About this listing
MY CALENDAR IS THE MOST UP TO DATE!!! SO please DO NOT need to send me any inquiries before booking! Just go ahead to book your dates if you see your requested dates are still available on my calendar! Or Don't otherwise! INQUIRIES ARE NOT NECESSARY! (even tho AIRBNB suggests you to contact the owner to confirm the availability, but it's NOT NECESSARY! Only will delay your booking!) Also when you see the average daily price Airbnb gives you is higher than the price on my calendar, is because Airbnb adds their booking fees and my one time cleaning fee of $75 on top of my calendar price. Thank you! Looking forward to your booking!
Beautifully Remodeled Furnished Top Floor Studio
This elegant studio apartment is beautifully remodeled and furnished, on top floor of a 3 stories historical building, light and airy with city views and located in the heart of Nob Hill right next to Grace Cathedral, Chinatown, Downtown, Union Square, Russian Hill and North Beach. Also walking distance to the famous Curvy street(Lombard street) and the waterfront such as Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf. Enjoy beautiful days out on the shared roof deck with panoramic Golden Gate Bridge and city views, or take the cable car on California Street which is only one block away, or stroll on down to all of the charms, shops and restaurants of Polk Street. Convenient public transportation options as well. No pets and no smoking, please.
$140/night(except holidays and special events with special rates, also sometimes I give discounted rates for certain dates, please check my calendar for exact price). Check my calendar for availability(100% accurate). $300 refundable security deposit + $75 cleaning fees will apply as well via airbnb at the time of your booking.
**P.S: You can check in anytime after 2pm, doesn't matter how late of the night. You can drop off your luggage at the apartment between 11am and 2pm while the housekeeper cleans the apartment if you arrive early. Late check out is usually not possible, due to the next arriving guest, and the cleaning is needed.
***P.S: I have replaced all the windows with double paned glass for better sound proofing and insulation. This should cut down a lot of the city noise. - Jan 2012
***P.S: I have replaced a very nice comfortable brand new Queen size bed. Thanks for everyone's review and comments.***
***P.S: In terms of parking: street parking is almost impossible if you come back at night and try to park. If you come back early evening, you might be lucky to find a free parking spot on the street, but please don't forget to read the street sign for the time and day of the street cleaning, so you might have to move your car to other spot early the next morning. Alternative solution: there are a several public parking garage within 2~3 blocks from my building, it costs about $10~$30 per night. Or better yet, you don't even need a car to stay at my studio. You can walk to alot of places from my studio and it's a lot of fun and exercise. You also can take public transportations or taxi in the city. From the airport, you can take BART to my apartment, I will give you the details if you need. Hope this information helps.
- Studio Size: Hotel room size + a Kitchen
- Hardwood floors & Fresh paint
- Bay Windows
- Updated Modern Kitchen with Stainless Gas Stove / Oven & Granite Countertop
- Basic Kitchen Equipments
- Remodeled bathroom with Clawfoot Tub/Shower
- DVD player
- Coin Operated Washer / Dryer: in building
- Bed sizes: 1 Brand New Queen sized bed with freshly washed linens and towels
- Unit accommodates: 1, max 2
- Large mirror closet
- Iron and Iron board
- Hair dryer
- Views: Top of the Grace Cathedral and City from the studio
& The whole Bay from the Roof Deck.
o Plasma TV with Satellite
o Wireless Internet
o Roof Deck with BBQ and Views
Will send to you within 2 weeks of your arrival.
Disappointing. Unfortunately, despite a lovely owner who obviously takes great care in welcoming and informing guests on their arrival. The apartment was very tired and overwhelmed by a strong musk smell. Limited or no wifi and very noisy (due to traffic and the close proximity to one of the SF fire stations). Neighbouring flat residents were lovely unlike other reviews made. All in all good value for money, good proximity to access transport/restaurants/shops, friendly owners who just need to give the apartment a little more TLC.
Chris, Sorry to hear that. We have removed that wool rug and replaced it with a new one. Now the smell is gone. We dont know why the real wool rug gives some kind of smell like that. We apologize for that. Also called comcast for an upgraded internet service, now the wifi is fast and stable. This is city living, street noisy is common and unavoidable, especially on weekends. We already have installed double paned windows to reduce sound and noise, but can not be eliminated all together.
The studio was great! The location is central to all you might want to do in SF! The bed was great (but I do enjoy a firm bed) and the kitchen was excellent! It was oddly warm and humid while we visited so we would have loved an extra fan to pull in the outside air. I would recommend this studio to anyone looking for a great location in the city and an excellent host!
Audrey, thanks for you kind review. Yes, I know, SF gets hot only maybe 1 week out of a year. You were lucky! Did you turn on the ceiling fan, and open the windows? It usually helps right away. The temperature usually cools down at night anyways. I am glad that you had enjoyed your stay! Cheers!
Jin's Studio was in an ideal location in Nob Hill. The neighborhood was great, and the proximity to Trader Joes enabled one quick trip to stock the kitchen for my stay. Jin's directions were very thorough, check-in and out was easy and worry free. I would definitely book this studio again next time I am in SF.
This was our first airbnb experience and it was perfect from the easy and efficient check in process to the incredibly located studio apartment. The place is exactly as photos indicate with a great roof top area looking to the Golden Gate Bridge. We found it spotlessly clean and well fitted out. The lift made access easy and a bus stop across the road was a grateful reprieve from the SF hills on a lazy day. Nob Hill is a beautiful area. We would recommend it for couples who enjoy being able to cook a meal and relax with breakfast at your own pace. Thank you Jin.
Thank you so much Marg for your kind review. We figured out the smell was from the big real wool floor rug. My husband says the real wool gives some kind of smell sometimes.I dont know why. But we removed it, and replaced it with a different one with no smell at all. Called comcast to stabilized the internet signal. Now everything is perfect in the apartment. If you ever come back visit, just drop me a line. Cheers, Jin
Jin communicated very well, with some very clear instructions - all very helpful. The flat is very nice, comfortable and in a good area.
Unfortunately the downstairs neighbours are clearly very sensitive to noise, which rather ruined our stay there.
The host was very responsive with information. The location and roof top deck with wonderful. I loved having the compact, efficient kitchen too. My only complaint is that the apartment had a very unpleasant odor despite the fact that it had been cleaned. The cleaning service was just completing when we arrived. The odor, very apparant in the entrance hall, made it difficult to be comfortable and sleeping was (website hidden) partner thinks the odor was concentrated in the carpet under the bed. We opened windows and ran the fan, but the smell dissipated only a bit.
Linda, I am so sorry for what you discovered. I have no idea where the odor came from? I wish you could have called me as soon as you checked in, so I could have come right over to check it out. I am out of town right now, will be back in a few day. I will go check it out as soon as I return. Will give you an update later. Hope all is well. Jin
Jin Yu sent over information about the neighbourhood before our stay, which was really helpful. The studio was in a pretty good location, although it was very noisy at night time. The flat was clean and tidy but there was a bad smell throughout - like cat litter - which permeated through all our clothes.
Beth, Sorry about the smell of the apartment. Finally we figured out it was from the big wool floor rug. I guess but dont know why the real wool rug gives smell like that. Its an expensive rug, because we wanted to put a nice real wool rug. But anyway, sorry for that. We have removed that rug and replace with a different one with no smell at all.