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Rent a House in San Francisco

The crown jewel of the Bay Area in Northern California, San Francisco is as famous for its arts offerings and ethnically diverse districts as it is for its landmark bridge. When vacationing in the City by the Bay, consider renting a house or apartment. You'll be able to experience a neighborhood the way a local would while also enjoying some of the comforts of home such as a washing machine, reserved parking spot, satellite television service, fireplace or outdoor grill.

Dining

The city's compact 49 square miles are literally packed with restaurants and eateries serving Moroccan, Italian, Mexican, Greek and Japanese dishes, to name a few, and locales pop up every day serving some type of new fusion cuisine. The areas known as South of Market and the Mission District, especially, have been gaining fame among foodies.

Culture

Museums

San Francisco takes pride in the number of museums within its city limits. The de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor house exhibits dedicated to American and European paintings and sculptures. The Asian Art Museum's very extensive collections include art from China, India and Japan. Several of Coit Tower's walls are home to excellent 1930s murals inspired by Diego Rivera's style.

Performing Arts

San Francisco boasts its own symphony and jazz music center, as well as an opera and a ballet company. This is in addition to the dozens of theaters and venues which regularly present film screenings, plays, dance recitals and concerts.

Shopping

For world-class shopping in the city there's no need to look any further than Union Square. The area is home to major retailers, upscale boutiques and exclusive designer stores in addition to art galleries, cafes and clubs.

Outdoor activities

Cable Cars

A ride aboard an iconic San Francisco cable car is an experience unto itself, providing great views of the city and the bay as the cable car travels along one of three routes, all of which go through Nob Hill. This neighborhood is graced by a Notre Dame replica, Grace Cathedral, and some stately homes dating back to before the 1906 earthquake.

Pier 39

This is a touristy area, but also a must do. Enjoy the street performers and shops, then be sure to savor a traditional sourdough bread bowl with clam chowder before stopping to greet the sea lions that have taken up residence here.

Planning Your Visit

Due to foggy, windy marine conditions, San Francisco's weather is the exception to the rule that says California's climate is sunny and warm all year. The best weather conditions can be found in the late summer and early fall months, when highs are normally in the 70s or low 80s, and even then, it's a good idea to wear layers topped by a jacket. Autumn is also a great time to visit if you're a chocoholic—it's when visitors can sample chocolates and fine wines at the annual Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival.

Options for Getting to San Francisco

San Francisco has its own international airport served by many major airlines. It's located approximately 13 miles from the downtown area. The process of renting a car there is simplified by the fact that there are many rental agencies in one centralized Rental Car Center. Advanced reservations for private limousine and town car service are required; vans providing shared ride services don't require pre-booking, but their travel times are lengthened if they have to make multiple stops. There are also public bus and rapid rail routes that stop at San Francisco International Airport and then proceed to different points in the city.

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                                                                                                      Recent San Francisco Reviews

                                                                                                      Fantastic San Francisco Experience

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My spouse and I stayed in this incredible unit for six weeks in June - July 2016. We retired and moved away from San Francisco in 2015 and sold our condo there. We were anxious to reconnect with our beloved City and this apartment worked out perfect. The access to the 24 Divisadero bus line, J Church trolly and walking distance to 24th Street worked out beyond our expectations. The unit was filled with natural light. The outdoor deck was also great. We would highly recommend this listing for anyone who is looking for a fantastic San Franscisco experience.
                                                                                                      • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
                                                                                                      • Stayed: Jun 2016

                                                                                                      Wonderful

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                                                                                                      We have just arrive home after a wonderful month holiday (Christmas) in this San Francisco apartment. To be honest, it can't get any better. It's located in a very nice building, well kept, located, and equipped beyond your needs. Although I didn't have the chance to meet the owner (Mr. Peter), I did wrote him a couple of emails during my stay which where answered immediately by him. And It was always very responsive to my requests. This is definitely a great option to stay in San Francisco. And I wouldn't hesitate to use it again in the future.
                                                                                                      • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
                                                                                                      • Stayed: Dec 2015

                                                                                                      Great space and quiet location

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      This apartment was the perfect size and layout for our family reunion. There was plenty of room for 5 people (not all there for the entire visit though) and the balcony with views of the city gave a great feeling of space. The local amenities were all as described and it was the perfect location for exploring Haight, and Golden Gate Park. Also easy to access the Golden Gate Bridge, Downtown and the airport. We used both public transport and a rental car. Sometimes finding a space was a bit of a problem but we never parked more that a couple of blocks away. The property was presentable but could benefit from being a little better stocked with glasses and crockery....it was easy to run out when 5 of us were there. It could also benefit from a fresh coat of paint too, to give it the 'wow' factor it probably deserves. The manager always answered emails very promptly, but it would have been nice if he had been there our first evening as we did have a little hassle accessing the key. All in all it was a great place to stay and we would stay there again.
                                                                                                      • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
                                                                                                      • Stayed: Oct 2015