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

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

Anne McGinty
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

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.


Inner Sunset Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 full bathroom with shower over tub
  • 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.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

Bright and Spacious 2bd/ 1 ba, Wifi, Views and Walk to GGP and UCSF
average rating of 4.673077 based on 52 reviews

Spacious, great neighborhood but needs a little more cleaning

  • 3 of 5

We stayed here for three nights with our one year old daughter. I have been to this neighborhood before so I knew the area with all the restaurants and coffee shops in walking distance. Parking was a little bit difficult, especially in the evening hours.

The owner provided us with a pack'n play (which we couldn't set up. I think it was broken) and a highchair. That was nice. There was everything we needed but the apartment could need a little bit more cleaning. The bathroom was clean (and very new!), but the hardwood floors in the other rooms were very dirty. Our daughter was crawling a lot and had very dirty socks and pants after just a few minutes. Also in the kitchen around the stove and in the corners that where hard to reach - but not for our daughter - there was a lot of dust and dirt.

It was great to have a dishwasher, but we didn't like to find dirty silverware and plates in it...

Overall a good apartment to stay that needs some tidy up!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in San Francisco first 3 night stay. 5 women fit perfectly in the apartment which we spent every evening reminiscing about our stay. contacting the owner was easy and sheven helped each time we had a question. Beautiful tiled staircase across the street!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great View, and Location

  • 4 of 5

Hi Annie,

We enjoyed staying at your place. We loved how close it was to everything. My husband has family up there, and they were 3.5 miles from your place. The Zoo was 3.9 miles, and Golden Gate Park was only a 12 minute ride by car. Loved how close the food store was, and if you wanted to walk into town, you could. I enjoyed having coffee, and watching the great views from the main room/kitchen while cooking breakfast one morning. Ashley, the propriety manager, was very helpful when we needed firmer pillows, coffee mugs, and unlocking the closet door, for child safety gate.

However, you need to update a few things in the home.

1. All the beds need to be replaces. They are all too soft, and zero support. My husband had to sleep one night on the hardwood floor.

2. You need a new couch. The poor thing is so badly broken down, and the cushions have zero firmness.

3. All rooms need light blocking curtains. Our (23month old) had a hard time sleeping in there.

4. Dinning room needs something in there, for blocking late afternoon sun. Really hard to eat in there, with sun glaring in your face., and one of the chairs has a broken backing to it.

5. Not your fault, but the washer broke down, just before we landed, and Ashley tired to have it fixed. We were hoping for you guys to help out with cost of Lauder, seeing we paid, for that in the rental, but she did not offer. She just implied that we go to coin place to wash our clothes.

6. I would leave the extra pillows in the closets, for guest to change out at their will, along with fans for each room. The house the last two days was 76, and 75 and night. SF, was having a heat wave this weekend and going into the week. I know, normally it is cold, put in the rare situations, like,it is this good to have extra cooling fans.

Thank you, for the rental for our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review! We appreciate the thorough feedback you have given us. I was glad to be able to help you with your needs during your stay! We will look into replacing the beds and couch. I am sorry that your husband had to sleep on the floor. We really did try to have it repaired before your arrival but unfortunately we couldn't get the parts in time. Some of our guests don't even get to see the amazing view from the dining room or sunshine at all during their stay - it sounds like you had great weather and no fog. You were really lucky! Thanks again!
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Versailles - France

Large and well located appartment with 3 separate bedrooms

  • 4 of 5

Great view, quiet, lots of space and well equiped.

The area is nice and easy access to public transportation.

Mattress need to be replaced to get a 5 stars rating.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Very appreciated! Since we your review, we have added some more padding to the mattresses and I have started research on replacing them. Glad you otherwise enjoyed your stay!
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Knoxville, Tennessee

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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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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Rates & Availability

Inner Sunset Apartment Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

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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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
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
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
19th/ Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Izakaya Sozai
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Ocean's Beach or Baker Beach
Car: not necessary


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