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Rhonda Rodgers

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Sweet and Sophisticated between Castro & Mission Dolores

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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The Castro Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 3 max)

Quiet Garden Apartment one block from public transportation and walking distance to many restaurants, groceries, general shopping, and sights.

Relax in the comfort of a cozy, comfy apartment with wireless and cable or sit outside and enjoy the sun and garden while being five (ok, fifteen) minutes from some of the best dining in the world

Small bedroom with a standard double bed and connecting full bath. Bedroom contains a closet with sliding glass doors and storage chest. In the separate living area: writing desk, single/twin bed, comfortable couch and club chair. Flat screen TV and new eat-in kitchen.

We're extremely close to public transportation (99 on transportation score and 98 on walking score), but sadly, street parking is tedious. Numerous parking restrictions are enforced on a weekday basis in the neighborhood. I advise you to leave the car at home or use the city muni, or any of the convenient car services; FlyWheel, City Share, Zip Car, UBER or Lyft.

Keywords: Sweet and sophisticated garden apartment, close to public transportation, shopping and great dining options

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Rhonda Rodgers (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Rhonda Rodgers

Avid gardener and cook. We live on property with Trooper, the resident Tibetan Terrier

Rhonda Rodgers purchased this apartment in 1986

Why Rhonda Rodgers chose San Francisco

Weather is as good as San Francisco offers

What makes this apartment unique

Quiet solitude but walking distance to two of the hottest areas of the city: the Mission and Castro districts


based on 42 traveler reviews

Sweet and Sophisticated between Castro & Mission Dolores
average rating of 4.8809524 based on 42 reviews

perfect spot for the work week

  • 5 of 5

thanks for sharing this wonderful, comfortable immediately felt like the garden space and the location is perfect for a week of meetings and dinners out with colleagues. needless to say, i will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such lovely comments. We'd be thrilled to have you join us again!
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Mission Garden Charmer

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 days in this charming garden apartment. Rhonda, Bill and Trooper were wonderful hosts! You have everything you need in a well-appointed home away from home with the added bonus of a beautiful and peaceful garden. You are in the middle of the busy city but the apartment is very quiet and relaxing. The location is very good in a lovely neighborhood straddling the colorful Mission and Castro districts. You have easy public transportation access to Union Square, SOMA, and the Embarcadero/Ferry Building/Fisherman's Wharf. You are in very convenient walking distance of great neighborhood restaurants, bars, grocery stores, and laundry services. Look up info on walking tours of the colorful murals in the Mission. We look forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the gracious comments. I'm glad you guys had a nice time and we'd love to have you back. We wish your son good luck!
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Great Stay!

  • 4 of 5

The property was in a good location. It was very clean and felt like a home away from home. It was great to meet the Rodgers; very nice couple. I would love to stay here again and would recommend it to family or friends visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again in the future!
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Convenient, comfortable and clean!! And the garden... WOW!

  • 5 of 5

We come to SFO yearly and always enjoy the city, and this time we decided to try out VRBO as it was a special occasion. A friend always uses VRBO and recommended it to me, and am really glad we did! Once we found Rhonda's ad it was only a matter of hours before she accepted our application to stay. About her place: not only is it only 1 block from Market Street, a hub for transport for BART, cab, bus and trolley to virtually everywhere you need or want to go, it is 1.5 blocks from Peet's Coffee (mmmm) and 3 short blocks from the centre of the thriving Castro area! The apartment itself is the lower floor of the typical SanFran house, which was perfect as we like it cool at night. We noticed the heaters available but did not have the need to use them as it was early June. The entrance was our own personal doorway at the front with a secure key as well as electronic code, which led into their beautiful picturesque garden out back. Wow. Treed over and brick tiled, it sported a bubbler fountain, a quiet area in back for reading or beveraging, as well as a wide variety of breathtaking plants, some domestic, fruit & vegetable, and tropical. They made a lot of effort to have a very enjoyable space everyone can appreciate. The apartment was exceedingly clean and comfortable, and well-stocked with amenities in the kitchen and bath. The sheets and towels were all very fresh, we had every TV channel seemingly possible, and the Wi-Fi was perfect for our 3 devices - we never had a problem. Although we had a fully stocked kitchen, we never did use it (other than the coffee machine) to make anything; there's plenty of places to go nearby for food and fun. We only saw Rhonda and Bill once, and they went out of their way to ensure our time there was special! TY again for a wonderful stay - we hope to use your place again in the future! (Say hi to your fantastic dog for us too - I wish he came down to visit more often!) We highly recommend Rhonda Rodgers' place for staying: it's a 5-star hotel in our books. :)

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the gardening tips! Hope you guys come join us again next year!
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Beautiful grounds, inviting apartment and wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

Love the layout of the apartment and all the amenities it offers...comfortable beds, great kitchen for those who still want to cook while they're traveling and couldn't ask for a better patio to unwind on at the end of a busy day! In addition, terrific restaurants, marketing, and public transportation are all within walking distance! This was our second stay and we hope to make it a yearly event as long as possible...thanks again, Rhonda & Bill for a fabulous stay!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'd welcome you back again with open arms!
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Great Location and Home Base for our San Francisco Trip

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting from the northeast for one month to visit with our twin baby granddaughters and also to explore San Francisco. (We also timed it so we would miss some cold snowy weather back home!) This VRBO is in the middle of the city yet located on a very quiet residential street where we felt very safe. At the end of an active day, it was nice to come back to this comfortable and cozy garden apartment. We relaxed in the evening and often made dinner in the full-size kitchen (recently renovated). There are also plenty of restaurants within walking distance. Public transportation is so convenient from here to get to both our daughter's home and all our day trips within the city. We had some cool weather but there are wall heaters that warm up the space very quickly.

Both Rhonda and Bill were gracious and accommodating. The back garden and patio was having work done at the time of our stay. Rhonda had informed us beforehand and gave us a break on the price. Our only disappointment was that it took much longer than we or Rhonda had expected. Future guests though will be able to fully enjoy the backyard with its beautiful landscaping, lighting and greenhouse...a relaxing retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so gracious. Thank you for your patience while we renovated your space! We'd love to have you join us again now that the new landscaping is in. We'll keep the light on for ya! Rhonda Bill and Trooper
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The Castro Apartment Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 15.3%

Three night minimum firm. Rates are subject to change until confirmed electronically. Rates are subject to seasonal changes and events.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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The Castro Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , in suite.
  • combo tub and shower, sink, storage
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Double Bed in bedroom, Single mattress (twin) in living area.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
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  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Car service referral to and from airport at $85 each way (our friend from Sena Limo). Weekly laundry service pickup and drop off available - fees are subject to market rates. Weekly linen change service available for small fee.

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