About This Listing
Come live like a local and be guest in the sunniest and gayest neighborhood in SF!
Studio Apartment with Private Entrance
Keurig coffee maker
HDTV with AppleTV/Netflix & Blu-Ray/DVD
Gated front garden
San Francisco Short-Term Residential Rental Registration Number (LISTED ABOVE)
“Possession of a San Francisco Short-Term Rental Registration Certificate certifies that the registration certificate holder has agreed to comply with the terms of the San Francisco Short-Term Residential Rental Ordinance (San Francisco Administrative Code Section 41A). This ordinance does not require an inspection of the unit by the City for potential building, housing, fire or other code violations.”
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. Keurig single-serving coffee brewing machine, a plush queen-size bed and a 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.
Note: there is NO Cable TV service.
Architectural details include crown-molded ceilings and four large windows. Nearly every light is on a dimmer.
Wet bar area has refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, and Keurig 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.
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.
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.
Smoking outside the house only, please dispose of your butts in the provided receptacle.
Please respect the neighbors and neighborhood. No parties. No loud music/TV after 11 PM.
In San Francisco, it is required by law that we help preserve the environment by recycling and composting. Please place recyclable glass, rigid plastic, and clean paper in the outdoor blue bin, and put any unwanted food in the green bucket under the sink or in the outdoor green bin.
No pets are allowed. Thanks for your understanding.
This was one of if not THE BEST experience I have ever had with airbnb. From the moment I booked, to when we arrived and even when we left, Jose made me feel more than welcome. Information about how to enter the apartment when we arrive was given a few days in advnace, so I had time to print out the details. He helped with suggestions of how to arrive via public transit as we were not planning on renting a car. We were told the price, the station to get off, how far it was to walk...all little, but very important details that just made our arrival smooth.
When we arrived......the apartment is EXACTLY like it is in the picture - super clean and surprisingly spacious. There is a table near the front door with some instructions about how to use the keycard for the door, suggestions of good eating venues, our host contact details if we needed him at all during our stay and there was even a welcome basket with wine and snacks!
The kitchen and bathrooms are incredibly clean, the bathroom very modern. I can't believe how fresh everything was!
Our host knocked on our door once we were settled just to make sure everything was good and to let us know he was available if we needed anything at all. The street was quiet and it was a very short walk to everything.
I have no hesitation in recommending this place to anyone wanting to stay in the Castro, or San Fran in general.
This is the second time we've stayed in Jose's apartment. It has been a great experience both times. The apartment is nice, very efficient and close to all our needs. Jose is a perfect host - helpful, friendly and accommodating. And his goodie bags are a nice, added treat. Highly recommended!
Tout était parfait!
La situation idéale, la propreté des lieux (les photos sont très représentatives) et surtout le charme fou de l'appartement.
Excellent compromis et surtout très pratique.
Nous y retournerons avec plaisir!
José était un super hôte même si on ne s'est vu que quelques minutes le soir de l'arrivée car il partait le lendemain en weekend.
Calme et cosy nous ne pouvons que recommander grandement cet appartement.
Merci pour tout!
Ideal location to discover SF.
The property and the charm of the appartment are the same as shown on the pics : very beautifull!
José was a very friendly host even if we saw him only few minutes the evening of our arrival and because he left for the weekend.
We will come back for another journey for sure!
We highly recommand this cosy place.
Thank you so much José, we spent a really good time in your place!
We've been at Jose's during May with my girlfriend. The apartment is as showed in pictures, it is modern decorated, very well equipped. It was very clean, comfortable and very well located. It is 3 min from tram and Castro centre, plenty of bars and restaurants, food markets, banks, everything you need. Castro neighborhood is very nice and the apartment is located in a very quiet street. Two people can be accommodated without any problem. The living room, bedroom and kitchen are integrated but with enough space for two. Jose is very kind and helpful, her attention was excellent. He helped us on some special needs that we have. It was very easy to contact him, he answered instantly our questions, both previous to rent and also during our stay. Additionally, Jose left snacks, wine and beverages in the fridge upon arrival. If we go to SF again, Jose's will be our first choice. We strongly recommend this appartment!
José and Brian's studio was exactly what I wanted, and a really wonderful alternative to staying in downtown hotels. All the little extras made it even better! It's very bright, quiet, and couldn't be more well located for doing anything in the Castro or Mission; also, it's a really short walk to the subway and surface public transit. Although we were out and busy most of the time, the guys were very welcoming; José came down on the first evening to make sure we had everything we needed. If, unlike me, you are new to San Francisco, they have in the apartment all kinds of maps, guides, and suggestions for your stay. I will definitely be looking to stay here again on my next trip down.
We loved our stay! The place was comfy, cute and convenient and the hosts made an effort to provide extra welcoming extras like snacks, good coffee and wine! All the appointments were first class. We will be back!!
Jose and Brian were fantastic hosts, no hassle getting the key and their place is well set up for anyone wanting to stay in the heart of SF. Close to everything we wanted and a beautiful quiet neighbourhood.
About the Host, José
I'm originally from Puerto Rico, attended college in Boston and moved to San Francisco 4 years ago. I'm a web developer and enjoy traveling to new places.