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Charming, Magical Views, Central To Everything - SF Registration: STR-0000031

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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 1 Sleeper Sofa, Sleeps 3

Tucked into the hill between the Castro & the Haight/Cole Valley & Near Noe Valley, UCSF, Downtown, Buena Vista Park, Duboce Park, this private getaway is walking distance to Subway, Muni and Bus transportation & a wide array of restaurants, cafes, gourmet food stores, & shopping. Near the center of the city, this neighborhood has the most favorable weather in San Francisco.

The flat is clean, stylish & has magnificent sweeping views from Twin Peaks to San Francisco Bay. There is easy street parking & an inviting backyard where you can relax and experience the authentic charm of the real San Francisco. A bus stop is at the top of the street or you can walk down to the Castro streetcar that goes downtown, the financial district, Union Square, Embarcadero, the Zoo, the Ocean and Fisherman’s Wharf. Please read our reviews to see how we pay attention to every guest detail and love making their stay magical: Free WiFi, laundry room, cableTV, coffee & more.

Close to everything in San Francisco: The flat is a short walk to grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, bars, dance clubs, shopping and much more. You can walk to MUNI/Subway lines F, K, L, T and M which take you downtown, CalTrains and all the visitor attractions. The above ground F Line Cable Car goes to Fisherman's Wharf. Non-permit street parking is available in the neighborhood. And, the views are amazing - on top of the hill overlooking Eureka Vally and Twin Peaks. We love our guests and take care to ensure they have a wonderfully comfortable and non-stressful experience. Please feel free to cal us with any questions you may have - always happy to answer them.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Romanus Wolter
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016
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About Romanus Wolter

I'm a filmmaker, writer, director and enjoy the smile I bring to our guests. Discover more at:

Why Romanus Wolter chose San Francisco

57 Saturn Street is central to everything in San Francisco - yet, far enough away from the commotion that the peaceful rest provided is magnificant. When walking my pup, I pass by Corona Heights Park (best view of the City I believe), tennis courts, flowers, Rosemary Trees, blackberry bushes, plum trees, and wonderous Views.

Yet, when I feel the urge I can quickly walk down to two different small villages (The Castro and Cole Valley) and eat or purchase whatever I feel like in that moment. And, also take the Subway to any location in San Francisco I need to go.

What makes this apartment unique


Easy Street Parking with no permits needed or street cleaning moving like other streets in San Franciscio

We'll provide a discounted ride to the airport so you know you can leave on time

Personalized tours on request



Washer and Dryer




Automatic Check In Procedures

Quiet and yet accessible to everything you need

Vacation like a local with all the amenities

Romanus' favorite Guest Review:

If anything the listing understated the benefits of staying here. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION says it all. The flat (apt) is near the Castro muni stop from which you can visit virtually all of the attractions in San Francisco (SF); eg the F streetcar goes from the Castro directly to Fisherman's Wharf. You can change along the way for a ride on the cable car or take a bus (or subway/train) to any attraction SF has to offer. The muni system is very easy to navigate, with maps available showing the various routes clearly marked. Since my wife & I had rented a car for the out of SF experience as well (Muir Woods, Napa Valley, Sausalito, etc) we were interested in the parking situation which proved to be plentiful and free near the apt (for the 10 days we were there we found parking within view of the apt building daily). The apt itself was more than clean it was immaculate, as well as cheery and bright with a postcard view from the livingroom window. To the right was the Twin Peaks and in the distant left Alcatraz with plenty of picturesque SF houses on the hills in between. There are numerous restaurants within walking distance, from fast food to dining to breakfast (my favorite breakfast place was Squat & Gobble). Since virtually all of SF is but a commute away (if you're in a hurry taxis are plentiful) the list of restaurants is endless. Not only would I recommend this apt to family and friends it will be the first place I call on my next trip to SF. Frank & Melissa

Guestbook comments from the owner

Having grown up in SF and going back to visit many times, I decided that I

wanted to get back to that at-home feel this last visit. I was tired of the

loud, cramped hotels, the expensive hotel parking, the lack of privacy, and

most importantly the lack of that feeling of actually being part of the city,

and more of just a tourist.

This is why I wanted to try a vacation rental, specifically this flat.

And I'm so glad I did!

If you stay, think about what you're missing out on: a private apartment

likely twice the size of many hotel rooms, a full kitchen to cook and save

money on eating out, a refrigerator for any leftovers, free street parking

(many of the hotels I stayed at are around $40 a night!), great views, and

being close to public transportation that will take you to many of the tourist


I think if you're tired of those plain hotel stays, like me, you have to stay

here instead!
Aug 2009
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Charming, Magical Views, Central To Everything - SF Registration: STR-0000031
average rating of 4.931579 based on 193 reviews

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Our son found us this spotless, tastefully decorated flat (just a few blocks away from his tiny apartment),with all the comforts of home. The view was amazing.

We walked down to the Golden Gate Park, a neigborhood market, the Castro station and Buena Vista Park. We enjoyed the early am antics of a black and white cat visiting the rooftops and balancing on tiny rails.

It's the perfect place for those want a little space in the center of San Francisco, from which to experience its treasures.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2007
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
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Wonderful place in a quiet neighboorhood with easy access to all the sights and sounds of SF

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I had a wonderful two night stay at this flat. Romanus gave us clear details how to get to everywhere we wanted to go and we loved the neighboorhood. If I am ever lucky enough to go back to San Francisco, I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Lovely ground floor flat w/ cool view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for two nights and were very pleased with our choice! It's clean, tastefully decorated, well maintained, and has an awesome view of Twin Peaks etc. Everything we expected based on the listing and photos, and zero complaints.

Communication with the owner was great before and during our stay. He happened to be there when we arrived (lives on site), and was friendly and welcoming when we met. That said, we had total privacy. The location is excellent, a short walk downhill to the heart of Castro through a cute hill/stairway park at the end of Saturn St.

We would definitely stay here again, and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Absolutely charming property with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at this absolutely charming apartment in San Francisco. Romanos was extremely pleasant and very helpful ...a sheer delight. So glad we met . This area of San Francisco was very new to us but was very nice ...hilly but what would you expect for San Francisco. lol! Uber became our best friend !

Barbara from New Hampshire

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Cute & EZ in Castro

  • 5 of 5

Although we never saw him, Romanus was an excellent host. The apt was clean and negotiating the do it yourself check-in was easy. Parking by SF standards was fabulous, but that just means it was free & less than a bazillion miles away. Good news is that you won't need it once you park it.

The TV situation was the only thing that gave us trouble. Couldn't get it to work & since we are HUGE sports fans that was a bummer. No football?! The horror!

Otherwise, lovely lovely stay in a lovely lovely place.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Great property ! Wonderful view ! Our Flat was well appointed and very clean. It had all we had needed for our stay. Our view was simply breathtaking ! We were also close to good restaurants , transportation and grocery stores. We will definitely return for another stay We would highly recommend this Flat to anyone !

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Castro District
"fantastic food, bars, shops, puppies and walking tours - this is the F Line which goes above..."
Golden Gate Park
"Tea Garden, Museums, Fantastic Walking Tours, Buffalo, Picnics, Beach"
Peets Coffee & Tea
"Yummy coffee"
Castro Theater
"Great shows, independant films, sing-a-long Sound of Music/Frozen/Little Mermaid, Peaches Ch..."
Corona Heights Park
"wonderful view of the city, how San Francisco used to look, tennis, dog park, fun"
Tank Hill
"One of the parks on our personal walking tours, magnificent "
Ashbury Heights
"Right up the block - the center of San Francisco"
Buena Vista Park
"Gorgeous, bird watching"
Saturn Street Steps Park
"Right near the flat - wonderful views, quiet place to read, one of the "stairways of San Fra..."
vulcan stairway
"Right near the flat - wonderful views, quiet place to read, one of the "stairways of San Fra..."
"Visit our colorful psychedelic past"
Twin Peaks
"Great hike up from the flat - amazing views, wonderful neighborhoods"
Anchor Oyster Bar & Seafood Market
"YUM and YUM"
Ike's Place
"great sandwiches - a must"
Cafe Flore
"great people watching as you have a coffee, a drink or a snack -- and a farmers market on We..."
Fitness SF Castro
"Great work out space right down the hill"
Randall Museum
"Great views, shows, plays, zoo, classes, walk, fun"
"Walk down the hill"
Pesce -- CLOSED
"Yum on the more expensive side"
"Our own Michelin Star Restaurant !!"
Castro Street MUNI Metro Station
"Take the KLM or T lines anywhere in San Francisco"
Duboce Triangle
"Great park for people watching"
Mollie Stone's Markets
"Everything you need plus a FREE shuttle to the flat if you ever need one"
Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop
"I love ice cream - go for the soft serve at the second line. You won't have to wait and it i..."
Dolores Park
"Perfect spot to hang out"
Tartine Bakery
"Always a line for this fabulous bakery"
Alamo Square Park
"Must see the painted ladies.. :)"
Philz Coffee - CLOSED -- CLOSED
"Local single serve coffee right down the hill"
Samovar Tea Lounge - Yerba Buena Gardens
"For our tea lovers - and their food is simple delicious. There is one in our hood on Sanchez..."
Little Star Pizza
"Deep dish amazingness"
"Brunch - Dinner fresh amazing french food"
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Twin Peaks
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Legion of Honor Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
South Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Catch Seafood
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: not necessary

There is a small park across the street, hiking trails around the hills of San Francisco and parks with Tennis Courts nearby. And, street parking is easily accessible without the need for parking permits or moving your vehicle for street cleaning which is required on most streets in San Francisco.


Rates & Availability

Buena Vista Apartment Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

Thank you for choosing 57 Saturn for your vacation getaway:
- Due On Arrival: a $150 Cash Refundable Damage Deposit
- We will send a Copy of our Guest Book upon receipt of your deposit
- If you prefer to pay Cash on Arrival for the second half of your payment that is awesome!!
- Feel free to call or text me at 415-602-7177 at anytime

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Buena Vista Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Well appointed bathroom with iron and ironing board available.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sofa in Living Room Converts into Single Bed
  • Plenty of room to store suitcases out of the way or put in a travel crib. Lots of closet and drawer space for clothes. The back and sides of the blue sofa in the Living Room 'fold down' to convert it into a single bed for a 3rd person.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Smoking is allowed on the patio area and on the sidewalk in the front of the flat.

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