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Bright and Spacious 2bd/ 1 ba, Wifi, Views and Walk to GGP and UCSF

47 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

San Francisco Apartment Rental Photos and Description

A peaceful and light filled retreat in San Francisco: Curl up and read your book. Enjoy a cup of coffee while you look at the view. Watch the sun set in the distance at the horizon over Ocean's Beach. Listen to your iPod, bring your own laptop and use our wireless internet. Have this home as your base as you explore all that San Francisco has to offer!

Great afternoon sun and natural light

Great space with views

High Ceilings

Shared Outdoor Courtyard

A leisurely walk to Golden Gate Park (De Young, Cal Academy, Japanese Tea Gardens, Botanical Gardens, Playgrounds, Buffalo, and so much more). Time your visit just right and be walking distance to one of the amazing and sometimes FREE music festivals such as Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.

Features: Hardwood floors, 2 people can comfortably sleep in the queen bedroom & 2 people can sleep on the full sized bed in the 2nd bedroom. There is also a twin bed in a small extra room/ office for 1 person without any doors (however, there are curtains in the doorways in lieu of doors). And, a couch in the living room. The bathroom was just renovated with a shower over tub, two side-by-side sinks and a washer/ dryer in the closet. High speed wireless Internet, just bring your laptop to access movies and shows online.

This flat is in a three unit building with a separate entry door.

The flat is on the top floor up 2 flights of stairs.

Parking is limited to street parking, but is fairly easy in our neighborhood.

Walking distance:

N Judah Line (1 block away) - straight ride to downtown area.

UCSF Medical Center

Golden Gate Park

9th & Irving - Inner Sunset (boutiques, restaurants)

Grand View Park (small 360 view hilltop park)

Mt. Sutro Park (wooded trails behind UCSF)

20th & Irving - Central Sunset (Asian food)

Andronico's (gourmet grocery store - 4 blocks away)

Variety of local restaurants (Cafes, Japanese/ Sushi, Brunch, Peruvian, Ethiopian, Italian/ Pizza, Local Brewery, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian, Mexican, and so much more)

For those whose shoes were made for walking -

Walk to other nearby neighborhoods - Cole Valley, Haight Ashbury, Ocean's Beach, explore every trail of Golden Gate Park (larger than NYC's Central Park!), the Panhandle, the local and trendy restaurants in NOPA (North of the Panhandle), and more.

Bike lanes are on Kirkham Ave. and throughout the city for those who enjoy exploring on wheels! Bikes not provided, but are available for rent at various locations throughout the city.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Anne McGinty (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Anne McGinty

I am from Atlanta, GA and my husband is from the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. After attending Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, I worked in Australia and traveled in New Zealand where I met my husband! We love San Francisco and our light filled and peaceful apartment. We have recently relocated to Sonoma County to raise our growing family and enjoy coming into the city periodically to walk the neighborhoods we know so well.

Anne McGinty purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Anne McGinty chose San Francisco

We originally lived in the Inner Sunset, then moved to Pacific Heights (which is also a great neighborhood, but with a completely different feel) and ended up moving back to the Inner Sunset. The Inner Sunset has a great location and is a wonderful neighborhood for living like the locals do. There are local restaurants for every budget from $-$$$$. And, we love being near Golden Gate Park because we enjoy the green space on a much more regular basis when it's right there!

What makes this apartment unique

We fell in love with the view and how light and airy the place feels. Sometimes the Inner Sunset feels like one of the undiscovered neighborhoods of the city - it's GREAT and recently some very established boutiques and restaurants have decided to join this increasingly popular spot. The Inner Sunset is the main neighborhood for anyone working at UCSF, including new interns and residents! It's down to earth and you can grab a burrito for $5, but it also has some of the best award-winning restaurants in town including Ebisu (Japanese) and Marnee (Thai). Soon to open is a Nopalito (Mexican) and Pasion (Peruvian in the Fresca Restaurant family) are great date spots for a slightly pricier dinner. We love the peace and quiet with the close proximity to the boutiques and restaurants... It makes for a great walk home after dinner.

Reviews

4.7
based on 47 traveler reviews

Bright and Spacious 2bd/ 1 ba, Wifi, Views and Walk to GGP and UCSF
average rating of 4.744681 based on 47 reviews
5

Great home base for our family of 5!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay, we loved the neighborhood and found that we were a 10 minute walk from the main attractions of Golden Gate Park including Stow Lake, the California Academy of Science, and the de Young Museum. It was also about a 10 minute walk to the thriving 9th and Irving intersection which had some great shops, bakeries, and restaurants. Andronico's is an even shorter walk, a great grocery store with a wonderful selection of pastries and pre-made items.

The apartment was wonderful, a spacious light-filled top floor unit with views in 3 directions. I thought the deck was "undersold" - we enjoyed a glass of wine outside most evenings with amazing 180 degree views from the beach all the way downtown. The apartment was also a great home base for working while we were away, the small office area was well equipped with wifi and a hardwire internet connection and a print station.

Overall a great experience and highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! The deck is my favorite part of the house too! Glad you made good use out of it.
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5

Great place to stay in San Francisco!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our family of 5 to stay while visiting San Francisco for 4 days! We loved having it as our "home base" after touring the city all day. It was super convenient to public transportation and easy to navigate with a rental car as well. It's just minutes from the Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach (we walked to the park!). There are also many wonderful restaurants within walking distance (plus a grocery store!). The apartment was spacious and had everything we needed. While we only ate breakfast there, the kitchen had everything we needed. The parking was a little tricky, but it became a game for our boys to find a "spot" for us to park. We really did enjoy this area of San Francisco and this apartment made our stay in the city a very memorable one.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for the thoughtful review!
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4

Extremely comfortable apartment

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this apartment for 5 nights. A true home away from home. The apartment is spacious and the location is perfect. Fantastic views of the ocean and the city centre. Close to the park and the local neighbourhood is great with gooed connections with either public transport or with your car. We traveled with our two teenagers and they enjoyed it, however the smallest (third) bedroom did not have enough darkening curtains. That can be improved. Also the outside of the windows could benefit from a rinse.

We would recommend this property to everyone. A truly great way to stay in San Francisco.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. I will get some darkening curtains for the 3rd bedroom with a twin. Believe it or not the windows are washed pretty often, the salt air gets them really dirty, really quickly. I will speak with our window cleaners about other options. I hate to ruin the amazing view. Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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5

Lovely apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this light and airy apartment so much. Our only complaint would be that it is so pleasant and the views so great that it's tempting just to stay at 'home'! Coming 'home' is pretty much always going to be uphill and up some very steep stairs - but definitely worth the effort, provided you're fit. :-) Downtown San Francisco was easily accessible via the frequent MUNI and local shops and cafes are a short walk away.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have the same problem when I am at the apartment - I never want to leave! So glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope you got to see at least some of the sights beyond the apartment!
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4

Great accommodation

  • 4 of 5

Ashley, the property manager, was easy to deal with and very responsive. The apartment was spacious and well suited our needs for 5 people.

The property was exactly as described in the listing and the whole booking process worked very well.

The apartment was very clean and it was great to have a laundry, very well equipped kitchen (loved the sharp knives thanks) and little extra touches such as a wireless printer.

There are lots of shops and restaurants a short walk away but it is about a half hour tram ride into the city.

We would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review! I am so glad that you enjoyed your time in SF. We'd love to have you back when you return!
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5

Wonderful house, great location.

  • 5 of 5

We were here for Spring Break. The pictures of the house really don't do it justice, it sits half way up a hill and has wonderful views of downtown San Francisco to one side and the ocean to the other. The outside deck is a great place to watch the sunset. The house is described as two bedroom but there is a third with a single bed that is just off the kitchen. However, there's no doors (just curtains) to this room so it would be great for a kid, but probably not a grown up. The two main bedrooms are spacious and really comfortable. The house is well maintained and we had absolutely no complaints about the cleanliness or upkeep. Or rather, we were impressed by how well the house is maintained. The owners were absolutely first class and were quick to reply to our inquiries and answer our questions. This house would be perfect for two couples and perhaps one teenage kid.

OK, the 800 Lb gorilla for any house in San Francisco, not just this one, is that there really is no convenient parking. In fact I'd suggest you don't even think about bringing a car here. And I mean this in a positive way, the house is one block from the Judah light rail line and we used this every day, and you're only a few blocks from great bus service. If you go to Fisherman's Wharf or Alcatraz you can actually get a bus that drops you at 19th and Kirkham, just three blocks from the house. That's better than paying the exorbitant tourist trap parking prices downtown. Just use Google or Yelp and you won't go wrong.

The beauty of this area is the variety of shops and restaurants the area has. On top of that the huge Golden Gate park is only around five blocks north. As a runner I found plenty runs through the park and never felt I was in an area that wasn't safe. There is one supermarket, Andronico's, two blocks north then two east that is a fairly easy walk. Fairly, it's uphill on the way back! We just used Yelp and found some great restaurants and coffee shops on Irvine St. Shout out to Hollow Coffee, tiny yet wonderful little coffee shop. If you feel comfortable with your big chain restaurants this isn't the place for you, if you love family owned restaurants and stores this is just a perfect place to spent some time wandering through. For a treat head up to Irvine and 9th and have coffee at The Beanery and pick up a pastry or fresh bread at Arizmendi Bakery or a wonderful slice of cake or ice cream at Tart to Tart.

Wonderful house, wonderful location, highly recommended

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay!! I love the inner sunset area as well - the restaurants are my favorite part. I love that you used public transportation so much too. It is so close to the apartment and it really gives you a complete feeling of being a local in SF. Thank you for the kind and thoughtful review! We hope that you'll come stay with us again!
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
SFO
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Underdogs, Fireside, Little Shamrock, Social Brew.
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Ferry Building
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
TPC or Presidio
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
N-Judah
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
19th/ Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Izakaya Sozai
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Tahoe
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Ocean's Beach or Baker Beach
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Sunset District Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
$5,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee (regular) $150
Property Damage Protection $59

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

San Francisco Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 full bathroom with shower over tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Portacot available upon request. Booster seat available upon request.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

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