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Luxury Oasis with Hot Tub & Gorgeous Garden- 'Beyond the Palm'

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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Buena Vista Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

San Francisco Short-Term Residential Registration Number: STR-0000266

Privacy Beyond The Palm!

Location Location Location!!!

Beautiful and HUGE 1 bedroom apartment. Steps from EVERYTHING. Luxurious amenities and sleeps up to 4 people.

This gorgeous and spacious 1 bedroom apartment is located in The Castro neighborhood of San Francisco. The garden apartment is part of a large Edwardian home that has been renovated with every attention to detail. Crystal doorknobs with brass accents, period glass light fixtures, Berber carpeting and crown molding are just a part of the beauty of this incredible 1908 property.

The apartment has been tastefully decorated and furnished by a professional interior designer and features a King sized bed with memory foam pillowtop, Egyptian Cotton sheets and linens and down comforters. Beautiful artwork, some original, accents the walls and brings a modern feel to the space.

A living room with Queen sized pull out memory foam sofa bed is amazingly comfortable and cozy. The entertainment center includes a DVD player, CD and Stereo System, DVD library and Cable TV with premium channels. Adjacent to the living room is a large dining room area that also can be used as a workspace for guests traveling on business. High speed wireless internet (20mbps) is provided and works throughout the apartment.

The brand new full kitchen with LG appliances, full sized washer dryer and granite counters features Calphalon cookware and Wusthöf cutlery for your culinary creations as well as beautiful china, glassware and silverware located in the gorgeous glass kitchen cabinets. Toaster, blender and Coffee Maker along with other basic essentials are all provided to make sure that you are never without.

A rain shower head is the pampered feeling you want when getting into the stunning fully tiled shower. After stepping out, surround yourself in fluffy 100% Egyptian Cotton Towels or throw on your extra plush cotton robe and make your way out of the double french doors onto the properties beautiful landscaped patio. Relax with a glass of wine or champagne in the rich chocolate colored wicker patio furniture with overstuffed cushions for your comfort. Enjoy the new glass and stone fire/table or maybe make your way over to the gazebo and submerge yourself in the Extra Large 8 person Hot Tub and let the jets and heat soothe away a full day of shopping and sightseeing.

A short walk brings you just about anywhere you want to go!!! You are half a block off Market Street and just a few short blocks from Castro Street where you can catch the famous F street car to Union Square, The Embarcadero, Ferry Building and Fisherman's Wharf or take the subway from Castro Street to anywhere you want to go. Should you decide to walk in the opposite direction....a short 10 minute walk will take you to The Haight Ashbury with it's vintage clothing shops, eclectic restaurants and nightlife, hippies and street musicians. Steps away is Golden Gate Park and The Pan Handle.

San Francisco is world renowned for it's restaurants and you will not be disappointed with the amount of options within walking distance from your door. Also, there is a pamphlet with tips and suggestions on dining, attractions, delivery food services, gyms, shopping and other services that is provided to you in your room at your time of check in.

Although you do not really need a car to enjoy San Francisco, should you decide to drive there is free street parking available. Transportation to and from Bay Area Airports is simple on the BART, however private transportation via a car service can be arranged from SFO International Airport, San Jose International Airport and Oakland International Airport for an additional fee. Simply inquire at your time of booking about these features and costs.

Experience your own private oasis in the heart of San Francisco and see how truly luxurious and relaxing life can be....Beyond The Palm.

Keywords: apartment, house, condo, palm, castro, gay, victorian, edwardian, privacy, luxurious, modern, corporate, long-term, short-term, amenities, parking,hot tub,jacuzzi,firepit, fire table,

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About The Owner

Hi! Kristoffer and Dan here and we want to welcome you. Dan works in Marketing and Kristoffer is an actor on Broadway and television. Having lived in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and abroad, we have traveled to many countries and love meeting new people. We have always enjoyed the experience of staying in a home or apartment versus a hotel when we travel because of the ability to experience a city more fully. We have always stayed in beautiful apartments or homes with luxurious amenities and felt it was important to offer the same to those travelers who came to stay with us. We love to experience restaurants, bars, museums and everything a city has to offer and have many many wonderful suggestions for you when you come to stay!

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2011

Why The Owner chose San Francisco

We chose to buy this property because of its central location and ease of getting just about anywhere you want to go in the city in minutes. The beauty of the neighborhood and homes that surround was also a selling point to us. We love San Francisco and the fact that in 10 minutes you can be at the beach, waterfront, luxury shopping, a concert, running in Golden Gate Park or relaxing in a sidewalk cafe in any of the cities thriving and vibrant neighborhoods. Napa, Sonoma and wine country are just an hour drive away and you can be skiing the slopes near Tahoe all day long and back home in time for dinner!

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment is quite special in that it is extremely private and lush in its surroundings. The garden and gazebo, private hot tub and top notch amenities keep it in a class all its own. Walking to Cafe Flore on Market Street for a morning coffee and pastry or relaxing by the fire table with a glass of wine at night before slipping into the hot tub for a soak are just a few of the amazing things at your disposal when you stay Beyond The Palm.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“The accommodation was just perfect, it is in an ideal location within the city which allows you to feel part of the city but be able to escape at the same time. The accommodation is spacious and very clean, there was two of us but even if four people shared the space it would be more than big enough. We chatted to Dan on our arrival who kindly showed us around and showed us how everything worked. Everything was perfect and you can tell the the hosts see this as an extension of there own home. The outdoor space is a massive bonus and the perfect place after a day of site-seeing, the outdoor tub is brilliant and the fire pit is the perfect place to drink a few glasses of wine. The home is located in a great area with some amazing restaurants and bars, the welcome manual is full of information. The home is only a five minute walk from the tram line which only costs $2.25 to get all the way into the city. If you are looking for a spacious, clean, immaculate property with the bonus of the outside space then look no further than this property. when we return to the city we will not stay anywhere else. Dont look elsewhere this is the place to stay in San Fran. ”
May 2016
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Luxury Oasis with Hot Tub & Gorgeous Garden- 'Beyond the Palm'
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Great base for exploring

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the apartment. Good location for getting to the city with tram and muni close by. Underground was interesting felt like we were crammed in like sardines! So generally used trams as the terminal was at the corner of Market Street and Castro so was empty travelling in to town. Vibrant area. Colourful characters. Nearest supermarket which was superb, was on 18th Street. Mollie Stones a 10 minute walk. The accomodation suited our needs. Was clean and tidy. We didn't do much cooking as we often ate during the day, but there was enough crockery for our stay. Having the use of the hot tub was great after a long day sightseeing and it was obviously well maintained.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great week! Off to Napa

  • 5 of 5

Great spot in the Castro District. Very quiet, and in ways secluded given the layout of the property. Things were just as anticipated based on other reviews. We had one question prior to our arrival, Kristoffer responded quite quickly. HaDonna another question while we were here, received a prompt response from Dan. We would totally rent from K&D again.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed for 2 nights in Kristoffer and Dan's apartment. Communication prior to and during our stay was great. The apartment was spacious, beautifully clean, the king bed was exceptionally comfortable and it was a great place to come back to at the end of a busy day sight seeing. It was very close to Market st, for good food and public transport which we used both days. The apartment was very quiet even with the doors and windows open and the beautiful garden was lovely to look out to. There was ample cupboard space and room to put suitcases in the spacious lounge room.

We would absolutely recommend this property to our friends and relatives, and look forward to staying here again when we return to San Francisco.

Thank you Kristoffer and Dan.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Clean, safe, beautiful garden!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here. Kristoffer was very gracious and helpful in the brief time that we saw him. We had been a little worried about coming in late from a concert in a neighborhood we didn't know and finding nearby parking. But we were like country mice in the city - and didn't need to worry in this neighborhood at all! It's a great area and we felt very safe walking around, and always found parking right around the corner on Market. One night we went to Tacolicious for dinner, which is a restaurant mentioned in the welcome binder. They have outstanding tacos! It's always a challenge for us to agree on a dinner since I am gluten-free and my husband is just picky, but that was a good choice for us both. Another reviewer mentioned that the kitchen was very small. It's about the size of a good sized bathroom, but very functional and perfect for what we needed. I even took mental notes on how they arranged the small space because we have a similar small space to fit a kitchen in and I thought they were quite creative! We had a wonderful time and would love to stay here again someday!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing rental!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights here and this was an amazing base to explore San Francisco. The apartment was clean, modern, spacious and well located for public transport or walking out to dinner. Being on the ground floor gave a lovely view of the beautiful garden and the hot tub was a great bonus. We highly recommend this rental and it was so much better with children than a hotel would have been. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Quiet and cozy hideaway walking distance to everything.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean. Great bathroom. Good closet space. Host was more then accommodating to our needs. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Cleaning Fee $85
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.0%

CANCELLATIONS: All reservations cancelled are subject to a cancellation charge of $100.00. For reservations cancelled less than 60 days prior to scheduled arrival, no refund will be made.   No refunds will be made for early departures or if number in party decreases.

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Buena Vista Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) memory foam topped luxury mattress from Sealy, Queen size Beds (1) Memory Foam pull out sleeper sofa luxurious and comfortable.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Luxury Spa, Bath and Shower products, Gas Fire Table with glass and rock, outdoor living space, garden, french doors

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