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Just Steps from Coit Tower

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PRIVATE suite/kitchenette/bath (Sleeps 2 ... and 3 if kids)

Come stay in our gorgeous retreat nestled into Telegraph Hill in the North Beach area of San Francisco. This cozy and chic private suite/kitchenette/bath is located on a small, quiet street just steps from the energy and beat of North Beach.


**Not Booking Dates After February 2017 until 2017**

San Francisco Short-term Residential Rental Registration Number 0000559 STR.

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. This ordinance does not require an inspection of the unit by the city for potential Building, housing, Fire or other Code violations.


It is a part of a very small “compound” which includes a courtyard and the house where we live full-time. The shared courtyard is filled with lush, tropical plants. It is safe and protected.

Once you leave the compound you can walk one block up the hill to Coit Tower for fantastic views of downtown, Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, and Alcatraz. Just one block in the other direction are some of the city’s best and most famous restaurants, cafes, and shopping. If you meander a few blocks to the right you will reach Fisherman’s Wharf -- one of San Francisco’s most visited tourist areas. Just blocks in the other direction lies Chinatown and downtown. Whether you are visiting for work or play, you will be central to many activities.

Inside the private suite/kitchenette/bath is a queen-sized bed, a folding single bed, and a pack ‘n play for little ones. It has a small well-stocked kitchenette, microwave, a full bath/shower, TV with cable, and WiFi. A washer and dryer are available to use. Fresh sheets, blankets, and towels are all provided.

Secure parking can be found in a number of nearby garages located within three blocks of the studio.

We accept payments through VRBO. Other forms of payment negotiable. Please contact us to discuss options.

Keywords: Private room, private bath, private kitchen, North Beach, Telegraph Hill, Coit Tower, Downtown, San Francisco, Washington Square Park, Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, garden, cable, TV, wifi, kitchen, microwave, sheets

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2016
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About Ruth

We have lived in San Francisco for over twenty years. As East Coasters we were originally drawn to the city for its vibrancy, artistic nature, and moderate climate. Since moving here we have lived in many parts of the city and have found each area to be unique and special in its own right. However, we especially love North Beach for it’s history, central location, and eclectic vibe.

We work in the fields of health/wellness and are committed to constantly expanding our view of the world. One way we feel we can do this is to open our studio to people visiting from other places.

We have two small friendly dogs (one of whom does bark when she's leaving for a walk -- she never barks otherwise). We are mostly on the go, but also enjoy our quiet family time.

Why Ruth chose San Francisco

We purchased our home because it is where we wanted to live. When we found this property we knew right away that it would be an attractive rental for travelers form all parts of the world.

What makes this studio unique

The thing we enjoy about this property – besides its great charm -- is the central location to many interesting activities. In the mornings we like to walk down to Hole in the Wall coffee for local gossip and delicious "pour overs". Then we hike one block up to Coit Tower and watch the ships come in.

On Saturdays we love to walk down the Filbert Steps to the Farmer’s Market at the Ferry Building. Where you can find some of the best local organic foods available. It’s also great for people watching.

Many evenings we walk down Grant Ave to local restaurants – there is a fantastic range from super-cheap to high-end. The boutiques on Grant Ave offer unique gifts and the clothing stores are excellent for men, women, and children. Our favorite makes exceptional custom shoes and coats.

Another daily activity is taking our small dog to Washington Square Park just two blocks down the hill. At the park we watch groups of folks doing tai chi, dance, and martial arts. Sometimes there is a saxophone player making the most incredible music.

In addition to the many activities within steps of our home, we find ourselves leaving the car at home while we walk or take short bus rides to downtown, Chinatown, and the Marina.


based on 54 traveler reviews

Just Steps from Coit Tower
average rating of 4.888889 based on 54 reviews

Felt Like a Local

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay. For us, we wanted to spend our money on experiencing SF, not on fancy accommodations, this property met that need. Great location! Great neighborhood. Highly recommend! Felt like a local coming and going from our "house." Room was just as described. Very cute courtyard. Plenty of privacy. Would stay there again. My only complaint, we were only given 3 bath towels for 6 days/5 nights....that was annoying (but I suspect I could have emailed the owner and resolved the issue) and the coffee machine needs to be replaced.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely great studio

  • 5 of 5

Ruth's studio was the best, clean & well maintained. It is in a great quiet location in a very good neighbourhood. We only had one request that we leave our luggage after check out to which Ruth responded straight away to the afirmative. It was much appreciated. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing location!!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Ruth for the wonderful stay in San Francisco! Your apartment was everything we expected. Very quaint and peaceful and the location was perfect walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf/Pier 39. Your apartment made our trip to San Fran perfect!!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous location in the heart of North Beach

  • 5 of 5

What a great experience. I stayed at Ruth's apartment for 2 nights on a business trip when I found all the hotels booked. The location was terrific - in the heart of North Beach yet on a quiet side street just far enough away from Columbus Avenue. Walk to Market Street is 20 minutes, financial district much less. One warning: if you stay on a Monday night as I did, you'll be woken early by garbage trucks but hey - that's life in the city. Otherwise, the bed was comfortable, there's a huge fan to keep the apartment cool, and everything (TV, shower) worked well. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was great! We really enjoyed our stay here.

  • 5 of 5

Cute & very clean and had all the accommodations needed when traveling! Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, well located

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stay for 4 days with our daughter, it's a nice studio, clean and beautiful!

It is really close to everything, we walk to fishermans warf, to union square and a lot of places. Ruth's recomendations was very useful, so we have delicious dinners.

San Francisco is an awesome place, and we were very happy to stay here!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Original Joe's, Park Tavern, Tony Nik's
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Pier 39
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Cal Train
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
75 Metres
North Beach Pizza
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Crissy Field
Car: not necessary

Being in the heart of North Beach we are walking distance to many activities including: restaurants (Mama's, Original Joe's, Park Tavern, Tony's Pizza, Don Pistos, The Square and more), as well as bakeries, bars, City Lights Book Store, bike rental outlets, live music venues, parks, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, trolley cars, Pier 39, the Filbert Steps etc.


Rates & Availability

North Beach Studio Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 16.25%

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North Beach Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Very simple with tub, shower over tub, sink, toilet, and separate heater. A blow dryer and soaps/shampoos are provided
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Queen-size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), fold-out twin bed (1)
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This is a charming studio located on a quiet street in North Beach/Telegraph Hill. There is some street noise on trash pick up days and street cleaning days. Otherwise the street is very quiet and you will feel like you are worlds away from the bustling city.

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