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Luxury Cottage in Secret Garden - Quiet, Central, Great Neighborhood

The Castro, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • House800 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Large Garden Apartment - Sleeps 4



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.

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

Apartment sleeps 4 and offers a fully stocked gourmet kitchen and dining area.

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 (300mbps) 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.



Member Since 2007
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 07, 2018
About casalunasf

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. Cheers, Wyatt

casalunasf purchased this House in 2001

Why casalunasf chose Buena Vista

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

What makes this House 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.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, Large private bedroom with rear access to private patio.
      • Main Room
        1 queen
      • 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.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, jetted tub

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            In the perfect center of The City, on a quiet street but just steps to the subway and trolley cars.


              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        All linens included. Fine linens and towels, extra blankets and pillows. Organic Egyptian Cotton 600 Thread Count Sheets. Hypo-allergenic pillows on beds, pure goose down pillows in closet if you prefer them.
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Bottled Water
                      • Broadband Access
                        high speed 100mb/sec - both wired ethernet port in flat and secure wireless (WiFi).
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Energy Star Dryer with free unscented eco-friendly dryer sheets.
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Free Long Distance
                        unlimited free long-distance including calls to most of Europe!
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        Very high speed free internet and wifi. 100mps.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Living Room
                        Nice place to relax and watch HD TV, HBO...
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking Off Street
                        Street parking can be found here, and elsewhere in SF, but it requires strategy. We can help you, but we really recommend not renting a car, and using LYFT or UBER instead.
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Shampoo
                      • Telephone
                        Dedicated phone line and answering machine in each unit.
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        Front Loader, Energy Star Washer. We supply eco-friendly unscented laundry detergent for you as well. Free use of washer and dryer in the unit.
                      • Wireless Internet
                        high-speed 802.11N wireless service.


                          • Ice Maker
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Chef quality pots and pans, knives, tools. cutlery. Fully stocked. Wine glasses, martini glasses, plastic cups for outside, tumblers and large glasses, full service for 8.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Absolutely EVERYTHING you need to cook a gourmet meal and serve. EVERYTHING!
                          • Dishwasher
                            energy efficient super quiet, stainless steel dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                            Full bottom freezer
                          • Garbage Disposal
                          • Gourmet Kitchen
                          • Blender
                          • Kitchen
                            Full-size gourmet kitchen with professional chef series gas stove and range. Fully stocked with EVERYTHING a gourmet chef would need. Henkel German Knives, all-clad cookware, gadgets and tools galore. Lovely matching plates and dinnerware, quality glasses, wine, water, martini... it's all there.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            Gas oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Oil, vinegar, spices, sugar, sweetener, tea and coffee. Condiments. Hot Sauce. Welcome basket with fresh fruit, cheese and crackers. Bottled Water
                          • Refrigerator
                            Large full-sized stainless steel fridge, filtered water, ice maker in main unit. Smaller fridge in the King Suite below.
                          • Stove
                            4 burner gas stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Dining table seat 4, expands to seat 6 upon request. 3 stools at breakfast bar.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Games
                                  • Books
                                  • Books for Kids
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • DVR
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • MP3 Dock
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    High Definition DirecTV with DVR to pause and record. Premium movie channels plus digital music.
                                  • Stereo
                                    ipod docking station
                                  • Television
                                    HD Flat screen TV with DVR and platinum DirecTV.


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Large sun-filled private deck that overlooks garden, seating for 4.
                                      • Deck Furniture
                                      • Fully Fenced Property
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Lovely private garden to relax in.
                                      • Patio
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                        Private porch and seating area in rear.
                                      • Sand Box
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • Low Allergen Environment
                                          • Singles
                                          • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible
                                            Stairs to get into both apartments, and we are up a slight hill.

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • jetted tub
                                                Deep wide soaking bathtub with jets. EO Organics lavender shower gel is provided.

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Chauffeur
                                                  • Housekeeper
                                                  • Staff


                                                      • marina
                                                      • arboretum
                                                      • churches
                                                      • cinemas
                                                      • festivals
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • library
                                                      • live theater
                                                      • botanical garden
                                                      • 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

                                                                  • roller blading
                                                                  • basketball court
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • 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.

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                        22 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Best ever...

                                                                        Scott L.

                                                                        A rare case of the apartment looking better in real life than in the photos! Very spacious, comfortable and well-equipped, especially the kitchen. Beautiful terrace with view over the landscaped gardens. Great location with lots of transport links, very easy to get around the city.

                                                                        · Only challenge was finding a parking space but the information provided by the manager was very helpful in finding somewhere not too far away.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thanks Scott!

                                                                        Fabulous Property!

                                                                        Donna Houston, TXHouston, TX, US

                                                                        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.

                                                                        Hospitality at its best!

                                                                        Joann B.Delaware

                                                                        Casa Luna was the perfect place! Lots of space, great location, and Wyatt is always in communication with you to make sure your stay is just as you want it. A great experience!

                                                                        Great Property, Great Location!

                                                                        Bill H.Charlotte, NC

                                                                        We absolutely loved Casa Luna! It was a great location to access the rest of the city. Conveniently located near the F line and Muni trains. We loved the neighborhood. We enjoyed all the comforts of home including a very well equipped kitchen!

                                                                        Five Stars !

                                                                        Lisa A.NH

                                                                        Loved it !! This was an easy rental process, Wyatt was a great communicator. Great space to relax after long days in the city. Coffee and great food all within walking distance. Cottage is super cute and comfy (loved that sofa). Clean and bright, everything you need is there. I have rented at least 15 different places in the city of SF and this one is my favorite ! Thank you Wyatt for all your care and concern. Hope to be back real soon ! Lisa

                                                                        Lovely apartment and very helpful and informative staff!

                                                                        Stephanie T.Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

                                                                        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!


                                                                        The Castro, San Francisco, CA, USA

                                                                        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

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