Castro Garden Penthouse - 2BR + 2BA

Apartment - Entire home/apt · 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114, United States

This is a beautiful home that is rarely available!
Enjoy it for Pride Weekend!

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This is a beautiful home that is rarely available!
Enjoy it for Pride Weekend!

The Space

* 2 Bedrooms and 2 FULL Bathrooms
* Queen pull-out couch with 3" foam topper
* Excellent Location - 2 Blocks from Castro and Dolores Park!
* Near Downtown, Moscone, Castro, Soma and the Sights
* Fireplace
* Chef's Kitchen
* Wonderful Traditional Victorian Details

Come stay in a charming two bedroom flat in San Francisco's hippest neighborhood. The Castro Penthouse is a very centrally located 1907 Victorian with 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and a large garden.

The apartment is relaxing and private and features a large garden, but just outside the doors the lively city awaits. The building is a great San Franciscan Victorian, VERY centrally located on 18th street 2 blocks down from Castro Street and 2 blocks up from Dolores Park. The hip Castro neighborhood is safe, friendly and full of restaurants, nightlife, interesting stores, and it even has it’s own 1920’s movie palace. There are stops for buses, Muni trains, cable cars and the BART (underground train system) all within blocks of the house. The Mission district is down the street and Noe Valley is just over the hill. It is a 3 block walk to the Castro corridor and an 8 block walk to the Valencia street restaurants, shops and nightlife.

The house has vintage flair, with 11' high ceilings, wainscoting, decorative painting details, and antique chandeliers and furniture. Two queen beds and a queen fold-out sofa with a 3 inch foam topper - sleeps up to 6 people. The master suite has a queen bed, large bay windows, and a walk-through closet leads to a huge bathroom with marble floors, a two-person shower, clawfoot tub and dual sinks. The second bedroom has large bay windows, a comfortable queen bed, and an armoire. The second full bath has a marble dual-head shower. The kitchen is large and open, with a 36" gas stove, dishwasher, and custom walnut cabinetry. We designed and stocked the kitchen with the serious chef in mind - you'll have all kinds of pots, pans, spices and implements at your command. The kitchen opens right into the sunny, garden-facing dining room. The living room has a comfy fold-out sofa, working gas fireplace, bay window, and overlooks the shared garden. There's high speed internet plus a 42" TV for watching movies (no cable), Please note that this is on the third floor so there are stairs to climb. Please also note that while we love hosting families and groups of friends, this house is not intended as a 'party' place, and there is firm maximum of 6 overnight guests, and 12 daytime guests and visitors.

Amenities include:
*Private use of the entire apartment
*Large Garden
*Wireless Internet
*Full Kitchen with dishwasher
*In-house laundry
*2 blocks from Dolores Park
*2 blocks from Castro Street

Please note that the house decor has changed a little since the Airbnb pictures were taken.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $150
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • One of the most beautiful places I've seen! Someone put a lot of thought into every detail. Our son recently moved to San Francisco and we joined him and our two daughters to celebrate Christmas as a family. Castro Gardens was a perfect place for us to stay. The apartment is beautifully decorated, comfortable, a great location and it felt like home. Parking can be a challenge, but can be found within 2 -3 blocks. Sara and Jordan were great!

    December 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 7 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    December 2013
  • Our experience at the Castro Garden Penthouse was fantastic. Clean and comfortable, cozy and warm - with amazing beds and a beautiful garden to boot. One of my favorite listings I've stayed at on Airbnb.

    December 2013
  • The house was amazing. Location convenient to public transit & amenities. All I could hope for.. yet, there was more! Sara & Jordan were in contact multiple times before arrival. Passing along information on parking, entry, use/location of heaters & neighborhood. Truly felt our happiness was of utmost concern. I've had no negative experiences w/AirBnB.. but this was possibly the most positive. Thank you!!

    December 2013
  • A lovely quite and clean flat with many ammenities.
    Wonderful well equiped kitchen. Luxurious master suite.
    We found it to be very convienant locale for enjoying the city.
    Family of 6 had plenty of room and privacy.

    December 2013
  • Really happy about my experience at Loft and Garden Properties. My family stayed here for Thanksgiving, and we really enjoyed cooking in the chef kitchen. Also, special thank you to the host Sara. When we first arrive on Thanksgiving eve, the internet on one side of the apartment wasn't working. I called Sara, and despite the holiday, she was able to call someone to get the internet working. Thank you again!

    November 2013
  • This is an amazing property in a great location. The house was immaculate and had every amenity we could need. The owners were attentive and communicative. Would go back in a heartbeat!

    November 2013
  • The property and neighborhood were perfect for our family stay in SF. I cannot recommend Loft and Garden Properties high enough relative to all others we have experienced. Great job!!

    November 2013
  • Appartement idéalement situé....
    Chaleureux, accueillant, on se sent immédiatement à l'aise.
    Nous le recommandons chaleureusement.

    November 2013
  • Amazing place. The crown molding, the location, the backyard, etc
    Would stay here in a heartbeat again

    October 2013
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I love people... truly I adore meeting people, hearing about their lives, and making a difference for others. Being able to provide clean, lovely and stylish homes to guests is deeply fulfilling to me. It is an honor to have the opportunity to be hospitable. Even if most of my communication is with the individual reserving the home, I know that I am taking care of them so that they may take care of the other members in their group - whether that is three generations of a family or a group of friends or a team of coworkers. I live in San Francisco and offer a whole home to guests that I also own. In addition, I help some dear friends and family by providing guest services for homes that they own. I have always been passionate about providing wonderful customer service - even when I was a babysitter or worked in retail as a teenager. The home owners I help appreciate my passion and want people who stay in their homes to feel cared for and loved by me. All of my activities - such as responding swiftly to questions, fulfilling special requests, and providing neighborhood information to guests - are intended create a positive experience. For clarification, taking care of guests is at times a team effort. So you may read reviews that mention other people's names who are (or have been) part of my excellent team. Being able to provide a whole home - not just beds, but a kitchen and communal living space - especially inspires me. Recently, parents with their 5 young children stayed at one of my homes. I came by to drop off some extra items and got to watch the father play with the baby and see the other kids in their footie pjs piled up on the couch enjoying a cartoon before bed. I believe they made most of their meals in the kitchen, which was a significant savings for a family of their size. When they checked out, the parents told me how it simply would not have been possible for them to take a vacation like this at a hotel. It moved me to know that I gave these parents and children something so precious. My mother probably would have had a bed & breakfast, but instead ran a small business to support my dad's dreams. Even still, she had a comfortable lounge, complete kitchen, full time cook, and little touches like scented candles so that clients felt at home. She hosts a Thanksgiving dinner for 40+ so that friends, family, friends of family, family of friends, etc can experience belonging and being part of something special. I inherited her love for hospitality, combined with my father's outgoing nature. I've had the good fortune to travel internationally a bit. I'm learning and eventually will be able to speak French, Spanish, Italian and perhaps some other languages. I want to be able to communicate with people globally in their own language, whether they are visiting me or I'm visiting them. I also deeply enjoy exploring the city in which I live. Even after living in LA for 30+ years, I was always learning something new and discovering special qualities. There is so much happening in San Francisco, one can be a "tourist" in this city and never get bored. There isn't enough time in the day to attend all the events and try all the restaurants, etc. I appreciate when my guests tell me about their SF adventures.
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