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Just Steps from Coit Tower

Bedrooms Studio
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type studio


About the property

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

SPECIAL RATES FOR THE FIRST MONTH OF 2017. 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.


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

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

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.


North Beach Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • 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
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(60 traveler reviews)

Just Steps from Coit Tower
average rating of 4.883333 based on 60 reviews

Experience the North Beach neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

From the sweet little apartment, to the quiet street it's on, to the wider environs adjacent to North Beach, we savored our brief but delightful stay. After settling in, we walked down to the Embarcadero and enjoyed lunch on the wharf and a visit to the Aquarium. Coit Tower on Wednesday mornings coincides with a free tour of the murals, and then paid the elevator fee to enjoy the view in all directions. Breakfast at Mama's is so fabulous that we did that twice, and highly recommend the experience, but advise going early, like 8:00 am, when they open. Walked to Russian Hill for dinner with a friend at Frascati's, a great neighborhood dining establishment. Walked to China Town, with a requisite visit to City Lights to buy a book by James Baldwin, and dinner at R and G Lounge with our son. Highly recommend this site for a brief or a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, comfortable lodgings

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with the location on a quiet street right near Coit Tower. There's good coffee, food, bars, and shops within walking distance. The studio is comfortable and clean and lovely as a home base for exploring the city. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location. Well kept. Very nice owners. Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

The location is perfect. It is centrally located and just far enough away from the touristy areas so you can feel like a local. The local restaurants have an inclusive and welcoming feel - I really enjoyed Original Joes. The room is a great space with a kitchen area. Very clean and well kept. The prearrival note Ruth sent was helpful. Ruth was very nice and helpful.

I truely enjoyed my stay here.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Peaceful stay in the middle of North Beach

  • 5 of 5

The moment you walk into the courtyard you're immediately at peace. Very quiet and clean! It's tucked away down an alley so not a lot of cars are passing through. Perfect location to a few great restaurants and walking distance to a lot of other districts if you wanted to explore. The room was great and simple enough for two! I would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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It was a delightful studio in a lively neighbourhood.

  • 4 of 5

It was exactly as described, which is important in a VRBO property. It was clean, quiet and well-equipped. Taxis never had a problem finding it despite being in a small alley. A nice change from the usual hotels I use for business travel.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous North Beach Studio

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful overnight stay in this delightful studio in North Beach. Lovely setting! Ruth was very friendly and responsive in answering my questions and provided well organized information for entry, parking and tid-bits about the neighborhood. I selected this studio for its close proximity to our planned activities and was not disappointed. We had a delicious dinner at the Stinking Rose, took in a show at Beach Blanket Babylon, then wondered the neighborhood shops and bars. All within walking distance of the studio. It was a perfect time! Private, adequate space and amenities. The only improvement i would've appreciated is to have more lighting in the studio in both the bathroom and living space - otherwise a perfect place. We will return for a longer stay soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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