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Best views of the Golden Gate! and walk to all the best spots in SF

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Full-floor penthouse will take your breath away! With panoramic views of the bay/ golden gate bridge and city views! This 1500 sq.ft flat compares to the Heritage Fairmont Luxury Residential Hotel in Ghirardelli Square (just 2 blocks away). Their units start at $799 per night and my penthouse is in a nicer, less busy location.

I have the most incredible views of the city in the private settings of my decks.


*located atop a beautiful building in the marina, in San Francisco most desirable and safe destination. You can walk everywhere. Just steps from fisherman’s wharf, Ghirardelli square, Presidio, fort mason, north beach, the Exploratorium, palace of fine art, marina green, golden gate bridge, union square, Washington square park, Chinatown, chestnut street, many fabulous cafes, restaurants, art gallery’s, pups etc.


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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Magalli

I LOVE San Francisco. I have 4 boys and love biking with them in the Marina next to the Ocean :) .... is wonderful! The air is so fresh and we all get so hungry after a long bike ride. We love good food and there are literally over 100 places to eat nearby.

You can always call us if you need information or any medical referrals etc.

Magalli purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Magalli chose San Francisco

Love the ocean and love looking at the Golden Gate Bridge!!

Great location in a luxurious modern penthouse :)

What makes this apartment unique

Walking distance to all major attractions


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(69 traveler reviews)

Best views of the Golden Gate! and walk to all the best spots in SF
average rating of 4.811594 based on 69 reviews
Conifer, CO

Beautiful views and perfect locatioin

  • 4 of 5
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We very much enjoyed our stay in this beautiful place. It was cold and rainy the entire time we were there, so we did not get a chance to spend time on either the amazing upper deck or the balcony off the livingroom with views of the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Luckily the entire front of the apartment is glass, so you can soak up the views without going outside. The beds were very comfortable, but I would have preferred just one bed in the bedroom to allow tables on both sides so you have a place to put your book, water, phone, etc. The one table between the beds is entirely taken up by an overly large lamp. An alarm clock would also be nice, as there is nowhere to plug in your phone in the bedroom. And there are no drawers anywhere, so you can't unpack your suitcase. The bathroom is very nice, and the kitchen is great. The furniture all looks nice, but some is in disrepair and could use some work--wobbly stools at the kitchen bar counter that you really don't want to sit on, shredded fabric on chairs in livingroom. There was someone else's food in the refrigerator and cupboards and someone's personal toiletries in the bathroom, which was a bit offputting. Some of the larger dishes that don't go in the dishwasher, as well as a couple of the kitchen knives, were less than clean. I would suggest the owner invest in cable TV. The bedroom TV is the only one that gets a few local stations; otherwise, it is only Netflix, so there is nowhere to watch the news or favorite shows unless you want to do it in bed. But the drawbacks are outweighed by the beautiful views and perfect location in the Marina, our favorite part of San Francisco in which to stay. The owner was very responsive and mostly nice, generously allowing us to entertain a few friends one afternoon (for an extra $200 cleaning fee paid to the owner and not through VRBO, which the owner kept even though we did all the cleanup ourselves). After our stay, she at first denied that we had made a $1,500 damage deposit and wasn't going to give it back. She then saw that it was confirmed on VRBO and refunded it, telling me in an email that this was a loss for her (although if she had kept it, the nightly charge would have been $662!). I suggest being careful to get everything in writing. But overall, this is a very good place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sad to see this review. I allow this tenant to host a party for 10 people, which I never do but I wanted to accommodate this tenant needs. Here is my response to the rest. The TVs (the one in the bedroom and the one in the living room) have direct TV with Local channels and movie channels. The chairs in he living room are hand woven in Nigeria by woman entrepreneur. These chairs are delicate and I will replace them with 2 new pieces I ordered from the same NGO. The two beds are described in the contract. You can also see the two beds in the photos. They are there because I have 4 kids and we are there all the time :) There is plenty storage space for your cloths and drawers to put cloth in. There was no food left over in the refrigerator other than the butter, milk and jelly we keep there.
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Great view and location.

  • 5 of 5
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We spent most of our time on the patio. The view is amazing easy walk to local sites. Nicely decorated well equipped and lots of stairs. Would stay again and would recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My niece and I stayed in Magalli's San Francisco penthouse for a long weekend to celebrate her birthday. We were so impressed with the apartment. Magalli made the place available to us when we arrived on a rainy San Francisco morning, was very flexible with our arrival and made sure that we had specific instructions on how to enjoy this lovely place. The views are outstanding, the apartment over-exceeded our expectations and it is incredibly clean. I will look forward to staying in this fabulous find in San Francisco again soon. Thank you Magalli - what a treat!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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denver, colorado

excellent view

  • 5 of 5

Location is as advertised, view is perfect. balcony off of living room great for breakfast or drinks with view of Golden Gate Bridge easy to see. Would stay again, but would suggest owner add ceiling fan to bedroom for people that like cooler room during hot summer nights. inside very clean and wife loved kitchen décor.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best appartment ever!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I were fortunate to stay in Magalli's appartment for nearly two weeks. It's an absolutely stunning place. Visiting from Holland it was my first time in San Francisco. The experience could not have been better, thanks to Magalli's kindness, hospitality and her wonderful appartment. The view is extraordinary, looking at the Golden Gate bridge. The location is perfect. Even though the appartment is located on a busy street, we woke up with birds every morning! My partner had to have surgery during our stay. There was no better place to recover than Magalli's appartment. It's spaceous, light, clean, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. And besides all this, the terrace on the roof gives an incredible sight of San Francisco! From all the places we have stayed so far during our travels, this appartment is one of the finest and Magalli is the best host you could ever wish for. We enjoyed our stay very much and we are definitely looking forward to booking the appartment again for our next visits.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous apartment with Golden Gate Bridge View

  • 5 of 5

Magalli's apartment is five-star in my opinion. Light, bright, beautifully furnished with real 'wow' factors all the way through. Easy access when following instructions - stairs lead to wonderful open plan kitchen (or Cafe Lele) with all mod-cons to allow for self-catering. Living room is 'to die for' with unobstructed views (when the fog allows), cool bean bag corner, amazing full-size dining table and full-screen TV for when you can tear your eyes away from the 360 degree view. Bedroom has two very comfortable beds, could sleep four at a push but one bed per person is more comfortable. Big screen TV in bedroom makes it difficult to get up in the morning! Sofabed plus rollaway bed (rollaway pushed together with the sofa bed) makes big enough space for second couple, though not quite as comfortable. Our second couple had been staying in AirBnBs ranging from isolated cabins to renovated sea containers so the arrangements here were very much appreciated and comfortable, though there are no drapes on the floor to ceiling glass windows, so light sleepers may find it more difficult. The roof deck is spectacular and we kept creeping up there for a viewing of the amazing 360 degree views of the city and the bridge - though it was too chilly and foggy to make the best of it when we visited. The gas BBQ unfortunately would not light when we were there - not sure if the gas had run out, but it was a bit chilly to we decide to eat in the kitchen anyway, no big deal. Can't recommend this highly enough - the Marina district is a fantastic location - 10 minutes walk to Ghiradelli and Fisherman's Wharf in one direction, walk to the Presidio Park easily reached in the other direction.. Marina is a very pleasant walk and area to hang around in. Fort Mason parking lot provided free parking for two nights, despite signs that state 2 hour parking only. We didn't get any problem parking there for three days. Book this apartment, you'll love it like we did.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
san Francisco Airport
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
cable car is 4 blocks away
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
101 freeway and 80
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Crissy Field and Marina beaches are 5 minutes walk
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Mason
Nearest Point of Interest
San Francisco Best biking and running trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Fisherman Wharf
Nearest Point of Interest
North Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Russian Hill
Nearest Point of Interest
Palace of Fine Arts
Nearest Point of Interest
Golden Gate Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Point National Historic Site
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Hospital
Nearest Point of Interest
Grace Cathedral
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Marina District Apartment Rental Rates

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high season
Jan 31 2017 - Dec 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $220 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 15.0%

Monthly rental
Rates might vary depending on the season. Hight season rates and holidays are more expensive than my standarts rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Marina District Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • 2 Queen size Beds and 1 queen size sofa bed and 1 twin size roll away.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Most amazing and unobstructed views of the city!

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