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Jennifer Solomon

Member since: 1996
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Speaks: english, spanish

Elegant & Best Nob Hill Property!

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 180 nights


San Francisco Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-5)

Three charming, furnished, one-bedroom flats located in picturesque 1906 Edwardian home.


Great location right at the top of Nob Hill. Close to restaurants, shopping on Union Square, China Town, Fisherman's Wharf, Cable Cars, super easy for public transportation. Leave your car at home!

I am currently only renting for 30 day periods as I have a pending application for a variance is in front of the Planning Department in San Francisco. Monthly rentals have a different application process and much higher security deposit. The monthly rates differ for each flat.

Normally my prices are as follows:

2nd and top floors include parking with some vehicle type restrictions.

First-floor walk up is French-style with a lovely remodeled kitchen and oak parquet floors throughout, light and airy, blue and white theme.

Second-floor flat is traditional, slightly larger with a work alcove, bay windows, and antique fir floors. Colors mostly Burgandy and beige. Bedroom blue and beige.

The dramatic, top-floor flat is elegant in beige and black (traditional/contemporary) with a large, private, newly rebuilt roof deck with wrought iron railing and penthouse room with superb views of the city, Coit Tower, Pyramid Building and Bay Bridge. Prints from the chalcography in Paris, oils by Marylin Sommers, and a lovely collection of vintage and new lithographs.

All flats have, quiet, light and airy bedrooms facing the back of the property with queen-size beds, double-size sofa beds in the living rooms, and twin cots, fireplaces, wood floors, well-equipped kitchens, and laundry access .Parking is available in the building with the rental of the top and second floor flats subject to some vehicle type restrictions.

Property is in the best Nob Hill location, one-half block to Grace Cathedral, less than two blocks to the Huntington, Mark Hopkins, and Fairmont Hotels. Walk or cable car to the financial district, Union Square, China town or North Beach. Located on a quiet, one block, long street (Pleasant Street) convenient to many restaurants, neighborhood markets, dry cleaners, cable car stops, and bus lines.

Due to height of the roof deck, first and second floor flats are best for families with children. 'San Francisco with Children' books, children's books, and games are in these units.

Please, no wedding receptions, corporate entertaining, or large celebrations or gatherings in the building. Please note that should you rent this property you agree with the property rental rules: no smoking inside/no pets allowed on the premises.

Please note that availability on the rental calendar may mean that only one of the flats is available. Since we are not able to set up 3 calendars we have only indicated when all 3 flats are taken. My calendar is usually up to date.

Keywords: Three Full-Floor Flats

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jennifer Solomon (Owner)
Member since: 1996
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Speaks: english, spanish

About Jennifer Solomon

After spending my adult years living on a sheep farmlett in Sebastopol and raising my family and coming often to San Francisco got the travel bug and found an opportunity for change so change happened.

Have travelled often to Argentina, a random place where strange things always happen. Enjoy the wonderful, interesting international people who come annually to Argentina to immerse themselves in the energetic activities, diverse landscape, and for me the tango and Folkdance culture.

I have always loved dancing. Now that my children are super responsible adults, it has been possible to pursue dance on a more intense level. Since a bit of college in Spain, living in a Spanish speaking country had been my desire. I was invited in January 2009 to BsAs to help teach Lindy Hop, specifically Balboa, at a Lindy Hop Festival. Went tango dancing one night and got completely hooked during a tanda of Calo, a composer of romantic tangos. A tanda is a group of 3-4 songs with some type of commonality that one dances with one partner. Tango either speaks to you or not, what we dance is not show tango that people usually think of but a more personal and intimate dance connection.

It is a pleasure to be able to live a bit of a gypsy lifestyle and travel to cities where I also dance, managing the rentals all day and tango dancing all night, literally. Sleep sometimes suffers. The past two years though, must say, have spent more time in California, have computer will travel.

Love to cook so every rental kitchen is fully equipped. Hiking, skiing, decorating, design work and music are also my passions. Read a lot more before tango but still find time for at least a book a month. Suggestions are welcome!

In order to keep things running smoothly I spend time in each unit to make sure that all is in good repair.

Many return guests are now friends which is rewarding.

Jennifer Solomon purchased this apartment in 1993

Why Jennifer Solomon chose San Francisco

When looking for this property I wanted something with a view to share with others who come to visit San Francisco. When I found this building I fell in love with the location, central but on a quaint and quiet street, the sound of the cable cars and the thoughtful design of the spaces. The property has been given historical preservation status by the city of San Francisco being a prime example of typical construction for multi-unit housing around the turn of the century. Each owner has updated it a bit, fortunately, always in keeping with the vintage feel and with an appreciation for the history of the area. It is my belief that I have owned this property longer than any of the previous owners.

Have always loved entertaining and this is a way to share my love for San Francisco with others and make sure that they have the optimum housing experience during their visit.

What makes this apartment unique

Staying in one of my apartments is much more like living in San Francisco. There is less pressure and hassle than a standard hotel and one gets to know a neighborhood better shopping in the local mini markets and stores. The location is the very best in San Francisco for getting around with or without a car and we are very central to public transportation and walking distance to most tourist destinations. I recommend that you skip the car and just rent for a day or two when you want to explore outside the city.

Over the years many rental clients have become good friends and return each year to the same apartment or house. Being the host to these return guests is the most rewarding part of my job. I have also enjoyed hosting many opera singers, artists, nice families that want to have a more homey experience in San Francisco, families where a family member is facing a health challenge and needs a secure homey environment, couples going through fertility treatments, ice skating rink managers in for a season, local San Franciscans displaced due to remodels or repair work on their own homes as well as many of my neighbors parents and family members, rather a second bedroom for the neighborhood. I take the responsibility of my visitors vacation/family time seriously.

Guestbook comments from the owner

By: Peter and Jacqui Stiling

We stayed in the middle flat in June 2004. We had a wonderful time. The apartment is situated in a very convenient area with an easy walk to ChinaTown and Tram connections. It is also surprisingly quiet for being in the center of a city. The apartment is very tastefully decorated with a comfortable setting. It was also very convenient to have access to the garage. There were plenty of towels and kitchenware for a family a five and the facilities for laundry were excellent. Jennifer was extremely pleasant to work with and made the whole process very easy. We would definitely recommend to our friends to rent this accommodation and return to it ourselves. Thank you.
Apr 2007
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based on 38 traveler reviews

Elegant & Best Nob Hill Property!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 46 reviews

Best location with great view !

  • 5 of 5

We had Jennifer top floor during September and had a great time there! Best location, close to everywhere, we were able to walk to lots of places ( china town, down town, Lombard street , little Italy and more ) . The apartment itself is very clean and has everything you need. And most of all having a parking is big big plus ! The view from top floor is stunning and very romantic !

I highly recommend this beautiful apt !

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took a road trip from Oklahoma to San Marcos, CA; San Francisco; coming back through the Grand Canyon; and then back home. Parking was a little tight in the garage for us only because we aren't used to that sort of "tandem" parking but we had no problems with it. We spoke to the other tenant at the time and let them know our schedule and when we would need the car, and they did the same for us. It allowed us to be parked in the right position for the garage. We only pulled the car out when we went to Muir Woods and used UBER the rest of the time -- which I would HIGHLY recommend as your way around SF after you have done the cable car a time or two just to say you have done it. We spent our time in San Francisco in the lower-floor flat. It was so perfect! Felt like we just blended into the city. Great location! Jennifer was very responsive whenever I had a question leading up to our trip. I would definitely recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tasteful, cozy and clean, terrific neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This property is very true to the images that you see. The views from the top unit are great. Tastefully furnished and cozy, the condo is well stocked (the owner thoughtfully provides all initial basic supplies including shampoos, soap, etc.) Located in a terrific upscale neighborhood of Nob Hill, walking distance to almost all main attractions and if not Uber rides are pretty inexpensive. Great little local restaurant/cafe seconds away (put your name on the list if you can, gets busy) and a small neighborhood gourmet grocery store 1.5 blocks away where they cook something fresh every night if you you'd like to eat in. The owner is very nice, might take a little time to get back to you but always replies back when it matters quickly. Staying here made us get a real feel for SF, a beautiful City that it is! Would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mechanicsburg, PA

An Argentine in SF

  • 5 of 5

Jennifer was quite responsive in accomodating my wife and I due to a last minute change of plans with another owner. We were fortunate to have the third floor for an extended period. Everything was as good - or better than - promised. Great views to the North and East from the roof top deck. Being an older wooden house, we were prepared for at least some noise from the lower floors. Surprisingly, there was little noise in spite of both being occupied. The neighborhood was quiet too. As an upscale area, it doesn't have a lot of bars and consequently it's safe to wander about later at night. While we used taxis frequently, we probably should have investigated using the many Ride/Share programs operating in SF. We loved walking in the City and found most everything charming in some fashion or other. All and all, the third floor unit was nicely decorated, comfortable and well furnished.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing your experience at the flat. It was a lot of fun working with you and your wife and sharing travel stories and life on the phone and via email. Next time I hope that we can meet in person. Would love to have you back. Keep enjoying life! Jennifer
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Pleasant stay in a calm neighbourhood

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for two weeks on the first floor (European) of the apartment. The host was very responsive in handling my inquiry. She also gave a very detailed and clear direction on how to enter the apartment.

The apartment itself is in a quiet, clean, safe, and hilly neighbourhood. We personally liked the area, but I could imagine some people may want more colourful and lively quarter. Public transport is very accessible. There are two groceries just around the corner.

The photographs give good indication about what the apartment looks like. Everything works well, except the hairdryer, but the host was very helpful in finding the replacement.

The host also refunded the guarantee money promptly.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, Canada

Best Nob Hill Property

  • 5 of 5

We had an enjoyable stay in the second floor apartment. It was clean and very spacious. the location was close to the cable cars and in a very nice neighbourhood. It is in a very central to many attractions. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, etc. We would definitely return but think the apartment with the roof top deck would be great particularly if the weather is good. We noticed a lot of decks in the area. The Nob Hill Cafe is very good both for eat in and take out. Also the Whole Foods is a short cable car away - we stocked up on supplies.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Too many to list
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Pier 39
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nob Hill Cafe
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Baker Beach
Car: not necessary

Fitness Center (in Fairmont or Huntington Hotels), Wonderful New Spa and Pool in Huntington Hotel


Rates & Availability

Nob Hill Apartment Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
180 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

2nd floor Bay Window Flat $215 per night, $1,550 per week, $300 security deposit, 14% occupancy tax.

Top floor Two Story View Flat with private Roof Top Deck $350 per night, $400 security deposit, 14 % occupancy tax

Parking included with some vehicle restrictions with 2nd and top floor flats. Holiday rates may be higher. Check for rates.

1st pymt-25% rent +sec dep in 2-7. Final pymt 1 month before arrival. Arrival within 1 month full amount due. Wire, personal US$ ck with time to clear, cash, cashier's check.

We have had problems with credit cards and online bookings/payment. Personal checks with time to clear, wire transfers, bank checks and pay pal with fee. US$ I am the owner of the property and this is a real property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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San Francisco Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin cot, (1) Porta crib/play pen available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double sofa bed, double air mattress
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Classic San Francisco Edwardian, Built 1906 and a designated significant architectural resource by the San Francisco Planning Department.

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