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Classic San Francisco Pied-À-Terre

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This unique property, which was originally constructed in 1908, was completely rebuilt and decorated in 2009. The rebuilding kept intact the apartment's classic San Franciscan style as well as its feel. The flat is located in the heart of Telegraph Hill's North Beach area, San Francisco's most desirable location due to its uniquely good weather, sun exposure and centrality to many of the city's most attractive features. The apartment's positioning on Telegraph Hill places it steps below Coit Tower, a location that allows for breathtaking views of the San Francisco skyline.

The property has a living/dining room, kitchen, 1 bedroom, 1 full bath, and a large roof terrace. The living/dining area enjoys southern light exposure year-round and has spectacular views of both Nob Hill and Russian Hill through its large windows. The kitchen itself is equipped with a new 24' Viking range, 24' high end apartment refrigerator, and a high quality Bosch dishwasher. The bedroom is above a quiet street and the bathroom has a full shower and claw foot tub. The terrace has full sun and has a peek-a-boo view of the Golden Gate bridge.

North Beach is a wonderful part of San Francisco characterized by its culture and nightlife. There is an abundance of restaurants, shopping and tourist destinations within walking distance from the flat that include City Lights Bookstore, Mama's Cafe and Mario's Bohemian Cigar Shop. From the apartment to North Beach's Washington Square is about a 3 minute walk.

Keywords: Flat, Pied-À-Terre

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About The Owner

Our names are Mark and Tami Becker and we are design professionals. Over the years we have been fortunate enough to travel extensively throughout the world visiting relatives in England, celebrating our marriage in Greece, living abroad in France and Tami even navigated her way through the Gobi desert. All of this traveling has led to our home in San Francisco.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2007

Why The Owner chose San Francisco

San Francisco is home to a great deal of diversity and culture and North Beach is the heart of that culture. Also, because Mark is a designer, he insisted upon finding a location with good weather and proximity to the quaint, classic areas of the city. We love this location due to the ability to walk everywhere and the feeling of being in a large city, but not being overwhelmed. North Beach is the epitome of a comfortable, inviting neighborhood with all the positive features of a large city.

What makes this apartment unique

The outdoor patio is a beautiful respite after a day spent exploring the city. The patio is quiet and has spectacular views that can be appreciated at any time of day, whether you have just woken up or are coming home after a long night out. Another favorite feature is that the surrounding areas can easily be visited on foot, and public transportation or cab travel can get you everywhere else. We love that a car is not a necessity. On a normal day, we wake up and walk to a café and relax before heading out on our explorations. The truth is, North Beach has a feel that is very much like that of a classic European city with cafés, good restaurants and classic architecture.


North Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Wood Deck
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing


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Classic San Francisco Pied-À-Terre
average rating of 4.92 based on 50 reviews

Everything I was looking for.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is exactly what I was looking for, what I needed. For a 15-night stay, it provided a sense of home and charm level that matches San Francisco itself. I loved the two fireplaces--one in the living room and the second in the bedroom. I didn't have a car, and the location of the apartment was such that the absence of a car (and Lyft here and there periodically) was not a problem. The apartment is uphill, about as close as you can get to Coit Tower. After 15 days, I went home in great shape!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location!

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is perfectly located to explore the city on foot! Just below Coit Tower. Lots of hill climbing, but wonderful walking to amazing architecture and natural beauty. For a change from the busy city drive across the GG bridge to Marin headlands for a hike to the beach and enjoy lunch in Sausalito. The property is bright and clean with a sweet patio and gorgeous views of the city. Very comfy bed. Quiet neighborhood. Great after a day of exploring the noisy wonderful streets of SF. Would definitely recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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charming, romantic gem

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 weeks and loved it! The location is fantastic, private and tucked away yet right under Coit Tower. A few blocks and you are in North Beach restaurants and bars, can walk to china town or into fisherman's wharf. A much more authentic way to explore the city, by living in it.

The patio is a huge plus. Very true to the pictures and worth springing for the extra money. The apt is small, but fine for 2 people. Nicely renovated with 2 working fireplaces. The bathroom good sized and fine for 2 people to share. The kitchen is perfect for simple things, not enough counter space to really cook if you're looking to be doing that. The food in North Beach alone will keep you from wanting to cook anyway.

The parking space for us was a huge plus. The space is for compact cars so be sure to rent one. It's tight, but that's San Francisco. The only thing to be aware of is the last 2 blocks up to the apartment are a work out! Be prepared to climb. That's the tradeoff for the privacy and views.

There's a great laundry called Tower on Greenwich that will wash and fold with same day service right by the apartment. Also Roma on Stockton just past Union has great coffee and is a few minutes down the hill.

Well worth the splurge in a city a wonderful as San Francisco

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property continues to amaze us. We've stayed here many times and simply can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The location is off the charts. Beautiful views, access to so many cool spots in the city; yet it is quiet and peaceful. It's the perfect place to enjoy the city! Bravo!!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location with very nice interior and beautiful patio views! Will def stay here again!

  • 4 of 5

Super clean unit w/good instructions on it as well as superb recommendations on eats in the area!

Loved how thoughtful the host was to welcome us with a fantastic Cali Pinot noir!

Loved the garden patio, loved the adorable decor, even loved the tub! We couldn't figure out the hot water in the shower but enjoyed every minute of our hot water baths (very relaxing)!

Absolutely perfect experience! Of course, we feel extremely lucky as the weather was pretty much flawless -- SF 55 clear skies and lots of sunshine -- makes for all kinds of happy!

Did I mention the Location, Location,Location!?!?!

Well... North Beach is where it's at! Great neighborhood feel with a very cool Jazz bar (Tupelo), all really good restaurants too. **Mama's is absolutely worth the wait!!!

Everything is minutes walk away. We had a car which we were able to park in the designated space. However, you do not need a car!

Coit Tower is literally steps from this property! A short walk to Fishermans Wharf - Pier 39! In the other direction a short walk from the property to China Town! Ghirardelli Square also short walk! We literally walked everywhere except for the Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard (lol). We hopped onto one of the SF Bay Cruise tours (tickets on Pier 39 walkway) which I highly recommend. Up close views of the 2 bridges and Alcatraz. Best $30 of the trip! Lombard is worth a drive... and driving over the golden gate is a must also.

We loved our 2 day trip!! Wish we had planned to stay a bit longer but we will absolutely return!

Thanks for sharing this wonderful property!

Warm Regards,

Nicole & David

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We spent Christmas here - lovely place and enjoyed the patio even though locals said it was cold.

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful. We enjoyed the patio with it's wonderful view. We heard church chimes to Christmas carols a few times. Coit tower is a short walk up the road, and Tony's pizza by the slice was a short walk down the street. It was a treat to be able to stay there.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA.

Exciting North Beach area beneath Coit Tower.

Other Activities: Shopping, Health/Beauty Spa.


Rates & Availability

North Beach Apartment Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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