Verified Review icon 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 svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Classic And Cozy Home Away From Home In Beautiful And Convenient Russian Hill

Bedrooms Studio
Space 350 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Wonderful Studio Apartment In Optimal Location, For Work Or Play (or Both!).

Welcome to my amazing apartment in San Francisco's wonderful Russian Hill neighborhood!

Experience true San Franciscan lifestyle and live like a (very fortunate) local city dweller in this walker's oasis, just one short block away from the glorious Hyde Street cable car line and six blocks to the crookedest street in the world. Historic Chinatown, Union Square, the Financial District, North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf are all within quick and pleasant downhill walking distance from here.

I just finished setting everything up in this awesome remodeled studio apartment in a great classic San Francisco building, so everything is brand new and impeccably clean with great character. It’s a very spacious fit for the solo business traveller or the sightseeing couple. My home is fully furnished with all the comforts of home, including fresh linens and towels.

A plethora of the greatest restaurants and nightlife this city has to offer await you along nearby Hyde Street and Polk Street. Being surrounded by so many delicious and affordable dining options I rarely find myself eating at home here, but if you choose to the fully stocked kitchen features functional cooking amenities with basic cookware and dishes/flatware, microwave and coffee maker.


• Entire fully furnished apartment home for your stay

• Wonderful northwest facing view with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge!

• Fresh linens and towels

• Toiletries and hairdryer provided, just bring your toothbrush!

• High speed cable internet with Wi-Fi

• Flat screen TV with premium HD cable service

• Full/double size bed

• Super comfy memory foam mattress, and memory foam pillows!

• Table and chairs

• Huge walk-in closet and dresser space for your clothes

• Classic “clawfoot” bathtub

• Full kitchen with basic cookware, dishes and flatware

• Coin-op laundry in building

• Laundromat and dry-cleaner a few doors away

• Numerous convenience stores and groceries within a couple blocks’ radius

Since this is my own second home and I’d like to stay here for a while, I’d like to kindly ask you to be mindful of my neighbors and apartment during your stay—NO parties, pets or smoking will be tolerated inside my apartment, so if these are your intentions please look elsewhere.

I think it’s clear that I love this place, and I hope you decide to take the opportunity to spend your visit here. I’m a third generation San Franciscan, and during your stay I’ll gladly provide personalized recommendations toward the best in local dining and activities—all the best stuff that you won’t find in guidebooks—to truly enrich your visit and leave your heart in San Francisco!

If this sounds like an ideal arrangement for you, please contact me so we could get to know each other and discuss availability/logistics; tell me a little about yourself and what’s sparked your visit to SF. I look forward to meeting and hosting you during your visit.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Austin

Hello fellow travelers!

I'm a third generation San Franciscan, and I happily returned to this great city in 2011 after nine years living/working/studying in New York City, Hong Kong and Southern California and as much traveling/backpacking that I could afford around China, Southeast Asia and Western Europe. My day job is in the finance industry, and I'm a huge fan of traveling, eating delicious local food, snowboarding, golf and poker, among many other hobbies.

I love the philosophy behind HomeAway's peer-to-peer home-sharing model, and the hosting experience through this platform and others has been a lot of fun so far.

I'm excited to serve as your host during your visit to San Francisco, and I hope your stay here empowers you to experience all the magic this city has to offer. I also look forward to meeting many of you and maybe even experiencing life in your city some day as well!

Happy Travels,


Austin purchased this apartment in 2012


Russian Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • Vintage clawfoot bathtub, shower with great water pressure, fresh air from opening window (rarer than you might think here in the City!).
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Classic And Cozy Home Away From Home In Beautiful And Convenient Russian Hill
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Warwick, RI

The quintessential San Francisco studio

  • 5 of 5

I stayed a month. April 1-May 1. Upon my arrival (10:30pm) the owner Austin met me at the apartment and carried my very heavy luggage to the apartment. Such a delightful, young man. Very welcoming and accommodating. The studio sits high on Russian Hill with great views of the city including The Golden Gate Bridge. The best neighborhood in the city if you ask me. Great restaurants and bars. Walked to everything. North Beach. The Marina. The Ferry Building. Got in almost 10,000 steps a day. Super clean. Perfect little kitchen. Lovely, quiet neighbors. I also locked my keys in the apartment one day and Austin was there promptly to let me back in.

I will be back often as I have a son, daughter-in-law and new baby granddaughter a block away. Can't think of a better way to spend a month in one of the world's most beautiful cities. Thanks Austin. I will return!!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful and flattering review Janette! I enjoyed serving as your host here in SF, and I look forward to your next visit.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


  • 5 of 5

Bright !!! Great location!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Brasília, Brazil

Great place to stay and to visit the best places in SF!

  • 5 of 5

The place was great, very close to cable car route and walking distance from the Financial District! Close to Polk street that has a lot of places to eat! The apartment is confortable and perfect for our needs!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Fantastic Stay in SF

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! Austin was very helpful and super accommodating. Really enjoyed my stay in San Francisco, and would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Charming studio apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a small but charming studio apartment. Austin was incredibly helpful while checking in and throughout my stay. The apartment was thoroughly cleaned before my stay, and plenty of cleaning supplies are provided.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


  • 5 of 5

This studio apartment was a great place to stay! Very clean and all new, we stayed for about 3 weeks and it was perfect. Austin was great and would always answer any questions very quickly! The location of the apartment was even better. Close to all the restaurants on Polk, walking distance to Fishermans wharf. It was a great place to stay and highly recommend it to anyone visiting SF!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $400

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

You might like these similar properties