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One Bedroom Garden Extended Stay Apartment In Castro Area Victorian Home

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Minimum Stay
30 nights


Duboce Triangle Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2 (4 at additional cost), Extended Stay Only

Extended stay rental only (30 night minimum). Shorter stays are not available.

This large one bedroom apartment features a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances (full refrigerator, dishwasher) and a dining table seating up to six. Fully tiled bathroom with slate floors and a large tub (with shower combination). Bedroom faces rear of house/garden and is very quiet at night. Bedroom features queen size bed which very comfortably sleeps two adults. Living room has a new leather sofa, which converts to a queen sized bed and also sleeps two adults (initial linen/towels provided for two persons; additional linens/towels and maid service offered at request at additional cost). Living room also features a large screen television with high definition cable TV and movies. French doors lead to covered deck with seating overlooking a small garden with lemon and olive trees and a Koi Pond.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Laurence Chang
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german, mandarin, and taiwanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016

About Laurence Chang

A trained hospitality and restaurant professional, the owner lives in the same Victorian building and manages multiple rental units and has been listed with HomeAway/VRBO since 2009.

Laurence Chang purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Laurence Chang chose San Francisco

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

What makes this apartment unique

This Queen Anne Victorian is located in a neighborhood with many Edwardian and Queen Anne Victorians, but it is within easy walking distance of some of the City's best dining and shopping. The street is lined by old Magnolia trees and there are large parks close by, but this apartment also faces a small garden in the rear. For us, from the moment we walk into the gated front yard, filled with jasmine and lavender, it is a quiet oasis, with the Castro District, restaurants, bars, clubs, parks all conveniently located close by.


based on 23 traveler reviews

One Bedroom Garden Extended Stay Apartment In Castro Area Victorian Home
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

A home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Laurence's and Nick's for 10 days. Everything was just perfect for the two of us. We liked the apartment very much, it also has a little terrace. Laurence and Nick are very kind. They offered their help, they recommended restaurants and things to do. The apartment is very close to public transportation. To summarize it I would say we felt at home away from home, and if we come to San Francisco again, we would definitely like to stay at their apartment again. We fully recommend it. Laurence and Nick, many thanks! Karin and Heiko from Germany

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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a true gem in the castro

  • 5 of 5

We spent almost 2 months in Nick and Laurence apt. together with our 2 kids.

Location is just perfect, right in the Castro

The apt. was clean , spacious and came with all we needed to live there for a short time (cooking utensils & potware included which made us able to have often dinner just like we were at home)

There is a garden with chairs and a small table that is ready for you to be used during warm and sunny days.

Nick and Laurence are very communicative and helpful ; they made our stay very comfortable and convenient

Cannot write well enough about this place as we truly loved it

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place to stay in San Francisco!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed with Laurence and Nick twice now. Once in their studio apartment and once in the larger one bedroom. We will never stay anywhere else when we come to SF! The rooms are always immaculate and very cozy and comfortable. Both rooms we stayed in have private entry and are equipped with all of the essentials. The owners respect your privacy and are so helpful with any questions or things you may need. I highly recommend staying here! Thank you both for your wonderful hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish, this place is truly a gem in SF. The pictures well represent the space (although it was actually bigger than I anticipated), and my stay there was wonderful. Nick and Laurence are the perfect hosts. Although I'm very familiar with the city, a booklet with maps, restaurant suggestions (all excellent that I tried), and sights to see in SF was on the desk table as an easy reference. The apartment was super quiet and there were plenty of amenities provided for my stay.

Check in and out was easy and smooth. I would stay there again in a heartbeat the next time I'm in San Francisco.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent experience

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful secret spot in the Castro, literally a block from multiple restaurants, bars and shops. The owners were very helpful with recommendations, too - thorough it's just as fun to wander and discover. I stayed for a two month work trip and found the place to be private and quiet, easily functioning as a home office when needed. Will definitely return on my next SF trip, whether for business or pleasure!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location with comfortable space

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect location for a month in San Francisco. The owners were gracious and provided wonderful information about local events and options including farmers market around the block and many wonderful restaurants in the area.

We stayed to be near our daughter and her husband for the birth of our first grandson. We had a 10 minute walk back and forth and this was perfect for the month of helping. There is a Whole Foods Market between the two homes that was visited frequently. Wednesday was the exception, the day of the farmers market where the fruit vegetables meats nuts and bakery items were abundant.

There is a full kitchen and eating area that we did not use at all! We did all our meals with the family. Bathroom is spacious, bedroom is comfortable and the little deck was delightful.

If we were actually "living" for the month I would have needed more cooking equipment and access to washer/dryer. We would also need two sets of keys since the exit and entrance to the property are both keyed.This did not impact us because of the nature of our trip.

Anything we needed was an email or phone call away.

We hope to return, perhaps to the smaller studio unless we are there for a month again.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We should note that the apartment DOES have access to both a coin-operated washer and dryer, conveniently located just outside the unit. Most of our visitors find the provided cooking utensils more than sufficient, but we encourage our guests to let us know - while they are here - if there is anything we can provide to make their stay more comfortable.
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Nearest Airport
14.8 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Cafe Flore
Nearest Ferry
3.4 Miles
San Francisco Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Presidio Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
San Francisco MUNI subway and Historic Streetcar
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Miles
101 Freeway Onramp
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cafe Flore; Catch; L'Ardoise Bistro etc.
Nearest Ski
201 Miles
Lake Tahoe Resorts (i.e. Heavenly Ski Resort)
Nearest Beach
4.7 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: not necessary

Known as Duboce Triangle, this area features many Victorian homes but is close the restaurants, bars and nightlight. Located on a Magnolia lined residential street just north of the famous Castro District, this quiet residential neighborhood is safe and walkable with nice restaurants and shops close by. And across Market Street is the historic Castro Theater; up the hill is the Randall Children's Museum overlooking the City. One block away is our weekly Farmer's Market (seasonal April to December). The unit is within blocks of all San Francisco MUNI light rail ones and the historic F line which features historic street car from around the world and is a fantastic way to travel to Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, the Moscone Center, museums and so much 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 free public tennis courts nearby - play tennis surrounded by redwood trees and views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. Or walk a few blocks down 16th Street to Mission Dolores the old Spanish Mission which is where San Francisco was founded.Visit the historic wooden church across the street which still holds services in German. Dine outside and enjoy the California sun in this neighborhood which is part of the sun belt protected from the summer fog by the ridge line to the West of us.Enjoy all San Francisco has to offer… but come home to quiet, cozy place to rest.


Rates & Availability

Duboce Triangle Apartment Rental Rates

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30 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $2,100

Minimum stay is 30 days. Security deposit is $2,100 for monthly rentals of less than one year. All payments through HomeAway system (all major credit cards accepted). Apartment strictly non smoking. Tobacco use permitted outdoors. Illegal activities invalidate the rental agreement and are not tolerated. No pets. More than 2 guests? $25 pp./pn. added.includes add'l initial towels/bedding setups.

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Duboce Triangle Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 890 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , Fully tiled walls with slate floor.
  • Full private bathroom has entrances into the bedroom and into the living room. Fully tiled bathroom with slate floors. Towels are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen sized bed has separate doors to the full private bathroom and to the living room. Windows face the rear deck overlooking the garden. Bedroom includes a closet and dresser. Wood floors with area carpeting.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This apartment sleeps two on a queen sized bed in bedroom and bedding and towels included for two; two more can sleep on a fold out convertible sofa bed, additional bedding and towels available for additional charge. Dry cleaner located on same block (on Noe Street).

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