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Sun-Filled Garden Studio in Heart of the City

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

Newly Built Spacious Studio Opening Directly To The Garden.

This peaceful and quiet hidden gem of a studio is perfectly situated in the heart of the city. We're located in the bustling Castro district only a five minute walk to Market and Castro -- a convenient and fast transportation hub with Muni underground, trains and buses. Downtown is only 10-15 minutes away. It's possible to travel directly from SFO by Bart with only one transfer at Civic Center to the Castro Street Muni Station. You won't need a car to get around -- most of our guests enjoy the city without one -- but if you do drive, parking is easy and free on our block.

The Castro is a friendly neighborhood with well cared for classic Victorian and Edwardian buildings, parks, cafes, restaurants, small groceries, shops and the venerable Castro theater. Although it is a flat walk to transportation and Castro street shopping, we have lots of hills nearby with hidden staircases and wonderful views. Start your day with a walk to Tartine Bakery on Valencia for croissants & coffee or up to Twin Peaks for the views. We are perfectly situated next to some of the city's hottest restaurants -- walking distance from the Mission, the Valencia Corridor, Duboce Triangle, Hayes Valley, Lower Haight & Noe Valley

This studio apartment was newly built in 2012 at the garden level of a renovated 1907 Edwardian. Accessed through a side door and corridor to the back, it's great for folks who prefer not to climb a lot of steps. It's a spacious 440 square feet with 9' ceilings, hardwood floors, recess lighting and Anderson sliding doors to a patio and shared garden.

We've set up the apartment for the way we'd like to live if we, family or friends were to stay there for weeks at a time. The sitting area has a comfortable couch and chair, a 32' LCD TV w/cable and DVD, the fabulously comfortable king size bed has lots of great pillows and high thread count cotton sheets. There are bathrobes in the closet and the tiled bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer, bath products and lots of room for your things. Upon request, there is a single mattress for a third person and for our smallest visitors a travel crib or child's cot.

The kitchenette with refrigerator, convection microwave, induction burner, toaster oven, coffee maker, tea kettle, rice cooker and crock-pot, etc. has everything you'll need to eat in when you're not in the mood to take advantage of numerous restaurants nearby. There is a supermarket three blocks away and farmers' markets all over town.

Your hosts, Jan and Wandralee, are happy to direct you to neighborhood cafes & restaurants, interesting places to walk or bike, and all of the wonderful amenities San Francisco has to offer.

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Jan Medina
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2017

About Jan Medina

I've lived in San Francisco for almost 50 years and can't imagine ever moving. I still appreciate the parks, museums, cultural activities, great food and being able to walk everywhere. I'm a bicyclist, avid reader, traveler, mother of two grown daughters, grandmother, scuba diver, ceramist, Realtor and work for social change.

My partner and I love spending time with friends, enjoying a walk across town, and hosting travelers from around the world.

Jan Medina purchased this studio in 1992

Why Jan Medina chose San Francisco

I moved from the Mission district to this wonderful 2 unit Edwardian about twenty years ago because it's both quiet and only a few blocks to the center of everything. I love that I can walk to Muni-Metro (which connects to BART) in five minutes and get anywhere easily and quickly -- it's one of the easiest places to catch a bus, train or taxi in SF.

Although street parking is fairly easy, in 2011 we raised our building to put in a three car garage. At that time we built out a new large studio at the garden level.

What makes this studio unique

The Castro is a friendly neighborhood with well cared for classic Victorian and Edwardian buildings, parks, cafes, restaurants, small groceries, shops and the venerable Castro theater. Although it is a flat walk to transportation and Castro street shopping, we have lots of hills nearby with hidden staircases and wonderful views. I often walk to Tartine on Valencia for croissants & coffee or up to Twin Peaks for the views.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(86 traveler reviews)

Sun-Filled Garden Studio in Heart of the City
average rating of 4.976744 based on 86 reviews

This may be my new home away from home when I'm in sf! Loved it.

  • 5 of 5
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Great place. Beautiful!

Nice location.

Studio was very comfortable and clean.

I'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to having you back! Don't forget to ask for the returning guest 10% discount.
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Beatiful garden and functional space

  • 5 of 5
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This is a comfortable, quiet, charming space that is perfect for an individual or a couple. The garden is absolutely gorgeous. The afternoon sun shines in beautifully. You are a short walk from Kite Hill and Corona Heights, so you have tremendous views of the city. The Castro is also a few blocks away, which gives you great restaurants, bars, and nightlife. This is a perfect retreat from a busy, bustling city, but a place that still gives you access to all of those resources.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at Jan's. It is a great place with a great location.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for rest and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a quiet place to unwind after a tiring trip to Asia. The Garden Studio fit the bill perfectly. There was no street noise and the view of the garden was very peaceful. Everything in the studio was as advertised and pictured. The bed was very comfortable and the kitchen and bath were well stocked. After we recovered from jet lag, we spent 3 days touring around the city with our 3-day Muni pass. One bus stop was just steps from the studio. We felt safe returning to the neighborhood on the buses, even late at night. We would recommend this rental to anyone visiting San Francisco.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A relaxing respite from the city

  • 5 of 5
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We enjoyed our stay tremendously at your property. And we appreciated the wine and snack left for us! Your property is beautiful and in a great location of the city. We did not have any problems what so ever with parking. And the shops/restaurants were close enough to walk to. We definitely highly recommend this studio and will look into staying here again when we return to San Francisco. Thank you for your hospitality!

Pat & Jen

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Pat & Jen, We look forward to hosting you again - please remind us when you book that you were previous guests to we can give you that 10% discount. Warm regards, Jan & Wandralee
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Clean, comfortable, and convenient.

  • 5 of 5
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Lovely apt . Very clean and bright. Quiet street, yet an easy walk to restaurants, stores, bakery, parks, and views of city. Public transport also close by. We especially enjoyed the beautiful garden right outside our door and the plentiful supply of good coffee. Would definitely want to stay there again on our next visit to San Francisco.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island, Alcatraz, and Al
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Presido Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Cal Trans
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
101 or 280
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: not necessary

Close to several of SF's hippest neighborhoods including the Castro, Duboce Triangle, Lower Haight, Hayes Valley, Mission Dolores and the Mission, the Fillmore, Civic Center with Opera, Ballet, Symphony etc.. Use one of our bikes to ride to Golden Gate Park or around the city.


Rates & Availability

Eureka Valley Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter rate
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $90
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 14.0%

Cleaning fee is $90. Holiday and event rates may be higher - check with owner. There will be an additional $45 per night fee for a third person or child. Weekly or longer rentals preferred.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Eureka Valley Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 440 sq. ft.
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , The twin mattress is by request.
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) folding foam mattress. Travel crib and child's size cot are also available.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
If there is anything not mentioned that you may need, please ask if we can accommodate your request.

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