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Romanus Wolter

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french

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

177 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment

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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.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Romanus Wolter (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french

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 4.9322033 based on 180 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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San Marcos, TX

Great stay with AWESOME views!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in San Francisco! This property is centrally located and is easily accessible through the transit system. We visited all of the major landmarks via Muni metro. Romanus was very helpful. The property is fully equipped with everything we needed. This was truly our favorite vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Perfect location and amazing property for a visit to San Francisco!!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is JUST as it is described and pictured in its listing! The apartment was clean, well appointed, having coffee and giant mugs was a nice touch! The linens and bedding were top notch, the bed IS indeed very comfortable. The view is incredible, the pictures do not do it justice (and the pictures are pretty good!). The location is great, it truly is a nice central location to everything and the free street parking was super easy, most days we got a spot right near the apartment. After spending time exploring the busy city it was nice to come back to a place that felt like home in a quiet neighborhood. We felt like locals and we feel like we got to experience the neighborhoods of San Francisco from a perspective that would have been been impossible by staying in a hotel. Highly recommend this as an option for any visit, short or long! Booking with Romanus was very easy and seamless. Loved our experience from beginning to end!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Long Island, NY

Immaculate, charming apartment with amazing views of the city!

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure to work with Romanus; he was generous and flexible with our needs and arrangements. The apartment had all the amenities including free use of washer and dryer, coffee and more. The bed was extremely comfortable and the apartment was immaculate. Parking on the street was very easy and legal. Original art work and cool books were icing on the cake of this rental. I would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Brooklyn, NY

What a view!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place was magical. Clean, comfortable with incredible views. Be aware, if you plan on walking, it is all up hill when you come home so I recommend having a car. Romanus was a delight to work with and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Comfortable and Spacious

  • 4 of 5

It was a pleasure to stay in this property. Spacious and comfortable, well appointed with a full kitchen. Our only regret was that when planning our holiday we had not included more days to stay here to make the most of the facilities. Close to shops, restaurants and transport in the Castro. Top marks for providing the most comfortable bed and also a coffee machine with a supply of good coffee as well. Warm and sunny and picturesque views out of every window.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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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

Castro District 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 $60
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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San Francisco 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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