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Sandy Farrow

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

Luxurious San Francisco apartment with stunning views

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


San Francisco Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms; 1 bathroom; sleeps 6, city centre

Enjoy Your San Francisco vacation from a 1940s vintage building located in Buena Vista Heights. This vacation home includes two beautiful full floor two bedroom apartments, each with spectacular panoramic views! Both flats have hardwood floors, a fireplace, a deck, a separate dining room, and a complete kitchen. For your enjoyment we also provide high speed wireless internet access, a DVD player, and satellite television with DVR, making this truly a home away from home.

The top floor, CBV#3, features breathtaking San Francisco views from every room. Elegantly furnished, its warm airy environment is uplifting and inspirational. CBV #1 is equally attractive with spacious bedrooms and an arched living and dining room. This unit also has lovely, expansive views.

This vacation rental is in a quiet, residential neighbourhood right in the middle of San Francisco, home to convenient shopping and two quiet parks. There is ample parking on the block and easy access to public transportation allowing you to travel to other parts of the city. Those who wish to explore by foot, the small winding streets in the neighbourhood provide wonderful surprises.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sandy Farrow (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Sandy Farrow

I love San Francisco and sharing my wonderful home with guests visiting our amazing city. Although I grew up in the Midwest, I have spent my adult life living in northern California. I was a teacher in San Francisco for many years. I enjoy travelling the world and therefore love to meet travelers from around all over the planet.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Sandy, Great apartment, great city! We had a lovely time here...amazing views and perfect location, close to everything but quiet and peaceful for recuperating after walking up and down those hills!

You are the perfect host...invisible yet available. We will recommend this apartment to anyone coming to San Francisco.
Jun 2014
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based on 34 traveler reviews

Luxurious San Francisco apartment with stunning views
average rating of 4.529412 based on 43 reviews

Lovely apartment in Corona Heights

  • 4 of 5

I rented this property for three colleagues from the UK who were in San Francisco for four days of meetings. The apartment was ideal for their requirements -- a low-key, quiet place (with fabulous views). Very comfortable and homey. If you are looking for a modern, fully remodeled apartment, look elsewhere; this property has a lived-in feel and in this respect it's very welcoming and offered a great way to experience San Francisco. Interesting neighborhood. Quiet street. Easy and beautiful walking down the hill to the Castro and Mission in one direction, to Cole Valley, the Haight and the Golden Gate Park in the other. I look forward to renting again and will recommend it to friends and others coming in from out-of-town.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet retreat with terrific view

  • 5 of 5

We visit SF occasionally to visit our family and have stayed in various rental properties around the Buena Vista area. This last visit we stayed at Sandy's third floor unit. It is in a quiet neighborhood steps away from puplic transportation. The apartment is spacious, clean and well furnished. The beds were comfortable, the towels thick and the kitchen adequately stocked with essentials. We slept well and had lots of room to entertain our grandson. The unit sits high on a hillside and has a wonderful deck in the back with stunning views of Sutro tower, Twin Peaks, Mission district and the Bay. On our future visits to SF we hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Gorgeous Comfy home with STUNNING view

  • 5 of 5

Wow!! We had such a wonderful time staying at this stunning home. Super comfy living room, well equipped kitchen, charming accents and decor detail, very comfortable beds with plenty of closet storage and room to stretch out. Our 7 and 10 year old enjoyed all the space, the many tv channels, and dining at home instead of every meal out. Our husband and I went completely "ga ga" over the view- holy moly!! Best view I have ever experienced in San Francisco, with a beautiful balcony equipped with a table and chairs for our happy our wine, cheese and crackers. I can't express enough how much we adored the view. The location was far enough away from the hectic part of the city, but still just a breeze down the hill to get back to the action. I highly recommend for a family, or a couple that wants to relax, stretch out and enjoy a view that is an unbeatable. Sandy was super responsive with booking questions, and followed up upon arrival to make sure all was well. Do yourself a favor and book with Sandy for this great home next time you are in SF!! Thanks Sandy, we will be back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thank you for the vacation of a lifetime.

  • 5 of 5

My son and I went to San Francisco a few weeks ago for a long anticipated vacation. I have always stayed in hotels on vacation, but my friends told me it was time to try something different. This apartment was perfect! The location was convenient to everything and there was always off street parking available. We were even walking distance from many of the sites. The decor is charming, the bedrooms were spacious and comfortable and the panoramic views from the bedrooms were spectacular. It really is nice to have a kitchen, a living room with a TV, a dining room and washer/dryer. We didn't have to eat out every meal, and my son could stay home and order a pizza and watch the basketball playoffs. The saddest moment was having to leave. I told the owner "don't make me go back to Houston". My dream is to go back to San Francisco and see all the sites we missed...and I would definitely want to stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Wonderful Find SIX Stars

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place—it certainly was a real “Home Away” and exceeded our expectations. The view was magnificent! The furnishings were attractive, comfortable and functional. In short, this was a terrific apartment and location, with everything we needed for our 2+ week stay, and I cannot suggest any improvement.

We came to visit family (including young grandchildren) who live two blocks away. The neighborhood was quiet, safe and very central; we went all over the city by public transportation and auto—taking grandchildren to friends’ homes, school, and activities . Parking was surprisingly easy and available. Public transportation was an easy downhill walk to Market Street and the Castro, and even the walk back uphill was not too strenuous (we are both in late 70’s). A park/playground was about five minutes’ walk away.

The deck beckoned for morning coffee and afternoon reflection, and we ate uncrowded dinners in a spacious dining room that could easily seat eight. The kitchen was complete with utensils, a large two-door refrigerator-freezer, coffee-masker, toaster, and microwave oven. We appreciated the sundries and kitchen supplies provided (including a great assortment of herbs and spices) that allowed us to cook interesting meals, not just order in.

Wifi worked consistently well. All spaces were very brightly lit, with dimmers to control the intensity of lighting. The in-apartment thermostat allowed us to control temperature, especially during some cold mornings. Linens and towels, hair dryer and iron were more than adequate. The washer and dryer were always available (no coins needed). The apartment was quiet. We never heard the renters downstairs, and they said they did not hear us walking around upstairs or the louder voices of grandchildren who visited for meals, play, and sleep overs.

Of course, the breathtaking fantastic view is a real plus—day or night, and especially during the holidays.

The only caveat is stairs. There are two flights (not steep) to the upper apartment but not good for someone who has difficulty walking.

Sandy Farrow was extremely personable and helpful throughout.

We anticipate returning frequently.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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One star just to get your attention, please read carefully if you are considering staying here

  • 1 of 5

First of all this is not a "one star" review. I did that so that it would grab your attention so you would read this. This place is as advertised by the listing and the other reviews except I disagree that it truly "sleeps six." The listing is actually for two different properties if you haven't figured that out. We stayed in #3 which is the one on the top floor. The deck is off of the bedroom and the views are as amazing as you might imagine. Another review referred to the dated furniture and furnishings and that is true. This is not a newly remodeled, five star hotel resort. The furniture was comfy and the kitchen and bath were adequate. The TV in the living room is never and plenty big. We stayed here with our 12 and 7 year old and their godparents. We parked the car the first day and never moved it. We got a MUNI pass and used public transportation exclusively. It is approximately half a block to the nearest bus stop. From there you can get down to Market Street and go anywhere in the city with no problem. The neighborhood was extremely peaceful.

What I wanted to draw your attention to was the sleeping accommodations. For our stay and our kids it was great. They slept on what the owner calls a futon. It was a foldable mat that is stored in a closet and we brought it out for the kids to sleep on. For them it was fine but I was surprised not to find a futon. Before writing this review I emailed the owner to suggest that she amend her description because in my opinion the mat would be insufficient for an adult. The description says it sleeps six and if we had shown up with six adults, two of them would have been very disappointed that they had to sleep on the mat. The owner responded to me that she had "lived in Japan and that is what they call a futon in Japan, it was bought in Japantown." I replied that most of the population hasn't lived in Japan and would have a different expectation for what a futon was. She was a bit confrontational in her tone. If you read a couple of other reviews that she replied to you may see that. We also had to buy more toilet paper so plan ahead.

If you are traveling with kids or only four people then this place was great. If you have six people then beware of the sleeping mat for guests #5 and 6. I expect her to respond to this and flame me for writing what I wrote or try to explain but this review is for other travelers and not for the owner. Knowing what you are paying for ahead of time is critical when traveling.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I do have two apartments at this location and when this guest called me, I explained that the other apartment was a more suitable space for six persons because it is slightly larger and has a futon couch, rather than a traditional futon, which is the additional sleeping surface in the apartment in which he resided. He was very insistent about wanting the upper apartment and said they would be fine with the slightly smaller space and the amenities as described. Therefore, I am somewhat mystified by this review.
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Nearest Airport
19 Kilometres
San Francisco International
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Cal Train
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Highway 101
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Ocean Beach
Car: not necessary

At Casa Buena Vista you are right in the heart of world famous San Francisco. Walk out the door and in a few minutes you can be at countless restaurants or quaint shopping streets. The subway will whisk you downtown in 10 minutes, and the nearby streetcar will provide a leisurely ride to the famous Embarcadero, Pier 39, and Fisherman's Wharf.

If you want to travel outside the City by car, the direct highway arteries are close and convenient. Sausalito, Napa Valley, Santa Cruz, and Monterey are all viable day trips.


Rates & Availability

Buena Vista Apartment Rental Rates

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Jun 15 2016 - Sep 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $300
cleaning fee $95

Rental rates apply to four persons. Additional $25 per person per night charge to maximum of six. $90 cleaning fee per stay. Ask about late booking specials.Deposit required for pets.

Payment can be made by bank transfer of funds; credit card through Paypal; personal check in US money orders. 50% is due upon booking with the balance due 30 days before arrival. Guest pays 50% of paypal fees, 1.5%-2.0%.

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San Francisco Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • In addition to the two beds there is also a portable futon which will sleep two additional persons in CBV#3; a portable futon and a futon couch in CBV#1
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Parking is available on my block with no restrictions.

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