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Castro Area Accommodations in San Francisco Victorian, Great Location

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

Bedroom with Queen Bed, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2; additional bed available @ extra cost)

Located in a Queen Anne Victorian built in 1889 (freshly painted in 2017) in the heart of San Francisco, this location is a perfect setting for exploring the City.

"SAN FRANCISCO SHORT-TERM RESIDENTIAL RENTAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: STR-0000674

Possession of a San Francisco Short-Term Rental Registration Certificate certifies that the registration certificate holder has agreed to comply with the terms of the San Francisco Short-Term Residential Rental Ordinance (San Francisco Administrative Code Section 41A). This ordinance toes not require an inspection of the unit by the City for potential Building, Housing, Fire, or other Code violations."

The preceding language is provided by the City and County of San Francisco and is required to be displayed here.

Visitors without cars will find a wide range of transportation options: all MUNI train lines are within a couple blocks, including the Historic F line which travels down Market Street to Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, farmer's markets, shopping, museums and more. For travelers wanting to visit Union Street, the Marina and Presidio MUNI bus service is available on the same block; the same bus runs through the Castro and Noe Valley in the other direction. Even traveling to and from the airport is just one train connection away. Rental cars are available from several ZipCar locations within a couple blocks. Cars are discouraged; save money and hassle but not having a car in San Francisco. The clean bedroom with private bath is located in a historic Queen Anne Victorian in the Duboce Triangle neighborhood with a wrought iron gate.

A Comfortable Place in a Great Location: This studio has its own exterior entrance. This studio features a comfortable queen size bed, designer sheets, a separate, private bath and separate area for coffee, microwave and supplies and a fireplace. An additional twin bed is available for an additional fee. Stroll to nearby outdoor cafes, a French bistro, a wide range of diverse bars and dance clubs, the historic Castro Theater, the historic Mission Dolores and much more.

Amenities: Your hosts will welcome you with an initial setup of fresh linens and towels and coffee, and are happy to direct you to all of the wonderful amenities San Francisco has to offer. Your hosts both speak English, and one speaks German (Deutsch), and the other speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese.

More Details

Owner
Laurence Chang
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german, mandarin, and taiwanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Laurence Chang

A trained hospitality and restaurant professional, the owner lives in the same building.

Laurence Chang purchased this studio in 2004

Why Laurence Chang chose San Francisco

This building is located in the very heart of San Francisco, with access to great transportation all over the city and much to do within walking distance. The neighborhood is safe, pedestrian-friendly and public transportation options are abundant.

What makes this studio unique

This Queen Anne Victorian is located on a street lined by old Magnolia trees. The Castro district, restaurants, shops, parks all surround this location.

Amenities

Duboce Triangle Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Fully tiled, with slate floors.
  • Each guest is provided with a full set of towels (bath and hand towels and washcloths), soap, shampoo, conditioner and bathroom tissue are provided. The large tub is jetted - enjoy a nice hot bubble bath!
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Additional accommodations available upon request.
  • You will be welcomed with a freshly made and comfortable bed with nice designer sheets and six large pillows. The queen bed has two nightstands, reading lights, an alarm clock. A luggage rack is provided and a large wardrobe is available for hanging clothes. There is a fireplace, a table with chairs for working or eating, there is a comfortable seating area for reading, relaxing or watching TV. The TV is equipped with high definition cable and movies on demand. An additional single bed is available for an additional charge.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
More. Smoking permitted outdoors in gated courtyard, but not in building. The building has a secure, wrought iron gate and the studio has its own ground floor entrance. Public transportation (street cars and subway) to downtown, museums, Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf is located one block away. Rental car facility also located one block away. Weekly Farmer's Market one block down the hill on Noe Street, every Wednesday (March to December). The owners live in the building and are readily available to address questions or concerns, provide recommendations or directions... but otherwise leave renters to enjoy their privacy. Laundry. No on-site laundry facilities available, but there is an excellent full service / self service laundry and also a dry cleaner on our block. Parking. No parking provided. Most visitors find no car is needed; this location is walkable to shops and restaurants. Street parking available but if you will have a car, ask about parking restrictions.

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Castro Area Accommodations in San Francisco Victorian, Great Location
average rating of 4.8133335 based on 150 reviews
Chicago, IL
5

Cute studio and great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in San Francisco. The Castro area is great, with a lot of restaurants and places to get good cocktails. It was also easy to get to other pets of San Francisco.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Norco, California
5

Tranquility in the big city

  • 5 of 5

We loved this little place. It was close to many San Francisco attractions, but not so close as to be too crowded. We drove from So Cal and worried that parking would be a problem, but we were able to find parking without much problem. I loved using the cute little kitchen. It was perfect for prepping a quick meal. There are many great restaurants close by but we really enjoyed The Castro Republic, a wonderful Mexican restaurant.

Nick and Laurence were very helpful and kind. They have done a great job creating a beautiful home with private guest accommodations. Wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I had to attend a conference at the Moscone center and was able to hop on the F line and get where I needed to be easily. My husband and 10 year old daughter came with me and the supplied blow up bed for my daughter was great. Laurence and Nick are responsive and helpful, but also respectful of your privacy. This was so much more comfortable than staying in a hotel and at a comparable price!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect little studio for visiting San Francisco

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for us, the owners are exceptionally friendly and helpful and the room was very clean and well-supplied with everything we could possibly need. The location is also great, about 2 blocks from the muni station and located in the heart of the Castro where there are lots of great restaurants and shops nearby. Couldn't have asked for more at this price for our trip. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, Alberta CANADA
5

Charming Place Close to all Amenities

  • 5 of 5

Great place close to shopping, restaurants and transportation. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect studio for my wife and I. It is in a great neighborhood and very easy to get around from here. The place is exceptionally clean and comfortable. The bed is perfect and soft. Everything was provided as far as towels and bedding and bathroom items. Laurence and Nick are so nice and helpful they made the stay so easy for us. I fully recommend 281 Castro!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
14.8 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Cafe Flore and many others
Nearest Ferry
3.4 Miles
San Francisco Ferry Building
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Castro Street MUNI Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cafe Flore, Catch, L'Ardoise Bistro
Nearest Ski
201 Miles
Lake Tahoe area resorts (ie Heavenly Ski Resort)
Nearest Beach
4.4 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: not necessary

Located on a Magnolia tree lined residential street just north of San Francisco's famous Castro District. This quiet residential neighborhood is safe and walkable with nice restaurants and shops. And across Market Street is the historic Castro Street theater, restaurants, bars and shops. One block away is our weekly Farmer's Market (seasonal). Located within blocks of ALL San Francisco MUNI light rail lines and the historic F line which features historic street cars from around the world and is a fantastic way to travel to Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf and more. You won't need a car! See the map - look how many parks are located nearby. Hike? Play tennis? There are a number of tennis courts nearby - play tennis surrounded by redwoods and views of the Golden Gate and San Francisco Bay. Or walk a few blocks down 16th Street to Mission Dolores which is where San Francisco was founded. VIsit the historic wooden church which still holds services in German. Dine outside and enjoy the California sun.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $200

Short Term Rental Regulations in San Francisco require us to collect and remit the 14% Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT).
Request a customized quote if you want:
- 5% discount offered for rental pre-paid at booking, at least 60 days prior to check in.
- Additional bed, bedding and initial towel set up for 3rd person for $25 per night.
Be sure to ask for information about parking options if you plan on driving; even if you plan to drive in California, consider not keeping a rental car during the San Francisco portion of your trip as you will find that much of what you want to visit is either walkable or accessible with safe, reliable, convenient public transportation. Parking is NOT provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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