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Live High Above San Francisco in Noe Valley! Rooftop Sunroom

Bedrooms Studio
Space 250 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)


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 (San Francisco Administrative Code Section 41A). This ordinance does not require an inspection of the unit by the City for potential Building, Housing, Fire, or other Code violations.

San Francisco Business Lic. No. 1008012

Stay High Above the Rooftops of San Francisco’s Noe Valley

$800.00 weekly, 1 Week minimum stay, $2300.00 monthly., Sleeps 2. Unfortunately, I am not able to accommodate children.

You'll love this sunny, cozy rooftop studio like room in the quiet San Francisco neighborhood of Noe Valley. You will have a panoramic view all the way from Twin Peaks to the San Francisco Bay. Today, Noe Valley is one of San Francisco’s most desirable residential areas full of Victorian homes, shops, restaurants and easy public transportation access, all in one of the sunniest parts of The City.

Watch the fog hover over Twin Peaks as you have your morning coffee as the warm sun shines through your windows on three sides of the room. Accommodations include a warm comfortable bed, cable TV and wireless Internet access. You will also find a half-bath with a beautifully tiled shower, wet-bar with large sink and small refrigerator. You will be provided with dishware, pans, and utensils to make simple meals with the microwave, electric burner, and toaster oven. Linen and towels are provided.

This beautiful rooftop hideaway has a separate entrance through a side passageway and up a back staircase. Must be able to negotiate stairs since access is up a circular staircase of 43 steps that are unfortunately not very child-friendly.

You will be in walking distance to restaurants and Noe Valley’s 24th Street shops. You can also catch the J-Church MUNI line just a block away that will give you direct access not only to the Noe Valley, Castro, and Dolores Park Neighborhoods, but also to downtown for the Cable Cars, Union Square, and the Embarcadero. BART is just a short 10-minute walk away.

Parking is on the street. A washer and dryer are available on the premises.

Please let me know where you are coming from if you are interested in my rooftop sunroom.

Keywords: San Francisco, Noe Valley, Cozy, Sunny, Quiet, Private, Rooftop Studio

More Details
Registration Number : STR-0000098

Dana L. Rees
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Dana L. Rees

Your host, a retired musician (but musicians never 'retire') will answer any of your questions and assist you in having the best possible time in San Francisco. Your host has lived at this location since 1986 and has lovingly restored and updated the builidng making for a unique and relaxed living experience.

Dana L. Rees purchased this studio in 1986

Why Dana L. Rees chose Noe Valley

The ROOFTOP SUNROOM is literally that, a room perched on the roof of a two unit building in San Francisco's Noe Valley. You view is panoramic from Twin Peaks looking west sweeping around to San Francisco Bay looking east.

What makes this studio unique

San Francisco is a city of neighborhoods and Noe Valley is one of the nicest. It is in a part of The City that the sun shines brightly when much of the rest of San Francisco is in the Fog. It is a neighborhood where you walk! Walk to the shops and stores on 24th St., or find wonerful restaurants just blocks away on Church St. Walk to a cheese store, meat market, or take in the Saturday morning Farmers' Market. Walk in any direction and you will find a coffee shop where you can sit and relax enjoying your tea or coffee.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was a lovely couple from the East Coast that has given me one of the most detailed reviews so far. They were great to have as guests and I appreciate their comments. I learned about a walking tour in San Francisco from them that I will take myself and recommend to my guests. All houses have idiosyncrasies and since this is a room in my home that was build in 1922 it has a couple as this review points out. I let my guest know about them upfront. And, there is a basin in the room. I think this is one of the most honest and truthful reviews, I know any future guests would be delighted staying in my rooftop sunroom as you can see in my guests reviews. It was a pleasure to have this couple as my guests.
Sep 2016
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Noe Valley Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The rooftop sunroom room has a half-bath with a lovely tiled shower and a toilet, and a wet-bar (sink and refrigerator).
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The rental is studio type room with bed.
  • The rental is a studio type room, with a Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing


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Live High Above San Francisco in Noe Valley! Rooftop Sunroom
average rating of 4.904762 based on 65 reviews

Excellent location and stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was definitely one of the most best HomeAway and AirBNB experiences I have ever had. I stayed in the sunroom during the month of November and Dana could not have been more hospital or attentive during my stay. The location is an excellent location and is only a few blocks from the Mission, Dolores Park and the Castro - and exactly one block from the MUNI. The unit was very clean, comfortable and cosy with beautiful views to wake up to every single morning. I would recommend anyone considering staying in the sunroom to do so, you will not be disappointed and you will never want to leave.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A very delightful young man from the East Coast who was here for a month for work. It was a pleasure having him as a guest.
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  • 5 of 5

Quiet get away. With a beautiful view of the city. Is on top floor must be ok with stairs. But very worth it for a single person or couple without kids.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is our 2nd visit to this propert and are looking forward to our third - great host !!!

  • 5 of 5

Love the area and the view is FANTASTIC !!! Feels like home !!! Dana is a great host !!!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely couple, returning to my rooftop sunroom for a return visit to spend the Christmas Holidays with their grandson and his parents. It is an ideal location for grandparents to be near family with almost all the comforts of home. I look forward to their return soon in the future.
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Amazing location in most beautiful city!!!

  • 5 of 5

In what most likely was one of the best weeks of the year in terms of weather and sunshine, my friend and I stayed in the sunroom for 7 nights. Everything you need is available and the joy of waking up with this amazing view is priceless. The neighborhood is beautiful and quiet. Dana, the owner, was there for us for everything we needed. He even insisted to bring our suitcases up to our rooms ;-) There are some stairs to climb to get to your room, as mentioned, but not a problem at all. You have your own entrance and although 4 more people are living in the house, we never heard (or saw) them. Getting downtown was easy, just a short walk to the (J-line) muni. Get yourself a muni passport at the airport and you can use all muni, (most of the) buses, streetcars and cable cars. SF must be the most beautiful city in the world with all sorts of activities. Biking the bridge, visiting Alcatraz and taking the ferry to Sausalito are some of the obvious things to do. Renting a peddle boat in Golden Gate park is also wonderful when the sun is shining. Climbing Filbert Steps to Coit tower with its magnificent view of the city is great. Too much to mention. Thank you Dana for your incredible hospitality. We will return to San Francisco somewhere in the future and if we do, Noe Valley, Dolores Street is where we will stay. THANK U!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just right

  • 5 of 5

The Studio is just enough. Small but cozy, well located, plenty of natural light and great panorama of the city from every window. The location is perfect between The Castro and The Mission, plenty of choices for food and entertainment. The neighbourhood has a great feeling of security. Transportation of all kind is 1 to 3 blocks away to get downtown and the many attractions of San Francisco. The apartment has all the appliances necessary for having meals as we did for breakfast and light dinners. There is everything we needed for having a very pleasant and no worries stay. Dana, the owner, is a great host and always available, always concerned about your comfort, that much that the last day he was helping us a lot to get to the train station, completely out of our expectations. If you need an apartment with all the comfort and you don't mind for the 3 floors steps, this place is perfect. Anyway those steps were training for the many hills of San Francisco. Thank you Dana for making our trip so memorable.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cozy and comfortable...Amazing view!!

  • 5 of 5

Dana was a wonderful host! Very helpful from start to finish! He made available all the information that you would need to enjoy the perfect visit to San Francisco with books and maps and a clipper card that can be loaded up to use on the Muni transportation system which includes the historic cable car rides. We loaded the card up for seven days at the Whole Foods store (within walking distance) for $42 each which gives you unlimited rides. It is $7 each one way on the historic cable car and we rode it at least three times so you get your money back very quickly! It took a little bit of time to figure out where the buses and rail cars went to, but just goggled "how to get to on the bus" from our location and that worked perfectly!

Dana is up front about the size of the sun room and the number of stairs but unless you have health issues the stairs are manageable and Dana was kind enough to help with the luggage.

Being surrounded by windows and the fantastic view add to the feeling of spaciousness and lovely to see the sun rise from the comfort of your bed in the morning. The room is well fitted out with everything you might need for simple meals with the Whole Foods store close by to stock up from. Also lots of nice restaurants and coffee shops close by. We ate at Haystack, Chole's and Luv a java. Make sure you are starving when you go to Chole's as the meals are enormous!!

We did the Alcatraz evening cruise which is less busy than the daytime one and you need to book it in advance or you will be out of luck. We decided not to rent a car and booked the 17 mile tour of the Monteray, Pebble Beach, Carmel area which was lovely!! Less stressful than driving ourselves. Down side, you don't get to stop at some places you might want to, but that's the trade off. Traffic is busy, parking etc. So it's a judgement call.

We loved that we could get away from the touristy areas like Fisherman's Wharf! The Noe Valley and Dolores Park are beautiful! We especially enjoyed Golden Gate Park which is huge and you can spend a very long time there. We visited the Castro District and enjoyed Harvey's restaurant, actually went 3 times, nice atmosphere reasonable prices.

Toured the Mission Dolores Basilica, well worth it! So much to see and do! Need to return and do it all again!

Overall, had a fabulous time and highly recommend Dana's hospitality.

Pauline and Tom, Burlington, Canada

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
MUNI J-Church Stop and Lovejoys Tearoom
Nearest Point of Interest
Whole Foods
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 14.0%

Signed Contract Agreement with deposits to confirm a reservation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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