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Panoramic View, Quiet, Safe, Central Location: Fabulous Corporate Rental!

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Property type condo
Minimum Stay 60 nights

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Minimum Stay
60 nights


Buena Vista Condo Rental Photos and Description

Upper flat on Castro Hills, 1930's cottage, unique layout, quiet, Convenient

Sunny southern-view flat with panoramic view and skylights contemporary renovation of an historic 1930's 2-unit shingled cottage. Excellent hillside location in one of San Francisco's best neighborhoods; States Street is safe, sunny, and quiet, famous for parks, trees, gardens, historic architecture, central location close to MUNI underground, easy street parking. Traditional moldings, Asian accents, hardwood, Persian rugs, white paint, sunlight and views from every angle. Cove- ceiling in living room, modern and simple architecture. Split level with central foyer and bedroom/bathroom/office one-half flight up. This is a unique, one of a kind living environment.

This is an ideal location in the heart of the City for easy walking to shopping, clubs, sidewalk cafes, and Castro Farmer's market. Mollie Stone's grocery, Fitness SF, Catch Restaurant, Cafe Flore, Twin Peaks Bar and MUNI underground is short walk down the hill.

Split-level 1920's 2-unit shingled cottage was recently remodeled by owner/architect. Apartment is on top floor with skylight in the entrance hallway. Turn to the right to the living room, dining room and kitchen, or go up the half flight of staris to the left to the office, bedroom and bathroom. This unique layout is part of the enjoyment of living here and you will not find another place like it in San Francisco.

Living room includes seating, dining,and kitchen with white cabinets granite and stainless steel. Japanese antiques and Asian accents throughout. Spa-style bathroom with soaking tub and shower next to built-in bed. Office area wit storage, granite desk and panoramic southern view of the Castro.

Kitchen features custom cabinets, stone counter tops, stainless. Granite topped table and desk. Sectional sofa and Japanese prints throughout. Hardwood floors and Persian rugs in main living area and commercial carpet on stairs and in bedroom/office. Designer lighting and antiques throughout.

Wi-fi high speed internet, cable tv, stereo system, central heat with thermostat; laundry

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
David Cannon
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 1, 2016

About David Cannon

David Cannon is an interior architect who graduated from UC Berkeley and specializes in kitchen and bath remodeling. He also owns a condo on the beach in Puerto Vallarta Mexico also listed on VRBO.

David Cannon purchased this condo in 2004

Why David Cannon chose San Francisco

Historic remodelled building in a uniquely San Francisco neighborhood. Charm galore, rustic setting with urban amenities. Unique central hillside location with parks, sunshine, and neighborhood shopping in walking distance. You will love it.

What makes this condo unique

Sun, location, views, charm, quiet street, friendly neighborhood and lots of memories of my hippie days in San Francisco.


based on 4 traveler reviews

Panoramic View, Quiet, Safe, Central Location: Fabulous Corporate Rental!
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
Fair Oaks, CA


  • 5 of 5

This is long overdue but wanted to share my views on how wonderful this apartment is. David the owner is a very talented architect and put so much into the interior. It's really a beautiful apartment. It's very comfortable, cozy, homey, great view and great location with plenty of parking. Plus David is an excellent landlord, very accommodating and easy to work with. I ended up extending my stay and stayed for 8-9 months. I would have stayed forever, but had to leave the area for work and then when I returned had to find an unfurnished apartment. I miss it and will always have fond memories of living here.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. I enjoyed getting and working with you to make sure you were comfortable and felt at home. I especially appreciate your comments on the design and architecture, coming from another artist such as yourself, who can appreciate the time and effort it takes to put an interior design project such as this together, and continue to maintain it and keep it up to date over the years.
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Great host, great stay

  • 5 of 5

First, the view is fantastic -- Sutro Tower above, Victorians below. There's a small balcony with table and chairs - a perfect place for coffee in the misty mornings, or catching the sun the rest of the day (seasons allowing, though this part of SF gets sunnier every year now).

The apartment is really nice, with a slight SF funkiness to it completely in keeping with the City. The living room especially is suitable for business entertaining, but also a relaxing place to just hang out.

A 5 minute walk down the hill gets you to the Muni. Dolores Park, all the Valencia Street restaurants and cafes, and the rest of the Mission are an easy 15 minute walk.

David is more of a host than a landlord - the kind who really wants you to enjoy your stay, but also gives you as much privacy as you want. That said, he lives nearby and was always on hand to answer questions and help out. He went to some really impressive lengths to make sure I had everything I needed.

He’s an all around good guy, and his place was a treat to stay at.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a very thoughtful review and I appreciate your sharing your experience on States Street with me as well as future guests. Great to hear from you!
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Wonderful Trip

  • 4 of 5

We rented this apartment for the 4th of July week and had a wonderful time. The place was adorable, comfortable and well laid out. This felt much more like home, than a stuffy hotel. The location was perfect and a short walk to shops and restaurants. Beautiful views from Corona Park (right across the street). The apartment had a VERY comfortable bed, and was bright and clean. David was easy to work with and everything went smoothly. Looking forward to our next stay and missing San Francisco already!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perth, Australia

Sad to leave

  • 5 of 5

We were completely overjoyed with this property and the area. It's situated around the corner from public transport, fantastic restaurants, bars and shops. The property was thoroughly clean and comfortable (since being back, we have bought the same bed) and David the owner is lovely and didnt hesitate in answering all of our questions. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
San Francisco Bay Ferry
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Cal Trans
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: not necessary

San Francisco is a world-class city famous for its diversity, educational and business resources, recreational and tourist attractions. IWe have historic and contemporary architecture, fine dining, upscale and internatiional shopping and markets. The apartment is centrally located, with Silicon Valley to the south, Marin County and the Wine country to the north across the Golden Gate Bridge, Sacramento and San Francisco Bay to the east across the Bay Bridge. Chinatown, Presidio National Park, North Beach, Union Square, the Castro gay district, Japantown, Haight Ashbury, and Golden Gate Park are just a few of the destinations you may want to explore while staying on States Street.

Other Activities: Restaurants and shopping


Rates & Availability

Buena Vista Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Available starting May 2016
May 1 2016 - Oct 28 2017
60 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
60 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $500
Cleaning fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $220
Property Damage Protection $79

City parking permit is required if you are using street parking. This is available from SFMTA. Contact me for further details. A supplemental rental agreement is required to finalize this booking. The time can be extended to a month to month lease with a 30 day notice. This rental conforms to the rent control laws of San Francisco and is not considered a short term rental. I will only consider reservations starting on May 1, 2016 which are a minimum of 2 months. Contact the owner for further information.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Buena Vista Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Spa-like bath with skylight, floor to ceiling porcelain tile, and two steps up from the vanity to the toilet and jetted soaking tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom, bathroom and office are located 1/2 level up from the main floor. The queen-size bed is built in against the north wall with a window facing the naturally landscaped v vacant lot across the street. The d door to the spa-style tiled bathroom is adjacent to the bed and the desk-office is on the south wall with a a panoramic southern view of the Castro. The closest with built-in shelves s hanging separates the two, which creates a unique master bedroom living arrangement.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • tennis
Tv with cable, private high speed internet connection, electric, gas, water, garbage, laundry facilities. Accent lighting, Asian antiques, Japanese prints, hardwood floors with oriental rugs, wall to wall carbet in the bedroom, silverware, dishes. Furnished corporate rental.

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