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Secluded Studio in Castro/Mission
Secluded Studio in Castro/Mission
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
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Welcome to our studio! This is a fully furnished retreat located two blocks from lively Castro Street and two blocks from amazing Dolores Park. The space is in the rear of a classic San Francisco Victorian house on the garden level.

The space

-Private entrance
-450 square-foot (40 square-meter) space looking onto garden. Sorry, no garden access.
-Queen bed, linens provided
-Living area including small sofa and a bistro table with chairs
-Small full kitchen with refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker/grinder, dishes, pots/pans, utensils... Let us know if you're missing something.
-Bathroom with shower, towels, shampoo, soap, and hair dryer provided. Warning: the bathroom doorway is quite low. Watch your head.
-Free fast wireless internet
-Television with Apple TV and free Netflix
-White noise machine (helps if you're a light sleeper)
-Iron and ironing board
-Small wall heater (no A/C, but rarely needed)
-Portable crib available on request
-No smoking or pets please

LOCATION (we think it's the best in the city)
Within a 1-minute walk:
-Laundromat/dry cleaners
-Small convenience grocery store
-Delicious casual Korean-fusion take-out restaurant
-Frances, one of the best fine-dining restaurants in the city (reserve early or show up and get lucky)

Within a 5-minute walk
-Central Castro Street including cafes/bars/restaurants/shops and the Castro Theater.
-Castro MUNI station (access to K,L,M,T subway lines, 10-minute ride to Union Square, downtown, and the Embarcadero)
-The historic F-line streetcar

Within a 10-minute walk:
-16th Street BART station
-Dolores Park!
-The heart of the Mission District shops, restaurants, and nightlife

Within a 30-minute walk:
-Golden Gate Park
-Buena Vista Park
-Divisadero Street shops and nightlife
-Hayes Valley neighborhood
-Alamo Square
-Top of Twin Peaks (if you're up for a challenge)

Street parking is restricted to 2-hours during weekdays on most streets in our neighborhood, including ours. Weekends are generally unlimited, but weekend afternoons can get busy.

Our family of four lives upstairs. We're here to help if you need anything. We keep the studio for guests only, so there isn't much personal clutter, just a few touches.

The studio is on the bottom floor of a wood-framed building. Our family's main living space is directly above the studio, so you will hear us: footsteps, dropped objects, muffled voices, music, etc. Our family is generally active from 6:30am to 10:00pm and occasionally during the night (the little ones are unpredictable). The hallway and doors just outside the studio are also used by the building occupants. Most of our past guests have noticed the noise but have told us that it didn't bother them. If you are particularly sensitive to sound or suspect that it might keep you from enjoying your stay, this may not be the right place for you. It's important for us to know you are comfortable as we go about our business above you. A white noise machine and individually wrapped ear plugs are provided in the studio.

Feel free to contact us with any questions.


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Wireless Internet

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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad
Security deposit is $500

Only confirmed guests allowed on premises. No parties please.

A.Noise and Conduct
1.Guests shall not make or allow any excessive noise in the unit nor permit any actions which will interfere with the rights, comforts or conveniences of residents.
2.Guests shall refrain from playing musical instruments, television sets, stereos, radios, and other devices at a volume which will disturb other persons.
3.Guests shall refrain from activities and conduct outside of the unit (sidewalk and other common areas) which is likely to annoy or disturb other persons.
4.Guests shall refrain from creating, or allowing to be created, any noise that is disturbing to other guests and residents between the hours of 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM

B.Cleanliness and trash
1.Guests shall keep the unit clean, sanitary and free from objectionable odors at all times.
2.Guests shall ensure that all papers and trash are places in the appropriate receptacles so that litter is not created in the guests accommodations.
3.Guests shall ensure that trash and other materials are not permitted to accumulate so as to cause a hazard or be in violation of any health, fire or safety ordinance or regulation.
4.SMOKING is not permitted anywhere on the property.
5.NO PETS are allowed

C.Safety and Security
1.Security is the responsibility of each guest. Owner /Agent assumes no responsibility or liability, unless otherwise provided by law, for guest's safety and security, or for injury or damage caused by the criminal acts of other persons.
2.Guests shall ensure that all doors are locked during the guest's absence. Guests must notify Owner/Agent if locks become inoperable.
3.Guests shall ensure that all appliances are turned off before departing from the premises.
4. NO parking is allowed in the building driveway.

Guests are responsible for any damage to the apartment that occurs during their stay.


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Geoffrey User Profile
November 2017
Location location location. Really couldn't be a better one. Great accomodations and communication from Todd & Amy. A cozy studio tucked away in a superb neighborhood, close to transportation anywhere. Comfy bed, fabulous kitchen with everything you need (and coffee and beers from the hosts, to boot), and a good, private bathroom. Easy to check in/out, secluded from the street, safe, and homey. There's noise, but that's no surprise if you read the description and reviews. Thanks to hosts the Cabinets! A lovely stay in the heart of SF.

Jim User Profile
October 2017
This place worked perfectly for us. It is close to the Castro, trolley and subway. There are lots of good restaurants nearby, groceries and a laundromat. The studio is spacious with great interior lighting. The way it is arranged with discreet areas for eating, sleeping, and sitting, it seems larger than it is. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you might need. There was some noise from overhead, as described in the write-up, particularly in the morning, but we did not find it to be a problem. Next time we are in the area we would hope to be able to stay here again.

Jack User Profile
October 2017
Easy access ,very comfortable and close to transportation. .Recommend without any reservations

Lisette User Profile
October 2017
Perfect spot for seeing the city and accessing all of the different neighbourhoods. Great space for one or two persons. Friendly and considerate hosts.

Sue User Profile
September 2017
Perfect spot for a couple or close family members. Easy walk to Muni, but Uber is very quick in San Fran, so we used it more often. The apartment stayed cool despite the record heat the weekend we visited the city. Todd was a gracious host, the apartment looks and functions exactly as shown. Wouldn't hesitate to rent again.

Jeanette User Profile
August 2017
Location was absolutely perfect! Restaurants were about 5-10 minute walks and if you needed to uber anywhere, the commute wasn't far at all! The place was absolutely lovely and communication was easy to reach!

Ben User Profile
April 2017
A comfortable basement studio with good natural light. The location is unbeatable: a lively neighborhood walkable to restaurants, parks, and public transportation. Hosts were relaxed and easy to communicate with, and provided a great map with descriptions of restaurants and shops nearby. Would definitely stay again on our next trip.

San Francisco, California, United StatesJoined in December 2011
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