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Entire home/apt

2 guests


1 bed
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About this listing

**Please note: There will be construction occurring on the floor above the studio in July and August of 2017, so expect some additional noise and activity from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The studio space itself will not be impacted other than the noise. We have reduced the nightly price during this period. It's important to us that our guests are comfortable, so please consider this factor seriously before booking. Thank you.

The space

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.

-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
-Neighborhood cafe
-Small convenience grocery store
-Frances, one of the best restaurants in the city (reserve early or show up and get lucky)

Within a 5-minute walk
-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
-Central Castro Street including bars/restaurants/shops and the Castro Theater.

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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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: 60
Security Deposit: 500
Weekly Discount: 11%
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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

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.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

4 nights minimum stay

182 Reviews

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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!

Yuiko User Profile
July 2017
The room and Todd's kind personality are really good. The place is easy to access to the downtown by train/muni even for foreigners like us. The room was clean and tidy. We had no problem about the security as well. We hope to get back to SF and stay at the room again in the future. Thank you.

Paul User Profile
July 2017
We said in this studio for 7 nights, which was perfect for what we wanted. We saved a lot of money by staying here compared to hotels and even enjoyed a couple of home cooked meals. This place was well located by the metro and the tram lines which go straight to Fisherman's wharf. We bough a clipper card and where on and off all the transports easily as they were such close proximity. Todd happened to meet us on arrival and welcomed us in with local info and beer! Todd & Amy had also prepared a local map with pin points of places nearby such as supermarkets, restaurants etc Its true what the advert says you really can make a it a house a home. We will definitely recommend to anyone wanting to visit San Fran!

Richard User Profile
May 2017
The apartment was everything Todd and Amy described, and more. Super comfortable so perfect for our 8-day trip and very convenient with a vibrant neighborhood in the doorstep and very easy access to public transport. Meanwhile several park, neighborhoods and landmarks were minutes away by foot. Todd was able to meet us in check-in which we really appreciated and the advice he gave us (either pre-prepared or real time) was hugely appreciated. I can't recommend this place enough.

Elise User Profile
May 2017
I had a lovely stay at Amy & Todds studio. The studio is well-equiped as it has all the kitchen essentials and other stuff you need. The studio is ideally located, near Castro station. Very family friendly area, and sometimes it reminded me of Amsterdam a little :). Within 15 min you are downtown. The bed was really comfy! I felt a bit sick and even then it was really comfy! I would definately stay here again when I come to SF again! Thank you Amy and Todd!

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.

Giulia User Profile
April 2017
Todd's welcoming smile when we checked in was the best start for our San Fran experience, especially after 14 hrs flight trip! The studio is fully equipped, with a super comfy bed. I recommend this accomodation especially for its position, next to Castro Muni station. Don't miss out the map of the neighborhood provided by the host, full of interesting advices about places to visit and deli/restaurants where to stop.

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Languages: English, Español
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