Quiet Studio in the Heart of Castro

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Prosper Street, San Francisco, CA 94114, United States

Come live like a local and be guest in the sunniest and gayest neighborhood in SF!

Studio Apartment with Private Entrance
No cleaning fees
Full kitchen
Internet WI-FI
New HDTV with AppleTV & Blu-Ray/DVD/Netflix
Gated front garden
On a quiet street

The Space

Private, fully-furnished, non-smoking studio apartment with separate garden entrance. Located within a Victorian-style home on quiet one block street, yet surrounded by many restaurants, bars, and amenities. Full kitchen, plush queen-size bed, luxurious bathroom. Free high-speed wireless Internet via dedicated Apple AirPort Express (with connection to music player) and 38" HDTV with both Apple TV and Blu-Ray/DVD/Netflix player. Architectural details include crown-molded ceilings and four large windows. Nearly every light is on a dimmer.

Modern kitchen has refrigerator, gas stove, microwave, toaster oven, and coffee maker. Ample closet, drawer, and cabinet space throughout.

New, well-lit bathroom has walk-in shower, clean towels, hair dryer, and toiletries.

Lots of outlets, USB charging ports, and we provide a complimentary bottle of wine. We travel a frequently and incorporate our learnings into your stay.

Please note that no pets are allowed in the studio apartment. Thanks for your understanding.

The Neighborhood

With a walk-able neighborhood score of 100, this is a walker's paradise, offering a quick walk to dozens of restaurants, gay bars, shops, gyms, scenic Dolores Park, the public library, and the historic Castro movie theatre.

Bars/clubs within 3 blocks: Moby Dicks, Midnight Sun, The Cafe, 440 Castro, Q Bar, BEAUX, The Edge, Badlands, Toad Hall, Twin Peaks, Blackbird, The Pilsner, Churchill

It is a short walk to the Mission and Valencia Street corridor and to Noe Valley.

Getting around

Quick access to public transportation including the historic F-Market streetcar, MUNI Metro station (subway) and four bus lines, all within 2 blocks, with easy access to BART.

The 16th St Mission BART Station is located six blocks away (0.7 miles). BART can be used to get here from the airport for $8.60.

We recommend using public transit instead of driving. Unfortunately, we do not have a parking space for visitors and there are no public parking garages or lots nearby. Street parking is easiest at night and on weekends, but can be difficult during the day.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1195 /week
Security Deposit: $350
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Jose was fantastic-- he greeted me when I arrived and also popped his head out to say goodbye when I was on my way out.

    This place is in a fantastic neighborhood and safe street. I will definitely request to stay here again when I return to SF!

    April 2014
  • Our best airbnb experience - Jose's place is exactly the same as pictured, tidy and neat, you can find so much sophisticated touches all over the place: the medical kit, the off-beat tour guide books, and the pandas! We were surprised how generously the snacks, soda and wine were provided. It is located in the heart of Castro, very near from muni bus stop and metro station while so quiet. We definitely wouldn't think twice to stay at his place if travel to SF anytime in the future.

    April 2014
  • My best Airbnb experience so far - no lie. Jose is a gracious guest, even going so far as to show me around the neighborhood when I arrived. Highly recommended!

    April 2014
  • I chose to stay here this year while in town for an annual convention, since my stay last year was so exceptional. I am so glad I chose this amazing studio again. Top quality. All needed amenities. In a great cozy walkable neighborhood. In walking distance of any type of food and top-tier cuisine + shopping!

    With the proliferate availability of Uber to take you anywhere...why choose a hotel ever again?

    March 2014
  • I liked the space a lot but I did not have privacy there were people looking in the windows when I was showering and the hosts micro managed as far as having rules like no tv after 11pm I even have the list of house rules if you want to see them

    March 2014
    Response from José:

    Thanks for your feedback. We make every effort to make our guests comfortable and happy with their stay.

    The shower does not have a window, but instead has a glass block wall which lets in natural light. While it is translucent, it is not transparent and you cannot see any detailed images through it.

    The house rules are also posted with the listing. We only ask that there be no *loud* music, TV or parties after 11pm.

  • I had a wonderful stay at Jose's studio. Jose is a very attentive host who is always available to answer questions. I was in town for work and I arrived to a wonderful basket of goodies and drinks in the fridge. The studio is super clean, private and comfortable with a beautiful spa like bathroom and shower. If you happen to forget any toiletries, not to worry as you are sure to find what you need here, along with plenty of fluffy white towels. The neighborhood is vibrant with many places to eat and drink nearby. Overall, I give Jose and his studio 5 stars and would suggest it on your next trip to San Francisco!

    March 2014
  • Location, Location, Details? Sure, José's Studio is in the middle of all the actions in Castro and Mission and very quiet and safe to walk around at night and easy with transit (or just XUber it) ... But, I've never seen a host with such attention to details.

    José thought about everything that a guest might need.
    1) Free snacks and drinks (not just one or two as a gesture it was a basket and fridge full of them);
    2) Every cabinet doors label with its content;
    3) Wonderfully modern bathroom with a spacious shower (in which WE took full advantage on the Valentine's day :P);
    4) Umbrellas (you will need it in SF with interesting motifs:);
    5) A Safeway card that saved us $40 with our wine purchase there;
    6) A very very cool and easy way to get in and out of the apartment
    7) Top of the line toiletries (the same as I use as well as Four Seasons)
    8) Apple TV with Netflix (the list really goes on and on and I'm running out on words limit).

    We were lucky enough to meet José and his partner, they were as lovely as their apartment and more. Oh wait, they have the cutest little garden outside of the apartment just for your enjoyment with a blooming plum tree (is that what it is?) as a shade. Coming from Toronto in the middle of a horrid winter, where we had to dig ourselves out of snow everyday, to see only flower petals covering the ground was truly a dream.

    Thank you José! We would really love to be back and again thanks for having us!

    February 2014
  • My husband and I stayed 2 nights at Jose's studio. We never got to meet Jose due to our short stays over the week days. Despite of that, we liked his studio very much as it is located in a quiet street , very central and convenient location which has very good and easy access to public transportations. ( trams, subways and buses) .
    The apartment is very clean and we can tell Jose n Brian put their effort into every small details to the place to ensure their guests have a comfortable sta. ( eg: Fridge filled with various types of good quality sodas n beers (F.O.C!), varieties of snacks n even a bottle of red wine! ) We were most impressed with the "Gourmet "coffee powder which they have got ready in the apartment which we have never seen such gesture in any Airbnb with the price you pay for it! From the apartment setting, you can tell the host(s) have excellent taste and very quality oriented and yet they are very generous to share that with their guests. You can tell they rent out their studio because they have their full passions to host their guests which is rare to come by especially in airbnb. Overall, we are impressed and very happy with this studio apartment. We shall recommend this apartment or stay at this apartment if we ever visit San Francisco again.

    February 2014
  • Great private studio on a quiet street, great location, easy to get in and out, and the owners give you snacks and wine for your stay! Highly recommended.

    December 2013
  • I had a fantastic stay here. Jose and Brian thought of everything - from thoughtfully-labeled light switches to delightful snacks to a starter Clipper card, they were excellent hosts. I would definitely stay here again, thank you!

    November 2013
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