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Laurence Chang

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german, mandarin, and taiwanese

Castro Area Accommodations in San Francisco Victorian, Great Location

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

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Overview

San Francisco Studio Rental Photos and Description

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

"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.

Located in a Queen Anne Victorian in the heart of San Francisco, this location is a perfect setting for exploring the City. 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Laurence Chang (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german, mandarin, and taiwanese

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.

Reviews

4.8
based on 113 traveler reviews

Castro Area Accommodations in San Francisco Victorian, Great Location
average rating of 4.8495574 based on 113 reviews
5

Great Place in SF

  • 5 of 5

Laurence was an excellent host. The unit was well appointed and located in a good neighborhood close to public transportation. Laurence also made things easier with a nice guide to San Francisco and the neighbor hood's best restaurants. VERY HELPFUL! Thanks!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place to enjoy San Francisco

  • 5 of 5

I have been to SF multiple times in the last couple months. Laurence and Nick's place was in a great location, very safe, very clean, and had a friendly environment. I would feel safe and happy to stay again and even bring my children. It felt like a home away from home. Laurence was beyond kind to us! If you are looking to stay somewhere fun, clean, and easily accessible to all the major attractions, this is it!!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location, excellent accommodations, & attentive owners

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this unit. We would highly recommend it to anyone and hope to stay here again in the future. The unit is located in one of the most convenient locations in San Francisco and offers many options to explore, tour, eat, drink, and be merry. We were very impressed by the attentiveness of our hosts - Nick and Laurence - who assured that we had many options to choose from to stay busy while on our trip. Our stay was one of the best VRBO experiences we have had to date. Thanks so much Nick and Laurence!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic experience!! A+++ location & great hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed at Laurence's property and we were blown away! Amazing breakdown of what to expect, where to stay; all information was extremely helpful. He supplied in for for public transportation, what trains to take and everything! I couldn't reccomend a better experience or small place to stay for two!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and a great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Nick and Laurence's apartment for 6 nights with our 8 year old son. Overall we were very happy. You can't beat the location - a safe and vibrant area that is close to everything you need including restaurants, groceries, and transportation (including an amazing selection of craft beers in a shop one block away!). The apartment is small, but cozy and clean with everything you need. They provided a blow up bed for or son which worked out just fine. Our bed was very comfortable. The kitchen is small, but fine to make a simple meal or snack. Communication from Nick and Laurence about all details regarding our stay and things to do in San Francisco was extraordinary. We would highly recommend this apartment. Thanks Nick and Laurence!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was a great location close to all transport

We arrived on our international flight and caught Bart into Powell purchased the weekly

transport pass which covers cable cars, buses, street cars and the muni.

Welcomed by Laurence and given run down of the apartment

apartment was clean well presented , as my travel companion is a vegan eating can be an issue

so to be able to eat in was good

Harvest and Whole Foods were close at hand for supplies which was perfect for our week long stay,

Would differently stay again

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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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

Duboce Triangle Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
Apr 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$160
$1,050
$3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 14.0%

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.

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Amenities

San Francisco Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
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 ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
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:
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.

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