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Ralph Vonder Haar

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Renovated North Beach Apartment With Spectacular Roof Deck SF Rental STR-0000727

33 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

2 Bedroom/1 Bath, Sleeps 6, Small Pets Ok, Breathtaking Views Roof Deck

Thank you for your interest in my apartment. The six unit building was completely renovated down to the studs a few years ago. Everything is like new. You get the charm of an original 1908 San Francisco walk up with all the modern conveniences like an tank-less water heater and an in-unit washer/dryer. My unit is on the top (third) floor. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and a bay window with a built in bench from which there are beautiful views of Russian Hill and a quaint little alley reminiscent of the left bank of Paris. The second bedroom has a full size bunk bed and twin trundle that can sleep up to 4 adults and 1 child. All of the bedding, linens, mattresses and pillows are brand new with hypoallergenic and waterproof coverings. Everything is professionally cleaned and sanitized between guests.

The living area features a large comfortable sectional with views of Coit Tower and a full entertainment system that including a 55” flat screen TV with HBO and Showtime, CD player, DVD/Blue Ray player and auxiliary input for iPhone/iPad or other MP3 device. The large, open kitchen has a gas Bertazzoni range and a side-by-side refrigerator with an ice maker. The kitchen is stocked with basic essentials like spices, condiments and coffee so you can make meals at home without having to purchase things that won’t get used up. There is a large counter height dining table on which to enjoy family style meals.

The apartment is equipped with a portacrib, a child's convertible car seat, and stroller if you have a little one.

If you don’t feel like cooking there are literally hundreds of restaurants that will deliver right to the door.

Perhaps the best feature of the apartment is the spectacular private roof deck. With 360 degree views including Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower and the Transamerica Building, you feel like you are on top of the world. The roof deck features a high quality sound system, a dream BBQ, a commercial propane heater and a fire table so you can enjoy the deck even on chilly evenings.

North Beach is one of the best places to stay for a San Francisco vacation. It is walking distance to many of the major tourists attractions like Cable Cars, Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, Chinatown and Lombard Street. And North Beach is a foodie's dream come true with literally hundreds of restaurants and bars including Michelin star-rated Gary Danko’s and the famous 'Saloon' where Tommy Castro recorded his first album.

If you want to venture out of North Beach there are many options for public transportation. The famous Mason/Powell Cable Car and Muni stops are only 1 block away. The beautiful F-Line - impeccably restored vintage trains from around the world (I love the one from Milan) is 4 blocks away. Cabs are plentiful and easily hailed on the street or by phone.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ralph Vonder Haar (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Ralph Vonder Haar

I grew up in the Bay Area and moved to North Beach about six years ago. I'm a VP at a high tech silicon valley company. I love to travel myself and look forward to hosting people in our beautiful city.

Ralph Vonder Haar purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Ralph Vonder Haar chose San Francisco

North Beach is one of the best places to stay San Francisco. It is walking distance to many of the major tourists attractions and it is a foodie's dream come true! North Beach also has a wonderful local culture. Staying in our apartment instead of a tourist hotel down the street you can get the best of both worlds. Right around the corner is Sweeties Art Bar which is generally considered the 'Cheers' of North Beach. The diverse group of regulars range from sailors in their 20's to professionals in their 40's and 50's to retirees. Everyone knows everyone yet newcomers can make friends instantly. There is a list of our other favorite little neighborhood places in the apartment as well.

What makes this apartment unique

The best feature of this apartment is the spectacular roof deck. With 360 views including Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower and the Transamerica Building, you feel like you are on top of the world. Throw in the high quality sound system, a dream BBQ and a glowing fire table and it becomes a little slice of heaven. As you relax with a glass of wine you can hear the clang of cable cars in the distance, the faint bark of sea lions at Pier 39, the forlorn call of the fog horns and the ringing of the church bells at St. Peter and Paul's.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time in SF and the apartment was the perfect base from which to explore the city.  Less than 10 minutes’ walk to Fisherman’s Warf, Coit Tower and Alcatraz ferry boats.  Cable car starts up Powell Street one block away.  Lots of locally-owned restaurants and bars nearby.  Two cafes within a block.  Trader Joes and Safeway within two blocks.  It is an exceptionally convenient location for a visit.



The apartment itself is outstanding.  The kitchen is like new and fully stocked with dishes, pots, pans and utensils.  Our family of four enjoyed hanging out and enjoying a leisurely breakfast in the apartment and not having to dress and head outside.  The bedrooms are nice with plenty of closet/storage space – great views from the master bedroom.  Beds/linens/pillows were fine.  While the second bedroom has bunk beds, they are large double beds and have quality mattresses.  They are not shaky, dorm-type bunk beds. As with the rest of the unit, the bath was quite updated and had plenty of storage space along with ample towels. 



Of course, the rooftop deck is spectacular. Even on chilly days we ventured to the roof for morning coffee beside the fire.  The panorama of the city is quite stunning. 



We rented a car during the duration of our stay.  While it is certainly not necessary (or recommended) to have a car, parking was not an issue while we were there.  I found a spot within one block every time.  That said, it’s a pain to park as those without a permit must move every two hours (and in SF “move” means at least one block) 8am - 8pm and they have street sweeping hours as well.  Sunday is exempt.  Parking is available at the Safeway for $30/day which we used part of the time.



Ryan (owner’s son – the owner was out of town) was helpful and responded very quickly to any inquiry.  Overall, it was a great experience renting 2250 Mason and we hope to do it again sometime.
Dec 2015
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Reviews

5
based on 33 traveler reviews

Renovated North Beach Apartment With Spectacular Roof Deck SF Rental STR-0000727
average rating of 4.969697 based on 34 reviews
Scottsdale, AZ
5

Amazing apartment and location - stay here!

  • 5 of 5

We visited in October, 2015, and loved the apartment and location. Ralph was a generous and helpful host. This trip could not have been better. The apartment has everything you could ever need in a home away from home. We loved the rooftop deck and spent a lot of time up there taking in the views. Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower and Saints Peter and Paul Church are all within view. The location was perfect - we walked to Fisherman's Wharf, the Pier for Alcatraz, and the cable car line. When we go back to San Francisco, we'd love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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U.K.
5

Perfect apartment & location

  • 5 of 5

Just the perfect place to rent from start to finish.

The owners met us punctually & fully explained how to use all the high-spec appliances/gadgets. The apartment has been finished to a very high standard; top-end kitchen, comfortable beds & plenty of space. The roof-top deck with fire-pit was amazing. During our stay, nothing was too much trouble e.g. the hairdryer broke & the owners' immediately replaced it with their own & then bought a new one. The local restuarant recommendations were fantastic. It's a great base from which to explore the city; close to tourist attractions yet still in a quiet part of North Beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Princeton, NJ
5

Perfect for Long Stay in San Francisco

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is better than in the pictures. Of course the roof top deck is amazing but the apartment itself has highest quality fixtures, appliances, and furnishings. Completely set up kitchen and a Safeway and Trader Joe's one block away makes cooking easy. In the flat area of town near bay and can walk to Fisherman Wharf in few minutes or bus lines / trolley lines also very near. Property very well maintained, owner is next door and very helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location to explore San Francisco

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this location with six people (incl 4 kids) for a long weekend and we would recommend this to everybody who wants to visit San Francisco. It's a short walk to popular places like Fisherman's Wharf, Italian District, China Town, Lombard Street, Cable Car. The apartment is complete, very well maintained and contains high quality equipment. Also basics like coffee and sugar is already available. The roof deck with the city view is awesome. We enjoyed staying here and would definitely choose this apartment again when visiting SF.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

BEST LOCATION AND VIEW IN THE CITY HANDS DOWN!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Hands down the best location you will find in the city! The rooftop upstairs is spectacular! Even better than the pictures! From the top you can see a sight from every angle, Coit Tower, Alcatraz Island, St. Peter and Paul church. Fisherman's warf and Pier 39 are both only a 5-10min walk away. Ghiradelli Square, Washington Square, Chinatown, and Little Italy are all within walking distance. We met Ralph the owner upon arrival and he gretted us with a very friendly and warm welcome. Not only was the place spotless for us, even cleaner than a hotel but it was stocked with anything we could have wanted. All dishes are provided, coffee is nicely provided, so is toiletries and laundry detergenet just incase. All the applicances are brand new and it definitely looks modern, like it was just remodled. The only downside is there is only one bathroom but we made it work and it didn't make our stay any less enjoyable. There were six of us and it still felt like plenty of room our entire three night stay. The best feature by far is the rooftop. Spectacular view. Best view in the city HANDS DOWN! We made drinks up there and watched the sunset everynight. We also roasted marshmellows up there. It seriously made our trip! What a perfect way to wind down after a busy day of sighseeing and exploring the city. Ralph even provided blankets up there and with the firepit, it was suprisingly very warm and definitely cozy! We were so impressed with their hospitaltiy. His wife Bethie even had a book she put together with information about the place and also tons of suggestions for good places to eat- they literally thought of everything! We would all definitely recommend this place to stay in fact we would recommend it over any hotel. You can't beat the view, the location and the hospitatliy. Simply wonderful. Makes us want to make a special trip back just so we can stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

BEST LOCATION HANDS DOWN!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Hands down the best location you will find in the city! The rooftop upstairs is spectacular! Even better than the pictures! From the top you can see a sight from every angle, Coit Tower, Alcatraz Island, St. Peter and Paul church. Fisherman's warf and Pier 39 are both only a 5-10min walk away. Ghiradelli Square, Washington Square, Chinatown, and Little Italy are all within walking distance. We met Ralph the owner upon arrival and he gretted us with a very friendly and warm welcome. Not only was the place spotless for us, even cleaner than a hotel but it was stocked with anything we could have wanted. All dishes are provided, coffee is nicely provided, so is toiletries and laundry detergenet just incase. All the applicances are brand new and it definitely looks modern, like it was just remodled. The only downside is there is only one bathroom but we made it work and it didn't make our stay any less enjoyable. There were six of us and it still felt like plenty of room our entire three night stay. The best feature by far is the rooftop. Spectacular view. Best view in the city HANDS DOWN! We made drinks up there and watched the sunset everynight. We also roasted marshmellows up there. It seriously made our trip! What a perfect way to wind down after a busy day of sighseeing and exploring the city. Ralph even provided blankets up there and with the firepit, it was suprisingly very warm and definitely cozy! We were so impressed with their hospitaltiy. His wife Bethie even had a book she put together with information about the place and also tons of suggestions for good places to eat- they literally thought of everything! We would all definitely recommend this place to stay in fact we would recommend it over any hotel. You can't beat the view, the location and the hospitatliy. Simply wonderful. Makes us want to make a special trip back just so we can stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Sweeties Art Bar
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Blue and Gold Fleet
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Presideo Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Caltrain: 700 4th St., San Francisco 94107
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
101 & 280
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
numerous
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Crissy Field, Baker Beach
Car: not necessary

North Beach is the 'Italian' section of SF filled with famous restaurants and bars. Tony's Pizza is the only non-Italian to win pizza making contest in Italy. Gary Danko Restaurant is within walking distance. Washington Square Park is a short walk.

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Rates & Availability

North Beach Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$650
$4,200
$120,000
 
 
Dreamforce
Oct 3 2016 - Oct 6 2016
4 night minimum stay
$4,000
Flat fee
 
 
Fleet Week
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Halloween
Oct 28 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
New Years
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,600
$12,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $100

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
No smoking in apartment. Smoking on roof deck OK.
Small pet OK.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

San Francisco Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shower has waterfall shower head. Soft 100% cotton towels.
  • Hotel-size shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and soap provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 child bed , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed is full size. Trundle bed is twin size.
  • 2 bedroom. Master has great with of Russian Hill 2nd bedroom has full size bunk beds with trundle
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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