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Spectacular Telegraph Hill Townhouse (Great views, great location, great value!)

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Enjoy an amazing San Francisco Telegraph Hill experience; views & roof terrace

Newly constructed in 2003 our home is in one of only 2 buildings in Reno Place, a quiet private alley atop Telegraph Hill adjacent to the San Francisco financial district. Tenants occupy the lower level of our building and our home is at the highest point with spectacular views from all levels. The main living areas comprises living/dining & kitchen upstairs is 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms and up another level to the panoramic private roof terrace with panoramic views over Northbeach to the Golden Gate bridge and Coit tower and to the city.

Once in the front door you ascend one flight of stairs to enter the main living level. Tall ceilings ensure spectacular views are enjoyed from the dining and kitchen areas.

Maple flooring throughout with and abundance of natural light and with contemporary design and comfortable furnishings. Each room is tastefully decorated with original artworks. The internal stairs are open powder coated steel with maple runners.

The kitchen features stainless steel appliances including Wolf stove, impressive Azul Macauba granite benchtops, sub-zero fridge, latest F&P dishdrawer dishwasher and everything you need from cutlery, dinner-wear, pots, pans, wine glasses, etc (if you can resist the hundreds of restaurants within walking distance).

The kitchen overlooks the dining area that enjoys panoramic views with a dining table (extendable) that seats 6 and with buffet and rare antique chinese alter. Blinds shield incoming sunlight and offer added privacy.

The lounge room is on the same floor and includes a flat screen TV with Direct TV (satellite TV), inbuilt gas fireplace, leather lounge and sub-zero wine refrigerator. A Bose sound system enhances the TV sound; its Bluetooth receiver allows you to play your own music through the stereo and/or through the ceiling speakers in the dining room.

Upstairs to the bedroom level which has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and inbuilt washer/dryer. The master bedroom at the front features spectacular views and has a queen size bed, inbuilt mahogany panel closet with additional open shelves. There is also Direct TV screen and features an ensuite bathroom/toilet with deep soaking tub/spa bath, fossilized stone walls and marble countertop.

The second bedroom has a double (not queen) size bed, also with inbuilt mahogany panel closet. The second bathroom has 2 doors so can be configured so is private to the second bedroom or if you are entertaining can be opened up for guests such that they do not have to enter the bedroom to use the bathroom.

Upstairs again and you'll enjoy the unique setting of your own private roof terrace at one of the highest points on Telegraph Hill. Slate tiles with terracotta stucco parapet walls for safety you will enjoy spectacular views overlooking Northbeach and Chinatown. Most all the icons are visible; Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, Alcatraz, TransAmercia Pyramid Tower (partially obscured by a tree), Saints Peter & Paul Church (where Marilyn Monroe & Joe DiMaggio were married), Russian Hill & Nob Hill. There is a plumbed gas BBQ and small garden and table and chairs with additional seating.

Being a pedestrian alley Reno Place has no parking however there is street parking and public/valet parking nearby.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Gower Smith
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Australian, New Zealand and tiny bit of Japanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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About Gower Smith

My wife Robyn and I live in San Francisco and we often spend time in Australia and New Zealand and we often stop over in Japan and Hong Kong when visiting our home countries. We recently completed building at our California Coastal property and like to spend time there which is why we are making our home available to guests who would love to enjoy an amazing away from home experience in Telegraph Hill.

Gower Smith purchased this townhome in 1999

Why Gower Smith chose San Francisco

When San Francisco was settled in the gold rush days the first bank set up just a block from where the Trans-America Pyramid building is today. The Italians and Chinese arrived and set up camp nearby which is why San Francisco's Northbeach (Italian area) and ChinaTown are 2 of the old established inner city neighborhoods. Reno Place is unique with only 2 buildings and very European in style. You enter the quiet and tranquil small private street under an archway off the main street; most of the city would never know it existed. Once inside you have views to the Golden Gate bridge and overlook both the Northbeach & Chinatown communities which are only a few blocks away down the hill. Northbeach has preserved its neighborhood spirit; we have no Starbucks or chain stores, just mom & pop establishments, but you'll great Italian cafes many historic ones. Our nearest bar has hosted live music most nights of the week for decades and legends including Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Carlos Santana played there. You have a great local corner store just 500m away and you're walking distance to Union Square and the downtown area.

What makes this townhome unique

If you want to really live the heartbeat of San Francisco and enjoy a Telegraph Hill lifestyle experience you'll love our place.


based on 15 traveler reviews

Spectacular Telegraph Hill Townhouse (Great views, great location, great value!)
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 15 reviews

Great location! Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely gorgeous home,fantastic location! Absolutely believe what they say about the terrain! Some serious hills to climb but doable...loved our stay!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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This owner will cancel your reservation

  • 1 of 5

I booked this place in February for a July trip, 5 months advance. I was charged for a weeks rental. Three days before my trip my agent notified me the reservation had been canceled. I e mailed my statements to prove I had never received a refund. I was forced to re book another place much further away since I had only 3 days before I left on the trip. Homeaway said the property owner is at fault and he double booked. hd-48bk61 I had to spend several hundred dollars on cab fairs because I was unable to secure a place in this area

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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The perfect SF Rental

  • 5 of 5

This home was SO lovely! The roof deck has views of all of the San Francisco icons (Coit Tower, St. Peter & Paul, The Golden Gate Bridge, etc.) and we spent hours up on the roof, eating long meals and drinking in the view. The house is located in a great area-- an easy walk down into the hustle and bustle of North Beach. Be prepared to climb stairs! There are several flights in the unit. The hosts were kind, friendly, and accommodating. Would definitely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, spacious and perfect location for a weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here during a weekend trip to visit San Francisco and the property was amazing! The location is central to all main attractions and the view is spectacular. The hosts were extremely helpful and more than willing to answer any questions that you may have. Everything you could ever want, or in our caseforget to pack.. Oops, was supplied (hair dryers, extra towels, blankets, etc.). We would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location in heart of San Francisco

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is located in Telegraph Hill, right next to North Beach(little Italy) and blocks from Chinatown. It is a wonderful way to experience San Francisco. The views are amazing and the amenities allow you to feel more at home while on vacation. A full kitchen and working gas grill on the rooftop terrace provided our family a comfortable place to relax and relive our day's site seeing. Short walks down the hill to Tony's Pizza(world famous) and return walks up the hill let you experience San Fran's very unique terrain. The owners, Robin and Gower, were very responsive and helpful with our questions leading up to arrival as well as answering any questions we had while staying there. Parking is limited so I would recommend renting a car only the few days you want to head out of the city(Muir Woods, Napa, Sausalito,etc.). Everything else you can walk to or take a cab.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place, exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for four nights over spring break - it was perfect. The home is just as described and was clean and ready for us. Renee and Gower were very responsive and helpful. The place is close to everything that you would want to visit in the City. The rooftop deck was amazing and we sat out there every day during our stay - you cannot beat the views. We would recommend this place to any of our friends who travel to San Francisco!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
15.6 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Grant & Green Saloon
Nearest Ferry
0.9 Miles
San Francisco Ferry Building
Nearest Golf
3.4 Miles
Presidio Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.9 Miles
Montgomery Street BART
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
101 Highway / South Vanness Street
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Many Grant and Green Street Restaurants
Nearest Ski
189 Miles
Heavenly Ski Resort. Tahoe
Nearest Beach
7.4 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: not necessary

Telegraph Hill is one of the oldest most established San Francisco inner city areas. The Hill is above Northbeach (the historic Italian neighborhood) and only minutes walk to Chinatown. Bound on one side by the San Francisco financial district and the other by Fisherman's wharf you are living in teh city however above all the noise with peace and tranquility and amazing views.


Rates & Availability

North Beach Townhome Rental Rates

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Summer rate
May 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $180
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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North Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
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  • Hair Dryer
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  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
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  • Towels Provided
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  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Second Bathroom - toilet , shower , Doors to configure as ensuite for 2nd bedroom or for guests
    Master ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Walls and floor of master bathroom are natural fossil stone.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , With ensuite
    Second bedroom - 1 double , 1 child bed , Child bed is a bunk bed. Door opens to adjoining bathroom.
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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Away from it all yet so close to all the action of the historic Northbeach inner city area.

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