometimes I had to park a few blocks away but this was never a problem.All the information Paul sent was spot on and we would definitely stay here again if we come to San Francisco.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Nice Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in San Francisco. Walking distance to great restaurants, Golden Gate park and the presidio.

Bus to downtown takes only 15 minutes.

Very comfortable and warm place, We would definitely recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

A very good place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The good:

- The flat is cosy and there's plenty of space, even for four (there were three of us).

- The flat was clean, well maintained and fully matched the owners description.

- The neigborhood is nice with lots of really good restaurants. It also feels safe.

- Going downtown is easy with the 38 bus (and even easier with the excellent Uber cab service). Taking the 38 the other way will get you to Ocean Beach in 10 minutes or so.

- Good wi-fi.

The nice-to-know:

- This part of Geary boulevard doesn't nearly get as much traffic as the downtown bit but light sleepers might notice when traffic starts up in the morning.

- Finding a parking spot will take a while.

The bad:

- Nothing, really.

Would we recommend this flat to friends? Absolutely.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Lincoln Park Golf Club
Private Presidio Golf Club
The Blarney Stone
Cliff House
Golden Gate Park
"Walk to Golden Gate Park, Rent a boat on Stowe Lake"
Baker Beach
"The World Famous Baker Beach, with Jaw-Dropping view of the Golden Gate Bridge, The far end ..."
China Beach
"I've been here numerous times and this is one of my favorite beaches. It is tucked away in a..."
Lands End Trail
" The trails and walk ways are landscaped with amazing vegetation and wild flowers. the view ..."
"Fantastic restaurant"
La Vie
Stow Lake Boat & Bike Rentals
California Palace of the Legion of Honor
"Legion Of Honor, only 6 blocks away"
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lincoln Park Golf course
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Baker Beach
Car: not necessary

Only 4 blocks to Golden Gate park, 5 blocks to beach, 6 blocks to golf course, supermarket 1 block, bus stop directly outside. Hundreds of restaurants and bars in the neighborhood.


Rates & Availability

From $225 Per night

Richmond District Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Shoulder Season
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Monthly rates:
Jan-Mar $2995
April-May $3495
June-Sept $4995
Oct-Dec $2995


Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Richmond District Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full Bath Tub with Shower, and yes we do have a hairdryer!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Big Queen Sleigh Bed in the bedroom, Double Sofa bed and a single sofa bed in the living room, we also have a Pack-N-Play baby cot.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Everything is supplied linens, towels, fully equipped kitchen, Two HD TV's, and DVD players one in the living room and one in the bedroom, Easy Street Parking

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