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Pampered San Francisco Vaca W/ View, Movies, Wifi, Airport Pickup + Dropoff

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

A San Francisco apartment rental in the sunny Castro with a view of downtown. It's a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment in a 1890's San Francisco Victorian. It has a tub, a shower, a living room with two couches that both turn into double beds, a large kitchen with a full size refrigerator, four burner stove top, wall oven, a dishwasher, a microwave, a coffee maker, a toaster, a dining room table with 4 chairs, airport pick-up & drop-off, 24/7 full concierge service, free laundry, free parking, free premium DirecTv w/ 100's of free movies, public transportation right outside your door to anywhere in the city, free sightseeing, day spa with massages nearby, shopping district including historic Castro Theater 2 blocks away, San Francisco historic trolley car line 4 blocks away, corner store less than 1 block. I've been living in San Francisco for 35 years and am here 24/7 (I live in the same building) to assist you with all your needs and hope to make this your most memorable trip to San Francisco.

More Details
Registration Number : Long-Term Only

Andrew Schwartz
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thank you so much for your hospitality, Andy. Your passion for S.F. really shone through! We were highly appreciative for all the help you so freely gave - the airport pick-ups, the orientation tour (and the stop at twin peaks), the laundry and the ride to the tour bus

We can not thank you enough; suffice to say that you contributed to our enjoyment of this lovely city.

We had an amazing stay and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. The apartment was spotlessly clean and perfectly positioned in a charming neighborhood full of local color.

Thanks Andy - Hope to see you again!!
Aug 2012
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The Castro Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Both couches turns into a double size beds in the living room, as well
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Pampered San Francisco Vaca W/ View, Movies, Wifi, Airport Pickup + Dropoff
average rating of 4.825 based on 46 reviews
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Awesome Location!

  • 5 of 5

Andy was very nice and quick to respond. As soon as we got there he offered to take us on a short tour and explained how to get around with public transit and the sites to see. The location is cool and located in the heart of the Castro district. Andy and his partner are big dog lovers and they just bred about 6 little lab puppies which he let my children see. Super Cute. The only drawback is that if anyone in your party has dog allergies, you may have some symptoms. The bed in the room is pretty comfortable. The pull out beds in the living room are big, but I would recommend them for kids seeing as how they are not nearly as comfortable as a real bed. Overall, the setup worked great for us and we look forward to visiting again next time we're in San Francisco. Thanks Andy

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We actually stayed at Andy's place last year and I am just now writing this review. We stayed here in March of last year. We loved every minute of our stay. It is a beautiful location - you really get the feeling that you are in the heart of San Francisco. Andy was wonderful!!!! He took us on a tour our first night there to show us the local grocery stores, restaurants, bus station, metro, etc. He actually made time to meet with my husband the week before when he was there on business. They sat on the patio and had coffee and enjoyed the gorgeous view. The apartment was amazing. Huge windows with a gorgeous view. Full size kitchen with anything you could want. It was our first time using a VRBO and we are hooked. Andy has menus from all the local restaurants, maps, etc. He makes himself available if you have questions or need any guidance on your trip. We tapped into his expertise several times and were not disappointed. My husband and daughter walked to the corner grocery store each morning to pick up breakfast and our supplies for the day. There is parking close by if you have a car. Andy will pick you up from the airport - such service. We did not want to leave. It was an amazing experience. Andy is wonderful!!!! I cannot recommend this location enough. Whenever we have a chance to go back to SF, we will definitely stay here.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location! Great home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! It's an apartment on the top floor of a home in the Castro District. Andy owns the home and lives on the lower level. He was a wonderful host and available if we needed anything, even taking me to the airport for a late night flight. The apartment is furnished well and very comfortable. The view is breathtaking! Best of all, the shops and restaurants of the Castro are within a few blocks walk. I would gladly stay there again!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vaca in Sf

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful time while I stayed in SF. Andy (the owner) was wonderful, he checked in to make sure everything was alright with the place and if I needed anything as well as offered transportation to and from the airport..and when my flight was canceled the Sunday I was supposed to fly into SF Andy notified me before I even knew about the cancellation.. This was a big help. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great accommodations and location!

  • 5 of 5

Andy's place was perfect for our family of four. Everything was clean and comfortable. The kitchen was very spacious and great to have so that we did not need to eat out every meal. Andy was very accommodating for our needs. There was a bus stop right in front and down a few blocks was the subway. It was very easy to get around the city from this location. We lucked out with beautiful weather and had great views from his place. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Feel the real San Francisco - experience this wonderful city as a local

  • 5 of 5

Andy was a wonderful host. He picked us up from airport promptly (despite delays at our end and was easily contactable). He then took us on a local tour (believe that!) - gave us Clipper cards (we loaded them for 7 days - excellent value). The apartment was very comfortable for (family of 3 adults) - separate bedroom with pull out sofa. The kitchen was well equipped and served our needs. The Castro neighbourhood was special. We had good transport options to downtown and a wonderful place (Harveys) to unwind at the end of the day. On one night we got a movie at the Castro Theatre (a must do - live organ music as an introduction to the movie). A bus gets you to and from the shopping area but we chose to walk. Andy lives in the floor below but our stay was extremely private. I would highly recommend staying in Andy's Apartment.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
SFO 20 minutes;OAK 40 minutes
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Ferry Building 10 minutes
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Train Station 10 minutes
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Bay Bridge; Golden Gate Bridge; Highway 1
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: not necessary

San Francisco has both bay and ocean exposure. The apartment is on a hill with a view of downtown San Francisco also has fog; layering clothing is advised. We have a great public transit system with trolley cars acquired from around the world and beautifully restored and of course the classic San Francisco cable car. We have many incredible National Parks less than one hour away and we have street fairs where artists sell their work all summer long. And with 24/7 concierge service if it can done in or around San Francisco, I can make it happen.

Other Activities: Alcatraz, Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf and of course a ride on the cable car.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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