Castro Casbah: Luxury Garden Flat!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94114, United States
Andrew & Steph
Your host, Andrew & Steph
15 Reviews
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The Space

Our garden apartment has sun, comfort, privacy, charm, location and style. What more could you ask for?

To make your stay the best it can be we offer you:
* Quiet, safe & picturesque neighborhood
* Newly renovated sunny apartment in historic building with 10' ceilings
* California King size bed in bedroom
* 600+ thread count sheets
* Plush pillows, down comforters and Egyptian cotton towels
* Full Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances (stove, oven, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker+ grinder etc.)
* Dining room with dining room table and small desk area
* Living room with sofa bed and flat-screen TV, DVD player and stereo with iPod hook-up
* Garden patio with outdoor seating
* Free wireless Internet (WiFi) and telephone; printer and fax machine available upon request
* Location, Location, Location!
* Bus stops within 1-3 blocks of building (Buses (phone number hidden))
* Castro Station MUNI train stop four blocks away (MUNI lines K, L, M, S, T)
* Traditional Streetcar stop four blocks away (MUNI line F, runs along Market Street)
* Easy to/from San Francisco and Oakland Airports
* Street parking is easy to find and safe in our neighborhood

We, the owners, live just around the corner so rest easy knowing that all of your needs will be taken care of!

We look forward to making your stay here in San Francisco, The Castro and Noe Valley the absolute best it can possibly be.

Andrew & Steffi.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Weekly Price: $1365 /week
Monthly Price: $5500 /month
Cleaning Fee: $75
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • What a great place Andrew & Steph have in the Castro! My interactions were all with Andrew and every step of the way he made it easy, from the booking of the reservation, to the immediate text responses leading up to the stay, to picking up the key and parking the car in his garage, he was terrific. The apartment is comfortable and very nicely decorated, the towels in the bathroom are awesome. The neighborhood is exactly as described, it was one block from 18th St and all the restaurants, etc. they have there as well as Castro Blvd itself. Unfortunately the entire street is being torn up with construction, but every place was open so that's all that mattered. Terrific place - clean, comfortable with character plus outside space.

    May 2014
  • This is just great in every way. Charming host upstairs who is there if you need but not if you don't. Very clean modern private and comfortable. Charming yard, and superb location, quiet but just a stroll to the shops restaurants and life of Castro. To arrive jet lagged, be greeted with a beer in such a lovely clean place is just perfect, thank you both so much.
    Finally the parking which we were worried about was really easy with many 2hr spaces outside and all day free parking a couple of streets away.

    May 2014
  • Andrew and Steph's apartment is a gem. I was in San Francisco on business for 8 days and I had a lovely stay at their apartment. Everything you need is there (plenty of fresh towels, kitchen is fully equipped, ironing board etc). Everything else is in close proximity to the apartment because it's location is great - two blocks away from the lively Castro, yet the place itself is really tranquil. Andrew came to meet me the day I checked in and gave some helpful tips on the area. I would highly recommend this flat to anyone looking for a nicer alternative to the usual hotels in SF.

    March 2014
  • The Castro district is vibrant, colourful - and well-situated for getting around the rest of San Francisco (if you can tear yourself away from this delightful neighbourhood). Public transport makes getting around SF a breeze.

    The Castro somehow combines an exceptionally dynamic local vibe, with a sense of sanctuary that only the best, most civic-minded neighbourhoods can offer.

    In a street a mere stone's throw from one of the district's major thoroughfares, you'll find Steph and Andrew's gorgeous home. A large, secure, clean, beautifully-decorated haven, with everything you need, and more! Kitchen, bedroom, lounge, dining areas are all wonderful, and there's even a desk which is so handy!

    The garden setting is divine, and best enjoyed (weather permitting) with the lounge doors open. Two days in a row, while breakfasting, I saw a hummingbird in the garden. :)

    Steph and Andrew are exceptional hosts, and have made every effort to ensure that you have as much info and assistance as possible.

    Checking in and out couldn't be easier. Well, that's not entirely true. I found it difficult to leave, because I knew I'd miss this apartment and its beautiful environs. And I do.

    Huuuuuuge thanks to Andrew and Steph.

    Film buffs: take a stroll to 17th between Diamond & Eureka. That's where James Stewart's Scottie follows Madeleine in Vertigo! Also, do what I didn't do: allocate enough time to go see a film at the Castro theatre. They show some real (or should that be reel) classics.

    Another tip: bring quarters for the laundry facilities.

    November 2013
  • Acabamos de finalizar nuestra estancia de 3 semanas en el apartamento de Andrew y Steph, desde el principio nos hemos sentidos tratados como reyes por los anfitriones, que se han preocupado que en todo momento nos sintiéramos confortables, proporcionándonos todo lo necesario para una feliz estancia. El apartamento esta situado genial, cerca de muchos restaurantes y cafeterías, pero suficientemente apartados para poder relajarnos.el apartamento esta totalmente equipado y reúne unas condiciones óptimas para una etancia

    Muchas gracias a Andrew, Steph ,Ronja y Nico, por vuestra amabilidad


    October 2013
  • This space is incredible - well decorated, beautiful patio, great location, great kitchen. Very quiet. I actually live a few blocks away but rented for my mom's visit, and stayed here with her. Would recommend to friends visiting and will probably book again for family. Andrew came to say hello as well which was nice to meet the host!

    September 2013
  • Andrew and Steph are very kind and thorough hosts. Their check-in instructions and welcome book contained everything that we need for our stay. The apartment is perfect for a couple or two friends traveling: clean, well appointed, and spacious. We felt immediately at home. The location is PERFECT for exploring SF, you can be any where in the city in a short time via public transport or taxi. The garden is lovely during the day when it gets direct sunlight and the whole apartment is light filled and airy.

    Thank you to Steph and Andrew for sharing their property with us during our week stay!

    July 2013
  • This condo is perfectly situated in the Castro; close to public transit, restaurants, groceries, coffee shops, but far enough off the main street to be nice and peaceful. It is wonderfully furnished, includes all amenities, and has a perfect little garden to enjoy a nice glass of wine in. The hosts, Andrew and Steph, go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. The beautiful weather we had on our first trip to SF can only be topped by this beautiful condo and our gracious hosts.

    July 2013
  • Andrew and Steph were wonderful hosts! The home is beautiful, perfectly located in Castro, and had every amenity I needed. They really went above and beyond in terms of making us feel at home, making the check in process easy, and communicating well.

    Thanks for a great stay. I'll be back!

    June 2013
  • Our second experience with airbnb was once again great.
    Andrew and Steph are very pleasant hosts. They even waited for us although they wanted to go to a very important Giants game :-)
    The apartment was absolutely fully equipped and very clean. All the furniture and items were in great condition. With a little luck you will be visited by a little hummingbird on the patio :-)
    The list of recommendations for restaurants, transportation, shopping etc. was perfect.
    It was a very comfortable stay for ten days. We can highly recommend this apartment.
    Thanks a lot!

    November 2012
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Hi there :), we are Andrew & Steph! I, Andrew, am a carpenter / remodeler / property manager & I, Steffi, am a Scientist in Cancer Research. We met more than eight years ago here in San Francisco as roommates. And 4 years later we got married in her idyllic hometown in Southern Germany. The rest is history... :) We love traveling, foreign cultures, meeting people, music, cooking, nature, taking walks, Japanese food & Peet's coffee! And... we would love to share our enthusiasm for this beautiful city that we have been calling home for 15 (Andrew) and almost 7 years (Steffi) with you :)! Looking forward to meeting you some time, maybe soon? Andrew & Steph.
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