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Luxury Duplex Home in Secret Garden - Quiet, Central, Great Neighborhood

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Large Garden Apartment - Sleeps 6


Fabulous Neighborhood. Every Amenity. Close to Everything

A luxury appointed two-story home tucked away in tranquil secret garden. Just steps from a main subway station but secluded from the street.

Upstairs is a sumptuous and warm 750 sq. ft. apartment offering:

- A large master bedroom with King Bed, large sunny windows and a private rear garden seating area.

- A large marble-tiled bathroom with soaking tub and shower

- A Queen Bed in main room with dresser and changing area

- A large deck with outdoor seating overlooks the garden

Upstairs sleeps 4, and offers a fully stocked gourmet kitchen and dining area for 6.

Downstairs is a King Suite with private entrance, full bath, kitchenette and deck overlooking the front garden.

The home offers 2 King beds, 1 Queen bed and 2 full bathrooms in total.

Our apartment has been professionally designed and furnished. Attention to every detail is what separates us from other vacation rentals: luxurious Egyptian cotton linens, goose-down comforters, premium firm mattresses, tasteful artwork, Moroccan lighting fixtures, bathrooms with floor-to-ceiling marble tile, full soaking tubs with Jacuzzi jets and high-end faucets and fixtures.

The gourmet kitchen has granite counter tops, modern stainless steel energy-star appliances and includes touches like a super-quiet dishwasher and a pro-series 5-burner gas range. The kitchen is fully stocked for the professional chef with matching full service for ten, Henkel knives, professional series cookware and every gadget and tool you'll need. We even include basics like an array of organic spices, a pepper grinder, sea salt, organic olive oil, balsamic vinegar and basic condiments.

All the basics are covered as well. High-speed (200mbps) internet with secure wireless, dedicated private phone with answering machine and unlimited calling, premium satellite TV with movie channels, flat screen TV, and bluray. A washer and dryer are in the unit and are free to use; we even supply eco-friendly detergent. A lovely welcome basket will great you with fresh fruit and cheese as well as coffee and tea.

Even though you will be staying on one of the most serene residential streets in San Francisco, you'll be just a half a block from Market Street, the palm-tree lined main artery of San Francisco. Historic street cars run above ground and efficient subway lines run below. You will be one block away from the F line, a street car that takes you directly to Fisherman's Wharf. Also one block away is a high-speed subway that will get your anywhere in the city within minutes.

With over 300 restaurants within one mile of the flat you can be assured of a feast for all the senses with unique boutique shops, theaters and nightclubs as well as the everyday services you use at home; like world class yoga and fitness centers, independent book stores, big city parks, tennis courts and gourmet grocery stores. For solitude just retreat to the gorgeous landscaped garden in the rear with water features and a slate patio and deck; it's the perfect place to have a glass of wine after a long day of sight-seeing.

This home is a green property. We never use any harsh chemicals or sprays and our service cleans immaculately with all-natural products. We encourage and make it easy to recycle if you wish and our electricity comes from renewable suppliers. We feature energy-efficient appliances and all-natural fabrics in all our linens; like our Organic Egyptian Cotton 600 thread count sheets! Our gardens are drip-irrigated for low water usage and we use no pesticides or herbicides. We offer organic teas and gourmet fair trade coffee, natural soaps and toiletries are stocked from EO Organics, even the carpeting is from an environmentally conscious company.

Once you're checked in you'll have complete privacy, but we will give you a special phone number to call that will always reach one of us if you have any questions or concerns.

The owner and the manager together have traveled to over 60 countries and speak French and Spanish. International travelers are always welcome.

The Castro subway station is one block away; linking you to the entire City, and BART for east bay and airport connections.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

About Wyatt

I've traveled to more than 40 countries and I think San Francisco is one of the best cities on earth and the Castro neighborhood is THE BEST of San Francisco, It's a hip, super clean and safe, vibrant and diverse neighborhod - really the quintessential San Francisco spot. The weather is great; nice and sunny even when most the City is fogged in and cold.

The only thing better than living here, is getting to share it with others. I love making sure my guests have an amazing stay and have total privacy as well.

I worked at the Ritz Carlton for years and the experience stuck with me. I've made the flats a luxury home away from home, with everything as perfect as possible.

I'm sure you'll love it here at Casa Luna SF.



Wyatt purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Wyatt chose San Francisco

It's the best neighborhood in the City. Great weather, central location, quintessential San Francisco experience. Super safe, hip and fun.

What makes this cottage unique

We're just up the block from a major subway stop and the center of the City. You can stay here and have total quiet, but then just walk out the door and you're in a thriving neighborhood! tons of interesting folks, great restaurants and pubs, awesome shopping at one of a kind stores, fun bars and clubs, the best coffee shop in SF (Peet's) and so much more. Oh yea, you can get anywhere in the city with one $2 subway ride.

Guestbook comments from the owner


We really enjoyed our stay at your vacationrental. It was even much better then we thought before we arrived :) Ithad everything you needed and more than that. Very nice furnitured, comfortablebeds, very clean and tidy.

For 4 persons, 2 adults and 2 kids (17years) it was a perfect apartment. The location was also perfect. Just2 minutes walk to the station and a lot of shops, restaurants, market storewithin walking area.

It was also very relaxing to come backto the apartment after long days with sightseeing etc. The location wasquiet, not much traffic/noise and the apartment was perfect for makingdinner and relax at the evening with TV or reading. You had the feelingthat you stayed at home.

All the information that was provided(market store, where to shop, locations, restaurants, tips etc) was perfect.It really helped us/saving time.

We will highly recommend your vacationrental.
Aug 2012
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The Castro Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No parties, no events, this is a quiet residential area.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Large private bedroom with rear access to private patio.
    Main Room - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , King suite with private entrace
  • Bed 1: Large King size bed (193cm x 203cm) Newly purchased High-end firm California King with 600 thread count organic cotton linens and goose down comforter. Choice of high-end hypoallergenic fiber fill pillows or premium goose down/feather pillows. Bed 2: Large Queen size (152cm x 203cm) Newly purchased High-end Queen size pillow top mattress with 600 thread count organic cotton linens and goose down comforter. Choice of high-end hypoallergenic fiber fill pillows or premium goose down/feather pillows.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Sand Box
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
A GREEN PROPERTY! All natural linens, no harsh chemicals, only green cleaning products used in housecleaning, natural eco detergents used in wash, carpeting is all natural - no off-gassing or VOCs. Our electric is supplied by wind supplier, we're adding electric solar on the roofs, recycling organized in the apt, organic teas and fair-trade organic coffee service. Be good to yourself and the environment and still be in total indulgent luxury.


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Luxury Duplex Home in Secret Garden - Quiet, Central, Great Neighborhood
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 23 reviews
Houston, TX, US

Fabulous Property!

  • 5 of 5

The flat is absolutely gorgeous with much attention to detail and fully equipped with everything you need. We loved the location, great neighborhood and convenient public transportation. The service was outstanding. We plan to stay at Casa Luna SF each time we visit San Francisco.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

Lovely apartment and very helpful and informative staff!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Luna was gorgeous and exactly as pictured on this website and their video on the Casa Luna website. We stayed in the Garden Apt., which is the first floor of the house (#4060.) It was beautiful -- hardwood floors, comfy beds, (they even iron the sheets!) lovely little garden, gorgeous kitchen with every amenity you could think of...for those of you who cook, lol. (Loved the Audrey Hepburn photo in the kitchen!) A MUNI station is just steps away, and we found the staff there to be quite helpful as to which lines to take to get around.

It was the personal touches that stayed with me: Wyatt kept in close touch in the weeks leading up to our stay, sending us several articles and links regarding things to do in San Fran. Most helpful was the neighborhood map which included points of interest. There were also plenty of guidebooks available in the apartment. (Other little extras we used were the full-size bottles of Lavender shampoo, body wash, hand soap, and lotion that are provided, as well as the hairdryer and ibuprofen we found tucked away.) If in need, there is a grocery and a pharmacy nearby. And I enjoyed my morning tea daily from the variety of Stash teas provided.

At one point, we had problems with late-night noise coming from neighbors elsewhere on the property (the Carriage House, below us, it turned out.) I called Wyatt and he promptly answered (at 12:30AM!) and took care of it himself -- problem solved in 10 minutes. Wyatt really goes out of his way to make sure your trip is the best. Thank you to all at Casa Luna!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memphis, Tn, USA

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Did not touch the car for three days - public transport right on the doorstep. The apartment was just as described, with everything you could need for a very comfortable stay. Felt so at home. Loved the little touch of fresh fruit and cheese as a welcome. We were concerned on arrival about the renovations taking place next door, but the builders were considerate of guests, so not a problem. Local information from the owners was extremely useful. Great communication, and very easy to book.

One request would be for some storage/drawers in second bedroom.

Would highly recommend, and can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Luna was the greatest to deal with

  • 5 of 5

I did not get the opportunity to stay at this location but I did have reservations here and had to cancel. Debbie was very understanding and my refund was sent the same day.

When I first booked Casa Luna I was sent all the information regarding how to get there via any transportation I was going to take. I got step by step instructions on how to get into the property, and they even have a You Tube video and you can see the place. I was sent a detailed map of SF attractions and how to get to each one, and instructions on how to get to places to eat, workout, and grocery stories via public transportation. I was even given insider tips on how to avoid long waits at tourist sites as well. The property did look very nice from everything I saw and read, but I am here to say that dealing with Debbie and Casa Luna was just so much a pleasure that I had to write a review about it. She has set a very high standard for the rest of the owners that list on VRBO to reach. When I return to SF it will be to stay at Casa Luna.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elk Grove, CA

What an AWESOME property!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is exactly as described and the photos are entirely accurate. The property looks to have been recently renovated; everything is clean and functional, and the apartment is tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished. The living room is full of daylight, and the bedrooms are peaceful and quiet with comfortable beds and quality linens. The garden is a tranquil oasis, landscaped to perfection and extremely peaceful considering the property is half a block from Market Street.

This property is the perfect accommodation in the perfect location for anyone visiting San Francisco. It is literally steps to the MUNI and other public transportation, convenient to many excellent restaurants, grocers and shops, and convenient to get to the busy tourist areas. The neighborhood is easy to get around without having to deal with the steep hills found in surrounding neighborhoods, and the secured parking garage is a convenient and safe place to leave your car. Staying in this beautiful vintage house at Casa Luna gave us the opportunity to really experience San Francisco as locals.

Debbie and Wyatt were very pleasant to deal with, real sweethearts. They went out of their way to ensure that our stay in San Francisco was enjoyable and stress-free. Their attention to detail is impeccable and they truly care about their guests. We and our travel companions will absolutely stay at Casa Luna on our future trips to San Francisco. The only negative thing about our stay was that we had to leave.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson, AZ

Location, location, location + SF ambience!

  • 4 of 5

We chose Casa Luna because it was close to public transit and looked like a lovely unit for 2 couples! It worked for both! Public transit was perfect: 1) Muni Metro was about 50 steps from our door -- fast, easy routes to downtown, cable car, the water, Bart, and other bus connections; 2) F trolley runs directly between Castro district, the ferry terminal, Embarcadero, and Fisherman's Wharf. Keep a map handy and avoid transports around the rush transit hours.

Casa Luna is a lovely combination of housing units that make you feel at home. Our discussions with Irma, the property manager, were helpful and extremely pleasant!

There were a few issues that we encountered beginning with the booking, but it is difficult to find a rental that is perfect. My husband and I are responsible renters and generally accepting of flaws when a place essentially serves our needs. And, Casa Luna does that! I highly recommend it for those who are mobile. This is not a place that would work for people with disabilities.

I mark this property down because of the booking/financial complications but, because all were resolved -- albeit with some difficulty -- I wanted to post a positive review.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.12 Miles
Twin Peaks
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Fisherman's Wharf
Nearest Golf
3.2 Miles
Presidio golf
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 101 - Octavia Exit
Nearest Restaurant
0.12 Miles
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Tennis Courts
Nearest Point of Interest
Large Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Natural Foods Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Catch! - Great Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Crepe and Breakfast spot
Nearest Point of Interest
Walgreens 24hr Drugstore
Nearest Point of Interest
Corner Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Meditation Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Art Deco Theatre
Nearest Point of Interest
Harvest Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Orphan Andy's 24hr Diner
Nearest Point of Interest
Rossi's Deli - get your muni 7 pass here!
Nearest Point of Interest
Peet's Coffee & Tea - best Cappuccino ever
Nearest Point of Interest
ZADIN - Great Vietnamese Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Cafe Flore European Style Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Gold's Gym
Nearest Point of Interest
24 Hour Fitness
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Burittos!
Nearest Point of Interest
Newstand and Magazine Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Subway Sandwiches
Nearest Point of Interest
Thai Food
Nearest Point of Interest
French Restaurant - Sumi
Nearest Point of Interest
Wood Buring Over Pizza
Nearest Point of Interest
Samovar - coolest tea house in the world
Car: not necessary

Close to the Opera, San Francisco Symphony, Ballet. Block away from Mission Delores Park and Buena Vista Park, a few minutes to Golden Gate Park - museums, water boats, roller blading, jogging...

Public Transit

One block from Castro St. Subway

One block from the F Line Street Car

One block from #24, #35, and #37 bus.

Two blocks from the #33 Bus

5 Blocks from the J Church and #22 Bus

Street Car goes directly to Giants Stadium


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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