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Mike & Amy

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

European Comfort, Cable Car In Front, Walk To Union Square

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Apartment In The Heart Of Sf , 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath

Best location for your visit to San Francisco. Enjoy the convenience of an easy walk to Financial District, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, Union Square, the theater District, or just simply take the Cable Car.

This is the ideal place to have the quintessential experience of living like a local in San Francisco. Have a nice cup of coffee in the morning with the Cable Car bell sound outside your window. Explore the many famous sites around the city, then come home to a quiet evening. The use of 2 transit cards are included to make exploring the city easier.

The apartment has been recently renovated to luxury standard with new kitchen, bathroom; Granite kitchen counter, hardwood floor through out.

The apartment is located on the 3rd floor of a 4 story building. It is quiet and conveniently located. You will have a great night of sleep on the queen sized beds with 800 thread count sheets.

The living room is furnished with comfortable leather sofa, that can be pull out to a queen size bed, as well as a 50' flat screen.

The dining area is furnished with a table for 4.

The kitchen is stocked with cooking pots, pans and utensils, as well as basic spices.

Two full bathrooms with shower.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mike & Amy (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Mike & Amy

I love San Francisco. I grew up here. I enjoy taking a bike ride or run, and eating at our great local restaurants.

Mike & Amy purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Mike & Amy chose San Francisco

It is centrally located. You can walk every where, or take public transit. Our world famous cable car is just right outside of the building.

What makes this apartment unique

Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf, Financial District are all within an easy 20 minutes walk, or take the Cable Car.


based on 32 traveler reviews

European Comfort, Cable Car In Front, Walk To Union Square
average rating of 4.75 based on 32 reviews

Great Location in the Heart of the City

  • 5 of 5

I rented this unit after my reservation on another online rental site cancelled our reservation at the last minute. I was traveling to San Francisco for a business conference, and decided to bring my family (wife, mother, and son) to make a partial vacation out of my trip. I selected this unit after reading the reviews on VRBO, even though it cost a bit more than I wanted to spend on accommodations for the trip. Upon arriving to the unit, we had no trouble accessing the building with the owner's instructions. Similar to another reviewer's experience, the smell in the lobby was somewhat off-putting (moth balls, maybe?), but once we accessed the unit, the smell disappeared. My first impressions of the unit was that it was small but clean, and had new, high-end finishes and appliances. The 2 clipper cards provided by the owner were put to good use on the cable cars, street cars, and buses (although note that they do NOT work on the ferries from Tiburon or Sausalito - you still need to buy tickets for those). By far, the best thing about this unit was its location. It was within walking distance to Chinatown and North Beach, and a short cable car or bus ride to the Financial District (where my conference was located). The location alone makes this unit well worth its price. The owner (Mike) was helpful and communicative throughout our stay. He quickly delivered a coffee maker to us upon request, and promptly responded to all of my texts. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect apartment!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very up to date, with newly renovated bathrooms as Mike described. The beds were very comfortable; this is important to me because I'm a light sleeper. The location is really terrific (if you don't mind hills!) and public transportation by cable car or muni bus is very accessible. We really appreciated that Mike left a transit card for our usage so rides were free. My only quibble was the wifi was practically nonexistent when we were there. As a result we used up all the data in our plan and our sons are now driving cross country (from CA to NJ) and need the data. Mike did give us another wifi address and that helped a little. Also, bedrooms have no mirrors - only the bathrooms do which is a bit inconvenient. This is easily rectified, however. Speaking of bathrooms, two bathrooms are a huge plus! Also, we really appreciated how Mike was flexible with check in and check out times. The apartment really deserves the 5 star rating I gave it and I would stay there again! It's really quite lovely and perfect for a stay in SF - close to little Italy and Chinatown and it's possible to walk to the Marina. Views on the street are beautiful.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The most wonderful VRBO we have ever stayed in. The owner is immediately available & assisted us with technical problems with the fridge & TV, (due to our lack of technical savvy, not a problem with the appliances). The Cable car stop is in front of the condo. The greatest bonus is the included transit passes. A single bus/rail trip is $2.25 & single cable car ride is $7. We used this on a daily basis, combining rail, bus & trolly multiple times. The central location allowed us to explore every neighborhood, with ease. It's so close to Fisherman's Wharf that we went there frequently. The condo is well appointed with high end appliances, washer & dryer, TV, Netflix, wifi, well stocked with paper towel, Kleenex, spices, even umbrellas & ponchos, (which we fortunately didn't need). The bed is very comfortable with high end linens. The 2 bathrooms are totally updated, with great water pressure & plenty of towels, even a hair dryer. The condo is very clean & very quiet. The only negative is 2 very long flights of stairs, but we are in our mid-60s & managed to get our luggage up & down. It was so worth that slight negative. It would not be appropriate for "elderly" or disabled persons. Thank you, Mike & Amy. Your condo is wonderful.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well equipped apartment in convenient, central location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 8 nights and were delighted with the standard, cleanliness and peacefulness of the accommodation (the floors are impressively solid). The extra fold-down bed proved both useful and comfortable as there were four adults in our party. The washer and dryer were brilliant and much appreciated, not to mention the ice-dispenser built into the fridge. Netflix was also a boon and used by us every night. The location is great being on the border between Nob Hill and Chinatown, so close to lots of restaurants and only 10 minutes walk from the famous City Lights bookshop. Mike the owner was very helpful both before and during our stay, answering all our questions patiently and efficiently and even accommodating our suitcases after we checked out on the last day, as we were departing on an evening flight. It is hard to find any negatives, but a lid on the kitchen bin would have been useful, an extra duvet cover and perhaps some additional plates, mugs and glasses to avoid having to run the dishwasher every day. These are minor niggles, however, compared to the significant contribution this accommodation made towards a most enjoyable holiday.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable modern apartment in interesting part of town

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of 4 (teenage son and daughter) and stayed in this apartment in January. It is in a very good location - the Powell-Mason cables cars pass through the front of the building while the Powell-Hyde cable cars stop just around the corner . It is located in Chinatown, and we found it interesting to experience the buzz while walking around the area. There are also lots of restaurants nearby. It is close to Union Square and all the shops at the end of Powell street. The apartment is quite spacious, newly refurbished and equipped with all the amenities we need. The washing machine and dryer work well and convenient to have. The apartment is located on the second floor of the building and there is no elevator, so just be aware you have to carry your luggages up two flights of stairs. We didn't mind this. The owner was always prompt to attend to any queries we had. I will definitely recommend this apartment to friends and family who maybe visiting San Francisco.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place in the middle of the city

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was beautiful, clean and have high quality appliances. They also have Netflix and three wifi available for you to use. It is close to everything. It's either you catch the taxi or walk to the city or pier. Quiet building and safe area

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Nob Hill Apartment Rental Rates

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Mar 11 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $90
Tax Rate 14.0%

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San Francisco Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Has vanity sink
    Master Bath, #1 - toilet , shower , has vanity sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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