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Fabulous Modern Victorian Flat w/ Hot Tub, Yard - 30 day minimum

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath flat Sleeps 4 adults or families up to 5

*Monthly, 30 day rental minimum (exception if less than 30 days are available between bookings)*

*Modern Victorian flat recently and tastefully renovated with all new furnishings, décor and stainless steel appliances: washer, dryer, dishwasher included.

* Bright, spacious and quiet yet centrally located and close to all major public transportation

* Amazingly lush, large and peaceful rear yard with hot tub and gas grill

Welcome to living like a real San Franciscan! We’ve put a lot of love and care into creating a wonderful home away from home for our guests. Our historic 1894 Victorian, containing two separate flats (VRBO Listing 765642 for three bedroom flat), is right in the center of the City, close to the hustle and bustle of one of the most vibrant neighborhoods yet quiet, private and extremely comfortable.

The flat is located just blocks away from the world-famous Castro district, but feels as though you're living in a small village. Quiet and tranquility abound both inside and in the backyard, featuring views of Twin Peaks.

This is the lower floor of the building. The flat is 1,100 square foot (102 square meters), combining original period details with modern amenities and comfort. Featuring TWO spacious bedrooms, one with a king bed and one with two queen beds, this fabulous apartment easily accommodates the single traveler, a couple, or up to five friends or family. This flat is the lower unit in the building, suitable for those with limited mobility with only 7 steps from street to unit.

Rental cost - $5,000.00 per month, plus $250 per month for utilities (water, electric, gas, DIRECTV, wifi, garbage).

Our place is unique in San Francisco because of its large and amazingly lush backyard, professionally designed to maximize outdoor living. You can sun tan on the large wooden deck, meditate by the fountain (emptied of water due to our ongoing drought), or have an al fresco lunch at the eight-seat table. After a long day of sightseeing or shopping, have a cocktail in the yard or indulge in the chemical-free eco friendly hot tub and watch the stars above Sutro Tower.

Maximum occupancy of 4 or 5 adults (depending on unit) or families up to 5 (two adults and up to three children)

Find us on facebook for more pictures - search 'Fab Flat'

Keywords: central, victorian, flat, apartment, condo, castro, san francisco, gay, lesbian, family, friendly, outdoor living, deck, yard, hot tub, fire pit, fountain, pond

More Details

David C.
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2017

About David C.

We're David and Tudor, and we'd be happy to welcome you to our flat! We will do as much as possible to make sure you plan and enjoy your San Francisco vacation in the most efficient way (starting with offering the prime place to stay!). We live just two houses away so we're almost always ready to help out at a moments notice.

One of us is a San Francisco native (a rare species indeed!), giving you an insiders take on the places to go and get the most out of your trip. The other one of us was born in Eastern Europe but moved to California for an opportunity to study here. You can guess which is which when you arrive...

We love to travel the world. When we go someplace new, we like to enjoy great food, discover neighborhoods and shops, and search out the cultural happenings of our vacation destinations. We're happy to pass along our knowledge of San Francisco in these areas (and more) and give you a local's view of the city.

We have rented homes through VRBO for nearly 15 years and always have a great time at the properties we visit. We look forward to welcoming you to San Francisco and the Castro to repay the hospitality we have received over the years!

David C. purchased this condo in 2004

What makes this condo unique

We have lovingly restored our 1894-built Victorian home over the years. We have worked hard to create an urban sanctuary of quiet and ideal outdoor living. You will be hard pressed to find another home in San Francisco, or any other global city, where you feel at peace while being only 5 minutes away from one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the world. The most common remark from our guests? How much they all loved 'coming home' to the flat after a long day of sightseeing and shopping. Come discover for yourself! You won't be disappointed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

You have been gracious hosts, so welcoming and warm, and the flat is most comfortable and tastefully decorated. The time, thought and work in the zenful garden really is apparent. We look forward to returning one day and will always speak of your place in a positive light. Much love and joy. Thank you!
Mar 2012
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The Castro Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Toilet, combination shower/tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Two queen beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , One king bed
  • King size bed (1) Eco memory foam mattress in master bedroom; Queen size beds (2) Eco memory foam mattresses in second bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
outdoor dining, fountain, pond, outdoor speakers; baby bjorn travel crib, baby play mat


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Fabulous Modern Victorian Flat w/ Hot Tub, Yard - 30 day minimum
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Very Nice Stay at Fab Flat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 8 nights and had a very comfortable stay. The location in the Castro was great as it was close to the Muni station, very close to the #33 bus, yet a few blocks away from the busy section in the Castro so the area was very quiet.

We were a family of four and it was nice for our children to each have their own bed in the 2nd bedroom. The beds were VERY comfortable. Yes, the house is an older house, but it is clean and everything worked. About the only thing I could recommend is to move the microwave a bit lower down to one of the counters. Having it on top of the fridge was a bit inconvenient.

Great place and can definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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as promised

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with a fellow traveler for a week right there in/right next to the Castro.

-Hot tub yeah!!

Victorian, beautiful, sooo very charming. Definitely will book again when I m next in this great city

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation ever!!

  • 5 of 5

We were SO pleased with our stay at the Fab Flat; it was above and beyond our expectations!! Our hosts were cordial and accommodating and, although they lived upstairs, we never heard a peep! They were at the ready the few times we needed them, but otherwise, we never knew they were there. The flat is immensely charming and cheerful and had every amenity. It was a pleasure to return at the end of the day of sightseeing to have such a wonderful place to unwind. The gardens and hot tub out back were an absolute oasis. I loved the quiet peacefulness of the neighborhood and it's location just a few blocks away from the restaurants and stores. LOVED it!!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fab flat really is fab!

  • 5 of 5

This gorgeous flat is the entire bottom floor of a renovated house in the colourful Castro district, complete with a private back yard with a soothing water feature and hot tub. The owner is amazing - very friendly and helpful, and the house has everything you need. A short walk from Castro, Noe Valley and the very efficient trams and buses that take you straight down Market St into the centre of SF I couldn't recommend this VRBO property higher.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Book it today!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was a total joy to stay in, from the friendly greeting by David, the no-fuss easy organising, and the absolutely impeccable apartment with hot tub as promised! My only wish is that I could live here forever….book it today, you will not be sorry. I will certainly be hoping to stay here every time I'm in SF. Thanks David! :)

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is a GEM!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was absolutely perfect! The house felt like home the moment we walked in. Very clean and comfortable and spacious. The garden is a beautiful oasis.Quiet neighborhood, but quick walking distance to Muni/ Subway and to restaurants/shops in the Castro. Always found parking. David and Tudor were quick to respond if we had any questions. Lovely hosts.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,500

Downstairs unit (2 bedroom) - $5,500.00 per month, plus $250 utilities
Upstairs unit (3 bedroom) - $6,250.00 per month, plus $250 utilities

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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