• Accommodates
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Size
    450 ft²
  • Floor No.
  • Family/child friendly
  • Kitchen
  • TV
  • Pets allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
Property summary
Address: Cumberland St, 94114 San Francisco, United States
Property type: Apartment
Property ID: 6YCAXH4Z

This newly remodeled vacation rental is in a fabulous location in the heart of the Castro district of San Francisco. With high end furnishings, linens and amenities, this charming and cozy flat has new hardwood floors, updated bathroom and granite countertop and stainless steel appliances. Yes still retains some of it's original Victorian era details such as built in cabinets.

Walk to the best the Castro or Mission District has to offer Just a 5 min walk to Castro St, Dolores Park, or public transportation to much of SF's sightseeing. Many trendy, fantastic restaurants, bars and shops in the neighborhood. Being nestled on top of a hill makes for great city views from either end of the street. The house's entrance is landscaped with jasmine and flowers and there is easy street parking in front of the house, which is an anomaly in San Francisco.

You get all modern conveniences while retaining typical San Francisco Victorian charm. Sleeps 2 adults in Queen bed and has a reading chair plus a desk in the bedroom. (A portacrib and/or toddler bed available upon request). The living room has a loveseat and ottoman and is equipped with high def flat panel TV with premium cable and HBO, wireless and dsl broadband internet. There is an iPad loaded with San Francisco sightseeing information. Kitchen is equipped with cooking items as well as coffee maker, toaster, and microwave.

Perfect for business travelers, couples with or without small children, short-term corporate housing, and vacationers.

House rules

Please be considerate of neighbors, especially if the apartment above you has tenants.
The apartment is non-smoking. Please smoke outside in the front of the house.
Please turn off the main lights and heat when leaving the apartment.
Please run the fan while in/after the shower.
Pets allowed but owner must be notified prior to stay.

Check-in after: 4 PM
Check-in before: On arrangement
Check-out before: 11 AM
Cancellation Policy: Strict
Available for check–in
Reviews of this property
10 Excellent

A lovely apartment in a fantastic part of town, very comfortable with plenty of perks

August 2012

We stayed in the lower apartment during 2 weeks.
Amy is a very good guesthouse owner: she has always been very kind and flexible with us.

Although the sheets aren't planned to be changed after one week of stay, she anyway brought us new ones. 
She also proposed me to do my laundry in her wash machine and returned it to me well dried and folded at the end of the same day.
(Actually, I am quite sure that, at the time of my booking, in the amenities, it was stated that there was a washing machine).

For all this I am really thankful!

Moreover, in the apartment there was already almost everything people usually need to buy: oil, vinegar, salt, liquid and bar soaps, shower gel, shampoo, toilet paper, napkins, cotton buds, Kleenex tissues, ...

Unfortunately there was no vacuum cleaner, but Amy said I could use hers.
I didn't, because I felt I had already taken too much advantage of her availability.
Nevertheless I should have used it, because the carpets were full of hair.

The lower apartment has nonetheless two huge structural problems, which are unfortunately beyond immediate control of the friendly owners:

1/ it is NOT soundproofed at all. If unluckily there are people above you, on the apartment upstairs, you will ear their slightest movement, even if they try to remain respectful of the neighbourhood...
But you won't oblige them to keep still..
So, even though everyone deserves to spend relaxing and pleasant holidays, we had some very bad and short nights, especially at the end of our stay;

2/ there is a radiator for the whole apartment, so practically the bathroom is NOT heated, even if you keep its door permanently open. 
Be prepared to have a shower in a fresh room! 
Because of the temperature, after a warm shower there will always be full of steam, which can be evacuated only by a small ventilation (there is no window);

3/ on the apartment description, among the amenities, there is "gym".
We didn't seen any piece of equipment. 
The tiny table was very wobbly, due to the irregular floor and to the table's structure itself.  We had to find out how to fix it, in order to have a "stable" meal.

In spite of the material comfort and the nice service we had, I must leave a tepid review, because point 1/ is critical.

I think that the positive reviews have been left by people who didn't have any neighbours upstairs.
The point is that you could stay in the most beautiful place in the world, but, if you cannot have a decent rest and you must sleep even worse than at home, your holidays might turn into a nightmare.

For the good of the future lower apartment tenants, Amy and Jeff should do the necessary to make a soundproofing intervention soon.

NB: http://illegalvacationrentals.blogspot.com/

April 2012
10 Excellent

Apartment well located near all transportation! Castro Street at 200 meters! Apartment very clean! iPad with information about SF available. Recommend it very nice!

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March 2012
Reviews for this host's other properties
10 Excellent
Charming Room in the Castro!

Perfect place to stay in San Francisco! Very stylish furnished apartment, there were three there, the apartment was big enough for us. Equiped with very helpful information, and iPad!

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August 2013
10 Excellent
Charming Room in the Castro!

Perfect place for who wants to spend a few days in SF. A very quiet street in a lively district. The hosts are very welcoming and high quality services.

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August 2012
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