check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar

Marina Studio, Prime Location, Full Kitchen, Private Garden

32 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Cow Hollow Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, Full Kitchen, 1 Bath, Private Garden

Make this Marina Studio your private pied-a-terre during your trip to San Francisco.

It's a bright, quiet and comfortable 400-square-foot apartment with its own private entrance and sunny garden, and equipped with all the amenities you will need throughout your stay:

--Private entrance

--Flat-screen TV with HD cable, Starz Movies, DVD, telephone, wireless internet included

--Modern design with indoor and outdoor blended spaces

--BOSE Wave II music system

--Central heating and in wall heater

--Solid oak hard-wood floors

--8-foot ceilings with recessed lights and touch dimmers

--Queen size captain's bed with lots of storage space, memory foam mattress

--Bathroom with granite and frameless glass spa shower, wall mounted hair dryer, large built in medicine cabinet

--Remodeled eat-in kitchen with granite counters, new cabinets, new appliances, breakfast nook

--Walk-in closet with computer desk area

--300sf private sunny garden with mature avocado tree, patio lounge chairs, solid wood table and chairs, plus landscaping, the perfect place to relax with a drink, read, or work on your tan.

--Quiet at night, the only residential unit in the building

--Owners do a great job of maintenance

--Laundry service two doors down

--Meticulous maid

--No smoking indoors

-Amazing Marina location! Walk to restaurants, shopping, and parks. Enjoy the convenience and comfort of staying in one of the best areas in San Francisco, walking distance to all the best places to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and weekend brunch.

--Union street shops, galleries and restaurants, Osha Thai-- 0.4mi / 1min

--Polk street bars and restaurants, Nick's Crispy Fish Tacos, Swan Oyster Depot-- 0.4mi / 1min

--Chestnut street shops and restaurants, movie theaters, bank, Apple Store, The Plant Organic Cafe, Pacific Catch, The Grove, A16, Tipsy Pig-- 1mi / 3min

--Lombard street restaurants, Cafe GoLo, Bobo's the Steak the Crab, Zushi Puzzle, Home Plate-- 0.1mi-1.3mi- 1-3min

--Fisherman's Wharf, Ghiradelli Square, Gary Danko (must reserve early!)-- 0.7mi / 3min

--Van Ness street restaurants, Harris Steak House, House of Prime Rib-- 0.7mi / 4min

--Marina Safeway Grocery-- 1.0mi / 3min

--Fillmore street bars and restaurants-- 1.3mi / 4min

--Valero Gas Station-- 1.6mi / 5min

--Marina Green Park to Golden Gate Promenade walking, jogging and bike path, Chrissy Field, Beach-- 1.2mi / 4min

--North Beach restaurants, Mama's on Washington Square (best breakfast), E Tutto Qua, L'Osteria Del Forno, Calzones, The Stinking Rose, Steps of Rome-- 1.3mi / 7min

--Pier 39-- 1.7mi / 7min

--Palace of Fine Arts, Exploratorium-- 1.9mi / 5min

--Historic Chinatown shops and restaurants, R&G Lounge-- 2.0mi / 7min

--Union Square luxury shops, malls, and department stores-- 2.2mi / 8min

--Ferry Building, Hog Island Oysters, Cafe Americano, Waterbar-- 2.5mi / 9min

--Biking in the Presidio, Sports Authority-- 3.9mi / 10mi

--Golden Gate Bridge-- 3.2mi / 10min

--Sausalito bars and restaurants-- 7.8mi / 16min

--Tiburon shops and restaurants-- 15.1mi / 24min

--Napa Valley-- 49.5mi / 1 hour 8min

Keywords: **We respond to all inquries within 24 hours.**

**Check out our 5 star reviews below.**

Apartment. This modern ground floor garden view apartment is located in one of the most desirable and convenient areas to stay in San Francisco-- the Marina, within walking distance of the legendary Cable Car route, Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown and our City's famous 'Crookedest Street'. It has central heat and comes with plenty of cotton linens and towels, a walk-in closet with computer desk area, flat-screen television, HD Cable, Starz Movies, high speed wireless Internet, free local and US phone calls.

More Details
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2016
Call Manager

About The Owner

I am an avid traveler and have visited more than 30 international cities and countries in the States, Europe, North, Central and South America, and Asia. This modern apartment was designed to provide indoor and outdoor areas to enjoy, along with every amenity and convenience to other frequent travelers like myself.

The Owner purchased this studio in 1972

Why The Owner chose San Francisco

The Marina is one of the few areas where you don't need a car to get around, it's flat, has some of the best sunny weather in town, and there are tons of things to do, eat, drink, and see. This property has been in our family for over 30 years. Stay here and you'll see why we and the rest of the locals fell in love with this waterfront area.

What makes this studio unique

This apartment provides the best of all worlds with a layout encompassing indoor and outdoor private spaces, the ability to walk to shopping, restaurants, and galleries, and the convenience of the hop on and off open air tour bus to explore surrounding areas.

There is a ton of pride of ownership in this building and we want this to be reflected in the management, and if there is anything you find that we can do better, please let us know and we will do our best to improve and make it happen for you.


based on 32 traveler reviews

Marina Studio, Prime Location, Full Kitchen, Private Garden
average rating of 4.3125 based on 32 reviews

Very disappointed with studio apartment - misleading & false advertising

  • 1 of 5

This studio in the Marina district was advertised as having a quiet sunny garden and garage. The reality is that it is a work in progress with a new garage slab being thrown while we were there. The so called sunny back garden was stacked with scaffolding & equipment and the back wall did not have any external cladding at all . The door locks were in a bad state of repair and we had to negotiate across a large hole at the front door before they threw the concrete - how this does not contravene every health and safety regulation, I do not know . To top it all the shower drain blocked up and I removed a tennis ball sized hair ball to get it functional again. To be fair the owner has refunded us one nights accommodation for my drain cleaning service and inconvenience. Unfortunately the whole "dream vacation rental " advertising was severely compromised and we plan to take the false advertising issue further with VRBO - wait until building is completed and overdue maintenance is done . The furnishings need updating especially the blinds which are tatty, discoloured and full of years of dust as well as the bed which has a musty smell. It could also do with some nice new fluffy towels and a good clean. Some nice air freshener would not go astray. The location however is good with easy walking access to restaurants

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Cute Apartment in a Great Location

  • 3 of 5

My husband and I were recently in the San Francisco area for several days, and enjoyed our stay at this apartment. It's small, but perfect for 2 people. I like that it has a full kitchen, and it's stocked with a good amount of dishes, pots & pans, etc. Everything you need to prepare meals. The bathroom has recently been redone, and they did a beautiful job. The mirror over the sink opens up to reveal some storage, otherwise there wouldn't be much room to put your toiletries. Some of the other reviews mentioned the bed not being comfortable, but I disagree. I thought it was very comfortable. Maybe it's been replaced recently? There's a small wall heater in the bedroom, and we used it quite a bit and were very grateful for it, as San Francisco was quite cold while we were there. The location of the apartment is a huge plus as well. It's within walking distance of restaurants, Fishermans Wharf, shops, etc. We really liked the apartment, and I'd love to be able to give it 5 stars, but I can't. Here's why: The first issue was when we arrived and the kitchen sink had a pretty bad leak. We let the owner know, and he said he'd look into it, but nothing was ever done about it. So we couldn't use it, and had to wash dishes in the tiny bathroom sink. The second issue was the fact that we had booked this apartment partly because of the fact that it had a garage. Somewhere along the line before our stay the garage became unavailable. So if you're reading the reviews where people mention the garage, beware, it may or may not be available. The third issue was the reason the garage was unavailable, which we discovered when we arrived. There is construction being done in it, and this apartment is directly on the other side of the garage wall, so we were able to hear everything that went on. Which means if you want to sleep in, good luck, because the workers arrived around 7am. Sometimes they were only loud enough to be annoying, other times it went way beyond that, such as the morning they were jackhammering concrete, and the floors were vibrating, and it was incredibly loud. So much for being able to relax. Hopefully once these issues are taken care of, it'll be a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Totally misled

  • 2 of 5

The actual studio apartment was nice on the inside however we were totally misled on the condition of the entire building. We were under the impression that we would have a garage to use and a back patio with a garden. The ENTIRE building was under construction. The only functional part of this property was the small studio apartment located on the bottom floor.

When we questioned the owner about the conditions, he would not answer his phone, and he barely responded to our emails. The garage accommodations were then removed from the property listing after confronting him about it.

We were also woken up at 630am to the noise of a jack hammer. It was an absolute nightmare.

The property listing now lists that there is plentiful steet parking.......LIES! It is nearly impossible finding parking close to the apartment. We ended having to pay a parking garage $22 a day because we were not allowed to keep our car on the property due to the construction.

The back patio had large scaffolding that pretty much consumed the entire area. Not to mention, there were construction workings scaling it at 630am working on the building.

The conditions forced us to leave our trip a day early and we are very disappointed that we were not warned about these conditions prior to our trip.

All in all, San Fran was a beautiful vacation but next time we visit, we will stay in a hotel!

If you plan on staying at this location before November 2016 (which is how long the construction will take according to the sign out front), I would recommended reconsidering!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect for two, difficult parking

  • 3 of 5

When we arrived, we found that construction was going on in the garage area that we would have had access to. Parking in the area is very difficult because most parking is only 2 hour parking. Luckily the construction crew was nice and let us park there when they weren't working, but that meant getting up early to get moving from the space so that they could start working at 7am. If we had planned to stay in the apartment during the day, the construction noise would have been an issue, but we were out and about all day long seeing the sites.

The accommodations were nice and were exactly as stated. Small, but perfect for my husband and I. The bed was cozy and the place was well maintained. We would stay again, but only with access to private parking.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful studio apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful accommodations for a reunion weekend! This studio apartment was perfect size for 3 of us because a single air bed was set up for us. The cabinets are well stocked with dishes and even some food staples. The apartment is in a great location.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Oasis in the city

  • 5 of 5

Place was great! Quiet & quaint. Only downside was bed could use new frame. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Point of Interest
Safeway Grocery
Nearest Point of Interest
Union St shops, galleries, restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
Polk St shops, restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
Fisherman's Wharf
Nearest Point of Interest
Chestnut St shops, restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
Bus Stop
Car: not necessary

Jogging, Walking, Go-Car Tours, Sightseeing, Movie Theatres, Food & Dining, Big Bus hop on and off Tour Bus stop at the end of the block.


Rates & Availability

Cow Hollow Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Tksgiving 2016
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Xmas 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $75

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Cow Hollow Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Optional convertible bed can be added at a cost of $10/night
  • Queen size Beds (1) Captain's Bed with Storage. Memory Foam Mattress contours to your body's shape providing the best comfort and support. Euro Pillows., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Convertible bed folds out to sleep 1. (available upon request)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Walk-in closet, computer desk area, iron and ironing board provided, wall mounted hair dryer.

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties