North Beach Hideaway - 3bd & 1ba

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States

Whether you are in San Francisco for sight-seeing, work or visiting friends and family, you will appreciate having a home-away-from-home that is incredibly located.

Your host, Sara
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Whether you are in San Francisco for sight-seeing, work or visiting friends and family, you will appreciate having a home-away-from-home that is incredibly located.

The Space


* 3 bedroom (or 2 bedrooms + Living room)
* Central! Perfect location for work or adventure
* At the intersection of North Beach (Little Italy) and Chinatown
* Minutes from Fisherman's Wharf, Union Station & Downtown
* Kitchen & dining for 6
* Living room with flat screen TV (web-enabled for Hulu Plus, Netflix, etc. but not with broadcast tv or cable)
* Quiet bedrooms with comfortable beds
* 1 bathroom with shower/tub
* Wonderful decor
** Prices include 15% San Francisco Hotel Tax


* Beach Blanket Babylon - 2 minute walk
* Coit Tower & Telegraph Hill - 10 min walk
* Transamerica Building & Financial District - 10 min walk
* Fisherman’s Warf & Ghirardelli Square - 15 min walk
* Alcatraz Ferry & Pier 39 - 15 min walk
* Lombard Street - 15 min walk
* Exploratorium - 15 min walk
* Ferry Building & Embarcadero Center - 20 min walk
* Union Square & Downtown Shopping - 15 min walk
* SFMOMA and Yerba Buena Center - 20 min walk
* Moscone Convention Center - 25 min walk

Bike across the Golden Gate Bridge or watch the phenomenal Bay Lights on the Bay Bridge (the world’s largest LED light sculpture, 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet high) from Pier 7!


The North Beach Hideaway is the second floor of a building constructed in 1907 after the San Francisco earthquake and fires of 1906.

Amidst an abundance of restaurants, cafés, bars and markets, you'll be able to have your own private space, your own hiding place, your own comfortable home - The North Beach Hideaway.

Step inside the building, go up a staircase to the front door. Once it's opened, in front of you is a hallway. There are 3 rooms to your left along this hallway and 2 closets on the right. Open the door to the first room. It can be a set up as living room in which you lounge, unwind, and converse. Or it can be set up as a private bedroom if you would prefer, with the couch converted to a queen bed with a memory foam topper. Given that this is a separate room with a door, this bedroom enjoys the same privacy as the other two. The second room down the hall has a brand new, queen-sized, eco-friendly memory foam Keetsa mattress – the Tea Leaf Supreme. The third room has a queen-sized pillow top mattress and striking red-orange bed frame - slightly reminiscent of the Golden Gate Bridge.

At the end of the hall is a sun-filled kitchen and dining area. The kitchen has a gas range and oven, full-sized fridge, and various kitchen tools to make home-cooked meals. (Whether you check out the abundance of produce markets around the corner in Chinatown, gather cheeses and meats from Molinari Delicatessen on Columbus, grab some organic produce on Grant Ave a few blocks away, or choose to walk to Trader Joes or Safeway - you are surrounded by delicious ingredients!) The dining table as pictured is set for 4 but has seating for 6. The bright dining area is a wonderful place to enjoy some coffee and breakfast before heading out for the day. Or feel free to convert the dining table to a work space, and take advantage of the litany of restaurants, cafes and bars in all directions!!

As mentioned above, this is a 1907 building and has some unique features that have been added over the last 100 years. Walk through the kitchen to a small room with windows to the ceiling. This converted porch was once used for drying clothes and now has the bathroom sink and vanity. Through another door is the bathroom with a toilet and shower/bath. This may not be your usual bathroom experience, but you are visiting San Francisco after all and will get a glimpse of the historic nature of SF homes.


We are privileged to give guests the experience of belonging in San Francisco. We want people to feel special, important and taken care of. The homes are cleaned and prepared by people who deeply appreciate your presence. We are grateful to be of service.

We recently purchased the building that includes the North Beach Hideaway. We also own the Mission Treehouse ( and manage other short-term rental properties around the city. We are passionate about designing beautiful homes for visitors and taking excellent care of our guests.

The Neighborhood


"North Beach is that rare thing -- a neighborhood that manages to be a perennial hit with tourists, and also to remain beloved by San Franciscans. It's best known as San Francisco's Little Italy, with its high density of check-clothed ristorantes, caffes and Old World delicatessens. It's also a popular pilgrimage for fans of the Beat movement seeking the old haunts of Kerouac and Ginsberg. However, North Beach is no relic, and it has much to offer beyond pasta and poetry.

This vital neighborhood is home to some of the liveliest nightclubs and bars in town. Small boutiques carrying handmade clothing and imported goods dot the streets, particularly on upper Grant Avenue. Though Italian restaurants appear to dominate the dining scene, there are plenty of other good spots to try once you've had your fill of lasagna, with menus featuring Japanese, French and contemporary fusion cuisine. City Lights, original publisher of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl," is still one of the best bookstores in San Francisco, and founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti can sometimes be seen strolling the neighborhood. Then there's Broadway, buzzing with neon and strip clubs and adding an incongruous dash of sleaze to all the culture and history.

Part of the old Barbary Coast, North Beach is steeped in the past -- Grant Avenue itself is the oldest street in San Francisco. In the early days, North Point docks served as a gateway for immigrants from South America, Europe and the Australian penal colonies. It wasn't until the late 1800s that thousands of Italians made the area their stronghold and turned it into the local Latin Quarter. The Italian-American community can also be credited in part with protecting the neighborhood against the fire that swept the city after the 1906 earthquake. According to legend, some enterprising residents cracked open the barrels of red wine in their cellars and saved their houses by draping them with wine-soaked blankets. In more recent history, North Beach has produced some notable people, including baseball great Joe DiMaggio, who moved there at the age of one and grew up in a flat at Valparaiso and Taylor. Former San Francisco mayor Joseph Alioto was born in North Beach.

Whether prowling for historic landmarks, sampling house-roasted espressos, shopping, clubbing, or chowing down, you'll find North Beach has plenty to offer for both a leisurely afternoon visit and a night on the town. Take a detour off the main drag of Columbus and you're likely to run across some unexpected treasure of a shop, restaurant or spectacular view."

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Getting around

A word to the wise: avoid driving if possible, or plan to use a parking garage, as street parking in the area is notoriously scarce. Instead, try taking one of the three major bus lines (#15, #30 and #45) or two Cable Car lines that pass through the neighborhood.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $1995 /week
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $150
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We found Sara to be very helpful. The accommodation was exactly what we wanted and the location was perfect. We couldn't find fault with any of it. A great base for exploring San Francisco

    June 2014
  • I can't agree more with the opinions about Sara and her apartment. Everything was easy from the beginning. Sara was really friendly and attentive, she gave us a lot of tips and the list about things we need to know. (Including detailed parking info). The place was super clean and perfect for 4 people.

    We liked the location, there are a lot of good restaurants, as well as bars, right next door.

    Sara kept in contact before and during our stay every time we needed her. I would highly recommend this place.


    June 2014
  • The host (Sara) very quickly responded to all of my emails. She offered us the option of dropping off our luggage before check-in, gave us advice on parking locations, and warned us of a little noise from a city construction project at the neighboring parking lot. The place was clean, comfortable, and ideally located - perfect for our family of 6. There are many restaurants in the neighborhood. It is also on the northernmost part of Chinatown, where we found a lot of fresh fruit and vegetable stores for stocking our kitchen. The listing was accurate. We used the living room as a bedroom for our boys. They loved the surprise that Netflix worked on the TV. The alley entrance to the place was a little hard to find at first and seemed a little sketchy, but it's right nearby a police station, so we felt safe.

    June 2014
  • It was a nice stay in San Francisco again, the apartment was super clean and the host is amazing! :) Thank you Sara!

    June 2014
  • Thanks for having us Sara. Great location, not far from north beach or the fishermans wharf area, right on the edge of China Town. Walkable to most places inc. union square. 3 of us stayed so the front room was made up into a bed to create 3 bedrooms. Kitchen with all the utensils to cook. Key pickup was easy.

    May 2014
  • Place was nice, centrally located. Sara was very responsive and accommodating.

    May 2014
  • The location was absolutely perfect!!! There is everything you need around ( nice restaurants..)we enjoyed our stay at Saras apartment so much and Sara was such a perfect host! We would definately come again.

    May 2014
  • I stayed here with my family of 6. Nice and comfortable place and is within walking distance to restaurants and places of interests. Sara gave plenty of information of the place, so there were no surprises.

    May 2014
  • We had a fantastic time! The place was in a great location, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. The hosts provided a ton of details beforehand, step by step instructions on how to get in to the unit, where to find everything we need, how to leave the place. It was cozy for 6 people but it was perfect for what we needed. Would definitely stay here again!

    May 2014
  • Fantastic place for a big family!

    Great location: it's right in between Little Italy and Chinatown, the best restaurants are just a block away. Pier 39 was just a 15 minute walk away. The Hop-on/Hop-off bus tours stop a block away too (near Washington Park).

    Homey, beautiful, large apt: 2 bedrooms with a living room that can be converted to a bedroom connected by a long corridor leading to the kitchen and bathroom areas.

    Kind host: Sara was so friendly and helpful, she made us feel right at home.

    March 2014
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I love people... truly I adore meeting people, hearing about their lives, and making a difference for others. Being able to provide clean, lovely and stylish homes to guests is deeply fulfilling to me. It is an honor to have the opportunity to be hospitable. Even if most of my communication is with the individual reserving the home, I know that I am taking care of them so that they may take care of the other members in their group - whether that is three generations of a family or a group of friends or a team of coworkers. I live in San Francisco and offer a whole home to guests that I also own. In addition, I help some dear friends and family by providing guest services for homes that they own. I have always been passionate about providing wonderful customer service - even when I was a babysitter or worked in retail as a teenager. The home owners I help appreciate my passion and want people who stay in their homes to feel cared for and loved by me. All of my activities - such as responding swiftly to questions, fulfilling special requests, and providing neighborhood information to guests - are intended create a positive experience. For clarification, taking care of guests is at times a team effort. So you may read reviews that mention other people's names who are (or have been) part of my excellent team. Being able to provide a whole home - not just beds, but a kitchen and communal living space - especially inspires me. Recently, parents with their 5 young children stayed at one of my homes. I came by to drop off some extra items and got to watch the father play with the baby and see the other kids in their footie pjs piled up on the couch enjoying a cartoon before bed. I believe they made most of their meals in the kitchen, which was a significant savings for a family of their size. When they checked out, the parents told me how it simply would not have been possible for them to take a vacation like this at a hotel. It moved me to know that I gave these parents and children something so precious. My mother probably would have had a bed & breakfast, but instead ran a small business to support my dad's dreams. Even still, she had a comfortable lounge, complete kitchen, full time cook, and little touches like scented candles so that clients felt at home. She hosts a Thanksgiving dinner for 40+ so that friends, family, friends of family, family of friends, etc can experience belonging and being part of something special. I inherited her love for hospitality, combined with my father's outgoing nature. I've had the good fortune to travel internationally a bit. I'm learning and eventually will be able to speak French, Spanish, Italian and perhaps some other languages. I want to be able to communicate with people globally in their own language, whether they are visiting me or I'm visiting them. I also deeply enjoy exploring the city in which I live. Even after living in LA for 30+ years, I was always learning something new and discovering special qualities. There is so much happening in San Francisco, one can be a "tourist" in this city and never get bored. There isn't enough time in the day to attend all the events and try all the restaurants, etc. I appreciate when my guests tell me about their SF adventures.
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