- Room Type:Entire Apartment
- Max Guests:3
- Min Stay:3
- Pets Allowed:No
- dining area
- dvd player
- satellite / cable
- wireless internet
- washing machine
- clothes dryer
- linens provided
- coffee maker
- cooking utensils
- ice maker
- deck / patio
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- alternative lifestyle
- minimum age limit for renters
- horseback riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- hair dryer
- iron & board
- long-term renters welcome
Sun-Filled Garden Studio in Heart of the City
This peaceful and quiet hidden gem of a studio is perfectly situated in the heart of the city. We're located in the bustling Castro district only a five minute walk to Market and Castro -- a convenient and fast transportation hub with Muni under …
The Garden Studio provided my wife and I with very comfortable stay on 18th Street in the Castro, very near to my stepson and daughter-in-law's place. The listing description and photos were very accurate. The studio felt very secure, there is a locked street door and a second locked door on the studio itself.
The bed was very comfortable as were the two-seater sofa and leather chair. The studio was very clean and neat. Very welcoming little extras included a bottle of wine and bowl of nuts waiting for us when we arrived and the provided shampoo and conditioner in the bathroom. We won't hesitate to stay here on our next visit if the studio is available.
The location was perfect for us. It was a few blocks from the subway, a grocery store (they will drive you home if you don't have a car), a Walgreen drug store, and several restaurants. We ordered in one night from the Makli Chinese restaurant - fast delivery and delicious!
Overall, highly recommended.
My husband and I arrived to the Sun-Filled Garden studio when light was streaming in and illuminating the fascinating succulent garden out the sliding door. The rooms were spotless and appeared new. The furnishings and art added to the magical feeling of the place. There were amenities in the kitchen and bathroom. We slept soundly on the comfortable bed and sat out in the garden chairs for long periods. I never wanted to leave.
What you see is what you get but actually being there is all the better. Nestled on a quiet street just far enough from the bustle of the Castro but within easy walking distance of its colorful crossroads, Jan's impecably clean and delightfully furnished studio was a perfect place to fall back to at the end of the day. And with its quiet, private garden space just outside the sliding doors any time spent there was time well spent. The studio is located in the back of the house at ground level and is totally off-street, quiet and peaceful; both day and night. It's very safe and secure with a code lock entryway plus a door key. Also, we had a 2014 Ford Mustang for the week and never had a problem with free street parking or security. The studio came with all the amenities, and a nudge on the wall thermostat would heat the place up quickly - nice and toasty (we were there at Thanksgiving). We would recommend this property to friends, family and anyone seeking an extraordinary stay in one of the most exceptional neighborhoods in San Fran. Thank you Jan and Wandralee for your thoughtfulness and hospitality.
It was a great price and a great location -- out of the tourist hubub but still accessible to everything. I would stay here again!
Charming place in a great location. Should you be looking for a great accommodation near Castro book it! We enjoyed our stay very much and we will for sure come back :)
We stayed in this studio for a week and enjoyed every minute of it. The
Garden Studio was impeccably clean. The location for us was perfect, set in
a nice quiet neighborhood, with easy access to public transportation.
One caveat, you will have to climb up six streets to return home after your
days outings, but that's SF, hills are everywhere.
There are grocery stores and various restaurants nearby.
Every review describing that wonderful studio is exact. We will recommend
it without hesitation to people travelling to San Francisco.
Everything is set-up meticulously to make you stay unforgettable.
Many thanks for the bottle of wine which welcomed us on our arrival .
The apartment was awesome. It was beautiful, clean, comfortable and quiet. We had everything we needed for the week. It was great to eat our breakfast in the garden, so lovely! Also, the location was good for walking around or taking public transportation. We are two friends and we felt really safe walking around by day and by night. We really recommend this apartment!
We stayed in this studio for 5 days and it was awesome! It was so clean and comfortable with everything you need for a relaxing stay.The garden just outside your door was lovely full of flowers and greenery was a really nice to sit out with a glass of wine in the late afternoon.
Wandralie and Jan were wonderful and helped us so much with directions and things to do and see and were so friendly and welcoming.
The studio was really close to everything which made it Mega easy to get around the city.
We used the trolley down the street to go everywhere we needed,was a interesting way to get around and only a few dollars.
Having such a lovely place to stay certainly helps to make your holiday so much more enjoyable and its great to get a real feel for the city your in when your in a suburb rather than a hotel.
We would book this studio again in a heartbeat!!
Will recommend to friends going to San Fran as its so much better than any hotel you will find.
This is the first time we have used this site but it was just so easy we will certainly use it again in the future on our travels.
If your looking for home away from home book this studio you will be glad you did!!
The Garden studio is fabulous! Well located: quiet but just a few blocks from the action (restaurants, market, bars, stores) and a lot of public transportation options near by. We stayed there in August and everything was just like the pictures and the description on the website. Even better! The owners were helpfull and really nice. Little attentions made us welcome and eased our arrival. Even had shopping bags, umbrellas and different guides and maps of the city. Thank you again Jan and Wandralee!
The studio is spacious (we were two adults and a child), comfortable, bright and spotless. Having breakfast while looking at the beautiful garden was one of my favorite moment each day! Would definitely recommend the studio to a friend!
This rental is exceptional! We were able to get a glimpse, A snippet of Jen's creativity from the layout of the serene landscape...BEAUTIFUL- it was peaceful to come home to after a day in the city of business plus the Castro has nice restaurants and friendly people if you do not want to travel too far or the market down the hill which carries a good selection.
These ladies are welcoming ( love the wine) and responsive in providing any assistance needed.
Various methods of Public Transportation are conveniently close by. We look forward to returning.
Thank you Jen and Wandralee.
My husband and I stayed at the Garden Studio during our first ever visit to San Francisco, and found it to be comfortable, quiet, and scrupulously clean. It is very conveniently located close to the Market St. trolleys, as well as the Muni. We were able to access the entire city from there without bothering with a car. There is an excellent grocery a few blocks down the street which sells tasty prepared foods. Cooking facilities at the Studio are limited but adequate for vacationers. The owner was out of town during our stay but left us a nice bottle of wine as a welcoming present.
This studio is everything it says it is. The photos are very accurate and describe everything as it is. It is very clean and well kept and has everything you need. Even robes and slippers :) The owner is only a few steps or a phone call away for any help. The place is in a really good location except if you miss the bus to get home you must wait awhile for another one or head uphill with a steep walk. If your in good shape it will be no problem. Late at night the walk was pretty tiring tho after a day of sightseeing.
I highly recommend this studio and would stay here again on a future vacation to SF.
THANKS Jan for sharing your lovely studio. We had a fantastic first vacation to SF.
The apartment was even better than we expected. It presented extremely cleanly and all the neccessary kitchen utensils etc were on hand. It was really nice being able to enjoy the outlook to the garden and sit in the morning sun having a coffee. Jan was really helpful and a pleasure to deal with. The complimentary bottle of wine was also very nice. In the words of a famous man "I'll be back"
Can only give strong recommendation to our stay in San Fransisco. Quiet and confortable stay. We lived a private life in the appartment and never met the host which was a bit pitty. Unfortunately San Fransisco takes all your time so we could not enjoy the fully potential of spending some quiet time in the garden. Off you go in the morning and late comming back. When I go back to San Fransisco I will for sure look this up again.
The listing accurately describes this charming, very typical, San Francisco property. The roomy studio apartment is comfortable and cozy, and the private garden is a genuine delight. The owners are responsive and helpful. The apartment was ready on the date we arrived, along with a welcoming gift of wine, nuts, and fruit. The Castro district is one of the more colorful neighborhoods of San Francisco, with many shops and bistros. We bought passes for the Muni and used public transportation exclusively, which was amazingly easy and convenient, getting us everywhere we wanted to go. You can't go wrong with this excellent rental location.
I am so happy I booked this garden studio apartment during my stay in San Francisco. It was lovely...clean, quiet, and comfortable. The location was good and we were able to get around on foot or by bus. Jan is a friendly, helpful hostess and I hope to stay here again. I will highly recommend it to my friends.
The apartment was exactly as described and the photos were very accurate. The garden is a lovely sanctuary to enjoy after a long day in the city. It is within walking distance of the Mission, which was our focus for the first four days of our trip. I highly recommend getting your morning coffee at Philz down the street; they are extremely friendly and made the best coffee we tasted on the trip (sorry, Blue Bottle). Tartine and Craftsmen and Wolves for breakfast and Namu Gaji, Anchor Oyster Bar, Farina Pizza and Tartine for dinner. One evening we brought our dinner back to eat in the garden, and it was lovely. The kitchen was fine for our needs with a fridge, microwave and sink. Wine and sparkling juice were awaiting our arrival, which I found quite thoughtful since we had a ten year old with us. Public transportation was easy to use from this location-we did not need a car, and we travelled to all corners of the city. We highly recommend this apartment.
I have been staying in VRBO properties for years, and this was one of the BEST! Great studio, so clean and comfortable with tons of sun light and an amazing garden and sitting area outside. Located in a wonderful part of the city. So much to do and see. Easy access to shopping, resteraunts and public transportation. The owners were warm and personable, easy to work with and very accomidating. Will definately return in the furture!
Great little studio, great location (Castro) friendly host. I would recommend to any person looking for a quite place to rest and enjoy San Francisco.
I spend quite a bit of time travelling to San Francisco each year and have been searching for a place to return to each time. I finally found it! This studio was bright, airy and wonderfully situated in a quiet neighborhood, yet close to everything within easy walking distance (downhill!). The king size bed was extraordinarily comfortable and the view out into the garden was just gorgeous. Jan was very attentive to any questions we had without being intrusive at all. I will absolutely stay here again every time I return to San Francisco.
This garden studio apartment was great for me and my sister. The neighborhood was clean and the people very friendly. Excellent restaurants and shopping were nearby.
Our visit to San Francisco was enhanced by staying in this beautiful garden studio. It was so easy to get a hold of the owner, the location was perfect and the unit had instructions to easily navigate the electronics and wireless internet. The interiors were modern, clean and cozy and we felt right at home. One of the days we stayed in for a greater part of the morning and enjoyed the comfortable bed and backyard garden. One of the mornings we met the owner and she was so friendly and had great suggestions on where to go and eat. My partner and I will stay here again (hands down) when we visit SF in the future. Thank you again for making out visit to SF so wonderful!
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